Skip to comments.How the Hobbs Act Could Sink Joe Biden: Legally speaking, Slow Joe is all but sunk on Ukraine
Posted on 10/08/2019 7:30:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
To say the drive-by media have circled the wagons for Joe Biden is putting it mildly. Every day, in print and on their TV broadcasts, they thunder that there is no evidence! He broke no laws when his son raked off millions of dollars from China and Ukraine for no-show jobs. Even New Jersey's most famous traffic judge seems to be confused. A guy in Ukraine also posits that Biden broke no laws there, either, as if there were really any laws to break in that wild West corruption show.
But as an American lawyer, who often has to advise public officials on state and federal ethics laws, I can say yes, just by the public record we already have, Joe Biden, his son, their bag-man Devon Archer, and possibly John Kerry likely violated 18 USC 1951, the dreaded Hobbs Act, the federal anti-extortion law. Hobbs has a really nasty bite to it for public officials, because it prohibits not just bribery, but merely the collecting of political tribute under color of official right.
A couple of important things to remember about Hobbs: "Color of official right" applies only to public officials while they are in office. This guy, for example, is very confused, mixing up Jeb Bush's sleazy fundraising while out of office with Hillary's activities in and out of office. It would apply to Hillary, for example, only during the time she was secretary of state. Also, the illegal payoff money can go to a close relative or associate, or even a charity, if there is enough of a connection to the accused, like the Clinton Foundation scam. Anybody assisting the public official in the pay-offs would also be guilty of conspiracy, at the very least.
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Scary that his child molestations have been deemed perfectly acceptable.
Laws? We don’t need no stinking laws!............
the dreaded Hobbs Act, the federal anti-extortion law
I seriously doubt that anyone in the DC Swamp gives a damn about this law. Or any other law for that matter.
Joe was toast months ago when he was babbling incoherently - he just now has something to blame for his decline....Trump.
If a Democrat is running for office and winning there is no law or rule or guideline that cant be ignored. The important thing is that they have the correct view on abortion. Really if you have the correct view on abortion pretty much every progressive position will follow by nature.
Our DOJ seems to believe the Hobbs act doesn’t exist. There have been numerous cases over many years when the Hobbs act has been violated and convincing evidence clearly set out in just news reports. But there is something in the water (or bourbon) which shrinks the testicles and government lawyers become social scientists and spineless.
These Departments really need to be relocated to mid-America.
To the Swamp, laws are tools you use to smite your enemies, curry favor with your friends, and gain votes during election time.
Biden seems stunned and astonished that he is being held accountable for his corruption. He simply cannot believe it is happening. It becoming real to him as his poll numbers begin to drop and his donors disappear. The man is absolutely bewildered and simply cannot fully comprehend what is happening to him. Being held accountable is beyond his ordinary experience. Yet somehow he could identify the fingerprints on that knife in his back, they would belong to Hillary.
Hillary wasn’t sunk by Servergate. Corrupt Joe isn’t going down on Ukraine. I wish it was different but it is what it is.
Ukraine is about much more than Biden.
It is ground zero for FISA, Hillary, the Deep State and possibly the real connection between the GOP-e and the DNC.
We already see how Romney and Biden are linked in Ukraine.
The Crazy going on in the MSM indicates there is much more to see.
RE: Hillary wasnt sunk by Servergate. Corrupt Joe isnt going down on Ukraine.
The two — Ukraine and ServerGate are actually linked.
The more they pursue this impeachment, the more we will find out.
Yep laws are just tools of convenience to them.
how about FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
Punishment can include 5-20 yeqrs jail and disgorgement of all profits..Biden travelled to a foreign country to offer the imo “bribe” withholding funds-
Democrat Party status this morning: Biden is done, Warren is done, Sanders is done, Pelosi is done, Schiff is done, Nadler is done. All Democrat 2020 announced POTUS candidates are done. Upcoming Democrat POTUS Candidate debate will be a both a farce and biggest joke of the century with a bevy of useless souls babbling like the fools and idiots they all are!!!
Did ya all take note that Schiff took no questions this morning and briskly walked off after he finished his latest line of BS!!! Sickening!!! Pelosi must be on drugs or too much booze to have anything to do with this nutcase radical America hater!!!
The Minneapolis Democrat, Socialist, Communist, America Hater, Mayor has flipped his noggin and he is trying to prevent POTUS, Trump from holding a massive, giant political campaign rally in Minneapolis, MN this coming Thursday evening. “Fat Chance...Deadbeat”!!! Trump will rule Minneapolis....Thursday evening!!!
Actually, it is different because Biden will go down one way or another whether it's dropping out of the race or going to jail (doubtful, that one though) for the same reason Hillary hasn't been sunk by anything: she has protection and influence within the Deep State and the media. While she missed again at getting the President—I certainly do not think it's a coincidence that she reemerged at the same time the whistleblower scam hit—she can get anyone in the RAT field and right now it's Biden whom she and her minions figured would be a happy bit of collateral damage to get rid of Trump but failing that, would still be a piece moved out of her way to the 2020 nomination.
With a trailer full of porn
and a crack pipe fairly worn
Bidens on the Storm
Bidens on the Storm https://youtu.be/5k-3FiPepz4 via @YouTube
Hilarious song parody.
Laws do not apply to Democrats.
Every judge knows that!
Corruption is a ‘way of life’ for corrupt liberal ‘elites’...
... fresh financial documents show that contributions and grants to the Clinton Foundation plunged since Hillary lost her election bid. They dropped from $216 million in 2016 to just $26.5 million in 2017 a stunning 88% fall. Throughout Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, the foundation pulled in an average of $254 million a year. (See the nearby chart below for a timeline.)
If the Clinton Foundation was as good as defenders claimed, why did all its big-time donors suddenly lose interest? The only reasonable explanation is that donors weren’t interested in what the foundation supposedly did for humanity. They were interested in the political favors they knew their money would buy.
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