"We have to be scared of what the criminals will do?"

BILL MAHER: The argument that you’re making, that we can’t prosecute this guy for this serious crime that he committed because it would spark unrest or something. That’s a very dangerous road to go down. And it’s very faint-hearted, I think. And pusillanimous…

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JAMES KERCHICK: Using the Justice Department to prosecute–

BILL MAHER: We have to be scared of what the criminals will do if we charge them with being criminals? That can’t, that’s not really the way to go.

JAMES KERCHICK: I’ve covered, you know, banana republic type countries.

BILL MAHER: Well, now this is one.

JAMES KERCHICK: Well, there are there are a lot of banana republicans. This is true, in our country. But using the justice system to prosecute your your political enemies, it’s a very, it’s a very tricky–

BILL MAHER: But it’s not a political system, problem. It’s whatever party did this, I would be saying the same thing.

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