The only answer is, Yes! Absolutely! Prosecuting Trump for his crimes is good for the country.
Yet, even though there is only one answer: Yes — So many yakking-heads keep pretending that it’s a hard question to answer.
Here’s the upside-down answer Republican Paul Rosenzweig (who was senior counsel to Ken Starr investigating Bill Clinton over “Whitewater”) gave:
Going after the world's once most powerful man like he's a common criminal could make things worse, argues Paul Rosenzweig, a principal at Red Branch consulting who was senior counsel to Ken Starr during the Whitewater investigation of former President Bill Clinton.
First off: Trump is a criminal, so saying “like he’s a common criminal” is absurd, not to mention hypocritical coming from the likes of, Paul Rosenzweig.
Second: Letting Trump get away with his crimes will destroy this country. In fact, to date, even giving the perception that Trump won’t be prosecuted is destroying this country which is “making things worse.” It’s enabling so many Americans to be brainwashed with outright lies and live in a fictional world where truth and facts are ‘evil.’
Because Trump has never been prosecuted for any of his crimes, we are now confronted with a domestic threat against our country that we have never faced since Confederate traitors took up arms against America.
To date, Trump is still attempting to unravel all the foundations of our country. And once his criminal mission is complete, there will be no more guardrails left to protect our democracy. If Trump is not prosecuted, then someone, maybe very soon, will get away with, and successfully complete, the crimes against America that Trump was unable to complete.
Not prosecuting Trump for his crimes is akin to giving him a pardon. Letting people get away with crimes against America has always been detrimental to this country. Here are some examples:
1) 1868: Pardon of Confederates who committed treason & took up arms against America. In 1868, President Andrew Johnson gave a “pardon” to all (100%) of Confederate traitors who took up arms against America. That 1868 pardon continues to be detrimental to America. As a result of Johnson’s 1868 pardon, the traitors of the Confederate were eventually (in 1872) allowed to hold public office and enact Jim Crow laws. Had Johnson never pardoned them, they never would have been able to hold office and perhaps there may have never been any Jim Crow laws.
In fact, because of that 1868 pardon, America, continues to suffer. So many people continue to praise those traitors as “heros.” Praising traitors against America is horrible for this country. That 1868 ‘pardon’ is still causing massive divisions.
2) 1974: President Ford issued a “pardon” to Nixon for his crimes.
Though President Ford had hoped the pardon would help bring the nation together, it mostly had the opposite effect. The pardon angered many Americans who wished to see Mr. Nixon brought to justice for his crimes.
“Instead of further salving the wound of Watergate, Ford re-opened it,” according to the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. “The howls of protest from both politicians and the public … greatly damaged Ford’s popularity and ended his honeymoon.”
It was a terrible idea for Ford to give Nixon a pardon. Among other things, it enabled all politicians, including Trump, to commit their crimes.
All criminals must be held accountable for their crimes, and, whether they are convicted or not, they should at least be prosecuted.
Prosecuting criminals is the most important part of America’s ‘rule of law’ where no one is supposed to be above the law. Therefore, no matter who the criminal is, the U.S. government (DOJ) has got to prosecute Trump for his crimes: obstructing Congress, defrauding the U.S, criminal conspiracy.
Federal Judge David O. Carter ruled that Trump “more likely than not” committed crimes against America and wrote (on page 36 of 44):
President Trump knew how to pursue election claims in court—after filing and losing more than sixty suits, this plan [obstructing electoral count] was a last-ditch attempt to secure the Presidency by any means.
The illegality of the plan was obvious. Our nation was founded on the peaceful transition of power, epitomized by George Washington laying down his sword to make way for democratic elections. Ignoring this history, President Trump vigorously campaigned for the Vice President to single-handedly determine the results of the 2020 election. As Vice President Pence stated, “no Vice President in American history has ever asserted such authority.”
Based on the evidence, the Court finds it more likely than not that President Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021.
Dr. Eastman and President Trump launched a campaign to overturn a democratic election, an action unprecedented in American history. Their campaign was not confined to the ivory tower—it was a coup in search of a legal theory. The plan spurred violent attacks on the seat of our nation’s government, led to the deaths of several law enforcement officers, and deepened public distrust in our political process.
Judge Carter goes on to say Trump should be prosecuted for his crimes.
If Dr. Eastman and President Trump’s plan had worked, it would have permanently ended the peaceful transition of power, undermining American democracy and the Constitution. If the country does not commit to investigating and pursuing accountability for those responsible, the Court fears January 6 will repeat itself.
Not prosecuting Trump for his crimes, and even the perception that Trump won’t be prosecuted, has already proven to be harmful to America and is crippling/destroying our country from within.
For example, because Trump has gotten away with so many crimes, (even his pre-seditious conspiracy crimes) that now Trump’s ‘voters’ are brainwashed with lies and filled with hatred against their fellow Americans. Ok. Nothing we can do to de-programming his voters. However, at least if Trump is prosecuted for his crimes, his voters will at least ‘hear’ some truth and facts. But who gives a damn if they don’t? Since when should America only prosecute criminals that Trump’s voters approve of?
There is ample evidence that Trump and his cronies committed crimes — and — ample evidence Trump & his cronies all knew they were committing crimes.
- Those we know of who begged Trump for a pardon: Mark Meadow, Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Greene, Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks, Louie Gohmert, and Scott Perry.
Trump didn’t just commit crimes, — people all across America had their lives and lives of their family threatened because of Trump’s crimes; some people died because of Trump’s crimes — and, if Trump is not prosecuted, the country may die.
I contend that every time in history, when someone has been given a pardon, a free-pass, for their crimes against America, it has been detrimental to America and to the future of America.
I agree with Judge Carter, “If the country does not commit to investigating and pursuing accountability for those responsible … January 6 will repeat itself.”
Former Federal Prosecutor Glenn Kirschner also agrees “Yes!” is the only answer: “I certainly would have charged every d@mn criminal politician who committed offenses against the United States. That’s kinda the responsibility of federal prosecutors.”
So, to answer the question, “Is prosecuting Trump for his crimes good for the country?" Yes. Absolutely! And yes is the only answer.