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could not agree more!! The man is a criminal and there is only one place for criminals!
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@Olderscout66 wrote:

Since Nixon, the President's "defense" has been he's too important to be bothered with personal legal problems, and every time the courts have ruled against the POTUS.

 

Republicans push that old defense, BUT we now have the 25th Amendment to handle an "off-election" orderly and peaceful transition of power so the PRESIDENCY can continue even if the current President cannot.

 

PENCE 2019


Impeachment isn't justice for trump, he needs to go to prison ............. for a long long time.


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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Since Nixon, the President's "defense" has been he's too important to be bothered with personal legal problems, and every time the courts have ruled against the POTUS.

 

Republicans push that old defense, BUT we now have the 25th Amendment to handle an "off-election" orderly and peaceful transition of power so the PRESIDENCY can continue even if the current President cannot.

 

PENCE 2019

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"Although the US Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that then-president Bill Clinton could be sued in federal court, the justices left open the question of what was allowed in state court."

 

If and when this case comes before the Supreme Court, doesn't it make sense that they would rule the same for states as they did for federal suits against a sitting president?

It seems to me that dt is the perfect candidate for the court to address the issue of presidential priviledge and hopefully insure once and for all, "the President is still a person, and he is not above the law".

A bit of a two edged sword for dt and his attorneys to grab hold of, but how can they not?

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good news for America, not so much for Trump.
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In a move that could have wide ranging consequences for lil donny, an Appellate Court has agreed with the Supreme Court of New York that a sitting President is not immune from civil actions in a State court. Here's a bit from Buzzfeed:

WASHINGTON — An appeals court in New York on Thursday became the first appeals court nationwide to rule that a sitting president — in this case, President Donald Trump — is not immune from civil lawsuits in state court.

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for the First Judicial Department rejected Trump's challenge to a defamation lawsuit brought by a former contestant on The Apprentice, Summer Zervos. Although the US Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that then-president Bill Clinton could be sued in federal court, the justices left open the question of what was allowed in state court.

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"Despite the suggestion in his brief that he is the 'embodi[ment of] the Executive Branch,' and though he is tasked with significant responsibilities, the President is still a person, and he is not above the law," Judge Dianne Renwick wrote in the majority opinion.

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