The people of the United States have started counting Trump’s charges either for impeachment or prosecution after he leaves the white house. In part one of this post, all to come were attributed to a mix of ego and pride. There is a limitation to whatever claim one may have in trying to prove a case. To be more cautious is demanded when such a case cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt within a period of time.
Donald Trump may have exposed himself to criminal prosecution after he leaves office. Counting, it was alleged he repeatedly pressured a state official to find enough votes to overturn his defeat in Georgia in the 2020 election. Inciting a violent pro-Trump mob on Wednesday to storm and ransack the U.S. Capitol in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent Congress counting of electoral votes is tantamount to seditious conspiracy. A conviction on such crime in the U.S could led to a fine or up to 20 years imprisonment. Allegedly holding on to power through intimidation and insurrection is among the charge he may face. Mary B. McCord who spoke to Los Angeles Times said, “whether charges should be brought will depened on the results of investigation and considerations of prosecutorial direction.” He noted that accountability is important in the face of such grevious and dangerous abuse of power and privileges. Obstruction of justice in the special counsel Robert S. Muller III’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election may also await him.
ELizabeth Wydra, the president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, a progessive legal group in Washington said that Trump’s lawlessness is so blatant, and so threatening to constitutional democracy in the United States, that letting him escape accountability could be even worse for the country.
Others who differ from prosecuting Trump contend that a new administration prosecuting an outgoing president for actions taken while in office is unprecendeted in the United States. Doing so has to be done carefully with a very compelling reason. Some argued that Justice department is not likely to stand aside and allow such a precedent to go unchallenged because it might suggest that a future president with criminal tendencies could steal billions, sell national secerets or even murder opponents and then walk away scot free.
Learning that respect is earned than a right could have suggested to Trump that he has to bow like a gentleman and go than fighting the many strong forces aganst him. Digging deep, it has been uncovered he also tried to rig the election but had failed to prove the rigging for Biden.