The next presidential election will maintain its focus on the legal fate of President Donald Trump.
One of the people who started this rhetoric was Senator Kamala Harris of California by saying “any future Democratic Justice Department would have no choice but to prosecute Trump.” The Mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg also backed a criminal investigation into an ex-President Trump taking the issue into litmus test territory for Democrats.
All of this means that Trump will also be fighting to escape criminal responsibility which means that he might use all tools to stay in the White House.
The recent happenings and rhetorics suggest that this will be one of the most vicious presidential campaigns in modern American history, and will back up Trump’s claims that there is a conspiracy against him.
Kamala Harris was asked whether the Justice Department ought to charge Trump with obstruction of justice, to which she replied:
“I believe that they would have no choice and that they should, yes. There has to be accountability.’’
She was also asked if she thinks whether Trump should go to prison as she said that the facts and the evidence will take the process where it leads.
On Wednesday, Pete Buttigieg had an interview which was published in “The Atlantic’’ in which he said:
“To the extent that there is an obstruction case, then yes, DOJ’s got to deal with it. I would want any credible allegation of criminal behavior to be investigated to the fullest.’’
He said this a few days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she’d prefer Trump to be in prison than impeached.
In an ABC News interview, Trump seemed unconcerned about all of these comments from Kamala as he said:
“Oh, give me a break, she’s running for president, she’s doing horribly. She’s way down in the polls. I heard she made that statement. And you know what, who wouldn’t? Probably if I were running in her position, I’d make the same statement.’’
Harris instantly used Twitter to make a reply on this statement by saying: “He has engaged in a cover up. He’s obstructed justice. He openly welcomes foreign collusion. When I’m President, I won’t fear an independent Department of Justice. I’ll restore one. This president is a clear and present threat to democracy.’’