GAO Is Wrong – Dershowitz Confirms Trump Had Right To Withhold Ukraine Funds | ZeroHedge News

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Authored by Alan Dershowtiz via The Gatestone Institute,

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has gotten the constitutional law exactly backwards. It said that the “faithful execution of the law” – the Impoundment Control Act- “does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those congress has enacted into law .”

Yes, it does – when it comes to foreign policy.

The Constitution allocates to the president sole authority over foreign policy (short of declaring war or signing a treaty). It does not permit Congress to substitute its foreign policy preferences for those of the president.

To the extent that the statute at issue constrains the power of the president to conduct foreign policy, it is unconstitutional.

Consider the following hypothetical situation: Congress allocates funds to Cuba (or Iran or Venezuela). The president says that is inconsistent with his foreign policy and refuses to release the funds. Surely…

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4 comments on “GAO Is Wrong – Dershowitz Confirms Trump Had Right To Withhold Ukraine Funds | ZeroHedge News

  1. Dershowitz was Epstein’s lawyer and himself accused of sex with minors. I’m pretty sure he’s in Epstein’s black book. He’s also connected to Chabad, which seems to be a really bad Jewish sect – some say it’s not really Jewish. It’s very connected to Putin. It’s something like a Mormon Judaism. He’s just so overall disgusting to listen to. He’s like the devil incarnate. Maybe it will be fun to watch Schiff skewer him, but I may not be able to tolerate the impeachment trials if he is involved. On the technicalities, I recall that Congress has the power of the purse. The President can declare war but Congress must fund it or not.

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