September 2018 Get Him Out!

September 2018 Get Him Out!

Get Him Out!

After the startling news of the Manafort convictions and the Cohen admissions – under oath – that he broke the law at the direction of Donald Trump with the explicit purpose of influencing the presidential elections in Trump’s favor, lawyers are finally getting serious about options for getting the President out of office. What must be hammered home is that Trump will do anything to stay in office. As a private citizen he will immediately be subject to indictment, suddenly in a landscape minus any looming of the Constitution. He will cling to the office at all costs. Impeachment is still a stretch. The urgency of seeing him out of office means that we should start looking more carefully at negotiations, however repugnant, that would allow him to trade a pardon for leaving office. The main imperative must be to see that he leaves office before he can do any more damage.

—Elizabeth Spiro Clark, Vice President for Public Policy and Political Action