“I use only my official OAG [office of the attorney general] email address and government-issued phone to conduct official business,” Pruitt told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee during his Jan. 18 confirmation
According to emails released in an Open Records Act lawsuit last month, however, Pruitt did use a private email address for official business.
What's clear is that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Russia's ambassador to the United States in July and September — then told the Senate Judiciary Committee under oath in January that "I did not have communications with the Russians."
What's less clear is whether Sessions intended to lie, a requirement of the criminal perjury statute. A 1993 Supreme Court decision said perjury must include "the willful intent to provide false testimony, rather than as a result of confusion, mistake or faulty memory."
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully—
(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;
(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or
(3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry; shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years
Scotus case was perjury during criminal trial and ruling was based on
USSG § 3C1.1. 944 F.2d 178 (CA4 1991). ( United States Sentencing Guidelines)
NOT United States Code title 18 sec 1001
Art 2 sec 4
The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
5 yrs makes it
AT LEAST a MISDEMEANOR
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