Trump comes under fire for his ‘Blackwater on the Potomac’ private security detail as critics compare them to notorious security contractor which operated after Iraq war

Saturday, December 31, 2016
By Paul Martin

Professor says Trump’s use of private security detail could raise legal issues
Jon D Michaels wrote that Trump is sending message: ‘We should not trust feds’
Trump’s undermining of Secret Service is an apparent war against Washington
Michaels added that no one can ‘protect a president’ like the Secret Service does
He warned that ‘there is much at stake when it comes to tolerating such a detail’

31 December 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has come under fire after his apparent decision to use a private security detail instead of the Secret Service.

Earlier, this month it was reported that Trump continuously employed a private security and intelligence team at his rallies and plans to keep those members on after he becomes president, according to Politico.

But undermining the Secret Service seems to be another battle in Trump’s apparent war against Washington as he prepares to take office on January 20.

In an article written by UCLA law professor, Jon D. Michaels, that was published by CNN, Michaels wrote that with ‘Trump’s anti-government rhetoric, and his apparent comfort with commingling state and commercial power the last thing we need is a Blackwater on the Potomac’.

‘His message is clear: We should not trust the feds,’ Michaels added.

Michaels notes that the US Secret Service is the ‘best of the best’ with a ‘longstanding relationship of professional excellence’.

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