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A major newspaper's editorial board called for the prosecution of former president Donald Trump.
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Jun 9, 2021 13:32:28   #
moldyoldy
 
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."
https://www.rawstory.com/donald-trump-prosecution-2653292352/

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Jun 9, 2021 14:14:05   #
WEBCO
 
That is their opinion, based on falsehoods, but still just their opinion.

I believe Hillary Clinton needs to be prosecuted for her admitted and provable crimes. Won't happen though.

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Jun 9, 2021 14:18:13   #
RascalRiley
 
WEBCO wrote:
That is their opinion, based on falsehoods, but still just their opinion.

I believe Hillary Clinton needs to be prosecuted for her admitted and provable crimes. Won't happen though.


If Hillary was guilty of any crimes Donny would had her locked up long ago. It’s time for you to move on.

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Jun 9, 2021 14:31:13   #
moldyoldy
 
WEBCO wrote:
That is their opinion, based on falsehoods, but still just their opinion.

I believe Hillary Clinton needs to be prosecuted for her admitted and provable crimes. Won't happen though.



Admitted and provable, that shows exactly how misinformed you are.

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Jun 9, 2021 14:39:20   #
skyrider
 
moldyoldy wrote:
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."
https://www.rawstory.com/donald-trump-prosecution-2653292352/
The editorial board for the Boston Globe made the ... (show quote)


Democrats are the trash of the Universe. The entirety of the country's problems can be laid at their feet!

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Jun 9, 2021 14:47:12   #
moldyoldy
 
skyrider wrote:
Democrats are the trash of the Universe. The entirety of the country's problems can be laid at their feet!



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Jun 9, 2021 15:16:23   #
albertk
 
skyrider wrote:
Democrats are the trash of the Universe. The entirety of the country's problems can be laid at their feet!



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Jun 9, 2021 15:23:44   #
skyrider
 
Excellent point, Albertk.

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Jun 9, 2021 15:32:27   #
Michael Rich Loc: Lapine Oregon
 
moldyoldy wrote:
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."
https://www.rawstory.com/donald-trump-prosecution-2653292352/
The editorial board for the Boston Globe made the ... (show quote)





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Jun 9, 2021 15:33:52   #
Michael Rich Loc: Lapine Oregon
 
RascalRiley wrote:
If Hillary was guilty of any crimes Donny would had her locked up long ago. It’s time for you to move on.


Absolutely one of you dumber posts.

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Jun 9, 2021 15:36:04   #
skyrider
 
Michael Rich wrote:
Absolutely one of you dumber posts.


Give him time ,Rich. He'll get dumber.

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Jun 9, 2021 15:54:37   #
ChJoe
 
moldyoldy wrote:
Admitted and provable, that shows exactly how misinformed you are.


One word; Seth Rich, Lois Lerner, Clinton server, Spying, unmasking, FBI covering up/lying to congress, Hunter laptop, Biden quid pro quo, Burisma, Comey every day, McCabe lies to congress, entrapment of Flynn, etc, etc, etc. Hell, I can't even remember them all.

Election fraud, dominion, illegal change of voter laws in battle ground states, etc, etc.

Boys in girls sports, boys in girls locker rooms, boys in girls restrooms, sexual deviance, etc, etc.

It just goes on and on.

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Jun 9, 2021 16:38:52   #
moldyoldy
 
ChJoe wrote:
One word; Seth Rich, Lois Lerner, Clinton server, Spying, unmasking, FBI covering up/lying to congress, Hunter laptop, Biden quid pro quo, Burisma, Comey every day, McCabe lies to congress, entrapment of Flynn, etc, etc, etc. Hell, I can't even remember them all.

Election fraud, dominion, illegal change of voter laws in battle ground states, etc, etc.

Boys in girls sports, boys in girls locker rooms, boys in girls restrooms, sexual deviance, etc, etc.

It just goes on and on.
One word; Seth Rich, Lois Lerner, Clinton server, ... (show quote)


It does go on and on, without a fact anywhere.

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Jun 9, 2021 16:42:51   #
moldyoldy
 
Well, here’s some more.





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Jun 9, 2021 17:40:22   #
ChJoe
 
moldyoldy wrote:
It does go on and on, without a fact anywhere.


NWR.

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