President Trump has been slightly unsuccessful in producing a travel ban thanks to Hawaii's U.S. District Court Judge, Derrick Watson, who filed a temporary restraining order on the executive order.
It's reported that Judge Watson met with former President Obama a day before the restraining order was requested. Was there an Obama influence on this request? What ties do these two have with each other?
President Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii just hours before it was set to take effect after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality. According to reports, Watson met with President Obama a day before requested a temporary restraining order on President Trump's new executive order.
Trump's travel related executive order was all set to go, but needed to be revised. Now Judge Watson's restraining order prohibits the executive order from working as designed, putting American citizens at risk due to lack of extreme vetting. The executive order provides an extra layer of security for travelers and citizens alike, but some democrats and liberals feel as though the extreme vetting is too extreme and causes an inconvenience due to the temporary halt in travel for some people. You know, those "some people" who could be terrorists.
What influence does Obama have on Judge Watson? How deep do the ties go in terms of their relationship? Or was it just a chat and lunch? No details have emerged on their meeting as of yet.Posted in Politics on March 16, 2017 and filed under judge watson, trump, obama.