The reality is there are only 2 limits in the text of the Constitution: federal crimes only, and never impeachment
Folks wanting Trump in cuffs will have to pray for state-level crimes
1️⃣ Corporate contribs are banned
2️⃣ Individual contribs are capped at $2,700.00, and must be disclosed
3️⃣ No self-funding cap, but must be disclosed
➡️ National Enquirer made illegal contribs
➡️ If one argues it wasn't illegal b/c Cohen paid, Cohen exceeded $2700 cap
➡️ If one argues Cohen is fine b/c Trump reimbursed him, Trump violated disclosure reqs
It just happens people are only upset now
Turns out they only wanted the salary, perks, and dinner invites
"I always used to do this thing that was legal when I wasn't a candidate!" means diddly when you choose to become a candidate and engage in the same behavior
Even though we use the same name tags for when I teach CLE classes, I had to disclose the expense b/c it benefited my campaign
🤡: "This thing is *NOT* a crime even though Michael Cohen pled guilty to it in court."
It can reach any past conduct that constitutes a federal crime, regardless of any indictment or plea or etc
But "independent evidence" was also already seized in the raids on Cohen's offices, so his word isn't all that important
I argued *you* don't understand them, so I asked how long you've been a lawyer in the field so I know who to avoid in the profession
It's still a federal court, considering federal offenses. This was not a state-level prosecution
I give nary a f*ck on whether you want to talk about anything else
Again, you really should stop talking
That's the discussion happening in NY now about what they're calling a "Fifth Amendment Loophole"; it's not a loophole, they just have a statute providing more protection
Which you would understand, if you were better at logic.
It was front in their minds. Hence, e.g., req'ing the President to be "a natural born citizen"
Re pardons, the authority is expressly written
Agreed. Now explain what's ambiguous about "[H]e shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment."
Notice what's not in the list of exceptions? Crimes the President himself has committed.
To say otherwise is to argue the words don't actually mean anything b/c they can be interpreted away