No surprise then, as Mr. Hunter disclosed this week that he would plead guilty to misuse of campaign funds, he still tried to dodge accountability.
There should be no illusions as to the seriousness of the crime or the strength of the government’s case.
It was later alleged that Mr. Hunter used campaign funds to carry on extramarital affairs, including with one of his congressional staffers.
Mr. Hunter, who is expected to resign from Congress, faces five years in prison.
A prison term would be a reaffirmation of the U.S. system of justice and the principle that no one, no matter their position, is above the law.

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