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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:37 AM

Lock Him Up? For the Republic to survive Trump's presidency, he must be tried for his crimes

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/donald-trump-criminal-prosecution.html

Lock Him Up? For the Republic to survive Trump’s presidency, he must be tried for his crimes. Even if that sparks a constitutional crisis of its own.

By Jonathan Chait

In the end, the most salient fact about Donald Trump may simply be that he is a crook. He has been defying the law since at least the early 1970s, when he battled the Department of Justice over his flagrant refusal to allow Black tenants into his father’s buildings. He has surrounded himself with mafiosi, money launderers, and assorted lowlifes. His former attorney, national security adviser, and adviser, and two of his campaign managers, have been arrested on or convicted of an array of federal crimes ranging from tax fraud to perjury to threatening witnesses. He employs the lingo of the underworld: People who cooperate with law enforcement are “flippers” and “rats”; investigators pursuing his misconduct are “dirty cops.” To him, the distinction between legal and illegal activity is merely an artificial construct enforced by sanctimonious hypocrites.

And although President Trump’s opponents have been warning Americans what will happen to their 230-year-old constitutional government if our gangster president gets another four years in office, the truth is much of the damage has already been done. An electoral defeat in November is, of course, necessary. But Trump has set off a profound crisis of democratic legitimacy that even a resounding Joe Biden victory may not completely resolve. It may not take a fully developed fascist movement to bring down the Republic. All that may be required is one well-placed criminal.

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sl8 Sep 14 OP
empedocles Sep 14 #1
N_E_1 for Tennis Sep 14 #2
The Magistrate Sep 14 #3
SheltieLover Sep 14 #4
Martin Eden Sep 14 #5
ChazInAz Sep 14 #6
NNadir Sep 14 #7
Celerity Sep 16 #8
uriel1972 Sep 16 #9
DFW Sep 16 #10

Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:44 AM

1. Certainly agree

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:46 AM

2. I sincerely hope that all the trumps...

Get the justice they deserve.

Don’t think it’s ever going to happen. I hope beyond hope I’m wrong. He knows all the tricks to make any charge against him stall, he has been at it way too long.

Please I never wanted to be wrong as badly as I do now.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:02 AM

3. I Am Inclined To Agree, Sir

The cheap thug and his movement must be utterly discredited, and only arrest, trial and conviction for his genuine crimes can do this.


"Kill one, warn one hundred."



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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:06 AM

4. +1,000!

Absolutely!

We are here in this mess because Nixon was pardoned. White collar criminals are treated with kid gloves!

We must makes examples of all traitors & coconspirators! Those who obstruct justice do not deserve freedoms enjoyed by law abiding citizens!

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:37 AM

5. Bookmarked for reading later. n/t

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 03:27 PM

6. Nuremberg time.

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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 03:34 PM

7. I fully agree. He, Barr, and his corrupt family including that asshole/idiot Jarad...

...need to die in prison.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:18 AM

8. K & R

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 03:57 AM

9. I wonder if GW Bush and all had been prosecuted

we might have avoided you-know-who

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 05:38 AM

10. Not just Trump

He is, as his string-pullers might describe him, "глуп как пробка (stupid as a cork)." The manipulators and enablers, such as Barr, McConnell, Pompeo, Kushner, etc. are the ones who also need to stand trial.

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