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Friday, January 24, 2020

The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month. read more


Tuesday, January 07, 2020

WASHINGTON " President Donald Trump backed off a threat Tuesday to target Iranian cultural sites if Tehran retaliates for a drone strike that killed its top military general last week. During an Oval Office meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Trump said the administration is "supposed to be very careful with [Iran's] cultural heritage." "And you know what, if that's what the law is, I like to obey the law," he told reporters, before adding, "But think of it: They kill our people, they blow up our people and then we have to be very gentle with their cultural institutions. But I'm OK with it." read more


Monday, January 06, 2020

The Central Details of the Soleimani Assassination read more


Sunday, January 05, 2020

In one of the series of blatant lies the USA has told to justify the assassination of Soleimani, Mike Pompeo said that Soleimani was killed because he was planning "Imminent attacks" on US citizens. It is a careful choice of word. Pompeo is specifically referring to the Bethlehem Doctrine of Pre-Emptive Self Defence.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

President Donald Trump's top adviser for Russian and European affairs is leaving his job at the White House, a day before he's scheduled to testify before the House impeachment investigators, a senior administration official said Wednesday. read more


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www.msn.com

As the Senate begins its second day of the trial of President Donald Trump, a Microsoft News poll finds that 57 percent of likely voters support removing him from office.

The misappropriation of federal funds statute, 18 U.S.C. 641, provides:
Whoever embezzles, steals, purloins, or knowingly converts to his use or the use of another, or without authority, sells, conveys or disposes of any record, voucher, money, or thing of value of the United States or of any department or agency thereof, or any property made or being made under contract for the United States or any department or agency thereof[.]

It is a crime, punishable by up to five years imprisonment to "corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication influence[], obstruct[], or impede[] or endeavor[] to influence, obstruct, or impede . . . the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any inquiry or investigation is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress." 18 U.S.C. 1505. It is a separate crime, punishable by up to twenty years imprisonment for an individual to knowingly intimidate or threaten or corruptly persuade a congressional witness with intent to influence, delay, or prevent their testimony or to cause or induce a witness to withhold testimony or evidence or to be absent from an official proceeding to which such person has been summoned by legal process. 18 U.S.C. 1512(b). See also 18 U.S.C. 1515(a) (defining "official proceeding" to include "a proceeding before the Congress"). Finally, it is a crime, punishable by three years imprisonment to intentionally harass another person and thereby hinder, delay, prevent, or dissuade any person from attending or
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testifying in a Congressional proceeding. 18 U.S.C.A. 1512(d); See also 18 U.S.C. 1515(a

The federal bribery statute provides in relevant part that:
(b) Whoever" [...] (2) being a public official or person selected to be a public official, directly or indirectly, corruptly demands, seeks, receives, accepts, or agrees to receive or accept anything of value personally or for any other person or entity, in return for: A. being influenced in the performance of any official act;

The Federal Election Campaign Act ("FECA") prohibits foreign nationals from making contributions or donations, 52 U.S.C. 30121, provides:
a. It shall be unlawful for" 1. a foreign national, directly or indirectly, to make" A. a contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State, or local election; B. a contribution or donation to a committee of a political party; or C. an expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement for an electioneering communication (within the meaning of section 30104(f)(3) of this title); or (2) a person to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution or donation described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) from a foreign national.

The Hatch Act, 5 U.S.C. 7322 prohibits most federal employees from engaging in certain types of partisan political activity and from using their "official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election." 7323. To prevent others from coercing federal employees from engaging in prohibited activity, federal law provides that:
It shall be unlawful for any person to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, any employee of the Federal Government as defined in section 7322(1) of title 5, United States Code, to engage in, or not to engage in, any political activity, including, but not limited to, voting or refusing to vote for any candidate or measure in any election, making or refusing to make any political contribution, or working or refusing to work on behalf of any candidate. Any person who violates this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

Then site the sections/code of the law that were violated...
Its not difficult is it?
SNIP
#53 | Posted by AndreaMackris

www.citizensforethics.org

Trump's Five Crimes Connected to Ukraine:
I. Bribery (18 U.S.C. 201)
II. Soliciting foreign campaign contribution (52 U.S.C. 30109, 30121)
III. Coercion of political activity (18 U.S.C. 610)
IV. Misappropriation of federal funds (18 U.S.C. 641)
V. Obstruction of Congress (18 U.S.C. 1505, 1512)

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