A Major Newspaper Just Called for The CRIMINAL PROSECUTION of Donald Trump

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    • #428695
      Segami
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      A major newspaper’s editorial board called for the prosecution of former president Donald Trump.

       

       

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      The editorial board for the Boston Globe made the case this week for holding Trump criminally accountable for his obstruction of justice, efforts to overturn his election loss in Georgia and inciting an insurrection Jan. 6 aimed at stopping the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral win, arguing that prosecution was the only way to ensure future presidents conducted themselves honorably and lawfully. “There is only one way left to restore deterrence and convey to future presidents that the rule of law applies to them,” the board argued. “The Justice Department must abandon two centuries of tradition by indicting and prosecuting Donald Trump for his conduct in office.”

       

       

      The editors agreed the decision to prosecute a former president for crimes committed in office was a heavy responsibility, but they argued that it was necessary to preserve the rule of law — and other democracies had successfully charged former leaders. “That’s not a recommendation made lightly,” they wrote. “The longstanding reluctance to prosecute former leaders is based on legitimate concerns about the justice system being used to settle political scores. But filing charges against former leaders is not a radical step, either: Foreign democracies, including South Korea, Italy, and France, routinely manage to prosecute crooked former leaders without starting down a slippery slope to authoritarianism. President Nicolas Sarkozy of France was recently found guilty of bribery, a decade after his predecessor, Jacques Chirac, was convicted of corruption. France’s democracy and its image around the world remain intact.”

       

       

      Trump may face prosecution for a variety of crimes allegedly committed before he entered the White House, but the editorial board said the twice-impeached one-term president must be treated differently from other chief executives because no president has ever acted so badly in office. “A commander in chief tried his very best to subvert democracy,” they argued. “He attacked his own country. Five people died. Allowing him to go unpunished would set a far more dangerous precedent than having Trump stand trial. To reform the presidency so that the last four years are never repeated, the country must go beyond passing laws: It must make clear through its actions that no person, not even the president, is above them.”

       

       

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      https://www.rawstory.com/donald-trump-prosecution-2653292352/

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    • #428700
      Hobbit709
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      On BOTH sides of the aisle.

      And not just for Jan. 6.

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

    • #428702
      yourout
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    • #428703
      jbnw
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      Otherwise, it’s just a continuation of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

      • #428770
        Mindwalker
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        Plus, if Trump did break laws, then did other people in power also break the same laws?  Prosecute them all, or prosecute none. But to apply the law to a single person makes it a partisan witch hunt.

    • #428712
      salemcourt
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      Boston Globe has been calling for his impeachment from Day 1 for his collusion with Russia.

    • #428714
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Why weren’t they demanding his prosecution in the 90s instead of treating him like just another wealthy celebrity? Pah!

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    • #428724
      djean111
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      And it looks like TDS is gonna be all the Dems have to run on.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

    • #428726
      closeupready
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      Yawn.

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    • #428743
      game meat
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      What legal authority do they have?

      TDS is very addictive,  possibly even a lifelong affliction. He’s gone. He’s out of office, and he’s off twitter and facebook. He even abandoned his stupid blog. That’s what these media shills said they wanted. The truth is, they relished every second of the Trump presidency, and took great pleasure in churning out  fear mongering click bait day after day. They miss constantly refreshing his twitter in the hopes that he tweeted something they could spin in to a catastrophe. They miss it so much it hurts. They miss Trump. It’s a classic example of people loving too hate so much that they become dependent on that hate. The performative outrage becomes something comforting in a sick and twisted sort of way,and they just can’t move on.

      And at this point, it’s passed the point of pathetic.

       

       

      • #428785
        djean111
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        Which is funny, really, considering the sexual shenanigans of Bill Clinton, and the financial shenanigans of the Clintons and the Bidens.

        America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

        Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

      • #428788
        Ohio Barbarian
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        I still hear “But Trump!” when I ask some liberal what they think about what Biden did or didn’t do. It’s a Pavlovian conditioned reflex now.

        Really gross, as we used to say when I was a teenager.

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      sadoldgirl
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      Poor things are still riding a totally dead horse.

      Did the same paper ask for Truman’s incarceration for

      using a nuclear attack on a country, which had been

      ready to cave? I doubt it.

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