CNN has a nifty piece out about the legal reckoning awaiting Donald Trump, should he lose the election.
Buried in the article (which is worth a read) is this nugget:
Some have suggested a formal apparatus for investigating Trump after he leaves office. Rep. Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat, has floated the creation of a
“Presidential Crimes Commission,” made up of independent prosecutors who can examine “those who enabled a corrupt president,” as he put it in an August tweet. “Example 1: Sabotaging the mail to win an election.”
Swalwell tweeted about this in mid-August.
Nobody knew how much worse it could get in two short months.
You know, like Trump calling on the USAG to “arrest and sentence” Biden and Obama.
Here is more about Swalwell, in a Newsweek piece from August
Rep. Eric Swalwell has called for the creation of a presidential crimes commission to be set up after President Donald Trump leaves office, taking aim in particular at the president’s reluctance to fund the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) amid concerns over the delivery of mail-in ballots.
The Californian Democrat, who is a prominent critic of Trump and who played a key role in the president’s impeachment, accused the commander in chief of “sabotaging” the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to win the election in November.
“I don’t say this lightly: when we escape this Trump hell, America needs a Presidential Crimes Commission. It should be made up of independent prosecutors who look at those who enabled a corrupt president,” he tweeted.
“Example 1: Sabotaging the mail to win an election. #SaveThePostOffice,” he added.[…]
Former president Barack Obama has accused Trump of trying to “actively kneecap the Postal Service” to encourage voting, which he described as “sort of unheard of.”
[Obama] later tweeted that the postal service….
“can’t be collateral damage for an administration more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus.“