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Fri Jan 5, 2018, 07:51 PM

if the president commits perjury is the only recourse impeachment?

or can he be charged in court

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Reply if the president commits perjury is the only recourse impeachment? (Original post)
bluestarone Jan 2018 OP
unblock Jan 2018 #1
bluestarone Jan 2018 #5
maxsolomon Jan 2018 #2
bluestarone Jan 2018 #3
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2018 #4
unblock Jan 2018 #6
Lurks Often Jan 2018 #7
former9thward Jan 2018 #8
Kajun Gal Jan 2018 #9
bluestarone Jan 2018 #10
marylandblue Jan 2018 #11

Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 07:54 PM

1. open question.

not clear if a sitting president can be indicted.
if so, not clear if a sitting president can stand trial.
if so, not clear if a sitting president can serve time.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 07:59 PM

5. and with Sessions in there

IT'S REALLY NOT CLEAR. Right?

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 07:56 PM

2. If you're a Democrat, yes.

But IOKIYAR.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 07:57 PM

3. lol

so very true

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 07:57 PM

4. If?

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:02 PM

6. well, he hasn't said anything under oath yet....

but he's certainly got the lying part down pat!

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:02 PM

7. At the Federal level, impeachment is probably on the only recourse

 

An attempt to indict Trump for perjury in a Federal court will almost certainly end up before a Federal judge and depending on how it plays out would go to SCOTUS.

At the state level I see no reason why Trump could not be indicted, however this to would end up before SCOTUS as well.

As it stands now, NO president can be removed from office EXCEPT through impeachment & conviction in Congress or via the 25th Amendment.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:04 PM

8. The President would have to give testimony under oath.

So far, Trump has not been asked to testify under oath anyplace.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:05 PM

9. If the president is a frickin lunatic is the only recourse impeachment?

 

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:13 PM

10. evidently not cause we know

definitely he's guilty of that (LOONEY)

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 09:24 PM

11. Or 25th Amendment

If he were to be convicted of a crime, he could theoretically run the country from a jail cell, but he would be impeached by then. But you never know with today's Republicans. Congress might have hold sessions in jail too.

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