By Victor Davis Hanson:
If Stone lied under oath to Congress as Mueller alleges, then by all means prosecute him to the fullest.
But what exactly are the federal criteria that adjudicate when and where lying under oath to Congress or to federal authorities is a prosecutable crime? Is it perceived useful only in Robert Muller’s hunt for incriminating evidence against Trump, as in the case of Michael Flynn?
After all, nearly the entire Obama administration intelligence hierarchy not only lied under oath to Congress, but in some cases confessed to such.
None were indicted, certainly not the ubiquitous current pundit James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence, who in 2014 flat out lied under oath about NSA domestic surveillance on Americans. When caught, he confessed that he had given the “least untruthful answer.”.Will Stone use that rejoinder?
Not John Brennan…
Not James Comey…
And not Andrew McCabe..
Read more: National Review