Democrats have every intention of pursuing investigations into President Trump and his administration even after he leaves office, CNN reports.
According to the network, some lawmakers have expressed interest in continuing the witch hunt against the President.
“They [Democrats] argue they have an obligation to scrutinize the actions of Trump and his administration that they charge violated constitutional norms and eroded the separation of powers,” the report states.
There are also multiple ongoing lawsuits according to CNN, “including efforts to obtain Trump’s tax returns, key financial documents, testimony from a former White House counsel and grand jury material from the Mueller report.”
These “will continue into the new Congress,” likely throttling any effort by President-elect Biden to create unity in an increasingly dysfunctional place like Washington, D.C.
Democrats in Congress are still intent on investigating Trump and his administration after he leaves office, including a pursuit of his tax returns, a drive that threatens to complicate Biden’s pledges of bipartisan unity since he won the election. https://t.co/i0WgrWNUgb
— CNN (@CNN) December 7, 2020
Democrats Plan To Investigate Trump After He Leaves Office, Something They Did Before He Ever Took Office
To demonstrate how absurd the left’s dogged pursuit of President Trump is and has been, CNN notes Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) “would want to investigate things that are profoundly damaging to our system of government.”
Raskin, of course, plotted Trump’s impeachment before he stepped foot in the White House.
In fact, prior to President Trump’s inauguration day, Raskin had impeachment on the brain.
“I just know that if I’m going to vote to impeach the man at some point, I would like to be able to look him in the eye on Inauguration Day,” he said when asked if he planned on attending the event.
Raskin has also been a strong proponent of invoking the 25th Amendment as a means to remove the President from office.
The Democrats’ past four years, with Raskin as a prime example, have resulted in zero legislative accomplishments as they focused solely on harassing Trump from the day they found out he beat Hillary Clinton.
Dem. Rep. Jamie Raskin: “Mr. Chairman, we present you not just with high crimes and misdemeanors—but a constitutional crime in progress, up to this very minute.” https://t.co/FSKRPsJV7d pic.twitter.com/Slh0VmBbrf
— ABC News (@ABC) December 17, 2019
President Trump Should Pardon Himself Regarding Future Investigations
Congressman Matt Gaetz believes President Trump should consider a pardon for himself and others in his administration as a means to fend off the radical left.
“He should pardon everyone from himself to his administration officials to Joe Exotic if he has to,” Gaetz joked.
Matt Gaetz: “President Trump should pardon Michael Flynn, he should pardon the Thanksgiving turkey, he should pardon everyone from himself to his administration officials, to Joe Exotic if he has to!” pic.twitter.com/mEEEqCl9rl
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 25, 2020
While the comments may have been light-hearted, the threat from the radical left is real.
Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) has demanded a thorough and continuing investigation and prosecution of the President and members of his administration.
Tonight I’m calling for the eventual prosecution of donald trump and his enablers for their many crimes against the United States. pic.twitter.com/LJGvzLqQ35
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) November 18, 2020
Actor Rob Reiner has also advised that a “non-partisan commission” should be created to investigate Trump after he leaves office to “restore faith in our Constitution and the Rule of Law.”
After Trump leaves, and he will, to repair the damage he has caused Democracy, it will be imperative that a non partisan commission be formed to investigate him for Federal Crimes. It will be the only way we can restore faith in our Constitution and the Rule of Law.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) November 20, 2020
And Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) has also called for continuing investigations into President Trump.
“We should send a message across the world that we will not tolerate the undermining of our democracy in the way this president has done,” Waters said.
“So again, I don’t know what President-elect Biden would do, but I certainly would support investigating the president.”
If President-elect Biden had a spine and the brain cells to pull it off, he’d pardon Trump and his family as one of his first moves towards unity and a clear call to the radical left that their destruction of the integrity of the office of the presidency will no longer be tolerated.
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