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Russia Investigation Opens Trump Resignation Questions

| by Alex Scarr

A law professor at Columbia University predicts President Donald Trump will resign from the office as a result of  alleged improprieties committed by his advisors.

Philip Bobbitt, a constitutional law expert at Columbia, predicts that Trump will step down from his position as U.S. President due to the "impending constitutional crisis" caused by his son-in-law and political advisor Jared Kushner, according to Inquisitr.

Bobbitt also believes that damning details about the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer will soon become apparent, likely implicating the president knew much more about the meeting that he initially revealed.

He also believes Donald Jr. and Kushner will be prosecuted for their roles in alleged collusion with the Russian government, and by doing so, will essentially force the president's hand into resigning in order to protect himself and his family.

"Resignation, as remote as it seems right now, might well be a choice the president would make to save his children from prison, and himself from future prosecution," Bobbitt reasoned.

Donald Jr., Kushner and Paul Manafort, the ex-campaign manager for the Trump team, took a meeting with a Russian lawyer who suggested she had information regarding Trump's political opponent Hillary Clinton, according to The New York Times.

The meeting was disclosed by Donald Jr. in a statement via Twitter, in which he said that no meaningful information was exchanged. A special counsel headed by former FBI Director Robert Mueller is investigating potential ties between the Trump team and Russia.

The Washington Post reported July 31 that it was Trump who, on the flight back from the G20 summit, dictated the timing and message of the Twitter statement regarding the meeting issued by his son, according to CNN. Trump often gives White House aides tips while aboard Air Force One on how to respond to questions from the media.

Trump reportedly gave his son instructions to get ahead of The New York Times story that contained information about the meeting with the Russian lawyer, as well as to craft an alternate storyline for the meeting's purpose.

White House advisors expressed their concern for the president's actions, worrying that Trump will appear to be intentionally distorting the truth. An attorney for the president, Jay Sekulow, issued a statement responding to the report.

"Apart from being of no consequence, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent," Sekulow said. A lawyer for Donald Jr. also responded, saying that The Washington Post had no evidence to back up their story.

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