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Tue Dec 5, 2017, 07:36 PM

 

Simple Question

Why can't a sitting president be prosecuted for criminal acts?

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 07:38 PM

1. Opinions vary, and here is one:

A federal grand jury can probably indict a sitting president for committing a serious felony, unless other rules preclude that (which is the case hereómore about that shortly).
There is no case directly on point, but the language of the Constitution, language in several cases, and the present Justice Department rules support my conclusion.


http://www.newsweek.com/can-trump-be-indicted-are-sitting-presidents-immune-prosecution-650484

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 08:05 PM

2. He can be.

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