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  •  Read the statute. (3+ / 0-)
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    It doesn't say jackshit about receiving something tangible:

    18 U.S. Code § 3 - Accessory after the fact

    Whoever, knowing that an offense against the United States has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact.

    1.  Holder knew an offense had been committed.
    2.  With that knowledge, he decided NOT to prosecute, thereby assisting the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment.

    Are you seriously saying Obama received no campaign contributions from any bank or officer thereof?  You're delusional.

    As for the Tillman Act:

    The language of the Act provided for penalties but no actual enforcement method. No Federal Election Committee existed to enforce the provisions. There were no existing disclosure requirements for candidates accepting contributions, and so there was no effective way to enforce the new law. The Act applied to general elections, but not primary elections. In the South, the grip of the Democratic party was absolute, and so the primary election was the most important contested race. Further, a corporation could circumvent the law by directing its officers or directors to make personal contributions to a candidate, which were not prohibited, and then simply give them bonuses at year end to effectively reimburse them for those contributions.
    Further, are you saying officers couldn't give money to Obama or to a PAC which would then support a politician??  

    In 2011:

    As a result, Obama has brought in more money from employees of banks, hedge funds and other financial service companies than all of the GOP candidates combined, according to a Washington Post analysis of contribution data.
    So you're saying none of these contributions came from any entity who escaped prosecution because of Holder's refusal to prosecute.  Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha.

    Fiat justitia ruat caelum "Let justice be done though the heavens fall."

    by bobdevo on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 04:27:53 PM PDT

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    •  bob - you can't prove it (0+ / 0-)

      A case against Holder could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, without some smoking gun. Do you know any prosecutor federal, state or local who has been successfully convicted based on your legal theory?

      Sure officers and directors of the Big Banks gave individual campaign contributions to President Obama and other Democrats, but that proves nothing. Jamie Dimon, and many other major Wall St executives, are Democrats. Holder doesn't even hold an elective office, so tying legal campaign contributions to President Obama would prove nothing relating to the Attorney General.

      Regarding the Tillman Act, it is now a felony for your employer to ask you to make a campaign contribution on behalf of the corporation and companies can't provide extra compensation if you make such contributions.  

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 06:16:17 PM PDT

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      •  I didn't say I could convict him. (1+ / 0-)
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        I could sure get him indicted.  And if the moon was right and the jury had a brain, he'd be convicted.

        As for "it is now a felony for your employer to ask you to make a campaign contribution on behalf of the corporation" . . .it is also a felony to commit bank fraud.  But -as we have seen - we have an Attorney General so corrupt there ARE NO PROSECUTIONS.

        Indeed, tell me how many prosecutions there have been in the entire history of the Tillman Act?

        Fiat justitia ruat caelum "Let justice be done though the heavens fall."

        by bobdevo on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 06:33:09 PM PDT

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