Does U.S. Code | Title 18 | Part 1 | Chapter 101 | 2071 Disqualify Hillary Clinton From Running For President?
This is Barron Hansen reporting on October 31 2016 from LetMeGetThisRight.com
There are a lot of memes making their way around the internets quoting U.S. Code | Title 18 | Part 1 | Chapter 101 | 2071 claiming it disqualifies Hillary Clinton from running for president or holding any office in the United States, so I decided to go to the source and let you come to your own decision.
U.S. Code | Title 18 | Part 1 | Chapter 101 | 2071 states …
§2071. Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally
(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
(b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.