There are a lot of legal reasons and precedence why President Donald Trump can flat out ignore a Grand Jury summons by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The president is covered under what is often referred to as the Presidential Privilege Against Prosecution. Our founding fathers were smart enough to prepare for this and this article covers the reasons why.
As Written and Reported By Robert Barnes for Law and Crime:
Scholars and the Department of Justice, both overwhelmingly agree that a sitting President cannot be indicted. It is sometimes called the Presidential Privilege Against Prosecution. This derives from our very founding, as our leading legal jurist, Justice Joseph Story, explained in 1833: “The President cannot, therefore, be liable to arrest, imprisonment, or detention, while he is in the discharge of the duties of his office.”
Trial subpoenas for documents in the President’s possessions date to Chief Justice Marshall’s issuance of a such a subpoena to President Jefferson in his presiding over the trial of Aaron Burr. Jefferson noted in his response he did so only by mutual consent and voluntarily, because Jefferson believed no such subpoena could be Constitutionally enforced. The only prosecutor to ever threaten a grand jury subpoena was Independent Counsel Ken Starr, who withdrew the subpoena and interviewed the President in private at the White House instead. Mueller is not an Independent Counsel. The court did not decide the issue in the Clinton vs. Jones case, as the issue there only concerned whether a President could legally stay a……..
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