Nearly a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, law professor Lawrence Lessig says the failed Democrat candidate still has a chance if Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe concludes the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
Trump “should resign, or, if he doesn’t, he should be impeached,” writesLessig, if the flimsy Russian collusion narrative is proven.
Vice President Mike Pence would be next to resign or be impeached, leaving House Speaker Paul Ryan as POTUS.
Next Ryan should step down as “the person defeated by the treason of his own party, and then step aside, and let her become President.”
The scenario is “still a possibility” according to Lessig, writes Newsweek.
However, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership is less than confident the sequence of events he describes will play out, and conceded there’s no evidence Trump colluded with the foreign superpower.
“This is one way it could happen,” Lessig said. “But that’s very different from saying I think it will happen, or should happen, or [that] the evidence is there for it to happen.”
In the end, Professor Lessig says Russian collusion is the only thing powerful enough to bring Trump down and hand Hillary the presidency.
“The remedy that I…outline[d] only makes sense if you believe the election was stolen,” he said. “If you don’t believe the election was stolen, there might have been a hundred other things [Trump] did that would lead you to believe he ought to be removed, but none of those justify the remedy I described.”
The former secretary of state recently emerged from the woods to criticize President Trump’s reported use of the word “shitholes” in describing Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.
A Newsweek story was named #8 in President Trump’s recent Fake News Awards, for an article claiming he never shook hands with Polish First Lady Agata Kohnhauser-Duda.
The “Russian Collusion” narrative came in at #11 in the fake news contest.