Exoneration is not a legal standard. Guilty or not-guilty is the standard? Therefore can we not state that TRUMP is NOT GUILTY?

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  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    9 months ago
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    No. Guilty or not -guilty refers to the charge. There was no charge, so Trump cannot be found not-guilty. The way it works is that the prosecutor either charges a crime or doesn't. If he doesn't he simply shuts up and you hear nothing else. It disappears and everyone goes home. And "collusion" is not a crime anyway. And, for the crimes that Mueller did get convictions on smells of a corrupt Mueller prosecution. The reason being is that any federal prosecutor can get any American if the powers that be want it.

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  • -j.
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    No, we can't. He is PRESUMED innocent, but only because he literally cannot be charged because he is POTUS.

    That is not exoneration and is in no way a determinant of his actual guilt or innocence.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    No, you can't say that. "Not Guilty" requires that there has been a fair trial, conducted in accordance with applicable laws, and the jury has determined that the prosecution has failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

    (You can't say "guilty", either.)

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    We cannot in all honesty make that statement.

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  • Sally
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Only until he leaves office and is indicted.

    • 9 months agoReport

      The charges amount to treason, the whole "we're not going to indict a sitting president" troll doesn't make the least bit of sense. Unless you're trying to say that our government is so corrupt that it won't impeach a president who has actually committed treasonous acts.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Trump hasn't been tried in court, and even if he was we have plenty of court cases where someone is found "not-guilty" and people largely disagree... like O.J. Simpson. I mean, he totally didn't murder his ex-wife because he was found "not-guilty" in the court of law, right?

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  • 9 months ago

    Exoneration is not tendered in any law books. Ergo Weissman

    who wrote this debacle for the left. Tried to leave the Dems

    a crumb.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    This whole armchair legal crap, you fools are running, is pathetic.

    Bottom line, the only reason Trump wasn't charged is because of guidelines that state, a sitting president can't be indicted while still in office.

    Reply to comment. Impeachment has to happen before the President can be charged under the guidelines.

    "The U.S. Constitution explains how a president can be removed from office for “high crimes and misdemeanors” by Congress using the impeachment process. But the Constitution is silent on whether a president can face criminal prosecution in court, and the U.S. Supreme Court has not directly addressed the question.

    In 1973, in the midst of the Watergate scandal engulfing President Richard Nixon, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel adopted in an internal memo the position that a sitting president cannot be indicted.

    The department reaffirmed the policy in a 2000 memo, saying court decisions in the intervening years had not changed its conclusion that a sitting president is “constitutionally immune” from indictment and criminal prosecution. It concluded that criminal charges against a president would “violate the constitutional separation of powers” delineating the authority of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the U.S. government.

    “The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions,” the memo stated. "

    Hence the only mechanism available is successful impeachment, removal from office or wait until the sitting President leaves office. Then charges. Don't blame me it's the law and guidelines. Personally I think it's crap.

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    • 9 months agoReport

      The whole "You cannot charge a sitting president" meme is really absurd. If Trump murdered someone on television, do you honestly think that he wouldn't get charged with murder just because he is "above the law"?

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Trump is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Mueller did use the term exonerate in his report, yes, but he did not claim that Trump is guilty of anything, and he says that the Mueller investigation did not exonerate Trump. Mueller's report did present more than 10 instances that Trump may have obstructed justice.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    I think we CAN state that traitor trump is guilty as all hell .

    • Rich B
      Lv 4
      9 months agoReport

      Why make a moron of yourself?

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