Judge dismisses motions by indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter to dismiss or move his case

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Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter (no relation to this author), who remains in Congress despite facing trial for swiping campaign donor money to fuel his own five-mistress-having lifestyle (his wife pled guilty last month and could yet become a star witness against her money-stealing mistress-having husband, if she has had enough of him), filed a pre-trial motion asking the federal judge overseeing his case to dismiss the charges. The reason: Hunter says the charges are a conspiracy by the ever-malevolent deep state, or in this case by pro-Clinton assistant U.S. attorneys, to ruin him for his valiant truth-telling or Trump-liking or mistress-having or take your pick, and help install a Democratic congressperson in his district. This was hardly a surprising move. Whenever anybody within spitting distance of Donald Trump gets indicted for crookedness they are all quick to make the claim that it is a plot against them. There’s not a lot of remorse to be had in this crowd, so the argument reliably tends to revolve not around “I did not commit this crime” but “investigators only found out about this crime because The Liberals are conspiring against me.”

That’s not going to fly, U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan ruled Monday. He dismissed the motion; Hunter will stand trial.

That was always a long shot. A less-long long shot was Hunter’s second request: If the case is not dismissed outright, it should at least be moved to a district where the jury pool more strongly supports Trump, in order to foil his own district’s aforementioned evil, conspiring Democrats. Hunter’s lawyers offered the Eastern District of California as new venue, which certainly fits the bill.

Hunter cannot get a fair trial in San Diego County because of the news reports against him, Hunter’s team argued. He stands a better chance in a more Trump-supporting judicial district because those voters are less likely to … let’s say, read.

Nope. Judge Whelan shot down that motion as well.

He did say the issue would be revisited during jury selection, so Hunter might have a bit of grasping hope on that one—if the jury selection process gives credence to his claims that there are no jurors in the entire district who can be trusted to treat him fairly. Given the Trumpian nature of the county, however, the odds of that are very, very small.

Hunter’s trial will begin in September. It will likely be extremely entertaining, both for the evidence presented and Hunter’s apparent inability to come up with any defense that does not revolve around secret conspiracies against him.

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Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

“Remains in Congress”? What else would you expect with this total joke of the justice system. Politicians has no idea what integrity, decency of honesty. In the real world he would be gone.

Rick Bevilacqua
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Rick Bevilacqua
Hunter is the poster boy for what our Congress, and government in general have become. They are the home of greedy power seekers with little skills, but big personal ambitions. If Trump can do it, why not every other low-life, lying, treasonous criminal? Didn’t Hunter just get reelected despite the accusations against him? This is no longer governance, it is Hatfields vs McCoys, North vs South, educated vs dumbass, honesty and integrity vs lies and deception, greed vs humanity. And I’m not sure which side will win. When there are more stupid, corrupt, greedy, bigoted, hypocritical liars than honest, patriotic,… Read more »
Joseph
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Joseph
Yes Rick, couldnt agree with you more on this guy. He got caught and must blame somebody, he has already blamed his wife for Using campaign money when he was using it to wine and dine his extra marital affairs as well as a huge list of other things. It’s laughable that he must blame “Liberals” for his malfeasance. He also is said to be using his affairs for his defense, calling these woman lobbyists therefore it’s all perfectly legal… I want to know who will actually believe any of this hog wash defense. Chris Collins also Unser indictment at… Read more »
Joseph
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Joseph

Desperation calls for blaming everyone around himself, Liberals did this to him, Clinton aides help derail his career, not him, he did nothing and therefore should have charges dropped…lol F*#king can’t own any of it. Good job Duncan, daddy is so proud of you. Did you learn anything about self respect and self ownership in 5he Corp, Duncan?