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Can Republican congress critters be considered "accessories after the fact" if they continue

to defend or even stand by and do nothing (complicit) to remove tRump after these last devastating filings by Mueller and SDNy?

Accessory After The Fact
Definition

An accessory-after-the-fact is someone who assists 1) someone who has committed a crime, 2) after the person has committed the crime, 3) with knowledge that the person committed the crime, and 4) with the intent to help the person avoid arrest or punishment. An accessory after the fact may be held liable for, among other things, obstruction of justice.

Any thoughts?
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Sat Dec 8, 2018, 06:20 PM (8 replies)

What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/presidential-emergency-powers/576418/


It would be nice to think that America is protected from the worst excesses of Trump’s impulses by its democratic laws and institutions. After all, Trump can do only so much without bumping up against the limits set by the Constitution and Congress and enforced by the courts. Those who see Trump as a threat to democracy comfort themselves with the belief that these limits will hold him in check.

But will they? Unknown to most Americans, a parallel legal regime allows the president to sidestep many of the constraints that normally apply. The moment the president declares a “national emergency”—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—more than 100 special provisions become available to him. While many of these tee up reasonable responses to genuine emergencies, some appear dangerously suited to a leader bent on amassing or retaining power. For instance, the president can, with the flick of his pen, activate laws allowing him to shut down many kinds of electronic communications inside the United States or freeze Americans’ bank accounts. Other powers are available even without a declaration of emergency, including laws that allow the president to deploy troops inside the country to subdue domestic unrest.

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OMG! What if tRump pulled some of this crap?
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:41 PM (6 replies)
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