Joe Biden promised that if he makes it to the White House, he will not forgive President Donald Trump for crimes that could be brought before him.
“Definitely yes. I promiseBiden responded when asked by a voter if he promised not to use his presidential power to forgive Trump for being elected in November during a virtual assembly on the MSNBC news channel.
” I wouldn’t lift a finger at all. You see, the attorney general of the United States is not the president’s attorney. He is the ombudsman, ”added the virtual candidate for the presidential election by the Democratic Party, as reported by Politico.
Trump has been investigated during his administration for a series of alleged irregularities. Among those investigations are the possibility of having violated the Constitution by receiving payments from foreign governments through his luxury hotel in Washington, being part of dubious fiscal maneuvers during the construction of his real estate empire, and his participation in the payment for A porn actress is under the table ahead of the 2016 presidential election – which is why the US Attorney’s Office implicated him in the campaign finance crimes of his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
The question he asked Biden hinted at the ex-president’s forgiveness. Richard Nixon in 1974, who resigned during the Watergate scandal before facing impending impeachment and removal from the White House. The voter asked Biden if he would do the same thing the former president did. Gerald ford and he would forgive Trump “with the excuse of reconciling the country.”
Democratic congressmen and former law enforcement officials have also criticized Trump for allegedly trying to manipulate the Justice Department to advance his political agenda and personal interests instead of serving the people.
Biden also alluded to controversial measures recently taken in two cases by the Justice Department after Trump criticized his government’s initial proposals.
The first is the dismissal of charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his talks with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the transition of government, before Trump’s swearing-in.
The second is the modification of Roger Stone’s sentencing recommendation, who has long informally advised Trump on political matters. Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for obstruction, lying to Congress, and witness tampering. He is appealing his sentence.
“It is not something the president has the right to do, to direct the filing of charges in a case and / or decide to drop charges,” Biden said. “That is not the role or the responsibility of the president. And it is labor negligence on their part. ”
Trump has made challenging statements about his power as president, and even as a prominent personality. For example, in July of last year he said that “the Article 2 (of the Constitution) allows me to do what I want“(As president) and during the 2016 campaign he said” I can stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I would not lose any voters. “
Authorities and experts, however, have said that no one is above the law.
“We have never seen anything like prostitution of the presidency as we see it now, “said Biden. “What is happening is a mockery, a mockery of justice.”