I am Albert Morris, a philosophical friend of Clinton’s and wish I was a lawyer because then I could advance a case rather than simply having to wonder aloud.
Why shouldn’t President Trump, after he leaves the White House, be tried on at least two counts, namely.
- a crime against humanity given the following facts:
- He, by negligence re the Covid-19 pandemic, caused or contributed to the death and/or illness of millions of Americans
- He, having lost the 2020 Presidential election, is blocking the transition team from accessing needy Federal resources to deal with the ongoing ravages of the pandemic
- A species of treason given the following fact:
- He, by deliberate action, is attacking the Nation’s well-being in blocking the duly elected new administration from access to vital information and resources for National security
- He, as recently as January 5, 2021, is doing his utmost to undercut the democratic electoral will of the voters of America
- He. by his undemocratic utterances and actions since the 2020 Presidential election has caused or contributed significantly to the seditious storming of the Capitol today (January 6)
Since in my unlearned view this all constitutes the basic criminal elements of mens rea and actus reus, why shouldn’t he be charged once he is no longer officially President of the USA?
A possible, eventual switch from White House to Jailhouse or mental institution perhaps?