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After his recent Senate acquittal, former President Trump could still face 14th Amendment actions to bar him from office by the Senate, criminal prosecution in New York stemming from his educational service debacle, charges in Georgia that he tried to coerce the Secretary of State to “find” votes and flip results, censure, and a host of criminal and civil charges that may emanate from a clearly frustrated Democrat Congress, officials at the state level, and various other entities. He is not out of the woods quite yet.
Now is the moment to bring a 14th Amendment (Section 3) majority vote to bar Trump from future office.
They have 57 votes. They only need 51.
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) February 13, 2021
FNC: “Former President Donald Trump on Saturday, after the Senate acquitted him of the impeachment charge against him, teased a return to the political arena in his post-presidency. But in the coming weeks and months, Trump could also be facing continued efforts to hold him accountable for allegedly inspiring a mob of his followers to storm the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 joint session to certify the presidential election results. ‘There’s no question…that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,’ Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said after the Senate vote that acquitted Trump. McConnell voted that Trump was not guilty. But he said his vote was not a reflection on Trump’s actions and instead was an expression of his opinion that the Senate did not have the authority to hold an impeachment trial for a private citizen.”
McConnell said that the assault “was a foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo of false statements, conspiracy theories and reckless hyperbole which the defeated president kept shouting into the largest megaphone on planet Earth…President Trump is still liable for everything he did while in office,” McConnell continued. “He didn’t get away with anything yet. We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation.”
McConnell’s right. There is an active criminal investigation in Georgia regarding the call Trump made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a fellow Republican, pressuring him to “find” enough votes to change the result of Georgia’s presidential election. Democrat NY AG Letitia James, one of the most partisan AGs in the nation, wants his scalp on Trump University to further her political ambitions. And there’s the 14th Amendment gambit. Those are only three mines of the many political explosives laid in the field Trump is walking through. He should step carefully.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on February 15, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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