The State Department’s War on Trump

House Democrats are grilling a stream of disgruntled career diplomats in a basement hearing room of the Capitol. The hearings are supposed to be secret, but — no surprise — Democrats leak snippets of the testimony daily. They’re hoping it will add up to a case for impeaching President Donald Trump.

So far, all the testimony actually proves is that these State Department diplomats think they — not President Trump — ought to be running the nation’s foreign policy.

Never mind executive privilege or impeachment. The most pressing constitutional issue at hand is who decides the nation’s foreign policy: the president or the permanent bureaucracy.

Article URL : https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/10/23/the_state_departments_war_on_trump_141559.html

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