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 Author: AT Cole
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:51 am 
Executive Branch Criminal Activities by Presidential Administration
Administration Party Years in Office Criminal Indictments Criminal Convictions Prison Sentences
Donald Trump Republican 1 4 3 ?
Barack Obama Democratic 8 0 0 0
George W. Bush Republican 8 16 16 9
Bill Clinton Democratic 8 2 1 1
George H. W. Bush Republican 4 1 1 1
Ronald Reagan Republican 8 26 16 8
Jimmy Carter Democratic 4 1 0 0
Gerald Ford Republican 2.4 1 1 1
Richard Nixon Republican 5.6 76 55 15
Lyndon Johnson Democrat 5.0 0 0 0

Over the last 54 years:

Republicans have had a total of 127 indictments, 93 convictions and 35 prison sentences.
Democrats have had a total of 3 indictments, 1 conviction and 1 prison sentence.

In the current ideologically Balkanized political world, a number of people will want to dismiss these statistics as '"fake news," but that would be an easily demonstrable lie as these statistics are true and readily verifiable.

Simply Google: "criminal indictments in U.S. presidential administrations" - a sampling:

" http://www.college of complexes.org/Comparing-Criminal-Indictments-of-Executive-Branch-Personnel--Dems-vs-Rep.htmi
" https://www.debatepolitics.com/general- ... anch-over-
past-53-years.htmi
" https://www.dailykos.com/.../-Comparing ... ictions-A- Warning-for-
Trump-Appointees.

This does not suggest Democrats a scandal-free or isolated from criticism - far from it. For example, there are a good many Americans who take strong exception to Barak Obama's kid- glove, get-out-of-jail-free passes granted Big Bank executives who played a dominating role in creating the 2008 Great Recession, his prosecution of whistle-blowers that far exceeded all previous presidents combined or his post-presidency ownership of an 8,000 square foot home, all of which demonstrates ethical and moral failures and hypocrisy. He is functionally oblivious to the risk of climate change. Yet this should not play into the hands of those fans of the "false equivalency" deception, because none of these failings reached the level of felonious wrongdoing, certainly lacking in virtue, but far below criminality. The point is, if you vote for Republicans, you risk by 41.33 times the probability that members of the administration will thieve or cheat the public in prison-bound ways.


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 Author: almilligan
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:32 am 
There is another way to interpret your data. When a president comes into power he runs all the federal law enforcement functions. This data could be interpreted to mean Democratic presidents are more likely to use their power to cover up the wrong doings of people in their administrations while Republican presidents are more likely to prosecute wrong doers in their administrations.


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