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    Veteran Member EnigmaO01's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    I always just assumed you were a woman. Apologies if I was wrong.
    We don't really know what Spookycolt is. He or she has been all over the board on sex, race, education, occupation, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    In other words....wholly unaccountable for any criminal law he/she may commit while in office.
    Just because you're the sheriff doesn't mean you can do what you please.

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    Our system is set up right. A person who is serving as president should be removed from office before being charged with anything. If it is believed that a president has committed a crime, the House, our elected representatives should impeach him or her. Then the Senate representing the states, should, with a 2/3rds majority remove him or her from office whereas our line of succession as passed in 1972 should dictate who leads our country. This allows the president to do his or her job without having to defend against whatever some political foe wishes to charge him or her with, in order to undermine his presidency.

    When Bill Clinton committed perjury, the House impeached him. The Senate, with every Democrat voting against, kept him in office. This stopped Arkansas from charging him with the crime of perjury. He did later settle the civil suit that led to it for nearly a million dollars.

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    No, but you cannot prosecute a sitting president. He has to be out of office before prosecution can begin.

    That is why the Day after Clinton left office 1/21/2001 Bill clilnton was taken to court, and he pleaded guilty to all counts of the crimes for which he was impeached.


    they could not take him to court on the 20th he was a sitting president.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    So, if we dislike a POTUS, should we just keep going after him with some BENGHAZI type poppycock until we can nail his ass?
    That is, apparently, the Republican opinion. And if Republicans are going to do it, there is no reason why Democrats should not also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    What more do you want?
    He would apparently like to perpetuate one-party rule, with the opposition committed to mental institutions by reason of their opposition. Sounds like the USSR to me....
    Last edited by Ian Jeffrey; 11th June 2017 at 06:30 AM. Reason: Fixed typographical exclusion of a word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Yes they should be.

    We have an impeachment process to remove them but they cannot effectively do their job if they might be held accountable for any nefarious acts they may have to undertake for the welfare of the nation.

    This is why they get (presumably) automatic pardons.

    Its a fact that there may be times when a president has to break laws for the greater good but none of them would ever consider those options if they will face charges for doing it.

    The security of the nation must always come first.
    A few thoughts here.

    You're an avowed blackmailer.

    You hate Obama for Benghazi, when in fact it's likely that if he lied it was a matter of security. Even though that's not being above the law.

    Laws are a big part of the security of the nation.
    Last edited by Davocrat; 11th June 2017 at 06:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    The Senate, with every Democrat voting against, kept [Bill Clinton] in office.
    Several Republicans voted against conviction, as well. The Republican majority could not get a majority on either count, much less the required 2/3 vote.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeac...f_Bill_Clinton

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    That is why the Day after Clinton left office 1/21/2001 Bill clilnton was taken to court, and he pleaded guilty to all counts of the crimes for which he was impeached.
    Cite? I do not recall Clinton pleading guilty to (or even being prosecuted for) any crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    No, but you cannot prosecute a sitting president. He has to be out of office before prosecution can begin.

    That is why the Day after Clinton left office 1/21/2001 Bill clilnton was taken to court, and he pleaded guilty to all counts of the crimes for which he was impeached.


    they could not take him to court on the 20th he was a sitting president.
    What was the final verdict in the Paula Jones case? Guilty or not guilty?

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