Lock Her Up?Nov 12 2016
In the second debate when Hillary said, "It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country", he shot back, "Because you’d be in jail".
Trump regularly made statements such as "Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency. She shouldn't be allowed to run for the presidency", with the crowd at his rallies chanting "Lock her up! Lock her up!". There's even a campaign website lyingcrookedhillary.com "Paid for by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc." The notion raised the specter of a politician in this country winning the high office and adopting a third world practice of arresting and imprisoning his opponent.
Would Donald Trump ever take it that far? It would be a disastrous mistake, far worse than just a PR gaffe.
Nevertheless, there was Rudy Giuliani, a likely choice to be Attorney General, interviewed on CNN saying,
"I think it's a tough decision because... it's been a tradition in our politics to put things behind us. On the other hand, you have to look at how bad was it because suppose somebody comes along a year from now and is alleged to have stolen $50,000 from a charity and she was never investigated for hundreds of millions [yes, hundreds of millions, he said]. I don't know what the right answer for that is. I think it's a tough one to be given a lot of thought and shouldn't be an off the cuff answer. The equal administration of justice is one of our most important principles.
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