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GOP Leader McConnell: Trump Can Be Criminally Prosecuted

“We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation. And former presidents are not immune from being accountable by either one,” Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday at the end of the second impeachment trial for former President Donald J. Trump.

“President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office as an ordinary citizen unless the statute of limitations is run,” McConnell continued. “Didn’t get away with anything yet. Yet.”

“Whatever our ex-president claims he thought might happen that day, whatever reaction he says he meant to produce by that afternoon, we know he was watching the same live television as the rest of us. A mob was assaulting the Capitol in his name. These criminals were carrying his banners, hanging his flags, and screaming their loyalty to him. It was obvious he could end this,” McConnell said. “No. Instead, according to public reports, he watched television happily, happily, as the chaos unfolded.”

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