The only problem here is that there was no underlying crime.Susan, pardon me (pun intended), but you are a "professor" of criminal law. This involved testimony to a GRAND JURY. What do GRAND JURIES do? They INVESTIGATE. They decided not to indict a primary violation under a crappy statute, but a large part of the problem in that failure to indict involved the Scooter lies.
So Susan, it is OK to lie to a grand jury as long as the INVESTIGATIVE JURY does not indict???