Legal Scholars: Sitting President Cannot be Prosecuted


Bad news for leftists.  Legal scholars say even if the Mueller investigation does connect President Donald Trump to Russia, he still won't be indicted.

Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation says it's simple: the Office of Legal Counsel determined during the Nixon administration that indicting the president would violate the Constitution.

“It is the opinion of the Justice Department for a very long time that a sitting president cannot be criminally indicted and prosecuted until he leaves office,” he says.

He says the Democrats' only chance is impeachment, which is unlikely before the 2020 election.

“If a president has committed acts that are so bad that we think he shouldn't be in office, the proper procedure for that is impeachment, and that's something the House and Senate has to do, it can't be done by a special prosecutor.”

That hasn't stopped San Diego State University from offering a course dedicated strictly to remove Trump from the White House.  Von Spakovsky says the fervor to get Trump out of office reminds him of George W. Bush's presidency.

“Everybody called it 'Bush derangement syndrome,' but I have to tell you we have 'Trump derangement syndrome' presently today, and frankly it's a lot worse.”


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