Ex-WH Ethics Atty: Trump’s Cash To Anti-Impeachment Senators Is “Felony Bribery”

Darren.Woon

Former Bush ethics lawyer warned that Trump is committing “felony bribery” by giving fundraising cash to GOP senators.

Attorney Richard Painter, who previously served as the chief White House ethics lawyer in George W. Bush’s administration, claimed that President Donald Trump committed “felony bribery” by providing Republican senators fundraising cash ahead of his impeachment trial in the Senate, according to Newsweek

Painter, currently a law professor at the University of Minnesota, shared an article published by Politico on Thursday morning which outlined how the president turned to his vast network of donors to raise funds for senators facing difficult reelection campaigns in 2020. 

All of the senators that Trump provided money to have signed a resolution condemning the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.

“This is a bribe. Any other American who offered cash to the jury before a trial would go to prison for felony bribery. But he can get away with it?” Painter tweeted.

“The senators can raise their own campaign cash. Any senator who accepts cash from @realDonaldTrump before the impeachment trial is guilty of accepting a bribe and should go to the slammer,” he continued in a follow-up tweet. 

Although most lawmakers and analysts believe the president will be formally impeached by Congress’ lower chamber, the upper chamber is Republican controlled.

Thus far, several Senate Republicans have expressed concerns, yet none have publicly stated that Trump’s actions have amounted to impeachable behavior.

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paul scott
paul scott

This site is anything but "Intellectual" in it's Trump derangement syndrome. I will guess heavily censorious. We will see.

REENMAUR
REENMAUR

This ReTHUGlican Congress under Trump has become more like Putin’s Intellectual Army than anything that embodies a working U.S. entity! They project Russian Talking Points. They IGNORE the truth and facts Re: Trump! They LIE to protect Trump! THEY ARE WILLING TO GO TO ANY LENGTHS TO EXCUSE TRUMP FOR ANY/ALL ACTS FOR WHICH THEY KNOW DAMN WELL THAT THEY’D HAVE DONE WAY MORE THAN IMPEACH President Obama for! HELL, they’d have TRIED TO FIND A WAY TO LYNCH, President Obama had he been the one who pulled ALL of THIS!😳😱 From ALLOWING Russia INTO OUR ELECTIONS IN ORDER TO HELP HIM WIN IN 2016, to ASKING Ukraine AND China AND GOD KNOWS WHO ELSE HE’S ASKED FOR HELP IN THE 2020 ELECTIONS! Trump says it’s OTHERS who need TO CHEAT, BUT AS USUAL, HE’S THE DAMN CHEAT! JUST LIKE BACK IN THE DAY, HE’D SAY IT WAS SOMEONE ELSE THAT DID WHATEVER BUT IT WAS ALWAYS DUMB DONALD! I say dumb, bc that’s what we called him bc he ALWAYS GOT CAUGHT! Now everyone LOOKS THE OTHER WAY!! I DON’T GET IT, WE ONLY HAVE OUR DEMOCRACY TO LOSE NOW!!!!

Brewster
Brewster

I wonder what folks would say is Trump funneled money to Senators who said they would vote to impeach and throw Trump out of the White House forthwith. Some folks would call him stupid of dumb. Just curious.


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