Is Trump Trying To Run The Clock?: 5 Examples


Although, attempting to run – out the clock, is, a somewhat – commonly used tactic, by many defendants, former President Donald J. Trump has seemed, to bring this, to an art – form! Before he was President, he often used a litigious – strategy, where he would sue others, apparently, to deter them, from going – after him, etc! However, whether it related to legal actions, against him, and/ or, his businesses, or based on actions, he took, as leader of the Free World, it seems he continues, relying on this strategy! With, that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, 5 examples of this, and why, the rest of us, should be concerned about the potential implications, and ramifications.

1. Suits against him and his businesses, in New York: Both, the State Attorney General, as well as the New York County District Attorney, have investigations, occurring, versus the former President. The state’s case is a civil action, while the county, is doing a criminal investigation! He has stated, he should be immune, because of Executive Privilege, and claimed, these cases are merely, political, by his enemies. When any claim is disallowed by a Court, he, either appeals, or institutes another one! In an apparent attempt to deter, or, at least, delay, AG James’ case, he is suing her, for discrimination, bias, etc, against him! If, he is allowed to get away with it, the risk is, it will make prosecuting any high – profile individual, in the future. In his mind, his opinions, agenda, and self – interests, are facts, and anything else, is a fake fact!

2. Congressional hearings/ stalling: Claiming Executive Privilege, he is informing his former – aides, not to testify! Many have followed his instructions, either, refusing to answer, subpoenas, and/ or, claiming the Fifth Amendment! If, the Congress cannot do this, what happens to the Balance of Powers, and Congressional oversight, etc?

3. Civil suits/ actions: When, accused, and sued, he used his political office, to justify, delaying, and/ or, refusing to cooperate! Even, though, the precedent was, otherwise, when President Clinton was sued and accused, and he was forced to testify, Trump continues to believe, he is above the law!

4. Political pressure: Trump is a master, of applying, political pressure, when it suits his purposes, and objectives! Who can forget his Republican allies, in the Senate, who claimed, impeachment, didn’t count, because he was out – of – office, although, supporting his continuous claims, of election fraud (without proof)? Whenever anyone questions, and/ or, opposes him, he attempts to pur extreme pressure on them, because, it seems, to a large – extent, the Republican Party, has been transformed into the Party of Trump!

5. Executive Privilege/ Power/ Over – reach: While, there is a need for Executive Privilege, it should be used, for matters, of national security, etc, and not for personal privilege, etc! His over – reach, has extreme, potential ramifications, into the future, if we fail to address, them, now!

Wake up, America, and remind your elected officials, no one is above, the law! Will you become a more – responsible voter?

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