Aliso Viejo, CA asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Election Law for California

Q: What would the corrective be to all the actions resulting from a presidency gained through fraudulent means?

If Trump is found to have gained the presidency as a result of welcoming the help of Russian active measures, the release of stolen DNC documents, breaking campaign finance law, in essence defrauding voters, making him an illegitimate president -- wouldn’t that also make the VP, the First Lady, his entire cabinet & judicial appointments, executive orders, laws passed by Congress that Trump signed & international treaties he entered? Trump is a fake president will there be Trump painted portraits that become part of the collection of Presidential & First Lady portraits? Will Trump be allowed to have a Presidential Library? Will Melania's Einstein Visa application become part of US history? Will her inaugural gown? Can "forfeiture by wrongdoing" laws be used, like a reset button, to nullify a fraudulent presidency? Whatever is done about a fake presidency will determine where the shame will be placed, how long it will linger and how quickly we can recover our stature on the world stage.

1 Lawyer Answer
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: Those are political questions, not legal questions

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