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Rosie O’Donnell Appears to Break Federal Law by Trying to Bribe GOP Senators

Actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell took her liberal activism to the next level yesterday by offering up to $2 million dollars to GOP senators willing to vote against the party’s tax bill — which appears to be a criminal offense.

The entertainment personality — who’s name gained prominence in political circles thanks to her feud with President Donald Trump — tweeted:

This form of political bribery is a violation of 18 USC §201(b), which suggests O’Donnell’s tweet could cost her up to 15 years in prison. The part of the law that O’Donnell appears to have violated reads:

“Whoever—

(1)directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official or person who has been selected to be a public official, or offers or promises any public official or any person who has been selected to be a public official to give anything of value to any other person or entity, with intent—

(A) to influence any official act; or

(B) to influence such public official or person who has been selected to be a public official to commit or aid in committing, or collude in, or allow, any fraud, or make opportunity for the commission of any fraud, on the United States; or

(C) to induce such public official or such person who has been selected to be a public official to do or omit to do any act in violation of the lawful duty of such official or person;

…shall be fined under this title or not more than three times the monetary equivalent of the thing of value, whichever is greater, or imprisoned for not more than fifteen years, or both, and may be disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”

The celebrity followed up her first tweet with several other posts continuing her attempted bribery.

Despite O’Donnell’s bribery attempt, the Republican tax bill passed the Senate last night along party lines, with a 51-48 vote.

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