If you want to avoid jail time, run for president
By Jon Rappoport
Richard Painter was once an ethics lawyer for George W Bush.
Lawyer Painter claims Trump must not push the Attorney (AG) General into prosecuting Hillary Clinton, because it is wrong for a sitting president to go after his former opponent from an election campaign.
Wrong? Painter actually wrote:
"[Trump] Pressuring AG to prosecute the person [Hillary] who lost the election is an impeachable offense if we value free elections."
By that logic, it might be a good idea for drug traffickers and banksters and mobsters and other miscreants to gain immunity by running for the highest office in the land.
"Hey, you can't arrest me. I ran for president."
Painter may be a lawyer, but he doesn't understand logic. Or he does, and he's just bloviating, because he wants to pile on Trump.
"Mrs. Clinton, did you begin committing your first felonies after you announced your candidacy for the presidency in 2016?"
"Ha-ha, goodness no. Bill and I were breaking all sorts of laws from the beginning, back in Arkansas."
If lawyer Painter had lived at the time of Al Capone, he could have said, "Big Al, I have a one-stop shop for your legal problems. Join one of the two political parties and run for president. Then you'll be untouchable."
The money-washing Clinton Foundation was not an invention of Donald Trump. Neither was the outrageous uranium deal the Clintons helped engineer, during which 20% of US uranium production was sold to Putin.
"Mrs. Clinton, we're taking a close look at your role in the invasion of Libya, which turned that nation into a sewer of destruction, death, and chaos."
"Sorry, I can't answer questions on that subject. I ran for president."
"Are you pleading the Fifth?"
"Certainly not. I'm saying I was promised immunity."
I'm waiting for lawyer Painter's next shot out of the box. It might go this way: "Trump didn't actually win the election, he colluded with Russia, so he isn't president, so he can't order the Attorney General to do anything. Hillary Clinton is actually the president, and as such, she can claim executive privilege and refuse to allow herself to be prosecuted, as long as she remains in office." Which, in her mind, is forever.
I'm aware that many people believe Trump himself is escaping prosecution for past financial crimes because he is in currently in the White House. However, the last time I looked at the law, two wrongs don't make a right. If Hillary has committed serious crimes (and she has), then prosecution ought to follow.
The media shouldn't object. Hillary Clinton, in the dock, in a globally televised trial? The ratings would extend to Mars.
With Mr. Painter as her attorney, there would be fireworks:
"My client, Hillary Clinton, was born in a solar system far, far away. That information has just come to light. Therefore, I challenge the standing of this court to review her actions. At the moment, space ships are departing her home planet with legal papers to serve, including a birth certificate. They should arrive circa 2406AD. Until that time, she should be released on her own recognizance."
"This is trial is being brought to you by Bayer, maker of Thorazine. Ask your doctor if Thorazine is right for you."