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Harvard law professor concludes the only true national emergency is Donald Trump

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During a panel discussion on MSNBC, activist, lawyer and Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig explained why the true national emergency facing the United States is not the immigrants on the border but the president himself.

Lessig explained that President Donald Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency to score his border wall isn’t Constitutionally possible.

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“The question is, under these statutes whether had could create enough uncertainty to be able to dislodge the presumption, the very strong presumption, that building a wall on the border requires an act by Congress, which he’s just not going to get,” Lessig said.

The more significant problem, he said, was that Trump is using language that has “no connection to reality” when it comes to immigration.

“He says we have a national crisis, a national security crisis,” he continued. “A national emergency. I agree we have a national emergency, but the emergency is this president. The emergency is the fact we don’t have an executive who’s exercising his power in a responsible way. So, if he calls this national security, and he invokes the powers that have been granted under these statutes according to national security then there has to be a process to check him, and that process takes time.”

While Lessig doubts Trump has the Constitutional authority to make a move like that, it will put Congress, notably Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in an awkward position.

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Internet rains hell on Trump for comparing his impeachment to a ‘lynching’: ‘How dare you’

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump furiously took time Twitter, blasting the effort to impeach him over the Ukraine scandal as a "lynching" and threatening that a future Republican Congress will cook up charges against a Democratic president.

Trump's outburst did not impress many commenters on social media, who quickly dogpiled him in criticism and mockery:

You are seriously comparing your impeachment to hate crimes against African-Americans?

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Corrupt Ukraine oligarch has enlisted Trump allies to help with defense

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A Ukrainian oligarch fighting extradition to the U.S. has aligned his legal strategy to match President Donald Trump's, and even hired two attorneys associated with the president and Rudy Giuliani.

Dmytro Firtash is wanted in the United States on bribery and related charges, and he hired pro-Trump attorneys Joseph DiGenova and Victoria Toensing to help paint his prosecution as part of a global conspiracy involving Joe Biden, reported the Wall Street Journal.

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Entire staff in Trump’s chaotic White House ‘on thin ice’: NYT’s Haberman

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day," New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman addressed Donald Trump's threat to "terminate" the Times and revealed that White House aides are under the gun as the president's impeachment grows nearer.

Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, Haberman a was asked about Trump's Monday threat to terminate the New York Times -- believed to mean the White House would be canceling its subscription -- and deadpanned that the venerable newspaper would probably survive the economic hit.

Host Camerota then asked about the status of embattled acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney who suffered a rough week after a disastrous press conference appearance and an equally disastrous Fox News interview.

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