posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 01:22 AM
a reply to: BlackJackal
The delay to indict is based on 2 parts.
1 - DOJ internal policies with regards to elections.
2 - Hatch Act
What they prohibit is for an employee of the Executive branch from engaging in partisan political activities. The act was primarily geared towards
foreign nationals affecting our elections via donations etc.
A person who is running for office can in fact be indicted regardless of 60/90 days before an election. The reason for the DOJ policy stems from
several incident in the past where politicians running for Congress found themselves under indictment weeks to a few days before an election. It also
stems from the DOJ/FBI putting out inflammatory information regarding a political candidate where as the info in question had already been resolved
long before the election.
It does not prohibit an FBI investigation nor does it prohibit the ability to issue an indictment or make an arrest off said indictment of a candidate
running up to election day.
The issue with this is the reaction from political parties and their followers. Regardless of how much evidence is presented you know one side or the
other will bitch and accuse the FBI/DOJ of meddling in an election.
Specifically addressing your indictment comment actually indictments can be issued. They generally go down the road of a sealed indictment to prevent
its release during an election.
Sadly the Hatch act, designed to prevent foreign meddling or executive branch employees from meddling, became weaponized by both sides by claiming
Hatch act violations in order to protect their hold on power during elections.
As for indicting a President I maintain my position a sitting President cant be indicted and there are several scotus rulings that support that
However since Trump is not running for office in this cycle there is no reason to hold off on his report until after the midterms since it doesnt
affect anyone running for office. What I think is going on is Mueller has no case against Trump and Democrats are concerned if the report comes out
before the elections Democrats are going to be embarrassed for pushing a lie. So he waits till after the midterms to release it.
Had Mueller found a crime Democrats would be leaking the info and demanding its release immediately.