Prosecutors Slam Ex-Rep. Schock's 5th Amendment Defense

By Pete Brush (August 21, 2015, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors told an Illinois federal judge Thursday that a Fifth Amendment argument advanced by former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock in a bid to withhold campaign finance records from a grand jury is "repugnant" to the principle that no man is above the law.

In a filing before U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough, prosecutor Timothy A. Bass said a contempt-of-court hearing should be convened as soon as possible related to a grand jury subpoena seeking records from the Illinois Republican going back five years. Schock, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, resigned March 17 amid press reports of...

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