Trump’s Long-Shot, Machiavellian Option for FBI

Trump’s Long-Shot, Machiavellian Option for FBI
lifezette.com ^ | 15 May 2017

Posted on 5/15/2017, 8:38:08 AM by Helicondelta

Persuading one of the sitting justices to take the job — for the good of the country — would do more than restore confidence in the FBI: It would give Trump a second opportunity in his first four months to put his stamp on the high court.

It’s a farfetched notion. There are no indications Trump is considering any of the justices. And it seems improbable that a sitting justice would give up the power and prestige of lifetime tenure on the highest court in the land. Blackman told LifeZette it was a tongue-in-cheek proposition.

But it isn’t completely absurd.

“It was written in jest, but it’s not beyond the realm of possibility,” he said.

Blackman noted that there is historical precedent for luring a Supreme Court justice to the executive branch.

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