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By Bob Franken
Syndicated Columnist 

Law of the Swamp


December 20, 2018

What's interesting about Washington is how the first rule for its leaders has always been to make sure they don't have to follow many rules. Members of Congress have their "speech or debate" clause of the Constitution, meaning that no matter how they slander someone during their official proceedings, they won't be held legally accountable. Presidents can't be criminally prosecuted while in office without first being impeached and removed. What would normally be called "bribes" are "campaign contributions." Normal standards don't apply here.

Nevertheless, there are a couple of commandments t...

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