Well, That Sucks

Some smart guy at RedState gets all lawyerly on us, and explains why we won’t see the entire Obama crime family administration dangling from the gibbet anytime soon:

We can all agree that the IC and FBI certainly abused their power, but there is no crime listed in the US Code called “abuse of power.”
Although I would like to see them “perp walked” in handcuffs and leg irons in orange jumpsuits and unshaven faces, I don’t think it is in the cards or the law books. It is a shame because we all know they did wrong. The big question is what technically it was they did wrong that would stand up in a court of law.

Reading his whole article, I reluctantly have to agree with him.

Worse yet, I read this after I’d finished my breakfast pint of gin, and I have a cast-iron rule not to have another drink until after noon.

So now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s time to clean a few of my guns.


  1. Show me the man and I will show you the crime. That’s the way they operate and if we don’t do tit for tat we lose.

  2. When all else fails, a 9mm to the back of the head is usually pretty effective.

      1. With all due respect to our Commie friends, I rather think the Jap Nambu preceded the Mak.

  3. How about lying to a federale under 18 U.S.C. § 1001?

    That’s how they tried to get Flynn and they did get Martha Stewart. All of these assholes gave false reports to their superiors, written and verbal.

  4. I thought unmasking was a felony, as is lying to a FISA judge, and a criminal conspiracy links all them together.

    1. That was my understanding as well. And it doesn’t take much to draw someone into a criminal conspiracy, either. “Sit here with the monkey, play this organ, and pretend to be blind. While you do that we’ll be doing the bank heist. That’s all you need to know.” As my Criminal Law Professor said, “Truer words were never spoken.” All the conspiracy needs is the agreement and an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy. If we could extend this to all the major and minor players, we might solve the problem of the government golden pensions.

  5. They’re correct above. Every Fed who lied on a affidavit to the FISA court, who lied to Congress during testimony, who falsified a report which went up the chain, committed a federal crime.

    Start the perp walks. Start with Comey and Clapper, and work down as needed. I was only following orders, remember, is not a defense.

    Obama himself is probably untouchable, as are most of the politicos who were giving the overall direction on this. The agents who carried out the foul deeds are not.

    1. Why not, if they agreed to the conspiracy? All it takes is an overt act, and the conspiracy attaches to all who knew about it. Actual actions in furtherance by each conspirator is not necessary. The spider at the center of the web may have only suggested things, but the web leads back to him.

  6. He needs to back up one section to 18 USC 241.


    He’s correct that conspiracy isn’t a crime absent another offense, but he missed the exception for when the conspiracy is of a nature specifically prohibited by statute. This section specifically creates an offense for conspiracy to deprive of rights.

    Since this goes back to 1942, it is probably a set of anti-Klan laws. That would be why color is added in 18 USC 242 but wasn’t included in 18 USC 241.

  7. Proof that one can be an idiot and still pass the bar and call himself an attorney. This is another example of only telling half of the story. Supposedly the European International Socialists, (Communists et. al. {spit}) had a saying, that “If you say A, you must say B”; that is to tell the whole story. The umbrella concept is “abuse of power” but the abuse has to be expressed by crimes that work to deny justice to someone or further some criminal or seditious conspiracy.

  8. We have the documentation for at least 39 people from the O’Bwah-ha administration who were busy “un-masking” in the final two months before President Trump took over. For so many of them, we have video recorded proof that they lied under oath, repeatedly, and for millions of Americans to witness.

    Since we’re wishing for things that would give all of us warm and tingly feelings, I want to see the S.W.A.T. troopers coming out of the pre-dawn mist to grind hedges under the tracks of their war surplus assault vehicles and kick down doors to serve properly acquired warrants on sleepy-eyed Dems in front of national news reporters who just happened to be walking their audio and video equipment through the neighborhood.

    I want to see the D.C. police in full body armor, with assault weapons, tear gas launchers, and Tasers at the ready, running through the halls of Congress, kicking their way into the offices of the Democrat leaders. I want to see Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, and all the others, body slammed to the floor, zip tied, and Perp Walked out the front doors in front of the international press contingent, and into the waiting line of police vans.

    And in a perfect world, all of this will be accomplished by October 30th, so the Dems will have time to make repairs before the election.

  9. Since you asked, the pertinent law is 18 USC Section 2384. Seditious Conspiracy. Penalty is twenty years imprisonment.

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