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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 09:05 AM

Assuming there's enough proof, could Dems use RICO to take down GOP Senators

Who are complicit in this entire money laundering/obstruction of justice fiasco with Trump, his cabinet, and all the rest of the GOP, prior to the Senate impeachment trial?

Otherwise, it seems to allow them to cast judgment on the guilt or innocence of Trump when they are complicit in the same crime. That would be a major miscarriage of justice, a blight on our democracy, an affront on justice and the rule of law. To me, an impeachment that ends in Trump's acquittal based on the votes of co-conspirators in the crimes he is accused of cannot be allowed to advance. Surely the Dems in power see the same thing and feel the same way.

I can imagine a scenario where one Congressperson is brought to justice by his or her colleagues, but what if the cancer is so pervasive that it would ensnare a dozen or dozens of them? Could such a sweep be successfully tackled by the Dems, and prior to the Senate hearing at that?

Not asking this as a Democrat. Asking this as an American.

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Reply Assuming there's enough proof, could Dems use RICO to take down GOP Senators (Original post)
Mr. Ected Dec 2019 OP
evertonfc Dec 2019 #1
lark Dec 2019 #5
Vinca Dec 2019 #2
beachbumbob Dec 2019 #3
DetroitLegalBeagle Dec 2019 #4
2naSalit Dec 2019 #6

Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 09:13 AM

1. No.

 

Unfortunately this is a political process. No one, from this, is going to jail and the same clown and clowns you see now will be there in summer. Ballot box

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Response to evertonfc (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 09:49 AM

5. Ballot box not reliable. Repugs ratfuck and steal elections and will be going all out this time.

If drumpf/PUtin win again, America is fucked and totally controlled by the oligarchs, no laws apply - to them. Of course, they will use (try) those laws to kill/hurt us that don't quietly abandon our beliefs and morals in the name of King Greed.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 09:17 AM

2. They wouldn't be able to because Barr is part of the crime organization.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 09:32 AM

3. what could be done is the House set up a select committee like what was done in the McCarthy hearing

 

in the 1950's and haul senators and house members in front of them on national TV. Nothing excludes Pelosi from doing this

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 09:46 AM

4. No

Congress does not have the power to do that. The entire impeachment process is political, not criminal. If impeached and convicted, the only punishment is removal from office and being barred from holding office again. Prison sentences will require a seperate criminal investigation and charges brought by federal or state attorneys. Only they can bring Rico charges if they see fit too.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 10:28 AM

6. Not in Congress...

but other entities can. Timing is crucial.

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