Conservative Tribune reported, make no mistake, it is criminal. As 18 U.S. Code § 201 states: “Whoever … directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official or person who has been selected to be a public official, or offers or promises any public official or any person who has been selected to be a public official to give anything of value to any other person or entity, with intent … to influence any official act” has committed a felony.
The New York Daily News said that “FBI officials neither confirm nor deny investigations.” However, the legal expert that the left-leaning Gotham daily found to go on the record regarding Rosie’s chances of ending up in the hoosegow was generally dismissive of the possibility.
Rebecca Roiphe, professor at New York Law School, says that O’Donnell wasn’t intending to give that money corruptly, so that means she’s home free under 18 U.S. Code § 201.
“It’s political commentary,” Roiphe, who is a former prosecutor, said. “What she’s trying to do is show these people had already been bought off.”
so how about this
i promise to give
2 million dollars to senator susan collins
and 2 million to senator jeff flake
if they vote NO
NO I WILL NOT KILL AMERICANS
FOR THE SUOER RICH
DM me susan
DM me jeff
— ROSIE (@Rosie) December 20, 2017
Here's a fun fact, @Rosie: Under 18 U.S. Code §201, offering $4 million in bribes to senators to influence a vote is punishable with up to $12m in fines and/or imprisonment for as much as 15 years. https://t.co/MReYBS4UHr https://t.co/uj9RpsOddj
— Jeff Jacoby (@Jeff_Jacoby) December 20, 2017
Credit: Conservative Tribune