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… The Iran Nuclear Sanctions are an Act of Congress [#a law]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 15th,2016

.. so , His Lordship has only limited to no authority to waive them …

.. many areas of foreign policy are the exclusive province of the POTUS . Congress does have some role , but it is circumscribed pretty heavily by the Constitution ..

.. [h/t — NYSlimes.com]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. in this case , Congress has acted . It has enacted economic sanctions against Iran into law . There is normally a little bit of wiggle room for POTUS to waive those sanctions . That power is usually written into the law . Otherwise , no , it cannot be done …

.. So , if POTUS wants to reduce or eliminate the Iran sanctions , forget it . There is no moral or political support in Congress for the move . He might get some maneuvering room , but not much else other than that …

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… Watch the AG make an Ass of Himself …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 26th,2014

.. there was an oversight hearing , recently , for the Department of InJustice .

.. Well , one would think that the Attorney General would have been better prepared . Well , one would be wrong . He bombed , royally …

.. Senator Mike Lee [R-Ut] had AG Holder on the hot seat . Well , to put it honestly , Holder got burned . He made a fool of himself . If he cannot product the legal reasoning for POTUS ‘ executive actions , or the memos , then he should quit , today …

.. [h/t — YouTube]..
.. [link] to the oversight hearing footage ..

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