We Can Indict A Sitting President

March 4th, 2019

The prevailing chorus of  “We’ve never indicted a sitting president,” continues as it becomes obvious to even dim-witted Republicans that Trump’s fall is not only an inevitability, but a constitutional necessity. After the new House is sworn in, the magic number is 10. That would be the number of GOP Senators who would need to vote for conviction for the Congress to remove Trump, and make Pence president. But short of a national crisis greater than the current nightmare, that’s not likely to happen.
But it’s becoming increasingly likely this President has committed multiple felonies, and whether that bothers his base of racists or Ann Coulter(ish) opportunists, a nasty cocktail of hate, the law demands that we indict Trump for crimes against our nation.
Which brings me back to the cry, “We can’t indict a sitting president.”
For the record, we indicted Aaron Burr the vice-president and all he did was shoot someone. There is nothing in the Federal code that prohibits the Attorney General from asking a Grand Jury to indict Trump, and remove him from office while awaiting trial. Nothing but the partisan Republican hacks who endanger our nation with their self-serving suck at the teet of Trump’s dark popularity.

Chip Franklin

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. In addition, Chip is an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting, and numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN. He has appeared at over 500 colleges and universities and more than a hundred Fortune 1000 companies as a speaker, comedian, and media consultant. Marc Fisher, senior editor at the Washington Post says, “Chip adds irony to a medium that rarely trusts its audience to get the joke.” He is however, a mediocre dancer.
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