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Different questions here. The President is never told everything. The various agencies produce thousands of pages of reports each day. Briefers make the decision what the President needs to be told, hopefully by their professional judgement and not out of other concerns (e.g. what would upset the President). If the President does ask, agencies like the CIA, ...


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The purposes of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol - according to H.Res.503 which established the committee are as follows: Consistent with the functions described in section 4, the purposes of the Select Committee are the following: To investigate and report upon the facts, circumstances, and causes ...


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There is no longer any point in impeaching the former President. It is being convened to answer the kinds of questions the 9/11 commission did: the who, what, when, where, and why of the incident. Questions I'd expect to be answered: Who were the first co-conspirators, and how did they recruit? At what point was it decided (and by whom) that they would ...


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This claim doesn't appear to have come about as some sort of misinterpretation of a constitutional process or other legislative pathway, but as a predicted response to the publication of information he claims to possess which will supposedly make President Biden & Vice President Harris' positions untenable. Lindell first made his August 13th prediction ...


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The US President can ask questions of US Government employees in the executive branch, which includes the CIA and FBI. If the employee refuses to answer then the US President can't compel an answer, since that is a judicial power. They can, of course, fire any employee who refuses a lawful direction. This firing of recalcitrant employees has notably been ...


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They certainly have a presence in the country: There are nine DEA Offices in the region located in Barbados, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, as well as Nassau, and Freeport, Bahamas. and to quote the US Embassy for Haiti: The DEA’s Port au Prince, Haiti Country Office assists the Government of Haiti develop and ...


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Of course, they can. Even the US military have secrets. One of the brightest examples, for me, was Edgar Hoover. A man who've stayed in power from 1935 till his death in 1972 definitely had secrets from the six presidents he overseat. But generally, considering such situation, if things turn public, and there would be a scandal, FBI/CIA chief might be fired. ...


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Up until 2012, Article 149 of the Haitian Constitution used to obligate the National Assembly, convened by the Prime Minister, to invest the President of the Supreme Court of the Republic (or, if unavailable, another senior judge in order of seniority) with the duties of President of the Republic - with new elections to be held between 45 and 90 days later. ...


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Is the purpose of the investigation of the events of January 6th to decide whether Congress should impeach former President Donald Trump? No, the purposes of the investigation are given in H. Res. 503, June 30, 2021. H.Res.503 - Establishing the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. SEC. 3. PURPOSES. ...


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Legally, no. Article VI of the Constitution specifically says no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States. So the government itself can't require any specific religious affiliation of POTUS. But voters are not constrained by this. As other answers point out, many voters consider ...


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They do not. One's affiliation with a religion is a private matter - and actually impossible to determine objectively save by the person who holds the affiliation. The information isn't confidential/protected, either, however. One's religious beliefs may be inferred from the organizations one associates with (i.e. what church you go to), or lack thereof. ...


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FDR, in part, because he was in office the longest, and in part, because the courts early in his Presidency took a crabbed view of what kinds of economic regulation were constitutional that courts later in his Presidency abandoned. A list of the number of executive orders made by President can be found in this Congressional Research Service report. FDR at ...


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Any individual in the US — including the president — can make a citizen's arrest for certain crimes committed in their presence. That aside, the power to make an arrest is vested in certain official positions. These positions are established by federal, state, or local statute — i.e., by Congress, state legislatures, or local committees — and individuals are ...


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The list is, officially, eighteen positions long, illustrated here (with a typo). It goes: Vice President Speaker of the House of Representatives President Pro Tempore of the Senate Secretary of State Secretary of the Treasury Secretary of Defense Attorney General Secretary of the Interior Secretary of Agriculture Secretary of Commerce Secretary of Labor ...


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Short answer: No. Long answer: Yes. The reason why the long answer is yes (and also why it's a long answer) is as follows: A large number (statistically significant number) of Americans identify as religious, in one way or another, and specifically as Judeo-Christian. A statistically significant number of those people believe that what are commonly known ...


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Of course they can keep some things secret from the president. A quick example would be any investigations into the president or their administration. If there is information like that which could impact a criminal investigation they are not going to inform the target about what is going on and what they find. As for the examples you give why would they ever ...


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The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 provides two ways for a substance to be rescheduled. One is by congressional action, which has been attempted, e.g., in a bill authored by Barney Frank and Ron Paul. It can also be done by a rule-making process through HHS and DEA, but this petition process is extremely slow and, although it has been tried multiple times,...


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It is important to understand that although the President is the Chief Executive of the Executive branch of US government, he does not have absolute authority. The Executive branch is composed of a number of independent agencies tasked by Congress to perform respective duties. The President can certainly issue requests and orders to the heads of these ...


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I think they can especially if the President does not specifically ask for it. This can be considered a bit like lying by omission which I suppose may depend on the context of the situation. Sort of like how one cannot gain entry into the Vatican Archives to browse through records unless they specify what it is that they are looking for in particular. Not ...


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I think it's a natural extension of the principle that it is better for ten guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be deprived of his liberty. Under the British colonial system, royal charters extended to Governors, not just the Monarch. In the United States, most (if not all) State Governors have the power of pardon granted in their respective ...


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