It’s becoming more obvious every day that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has Donald Trump nailed for several felonies. Obstruction of justice is a given. Money laundering seems increasingly likely as well – and that’s before we even get to charges like conspiracy against the United States. Now the big question is how Mueller specifically takes Trump down.
The short answer is that there really is no roadmap and precious little precedent. This is about the point in the Watergate investigation when Richard Nixon resigned. Legal scholars disagree about whether or not Mueller can indict Trump while he’s still president, and there’s more questions about whether he can put Trump on trial. These matters will be decided by the judicial system soon enough. But there’s another way for Mueller to put the squeeze on Traitor Trump as the above questions play themselves out in the courts.
Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe, who is one of the foremost experts on the U.S. Constitution, was questioned on Twitter if Mueller is able seize Trump’s illegally obtained financial assets while he’s still president. Tribe gave this answer: “I’ve not yet explored this, but I’d welcome those who are expert in RICO and other avenues for prosecuting corrupt organizations and freezing their assets to RT and explain. Even if a sitting POTUS were held unindictable, an open Q, his nest of companies could be a sitting duck.”
Another legal expert, Sarah Smith, then mentioned a directive made in 2017 by President Trump’s Department of Justice, which makes it much easier for prosecutors to seize assets before the defendant has been convicted . Again, all this will have to be decided by the courts if Robert Mueller wants to go down this path. But Trump’s own administration made it easier for Mueller to freeze Trump’s dirty money, whether he can put Trump on trial or not.