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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Useful Definitions for Current Events!

Considering recent events. I mean the continuous stream of amazing stories coming from The Washington Post, The New York Times, Reuters, CNN, NBC and a few others. I think it's time we go back to basics. Definitions.  It might be a good idea to brush up a bit, knowing this shit might come in handy as things continue to unfold in Washington D.C.

Definitions:

Neopotism:  favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship

Corruption: dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people (such as government officials or police officers)

Collusion: agreement, esp. in secret for an illegal or dishonest reason

Hostile Foreign Power: a foreign government or any component thereof, whether or not recognized by the United States

Espionage: the practice of spying or using spies to obtain information about the plans and activities especially of a foreign government or a competing company

Treason: the betrayal of a trust, the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance

Obstruction of Justice: the crime or act of willfully interfering with the process of justice and law especially by influencing, threatening, harming, or impeding a witness, potential witness, juror, or judicial or legal officer or by furnishing false information in or otherwise impeding an investigation or legal process

Money Launderingthe process of transforming the profits of crime and corruption into ostensibly 'legitimate' assets

High Crimes & Misdemeanors: allegations of misconduct peculiar to officials, such as perjury of oath, abuse of authority, bribery, intimidation, misuse of assets, failure to supervise, dereliction of duty, unbecoming conduct, and refusal to obey a lawful order. Offenses by officials also include ordinary crimes, but perhaps with different standards of proof and punishment than for nonofficials, on the grounds that more is expected of officials by their oaths of office.

Fucking Moron: an insult that is used when someone is being really stupid and moronic.

Indictment: a formal written statement framed by a prosecuting authority and found by a jury (such as a grand jury) charging a person with an offense

Subpoena: a writ commanding a person designated in it to appear in court under a penalty for failure 

Cop a Plea: to plead guilty for a lesser crime.

Rat out: to reveal incriminating or embarrassing information about (someone), especially to a person inauthority

Impeach: to charge with a crime or misdemeanor; specifically : to charge (a public official) before a competent tribunal with misconduct in office  c : to remove from office especially for misconduct

Rot in Prison: to stay in prison for a very long time

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