Demand Justice Department investigate Rosie O'Donnell for attempting to bribe GOP Senators
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On Wednesday, Dec. 20, actress Rosie O'Donnell offered $2 million to any Republican Senator willing to derail the historic tax plan that was to be voted on later in the day. 18 U.S. Code § 201 criminalizes the attempted bribery of federal officials by whoever “directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official … with intent to influence any official act.”
Her actions are in clear defiance of this statute, as numerous tweets she sent as a followup to the original prove beyond a reasonable doubt that her offer was not in jest. She stated the following:
Instead of relenting on her offer, Ms. O'Donnell doubled down in an effort to affect the outcome of a vote from our duly-elected members of the Senate. In doing so, she both violated federal statutes and attempted to undermine our democratic process - the very action these statues were created to prevent.
Political speech is always protected in America; however, Ms. O'Donnell clearly went beyond mere political speech by showing both motive and intent to act in a criminal manner. If the law requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt, it's apparent Ms. O'Donnell has met the threshold, and then some.
America is built upon the foundation of equal justice for all, regardless of their socioeconomic status, employment, or level of fame in our society. Ms. O'Donnell clearly violated the statute against bribing public officials, and therefore must be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if the evidence is compelling enough to do so, which to the average layman her actions appear to have risen to the level of criminality.
A.G. Sessions, We, the People, hereby demand that you fulfill your promise of restoring law and order to our republic by ordering the fine men and women of the Justice Department to open a full investigation into Ms. O'Donnell's blatant disregard for our laws and egregious attempt to subvert our democratic process. Nobody is above the law in our country, so we demand you help Americans restore their faith in our justice system by not allowing Ms. O'Donnell to receive a pass for her criminality because of her celebrity status.
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