MAGA Cultists Want to Crown Trump, King Donald I

If Trump is above the law, he’ll never leave office

Manny Otiko

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Many political watchers often state this year’s election will be the most important one in recent years. Usually that’s just talk, but this year it’s deadly serious. In case you haven’t figured this out, if former President Donald Trump gets back into the Oval Office, he won’t ever leave.

And here is solid evidence he intends to stay president for life.

Above the Law

According to a recent Rolling Stone article, Trump insiders say they plan to enact policies during his second term that will prevent the Department of Justice (DOJ) from prosecuting him.

“According to two sources who have discussed the topic with the ex-president since last year, Trump and people close to him intend to expand a Nixon-era memo from the Justice Department‘s Office of Legal Counsel that has effectively prohibited the department from prosecuting sitting presidents for decades,” said the article. “Some Trump advisers and others familiar with these discussions say they plan to have a thoroughly Trumpified OLC issue a new memo, which would advise that the department should prohibit the prosecution of presidents even after they leave office. (The existing Department of Justice memo is generally interpreted as applying to presidents only when they are in power.)”

He already tried to do this in his first term but ran into opposition from his two attorney generals, Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions. Barr and Sessions both have lines they wouldn’t cross. Barr, previously known as the cover-up king, after making Iran Contra charges disappear, did the same thing to the Mueller report. But he balked after Jan. 6. However, a Trump toady as AG won’t have similar qualms.

If the Trump insiders’ plans are accurate, and he manages to set up a DOJ full of toadies, this will lead to an inevitable next step. If Trump can’t be prosecuted when he’s president, he’ll never leave the Oval…

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Manny Otiko

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.