What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency

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From seizing control of the internet to declaring martial law, President Trump may legally do all kinds of extraordinary things.

  • Elizabeth Goitein
  • The Atlantic

In the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump reached deep into his arsenal to try to deliver votes to Republicans.

Most of his weapons were rhetorical, featuring a mix of lies and false inducements—claims that every congressional Democrat had signed on to an “open borders” bill (none had), that liberals were fomenting violent “mobs” (they weren’t), that a 10 percent tax cut for the…

But a few involved the…

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