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(114,904 posts)
Fri Aug 19, 2016, 06:56 AM Aug 2016

GOP preps tough perjury case against Clinton

Fuck them. And prosecute any of them who leak the contents of these emails.

GOP lawmakers have claimed that the Democratic presidential nominee broke the law by lying under oath about her private email setup during her marathon appearance in October.
Next month, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee plan to make the issue a central part of a hearing with senior officials from the FBI, a committee aide said on Thursday. Legally, the GOP faces a tough case. Politically, however, raising the perjury allegations would be a way to keep the issue of Clinton’s truthfulness in the public eye throughout the fall as she battles Republican nominee for the White House.
Proving that someone committed perjury means overcoming a high hurdle: that the person knowingly told a falsehood under oath.

Convincing lawyers at the Department of Justice to take the case would also be difficult because prosecutors would have to prove that what the former secretary of State said during the 11-hour hearing was directly at odds with the truth.

“There is no case,” said Stephen Ryan, a former federal prosecutor and general counsel for the Democratic-run Senate Government Affairs Committee, bluntly.

“Even if you tried to step back from the politically-laden nature that this was the Democratic presidential nominee and you look at it, there’s no way the Department of Justice would touch a case like that.”


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GOP preps tough perjury case against Clinton (Original Post) cali Aug 2016 OP
This will backfire into the Republicans losing the House. Coyotl Aug 2016 #1
I wish that were true, but that is a very, very steep hill. cali Aug 2016 #3
Not really. The dumbmander will bite their asses. Coyotl Aug 2016 #5
yes, really. Even without the gerrymandering, it would be. cali Aug 2016 #6
How many more millions will these fucks waste? liberal N proud Aug 2016 #2
As much as they can. cali Aug 2016 #4


(15,262 posts)
5. Not really. The dumbmander will bite their asses.
Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:11 AM
Aug 2016

To gerrymander the way the Republicans did it, with narrow margins optimizing the number of districts they could gerrymander, placed them at high risk in wave elections while placing no risk on the incumbent Dem candidates

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/04/30/1521826/-45-districts-to-flip-in-a-Democratic-wave-election illustrates this.



(114,904 posts)
6. yes, really. Even without the gerrymandering, it would be.
Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:13 AM
Aug 2016

Americans may loath Congress but they like their own reps. I'll be damned happy if dems win 10 seats in the House on November 8.

liberal N proud

(60,217 posts)
2. How many more millions will these fucks waste?
Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:06 AM
Aug 2016

All for a publicity stunt aimed at smearing their opponent.

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