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BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)
Mon Jul 17, 2023, 09:44 AM Jul 2023

Trump and Allies Forge Plans to Increase Presidential Power in 2025

By Jonathan Swan, Charlie Savage and Maggie Haberman

July 17, 2023
Updated 7:31 a.m. ET

Donald J. Trump and his allies are planning a sweeping expansion of presidential power over the machinery of government if voters return him to the White House in 2025, reshaping the structure of the executive branch to concentrate far greater authority directly in his hands.

Their plans to centralize more power in the Oval Office stretch far beyond the former president’s recent remarks that he would order a criminal investigation into his political rival, President Biden, signaling his intent to end the post-Watergate norm of Justice Department independence from White House political control.

Mr. Trump and his associates have a broader goal: to alter the balance of power by increasing the president’s authority over every part of the federal government that now operates, by either law or tradition, with any measure of independence from political interference by the White House, according to a review of his campaign policy proposals and interviews with people close to him.

Mr. Trump intends to bring independent agencies — like the Federal Communications Commission, which makes and enforces rules for television and internet companies, and the Federal Trade Commission, which enforces various antitrust and other consumer protection rules against businesses — under direct presidential control.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/17/us/politics/trump-plans-2025.html?unlocked_article_code=w42ngGxAxGGh4jQAuLn-fZmVFK0EPOI1Yb8WDtmo_g7uLAVgnMvtMq1GyyKn6q8xkoRKE37beJoNTBywzAOw1tZ_ouHkangab0zZx0HJxY-0K-n-r-iAbUQNTZm1wnAyBIw-Xr2Dj3I5-PXrN0v07RNuChIVK7oKyRAxaj5LbvJFrmr2pYpeQpnt41wqrDH7pudFbvzpJI58KO_qFRZbSwVjQMav_S_LYY_mq64GxCWavWeXtNA4x2Hou4Ok-X6qXSJTXWoQ6jbenyyB7DS5bJ_xbeVKF86uu7nbxoMZlzz91ixa9i5kGH1_1g9ZYtzKBDqn8PPJaya5iITxvh8&smid=url-share


( Warned and it makes sense this kind of power is what they're after, they learned the last time they had limits. )

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HUAJIAO

(2,462 posts)
7. Further from the article
Mon Jul 17, 2023, 10:02 AM
Jul 2023

"“The president’s plan should be to fundamentally reorient the federal government in a way that hasn’t been done since FDR’s New Deal,” said John McEntee, a former White House personnel chief who began Trump’s systematic attempt to sweep out officials deemed to be disloyal in 2020 and who is now involved in mapping out the new approach.

“Our current executive branch,” McEntee added, “was conceived of by liberals for the purpose of promulgating liberal policies. There is no way to make the existing structure function in a conservative manner. It’s not enough to get the personnel right. What’s necessary is a complete system overhaul.”



jmbar2

(5,651 posts)
16. And more...
Mon Jul 17, 2023, 11:41 AM
Jul 2023

About the "brains" behind it... Heritage Foundation

Mr. Vought and Mr. McEntee are involved in Project 2025, a $22 million presidential transition operation that is preparing policies, personnel lists and transition plans to recommend to any Republican who may win the 2024 election. The transition project, the scale of which is unprecedented in conservative politics, is led by the Heritage Foundation, a think tank that has shaped the personnel and policies of Republican administrations since the Reagan presidency.

That work at Heritage dovetails with plans on the Trump campaign website to expand presidential power that were drafted primarily by two of Mr. Trump’s advisers, Vincent Haley and Ross Worthington, with input from other advisers, including Stephen Miller, the architect of the former president’s hard-line immigration agenda.

no_hypocrisy

(47,157 posts)
6. If TFG gets into the WH,
Mon Jul 17, 2023, 09:56 AM
Jul 2023

and if both houses of Congress are republican majority, and with the current make-up of the USSC, you can bet democracy dies in the United States. Trump only leaves when he dies. Bannon's in charge. Stephen Miller's in charge. Jared returns. MAGAts rule.

Ugly. Very ugly.

Update your passports.

BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)
8. Where are the freedom loving libertarians who demand no alliance to
Mon Jul 17, 2023, 10:04 AM
Jul 2023

such political power I wonder. hmmm

Far too many frauds among us in the Congress and Senate. The Republicans will go along just as you suggest. Would SCOTUS hold them back? Not worth the gamble America.

jmbar2

(5,651 posts)
11. Is this why Tuberville is holding open so many top military positions?
Mon Jul 17, 2023, 11:10 AM
Jul 2023

The pieces are starting to fall into place. Yipes.

Johonny

(21,415 posts)
12. The Trump depression will make the Trump recession
Mon Jul 17, 2023, 11:23 AM
Jul 2023

Feel like an economic boom. Make no mistake, a Russian style oligarchy is his dream. But the Russian economy is nothing any sane person would want.

LetMyPeopleVote

(149,316 posts)
18. 'Authoritarianism will be on the ballot' experts sound alarm over TFG's plans if re-elected
Mon Jul 17, 2023, 02:59 PM
Jul 2023

If TFG is relected, there will be no future POTUS elections



https://www.rawstory.com/authoritarianism-will-be-on-the-ballot-experts-sound-alarm-over-nyt-bombshell-detailing-trumps-plans-if-he-wins-in-2024/

"Donald J. Trump and his allies are planning a sweeping expansion of presidential power over the machinery of government if voters return him to the White House in 2025, reshaping the structure of the executive branch to concentrate far greater authority directly in his hands," The New York Times' Jonathan Swan, Charlie Savage and Maggie Haberman report.

With the assistance of entities like the Heritage Foundation, a right-wing think tank that was transformed during the Trump years, The Times reports several of Trump's well-known associates have been working on plans for his second term.....

The New York Times' report on Monday reveals Trump and his allies' "plans to centralize more power in the Oval Office stretch far beyond the former president’s recent remarks that he would order a criminal investigation into his political rival, President Biden, signaling his intent to end the post-Watergate norm of Justice Department independence from White House political control."

Trump, for example, would bring what Congress created to be independent agencies, like the "Federal Communications Commission, which makes and enforces rules for television and internet companies, and the Federal Trade Commission, which enforces various antitrust and other consumer protection rules against businesses — under direct presidential control."

He would "impound" taxpayer funds Congress appropriated and refuse to spend them, a practice outlawed under disgraced President Richard Nixon.

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