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Old 10-10-2016, 12:23 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Folks, there is a reason why Presidents do not get to order special prosecutions in this country: it's because that is exactly what dictators do in places like the Congo or North Korea. This is America, where we have things like separation of powers and due process; where we don't give political winners the power to jail their rivals.

Never in the history of American Presidential politics have we ever had a candidate go into this kind of chilling territory. But then again, a lot of very negative records are being broken by Trump as of late.

Look, the Hillary email thing has been through like a year+ of investigation. FBI digging through it. Attorney General digging through it. Everything that could be scrutinized has been scrutinized. The evidence was looked at by independent entities in accordance with due process. Hillary handled her emails dismally and recklessly, and it calls her judgment into question. But nothing that can warrant the burden of criminal culpability has come of it. You can argue otherwise, but you're just letting your partisan zeal mask conjecture for fact.

For Trump to suggest now that he would convene a forum to reverse the process that's been carried out and jail Clinton is illegal and recklessly anti-Constitutional. Do people even understand what a massively dangerous precedent this sets?

And make no mistake: if you argue in support of this kind of behavior by a leader of ANY political persuasion and can't see you way through your partisan haze to recognize how dangerous this is, then you're anti-American. You're anti-Constitution. And you're not worthy of the heritage of this nation. End of story.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Glory to Ukraine - Death to Tyrants!
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He didn't say HE'D jail her, just that she ought to BE in jail.

I thought it was a pretty good come back to her snippy comment.

I wish he'd of just goosed her as she left the stage.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:41 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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He didn't say HE'D jail her, just that she ought to BE in jail.

I thought it was a pretty good come back to her snippy comment.

I wish he'd of just goosed her as she left the stage.
He said he would order his AG to conduct a special prosecution - that IN ITSELF is highly un-Constitutional and exceedingly dangerous. Particularly in light of the fact that due process has already been followed in this case and the result has been announced.

It's a good comeback if you either know nothing about our form of government or are an aspiring dictator.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Hillary just has her enemies killed.

So Trump actually wins this round.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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You're talking way over their heads here, Ambient. Very few Trumpheads are intelligent enough to understand anything about he Constitution or the separation of powers, and even if they did they'd only consider it a trivial inconvenience.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:33 AM
 
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All of a sudden liberals are concerned about separation of powers and the constitution lol. If Hillary has violated laws, there is nothing unconstitutional about investigating it.
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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How Stalin-esque of Trump.

I doubt Trump supporters would care. Constitution be damned so as long as those 'commie liberals' get theirs.
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:30 AM
 
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He said he would order his AG to conduct a special prosecution - that IN ITSELF is highly un-Constitutional and exceedingly dangerous. Particularly in light of the fact that due process has already been followed in this case and the result has been announced.

It's a good comeback if you either know nothing about our form of government or are an aspiring dictator.
So, did he say he'd have her locked up without a trial?
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:36 AM
 
Location: US
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She should be in jail. People are in jail for doing less with mishandling classified material. The FBI gave her a pass. Bill Clinton should STILL be in jail for what he did to those women.

Now, I don't think a former first lady should be in jail, but she should be disqualified from running as President. We have two terrible candidates. I can't believe that these two are what America deserves.
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:52 AM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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All of a sudden liberals are concerned about separation of powers and the constitution lol. If Hillary has violated laws, there is nothing unconstitutional about investigating it.
You mean she hasn't been investigated? Ut oh, I must be having very strange dreams. Even the FBI Director was in one of them.
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