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Sat Jun 10, 2023, 01:28 AM

Lawfare deep dive analysis of the Trump indictment



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Benjamin Wittes

In case whatís missing from your life is a Lawfare deep dive analysis of the Trump indictment.

https://www.lawfareblog.com/united-states-america-v-donald-j-trump-and-waltine-nauta

United States of America v. Donald J. Trump and Waltine Nauta
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https://thecooltable.wtf/@benjaminwittes/110516962333662055


from the article

United States of America v. Donald J. Trump and Waltine Nauta


The indictment of former President Donald J. Trump that was unsealed today by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida represents a beginning in several distinct senses.

It is, at one level, the beginning of a single criminal proceeding: an indictment which alleges discrete crimes against two individuals, one of whom happens to have served as President of the United States.

It is also, however, the beginning of the broader effort to use federal criminal law as a vehicle of accountability for Trumpís behavioróboth in office and following his departure from office. It is, after all, the first federal criminal case against Trumpóagainst whom prior criminal investigations have come up short and other federal and state criminal investigations remain ongoing.

And it is, at the same time, the beginning of new era in American political life, one in which federal prosecutions of former presidents areófortunately or unfortunately, as Trump might sayóno longer either unthinkable or an eventuality to be avoided, either by prudential exercises of prosecutorial discretion (as in the case of Bill Clinton) or by preemptive exercises of the presidential power of clemency (as in the case of Richard Nixon).

If this case goes to trial, it will force Americans to think about these questions and others too. It will require the delicate handling of large volumes of classified material before a jury. It will raise questions about the limits of one of the most sacrosanct principles in our legal system, attorney-client privilege. It will push the ability of the criminal justice system to try a man while he seeks the very presidency whose prerogative of control over classified information he is accused of violating. And it will test Americansí faith that a Justice Department under the control of one party can impartially and fairly try a former president of the other party even as he seeks to regain the presidency.

https://www.lawfareblog.com/united-states-america-v-donald-j-trump-and-waltine-nauta

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2023, 01:55 AM

1. Interestng read

Thanks for posting

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2023, 08:30 AM

2. The Criminal Indictment Is A Second Order Change. This Is A First In The History Of Our Country!

...having these allegations on the record, having the special counsel put down on paper and in public that which the government contends it can prove about Trumpís behavior beyond a reasonable doubt using admissible evidence is a breakthrough. No longer is Trump the subject of endless federal investigation that never results in any charge. He is now indicted, and for unquestionably serious crimes for which others have served significant time in prison.


Thanks for the post!

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Sat Jun 10, 2023, 09:21 PM

3. that last line

"It is a moment of genuine accountability."

HEAR, HEAR

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