We were all told by the media organizations that McKinney’s recent assault on a Capitol police officer was going to be investigated by a Grand Jury this past Monday. Where’s the Indictment you ask? Wonder no more! I have the answer!
A Grand Jury presentation on this matter would take less than an hour and result in a felony assault Indictment. Any second-year law student could get that indictment against McKinney. Since that did not happen I had to find out just what is going on. I have a special talent for that!
Gazing into my crystal ball I saw some hot and heavy negotiations between McKinney’s lawyers and the Justice department. Negotiations made because this suspect and her lawyers see the end of her career in Congress looming and are trying to head that off. McKinney’s lawyers are engaged in some major butt-licking right now in order to save their client’s ass. Oops! I meant seat (in Congress).
It is in fact a felony to strike a police officer but absent serious injuries a misdemeanor plea deal is what we can expect. No trial, no felony record and only token punishment such as probation, fine and public service would be the result. Of course I’d want to buy a ticket to see McKinney picking up trash with a work crew of convicted miscreants along the Beltway.
If McKinney insisted on playing hardball and standing trial she’d most certainly experience a felony conviction and be run out of Congress. I predict a much more subdued McKinney giving a more genuine apology inside a courtroom and agreeing to a plea deal while admitting the crime of misdemeanor assault.