Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States.
No matter what dangerous nonsense Donald Trump rattles on about via Twitter, this is not a question.
However, the 46th Commander-in-Chief will face a challenging question shortly after he takes office on January 20, 2021.
And that question is this:
SHOULD JOE BIDEN ISSUE A PARDON FOR DONALD TRUMP?
The former real estate magnate stands accused of an endless array of crimes, mostly related to his evasion of taxes over the years and his questionable investments overseas.
Not to mention all the ways Trump has profited off his time in the Oval Office.
While he’s President, Trump cannot be charged with any federal crimes.
Once he’s out of office, however?
All legal bets are off.
Biden would not be able to stop Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance from investigating and potentially prosecuting Trump and his company for crimes under state law.
But Biden would have the power (under the 1915 Supreme Court opinion in Burdick v United States) to make sure Trump is not charged with anything on a federal level.
This, many Democrats believe, would be totally insane and unforgiveable.
Trump is a crook. He has abused the office of the President in every conceivable manner and:
He should face consequences for these actions.
An example must be set so that future Presidents do not act in the same shady manner.
However, according to NBC News, Biden is likely to discourage investigations into his predecessor.
This outlet reports he has expressed “concerns that [they] would further divide a country he is trying to unite and risk making every day of his presidency about Trump.”
Says an insider close to the President-Elect:
“He’s going to be more oriented toward fixing the problems and moving forward than prosecuting them.”
Michael Conway, former counsel, U.S. House Judiciary Committee, believes this is the correct path for Biden to take.
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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip