Donald Trump’s lawyers have said over and over again: The impeachment and conviction of the former president will set a terrible new precedent for the abuse of convictions in the future.
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Before the impeachment trial, Mr. Trump’s lawyer Bruce Castor made the arguments “The whole proceedings are unconstitutional, a bad public policy and setting bad precedent for the nation; that every citizen in the United States has the right to undergo legal proceedings, even if it is the President of the United States, but the President of the United States during his impeachment in the House of Representatives has not been processed. according to legal procedures. ”
Sen. Lindsey Graham also agreed that the trial set a bad precedent.
“I don’t know how Mrs. Kamala Harris would get away with impeachment if the Republicans took over the House of Representatives, because she did bail out the rebels, and one of those rebels did. go back to the street and smash other people’s heads’, Mr. Graham said. “So we opened the Pandora box here, and I’m very sad for this country.”
In June, Ms. Harris and other Democrats called on everyone to contribute to the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF), which posts the right to bail out rioters arrested in protests over death of George Floyd.
“If you can, join @MNFreedomFund right away to help sponsor Minnesota protesters”Ms. Harris wrote on Twitter on June 1 of last year.
Several Republicans have criticized Harris for her support of BLM perpetrators of violence and arson. TNS Tom Cotton said in a tweet on August 30 that: “Kamala Harris got Minnesota rioters and violence out of jail, causing them more damage. Don’t believe when she says she ‘condemns violence’, but look at what she does, not what she says. “
Meanwhile, at the end of August, Trump said at a press conference: “Thirteen members of Biden’s campaign have raised money to help the rebels get bail. And his companion Kamala has called on their supporters to do the same.
The Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) made a fortune after Harris voiced her support. The Washington Post reported in September that: “MFF’s tax filing shows the organization only raised about $ 100,000 in 2018, but just a few weeks after Floyd’s death, it raised an astonishing $ 35 million, a partly due to tweets by Harris, who is currently the Democratic vice-presidential candidate. ”
Just this month, Minnesota resident Thomas Moseley, who was twice sponsored by the Harris-backed group, was arrested for the third time on drug offenses, according to WCCO-TV.
The TV station reported: “In both cases, this man was released with the help of the Minnesota Freedom Foundation. The foundation helped him bail with $ 5,000 in October and $ 60,000 in December. ”
This man was arrested for chaos with the people and the police, where the rioters painted “Destroy America”, “Kill All Police”, “Crime Wave 2021” etc., Washington Examiner reported.
The bail also helps release an alleged child abuse agent, according to documents collected by Fox News.
Fox reported: “Timothy Wayne Columbus, a 36-year-old man, was charged with first-degree sexual assault for assaulting a girl in 2015 when she was around 8 years old. “An arrest warrant for him was issued on June 25. But then he was bailed out of prison and according to a court document, the party that returned his bail was the Self-Funding Fund. by Minnesota (MFF), which Harris and many of Mr. Biden’s employees asked their supporters to donate to free those who committed the riots in Minneapolis earlier this year. ”
Returning to the impeachment trial, one of the former President Trump’s lawyers said the process set a dangerous precedent that could lead to other former officials being impeached even after leaving office. .
During the question-and-answer session in Trump’s trial on Friday, Sen. Marco Rubio asked lawyer Michael van der Veen if the current trial “sets a new precedent” for other former officials. – including Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State or not.
“Is it true that according to this new precedent, a trial in the House of Representatives in the future could impeach a former Secretary of State and potentially disqualify her from her future office?” TNS Rubio asked.
“If you look at this trial under their eyes [cánh tả], that’s what it is, “ said van der Veen. “This can happen to… former Secretary of State. It can happen to a lot of people. ”
Xuan Lan (from Just The News)