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kentuck

(111,499 posts)
Mon May 11, 2020, 08:45 AM May 2020

Trump thought he became President the day after the election?

He didn't wait until Inauguration.

He wasted no time in talking up the stock market and connecting with foreign leaders to discuss his "policies". He wanted General Flynn to call the Russians and tell them to not react to Obama's sanctions. They would fix that when they officially took power.

Some argued that it was a violation of the Logan Act. Many on the right said the Logan Act was unconstitutional. Jonathan Turley recently wrote about it in The Hill: https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/496926-logan-act-is-the-last-refuge-for-the-american-prosecutorial-scoundrel

It would behoove Democrats to remember these arguments if they win the election in November. They should not wait to January to begin governing. They should begin immediately.

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ChiTownDenny

(747 posts)
9. Why does anyone pay any attention to Jonathan Turley?
Mon May 11, 2020, 10:49 AM
May 2020

"Indeed, we now know there never was any credible evidence of collusion with the Russians by Trump campaign officials. "

Ignoring the most obvious act of collusion that occurred in the infamous Trump Tower meeting. Just for starters...

machoneman

(4,074 posts)
2. President Biden's first words after being sworn in: Our long national nightmare is over!
Mon May 11, 2020, 09:55 AM
May 2020

Hail to the Chief!

usaf-vet

(6,490 posts)
4. It would behoove Democrats to remember these arguments WHEN they win the election in November.
Mon May 11, 2020, 10:14 AM
May 2020

One slight editorial correction if you please "Kentucky"

CaptYossarian

(6,448 posts)
7. We can't do much until the Secret Service perp walks his ass out.
Mon May 11, 2020, 10:28 AM
May 2020

By January, they'll have to wear NASA outfits because the infection will be extreme.

 

MrModerate

(9,753 posts)
8. The people should gather at the White House on the evening of November 3...
Mon May 11, 2020, 10:47 AM
May 2020

And demand that fake president Trump leave the people's house immediately.

Totally Tunsie

(10,885 posts)
12. He'll be a very dangerous lame duck.
Mon May 11, 2020, 12:43 PM
May 2020

Watch for Chump to pardon a rash of his favorite criminals, as well as sign enough EOs to sink a ship. He won't go quietly, that's for sure - not at least without spilling his vitriol to any and all who will listen. It'll be a hellacious 2 1/2 months.

irisblue

(33,149 posts)
11. "The law was a product of its time, as John Adams was never one to suffer opponents gladly."
Mon May 11, 2020, 11:16 AM
May 2020

So J. Adams was the Trump of his age?

More quotes from the article

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Adams was irate over what he called the “temerity and impertinence of individuals” such as Logan. He persuaded Congress to pass the flagrantly unconstitutional act, making it a crime to have “correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent” about disputes. The same Congress passed the infamous Alien and Sedition Acts used to arrest opponents of Adams, including journalists."


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As President Adams declared in calling for enactment of the Logan Act, there must be punishment for those with the “temerity and impertinence” to challenge those in power."

irisblue

(33,149 posts)
14. I knew he was a "prickly tempered man", but not that prickly
Tue May 12, 2020, 12:15 AM
May 2020

In the US Bicentennial times, the TV show, The Adams Chronicles, esp episodes 1,2,3,4 were a must watch for me& my mom.

I just looked them up, apparently I need to get the DVDs to rewatch

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