The Constitution refers to a present-tense status of “the president.” That status is key to other provisions bestowing official powers and privileges, which do not linger after leaving office. No one would argue that Trump could continue to exercise those powers once President-elect Biden is sworn in. Yet, a Senate trial would insist that, while Trump has no continuing powers, he remains subject to continued penalties tied to the office. Moreover, the stated purpose of the impeachment trial is whether a president “shall be removed.” Thus, the only person constitutionally subject to an impeachment trial would be the sitting president, Joe Biden. … [Read more...] about Should Donald Trump skip his Senate impeachment trial?
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"While it is disappointing that it took a Trump-incited attack on our Capitol to get here, it appears that all the major platforms are finally beginning to step up and take this important issue seriously and that policymakers and the public are committed to holding them accountable," he said. … [Read more...] about YouTube suspends Donald Trump’s channel for at least a week
Trump flouted the virus, his staff largely eschewing masks in the warren of cramped West Wing offices while the president hosted “superspreader” events at the White House and on the road. Biden’s team is considering having many staffers work from home; those who do enter the building will wear masks. Biden has already been vaccinated, something Trump, who got the virus last fall, has chosen not to do despite suggestions that it would set an example for the nation. … [Read more...] about After Trump, Biden aims to reshape the presidency itself
Earlier this week Flynn ridiculed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for congratulating Biden on his win following the Electoral College vote by retweeting a post that called for 'American patriots' to let 'McConnell know we aren't on board with his "President Elect Biden" mindset.' … [Read more...] about Pardoned General Flynn tells Trump to invoke martial law because of voting fraud and force an election ‘rerun’ in swing states – saying ‘it’s not unprecedented’
Twitter and Facebook built businesses in which shareholder value was directly correlated with the president’s rage and disinformation.Twitter stock, which I bought for the first time in 2019, was in the teens when he became president; it was in the 50s last month; and now that Trump’s account is gone, it’s off by 10 percent. Hannah Arendt alluded to tyranny as an informal alliance between the elites and a mob. What we have in Twitter and Facebook is tyranny with stock options. … [Read more...] about The Most Important Takeaways From Big Tech’s Deplatforming of Trump