Ali breaks down January 6 report

December 23, 2022 CBC

Javed Ali, CBC: "With the different recommendations from the committee report, this is probably the most interesting one. But also the one, that at least from a legal perspective, may be very difficult to achieve. My understanding is that unless former President Trump is actually convicted of a crime, whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony, there would be no legal prohibition from him running for office again. And he’s already declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2024. So unless, over the next couple of years, either through the criminal referrals that the committee has sent to the Department of Justice or separate investigations that are already running against former President Trump, most notably with the Mar-a-Lago document investigation, unless there is an actual trail and charges that proceed from that, I don’t believe that there would be any legal prohibition from him to run again."