Trump Parrots Fox and Friends Again, Promises Illegal Intervention in Military Trial

Trump Parrots Fox and Friends Again, Promises Illegal Intervention in Military Trial December 18, 2018

As has happened so many times, Trump sat and watched Fox and Friends and immediately promised to do something he has no authority to do. They did a story Sunday morning about a Green Beret charged with murder by the Army and two and a half hours later, he tweeted out that he’d be “reviewing” the case because the man is a “military hero.”

And once again he shows that he has absolutely no understanding of separation of powers or judicial independence. The Associated Press correctly noted, “Any review or intervention by Trump could constitute unlawful command influence and could threaten the case against the former Green Beret.” The commando faces a court martial and the president should not be intervening in any such proceeding. The military has its own justice system. The accused will get all the rights promised in the Constitution during his trial, as he should. The president should stay the hell out of it.

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