Public Comment

Investigate Trump's Illegal Acts

Bruce Joffe
Friday August 12, 2016 - 05:13:00 PM

If a person yells "fire" in a crowded theater, would he be excused from the legal consequences by claiming that he was "just kidding?" Certainly not!

By approving of Russia's hack into Presidential candidate Clinton's email ("Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing"), the Republican standard-bearer is advocating an illegal act, perhaps even treason. This calls for a criminal investigation, possibly leading to prosecution. "Just kidding" doesn't absolve his public statements.  


Now, the Bankrupting Bully advocates that gun owners kill Hillary Clinton. He used ambiguous language, ("If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is"), but the message is clear. His bullying tactics, like charging that the election is rigged, should not insulate him from criminal investigation that such language would initiate for any other person. When will the Attorney General and the FBI Director do their jobs? 

We must not wait until some gun-owning zealot tries to follow the Republican Candidate's provocation before bringing him to justice and holding him accountable for his incendiary words.