As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

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ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also ample push-back from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms just blocks from the Capitol and in New York City have repudiated his view of executive power. Federal judges in the last two months have accused Trump administration lawyers of "openly stonewalling" and of regarding presidents as kings while also deriding Justice Department legal positions as "extraordinary," "exactly backwards" and just plain "wrong." Taken together, the court rulings eviscerate the administration's muscular view of executive power just as the impeachment inquiry against Trump accelerates. And they embolden Democrats in their pursuit
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