Skip to comments.Can Trump Send American Citizens to Guantanamo Bay
Posted on 12/03/2016 8:13:34 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
If President-elect Donald Trump decides to make good on his campaign pledge to "load up" the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with new domestic terror suspects caught in the US -- including American citizens -- legal experts say he is asking for an unprecedented constitutional showdown.
Voters first received a peek at Trump's stance on Guantanamo Bay back in 2015 when talking points on various policy questions were leaked ahead of a Republican debate. On the issue of whether he would close the detention facility, the memo stated: "No. I would also take away the passports of Americans who fight for ISIS and send them to Gitmo for some R&R."
On the campaign trail in February he railed against President Barack Obama's promise to close the facility -- vowing to fill it up with additional detainees. "This morning, I watched President Obama talking about Gitmo, right, Guantanamo Bay, which by the way, which by the way, we are keeping open. Which we are keeping open ... and we're gonna load it up with some bad dudes, believe me, we're gonna load it up," Trump told the crowd.
Trump went a step further in August, telling The Miami Herald he would be "fine" trying US citizens suspected of terrorism in military commissions.
Who can go to Guantanamo?
As the President-elect makes the transition from campaigning to governing, the real question will soon become: who exactly is even eligible for transfer to Guantanamo?
Legal experts on both sides of the political aisle agree that Trump's options are limited in light of the congressional authority currently available to detain someone....
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Leave no cell empty.
Damn sure can!
I vote for Hillary to be the first and take her staff of liars with her.
Written by VJ’s daughter.
This might explain some of CNN’s lurch to the ultra-left
Yes. Military personnel are sent there all the time...
I’ll go. I already spent a year there. I just need more beach time than the detainees get and more time at Rick’s.
I have no problem putting enemy combatants in a place like Guantanamo Bay, but there's no legal justification for putting U.S. citizens there. If the government crosses that line, it's only a matter of time before people like the Bundy family and others who are facing criminal prosecution for their actions on Federal lands will be labeled as "terrorists" and sent there to vanish.
sure why not, arrest warrant, held without bail for and after trial through the judicial system... nothing unconstitutional about that.
Heck, no, he can’t even get them to move to Canada.
Not as easy as we would like.
Teams of lawyers claim constitutional issues.
It is coming from the same network that is perfectly happy with Oba-Mao using missiles to specifically target American citizens overseas.
I am waiting for the enemedia to start their war body counts again once Trumpntakes office. They are scum.
Yes. I say Valerie Jarrett should be one of the first to go.
Presidents whose last name begins T-R-U-M can send anyone they want to Guantanamo. President Truman sent my father to Guantanamo, and he wasn’t a Muslim. He was a U.S. Marine.
Instead of deporting the criminal illegal aliens to their own country, send them to Gitmo and let a couple escape every day so Raul can take care of them.
Remember when ISIS/Daesh locked a pilot in an iron cage and burned him alive?
This photo was taken right after Iranian-born Valerie Jarret found out about it:
I don’t know, Laura. If Obama’s IRS can target Conservative groups and his Fatherland Security can label Tea Partiers as domestic terrorist groups.....
Clearly, for CNN American History began with Obama! They may want to consider the things their favorite democrats, Wilson and FDR did to American citizens and the American Press.
If they have the interest or energy, to look up what can happen, they will wet the bed as will some treasonous Senators.
If a declared state of war existed with ISL as a blanket title for all Islamic terror groups, then any American found in concert with the enemy could conceivably be tried by a military commission and sent to Gitmo. Use of Gitmo for other crimes, even so called domestic terrorism would be wrong.
In wartime? To save the country? Sure can. Just look at what other presidents have done in wartime.
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