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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Briefly, the LPR Take
on the Sussmann Acquittal

June 5, 2022 --

The following appeared at Just the New, commenting on the acquittal of Michael Sussmann for lying to the FBI:

"I don't think it should have been prosecuted," the jury forewomen said, according to an account in The Washington Times. "There are bigger things that affect the nation than a possible lie to the FBI."

Such sentiments were predicted in polling two years ago, just before Donald Trump was beaten by Joe Biden in an election where a lie — that Hunter Biden's laptop was Russian disinformation — clearly impacted voters.

A Newsweek poll in late October 2020 found that a stunning 54% of Americans agreed with the statement that lying has become more acceptable in American politics. In other words, it is no big deal.

LPR's take: lying for the purpose of falsely discrediting Donald J. Trump, his policies, his voters is a very big deal for leftists intent on twisting our founding heritage into government of the self-anointed, by the self-anointed, for the self-anointed.

Sussmann's acquittal must not prevent his suspension from the practice of law for grossly unethical conduct. For society to descend into the abyss, all we need is for jurors to nullify laws intended to thwart corruption in government.