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Ruling shows I´m right
on Trump and corruption

The Hill, by Alan Dershowitz

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Posted By:Drive, 7/17/2017 9:46:30 AM

The recent reversal of Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirms the point I’ve been making for months about President Trump: his actions, as controversial as they may be, do not fit the definition of “corruption,” as that vague word is used in federal statutes. My critics have argued for an extraordinarily broad definition of corruption capable of being expanded to fit nearly everything Trump has done — from firing FBI Director James Comey, to asking him to consider dropping the investigation of General Michael Flynn, to his son’s meeting with Russian

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 7/17/2017 10:40:25 AM     (No. 11321330)

This really has to do with the SCOTUS overturning the conviction of corruption of a former REbublican governor of Virginia. It doesn´t really have anything to do with the NY Democrat other than the @nd Circus actually followed the SCOTUS ruling. Still, its gonna make it harder of hard core partisan Mueller and his clown act Hitlery followers to dream up BS charges.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Clinger, 7/17/2017 11:38:27 AM     (No. 11321389)

Mr. Dershowitz, you may be the last true Democrat standing. I thought that was Zell Miller but you sir rise to that caliber. Bless you, it´s an honor to have you as a political opponent.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Omen, 7/17/2017 1:40:19 PM     (No. 11321528)

Prof D puts the Law first.
If the other dems did the same they would be in better shape & honest.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dvc, 7/17/2017 2:00:00 PM     (No. 11321552)

Dershowitz is a jewel, and a vanishing breed - a liberal who is actually honest and fair minded.

His comment from H.L. Menken is one I had not previously heard, although I have found that Menken is very good at encapsulating complex topics into short sayings. This one is good:
“The trouble about fighting for human freedom is that you have to spend much of your life defending sons of bitches; for oppressive laws are always aimed at them originally, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.”

Yes, exactly. And free speech is a perfect example.

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