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Thread #168285 Message #4087867
Posted By: DMcG
14-Jan-21 - 04:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Trump Actions and Effects
Subject: RE: BS: Trump Actions and Effects
conviction by the Senate after impeachment wouldn't preclude him from facing criminal charges
You may well be right, but I would not be surprised to hear cries of 'double jeopardy' from his lawyers.
Let's leave Trump out of this as a specific, and consider what 'a President' might do. You can imagine two extremes: something extremely serious, like personally burning down the House, and the minimum that might be a successful impeachment, say misuse of the Presidential Seal.
If looks to me as if the range of actions available to the Senate after a conviction are the same.