Former Secretary of State and twice-failed presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, just got terrifying news. She may finally be held accountable.
Michael van der Veen, former President Donald Trump’s lawyer, said that the impeachment precedent that has been set by Democrats could retroactively apply to “the former secretary of state.”
According to the Washington Times, he was reportedly speaking to U.S. senators during the recent impeachment trial and responding to a profound question from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
“Is it not true that under this new precedent, facing calls to ‘lock her up,’ a future House could impeach a former Secretary of State and potentially disqualify her from any future office?” asked Rubio.
Van der Veen responded that according to the Democrats’ new standard, that is exactly what it means. Yes, it could apply to Clinton. “It could happen to a lot of people,” he said. “That’s not the way this is supposed to work.”
The Senate would eventually acquit Trump of the spurious, unprovable charges brought by the House — 43 Republicans saved the Constitution amidst extreme political pressure. But a precedent has still been set that could affect any former officeholder.
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