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The impeachment imperative: Based on what we've learned, we have no choice but to hold President Trump accountable


Added 06-09-19 05:13:02am EST - “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Tuesday night with five chairs of House Committees with investigative powers, and offered a comment about the president."I don't want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison," Pelosi said,…” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “The impeachment imperative: Based on what we’ve learned, we have no choice but to hold President Trump accountable”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Tuesday night with five chairs of House Committees with investigative powers, and offered a comment about the president.

“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison," Pelosi said, according to Politico.

The words, which sources later characterized as “offhand,” would seem to throw the value of the congressional impeachment process into doubt.

But the speaker’s stated personal preference for Trump’s criminal prosecution will solve no pressing public issues, and would waste opportunities for public education and input. For those convinced that Trump is running roughshod over ethical norms and the rule of law, impeachment remains the only real answer.

The Department of Justice has long held that the presidency is too vital to be disrupted by criminal charges, even if it means the president escapes due to statutes of limitation running out.

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