If Trump or his team are found likely to have committed a crime or crimes, or other bad acts, then the grand jury will issue one or more indictments or a critical report. In that case, the American people will have the Founding Fathers to thank for vesting regular, ordinary citizens in our system of government with a strong and resilient mechanism to hold even the most powerful person in our country to account to our laws and the Constitution.
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) partnered with the Constitutional Accountability Center to file another lawsuit against the president in June for violating the clause, and he has over 30 Democratic senators and 100 Democratic members of the House as co-plaintiffs.
CAC Chief Counsel Brianne Gorod spoke with Civics 101 to discuss the many different ways one can be accused of obstructing justice – from witness tampering and retaliation to simple contempt and the many options in-between.
"Congress can't consent to what it doesn't know," [CAC Chief Counsel Brianne] Gorod said. "We need to know the president is acting in the national interests, not his personal interests."
"Now that you've gotten rid of that filibuster rule, it enables really extreme nominees being put on the bench," Wydra said. "That's not something a majority of Americans actually support. Justice Gorsuch on the bench of the Supreme Court has been very much a Trump justice. He has been bold and brash from the start."