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Bailey Jones

Jack Smith, a longtime federal prosecutor and former head of the Justice Department's public integrity section, and served since 2018 as chief prosecutor in International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, Netherlands.

ruh roh!

I wonder if his personal and professional reputations have been trashed on social media yet?

Carlos Ponce

Nothing will result from this.

Ted Gillis

The thrashers will probably get this Jack Smith confused with the late Jack Smith, dentist from Houston, father of Jaclyn Smith, via some weird obscure QAnon conspiracy theory.

Carlos Ponce

"But his [Jack Smith's] section proceeded with the prosecution of then-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, securing a jury conviction on 11 felony counts alleging the GOP governor's family accepted gifts in return for official public acts.

But the Supreme Court reversed [9 - 0] the conviction in a stunning loss for DOJ, concluding that the definition of public acts used by Smith's team was unconstitutional and exceeded the definition in the bribery statutes.

'There is no doubt that this case is distasteful; it may be worse than that,' Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion. 'But our concern is not with tawdry tales of Ferraris, Rolexes, and ball gowns. It is instead with the broader legal implications of the Government's boundless interpretation of the federal bribery statute. A more limited interpretation of the term 'official act' leaves ample room for prosecuting corruption, while comporting with the text of the statute and the precedent of this Court. ' "


His persecution of Governor Bob McDonnell (R -Virginia0 shows us Jack Smith is just a Democrat party lapdog.

A 9 - 0 Supreme Court decision against his actions shows us he's not all that.


Even Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Anthony Kennedy · and Stephen Breyer joined Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito on this one.

Ted Gillis

“His section”? Heat the hell does that mean?

Carlos Ponce

Oh, that's right.Ted does not open links!

Jack Smith worked at the DOJ (Department of Justice public integrity section). His "section" was responsible for pursuing the investigation of the Republican governor with IRS official Lois Lerner. ALL 9 Supreme Court Justices found the resulting prosecution groundless.

Ted Gillis

You conservatives just love to trigger each other with dear ole Lois Lerner. Her and Susan Rice are both boogeyman names that send up red flags to your fellow commenters. No one cares anymore Carlos. Smith will carry on with this investigation no matter what imaginary dirt you and your people want to bring up. You are reduced to the defense of defaming the prosecutor. How lame.

I wonder what happened to that Ferrari?

Carlos Ponce

Ted, this has to do with that partisan JACK SMITH. Bailey was pointing out his work at the Hague and I pointed out his bumbling while at the DOJ.

Ted Gillis

As opposed to the partisan supplements that the governor was promoting.

Carlos Ponce

No one agrees with that assessment, Ted.

NOT Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

NOT Sonia Sotomayor.

NOT Elena Kagan.

NOT Anthony Kennedy.

NOT Stephen Breyer.

NOT Clarence Thomas.

NOT Samuel Alito.

NOT John Roberts.

Ted Gillis

You forgot to list the most important persons Carlos, us (the US electorate). The appearance of impropriety is the most important part of public service. Governor McDaniel failed miserably at that. The Supreme Court may have agreed to the technical part of his defense, but it was his untrustworthiness, and his cavalier and flamboyant attitude about his actions that convicted him in the court of public opinion. Score that one for Smith’s “section”.

Carlos Ponce

Yes, the Liberal Left has that ability to take a decent person, DEMONIZE him or her mercilessly without any substance.

Ted Gillis

Oh, the substance is there.

Carlos Ponce

The Supreme Court says it is not. And that includes ALL Liberal Justices.

Ted Gillis

But that list doesn’t include business owners in Virginia that would have liked for their product to be endorsed from the governor’s mansion. Or for that matter any other Virginia resident who would have liked to have driven that Ferrari too. They were not given that choice. McDonnell and his wife are no better than Todd and Julie Chrisley, cheaters.

Carlos Ponce

Ted, looks like you have a personal problem. If ALL Supreme Court Justices found nothing wrong but you do, you have a SERIOUS problem.

Ted Gillis

Yes Carlos I have a personal problem. I don’t like liars, cheats, con artists and stealers. I personally do not like it when they are in our government, and I take smug delight when they are exposed. A Supreme Court interpretation of the definition of bribery does little to sway my opinion of low life cheaters. These types of people have no business in government, however republican voters are drawn to these types and have a tendency to keep electing them to office. Smith’s “section” was correct in prosecuting Bob McDonnell and convicting him.

Carlos Ponce

Ted Gillis, Jack Smith is partisan hack. End of story.

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