Is it possible to arrest the president of the United States?

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    I'm not trying to pick a fight on this one but I really don't see why one government can't arrest officials from another government. I definately don't see anything in the constitution that forbids that from happening.

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    You're an idiot who makes stupid threads. But do kerry on. With each new thread, you give me more reasons as to why I would never want to be a republican. But don't fret, Rdean does the same with every thread creation on the Democrat side. :thup:
     
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    First: Stop creating threads with the same shit, you already got a couple going.

    Second: You're an Idiot.

    Third: Your asking for a Ban. ;)
     
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    I'm willing to bet she thinks Obama follows her around like Michael Myers. But you see what happens when we allow patients in the mental institutions have internet access? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    The other threads were jokes that probably should go in the humor section but this one is serious and just required a yes or no answer and why you think that.
     
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    I agree, all of your posts should go in the humor section. This one too. :cool:
     
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    Technically. Yes. The President is not exempt from the law, so he can be legally arrested for the same reasons as any other person in the US.

    However, in reality it isn't so easy. The President is protected by the Secret Service, and it is not likely that any law officer will be allowed to simply walk up to the President and place him under arrest. If it ever came to arresting the President, it would be a very delicate situation. In my opinion, the matter would be legally dragged out so that any actual arrest (if justified) would take place after the President leaves office, either after the end of the term, resignation, or removal from office as a result of impeachment actions.
     
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    Also take into account that all Federal Agencies with arrest powers report to the President through their directors. So in reality, there really isn't anyone to arrest a sitting President without it being considered a coup d'etat.
     
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    Its a perfectly valid question.
     
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    Sure it is. Until you put it into context with the rest of her posts in the last couple hours. Including about Obama should be arrested when he goes into Arizona.

    I mean the obvious answer is what you said. Even someone who never passed high school and didn't take US History knows even the President can't commit crimes without something happening.

    Though I don't think Obama is going to go Patrick Bateman any time soon. :lol:
     

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