Democrats need some new crazy ideas to get them through 2020. Enter Bloomberg with this hot take of legal analysis.
Here’s a message to Democrats and all patriots: Don’t give up when the Senate acquits Donald Trump.
File suit right away to prevent him from going to any foreign government to fix the election.
The House bill of impeachment makes clear that Trump used the power of his office — indeed, compromised his obligation to defend the country — when he held up aid to Ukraine to extract a partisan advantage in 2020.
As federal citizens, we have a right under the First Amendment to a free and fair election, without the highest government officer of the land using corrupt means to help his re-election.
The lawsuit to stop Trump from continuing this course of action would not seek retroactive relief. This would not be a damages claim, but an order to stop him in the future.
Let’s start with the false premise that Trump is “tampering” with the 2020 election.
Contrary to the hyperventilating in the media, candidates have fairly wide leverage to make their case to voters.
If Trump wants to send Giuliani over to Ukraine to get information on Biden, he’s legally allowed to do so. Just ask Hillary Clinton if you have any doubts.
He’s also not obligated to let things slide, such as investigating Biden and Ukraine, just because it might harm a political opponent. You can ask Barack Obama about that one.
But aside from that, this “legal analysis” is just garbage.
One way to stop Trump from tampering in the 2020 election: Sue him https://t.co/99nuVxCEeo
— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) January 2, 2020