I am scared of Donald Trump. When he threatened to put Hillary in Jail, this is most frightening. When campaigns get to that low point, you do not have a Democratic election but a third world political contest such as in Turkey and Chile where strongmen make wholesale arrests of their opponents. Trump is a threat to our democratic system!
Trump’s threat also reveals a contempt for due process of law. Under our system, the president cannot, without abusing his powers, arbitrary arrest someone. Criminal charges must be proven in court and the defendant has the presumption of innocence. In this case Hillary’s Emails have been investigated by the State Dept, the FBI and no evidence ever existed to support criminal charges. Trumps accusations were 100% political.
The statement that if elected Trump would appoint a special prosecutor shows Trumps ignorance on how the system works. As president Trump would have his own attorney general and Justice Department to investigate federal crimes. The appointment of a “special prosecutor” would be superfluous.