Letitia James, New York’s attorney general is one awesome woman. She knows her stuff, and she does not take anything off of anyone, not even the president. It would be a very bad idea to take her lightly. Unfortunately for him, Donald Trump is right within her sights, and she has him from the moment he rises from the White House for the last time in the Marine One helicopter.
Tuesday morning, AG James appeared on ABC’s The View. Here was the build-up:
‘TOMORROW: New York Attorney General @TishJames joins us LIVE to weigh in on the latest headlines and to discuss her investigation into the Trump organization.’
CNN White House Correspondent April Ryan said “You can’t run if you’re sitting in jail. Tick tock (sic), tick tock (sic):”
“[Attorney General of New York] Letitia James is waiting on you. And you keep talking about you’re running again in 2024, but you can’t run if you’re sitting in jail. Tick tock, tick tock,” – said @TheView moderator @WhoopiGoldberg about @realDonaldTrump! #TheView/\’
Truthlover81 mentioned Trump’s niece, Mary Trump Ph.D. who is a psychologist:
‘Mary Trump on “The View” just said that “Trump hasn’t transformed the GOP as much as he’s revealed it’s true nature”. Sadly, I think she’s right.’
James said whether Trump is the president means nothing when it comes to her investigation:
‘The fact that Mr. Trump is the president of the United States really has no bearing on our investigation. In fact, the election has no bearing on our investigation. We’ll continue our investigation whether he’s president or not.’
Whoopy asked her questions:
‘[email protected] @TishJames explains to @TheView where New York’s ongoing investigation into the Trump organization currently stands: “The fact that… Mr. Trump is the president of the United States really has no bearing on our investigation.”’
.@NewYorkStateAG @TishJames explains to @TheView where New York’s ongoing investigation into the Trump organization currently stands: “The fact that… Mr. Trump is the president of the United States really has no bearing on our investigation.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/rLE3xnowY9
— The View (@TheView) December 8, 2020
Trump announced that he has about 21 friends, family, and familiars he might pardon. However, he appears to want to let them twist in the wind until the last moment. One remaining question is whether he will attempt to pardon himself, which has never been done in our great nation’s history.
AG James said on The View that most legal scholars say he cannot pardon himself. What he could do, though, is resign at the last moment and have Vice President Mike Pence sign in and pardon him:
‘He can preemptively pardon individuals and the vast majority of legal scholars have indicated that he cannot pardon himself. What he could do is step down and allow the vice president, Vice President Mike Pence, to pardon him. I suspect he’ll pardon his family members, his children, his son-in-law and individuals in his administration, as well as some of his close associates. Then I suspect at some point he’ll step down and allow the vice president to pardon him.’
But James said that won’t place them above the law, because he can only pardon people from federal crimes. Her jurisdiction is state crimes. She said “I’m so happy:”
‘It’s important to understand he’s pardoned from federal crimes. He is not pardoned from state crimes. Last year I introduced a bill in the state legislature which would close the pardon loophole so that individuals such as the president of the United States would not evade justice. It’s important we have this check on presidential powers and that the state legislature, I’m so happy they passed that bill and it’s the law in the state of New York. President Trump cannot avoid justice in the great state of New York.’
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