Life Imitates Fiction

Posted by $ rainman0720 2 years, 8 months ago to Politics
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According to the Barr letter summary of the Mueller report, "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime [obstruction], it also does not exonerate him."

Can't believe how close that statement is to pretty much the entire State Science Institute letter regarding Rearden Metal.

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  • Posted by $ allosaur 2 years, 8 months ago
    If a cop lacks evidence of wrong doing, it is unlawful to even make an arrest for some trumped-up crime. (My apologies tothe tangerine trumpet).
    Should the "suspect" be arrested anyway, a prosecuter has no business prosecuting anyone without any solid evidence.
    Should the same "suspect" be prosecuted anyway for, say, belonging to the wrong political party, a judge who is not corrupt will throw the case out for being frivolous before even considering bringing in a jury.
    The latter example is what happened three times .to me dino at the civil federal court level during my 21 years as a corrections officer. Three different inmates during three different years tried to sue me for doing my job.
    All three "cases" were tossed out by a federal judge before they could be moved on to the level of a jury trial. (Psst! Being able to write a good incident report helps).
    Me dino was called in as a witness when another officer did have to face a jury trial.
    All I did was sit in a witness room for a little while for one day, The accusing inmate (he was quite a piece of work) thought he was smart enough to be his own lawyer. After hearing enough BS, the judge "exonerated" the accused officer without asking the jury for an opinion within the space of three hours.
    Is "exonerated" even a real for really real legal term?
    Me dino learned from watching Fox News that there is no such crime on the law books defined as "collusion." Well, that's what I heard being said anyway. ,
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    • Posted by $ 2 years, 8 months ago
      I don't remember the source of the quote, so I'll paraphrase it rather than screwing it up and/or not giving proper credit. But it goes something like "he who represents himself has a fool for an attorney and an idiot for a client."

      I could be wrong (wouldn't be the first or last time), but based on how I understand the concept of "obstruction of justice", it pre-supposes that a crime has actually been committed (or is suspected of being committed).

      So assuming you're right and collusion isn't a crime, I don't think there can be an obstruction charge filed.

      Of course, I wouldn't put anything past the Dems at this point. They have invested pretty much their entire political capital into overturning the 2016 election.
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      • Posted by $ allosaur 2 years, 8 months ago
        Me dino would like to add what I heard about what that "fool for an attorney and an idiot for a client" tried to pull off while I got paid my regular pay from the State (taxpayers) of Alabama for driving to that courthouse, doing nothing but sit in that witness room and then drive back home after being told the trail was over.
        I would have testified that me dino, the Tower #4 back gate operator saw the inmate get mad at an ICS (Inmate Control Systems) Officer at the open inside gate of the sally port.
        The ICS officer seized the inmate by an arm and pull him back through the gate which I promptly closed.
        Then I grabbed the tower's AR-15. I was prepared to fire a warning shot should the angry inmate attack the ICS officer, which he didn't.
        (I had previously learned that I can stop inmates from doing violent things by simply making that rifle go BOOM!)
        I watched the ICS officer take the inmate across the south yard where he released the inmate.
        The inmate was allowed to walk back to his dorm (Dorms are on the south yard. Cell blocks are on the east and west sides with admin on the north end).
        Anyway, that inmate falsely accused the ICS officer of beating him up before letting him go,
        The summoned witnesses were me dino and a black officer on the ground who saw the whole thing.
        The inmate was black and the ICS officer was white.
        The fool for a lawyer thought the black officer would take his side due to their shared skin color.
        Instead, the black officer told the truth. What did the idiot for a client do? Wept and screamed with rage before the judge and jury!
        For some funny reason, the judge threw out the case at that point. . .
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