Monday, October 10, 2016

Preserve, Protect, and Defend the Constitution” Utter Bullshit: /s/ Donald J. Trump

Trump v. America

GOP Meets Trump

Yeah, this is the one-man show hoping to become Dictator of America, or worse. Read this rundown – a keeper for sure from here.

During that Sunday night 2nd Presidential debate (October 9th in St. Louis), Donald J. Trump told Hillary R. Clinton in part that, “If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your [email] situation.

FYI for “The Donald:” That would constitute presidential abuse of power. To wit:

Presidents are not supposed to “instruct” their AG to appoint a “special prosecutor” which BTW: is now called “Independent Counsel.”

In fact, the AG makes that decision apolitically, based on her (or his) judgment of whether the DOJ can impartially investigate the case. By pledging that she (the current AG, Loretta Lynch) would follow the advice of any Trump-mandated FBI investigation looking more into Clinton’s email controversy, the AG’s legal considerations would become partisan.

By promising that he, Donald J. Trump would “instruct” his AG to appoint a special prosecutor, he would be in essence pledging exactly a partisan approach and that sounds more like Putin in Russia or Castro in Cuba than any American president. BTW: Richard Nixon tried that in Watergate and look what happened to him … oops.

But Mr. Trump didn’t stop there. He not only said he would make his attorney general appoint an independent counsel, he also vowed to determine the outcome of that counsel’s investigation. If he becomes president,
Trump said, Hillary Clinton will “be in jail.” That is a first in any American presidential campaign – ever.

Under our Constitution, Mr. Trump, presidents do not decide who goes to jail – juries do after a lengthy set of procedures that we call “due process” something you apparently do not care for or quite frankly know nothing about.

Presidents do however have the constitutional power to issue a pardon. But, as I said, courts, Mr. Trump, not presidents decide who goes to jail based on their assessment of whether someone broke the law, usually after a trial, not pledged in a debate.

So, chew on that awhile, while you’re at it, go back to school and retake civics 101.

Thanks for stopping by.

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