Elder Patriot – There’s no question that partisan conservative lawyers feel that there is an ironclad case to be made against Hillary Clinton for her involvement in the sale of uranium to Russia and for the payment by her campaign for the so-called Trump dossier.
Fox News’ Gregg Jarrett has identified no fewer than thirteen federal felonies that he believes could be successfully prosecuted against Hillary.
“Thirteen potential crimes committed by Hillary Clinton, she’d be charged for six anti-corruption – they were all felonies. She could also be charged with racketeering for using her charity as a criminal enterprise and then you’ve got all of the email crimes – two of them under the espionage act and two additional.” – Jarrett to Sean Hannity
It’s one thing for partisans to make the case against people they view as their political enemies, even partisan lawyers to take sides when these conflicts in the law arise, but it’s quite another when non-partisan legal scholars begin weighing in at times like this.
Jonathan Turley is a Constitutional Law authority whose personal political leanings – it appears that he leans left – never interferes with his legal analysis.
That is what was so telling about his evaluation of the mess that Clinton has created because of her wanton disregard for the law.
“As you know, I’ve been very skeptical about the past Russian collusion claims as being a criminal matter, even though I supported the appointment of the special counsel after Comey was fired I’ve been cautioning and many others have that it really isn’t a crime to collude. In the same, it wouldn’t be a crime on the Trump side to receive information on the other side from a foreign national.
“The allegations against the Clintons could potentially be criminal. It doesn’t mean that they are criminal. The $500,000 given to Bill Clinton might have been innocent. The timing might just have been horrible. But that would be a cognizable crime if a linkage was found.
“In the same way, the allegation over the dossier does involve a potential violation of federal law. The Federal Election Commission Act requires campaigns to state a purpose for any money spent over about $200, to sort of have an item description for each of those amounts. There isn’t an item description for this law firm for the amount of money that is being alleged to have been given to this research firm.
Turley also believes that Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias may be guilty of suborning perjury when he denied the Clinton campaign had played any connection to the Russian dossier.
Turley’s has written on his website:
“The reports indicate that not only did the Clinton team fund the opposition research but that Elias may have been the person handling much of the arrangements. Now Elias’ position has worsened after a report out of Congress that he was present in an interview when campaign chairman John Podesta denied any campaign role in the funding or acquisition of the dossier.
“Podesta was asked in his September interview whether the Clinton campaign had a contractual agreement with Fusion GPS, and he said he was not aware of one, according to one of the sources. Sitting next to Podesta during the interview: his attorney Marc Elias, who worked for the law firm that hired Fusion GPS to continue research on Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC, multiple sources said. Elias was only there in his capacity as Podesta’s attorney and not as a witness.
“If this and the earlier report is true, Elias not only falsely denied any connection between the Clinton campaign and the dossier to two New York Times reporters but sat silently as Podesta gave false information to congressional investigators.”
That would be subordination of perjury. Why would any attorney agree to do that?
There’s little doubt that Hillary and her criminal co-conspirators’ belief in their own skewed polls so inflated their confidence in winning the presidency that they figured they could bury their own and Clinton’s illegalities after her inauguration.
Thanks to the election of Donald Trump the wheels have come off the Democrats’ anti-American wagon and it is careening towards the cliffs of truth.