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  •  Prosecute that sniveling worm for lying to a gov't (1+ / 0-)
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    Empower Ink

    official.  If he told FBI Director Mueller that he had been contacted by a whistleblower, he lied to a gov't official. I believe that is what Martha Stewart was nailed for and not insider trading.

    •  How is that? (4+ / 0-)
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      wwjjd, Deep Texan, Camussie, beachmom

      If the FBI wants to charge a member of the legislative branch, they require having an airtight case. Whether somebody is a whistleblower or not is highly subjective; we can all argue about whether or not this FBI agent was one but in the end there is subjectivity. He was contacted by an FBI agent claiming to be a whistleblower and Cantor called the head of the FBI. You want him arrested for that?

      •  Exactly. Prosecute him for maybe using the wrong (1+ / 0-)
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        label? Because in the end that is all that I can see he possibly did wrong.  Used the wrong label.  Trying to tie this scandal around Cantor's neck is as misguided as trying to tie it around the President's.

    •  Heh? (0+ / 0-)

      Who was under oath?

      Lie to whatever government officials ya want- it's not a crime, UNLESS YOU ARE UNDER OATH.

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