Please consider the following two scenarios (this is completely hypothetical and bears no resemblance to anyone in or out of political office.)
Let’s say person W sees person T commit what he believes to be a crime. Person W did not support person T for political office, so he reports the crime because he finds person T reprehensible and undeserving of the position.
Let’s say person W sees person T commit what he believes to be a crime. Person W supported person T for political office, thinks keeping him in office at all costs is important, so he does not report the crime out of a sense of political loyalty.
In each scenario, is the offense committed by T still a crime? Does the motivation or political affiliation of the person reporting the incident mitigate or accentuate the crime?
Let’s say persons A-S come forward and corroborate the accuracy of W’s report of the incident. Does that change anything?
Asking out of a sense of fear we are losing the soul of a nation.
P.S Public service educational opportunity . Makes for interesting reading..://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whistleblower_Protection_Act