Democrats have a backup plan if their impeachment plans fail to work.
They are hoping to put Donald Trump on trial.
This is the criminal charge Democrats are planning to hit Donald Trump with.
District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine said Monday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that he wants to charge President Trump.
Racine said that he was looking to charge Trump and other speakers at the rally before the attack on the Capitol “under the D.C. code of inciting violence.”
Mitchell said, “I want to ask going forward about any plans to investigate and possibly prosecute President Trump for inciting the mob last week or certainly Rudy Giuliani, Don Jr?”
After hearing several clips from the rally, Racine said, “Let’s just say first, those were outrageous comments that those individuals, including the president of the United States, made. Clearly, the crowd was hyped up, juiced up, focused on the Capitol, and rather than calm them down, or at lowest, emphasize the peaceful nature of what protests need to be, they really did encourage these folks and riled them up. Now, whether that comes to a legal complaint, I think we’ve got to really dig in and get all of the facts. I know I’m looking at a charge under the D.C. code of inciting violence. That would apply where there’s a clear recognition that one’s incitement could lead to foreseeable violence. We still have more investigation to do, and that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to work zealously and fully and where the facts lead to where they naturally go.”
Mitchell asked whether it was legal to prosecute a president.
Racine said, “Sure, Andrea, as you know, the OLC opinion says the president can’t be prosecuted while the president is in office. As it turns out, the president has about nine more days of office, and, of course, the investigation is going to go on much beyond those nine days. It will be another legal question as to whether the president can be prosecuted after his term of office. I think the better weight of authority answers that question affirmatively. And I’m not targeting the president or anyone else. I’m just saying the D.C. office of Attorney General, and I’m heartened that the U.S. Attorney also said the same thing, we’re going to follow the facts, and we’re going to go exactly where the facts lead.”
Donald Trump’s speech is in the public for all the world to see.
If he had urged his supporters to do anything illegal then he would be criminally liable for their behavior however that’s not what happened.
Trump urged the protesters to stay peaceful and when the protest turned violent he told them to go home.
Morally speaking, Trump feels that he bears some responsibility, but that is completely different than being criminally liable.
It’s insane that Racine is thinking of prosecuting Trump.
Does the Democrat leadership want to be held criminally liable for the criminal conduct during the Black Lives Matter protests that they supported?
The Democrats should think carefully about what they’re doing because it could end up backfiring badly on them.
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