Analyst, Official, United States discussed on The Norman Goldman Show

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Jury chances are we would say this is pretty obvious this is corruption this is why we felt like politicians right you just see it and it's pretty obvious there is a problem that's why you and 'iran senior legal analyst huh the united states prrime court is the last word on what these laws that congress rights actually mean there is a federal bribery law they're really really is and the federal bribery law contains some vague language in it like it is a crime for a public official to quote receive or accept anything of value fair enough right that makes sense he can receiver accept anything of value in exchange for being influenced in the performance of any official act so here's the question what's an official act and i'm not being snarky that is the heart of the case what is an official act right you cannot receive or accept anything of value in exchange for being influenced in the performance of any official act right so you don't have to do an fish like you just have to be influenced in the performance of any official act but everything depends on what the heck is an official act and i'm not kidding this is what warriors do and the supreme court dealt with this exact issue in the bob mcdonnell case a couple of years ago you may remember there was a republican on trial and he was convicted and he was since the two years in federal prison and ultimately he was exonerated by the us supreme court in a unanimous 80 decision by the way this was when they had eight judges right because and innocently died and and there was no replacement you remember that okay eight zero it was a unanimous decision the united states supreme court the democrats republicans all eight of them said that under the federal bribery law and ohficial act is not doing the things that then republican governor virginia bob mcdonald it arranging meetings right making introductions this is what bob mcdonald did this what the jury convicted him of under the federal bribery law and the spree court said those things taking a rolex a taking the use of a really expensive convertible any weekend at a very exclusive a lakefront home right and taking thousands of dollars.

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