Rosie O’Donnell was engaged in clear acts of bribery, on Twitter to sitting US Senators with the goal of stopping the passing of tax reform, who should be charged for violating 18 US Code § 201.
Take note the law states, “Whoever—
(1) directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official or person who has been selected to be a public official, or offers or promises any public official or any person who has been selected to be a public official to give anything of value to any other person or entity, with intent—
(A) to influence any official act; or…” That is exactly what O’Donnell was engaged in, by making a simple, very public offer for $2 million cash to vote against the tax reform bill!
The evidence and O’Donnell’s intentions are clear and indisputable. There is no excuse, playing the “well she’s a comedian” card will not fly. There is no comedy present in any of her tweets, she’s dead serious.
If O’Donnell is not charged she will be another example proving the US is a Banana Republic, with 2 sets of rules; one for elites who live lawless lives, the other for we the peons who go to jail for doing what elites do.
The Justice Dept needs to act to regain the trust of the American people, but with Jeff Sessions at the helm you can be sure he will find a way out or even recuse himself. And that is the real problem. The lawlessness coming from elites, from DC to Hollywood, has to stop. If anyone of us were publicly offer bribes to elected officials we would be carted away in handcuffs. When elites offer bribes it’s shrugged, if not laughed off.