Why Trump Must be Jailed and Interrogated

President Donald Trump. Photo: White House
President Donald Trump. Photo: White House

In order to stop his constant attack on truthful media and Mueller’s ongoing probe, it will be wise for the U.S. lawmakers to put Trump behind bars and interrogate him with a polygraph test.

By Rakesh Raman

It seems that Donald Trump has gone berserk. Instead of thinking about the issues such as American debt, unemployment, gun violence, dwindling American economy, and chaos in the White House, he is wasting a lot of time on issuing bizarre statements on the criminal investigation that he is facing.

During over one year of his presidency, Trump has constantly blamed all those who have accused him of conspiring with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election that Hillary Clinton lost.

Instead of waiting for the outcome of the investigation being done by the special counsel Robert Mueller to know the extent of Trump-Russia ties, Trump keeps using Twitter to vent out his frustration.

He has repeatedly blamed his bête noire Hillary Clinton, Democrats, American media, justice system, dissenting Republicans, and FBI for the ongoing investigation against him. Now, once again Trump’s target is Mueller and his investigation.

Although there is enough circumstantial evidence that Trump illegally took enemy nation Russia’s help to defeat Hillary Clinton, he often accuses Mueller and his team saying that the investigation is part of the Democratic ploy to get him implicated.

Trump said today that House Intelligence Committee has ruled that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. “As I have been saying all along, it is all a big hoax by the Democrats based on payments and lies. There should never have been a Special Counsel appointed. Witch Hunt!” Trump said.

He, however, did not reveal the fact that the findings of the House Intelligence Committee have no meaning at all because most members of the Committee are Republican crooks who want to save Trump by hook or by crook. Mueller’s investigation is the only legitimate exercise that is happening to find out criminality in 2016 election.

With his irresponsible and vulgar statements, however, Trump has repeatedly tried to attack the American justice system which must be construed as a case of obstruction of justice.

In order to stop his constant attack on truthful media and Mueller’s ongoing probe, it will be wise for the U.S. lawmakers to put Trump behind bars and interrogate him with a polygraph test.

His Twitter account must also be terminated permanently because he is misusing Twitter to spread falsehood.

While Trump keeps saying that the Russian interference did not impact the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, he deliberately conceals the fact that the U.S. intelligence agencies never tried to know the impact on election results.

As part of an ethical practice in a democracy, the agencies did not want to assess the voters’ opinion. But that does not mean that the Russian meddling did not change the election result. Rather, it is largely believed that Russians helped Trump win and Trump campaign was aware of this fact.

Although Trump had received majority of the 538 state-by-state electoral votes to win the presidency, Clinton won 48.2% of the popular vote compared with 46.1% for Trump. In other words, Clinton got nearly 3 million more votes than what Trump got in the election. But the U.S. election system declared Trump as the winner.

Meanwhile, an online petition on a dedicated “Need to Impeach” website claims that it has collected more than 5 million signatures of Americans who want impeachment of Trump.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.

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