Jonathan Turley Weighs in on Michigan AG's Threat of Criminal Charges Against Legislators Who Met With Trump

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As I reported earlier today, Michigan State lawmakers met with President Trump at the White House on Friday at his request, as his campaign continued to challenge election irregularities in heavily-Democrat areas of the Great Lakes State.

As I wrote in the article, Democrats and their lapdogs in the "mainstream" media were apoplectic about the meeting; certain that Trump would convince (bribe, threaten, beg, you pick) the legislators to sell their souls to the devil — him — then promptly return home and somehow steal the election from the state's "rightful" Democrat voters.

Despite the innocuous readout of the meeting released by the lawmakers — which should have proven yet again that the Left got its "progressive" panties in a bunch over nothing — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and others have issued threats against those who oppose vote certification, which caught the attention of George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley:

Michigan AG Nessel and others are suggesting that Republicans who oppose certification or even meet with President Trump on the issue could be criminally investigated or charged. Once again, the media is silent on this abusive use of the criminal code. https://t.co/IlEQ3roKsE — Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) November 21, 2020

Writing on his website, Turley said, in part:

"According to the Washington Post, Dana Nessel 'is conferring with election law experts on whether officials may have violated any state laws prohibiting them from engaging in bribery, perjury and conspiracy.' "It is same weaponization of the criminal code for political purposes that we have seen in the last four years against Trump. "Notably, the focus is the same discredited interpretation used against Trump and notably not adopted by the impeachment-eager House Judiciary Committee: bribery."

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