A legal issue that should seriously worry Trump.....

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    There are TWO sub-issue currently in Trump's favor (not necessarily on the ethical arena, buy in the legal one.)

    First, the "opinion" from the DOJ that a sitting president cannot be indicted...and

    Second, that most of the Trump's "misdeeds" may escape prosecution given the various statutes of limitation that prescribe a time-limit for charges to be filed......

    HOWEVER, the problem for Trump may arise if he is currently under a sealed-indictment that is revealed at a later date. That would then supplant or supersede the sealing date and would start the time limitation statute ONLY after the sealed indictment is revealed.

    In other words, the years' length prescribed in the limitation statute may begin only when the indictment is UNsealed.....

    Not good news for the Trump family.....
     
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    Damn, you're just not very smart. An indictment stops the clock on the statute of limitations. A statute of limitation requires a charge be brought before the statute runs.

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    But good news for the American people and their desire to be rid of Trump come 2021.
     
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    Check the statute, Tigger........When an indictment is sealed, the clock does not start...Further, the statute of limitations does not begin if the alleged crime is on-going....such as cover-ups of the original crime.
     
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    No it stops on the date of the indictment, a statute of limitations puts a clock from the time an alleged crime occurs. Different crimes carry a different length clock. The statute of limitations on money laundering, for instance, carries a 5 year clock. If charges aren't brought within five years, prosecutors are prohibited from charging it.

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    Sealed indictments, if brought within the applicable statute of limitations, are timely. However, if unsealed after the statute of limitations has expired or even after a substantial period of time has expired, the prosecutors should be required to explain the exigencies that required sealing during the period of sealing. The indictment should be dismissed if the defendant can show prejudice not justified by the need for sealing the indictment.
     
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    Well, that’s all fine and dandy if Trump faces an indictment after being out of office, but it hardly means much to me if he continues to be president for the next 6 years before that time.
     
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