Ben Shapiro was on Hannity to discuss his latest book, The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration.
Shapiro began by explaining that the criminal case against the president stems from more than just one charge.
There are multiple charges. I mean, everything from Benghazi, which there are violations of the espionage act and the arms export control act to the IRS, in which there is violation of IRS law, to witness tampering on multiple counts. There are tons of charges that can be brought against the Obama administration but what I’m really arguing here is that this is a criminal enterprise. It's like the mafia. Basically, President Obama never has to give a direct order. All he has to do is sit atop the chain of command and then let all of his minions do whatever it is that he wants. This is why the Rico Act was created, was to wrap all of this kind of stuff in a bundle and allow for prosecution.
Hannity then asked Shapiro if the Republicans are too timid to go after the President for his many infringements.
Yes. I mean this is -- impeachment is not really on the table, which is why what I’m calling for really, is a revision of law to allow - under RICO, it's not just that the DOJ can prosecute somebody. There are things called civil lawsuits and you can file a civil lawsuit. You are deemed under the Supreme Court's law basically a private attorney general, we need to extend that to the executive branch so that people can sue the executive branch and go after members of the executive branch.
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO Act, is a federal law that "provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization." Enacted in 1970, it was originally designed to prosecute the Mafia. But in 1972, 33 states adopted “State RICO Laws” to prosecute similar conduct to that of organized crime.