Monday, May 15, 2017

Drumpski and a Pre-Emptive Nuke Strike. How It Gets Done

So the President can hire and fire whoever he wants, according to Nicki Haley. That does not bother me too much. BUT

Can the President launch a pre-emptive nuke strike without consulting anyone, "because then it would not be a secret?"

This worries me a lot. I think Congress needs to pass a law that says doing so would be an automatic impeachment and removal from office, just to give him a heads up.
Otherwise the S.O.B. may do just that. Because nobody on June 21, 1788, wrote it in that he couldn't.
if the other half of the nuke codes are in the hands of the Secretary of Defense, then I would not put it past Trump to appoint a "Yes" man to that post.

The Cabinet of the United States is an executive organ of the U.S. Government that normally acts as an advisory body to the President of the United States. It is composed of the most senior appointed officers of the executive branch of the U.S. Government serving under the President. Among those are the Vice President and the heads of the federal executive departments, all of whom are by federal law (3 U.S.C. § 19) in the line of succession to the President and have duties under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. Members of the Cabinet (except for the Vice President) serve at the pleasure of the President, who can dismiss them at will for no cause.

July 29th through Sept 2, Senate not in session. President can fill vacancies at will.

He(the President) shall have the Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session."

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