Via Red State:
Last I knew, this was the United States of America. We lived by a Constitution which guaranteed a set of protections against tyranny for our citizens.
One of those protections is the guarantee that a person accused of a crime cannot be “twice put in jeopardy” for the same crime. This is called double jeopardy.
The text book definition of double jeopardy is as follows: “A procedural defense which prevents an accused person from being tried again on the same (or similar) charges and on the same facts, following a valid acquittal or conviction.”
President Trump was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation which officially began in July 2016, although there is evidence that the FBI had been spying on his campaign before that time. The FBI investigation ended when the Special Counsel investigation was initiated in May 2017. FBI lawyer Lisa Page testified under oath that ten months into their investigation, there was still no evidence that Trump had colluded with the Russians to win the presidency.
After 22 months of intense examination, a highly partisan group of Democratic donors with unlimited resources at their disposal were still unable to find sufficient evidence that Trump had colluded with the Russians.
And boy did they try? We’ve already uncovered three instances in the Mueller report where members of his team manipulated information to misrepresent the facts.
First, they omitted a crucial sentence from a voicemail left by Trump’s attorney, John Dowd, to Michael Flynn’s attorney, Robert Kelner, which made it appear as if Dowd had obstructed justice. My colleague, Bonchie, wrote about that here.