A Picture Says a Thousand Words …. “🤔 This One, a cartoon, screams, #101 …. A ‘Sitting President’ 🤔 …. “!!


~~May 31, 2019~~ 

SITTING PRESIDENT 

… and this is where the Mueller Report ends!

Rep. Justin Amash:

“The ball is in our court, Congress!”

HortyRex©

Can a sitting U.S. president face criminal charges?

The U.S. Constitution explains how a president can be removed from office for “high crimes and misdemeanors” by Congress using the impeachment process.

But the Constitution is silent on whether a president can face criminal prosecution in court, and the U.S. Supreme Court has not directly addressed the question.

~CORRECTION FROM A BLOG FOLLOWER~

(I agree and am quite thankful for input)

The Founding Fathers neither implicitly nor explicitly precluded a sitting president from criminal prosecution. Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution is such a preclusion stated. He is also wrong in asserting that most legal experts accept that presidents possess criminal immunity. The legal community is in fact quite torn over this issue because it never arose until the Watergate scandal of the early 1970’s and was revisited during the impeachment of Bill Clinton two decades later.

The entire basis for presidential criminal immunity rests solely on an internal DOJ policy memo written arbitrarily and without any participation by the legislative branch (i.e. Congress) or the judicial branch (i.e. the federal courts).

In other words, it’s total BS!

The only entity legally able to officially interpret the Constitution is the U.S. Supreme Court, and it has never ruled on this issue.

Thank you, Robert!

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

2 thoughts on “A Picture Says a Thousand Words …. “🤔 This One, a cartoon, screams, #101 …. A ‘Sitting President’ 🤔 …. “!!

  1. Great cartoon, but Akhil Reed Amar is wrong on both points. The Founding Fathers neither implicitly nor explicitly precluded a sitting president from criminal prosecution. Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution is such a preclusion stated. He is also wrong in asserting that most legal experts accept that presidents possess criminal immunity. The legal community is in fact quite torn over this issue because it never arose until the Watergate scandal of the early 1970s and was revisited during the impeachment of Bill Clinton two decades later. The entire basis for presidential criminal immunity rests solely on an internal DOJ policy memo written arbitrarily and without any participation by the legislative branch (i.e. Congress) or the judicial branch (i.e. the federal courts). In other words, it’s total BS! The only entity legally able to officially interpret the Constitution is the U.S. Supreme Court, and it has never ruled on this issue.

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