LIVE: House Impeachment Inquiry Hearing - Ambassador Gordon Sondland Testimony

Hecuba's daughter11/20/2019 8:44:35 am PST

re: #274 Jay C

Mrs. Jay and I were (for a change) watching the hearings live, and she brought up an interesting point ( unrelated to Ukrainian stuff): why have the Democrats ( and the media, for that matter) seem to have completely spaced the news of the settlement deal a Trump had to agree to with NYS, where he basically admitted guilt in a major charity fraud?

They may not be interested in pursuing impeachment based on crimes committed before his election to the Presidency, especially those that were not involved in getting him the office. OTOH, it’s certainly possible that tax crimes could figure in to the impeachment, if they manage to acquire his tax records before the articles are voted on.

Personally, despite all the arguments to the contrary, I really think he may well resign, citing health issues, especially if there is a commitment to not prosecute him for his criminal activities. Question to lawyers: could President Pence pardon him for tax evasion so that he doesn’t have to pay up? Or would the pardon be limited to his not going to jail for tax fraud?