“No one is above the law”
Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) said on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ on Sunday that no one is above the law when asked about the possibility that former President Donald Trump be charged with a crime.
Anchor Jake Tapper said, “Let’s start with the latest on Trump. Of course, arresting a former president would be unprecedented in US history. We do not yet know exactly what charges could be filed. What we do know includes the idea that falsifying business records could be one of the charges. It’s a misdemeanor in New York unless prosecutors use what many experts say is a risky legal approach to try to charge him with a crime. By the way, all for an incorrect payment of $130,000. Do you think, do you fear that this specific accusation does not reach the magnitude to justify a measure like this? »
Kelly said, “Well, let me start by saying, Jake, you know, we’re a land of the law, and nobody’s above the law. I think it’s very important for the Manhattan District Attorney to look into this thoroughly. If they come to the conclusion that he should be charged, the former president has certain constitutional rights. And it’s a process that’s going to have to be worked out between him and his lawyers. You know, I hope if they press charges they have a strong case. Because it’s, like you said, it’s unprecedented. And you know, there are definitely risks involved here. But, again, no one in our country is or should be above the law.
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