The sad sickening thing about a lot of print publications is that they are riding on the back of credibility that they built up a long time ago and quite frankly do not deserve any more.
There have been a lot of publications lately that have used that credibility to viciously attack the President.
Despite President Donald Trump’s November 2016 electoral victory over Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, some people believe there is still a chance the former secretary of state could make it to the White House.
That sentiment is apparently not only contained to conspiracy theorists and anonymous internet commentators.
Instead, a Harvard law professor has offered up a scenario by which Clinton can become president.
Lawrence Lessig, who serves as the Roy L. Furman professor of law and leadership at Harvard Law School — discussed his theory in a recent interview with Newsweek.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) January 18, 2018
Lessig originally detailed the series of events that he said could lead to a Clinton presidency in an October blog post.
In short, for his theory to actually work, it would first have to be proven that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. Lessig did note this is far from a given.
“I don’t know if I believe it,” he wrote. “I certainly haven’t seen clear evidence of it. And I don’t think it’s appropriate to speculate about whether there is clear evidence of it or not.”
If collusion is proven, and both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are either forced out of office or leave voluntarily, House Speaker Paul Ryan would be next in line for the presidency. According to Lessig, Ryan should nominate Clinton as his vice president, then relinquish the office to her.
“If Ryan became President because the Trump/Pence campaign committed treason, who should he nominate as his Vice President?” Lessig wrote.“The answer seems unavoidable: He should nominate the person defeated by the treason of his own party, and then step aside, and let her become the President.”
In his interview with Newsweek, Lessig emphasized that the chances of this scenario actually coming to pass remain extremely slim.
“This is one way it could happen,” he said. “But that’s very different from saying I think it will happen, or should happen, or (that) the evidence is there for it to happen.”
He also explained that since he published his blog post several months ago, he has not seen any hard evidence convincing him without a doubt that there was collusion. But if new evidence does implicate Trump and his associates, Lessig thinks what must be done is clear. VIA