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Thu Jan 18, 2018, 03:31 PM

ok so the people here know before hand, What is the penalty for obstruction of Justice??

Is it a felony? What could tRump be facing for JUST THIS CHARGE?

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Reply ok so the people here know before hand, What is the penalty for obstruction of Justice?? (Original post)
bluestarone Jan 2018 OP
PoliticAverse Jan 2018 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2018 #2
KY_EnviroGuy Jan 2018 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2018 #5
KY_EnviroGuy Jan 2018 #6
bluestarone Jan 2018 #3

Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 03:33 PM

1. ...

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-73

18 U.S. Code 1510 - Obstruction of criminal investigations

(a) Whoever willfully endeavors by means of bribery to obstruct, delay, or prevent the communication of information relating to a violation of any criminal statute of the United States by any person to a criminal investigator shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 03:34 PM

2. It can be a whole lot of different things.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-73

But yes, it can be a felony, depending on what you do. The penalty will depend on the specific violation.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 03:46 PM

4. What about Bannon's attorney?

(I'm assuming we're discussing comms between the attorney and the White House during Bannon's testimony)

Can he be held in contempt as a participant?


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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 03:49 PM

5. Not unless he committed a crime or violated a court order.

If he specifically advised his client to do something that constitutes obstruction of justice, possibly. At a minimum he could lose his law license.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 06:41 PM

6. Thanks, that make sense - by being complicit. n/t


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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 03:42 PM

3. TY to both answers i'm sure there will be MORE charges but,

Just wanted to know specific charge for this obstruction TY again

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