On November 21, 1945, in the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg, Germany, Justice Robert H. Jackson, Chief of Counsel for the United States, made his opening statement to the International Military Tribunal.
May it please Your Honors:
The privilege of opening the first trial in history for crimes against the peace of the world imposes a grave responsibility. The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated. (My underlining)
This is why DT deserves no immunity. President Ford made the mistake to exend a pardon to President Nixon with no conditions whatsoever. President Obama failed to presecute the Wall Street criminals. The criminals profitted from their fraud and gave President Obama no cooperation in return.
Confronted with all of the testimony and evidence as to how Trump abused presidential power, Senate Republicans didn’t take Rep. Schiff up on his warning. With the exception of Sen. Mitt Romney, who voted to convict Trump, the rest of the party stood by the President. Sen. Susan Collins assured voters that “I believe that the President has learned from this case. The President has been impeached. That’s a pretty big lesson.”
By now it should be clear that the only lesson President Trump learned from the impeachment process was that almost every elected Republican would support him regardless of what he did. He could use public policy for his self-interest, he could intimidate opponents and spread disinformation, and, yes, he could threaten our democratic institutions.
I offer two commentaries that present the case for prosecuting DT.
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