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June 19, 2024


Anne J

Isn't that witness tampering? And unfortunately as usual, just more wrongdoing that he will never have to be accountable for.


Witness tampering? Pshaw. A Trump spokesman says "any false assertion that we’re engaging in any type of behavior that may be regarded as tampering is absurd and completely fake." Then again, although I'd never dare gainsay a Trump spokesman, 18 U.S. Code § 1512 does, and when related to a criminal trial, the maximum penalty of 20 years in prison may be imposed. Oddly, former US attorney Barbara McQuade says "these cases are difficult to prove, even if the intent were actually to influence testimony." The criminal code, however, states "no state of mind need be proved." So one barrier down. Nevertheless, McQuade is correct about actually nailing Trump, which seems to apply to virtually all his cases of blinding criminality, especially the dozens he was never indicted for.

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