Well, there IS a crime involved in denying equal protection of the law. It’s “Deprivation of rights under color of law”, described in 18 USC 242 as willfully denying a person any Constitutional right while acting or purporting to act as a governmental official.
The investigators, prosecutors and Congress all denied equal protection of the law to Trump, and are therefore prosecutable for this crime.
Penalty is fine and/or imprisonment up to one year. Ten years if the act included threatened use of a dangerous weapon. Since they mentioned treason — which carries the death penalty — that means they threatened the use of a dangerous weapon.
I hope Barr nails them. We must stop this abuse of power and refusal to do their duty by the political professionals. They are blocking solutions to pressing, urgent problems, and we need to move them out of the way.
Some of you may think I’m being partisan. The rest of my blog posts makes it crystal clear that I am disgusted by political professionals of both parties who have willfully refused to do their duty to obey the consent of the governed. I have no problem with them investigating Trump. My issue is that they denied equal protection of the law by NOT investigating the Clinton campaign which showed exactly the same risk factors (suspected of working with Russians to dig up information on the other candidate, and having campaign advisors who had previously been paid by the Russians for giving a speech).
I don’t give a crap about either party – they are both disgusting failures to perform. I want to replace all the political professionals with amateurs who WILL solve the nation’s problems. I call it the Tin Cup approach, after the golf movie where Tin Cup hits four more balls into the water trying to prove he can hit a fairway wood onto the green, instead of playing from the drop area after the first splash.
When the pros are so carried away by ego that they’re making 12 on the hole, then an amateur who makes a bogey six is delivering far better results than the pros. We need amateurs who WILL solve the problems. Let’s fire all the political professionals, and put the ones in jail who denied equal protection of the law.
ERpundit – 05/22/19