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#325314 05/07/20 05:35 PM
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The SC just overturned convictions of people involved in Bridgegate. Their opinion was they did not break any federal laws but certainly performed their duties in a corrupt manner. While I agree, when there is no law broken, no one should be tried much less convicted of a crime. However ...

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1. This means Mr Trump can (and will) operate with all manner of corruption as long as he does not break a law.
2. Why isn't there a law making corruption a crime?


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Originally Posted By: rporter314
The SC just overturned convictions of people involved in Bridgegate. Their opinion was they did not break any federal laws but certainly performed their duties in a corrupt manner. While I agree, when there is no law broken, no one should be tried much less convicted of a crime. However ...

Two comments
1. This means Mr Trump can (and will) operate with all manner of corruption as long as he does not break a law.
2. Why isn't there a law making corruption a crime?


With 252 federal judges and 2 justices appointed by Trump, we can expect a long list of conservative decisions by the courts.

Which is what the Bernie or Bust crowd never understood.


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Originally Posted By: rporter314
The SC just overturned convictions of people involved in Bridgegate. Their opinion was they did not break any federal laws but certainly performed their duties in a corrupt manner. While I agree, when there is no law broken, no one should be tried much less convicted of a crime. However ...

Two comments
1. This means Mr Trump can (and will) operate with all manner of corruption as long as he does not break a law.
2. Why isn't there a law making corruption a crime?

So folks are free to be corrupt people as long as they are not breaking a law or until a law is written to stop their corruption. Hmm

Got it. smile


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Obvs, corruption needs to be legally defined. Corruption ought to be defined as the same as the 1980s Conservative definition of pornography: You'll know corruption when you see it. coffee


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I know corruption when I see it .... I have to change channels every time Mr Trump comes on to avoid seeing it


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2. Why isn't there a law making corruption a crime?


Just a generalization here, Why? Because it is one of the sources of a politicians' income?


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They apparently did not break a federal fraud law, but I wonder if they broke a state law? Or is New Jersey more or less "ChinaTown", as in fugetabout it.


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