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Andrew C. McCarthy: To summarize, then, we have an enterprise known as the Trump Inauguration Committee, at least some of whose activities the SDNY appears to regard as a conspiracy against the United States.

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"Conspiracy against the United States.

Prosecutors like it because it's so pliable. And then there's that ----------- doctrine of criminal law that goes like this: "Once a conspiracy is established, only a slight connection to the conspiracy is necessary to support conviction."

That is, to prove a conspirator is guilty, prosecutors need not show that he participated from the start, was acquainted with all the other conspirators, knew all the details, or was involved in all the misconduct. (See "Federal Conspiracy Law: A Brief Overview," a Congressional Research Service paper, on page 8.)

That is why prosecutors are able to convict big-shots who, for deniability purposes, insulate themselves from the nitty-gritty exertions of the underlings. The challenge is to establish that there really was a conspiracy; once that's done, rolling up the members is straightforward."

So... when the rwingers at the NR are nervous, it's time for me to post one of their articles.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-10 01:41 PM | Reply


I agree with the National Review on this.

The cases under SDNY's auspices are very significant and wide-ranging, with cooperating witnesses that have operated for decades at the highest levels of the Trump Org.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-10 02:09 PM | Reply

I agree with the National Review on this.

As do I, I have said all along that Trump's main concern isn't Mueller but the local USA office for the SDNY, which has decades of animosity towards Trump Inc. but that was always a State and local issue, not Federal. Now that it is a Federal issue, they now have free reign to over turn every stone.

So... when the rwingers at the NR are nervous, it's time for me to post one of their articles.

To paraphrase Hans:

"STS is okay until the source fits my narrative."

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-10 02:51 PM | Reply

#3

The point in this case is obviously totally different; that even the biased source can't deny the point, not that the source is biased.

One can only hope that you realize that.... or not.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-10 03:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The article source is Andrew C. McCarthy, who is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and a contributing editor of National Review.
AND was a SDNY federal prosecutor for nearly 20 years.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2019-02-10 07:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"AND was a SDNY federal prosecutor for nearly 20 years."

Did he ever prosecute Trump?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-10 07:13 PM | Reply

#6

No, as I pointed out in #3, anything Trump did as a developer in NY was under State and/or Local jurisdiction (except for Bank Fraud), which is zealously guarded by the respective USA/AG/DA's offices.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-10 07:55 PM | Reply


@#7 ... anything Trump did as a developer in NY was under State and/or Local jurisdiction (except for Bank Fraud), which is zealously guarded by the respective USA/AG/DA's offices. ...

My understanding is that the newly-elected NY State AG has a list of things in Trump-world that she wants to investigate.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-10 08:16 PM | Reply

#8

She can now that pretty much anything can fall into High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

In the category of "be careful what you wish for", by winning the election Trump opened dozens of doors to allow him and his entities to be investigated, especially after the GOP's misadventures in Bengazi.

Unfortunately for anyone who follows Trump, the losing party will now just adopt this playbook with anyone they dislike.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-10 08:22 PM | Reply

Yes, this seems to be a repeat, so I will too. Where did the money go?

www.youtube.com

#10 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-02-10 11:22 PM | Reply

- with anyone they dislike.

This desensitization effort for Trump is truly disgusting. It's not likely that whomever follows Trump will be a life-long con artist and criminal and surround themselves with such.

Of course, Republicans have given us criminals like Nixon, traitors like Reagan, warmongers/imbecilea like GW, and now a criminal/traitor/imbecile with Trump, so I guess I could be wrong if Americans are dumb enough to ever elect another Republican.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-10 11:49 PM | Reply

imbecilea... now a werd.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-10 11:50 PM | Reply

whomever follows Trump will be a life-long con artist

You must have a big rag and scrubbing those hard drives!

#13 | Posted by Crassus at 2019-02-10 11:54 PM | Reply

#13

You have a yuuge imagination... and a great tolerance for being lied to daily... ok, that's wrong, more like hourly.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-11 12:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

RoC touched on it...winning the election was the worst thing that could have happened to Trump. It put all of his shady business dealings under a microscope that probably wouldn't have been the case if he lost.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-11 09:56 AM | Reply

I'm pleased that Corky is actually citing NRO. I never thought I'd see the day...

#16 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-11 09:58 AM | Reply

I'm pleased that NRO is actually citing reality. I never thought I'd see the day...

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-11 11:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I was wondering. If the state of NY is investigating Trump, can they prosecute a sitting president or do they follow along with DOJ guidelines?

#18 | Posted by Badcat at 2019-02-11 03:12 PM | Reply

I was wondering. If the state of NY is investigating Trump, can they prosecute a sitting president or do they follow along with DOJ guidelines?

#18 | POSTED BY BADCAT

They will probably follow along with DOJ guidelines. Having said that, if they go public with what they have and serious criminality is present the likelihood for impeachment increases exponentially. Once removed from office, POTUS no longer is subject to DOJ guidelines.

#19 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-11 03:15 PM | Reply

Unfortunately for anyone who follows Trump, the losing party will now just adopt this playbook with anyone they dislike.
#9 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

They will adopt it, and then they will put it on steroids so the level of animosity will be truly unprecedented. Remember Lefties, the Right is way better at memes and comedy than you with the SJW branch of your party policing your language. The sad thing, Obama will remembered as the last president that will be regarded as legitimately elected as the losing party now will continue this protest nonsense for the full 4 years and the press is in no position to counter it. whataboutism will cover every slander on the future president.

#20 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-02-11 08:03 PM | Reply

#13 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

11 was Corky, not RoC.

#21 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-11 08:31 PM | Reply

Thanks Jeff,

good information.

#22 | Posted by Badcat at 2019-02-11 11:50 PM | Reply

De nada

#23 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-11 11:52 PM | Reply

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