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Yes. in the sense that the President must enforce the laws that Congress passes, collect only the taxes that Congress approves and spend the money that Congress appropriates. Congress can, using a complicated process, remove him from office if he violates the laws or is derelict in his duties. However, there is a balance of powers and the President has much power over Congress,. as well as a legal principle known as executive privilege, which lets him conceal many of his actions from Congress if he so chooses.

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