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Thu Nov 26, 2020, 07:28 AM

The criminal case against Donald Trump is just waiting to be made

What may be behind President Trump’s refusal to concede the election, despite overwhelming evidence that he lost, is a desire for a pardon that might shield him from federal criminal prosecution once he leaves office. His former White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, has said as much. In effect, he wants a hardball deal. Joe Biden, to use Lincoln’s words, commendably wants to “bind up the nation’s wounds,” “with malice towards none; and charity for all,” and he may just be inclined to give Trump a pass so he can spend the next four years attempting to undermine the government. Indeed, he has started already.

Trump loves the pardon power. Just today, he pardoned his disgraced former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russians. In addition to four Thanksgiving turkeys, he has pardoned only 28 individuals with close political and personal ties to himself, not a staggering number, but presumably, he is not finished yet. We can surely expect a flurry of pardons out of the White House in the 55 days before January 20, 2021.

Of course, Trump might try to pardon himself. Then, he won’t need Biden, but legal scholars are uniformly of the view that self-pardon won’t stick. “No man may be a judge of his own case,” the venerable maxim goes. Some have suggested that he could resign, and have Mike Pence pardon him, but this is far-fetched and politically untenable. Smacks too much of Roy Cohn and Roger Stone.
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To ignore the rule of law does not bind the wounds; it wraps them in sackcloth and ashes. Other countries do not believe their leaders are above the law. Sarcozy is standing trial in France for corruption. Israel will proceed to try Netanyahu for his alleged crimes. They believe in an “eye for an eye.” As Colonel Alexander Vindman said so stirringly at the impeachment inquiry: “This is America. Here right matters.” Here, the people rule.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/11/the-criminal-case-against-donald-trump-is-just-waiting-to-be-made/

Trump must be brought to justice. After 4 years of Trump and his thugs freely committing crimes with impunity, under the umbrella of Executive Privilege, the incoming DOJ and all other Law Enforcement agencies must take action to make this one thing perfectly clear to the people of this country and world:

In the United States of America, no one is above the Law.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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