(News 24h) – Not only is he facing the risk of being considered for dismissal, Mr. Trump also lost many things of an ordinary citizen like his social network account.
Account blocked by social networks
On January 8, Twitter announced that President Donald Trump’s account on the social networking platform had been permanently locked, citing the risk of further violence following the attack on Capitol Hill by Trump supporters. on January 6.
Explaining the decision, Twitter posted the announcement: “After closely following the recent tweets on @realDonaldTrump, we have permanently locked the account due to concerns about the risk of further agitation. violence “.
Earlier, on January 6, after protesters supporting President Trump broke into the headquarters of Congress, Twitter also announced to temporarily lock President Trump’s Twitter account for 12 hours, at the same time having removed the tweets. of this leader before. Twitter also warned President Trump’s @realDonaldTrump account will be permanently locked if there are more violations of this social network’s regulations.
|Notice posted on January 8 on the corporate blog Twitter that they will permanently suspend the @realDonaldTrump account of US President Donald Trump – Screenshot|
Twitter’s suspension came a day after Mr. Trump was also barred from using Facebook and Instagram accounts by Facebook at least until the end of his term in office.
Several other social media platforms have also announced a ban on Mr Trump from using their services. The YouTube video-sharing network has removed Mr. Trump’s latest video.
In response to Twitter’s move, on January 8, in a series of status lines posted on the official POTUS account of the US administration, there are about 33.4 million followers, President Trump criticized Twitter’s “free-of-speech prohibition”, at the same time claimed that the social network had colluded with political opponents to remove his account from their platforms in order to “silence” him.
Twitter shortly thereafter deleted the tweet from Trump.
The risk of being deported
The riots that occurred on January 6 in Washington, DC, are probably the most unforgettable day in American history. Many supporters of President Trump rushed into the National Assembly building as MPs from the two houses were meeting and debating over Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. the violence killed 5 people, including 1 policeman and more than 50 policemen.
Democrats are now pressuring to trigger the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump for his role in the mob that flooded Parliament building on Capitol Hill.
Chuck Schumer, who is about to become the leader of the Senate majority, urged officials on Jan. 7 to “immediately activate” the 25th Amendment, saying that Trump “cannot” take over the office, so he needs to be stripped acting president. If this option is not feasible, he said “Congress should re-convene to consider dismissing the President”.
Shortly thereafter, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had the authority to initiate the recall review process, seemed to agree by saying that if the 25th Amendment is not triggered, “parliament could prepare to see. dismissal review “.
According to a document that Senate leader Mitch McConnell sent to MPs approached by the US media indicated the Senate process would proceed if the House passed the terms to consider dismissing President Donald Trump following the riot in Congress.
According to McConnell, the most likely scenario if the House of Representatives impeaches Trump during his last 12 days in office is that the House will notify the Senate of the action on Jan. 19, when senators return to work after vacation.
At that time, the Senate will ask the leaders of the House of Representatives to present terms considering Trump’s dismissal on the same day. The Senate’s impeachment rules require the Senate to “expedite the review process” of the impeachment terms after being raised by the leaders of the House, starting at 13:00 the following day.
As a result, the Senate Trump dismissal trial will begin an hour after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in at 12 noon on January 20.
McConnell’s memorandum noted that the Senate, which is currently scheduled to hold procedural sessions until January 19, cannot proceed with any of those meetings without the consent of the All 100 senators. He stressed that he would prevent the Senate from acting on any impeachment provisions received from the House until Jan. 19.
“Consent of all 100 senators is required to carry out any action of any kind during scheduled scheduled sessions prior to January 19 and, therefore, is required. all 100 senators to begin reviewing any impeachment clause in those sessions, “the memo stated.
When asked about whether to consider dismissing or removing the president under the 25th Amendment on Jan. 8, Andrew Bates, Biden’s transition group spokesman, said: “President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are focused on their January 20 presidential task and will let Vice President Mike Pence, the cabinet and parliament act as it feels appropriate.
Control the right to use nuclear weapons
In a letter to Democrats on Jan. 8, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she had discussed with US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley “about available precautions to prevent The unstable president begins hostile military action or uses launch codes and orders a nuclear strike.
Many congressmen also wrote letters to General Milley and Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, proposing to establish measures to control the White House boss’s right to use nuclear weapons.
However, under current US law, Trump is the only person in the government who has the power to issue a nuclear strike, and this right appears to be unstoppable.
“The president has the exclusive right, he can freely order without consulting anyone,” said Elaine Scarry, a professor at Harvard University.
Bruce G. Blair, a former officer in charge of the US Minuteman ballistic missile cellar, said that after Trump issued a code from the nuclear suitcase, the order would be sent directly to the active combat units. The operator will have to compare the incoming message with the available encoding.
If the authentication codes match, the rocket launch is started. The nuclear strike will be launched in 5 minutes, targeting the enemy’s intercontinental ballistic missile silos.
American nuclear missile submarines will receive orders a little slower because they are operating deep in the sea, but they can still fire the missile after about 15 minutes after receiving the order.
If Trump loses leadership for whatever reason, the right to launch a nuclear strike will be passed on to the next person in the US government’s chain of power successors, starting with Vice President Mike Pence and later. is Speaker of the House of Representatives Pelosi.
Some experts say it is time to reconsider the laws that allow the US president to issue a nuclear strike at his discretion.