Sunday, September 25, 2016

Has Trump committed perjury?

If you sling enough bulls#!t some of it will come back on you. Apparently Donald Trump has yet to learn that one.

Daily Kos has a piece by Mark Sumner in which Trump is caught either lying during a RNC debate or has lied under oath in court, Donald Trump lied—like always—but this one might be a felony. The original reporting was by Kurt Eichenwald at Newsweek, Donald Trump either lied to the Republicans or broke the law.

Trump said one thing about bringing gambling to Florida at a Republican primary debate but said something else a few years earlier in court. (Then Governor Jeb Bush was against the expansion of gaming and that prompted the heated exchange during the debate.) Here's Eichenwald's closing.

Trump must be called upon to answer the troubling questions raised by the episode regarding Bush and gambling in Florida: Is the Republican nominee a perjurer or just a liar? If he refuses to answer—just as he has refused to address almost every other question about his character and background—Trump supporters must carefully consider whether they want to vote for a man who at best has treated them like fools over the past year and at worst committed a crime.

FYI: That crime would be perjury.

per·ju·ry (pûr′jə-rē)

n. pl. per·ju·ries Law

1. The crime of willfully and knowingly making a false statement about a material fact while under oath.

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