…by Matthew Chapman for Raw Story
In a statement on Tuesday, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) called for a broad, sweeping Justice Department investigation into outgoing President Donald Trump in the coming year.
If DOJ or an independent counsel’s office DECLINES to investigate/prosecute Trump & Co., the Republicans will use that very fact to argue they did NOTHING WRONG, because if they had committed crimes they would have been prosecuted. Justice demands accountability & #JusticeMatters— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) November 18, 2020
“Donald Trump and members of his administration have committed innumerable crimes against the United States,” said Pascrell. “He has endangered our national security. He ripped families apart. He poisoned the Census.
Donald Trump must be prosecuted for his crimes & be made an example of.— Kirk Acevedo🇺🇸 (@kirkacevedo) November 18, 2020
We can never allow another president to run amok in the
The argument will be if we prosecute it’ll divide the country more.
The law is to be obeyed by all
no matter their station in life.
He has personally profited from his office. He has attacked our elections and sought to throttle democracy. He was rightly impeached by the House of Representatives. He has engaged in treachery, in treason. He has all but given up on governing and protecting our nation and if he had a shred of dignity he would resign today.”
the same people who have been telling us we can't defund the police because somebody has to do *something* about crime are now going to tell us that we need to just get over this regime's crimes against humanity https://t.co/IT3meTMjpu— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) November 18, 2020
Crime Prosecution Cycles Thread 6/10— Tomi T Ahonen (@tomiahonen) November 18, 2020
I believe Trump will not do a broad series of pardons but he might pardon a few, mostly his kids. But even if Barr, Pence, Pompeo, Mnuchin, #LeningradLindsey, Giuliani etc were pardoned – they all would have to TESTIFY against Trump, so we pic.twitter.com/0WiIE9MUlo
“Therefore, in 2021 the entire Trump administration must be fully investigated by the Department of Justice and any other relevant offices. Donald Trump along with his worst enablers must be tried for their crimes against our nation and Constitution,” added Pascrell. “There must be accountability.”
We MUST prosecute the crimes of Trump, his family and his administration or we are not a nation of laws.— Kevin MQ (@KevMQ123) November 18, 2020
According to NBC News, President-elect Joe Biden does not intend to pressure the DOJ to pursue criminal investigations of Trump, wanting to turn a page on Trump’s repeated attempts to weaponize federal prosecutors against his political opponents.
Please calm down about Biden saying he wants to focus on getting COVID under control, not focusing on Trump’s crimes. Biden said he will appoint AG who can decide who & what to investigate w/o pressure from him. This is as it should be. Trump will be held accountable by new AG.— Doc CB (@cbeidson) November 18, 2020
Donald Trump accused of ‘innumerable crimes against the United States’: Congressman demands investigation