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Saturday, June 1, 2019

"We Had to Destroy the Village In Order to Save It"

For John, BLUFThe Democrats seem to have suffered some sort mental collapse over Ms Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Boston Globe, by Reporter Jess Bidgood, 31 May 2019.

Here is the lede plus four:

Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday called for an end to the longstanding policy that bars presidents from being indicted, aiming squarely at Justice Department rules cited by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller this week in reviewing his decision not to criminally charge President Trump.

“No matter what he may think, Donald Trump is not a King. No President is,” the Massachusetts Democrat wrote.  “And our democracy only works if everyone can be held accountable.”

The once-obscure policy, issued by the Justice Department during Watergate and reaffirmed in 2000, holds that indicting a sitting president would unconstitutionally interfere with the duties of the executive branch.

Writing in a Medium post, Warren called on Congress to pass laws clarifying that a president can be indicted by the Justice Department and to amend obstruction of justice statutes to ensure they can be applied to presidents who abuse their power.  She also vowed to appoint Justice Department officials, including an attorney general, who share her belief that a president can be indicted and who would reverse the department’s opinion on the issue.

“If Donald Trump were anyone other than the President of the United States, he would be in handcuffs and indicted,” Warren wrote.  She added, with a nod to her presidential campaign’s signature tagline:  “That’s why I’ve got a plan to make sure that no president is above the law.”

In the mind of Senator Warren it is acceptable for a Cabinet level Department in the Executive Branch to make war on the President.  Does she realize how that will hyper-politicize the Department of Justice?

She hasn't thought this through.

The Democrats can't get over Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton in 2016, and will tear down our way of Government to reverse that outcome.  They are unable to comprehend that a big chunk of people don't agree with them.  In the extreme it could lead to succession, civil war or the reduction of certain parts of the nation to the status of serfs.  This is not a good thing.

Senator Warren is showing a certain lack of couth with her "in handcuffs" comment.  Does she lack faith in the Impeachment process?  Or lack faith in the Constitution?

Here is a Wyoming rancher's summary of the Mueller report and Democrats' ongoing efforts, in one sentence:

While we recognize that the subject did not actually steal any horses, he is obviously guilty of trying to resist being hanged for it.
Regards  —  Cliff

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