Posted on January 13, 2021 (January 14, 2021) Presidential Corruption Share: Los Angeles Times published a new oped by FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements, FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein, and author Sarah Chayes on why the Department of Justice must investigate President Trump and his associates for all federal crimes they may have committed. “A decision not to investigate in the wake of one of the most dishonest and disreputable administrations in American history would teach future presidents that they are beyond reach of the law, reinforcing a growing perception that the rules don’t apply to the rich and powerful. It would inflame, not heal, the nation’s divides,” say the authors. Free Speech For People recently called for President-Elect Biden’s AG-designate Judge Merrick Garland to establish, immediately upon his confirmation, a DOJ task force to investigate Trump and his associates. In a letter addressed to the AG-designate, the organization noted that “our constitutional system, under which no one, especially the president, is above the law, permits and obligates the Department of Justice to enforce the law, where appropriate, against former presidents.” Read the new oped in the Los Angeles Times here. Read the letter to AG-designate Merrick Garland here.