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Why is Trump declaring himself chief law enforcement officer of the US?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjMOs1jHXJw

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And when has any president declared this position as chief law enforcement officer, when that's not part of a president's job description?

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  • 1 month ago

    Because he is by the constitution act 0F 1789. Law enforcement is an Executive Branch power as stated in the Constitution. That's why everyone in the DOJ reports to him.

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  • 1 month ago

    The Office of the President IS OVER THE DOJ..... Man.... RU DUMB!!

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  • 1 month ago

    Article II Section 3 of the Constitution says that the president “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”:

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    • out2lunch4now2
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      1 month agoReport

      ., how many Attorneys General do you think had any law enforcement training?  HINT:  not even a handful.   They have all been bureaucrats nominated by the President and approved by the Senate.

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  • Bill
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    1 month ago

    You're a halfwit with a big mouth. Learn the powers of the president. 

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    • Ray S
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      1 month agoReport

      @ . Lv 5 ... Can't you see that Trump's dictatorship is in the process of  being set up? ...Trump says he has the right to do whatever he wants. And, congressional Republicans are backing him up on that. And, A.G. Barr is his fixer, his Roy Cohen. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You are correct.  And the Attorney General's website proves it.

    https://www.justice.gov/ag/about-office

    "The Judiciary Act of 1789 created the Office of the Attorney General which evolved over the years into the head of the Department of Justice and CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER of the Federal Government."

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    • James
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      1 month agoReport

      Good question.  Why not start a new question?  This one is about Trump's delusions of grandeur.

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  • 1 month ago

    Because that's one of the things he is. This is something every American learns in middle school.

    The president is the head of the executive branch, the principal function of which is to carry out the law.

  • 1 month ago

    President Trump didn't declare himself that. That is the purpose of the executive branch as per article II of the US constitution.

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    • But where does the constitution mention the AG, how he is elected, and who he reports to?.......It is a very simple question you keep dodging.

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  • 1 month ago

    President Trump is the head of government and the head of state for the USA.  The Attorney General works > for < the President.  I am sorry you have such difficulty understanding that.

  • 1 month ago

    um....... that's kinda the role of the Executive Branch as envisioned by our Founders...

    ....but then again, ignorance of our Constitutional principles and how they operate in real life are pretty much a requirement for that certain special brand of politics today.... isn't it?

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  • 1 month ago

    Actually it is. Enforcing the law is the role of the executive branch. Which he heads.

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    • James
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      1 month agoReport

      The words "CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER" are right on the Attorney General's website.   They are not on the President's website.  You're still wrong.  And you're still hand waving.

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