It is my opinion that there was too much of a political smell to this case. The extent the Republican Justice Department went to in going after a wealthy influential Democratic trial lawyer just seemed over the top. I’ve never seen anything like it. It was extraordinary. If we could only get that kind of effort from the U.S. attorney on some other serious crimes.
Should Minor, Teel and Whitfield have done what they did? No. Should they be punished? Yes. They should not be involved in the justice system.
Should Minor be going to jail for 11 years? No.