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Old 06-21-2019, 09:18 PM
PhillyGuy is offline
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Originally Posted by Bijou Drains View Post
No statute of limitations for 1st degree rape in NY.
I know there are good psychological reasons a rape victim might not come forward for many years, but the fact is that such delay damages the jury appeal of a case. While there is no legal statute of limitations, without DNA evidence, there might as well be.

The President is obviously above federal law. That's why Mueller didn't recommend prosecution. In practice, I suspect he is also above state law.

Post-presidency, I think federal prosecution, is unlikely, even if DJT neglects to issue a self-pardon. A Democratic successor wouldn't want the news every day to be about Donald Trump.

As for post-presidency state prosecution, that is conceivable. But massive prejudicial pre-trial publicity would make it hard for him to get a fair trial. All it takes is one Trumpkin on the jury for it to hang.

Guatemala and Honduras both have former presidents currently in prison. AFAIK it hasn't improved their governance.