People you run into to….
I had an hour conversation with a retired trial lawyer this afternoon….
Great conversation…We discussed the law and how people sometimes are foolish when they go to court….
Of course me being me?
I asked him if he thought, with his background knowledge about Federal Law…..
Could Robert Mueller charge President Donald Trump criminally?
The judge quickly replied ‘Yes’….
I looked at him directly….
Then pointed out he was giving me a ‘legal’ answer….
I pointed out that the DOJ says Mueller canNOT charge a sitting President with a crime due to a call by the Office of Legal Counsel (US AG Office) that says a DOJ employee cannot charge a President (Reason was vote in an election supersedes and other means except impeachment when it comes to a sitting President)….
The judge shook his head….
He then went on to clarify his view….
He pointed out that Mueller wouldn’t be charging the President with anything…
Mueller could indict Trump thru one of the several Grand Juries he has access to…..
That would get around the DOJ/OLC rule….
I pointed out that the Republicans and Trump would contest the charges…
Yes, he agreed….
So I asked….. When this arrived on the doorstep of the US Supreme Court…What would happen?
The judge shook his head again….
His guess was that the Supreme’s would probably NOT take the case….
His reason …..
The court would NOT get into a scuffle with the Justice Dept.
I was in disagreement with this from the political side…
My feeling was that the court could NOT duck this…
The Constitution does NOT address this….
But he felt the Court, the way it’s curretly made up, would NOT get involved….