It seems Newsweek has been holding their breath for over a year, hoping that Hillary Clinton could somehow be president.
They opined that Clinton could become president, should Robert Mueller’s Russia probe into Trump suddenly indict him.
Larry Lessig, who is a law professor and devout progressive, wrote the article for the news magazine. In it he was able to twist the interpretation of the United States Constitution to verify his hopeful conclusion, that the Oval Office would be handed over to a woman Trump beat in the polls; and not, let’s say, maybe, the Vice President.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) January 18, 2018
Via the Daily Wire: As there is “no mechanism in American law for a new election,” nor “a mechanism for correcting the criminal results of the previous election,” Ryan ought to nominate “the person defeated by the treason of his own party, and then step aside, and let her become President,” Lessig wrote.
Newsweek assured itself that the scenario was “still a possibility” by phoning Lessig on Wednesday to check. Because, apparently, inquiring minds desperate for some ongoing — if bizarre — assurance that Hillary Clinton could still become president wanted to know.
Sadly, for Newsweek, this scenario is about as likely as the one MSNBC commentator Sally Kohn posited so many months ago, claiming that the path to a Clinton presidency was “straightfoward from here.”
To the leftists chagrin, and the fortunate hope for Americans, the Constitution is very “straightforward” as to what is to occur should there be a presidential death, impeachment, or resignation.
Straightforward from here:
1. Impeach Trump & Pence
2. Constitutional crisis
3. Call special election
4. Ryan v Clinton
5. President Clinton
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) February 15, 2017
This pipe dream of Clinton becoming president is also based on Mueller’s Russia probe. Which is an investigation that has, thus far, failed to unveil any hard evidence Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with the Russians.