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Old 10-29-2017, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Northern Piper View Post
If someone's in the job of doing investigations, with a regular fee ("$100 a day, plus expenses"), what does it matter what the benefit of the material dug up is? If someone hires a detective and they come up with nothing, but get the paid the same as if they hand over a silver bullet, where's the contribution? They're getting paid for their services. How valuable, politically, their product may be, isn't really relevant, I would have thought. They got hired, they did the job, they get paid, and they move on to the next job.
Yeah, makes sense -- I was picturing more the argument that the only investigations work the subject did was for the campaign, as opposed to having a regular gig. I agree if he's doing similar work for similar clients, then he's safe.

Of course, I think he's safe anyway based on the First Amendment argument.
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