Fast forward to November 9th. Trump has won a close election, with sufficient margins to put the election at rest and move beyond any court challenges to the Trump camp as the winner. Now the clock is ticking for the Hillary camp. Hillary’s minions must act fast to deal with her multiple legal liabilities before January 20, 2017 and a new administration takes office.
In order for Obama to issue a Presidential pardon, Hillary must be indicted by the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) and convicted by a court. Any legal action by the DOJ against Hillary must be all-inclusive, covering key areas of legal jeopardy. Failure to cover all the legal bases will expose her to legal jeopardy under a Trump DOJ. And both Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton have legal exposure as well. So here is one scenario that could develop. By late November, early December, Hillary is indicted by the Obama DOJ with filing of the following charges:
ESPIONAGE: In her use of a non-secure email process, every instance of failure to protect and secure information designated as secret is a felony. Multiple counts of violations of the Espionage Act.
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MISUSE OF FUNDS: On Hillary’s watch as Secretary of State, the Inspector General reports that $6B is missing and unaccounted for, opening liability for embezzlement, theft, abuse of public trust, and more. Given the lack of transparency of the Obama administration, there may or may not be any legal exposure for Hillary, but the all-inclusive approach may prevail and she could be charged with one or more violations
RICO ACT: The RICO Act (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) is designed to enable law enforcement to establish chargeable offenses for crimes committed by an organization. The law covers crimes such as bribery, extortion, money laundering, counterfeiting, gambling, murder, arson, robbery, kidnapping, obstruction of justice, and others.
The Clinton Foundation has functioned as a slush fund for peddling influence, over $2B collected, with 40%+ from foreign donors, money laundering through a Canadian connection, misuse of funds ($1B collected for aid to Haiti, perhaps $40-50M distributed). There is ample evidence that donations to the Foundation led to meetings and favorable treatment of matters before the office of State Department. The “pay to play” slogan was real and profitable to the Clintons. The Foundation has been led by the Clinton family, exposing all three to liability.
NATIONAL SECURITY VIOLATION: Signing off on the sale of control of 20% of US Uranium assets within the US to Russia may be a separate area of exposure, jeopardizing national security.
No doubt the legal team surrounding Hillary is aware of other areas of criminal exposure and will coordinate with the DOJ to assure an all-encompassing series of charges that minimizes any future legal jeopardy. The indictments noted cover key areas of Hillary’s known legal jeopardy.
Once the charges are filed, Hillary’s legal staff will review the filings and enter a plea of “NO CONTEST,” which is not an admission of guilt or innocence. When a court accepts the “no contest” plea, this is the equivalent of a conviction. The assumption in entering such a plea is that the court will act quickly to accept the plea and render a verdict of conviction.
Once “convicted,” Hillary is eligible for a presidential pardon, and Obama will do so. So Hillary will escape jail using her “get out of jail free” card, thanks to collaboration with Obama administration and a corrupt DOJ. We the people will have to be satisfied with ending the era of the Clintons, which may be sufficient justice for the nation.
Source for RICO Act matters: http://criminal-law.freeadvice.com/criminal-law/criminal-law/rico-cases.htm
Source for “No Contest” plea: http://criminal-law.freeadvice.com/criminal-law/criminal-law/no-contest-plea.htmTags: DOJ Donald Trump Hillary Clinton
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