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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    That last sentence makes absolutely no sense. Policy is not law. And you still haven't shown the law that says a sitting President can't be indicted. Nor any policy to that effect.
    The poor boy screwed up badly with his "according to the Justice dept. law" nuttery, and just doesn't have the good sense to admit it and move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    That last sentence makes absolutely no sense. Policy is not law. And you still haven't shown the law that says a sitting President can't be indicted. Nor any policy to that effect.
    Nor is there any policy that would have prevented the special counsel from unambiguously stating that the president had committed a crime and recommending to his boss, the AG, that the president be indicted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Nor is there any policy that would have prevented the special counsel from unambiguously stating that the president had committed a crime and recommending to his boss, the AG, that the president be indicted.
    If it were policy that a president could not be indicted, then why did they have an investigation in the first place? They just wasted 2 years and 35 Million dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    If it were policy that a president could not be indicted, then why did they have an investigation in the first place? They just wasted 2 years and 35 Million dollars.
    If there was clear proof that a crime had been committed then the AG could inform congress who could seek impeachment and removal from office, and then the former president could be indicted. But this is all a moot point as far as Trump is concerned because Mueller himself said that he could not conclude that the President had committed any crimes, and Barr, Rosenstein, and other DOJ officials affirmed this finding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    That last sentence makes absolutely no sense. Policy is not law. And you still haven't shown the law that says a sitting President can't be indicted. Nor any policy to that effect.
    Policy is law as far as those who are bound by it is concerned. You guys just want to play semantical games in order to protect the villainous traitor you adore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    Policy is law as far as those who are bound by it is concerned.
    No, it's not. They are two totally different animals.


    Policy, noun, often attributive
    1a : prudence or wisdom in the management of affairs

    law
    1a(1) : a binding custom or practice of a community : a rule of conduct or action prescribed (see prescribe sense 1a) or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority




    You guys just want to play semantical games in order to protect the villainous traitor you adore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    Policy is law as far as those who are bound by it is concerned. You guys just want to play semantical games in order to protect the villainous traitor you adore.
    Jim, you don't have any idea what you are talking about, yet you speak as if you were an expert. It just makes you look stupid. Dunning-Kruger effect I guess. Policy is not law. That is why they are called "policies" and not "laws"

    But let's play your dumb game: Please cite the relevant policy about the President can't be indicted.

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    A) I have no idea.
    2) Trump will be re-elected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    No, it's not. They are two totally different animals.


    Policy, noun, often attributive
    1a : prudence or wisdom in the management of affairs

    law
    1a(1) : a binding custom or practice of a community : a rule of conduct or action prescribed (see prescribe sense 1a) or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority
    OLC Policies are organizational rules to be followed by Justice Dept. employees which Mueller is one. Or do you think the OLC has these rules just for the fun of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    But let's play your dumb game: Please cite the relevant policy about the President can't be indicted.
    And, of course, a "policy" is enforced by the body that enacted it, and can be changed, amended, suspended or revoked at any time for any reason by the body.
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