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The Law Flynn ‘Violated’ Should Be Repealed

David Catron, The American Spectator

Most Americans believe that, to be convicted of perjury, one must lie under oath in some legal proceeding. But the Federal False Statements Act (18 U.S.C. § 1001), passed in the 19th century to punish con artists for presenting fraudulent invoices to the government, is now being selectively deployed by corrupt federal officials to entrap anyone who — under oath or not — makes some inaccurate statement to a government official. Is this law worth the human cost — it has ruined Flynn — and the price paid by the taxpayers to persecute American citizens? Nope. It’s time to repeal this relic.

https://spectator.org/the-law-flynn-violated-should-be-repealed/