Jamelle Bouie / Flickr rand paul...
Jamelle Bouie / Flickr

Banana Republican Rand Paul thinks trying to break the law at the national level should merit a fine.

Perhaps it’s OK then to simply fine people for jumping their neighbors, regardless of the complexity of the dispute, or the degree of harm.

Felony conspiracy to thwart regulation is no different than creating your own parallel organization to thwart an existing institutional structure for professional certification.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday downplayed any implication that President Trump violated campaign finance laws during the 2016 presidential campaign, and argued it reflects a broader issue with penalties related to campaign expenditures.

“There are thousands and thousands of rules. It’s incredibly complicated, campaign finance,” Paul said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“We have to decide whether or not really criminal penalties are the way we should approach campaign finance,” he continued.

“I personally think if someone makes an error in filing paperwork or in not categorizing a campaign contribution correctly, it shouldn’t be jail time, it ought to be a fine,” Paul added. “It’s just like a lot of other things we’ve done in Washington. We’ve over-criminalized campaign finance.”

The Kentucky senator rejected the possibility that Trump had committed a crime by allegedly directing his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to pay two women to keep quiet about alleged affairs during the 2016 campaign.

One man’s detente is another’s kompromat…

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