The impeachment trial may have resulted in Donald Trump's acquittal, but Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett – one of the House's impeachment managers – pledged to assist with any active criminal investigation into the former president.
Pointing out a number of ongoing investigations into potential Trump crimes, from Georgia to New York to DC, Plaskett said the impeachment manager team will "be as helpful as possible in their own trial."
The Congresswoman also beat up Republican senators for basically admitting Trump was guilty but still refused to cast a vote in favor of condemnation.
"They are so preoccupied with maintaining power for themselves instead of maintaining their constitutional duty and putting the country above power and above their place in the Senate," she said. "It was just so sad."
Congressman Stacey Plaskett says she and other impeachment managers will be as helpful as possible in any current or future criminal investigation against Donald Trump. #maddow pic.twitter.com/KVnjLOmNqp
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Congressman Plaskett said:
I would never tell any other prosecutor how or what charges to bring or whether to bring a case up, but you know I say God bless the Fulton County Georgia Attorney General and the New York Attorney General and even that District of Columbia, which I believe is investigating possible insurrection charges. They cut out their work, and I think you know we will be as helpful as possible in their own process. But you go back to them and explain that there should be criminal charges. You and I know that this is just an excuse for them to give up their own responsibilities and keep their seats. They are so preoccupied with maintaining power for themselves rather than maintaining their constitutional duty and putting the country above power and above their place in the Senate. It was just so sad.
The impeachment managers have proven their case against Trump. Although 43 Republican senators refused to convict him, many of them still admitted he was guilty.
The Senate trial may be over, but the criminal justice system is far from finished with the former president.
The House impeachment executives who proved so successful in the Donald Trump case are now ready to help bring about justice.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.