Monday, August 27, 2018

How Out of Control DOJ Prosecutors Took Down Republican Congressman Steve Stockman

Rachel Alexander Aug 27, 2018

Department of Justice prosecutors have a handful of vague laws they turn to when they want to take down a Republican politician. The laws sound like serious offenses to the average person, but are much more innocuous. For example, mail and wire fraud merely means someone used the mail or wire communications to send communications that were related to an alleged crime of trying to deprive someone from money or property. It’s really just piling on. Another one is false statements. That’s a charge prosecutors turn to when they are having no luck showing the validity of the main charges.

When DOJ prosecutors couldn’t come up with an election crime involving Russians related to two men affiliated with Trump, they cajoled the two into pleading guilty to false statements. Former Trump National Security Advisor Mike Flynn and Trump campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI about their contacts with Russians. Both realized they could end up with years in prison if prosecutors tried them for the typical round of vague crimes. However, Papadopoulos may be changing his mind. Figuring out he got a raw deal, he is now considering withdrawing his guilty plea...........To Read More...

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