>>397420>If guilty mind was not present for trump, what did go on in his head when he committed those various deeds?
You misunderstand. Trump could have had a guilty mind for all we know, but unless he commits the Actus reus (guilty act) to go along with it, he's not guilty, or if you prefer, he can't be proven guilty. You need both.>Do we solely need a smoking gun tape “Nixon style” just to prove his culpability?
Something like that would do the Trick. But the redacted sections of the Muller Report would not be that. It's either Grand Jury info or the names and private information of interviewed individuals who are under no indictment. The former is property of the courts, the latter is protected by the 4th amendment.
>The constitution cannot predict future events and safeguard against them.
Congress was not given the ability to appoint special counsel by the constitution. That was made up in Ethics in Government Act of 1978. and it is the reason we are in this pickle now. Congress already has the power to investigate whatsoever it pleases. which is why the house and senate ran parallel investigations into Trump-Russia. Hanging their hopes on a special counsel who is still subservient to the President is something the framers of the constitution would have found retarded. >thankfully not met with concrete action by his aides. That action just plain looks bad regardless of his intent.
It's not a good look, and if they had obeyed, it would have cost him any chance of reelection. He should give those guys who disobeyed him a million dollars each. That being said, The president does have the legal ability to fire the special counsel. Which is why the current system sucks.>the senate is the hunter
Really the House of representatives is the bloodhound. They can bring any charge they wish against the president. They don't even need proof. But the Senate can then choose if they want to hear the charges, and then vote based on how each senator finds the accused.