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Published: Wed, June 14, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Kellyanne Conway's husband is now criticizing President Trump on Twitter


The president has renewed his push for the travel ban in the wake of the vehicle and knife attack in London that left seven people dead and dozens injured.

That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain unsafe countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!

"What he's saying is, 'I'm the president, I'm the tough guy, I wanted a very tough travel ban and the damn lawyers are weakening it, '" Dershowitz said.

President Trump may have dealt a self-inflicted blow to his bid to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to save his revised travel ban, taking to Twitter in a move that stunned legal experts and even drew a rare social media rebuke from the husband of one of Trump's closest White House aides. It's unclear whether the president has conveyed his requests to the department in a forum other than Twitter.

The Trump administration had withdrawn its initial travel ban, which did not make clear that existing visa holders could enter the country and also included Iraq on the list of banned countries, after it too was blocked by the courts.

The Republican president has said his proposed ban, a centerpiece of his 2016 presidential campaign, is necessary to protect Americans from terrorist attacks.

"I think, frankly, what he is talking about is a complete disregard for the Constitution", Pelosi answered, according to CNN. "He's put them in a tough spot".

One significant case decided outside of the Court's normal term time period was United States v. Nixon in 1974, when the Burger Court extended the end of its term by several weeks to consider the fate of the Watergate Tapes.

Those tweets undermine an earlier statement by Trump's communications team, and emphasize the struggle with communicating for a President who is known for his off-the-cuff ability to reach out to his followers directly on Twitter.

Many Democratic state officials have opposed the ban in lower courts.

"There's significant evidence these lawyers were not honest", Painter said.

George Conway had been considered for at least two high-ranking Justice Department jobs, including Solicitor General.

First, his tweets show utter disregard for the Justice Department's legal strategy.

Trump said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network shortly after the first ban was signed that the measure would help Syrian Christians fleeing the country's civil war, a comment lawyers challenging the ban have pointed to as a sign it meant to favour christians over muslims.

Supreme Court litigator Andrew Pincus of Mayer Brown said Painter's theory is "entirely speculative".

George Conway, who is married a top adviser to the president, tweeted that President Donald Trump's tweets about his administration's travel ban hurts his case in court. In addition, he said, Trump "confirmed once again that a deep rot of bad faith and a profound contempt for process continue to infest much of what this administration does". "The president only discussed the common threats that both countries faced".

This post has been updated to add context.

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