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So, minus the instigation of an "official proceeding", just "tampering
with a record" - possibly by creating an brand new record that advances
one scenario over another -  isn't breaking some law?

I wouldn't leave c1 out as a possibility. The records might not have
been altered, destroyed, mutilated or concealed, but they could have
created 30 years after the fact (goes to intent, Your Honor)

As for the intent being corrupt, I don't know how it could be otherwise.
The same goes for financial gain.
                cor*rupt    adj. 
                Venal; dishonest: a corrupt mayor. 
                Containing errors or alterations, as a text: a corrupt
translation. 
                To destroy or subvert the honesty or integrity of. 
                To change the original form of (a text, for example). 
                Computer Science. To damage (data) in a file or on a
disk. 

Maybe more attention should be given to the candidate's political record
and what kind of a president they would be / are.

Just my own thoughts, 
Sherry A. Lyons, CRM


-----Original Message-----
SEC. 1102. TAMPERING WITH A RECORD OR OTHERWISE IMPEDING
AN OFFICIAL PROCEEDING.
...
(2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection:
''(c) Whoever corruptly-
''(1) alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or
other object, or attempts to do so, with the intent
to impair the object's integrity or availability for use in an official
proceeding; or ''(2) otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any
official
proceeding, or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or
imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.''.

It would have to be under (c)(2), but it seems clear that (1) doesn't
apply (since the "record, document, or other object" was not altered,
destroyed,
mutilated or concealed).  And you'd still need to prove that it was done
corruptly (even given the doubtful case that there is an "official
proceeding").

Wire fraud might be difficult, too, as it would be hard to prove intent
to obtain financial gain/loss.

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