tzor wrote:Dukasaur wrote:I'm not sure if flipping one co-conspirator against another counts as a form of tyranny.
There is a reason why we investigate crime and not people. Do you honestly think that if the power of the Federal Government was unleashed on you they would not find some time in your life where you might have been in violation of a federal law ... after all there are so many of them. Such witch hunt intimidation tactics when applied to political opponents (and Mueller is nothing more than a Clinton stooge armed with a plethora of Clinton lawyers)
Oh, I have ZERO doubt that a thorough investigation of my life would turn up some crimes. After all, I committed them... (Luckily, most are past the statutes of limitations. )
The point is, nobody really cares what I did in my past, because in my present I'm both insignificant and relatively law-abiding.
On the other hand, if in the present I was working for some kind of criminal outfit, I fully expect that competing criminal outfits and the cops would try to find ways to break me, and that one of those ways would be to dredge up whatever dirt they could on me. That's the price of playing at the high-stakes table: the higher you go, the dirtier it gets. If you want to play $100 million games of international intrigue, you know damn well that there's nothing sacred at that table.