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‘How will this defeat ISIS?’: Internet explodes in outrage after Trump announces ‘unlawful’ military strikes in Syria

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Moments after President Donald Trump announced to the nation that he intends to issue military strikes on Syria in retaliation for chemical attacks allegedly taken by their President Bashar al-Assad, Twitter exploded in outrage as bombs began to fall in Damascus at the decision to instill more violence in the war-torn region.

“It’s unbelievable this man is ordering air strikes yet I have zero doubt that he could not place Syria on a map,” The Intercept’s Charlotte Greensit tweeted.

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“Yesterday I reminded [Defense Secretary Jim] Mattis that, in Iraq, he gave us a clear mission and told us what we needed to accomplish to go home,” Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) tweeted. “Then I asked about Syria, and he said the troops can go home when they defeat ISIS. So what part of that strategy is this?”

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Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), meanwhile, noted that in 2013, he remarked to President Barack Obama that the constitution “requires congressional authorization for use of military forces in Syria.”

Trump’s “actions tonight appear to be unlawful if not unconstitutional,” the congressman said.

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Trump’s is appealing to an electorate that is ‘dissolving before his eyes’: columnist

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Writing in The Atlantic this Thursday, Ronald Brownstein says that Donald Trump is running for reelection for an America that "no longer exists."

"Trump in recent weeks has repeatedly reprised two of Richard Nixon’s most memorable rallying cries, promising to deliver 'law and order' for the 'silent majority,'" Brownstein writes. "But in almost every meaningful way, America today is a radically different country than it was when Nixon rode those arguments to win the presidency in 1968 amid widespread anti-war protests, massive civil unrest following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., white flight from major cities, and rising crime rates. Trump’s attempt to emulate that strategy may only prove how much the country has changed since it succeeded."

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Trump is a friendless ‘psychopath’ who now sees Kavanaugh and Gorsuch as enemies: Art of the Deal ghostwriter

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Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, who were nominated by Donald Trump, voted with the majority on Thursday against the president. Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter behind “Trump: The Art of the Deal,” says that the president now views the two Supreme Court justices as his enemies.

“The psychopathy is why he does what he does,” Schwartz told CNN. “He has no conscience and so breaking the law for him is no big deal.”

The Supreme Court rejected claims by Trump's attorneys that the president enjoyed absolute immunity, but the rulings may still allow him to keep his financial records secret until after the November election.

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‘Trump may well face charges’ after Supreme Court gave prosecutors access to financial records: Legal experts

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President Donald Trump could potentially face charges after the Supreme Court dealt him a loss in Trump v. Vance .

The ruling gives Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. the go-ahead to subpoena Trump’s accounting firm as part of his investigation into possible tax crimes involving hush money payments to his mistresses, according to attorneys Norm Eisen and Bassetti in Just Security.

"Trump has significant state law criminal exposure in connection with his hush money payments (for which his fixer Michael Cohen has already gone to jail on federal charges) — and more," the pair wrote. "Trump cannot pardon himself for state law offenses on his way out the door. And the Justice Department’s position that a sitting president cannot be indicted does not bind New York state authorities."

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