#nopardon: Why Trump needs to be impeached, even if he can’t be removed.

… because he can’t be pardoned if he was impeached. Interesting read… 

Reality update: Trump won’t lose his job – but the impeachment inquiry is still essential | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian … :

Assume that Trump is impeached on grounds that include a raft of federal crimes – bribery, treason, obstruction of justice, election fraud, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the United States, making false statements to the federal government, serving as an agent of a foreign government without registering with the justice department, donating funds from foreign nationals, and so on. Regardless of whether a sitting president can be indicted and convicted on such criminal charges, Trump will become liable to them at some point. But could he be pardoned, as Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon 45 years ago? Article II, section 2 of the constitution gives a president the power to pardon anyone who has been convicted of offenses against the United States, with one exception: “in Cases of Impeachment.”

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