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Alan Dershowitz has long opined about the criminalization of politics. He has it backwards: the issue in America is the politicization of crime. Politicians and their stooges get special treatment from the DOJ on the theory that "voters should decide"...how *crimes* are resolved.
1/ You don't have to squint hard at Mueller's report to see Mueller saying he *might* have indicted Trump Jr. and subpoenaed Trump Sr. and brought new charges against Manafort after Manafort lied to the feds but the cost⁠—the *political* cost of DOJ doing its job⁠—was too high.
2/ Just so, Michael Flynn has violated his plea deal, which means that deal should disappear *immediately*. All charges warranted by the facts should now be brought against Flynn and the feds should seek more than a decade in federal prison, as those charges would richly warrant.
3/ By the same token, the millions of poor people sitting in jail on petty crimes tonight don't give a rat's ass (excuse my language, but my public defender dander is up) about billionaire Thomas Barrack being "cooperative." He should be charged for *any/all crimes* he committed.
4/ There's ample room in America for "criminal justice populism"⁠—the simple idea that we don't treat the rich, famous or powerful any differently as defendants as anyone else. If you don't like how we're treating everyone else, change that⁠—not just how you treat billionaires.
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