DEMAND AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION ON TRUMP/RUSSIA
1. Congressional investigations should be properly resourced and pursued free of partisan interests, and/or an independent investigation must be established,
2. As much information should be made available to the public as possible, and as soon as possible,
3. If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, it must be prosecuted.
4. The President must be held accountable for the untruths he is perpetuating.
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Article Highlights : The case for a Special Prosecutor to investigate Trump/Russia collusion regarding election -
The author, Scott Armstrong, one of the investigators for the Senate's Watergate Committee says, that Watergate Senate Committee "helped unearth the most damning evidence against the president. But the special prosecutor's office played a crucial role in making that evidence public. The two entities overcame partisan and jurisdictional conflicts to bring about the president's resignation - and their work offers a valuable lessor for today, when hyperpartisanship dominates."
"Two lessons emerge. First: Congressional committees are powerful tools for investigating the full range of abuse of power by a president and for passing reforms to avoid repetitions of those abuses. (Unfortunately, reforms enacted after Watergate were eroded over subsequent decades.) But committees have limited power to compel presidential compliance with demands for evidence.
Second, prosecutors can often obtain the critical evidence that committees can’t. But their job is to prosecute crimes. They are less likely to get to the bottom of executive abuses or to prevent their repetition. Most tellingly, special prosecutors, as part of the executive branch, can be dismissed by the president, while congressional committees are protected by the constitutional separation of powers."