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Comey and Mueller: Tied to the Clinton Foundation

December 3rd, 2018 Viewed 54 times, 1 so far today

Over the weekend, Andrew McCarthy posted an article entitled Robert Mueller’s Plan. In the article, McCarthy states that the way Muller is running this investigation is like a man who has to file a report, not someone that is bringing someone to trial. Therefore, Mueller can craft all the statements and doesn’t have to worry that all of his witnesses are liars. He just has to pull together a convincing story.

Here’s the part that I found interesting:

That brings us to the “where there’s smoke, there must be fire” talking-point Mueller fans have been trying out: If all these people are lying to cover something up, that something must involve some egregious criminality. That’s ridiculous. We know from our own daily lives that crimes account for only a very small percentage of the things people lie about. Indeed, throughout the 1990s, Democrats insisted that prosecutors should leave Bill Clinton alone because everybody lies about sex. People lie about things that they are embarrassed or ashamed about.

Politics is a seamy business. Pols want to think of themselves as public servants, but they spend lots of time with their hands out, either pleading for money or collecting information that might compromise an opponent. Successful politics requires horse-trading and compromise, so pols are forever explaining how they could actually be against something they voted for. A lot of this is embarrassing stuff. Consequently, when people in and around politics get caught practicing politics, they often lie about what they’ve done.

Politics is not a crime, of course. Consequently, if you criminalize politics — if you turn a prosecutor loose to investigate political campaign activities — you are apt to find unsavory conduct that is not criminal but that some people will lie about.

Andrew McCarthy, Mueller’s Trump Investigation Plan: Report Not a Criminal Case

You’ll want to read the whole thing, but this is the part that struck me– both because it’s true how bad politics and the name “politician” is and for the fact that what was done sounds bad, but is not illegal. Some things that are morally or ethically wrong are not illegal.

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