The above letter, from The Conservative Treehouse/The Last Refuge , is not a joke, or parody. It's real. It's also jaw-dropping.
IANAL. (Not my fault: I couldn't attend law school; my parents were married to each other.) Despite that fact, *I* could now get federal convictions against Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Adam Schiff, and Sen. Mark Warner, as well as against FBI Director Wray, DNI Dan Coats, and Dep. AG Rod Rosenstein.
Conspiracy, insubordination on the parts of the executive branch members, as well as sedition.
18 US Code 371 If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
18 US Code 1001 (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully—
makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or(3)
makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry;shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years
The mere act of writing that letter makes the four signatories culpable, prima facie, of conspiring with agents of the executive branch to withhold information from the White House contrary to US law, and for the co-conspirators to deliberately fail to follow the express written instructions of the Chief Executive, individually and collectively.
This letter puts all seven parties to this letter on the hook for ten years in pound-you-in-the-butt federal prison, which conviction a jury would reach in about 5 minutes.
The president, right this minute, could direct the AG to arrest all seven for seditious conspiracy, and have them thrown in jail, and be well within the boundaries of settled black-letter federal law.
Right. This. Minute.
Think about that for a minute.
That's a coup, boys and girls.
Not "feels like one".
Not a "soft" coup.
This is an actual conspiracy to usurp the President of the United States.
And these four assholes signed their names to it.
So, what is to be done about that?
If they're not in federal custody by noon today, the Rule of Law is completely dead in this country, and you don't live in a constitutional republic, you live in a banana republic.
Which means it's open season.
In both directions.
Good luck to you all under those ROE.