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    Should Impeachment/politics be the only was to end a criminal presidency?

    Suppose a president commits mass murder but his party still likes him for signing their partisan bills......should he be able to avoid punishment and stay in office?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Suppose a president commits mass murder but his party still likes him......should he be able to avoid punishment and stay in office?
    Mr. Devil,

    I'll let you know whenever there is a criminal presidency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Devil,

    I'll let you know whenever there is a criminal presidency.
    We've already had one Republican who admitted to being a criminal president: Nixon by accepting Ford's pardon.
    We now have #2.......and I mean #2 in every sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    We've already had one Republicanwho admitted to being a criminal president: Nixon by accepting Ford's pardon.
    We now have #2.......and I mean #2 in every sense.
    Mr. Devil,

    50 years ago called. They want their breaking news back.

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    We had a President who clearly committed perjury. The Democrats felt this wasn’t a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    We had a President who clearly committed perjury. The Democrats felt this wasn’t a problem.



    Also obstructed justice, and suborned perjury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Suppose a president commits mass murder but his party still likes him for signing their partisan bills......should he be able to avoid punishment and stay in office?
    That's not a great example, but yes. I think it's important that the POTUS is only removable by political means, whether as unfit or as impeached. Not immunity, because he should be prosecutable after he leaves office.

    (Though I concede, this could cause statute of limitations problems.)

    The power to bring criminal charges is invested in 3,007 county DAs, 50 state attorneys general, tribal council prosecutors, USDAs, and a raft of other people and positions. Only Congress can be fully trusted to consider the best interests of the country as a whole, among other salient factors.

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