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Trump ‘May Fabricate’ Another National Emergency To Remain In Power After 2020, Warns Harvard Law Professor

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Trump ‘May Fabricate’ Another National Emergency To Remain In Power After 2020, Warns Harvard Law Professor




Laurence Tribe, a constitutional law scholar at Harvard Law School, has raised concerns that President Donald Trump may go to extreme lengths, including fabricating ” another so-called national emergency,” to hold onto power after 2020.

During an appearance on MSNBC’s AM Joy on Sunday, the legal expert warned that Trump presents unique threats to the country and democracy.

“Elections happen every four years,” Tribe explained. “And sometimes some leaders are much too dangerous to leave in power — and this may be such a case. The fact is by 2020, the amount of damage that will have been done to our rule of law, to constitutional norms will be very great and we can’t count on him [Trump] being out of office in 2020.”



“He’s effectively corrupt and he’ll have enough help from not-too-friendly foreign powers: Russia, Saudi Arabia and maybe Turkey,” Tribe continued. “We can’t count on removing this guy by an election, he may fabricate by another so-called national emergency to influence that election.”

“What we have to do is persistently gather the facts and if the American people can see what some of us already think is there soon enough, then the time will come for impeachment proceedings,” he concluded.

Watch the segment, below:





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