Duncan Hunter (CA-50) and wife indicted for misuse of campaign funds

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bob wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Sunrise wrote:
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I’m certainly not suggesting he should continue to vote, merely not understanding why they simply don’t vote to rescind his presence altogether.
Formal removal from office would require a supermajority vote from the full House.

And the House is busy presently trying to remove someone else from a different office. :blink:
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/darrell-i ... ublic-good

Darrell Issa: Trump Clemency for Duncan Hunter Could Be ‘Public Good’
Former Rep. Darrell Issa told The San Diego Union-Tribune that there would be a public benefit to President Trump commuting California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter’s prison sentence. “It’s not my decision. It’s the president’s decision,” said Issa, who announced his intention to run for Hunter’s seat earlier this year. “But I would certainly say the commuting of sentencing… has a certain ability to balance the public good. Are we better off spending $60,000 a year to put him behind bars or are we better off with him doing community service and going on with his life with the likelihood of him committing a crime in the future being pretty low?”
:dazed:

What ever happened to old school Republican ideals like, you do the crime, you do the time?
To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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We do not build prisons for the likes of Duncan Hunter. We build prisons for the likes of my clients who had the temerity to use and possess drugs.
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... and for the mentally ill. We can't fix 'em, so we lock 'em up.
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neonzx wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:10 am
https://www.thedailybeast.com/darrell-i ... ublic-good

Darrell Issa: Trump Clemency for Duncan Hunter Could Be ‘Public Good’
Former Rep. Darrell Issa told The San Diego Union-Tribune that there would be a public benefit to President Trump commuting California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter’s prison sentence. “It’s not my decision. It’s the president’s decision,” said Issa, who announced his intention to run for Hunter’s seat earlier this year. “But I would certainly say the commuting of sentencing… has a certain ability to balance the public good. Are we better off spending $60,000 a year to put him behind bars or are we better off with him doing community service and going on with his life with the likelihood of him committing a crime in the future being pretty low?”
:dazed:

What ever happened to old school Republican ideals like, you do the crime, you do the time?
Question: when a president commutes a sentence, is it in his power to prescribe the form ?

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Indirectly: the president could commute just imprisonment. Or could commute various forms of punishments.
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A President can impose conditions on a commutation. If the proposed beneficiary of the commutation declines, there is no commutation.

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fierceredpanda wrote:
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We do not build prisons for the likes of Duncan Hunter. We build prisons for the likes of my clients who had the temerity to use and possess drugs.
And coloured folks...
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neonzx wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:10 am
What ever happened to old school Republican ideals like, you do the crime, you do the time?
Simple. IOKIYAR. They were only referring to the little people, y'know, people who aren't very rich and very white.

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RTH10260 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:33 am
neonzx wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:10 am
https://www.thedailybeast.com/darrell-i ... ublic-good
with the likelihood of him committing a crime in the future being pretty low?”
I dunno, I'd estimate the likelihood of recidivism as pretty high.

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chancery wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:52 pm
RTH10260 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:33 am
neonzx wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:10 am
https://www.thedailybeast.com/darrell-i ... ublic-good
with the likelihood of him committing a crime in the future being pretty low?”
I dunno, I'd estimate the likelihood of recidivism as pretty high.
I guess he never stopped.
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Duncan Hunter announces plan to resign
Embattled California Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) announced on Friday he plans to resign from his seat.

The announcement comes in the wake of the lawmaker’s decision to reverse course and plead guilty to charges of campaign finance violations. The move came months after Hunter’s wife and former campaign treasurer, Margaret Hunter, opted to change her plea to guilty earlier this year.

"Shortly after the Holidays, I will resign from Congress. It has been an honor to serve the people of California's 50th District, and I greatly appreciate the trust they have put in me over these last 11 years," he said in a statement.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4726 ... -to-resign
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From jonbeck's link
Duncan Hunter: San Diego's good soldier
An almost factual story
By Walter Mencken, Dec. 25, 2019

Disclaimer: None of this ever really happened. But then, Donald Trump is President…
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On December 3, shortly after Hunter pleaded guilty and ended his political life, Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip Halpern told the press, “The case began when Morgan Cook published an article in the U-T.” The article reported that the Federal Election Commission was questioning Hunter’s use of $1302 in campaign funds to pay for video games on Steam. “We said [to the FBI], ‘Look at this — is there a case?’” Then Halpern talked to the Justice Department, and the hunt for Hunter was on.

But Halpern fudged; the case didn’t really start with Cook. According to the Times of San Diego, U-T Digital Editor Ricky Young says that “a tip came in about an ‘interesting FEC inquiry about Hunter’s campaign filings.’” A tip. Cook did her job and she did it well, but it started with a tip. A tip from whom? <snip>
I read this earlier in Times of San Diego
How a 384-Word Story by Morgan Cook Led to Duncan Hunter’s Guilty Plea
POSTED BY KEN STONE ON DECEMBER 3, 2019

Morgan Cook was standing in line Tuesday morning outside Judge Thomas Whelan’s courtroom when she was pointed out as the reporter who first looked into Rep. Duncan D. Hunter’s spending.

Cook, of The San Diego Union-Tribune, modestly acknowledged her role.

She shared a story — about how she phoned Disneyland to inquire about a Hunter purchase in Tomorrowland.

In official filings, the East County congressman reported that his campaign had spent $229 at the Star Trader gift shop for “food/beverages.”

But the only edibles there, Cook learned, were Pez dispenser candies and “Star Wars”-themed Rice Krispy treats.

Thanks in part to simple calls and dogged reviews of Federal Election Commission records, Cook witnessed the result of her stories Tuesday: The six-term Republican pleading guilty to corruption charges that will end his political career and likely put him in prison.

Afterward, a government prosecutor broke some news about Cook.

Her coverage — beginning with a 384-word story in April 2016 about the Hunter campaign paying for 68 video games — triggered the FBI probe leading to Hunter’s August 2018 indictment.

“The fact is … the case began when Morgan Cook published an article in the U-T,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip Halpern told a gaggle of reporters and camera crews outside the downtown federal courthouse.

He said he discussed the story with fellow prosecutors Emily Allen and Mark Conover and went to the FBI.

“We said: ‘Look at this — is there a case?’ And after that, we consulted with people in [the Justice Department], who in this administration made the decision to indict Rep. Hunter.”
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https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/20 ... ilty-plea/



Morgan Cook of The San Diego Union-Tribune said it was news to her that stories she began writing in April 2016 led to prosecution of Rep. Duncan D. Hunter. Photo by Ken Stone
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And collect his pension.
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Volkonski wrote:
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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:33 pm
Volkonski wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:25 pm
Scott Wong
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:waiting:
Resignation letter read into Congressional Record yesterday, will step down on Monday.


Perhaps the contribution I am most proud of is giving a
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inefficient military programs and worked to make sure our war
fighters had the resources they needed to carry out their
mission. I helped shine light on a broken military awards
process that failed to recognize true heroism, and I fought
for warriors like Clint Lorance, Eddie Gallagher and Matt
Golsteyn that were treated unjustly by an abusive military
justice system. I will always be proud to stand with the men
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Duncan Hunter seat will remain vacant as Newsom forgoes special election
https://www.politico.com/states/califor ... on-1247432
Rep. Duncan Hunter’s San Diego-area seat will remain vacant until 2021 once Hunter steps aside, potentially undercutting the GOP’s prospects for holding the district.

While Hunter pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds in December, he waited until Monday to formally set his resignation date for next week. Now California Gov. Gavin Newsom has confirmed he will not call a special election to fill the seat, with a spokesperson citing “the timing of the resignation.”. :snippity:
To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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Former Rep. Duncan Hunter, who has pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds to finance affairs and other personal stuff, says the case against him should be dismissed because two of the prosecutors had previously been present at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser.

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Kendra wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:00 pm

Former Rep. Duncan Hunter, who has pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds to finance affairs and other personal stuff, says the case against him should be dismissed because two of the prosecutors had previously been present at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser.
Paul Pfingst has really sold his soul now that he's no longer a DA.

And Judicial Watch provided some of the background material cited in the motion.

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Former Rep. Duncan Hunter, who has pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds to finance affairs and other personal stuff, says the case against him should be dismissed because two of the prosecutors had previously been present at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser.
Hilary’s minions must be extremely clever to have manipulated the campaign accounts to pay for stuff that Hunter the innocent never noticed he had obtained.

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