CERL Advisory Council member Richard Painter joined CTV News to discuss the legal consequences Trump may face now that his organization has been charged with tax fraud.
According to Prof. Painter, “There’s only one particular crime—that is sedition—that would be disqualifying under the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution, Section Three. Anyone who has sworn an oath of loyalty to the United States, who gives aid or comfort to an insurrection—the type of thing that happened on January 6th at the Capitol—is disqualified from public office and cannot serve. I believe Donald Trump may very well be stricken from the ballot in some states because of that and may very well be charged with sedition by the U.S. Department of Justice.”
Prof. Painter is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota and co-author of the book, American Nero: The History of the Destruction of the Rule of Law, and Why Trump Is the Worst Offender. Read his full bio here.