Los Angeles, CA asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California

Q: If Trump used money from his charitable foundation for himself (self-dealing), why wasn't he charged with a crime ?

A person who stole funds from a charity, especially if he/she was poor and minority, would go to jail.

1 Lawyer Answer
Sergio H. Benavides
Sergio H. Benavides
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Only Congress has the power to prosecute the president, and since Republicans hold the majority power in all three branches of government, they don't want to prosecute the president even if he may be guilty of crimes.

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