The Boston Globe Editorial Board argued for criminal prosecution of Donald Trump in a full interactive graphic that examined the “future readiness” for the presidency of the “next American tyrant.”
There is “only one way to restore deterrence and make future presidents understand that the rule of law applies to them,” the newspaper’s board wrote in the article published this week. “The Department of Justice must abandon two centuries of tradition by indicting and prosecuting Donald Trump for his conduct in power. “
It was “not a recommendation made lightly,” the board admitted, as “the long-standing reluctance to prosecute former leaders is based on legitimate concerns about the court system used to settle scores. policies “.
“But bringing charges against former leaders is not a radical step either,” he added, noting how other democracies “routinely manage to prosecute crooked former leaders without committing to a slippery slope towards authoritarianism “.
Prosecutors would have “a lot of potential crimes to choose from” in relation to Trump’s two-time tenure, the board said, noting his “repeated attempts to obstruct justice,” his “efforts to overturn Georgia election results “and his” infamous incitement “to the murderous riot on the United States Capitol.
“Leaving him unpunished would set a far more dangerous precedent than bringing Trump to justice,” the board concluded. “To reform the presidency so that the last four years are never repeated, the country must go beyond passing laws: it must make it clear through its actions that no one, not even the president, is left behind. above them. “
Discover the entire interactive here.
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