Lawmakers call for ‘presidential crimes commission’ to probe ‘corruption’ as ‘Trump faces prosecution’

LAWMAKERS are calling for a "presidential crimes commission" to probe corruption claims as Donald Trump faces prosecution, reports say.

Trump has not conceded to Joe Biden yet following his election loss and Rep Eric Swalwell said on Friday the outgoing Potus should be investigated once he steps down.

⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the latest news & updates


The Democratic congressman from California said the president will have to answer for his alleged criminal activity once he vacates the Oval Office.

To do this, Swalwell wants to create a "Presidential Crimes Commission," which would be of independent prosecutors outside Congress.

"We're going to have to have a reckoning over what the president and his enablers have done to our country," he told TMZ. "I want it to be independent, I want it to be outside of Congress.

"But I do believe that we need to understand what crimes were committed and how do we have a truth and reconciliation process in this country.

"So that no president, no senior leader, no cabinet official can get away with what we think Donald Trump has gotten away with."


These lawyers would determine if the President or his top aides broke the law during his fraught administration.

Swalwell said the purpose of such a commission would be that no one, not even the president of the United States, is above the law.

He mentioned Trump's alleged obstruction justice – detailed in the Mueller Report – and USPS sabotage after Potus railed against the mail-in ballots sent to mitigate the spread of coronavirus at polling stations.

The Dem lawmaker also thinks Trump is breaking the rules by refusing to hand over the reigns of power to Biden, who was called as the winner on November 7.


"My proposal is to look at what he's done over the four years," he continued, as he leveled a slew of accusations at Trump.

Swalwell cited "the Emoluments Clause, the pressure he's put on the southern district of New York, using [Attorney General] Bill Barr, sabotaging the mail – especially as it relates to mail-in ballots."

The Foreign Emoluments Clauseprevents corruption and limits foreign influence on US government officials by banning them from receiving gifts and titles from overseas.

"And transition," he said of Trump's refusal to concede. "He's jeopardizing our national security every day that Joe Biden is not able to put together a national security team, receive a briefing, or have his potential nominees vetted.

"The worst thing we can do is to make Donald Trump more significant than he really is right now. He's locked up, we haven't heard from him, we haven't seen him."


Trump was pictured at Arlington Cemetery for a Veterans Day ceremony this week after being holed up in the White House for six days – but he has been flooding Twitter decrying the election result.

"He needs to come to terms with this and be an adult," Swalwell concluded. "But Joe Biden's going to be the president and the American people should have confidence that that's going to be the case.

His comments come after the Trump campaign issued a flurry of GOP lawsuits in battleground states, which have been dismissed by judges in Georgia, Nevada, Michigan and one in Pennsylvania.

Trump has continued to insist that he won the 2020 election, which he claims was "rigged" and rife with "fraud," based on no evidence.

Although his press secretary wielded affidavits from Pennsylvania and Michigan this week, none of the poll watcher accounts contained any definitive proof of widespread fraud in the election.

Last night, Trump raged about "the horrible, inaccurate and anything but secure Dominion Voting System which is used in States where tens of thousands of votes were stolen from us and given to Biden."

His tweet was rapidly flagged by Twitter as "disputed."

Meanwhile, Biden flipped traditionally red states in the historic election as the the projected winner in Arizona.

He is the first Democrat to turn the state blue since 1996 and the state was called for him again on Thursday night.

The country is still awaiting the projected wins for Georgia and North Carolina, which hold 16 and 15 electoral votes each.

Regardless, Biden is projected to win the 290 Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency while Trump only has 217.


Source: Read Full Article