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I am no fan of our Dear Leader. However, I don't believe he had specific criminal intent. He is guilty of being a schmuck how took advice from a putz lawyer. Nixon knew about the burglary at the Watergate and covered it up with hush money, etc. Clinton lied under Oath during a Deposition. Both very clear crimes with specific intent. Trump on the other hand got excited when told that the Russians had dirt on Hillary. Where is the crime to dig up dirt on adversaries. Harold Washington said, "Politics ain't beanball." Or, when he paid off Stormy Daniels to keep her mouth shut. Looking at it from a businessman's perspective, it was just a nuisance settlement. It was a business decision like the thousands he has handled before. It's no different when a small store owner's insurance company settles with a customer that tripped on the door mat and sought 3 years of chiro.

anon

"Before the pardon, the Watergate Special Prosecution Force had prepared to bring criminal charges against the former president. In a confidential memo to President Ford, the prosecutors argued ,,,"

And, then, Ford pardons.

Oh, my. How that eminent legal scholar, Rachel Maddow, and her cadre of hateful partisans would cry obstruction of justice! After all, a pardon can't be used by Trump for the purpose of pardoning someone!

You left out the GHWB pardons, which many argued were intended to absolve himself. Perhaps that is because present day Democrats lionized GHWB so slavishly -- likely to prove they are not vicious partisans, but only, of course, proving that they are not only vicious partisans, but unprincipled, opportunistic hypocrites. See, e.g., Clinton impeachment defense.

The most risible tactic of late is to speculate that T will fire someone, and then spend days in hysterical outrage about the hypothetical prospect.

Anonymous 2

K-T law offices forgets the specific statutes prohibiting foreigners from contributing to U.S. political campaigns. 52 U.S.C. § 30121(a)(1). Of course, aiding and abetting in these violations is itself an offense.

Anon forgets that Ford's pardon of Nixon didn't obstruct an investigation of others.

anon

Anon 2

That's likely the reason that the post didn't mention GHWB's. These posts, while superficially even handed, are always getting to the same point. Lawyers - advocates - argue the facts that support their case, and leave out the "bad" facts. Scholars are supposed to be different, at least when glossing their work with the patina of "scholarship" and claiming expertise in public by reason of being law professors.

These professors are undermining the credibility of legal academia. If legal academia is simply a mouthpiece for the Democratic Party then who can complain about polarization?

An example of how a scholar might approach a topic. Instead of blithely asserting that a statute criminalizes speech by "foreigners" (indeed, some may approach it by questioning whether money is speech, but that isn't an issue with respect independent or self expenditures), a scholar might question the legitimacy of any such law.

Have you read the decisions on this statute? My quick review revealed deep uncertainties in the courts about the permissible scope of the statute: for example, prosecuting a citizen of Mexico for speaking out in America about a candidate for office, contributing to his opponent's campaign, posting on Facebook, etc. Oh wait, excuse me.

No one on this site would ever consider any such issue, because to do so might reveal the authoritarian, anti-speech, totalitarian aspects of "progressivism."

The Law Offcies of Kavanaugh Thomas, LLC, PC, LTD, Chartered, AV Rated

52 USC 3012(a)(1). Yup, you're right, were a Retail Theft shop.

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