1965 Act: Secret Service must protect Trump even if he goes to jail
WASHINGTON, April 5 – RIA Novosti. The U.S. Secret Service has a duty to protect former presidents for life, so if Donald Trump goes to jail on charges brought in New York, he will retain that privilege as per the rule set by Congress.
In 1965, American legislators approved the Secret Service’s mandate to protect former heads of state without reservation. The law passed says “to protect the former president and his wife for life, unless they refuse such protection.”
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In 2018, with Trump under threat of impeachment and calls for a criminal case against him, American media wrote that the former president would be protected wherever he went. And since impeachment did not come at the time and Trump is serving a full term in the highest office, he does not lose his privileges as a former president. If his guilt is proven and the court chooses imprisonment as punishment, his deprivation of protection will only be possible with the amendments to be made in the current law.
As reported, Trump was charged with falsifying 34 business records in a New York court on Tuesday. The act itself is viewed as a misdemeanor, but prosecutor Alvin Bragg insists the politician committed it “to conceal incriminating information and illegal activity from American voters before and after the 2016 election,” so criminal competence is required. For each of the 34 episodes, Trump faces up to 4 years in prison if found guilty, meaning the total sentence could be 136 years.
Announcing his intention to re-fight for the presidency, Trump denies the accusations, saying the United States has witnessed “high-level interference in the election” and insisting on the political background of his persecution. interests of incumbent President Joe Biden.
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