The news is out: [A bill by New York lawmakers aims to make it easier to prosecute former presidents after they leave office if they are accused of criminal activity.
New York senator Michael Gianaris and assemblyman Nick Perry, who proposed the bill, said it was aimed at making sure presidents could be held to account “like every other New York citizen”, according to the New York Post.
“Clearly the privileges of the Office of president were not intended to make the holder of the office above the law, and was not intended to empower a president with the ability to thwart and sabotage an active, legitimate investigation as New York prosecutors have accused the president of doing,” Mr Perry said.
The US Justice Department currently has a decades-old policy that a president cannot be arrested or prosecuted while in office. The new bill would honor that policy, but would pause the statute of limitations until a president leaves office, meaning that a criminal case could still proceed even if the limitations period ended during a president’s term.]
Trump’s future tweets may come from jail.