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… Bob McDonnell is No ChoirBoy [#SCOTUS ruling]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 5th,2016

.. but even scumbags have their full rights under our Constitution ..

.. McDonnell was once elected Governor of Virginia . He was once a rising star in GOP politics , being talked about either for the GOP nomination for either VPOTUS or POTUS . That was then , this is now ..

.. McDonnell accepted gifts while in office . In most any state in the union [including my own home state of Ohio] , doing so is against the law . But Va ‘ s ethics laws are , to say the least , a bit loose . Even so , McDonnell was caught in the act . Or so people thought ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. prosecutors threw the book at the guy . However , they came up with one very serious problem . They did not prove that McDonnell ‘ s accepting gifts was connected to the carrying out of any official act while in office ..

.. SCOTUS came down hard on the prosecutors . Basically , the prosecutor has to do a much better job of proving their case , and connecting the violation of law to the official act of an officeholder ..

.. McDonnell ‘ s political career is over and done . However , he does not get to be sent to jail . Unless the prosecutors can do much , much better , then he will go free ….

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