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Michael J. Glennon

Michael J. Glennon teaches at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. National Security and Double Government came out from Oxford in 2014. During the 1970s he was the legal counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Michael J. Glennon, 10 January 2017

With ten days to go until President Trump’s inauguration, his supporters and opponents, in the United States and around the world, wait with hope or dread to see which of his promises he will deliver on. To say that ‘he’ will or will not do anything is a slightly misleading way of putting it, however. The president does not act alone, but through the hundreds of thousands of employees of the executive branch of the federal government. So who are the people who will carry out – or resist carrying out – his will? How and when are they appointed, and by whom? Who stands between Trump and us?

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