President Trump, Donald Trump, Congress discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
So on the one hand, if you have this concern about the election and the effect that impeachment proceedings will have on that election. But on the other hand, you have certitude moral ethical and factual certitude that the president committed acts that justify impeachment. How do you choose and to me, I thought about it for a while? Just having slipped life for a while. The first thing is speculative and people have been very bad. It's speculating what's going to happen in the future. And so in the world in which the one decision is merely speculative in the other, you feel in your heart, and in your mind is certain you go with the certain you go with the definite. And you hope that actually changes hearts and minds. And if people understand that you're doing things in good faith, and your proceeding in a way, that is about the truth in about accountability and about values as opposed to scoring political points if you can do those things in that way. And people can see you're doing things in that way. Then I think you need to proceed, and I'm not saying that tomorrow articles of impeachment need to be filed. But what I'm saying is, if you are a member of congress and you feel deeply that impeachable offenses have been committed. Then I think you can't shy away from moving towards that whether it's by having hearings along the way to get more evidence and put more of the picture of what happened before the American people before you get to a point where you pursue formerly that thing. Impeachment, but you need to proceed on the other hand, if you don't think that impeachable offenses have been committed, then it's an easy decision for you, and you don't proceed, I will note as we have before that there is at least one Republican congressman who is very controversial and has his issues as well. And maybe seeking to unseat Donald Trump in potentially a primary challenge or an independent challenges a libertarian just in a Marsh. But I think that every congress person needs to decide for themselves what they think happened here and not to undo Lee shy away from something because of some speculation about how it will be perceived in a future election. Detect question is an Email from cliff in Toronto Canada, L cliff from Toronto very simple, pithy question. Pardon versus exonerated pre please clarify the distinction. Well, it's pretty simple distinction. Exonerated as I understand it, not in the parlance, used by the president of the United States, who has said before, could go to a Chinese restaurant look at the menu and says the menu totally exonerates him. Anything that doesn't charge him with a crime or proves his. Commission of a crime Donald Trump things exonerates him was I understand exoneration. And I think most other people do to be exonerated from something is for there to have been proof that you did not commit that act. So, for example, as I describe in my book, there was a situation where an investigator in my office worked really hard based on evidence that he had gathered to exonerate and get out of prison, six people who were convicted of a crime. They had not committed and were released from jail seventeen years after the fact, that's an exoneration a pardon is an act of mercy by an executive whether the president or governor of a particular state, deciding to pardon someone for a particular crime, the law recognizes that the federal constitution permits that kind of mercy function on the part of the president of the United States, but also recognizes that the acceptance of a pardon remains a recognition of guilt in the underlying crime. So unlike an exoneration where one or more investigators and perhaps, a court have basically come to the conclusion that a prison has not committed. The crime is not sufficient evidence to show the commission of a crime..