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View Diary: Megyn Kelly and Fox News Helped Sen. Ensign Cover-Up His Crimes (114 comments)

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    However, the first thing that came up on Google was this:

    Obstruction of justice is an attempt to interfere with the administration of the courts, the judicial system or law enforcement officers. It may include tampering with or intimidating, hiding evidence or interfering with an arrest. It is something a person does to impede the administration of a court process or proper discharge of a legal duty. Interference may be with the work of police, investigators, regulatory agencies, prosecutors, or other (usually government) officials. Often, no actual investigation or substantiated suspicion of a specific incident need exist to support a charge of obstruction of justice. Such activity is a crime.

    Now, to me, failing to turn over potential evidence of a potential crime is "hiding evidence".  But we all know that there is no law nor legal term that is absolute because, if there was, half the legal profession would be out of business.  Megyn Kelly is (allegedly) a lawyer.  And either that email was an accusation from a victim that a crime had been committed against him and he had the evidence or it was a letter stating an intent that its author was about to commit the crime of fraud and possibly blackmail.  But there was clearly a crime in there somewhere and, if it is not a crime for a lawyer to fail to turn over something of that nature to authorities, then my opinion of the law and lawyers just dropped another thousand points.  And it was already at rock bottom.  No wonder this country is so screwed.

    "Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will."—Frederick Douglass

    by costello7 on Fri May 13, 2011 at 02:00:49 PM PDT

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