Nov 1, 2017

Trump tweets NYC suspect "SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY"

President Trump took to Twitter Thursday night to address the case against Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the NYC terrorist attack:

Why it matters: It is highly unusual for a president to weigh in on, let alone recommend punishment in, an ongoing criminal case. Trump's tweets and comments have already factored into multiple legal cases, most recently in the sentencing of Bowe Bergdahl and the ruling blocking his ban on transgender people serving in the military. History is likely to repeat itself here.

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