I would like to thank Andrew C. McCarthy for writing, today, pretty much what I told a couple of Twitter nitwits yesterday when arguing about the Cohen sentencing memos and what they mean.
I didn’t think I was that smart.
The twitnits were doing sack dances in the end zone because they felt that Trump would be impeached based on Cohen prison time.
Their thinking was, Cohen goes to jail for stuff Trump directed him to do, so ipso facto, Trump goes to jail.
I reminded them repeatedly that –
-Obama violated campaign finance laws and received a fine, which is the usual way violations are handled. No one goes to jail for that.
BUT BUT BUT COHEN IS GOING TO JAIL!
Not for campaign finance violations. If that is all he was convicted of he would get a fine.
-Cohen pled guilty. The prosecution did not prove that campaign finance laws were broken. It didn’t get that far. It would have to be proven in order to convict Trump.
That’s a high threshold, and ironically it’s high because the prosecution would have to prove intent.
I say “ironically” because intent, or lack of it, is exactly what Comey cited for why Hillary wasn’t indicted over Servergate.
Just imagine Trump being somehow removed from office on a campaign finance violation, something that would never, otherwise, be seen as a high crime and misdemeanor, and Hillary skates because the DOJ felt that she had no “intent” to break the law.
I’ll leave with this exchange between Comey and Ratcliffe-
Ratcliffe: All right. So I guess as I try and summarize what I’ve heard today, Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information more than a hundred times. She made false statements about it. The FBI was aware that at least one of her aides also mishandled classified information. And one of the folks employed on behalf of Secretary Clinton intentionally destroyed evidence known to be subject to a congressional subpoena and preservation order and lied to the FBI about it. And on July 5th, 2016, you stood before the American people and said that neither you nor any reasonable prosecutor would bring any charges in this fact pattern. Is that accurate?
Mr. Comey: Yep. I believed it then, I believe it now. And anybody that thinks we were on team Clinton trying to cut her a break is smoking something.
He will likely be indicted by the idiot prosecutor in New York, one that Comey couldn’t ever imagine indicting Hillary. But the indictment would lead nowhere. McCarthy explains why.
Removal of Trump on a campaign finance violation would cause, justifiably, a civil war, precisely because of the treatment the Clintons, and the rest of the left, have received in the past by justice departments.
You think the Yellow Vests were impressive?