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Thursday, December 08, 2022

Lawyers for the former United States president argue that he was acting in his official capacity ahead of the deadly US Capitol attack.

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Really reeks of a "When you are president, they let you do it. You can do anything." mentality:

Donald Trump would be immune against lawsuits even if he had urged his supporters to "burn Congress down" while in office, his lawyer argued in court today

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#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-12-07 10:51 PM | Reply

immune against lawsuits even if he had urged his supporters to "burn Congress down" while in office.

Interesting... does the 1st amendment protect the government from itself?

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-12-07 11:01 PM | Reply

The first amendment does not protect against direct threats of violence. Which begs the question, was Trump's language inflaming enough to NOT be protected by the first amendment?

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-12-07 11:27 PM | Reply

Acting contrary to his oath of office means he wasn't acting as the president

Should be fairly obvious

#4 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-12-07 11:42 PM | Reply

If Trump gets elected, the Oath of Office will be the first thing to go. He'll just make a dictate.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-12-08 03:19 AM | Reply

Acting in an official capacity does not include inciting an insurrection, riot or attack in an attempt to overthrow our democracy.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-12-08 10:04 AM | Reply

@#1

"When somebody is the president of the United States, the authority is total. And that's the way it's got to be. It's total."
        -
www.theatlantic.com


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-08 11:32 AM | Reply

@#1
"When somebody is the president of the United States, the authority is total. And that's the way it's got to be. It's total."
- www.theatlantic.com

#7 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

So Biden could have Trump arrested and have all of his assets seized? I mean if the authority is total...

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-12-08 11:47 AM | Reply

" I mean if the authority is total..."

Oh. He forgot to tell you.

It's only "total authority" for Republicans.

Them left wing radical Libs have no real authority.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-12-08 12:00 PM | Reply

"Acting contrary to his oath of office means he wasn't acting as the president"

Committing treason while trying to subvert the outcome of a legal and fair election is more of a crime than it is prorwcted fee speech. Instead of immunity he should get prison time. I haen't yet read a single argument to the contrary that was even slightly convincing. When Nixon was faced with impeachment for Watergate he didn't have the luxury of partisan poliyicians who would aquit him even though they knew he was guilty like Trump did which really was a violation of their oath of office "to protect and defend the Constitution." So, he resigned and showed more character than Donald Trump ever has. After the events of Jan. 6 those srill supporting Trump are completely without any sense of right or wrong. Y'all know it too but most of y'all can't admit the truth even to yourselves. I don't think I could carry that around in my head.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2022-12-08 12:28 PM | Reply

If Trump really wanted high rating he should just go ahead and televise his own execution by firing squad. We would ALL tune in for that.

#11 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-12-08 01:20 PM | Reply

Lingchi would result in higher ratings.

#12 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-08 05:10 PM | Reply

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