You might not have been following everything that’s been going on in America with Donald Trump’s administration over the past couple of weeks – and who could blame with all the Brexit mess going on over here – but one leading political pundit believes that Trump might offer his resignation in the coming weeks to avoid prosecution.
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Just a quick recap here, but in the past month both Trump’s ex fixer Michael Cohen and his former national security advisor Michael Flynn have been found guilty of a whole host of crimes such as lying to congress and the FBI, campaign finance violations, bank fraud and tax fraud. Cohen has been jailed for three years and Flynn is still awaiting sentence, but the key part here is that both men are claiming that they acted at the behest of Trump, whereas Trump is denying any knowledge of what they were doing.
Crucially, special counsel Robert Mueller has recommended that Flynn serve no jail time after he co-operated fully with Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election – information that has yet to be shared with the general public. This has led MSNBC host Chris Matthews to speculate that this could be the smoking gun that causes Trump to strike a deal with Mueller and resign from the role of President:
Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump would be the next to face prosecution, but what if the prosecutor were to offer the president an alternative?
What if he were to say he would let the children walk if the old man does the same?
That would mean giving up the presidency in exchange for acquittals all around ― not just for himself, but for all his kids.
This previously happened with Vice President Spiro Agnew in 1973. He quit after striking a deal with prosecutors that saw him escape prosecution for tax evasion.
Trump will leverage the office while he still has it so let’s watch the probable events of the coming weeks bring all this to a breaking point.
It is going to be historic.
I mean I get that this guy is a political expert and he is at least using an example that has happened in the past, but does anyone see this actually happening? I think that Trump is probably too proud and stubborn to give up the Presidency – even if it means saving is kids – and to be honest even with all these developments I just see him staunchly denying everything he’s accused of being involved in and throwing everyone under the bus and somehow getting away with it. That tends to be how these things work, depressingly.
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