The position of President of the United States of America has been, for generations, a renowned and highly respected position. Since the time of George Washington, the highest seat in the land was one that was viewed as a position only held by the most respected and valued individuals. This appearance ended when Donald Trump illegitimately stole the presidency in 2016.
While there is still time to regain the legitimacy of the position of America’s presidency, that time is running out. After the Democrats retook power in the House of Representatives in the 2018 election, America was given a chance to ensure a check on Trump’s power was ensured. The Constitution ensures equal power between the separate branches of government. When Republicans had full control of Congress, they refused to place a check on Trump’s power.
There has been an increase in discussion about whether or not Robert Mueller’s team should accept a Trump resignation in exchange for complete immunity. While the current Department of Justice guidelines state that “The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions,” some high ranking Democrats in Congress have publicly stated that in their view, this is not a hard and fast rule.
The fact remains that nobody knows what Robert Mueller and his team plan to do. Based solely on the publicly available evidence of Trump’s guilt, something must be done to ensure that nobody is above the law. It is now demonstrably clear that Donald Trump has sold out his country. The only question now is how Mueller will deal with such treason.
I’m a ceramic engineer living in Central New York, avid sports fan but find myself more interested in politics lately.