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Offline waldo

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #6285 on: October 19, 2020, 05:42:38 pm »
I think we mostly all know who is the criminal, which probably has something to do with trump planning to leave the country if he loses. Perhaps his legal staff advised him he cannot pardon himself.

Trumpy foreshadowing a move  ;D

The legal reckoning awaiting Donald Trump if he loses the election

Without some of the protections afforded him by the presidency, Trump will become vulnerable to multiple investigations looking into possible fraud in his financial business dealings as a private citizen -- both as an individual and through his company. He faces defamation lawsuits sparked by his denials of accusations made by women who have alleged he assaulted them, including E. Jean Carroll, the former magazine columnist who has accused him of ****. And then there are claims he corrupted the presidency for his personal profits.

As President, Trump has been able to block and delay several of these investigations and lawsuits -- including a yearlong fight over a subpoena for his tax returns -- in part because of his official position. Many of those matters have wound through the courts and will come to a head whether he is reelected or not.

Some lawyers have speculated that it's possible Trump would attempt to pardon himself from federal crimes before he leaves office.

The decision of whether to revive those investigations would fall to a Biden administration and top law enforcement officials leading the Justice Department and Manhattan US attorney's office.

In testimony before Congress, Mueller was asked by Republican Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado, "Could you charge the President with a crime after he left office?"

"Yes," Mueller replied.

"You believe that he committed -- you could charge the President of the United States with obstruction of justice after he left office?" Buck asked.

Mueller answered: "Yes."