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Randall D. Eliason teaches white-collar criminal law at George Washington University Law School. He blogs at Sidebarsblog.com.
Unsavory but crucial witnesses are common in complex criminal trials.
With any conspiracy charge, the crime is the agreement itself.
The special counsel made the correct decision as an American.
If Mueller does have evidence of U.S. involvement in any of the Russian wrongdoing, that would be the logical next shoe to drop.
Let’s hear what he actually had to say.
The “fruit of the poisonous tree” argument is both factually and legally frivolous.
Even if he explicitly sold access to meetings with the White House, it likely would be legal.
A few key takeaways.
Prosecutors are used to not interviewing those at the center of investigations.
There is plenty of bad, immoral or unethical behavior that is not criminal.