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Response to napi21 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 10:28 AM

24. The Constitution explicitly allows indictment of ANY Federal official;

That, explicitly in the text, includes the President. The Constitution does not prohibit state-level indictments of any official, including the President. There is an infamous DOJ memo which says DOJ won't prosecute, but it's unconstitutional and illegal in my opinion.

"Article 1, Section 3, Clauses 6 and 7

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried the Chief Justice shall preside; And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Judgement in Cases of Impreachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgement and Punishment, according to Law."

That last bit is crucial. It says that, even if you're impeached (i.e. regardless of whether you're impeached), which is a political consequence, you are still entirely liable for legal consequences. Some people incorrectly (and deliberately) misinterpret this as exclusive, but the language is very clearly inclusive.

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