(National Sentinel)Â ExecutiveÂ power:Â Politicos, lawyers and even the husband of a current close advisor to President Donald J. Trump do not believe he helped himself very much with some early morning tweets regarding a pair of executive orders he issued months ago that were eventually blocked by Left-wing judges in hand-picked federal courts.
But a close analysis of what the president was actually saying reveals that not only is he right, but his interpretation of his intent in issuing the orders was both legal and within his authority as head of the Executive Branch.
Last week, in case you missed it, the Justice Department petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to expedite its review of the White Houseâ€™s appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down one of Trumpâ€™s executive orders banning travel to the U.S. from a handful of countries known to be hotbeds of terrorist activities. In a rare move, the high court agreed to do so.
As reported by The National Sentinel, the expedited review could â€” could â€” result in a decision regarding the ban before the justices recess for the summer, usually sometime after this month.
In support of that process, Trump tweeted some criticism aimed at the Justice Department early Monday morning, claiming that the DoJ should have filed to fight for his original order, which was indeed a â€œtravel ban,â€ as he stated, not the â€œwatered down, politically correct versionâ€ embodied in his second order:
â€œPeople, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!â€ the president tweeted.
In a follow-up tweet, he added: â€œThe Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.â€
Finally, he tweeted: â€œThe Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court â€“ & seek much tougher version!â€
Trumpâ€™s tweets very likely reflect not only his legitimate frustration with federal courts dictating national security and foreign policy to the White House, which the Judicial Branch has no authority to do, but also because as our ally Britain continues to suffer successive terrorist attacks, he is concerned that the United States could be next given his inability to prevent potential terrorists from getting into the country via failed countries like Syria that have no effective infrastructure left to pre-vet anyone. (RELATED: Mainstream media COMPLICIT in excusing global terrorism as London suffers deadly ISIS-linked attack: 7 dead, 49 hospitalized)
Over the weekend after the latest attack in Britain, Trump renewed his call for the federal courts to approve his revised executive order, The Hill reported.
â€œWe need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!â€ he said.
In the filing, DoJ and other administration officials did not accept Trumpâ€™s characterization of his order as a travel ban, saying instead that it was a system of extreme vetting that he attempted to implement as a way of keeping the country safe.
One of Trumpâ€™s critics was the husband of advisor Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, an attorney who was once a leading contender for the DoJâ€™s Civil Rights division but took himself out of consideration. As reported by The Daily Caller, he indicated in a tweet of his own that the president was somehow tainting the Supreme Courtâ€™s decision against the administration.
â€œThese tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly wonâ€™t help [The Office of the Solicitor General] get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Sad.â€
He later tweeted that he is a major Trump supporter and backer of the presidentâ€™s executive orders.
But what does the relevant statute say? Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 states: â€œWhenever the President finds that the entry ofÂ any aliens or of anyÂ class of aliensÂ into the United StatesÂ would be detrimental to theÂ interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for suchÂ period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens orÂ any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on theÂ entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriateÂ [emphasis added].â€
Thatâ€™s just about as clear as it gets: The president has the constitutional authority to issue a travel banÂ on whoever he chooses, even if it applies to â€œan entire classâ€ of people. So why shouldnâ€™t he expect SCOTUS to decide on that right alone?
This article originally appeared at Trump.news.