Constitutionally the President Can’t Make “Executive Agreements” with Other Countries

Pres. Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached a preliminary agreement to “denuclearize the Korean peninsula” during a historic summit in Singapore. But pundits and talking heads have missed a crucial fact in the midst of all the analysis. The president cannot constitutionally make any kind of legally-binding agreement without the advice and consent of the Senate.

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The President and Obstruction of Justice (Again)

In the New York Times, Saikrishna Prakash and John Yoo: Don’t Prosecute Trump. Impeach Him. As to prosecution, they argue: The Constitution imposes on the president the duty to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” which vests the authority to oversee all federal law enforcement. As Alexander Hamilton observed in Federalist 70, “good government”…

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