As speculation of Donald Trump’s possible post-presidency prosecution intensifies, The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill predicted that the president would not face prosecution for his war crimes.
“Calls are mounting for post-presidency prosecution of Trump and with very good reason,” he wrote. “But they center around Trump’s personal and brazen crookedness. On the issue of his war crimes? Nothing.”
Scahill noted Barack Obama’s decision to forgo prosecuting anyone for the CIA’s torture program under George W. Bush’s administration and suggested that Joe Biden’s incoming administration would likely do the same for the outgoing president’s purported war crimes.
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