(RepublicanDaily.org) – A new memo from the Department of Justice “sets up” two potential Trump indictments, The Daily Beast wrote. Media reports stated that the Department of Justice had reached the opinion that Trump had acted “improperly” in the way he instigated his campaign followers during the events of January 6, 2021, when a mob broke into the Congress during an electoral college vote notarization hearing.
The DOJ opinion paved the way for police officers present at the scene of January 6 to file a lawsuit against Donald Trump, who formerly claimed he had immunity to legal action due to being president at the time. However, media analysts stated that a new review by legal scholars claimed that the memo could open the door to additional legal action against the former president.
Media claimed that Trump was “eager” to run under indictment, NBC wrote. Former President Trump stated in a recent public statement that he would remain in the 2024 race even if he was indicted. Media analysts with NBC claimed that while Trump’s decision to run would be what they viewed as “absurd”, his continuing to run for president under indictment would be “legal,” wrote the MSNBC legal blog. The legal blog cited the U.S. Constitution and its three provisions for running for president, as referenced by The Library of Congress. The three provisions in the Constitution are that a person is a natural born American Citizen, and not a naturalized American, that the person must be a minimum of 35-years-old at the time of running, and must have been a resident of the United States for 14 years.
However, while Trump may continue to run, he may not be eligible for office if he is convicted of a crime. The 14th Amendment of the Constitution, Section 3, states that, among other issues, any person who has engaged in “insurrection” against the United States may not hold office. Because Trump is accused of inciting insurrection on January 6, he may not legally be able to hold office, should he be convicted. This gives rise to “unprecedented” issues for the 2024 election cycle, media analysts with MSNBC legal blog wrote.
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