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obstruction of justice. n.
an attempt to interfere with the administration of the courts, the judicial system or law enforcement officers, including threatening witnesses, improper conversations with jurors, hiding evidence, or interfering with an arrest. Such activity is a crime.
To obtain a conviction under section 1503, the government must prove that there was a pending federal judicial proceeding, the defendant knew of the proceeding, and the defendant had corrupt intent to interfere with or attempted to interfere with the proceeding.
Two types of cases arise under the Omnibus Clause: the concealment, alteration, or destruction of documents; and the encouraging or rendering of false testimony. Actual obstruction is not needed as an element of proof to sustain a conviction. The defendant's endeavor to obstruct justice is sufficient. "Endeavor" has been defined by the courts as an effort to accomplish the purpose the statute was enacted to prevent. The courts have consistently held that "endeavor" constitutes a lesser threshold of purposeful activity than a criminal "attempt."
lol, interesting perspective, but yeah, I guess that works 😌
originally posted by: oloufo
originally posted by: Arnie123
I love Trumps reaction to the independent counsel, "I'm #ed", because he had heard about all the BS it comes with.
Told Sessions, "You're suppose to protect me".
Here we learn that Trump doesn't fear about getting "caught", rather, the BS a special counsel brings with.
However, knowing Trumps cool and just go along with it hail mary, figured just let it complete.
It's totally understandable as to why he was concerned with that.
interesting quote for sure! but to be fair, after reading the whole part the reason for this reaction wasn't because he felt guilty (i think he didn't even know what guilt is). you date the most pretty girl in town and after the first kiss she is willing to come to your home, but after entering the house you learn that the toilet exploded and the # still floods the rooms - thats how trump felt, i think.
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Grambler
Not a lot of new info to be honest that I see on collusion. Russians released dirt to help trump, trump liked the dirt, but no illegal activity from anyone connected to trump or any american working with russians
Would the trump admins amount of pleasure in that info coming from russia not be a good reason for some dems to suspect them? Probable cause perhaps?
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: carewemust
When did Mueller shift from investigating Collusion to investigating Obstruction?
When Trump fired Comey.
originally posted by: Arnie123
a reply to: Sookiechacha
Ugh, spin it however you want, the Special thought otherwise, as did Barr. You? Well, not someone important enough in the grand scheme of things...
"With respect to whether the President can be found to have obstructed justice by exercising his powers under Article II of the Constitution, we concluded that Congress has the authority to prohibit a President's corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice,"
we won. 'nuff said and done, lets get back to work
the defendant had corrupt intent
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen on Thursday promised to fill in the blanks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, hours before a redacted version of his report was due to be made public.
“Soon I will be ready to address the American people again...tell it all...and tell it myself!” Cohen tweeted.