Throughout his presidential career, Barack Obama exploited his power and manipulated his position as a means of control.
Under Obama, the executive branch became an ineffective section of the government, as it was run solely by politicians who sought power—not peace.
Now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions wishes to change all that—and he has a plan.
Sessions, along with the Department of Justice, is ending the “executive branch legal activism” of the former administration.
Sessions also wishes to fight uncooperative liberal judges whose bias against President Trump prevents real change from happening in this country.
“I think the department did become too political” under President Barack Obama, Sessions said. “Essentially, it was executive branch legal activism. They would take cases or regulations or statutes and expand or redefine the meaning of words in them to advance the agenda that they thought ought to be advanced — an agenda that often had zero chance of passing Congress, where the elected representatives sit.
“So you have an agenda, and you can’t get Congress to pass it, so you use unelected regulatory officials and lawyers to draft regulations and enforcement policies that carry out a political agenda that the people don’t favor.
“And I think that was a factor in this past [presidential] election, and it was an issue that was known to a lot of business and legal experts. They saw this as a dangerous trend.”
The Attorney General believes the quintessential example of “executive branch legal activism” was the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals—a topic of controversy in recent news.
Sessions also cited liberally-charged federal judges as a major problem in the current judicial system.
Sessions singled out President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — which expires March 5 — as a primary example of “executive branch legal activism.” And he excoriated the courts for preventing President Donald Trump for withdrawing Obama’s policy.
“[President Obama] said repeatedly that it was not legal, he couldn’t do it. Congress had took up an issue and it failed to pass. So they just did it anyway.
“But now when we tried … to withdraw the DACA policy … we’ve been sued and judges have stopped simple withdrawal of the policy.”
He noted that the “biggest surprise” of his tenure as Attorney General “has been the plethora of [cases] in which a single sitting federal judge — one federal judge out of 600 some-odd — for insubstantial reasons, issues an injunction that bars the executive branch of the government from protecting people, and from being able to fulfill the function for which the chief executive was elected to fulfill.”
The executive branch, Sessions said, could not act as a “coequal” branch of government if it had to “gain approval of every one of 600 federal judges to carry out the policies [the President] was elected to do.”
There is no doubt that former President Barack Obama got away with much during his tenure as commander-in-chief.
While the media presents this picture of Obama as a saint, the reality of the situation is that President Trump has spent much of his time as President cleaning up Obama’s messes—and ending Democratic corruption along with the help of the Attorney General.
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