How Mueller will take down Trump.
Mueller’s Two Prong Approach to bringing Trump to justice.
Mueller’s goal is to dismantle Trump and his entire crime syndicate for the entire country to see. He will accomplish his goal by following two major objectives. The first objective involves cutting whatever plea deals are necessary to establish indisputable evidence proving Trump is guilty of serious crimes. This objective will be complete when Mueller finally cuts a deal currently being discussed with Jared Kushner. Kushner is the one remaining member of the Trump family willing to flip on Trump to save himself. This final plea deal along with others Mueller has already made will prove Trump is nothing more than a common career criminal and a traitor. Once the Kushner plea is finalized Mueller will turn his attention to his second objective – actually bringing Trump to justice. Mueller may have more options in doing just that than most have assumed. To accomplish his second objective Mueller will employ a two prong approach.
Mueller forcing the impeachment process.
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Mueller understands that the only interest the Republicans have in protecting Trump, no matter the severity or proof of his crimes, is that he has two working digits that can hold a pen and that impeachment hearings not be automatically forced to begin which would threaten their current control of Congress or their reelection in 2018. Mueller must put the Republican Congress in a position that they have no choice but to oust Trump or cost themselves their reelection. Mueller can accomplish this through a series of highly published indictments, that contain the testimony of high profile inner circle cooperating witnesses, proving Trump is guilty of a series of profound crimes, which could end up in the Supreme Court. While at the same time publicly driving Trump’s approval rating to zero with millions more of Trump’s republican supporters giving up on him and forcing the Republicans to dump him in the hope of getting themselves reelected. The most likely outcome of Mueller’s objective is that the GOP will conclude they have no other political choice but to oust Trump, and force him out.
Mueller invoking the judicial process.
Mueller clearly intends to bring Trump to justice with or without the Republicans. If the Republican Congress cannot be forced to accept their constitutional responsibilities and impeach Trump, Mueller will go around Congress and remove him judicially. Mueller’s judicial position is clear – There is nothing in the Constitution or federal statutes that says that sitting president is immune from prosecution, and no court has ruled that they have any such shield. That it is proper, constitutional, and legal for a federal grand jury to indict a sitting president for serious criminal acts that are not part of, and are contrary to, the president’s official duties. Mueller will publicly petition the Supreme Court asking – if there is no judicial recourse against a president, – if they cannot be prosecuted for violating criminal laws, does that put them above the law?
Constitutional law and ethics consultants on Mueller’s legal team have already developed a draft asking a grand jury to indict Trump similar to those used by previous Special Prosecutors Leon Jaworski and Ken Starr who handled their investigations of sitting presidents the same way and reached the same legal conclusion. Mueller is expected to petition the court for a swift indictment not waiting for impeachment or until the president’s term is up when given Trump may not possibly come to trial because of a number of statutes of limitations or – such a delay would cripple the executive branch by having to invoke the 25th Amendment, temporarily replacing the president since he would not be able to carry out his duties as he would be incapacitated while on trial. The Supreme Court has never addressed the question of whether a sitting president can be indicted and tried. But in a landmark 1997 ruling, Clinton v. Jones, it permitted a lawsuit against Mr. Clinton for unofficial actions — accusations of misconduct before he became president — to proceed while he was in office. If public policy and the Constitution allow a private litigant to sue a sitting president for acts that are not part of the president’s official duties then the chances of a criminal indictment being constitutional is far greater. The next step in this scandal may demand that Mueller go where no other Special Prosecutor has gone before.
(This is Article #4 in our Corrupt Nation series reporting on the demise of a corrupt U.S. President.)
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