The DOJ says Trump can't be charged with a crime, so why do contards demand to know which crime Trump has been charged with?

There is an internal DOJ policy which prohibits a sitting president from being charged with a crime. This would include charges of bribery, extortion, campaign finance violations, money laundering, conspiracy, etc. Robert Mueller was very clear about this point when he gave his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

Yet now conservatives are demanding to know which crime Trump has been charged with, as if it's some kind of prerequisite to impeachment. It's not. That's why the Articles of Impeachment against Trump list Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress, because the DOJ rule prohibited Democrats from charging Trump with a crime.

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  • Shilo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    I guess they don't believe that Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Power measure up to that of a "crime." Either that, or they aren't aware of the reason for not specifically stating bribery, extortion, campaign finance violations, money laundering, conspiracy......which all fall under the umbrella of Abuse of Power and / or Obstruction of Justice. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Let's try to follow your logic...

    The DOJ says it cannot prosecute the President...

    So that means Congress, which is not the DOJ, has no other recourse, has no other option BUT...

    To impeach Trump for not-crimes...

    Did I get that right?

    You're a fcuking idiot.  Lolz

  • Alex
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    For starters the general public had not right to demand his tax return records.

    • Mark
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      The public didn't; Trump went out of his way to PROMISE this.  They only thing that public did is say something to the effect of "you said COMPLETELY voluntarily that you would show your tax returns.  So, what's is taking so long to do what you SAID you were going to do?"

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  • RockIt
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Bill Clinton was charged with perjury. He was disbarred and can no longer practice law because of his crime.

    Thats what we mean by "what is the crime?" you know, one of the entries in the criminal code.

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    • *facepalm*

      An "indictment" is the formal term for CHARGING somebody with a crime. The DOJ OLC policy specifically prevents indictment, as you have pointed out. We are actually in violent agreement - you're just too stupid to realize it.

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