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Suborn

To encourage perjury through bribery, coercion, or any other means. Like perjury itself, subornation is illegal in practically every jurisdiction.
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Although reporters openly questioned Clinton's ability to avoid impeachment for what appeared to be at least perjury and at most suborning perjury, and Republican congressional leaders said to varying degrees that impeachment proceedings might be warranted, the public did not see the alleged activities in legal terms.
If, after years of effort, the activities that prompted an investigation cannot be proven to be criminal, the overzealous prosecutor can imagine only one explanation: The target must have obstructed the investigation by tampering with witnesses and suborning or committing perjury.
There remain credible suspicions of suborning perjury and obstruction of justice in the same matter, and there reportedly are issues of further and more serious perjury in Clinton's August testimony to the grand jury.
"But witness tampering, obstructing justice and suborning perjury are incompatible with his presidential office and his oath to uphold the law.
After eluding the independent counsel in the murk of Whitewater, Clinton now has to contend with charges of perjury, suborning perjury, and obstruction of justice in the Paula Jones case.
Starr seems to have started down the Lewinsky path, via tape recordings made by Linda Tripp, hoping that evidence of suborning perjury would strong-arm First Friend Vernon Jordan into cooperating with his investigation--probably a doomed strategy anyway.
Rep Henry Hyde, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the allegations of suborning perjury and obstructing justice were very serious.
Wedtech was a tale played out by some of the most florid characters a novelist could wish for; it would embrace a vast cast of suborning and suborned: street-smart "dese, dem, and dose" types, a congressman, a goodly portion of the backchannel operators of the Reagan White House and associated executive departments, assorted New York politicos and, at the end, financial exotics of the sort only California seems capable of spawning.
Moreover, giving Jones's lawyers all this time to research Bill's past is exactly what led to Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, Kathleen Willey, Jane Does 1 through 4, and a grand jury investigating Clinton for perjury, suborning perjury, and the obstruction of justice.
But if Clinton is impeached, the real issue will not be the mere suborning of a witness, but our entire culture war over sex, sexuality, and various other pathways to pleasure.
Can covert actions--propaganda ops, the suborning of journalists, covert assistance to political parties or paramilitary groups overseas--be justified?
The act of suborning perjury, or directing someone to commit perjury, would constitute obstruction of justice, Sklansky said, because it clearly involves corrupt intent, the element that Barr and others believe is missing from Trump's decision to terminate government officials, such as his firing of former FBI director James Comey.