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Law’s Atiba Ellis talks about the Constitution and Trump’s indictment

Trump indictment does not bar him from running in 2024
Yahoo NewsAtiba Ellis, the Laura B. Chisholm Distinguished Research Scholar and Professor of Law, said the Constitution provides only two circumstances for the disqualification of a presidential candidate. One is impeachment and conviction of a sitting president for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” and the other is the disqualification for any United States official who has engaged, abetted or aided acts of rebellion or insurrection against the United States. “Much has been made of this clause over the past year in relation to whether former President Trump could run for office given his role in arguably inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection,” Ellis said.