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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Felonious White House

The Daily Kos ramped up the case this morning that the Trump administration likely harbors a bunch of alleged felons. Based on the circumstantial evidence, including leaked information, citizens might have seen sufficient evidence for authorities to mount a case. Due process requires evidence that is indisputable in a court of law, and Robert Mueller is making that case among others.

"If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. 
So providing support, any support, to anyone who has committed a felony, is also a felony.  Even when that supports happens after the initial criminal act. 
Whoever, knowing that an offense against the United States has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact. 
Except as otherwise expressly provided by any Act of Congress, an accessory after the fact shall be imprisoned not more than one-half the maximum term of imprisonment or (notwithstanding section 3571) fined not more than one-half the maximum fine prescribed for the punishment of the principal, or both; or if the principal is punishable by life imprisonment or death, the accessory shall be imprisoned not more than 15 years." 

There will be a large caseload.

Image from the DailyKos

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