Kamala Harris Signals Willingness to Prosecute Trump

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Democratic Presidential candidate US Senator Kamala Harris speaks during National Action Network 2019 convention at Sheraton Times Square. (lev radin/Shutterstock.com)

Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has joined the chorus of voices within the Democratic Party calling for presidential accountability, possible impeachment, and, most importantly, prosecution on obstruction of justice charges based on the findings of the Mueller report. While the Mueller team did not conclusively recommend obstruction charges against President Donald Trump, the report outlined a number of instances where certain inappropriate conduct could constitute obstruction.

In reaching their decision, the special counsel’s team followed a 1973 memo from President Nixon’s legal counsel that determined a sitting president cannot face criminal charges. This guidance informed Mueller’s decision to pass the issue of obstruction for adjudication to the legislative branch.

Harris is now doubling down on the proposition that if President Trump is defeated in 2020, and she wins the presidency,…

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