Skip to comments.Trump threatened to jail Clinton if elected. These countries might do the same
Posted on 10/10/2016 1:12:15 AM PDT by Trump20162020
(CNN) Donald Trump quipped during Sunday night's debate that if he were president, Hillary Clinton would be in jail.
The comment caught many Americans off-guard. And it sounded disappointingly familiar to those living under authoritarian regimes.
But Americans of all stripes consider the peaceful handover of power to political opponents one of the most demonstrable symbols of the country's healthy democracy.
Here are some other leaders and countries that have jailed political opposition while in power.
Vladimir Putin is often accused of jailing his political opponents. A prominent example: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch and Putin opponent, spent 10 years in prison on charges many believe were politically motivated. He now lives in exile in Switzerland.
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In a tyranny, criminal politicians get away with being criminals. In a constitutional republic, they go to jail.
Tin foil hats now standard issue at cnn
the Clinton’s threatened more than a few women Bill sexually abused over the last 40 years,, screw you CNN
And there are lots of countries in which government officials are above the law and commit serious crimes that damage the economy and undermine the security of the population and not a thing can be done about it.
These are called banana republics and totalitarian states.
Tell that to Scooter Libby, Oliver North, or Gordon Liddy.
Yeah Greece,....first country that has essentially dissolved itself.
Selling off big chunks of the state and infrastructure
But the worst is they handed control of the national financial instruments to the European central bank.
in America NO ONE is above the law.
Even a sitting president can be fired (impeached) and then tried in a civilian court for his crimes (serving his/her sentence just like everyone else)
But according to CNN, those in the ‘political class’ are now above reproach and cannot be held to the law?
not only are they held to the law... but they are expected to be held to a higher standard then the rest. the exact OPPOSITE of what CNN is proposing
get stuffed CNN.
Oh CNN. No one is claiming that Hillary Clinton wouldn’t have proper due process.
Political opponents go to jail all the time in this country — when they BREAK THE LAW like Hillary did.
I’ll toast that.
He didn’t threaten he’d jail her because she’s a “political opponent”, but rather because she’s a CRIMINAL, many times over!
The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat...
... and running cover for blatant criminality.
Exactly. The Putin regime is riddled with war criminals and assassins, from the top down. That is the sort of system the totalitarian demonRats want to establish here. They'd have us all in jail if they could somehow manage it.
They know they will be right behind her.
Real Americans have had enough.
Well, it’s their way of trying to say “Donald Trump - America’s Putin” instead of saying “Barak Obama - America’s Pussy” or something.
Nice try little Joshy... But if you wanna know what really demonstrates a healthy republic, that would be an objective press; not the one that thrived for decades under a Soviet rule, right up to Putin, and certainly not one such as CNN - which is under the Democrat rule and influence and which runs YOU personally.
So I deleted tens of thousands of e-mails after they
were subpoenaed. At this point what difference does
Criminal scum like the Clintoons belong in prison
As I recall, many Liberals wish to have global warming opponents jailed for disagreeing with their so-called “settled science”. Does CNN not have a problem with debate over issues being a cause for imprisonment??
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