President Donald Trump slamming Attorney General Jeff Sessions for not prosecuting Hillary Clinton, whom he defeated for the presidency, is an “impeachable offense,” according to Richard Painter, who was chief ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush.
The lawyer, now a law professor at University of Minnesota Twin Cities, made the comments Tuesday in a number of tweets:
Pressuring AG to prosecute the person who lost the election is an impeachable offense if we value free elections. https://t.co/3J78u9ucZb
A President who can get his AG to prosecute a person who lost the election will put an end to free elections. Congress must act now. https://t.co/czpejQTrx5
The former ethics lawyer was referring to Tuesday tweets in which Trump blasted Sessions, saying Sessions “has taken a very weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes.”
Clinton should sue Trump over the tweets, according to the lawyer. “Do America a favor,” Painter said in a Tuesday tweet.
HRC: His Tweets about you exceed protected speech under NY Times v. Sullivan. Do America a favor. Sue him.