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Trump and allies forge plans to increase presidential power in 2025

By Jonathan Swan, Charlie Savage and Maggie Haberman

17 Jul 2023 · 9 min read

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  1. Donald Trump and his allies are planning to expand presidential power over the machinery of government if he is re-elected in 2025. The plans include reshaping the structure of the executive branch to concentrate more authority directly in the hands of the president.

Donald Trump and his allies are planning a sweeping expansion of presidential power over the machinery of government if voters return him to the White House in 2025, reshaping the structure of the executive branch to concentrate far greater authority directly in his hands.

Their plans to centralize more power in the Oval Office stretch far beyond the former president’s recent remarks that he would order a criminal investigation into his political rival, President Joe Biden, signaling his intent to end the post-Watergate norm of Justice Department independence from White House political control.

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