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05 October 2016 @ 06:29 am
Justice Delayed  
It is generally agreed that indicting a major-party presidential candidate before the election would be seen by many as an unjust intervention in the political process. So I imagine Preet Bharara pondering a collection of charges including federal income tax evasion, mail fraud connected with Trump University, fraud connected to his charitable foundation, espionage associated with Wikileaks, and illegal lobbying associated with Russia, and waiting patiently or otherwise for November 9. There could be a downside.
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tx_cronopiotx_cronopio on October 5th, 2016 12:35 pm (UTC)
Amazingly, it appears that Trump never even considered that running for president would bring enhanced scrutiny to every facet of his life and business.

I'll bring the popcorn.
John M. Burtjohn_m_burthotm on October 5th, 2016 05:55 pm (UTC)
I like the idea of Clinton issuing a defeated Trump a pardon, listing all the crimes he is accused of, as a final fuck-you.
For that matter, if (God forbid) Trump were to win, President Obama could pardon him "so he can begin his Presidency with a clean slate", thereby reminding everyone of what Trump appears to be guilty of.
Johnjohnpalmer on October 6th, 2016 03:59 am (UTC)
Um. I see absolutely *no* upside to pardoning a please-god-forbid President-elect Trump. Make him find a way out of his own messes.

Oh, and I'm *sure* the Republicans will appreciate that *they* got a court ruling saying that the President can be deposed while in office.

ETA: Oh I'm not trying to imply that Trump might face lawsuits while in office. Not trying to imply that at all.

I'm stating it for the record, nice and clear :-).

Edited at 2016-10-06 04:00 am (UTC)
eub on October 6th, 2016 07:46 am (UTC)
... oh, that kind of "deposed". Better than nothing, for sure.