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Zorro

(15,943 posts)
Sat Sep 7, 2019, 11:31 AM Sep 2019

Rep. Duncan Hunter argues his campaign filings are immune from prosecution

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, argued to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday that filing campaign finance forms is a legislative act -- immune from federal prosecution by constitutional separation of powers protections.

If his argument is successful, the case against him could ultimately be dismissed prior to trial that’s supposed to start Jan. 14 as Hunter prepares to run for re-election in a March primary election.

Hunter, 42, was indicted in August 2018 along with his wife and former campaign manager, Margaret, on 60 federal counts of misusing campaign funds and covering up the crimes.

The two were accused of living well beyond their means by spending money from political donors on family vacations, dental work, private school tuition, fast food, groceries and other expenses. The congressman also was accused of spending the funds on extramarital affairs.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/story/2019-09-06/rep-duncan-hunter-files-new-arguments-in-appeal

This guy is a real piece of work.

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Rep. Duncan Hunter argues his campaign filings are immune from prosecution (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
Another I'm immune and above the law argument.. the dotard effect Thekaspervote Sep 2019 #1
Just a hunch, this fool crook's argument won't work. Good try though. brush Sep 2019 #2
He's paying a lawyer for that defense? What a sucker. TeamPooka Sep 2019 #3
It works for drumpf so no surprise others are trying it Takket Sep 2019 #4
Diplomatic immunity! kysrsoze Sep 2019 #5

brush

(55,242 posts)
2. Just a hunch, this fool crook's argument won't work. Good try though.
Sat Sep 7, 2019, 11:46 AM
Sep 2019

Maybe if he hadn't spent thousands on affairs with other women he may be afforded a break, but since he did...

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