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Dr. DaShanne Stokes @DaShanneStokes
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The argument that a criminal president should not be indicted rests on the premise that it would destabilize the government and interfere with the president fulfilling his constitutional duties. Trump has destabilized the government already and he's attacked the Constitution.
For a criminal sitting president who has held himself above the law, indicting @realDonaldTrump would help restore the rule of law and, through his removal, would help restore political stability.
Arguing that indicting Trump would impede him fulfilling his duties overlooks how often he neglects his duties to advance his own self-interests.
Furthermore, the Constitution says nothing about a president being above the law or being unable to be indicted.
If the founding fathers had intended for a president to be above the law, they would not have created means for his impeachment and removal.

#resist #trump #trumprussia
"But when a long train of abuses... pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
--Declaration of Independence
Remember how America was founded: In Resistance to tyrants and those who would hold themselves above the law.…
The signers of the Declaration of Independence would have insisted that a criminal president be indicted because the president was never meant to be a king or be allowed to be held above the reach of the law.…

#IndictTrump #resist #trumprussia
The founding fathers meant for the president to be held accountable to the law, not be held above it. Read the complaints against the king in the Declaration of Independence:

"He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws..."
The president of the United States is not a king and was never meant to be a king. @realDonaldTrump can and must be indicted.

"He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good."
--Declaration of Independence
"Nothing" in the "text, structure, or history" of the U.S. Constitution says a sitting President cannot be indicted..."
--@tribelaw , Harvard Law Professor and Constitutional Scholar…

#IndictTrump #resist #trumprussia #trump #mueller
"If Trump shot someone, he’d be indicted in a New York minute. Nothing in the Constitution prevents his indictment for directing a criminal conspiracy to steal the presidency. Certainly not a DOJ “policy."
--@tribelaw , Harvard Professor and Constitutional Scholar
"I think the president can be indicted...."
--Kenn Starr, former independent counsel…
“In my judgment the president can in fact be indicted.”
--Kenn Starr, former independent counsel and author of the Starr Report that led to the impeachment of Bill Clinton…

#resist #trump #trumprussia #mueller #IndictTrumpNow
“It is proper, constitutional, and legal for a federal grand jury to indict a sitting president for serious criminal acts... In this country, no one... is above the law.”…

#resist #trump #trumprussia #mueller #rt #impeachtrump
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