Originally Posted by Fish
Don't be dumb. Lying may happen every day, by both civilians and government officials. But don't project that statement out to ridiculous hyperbolas and allude that it's punishable for one but not for the other.
And you left off the real meat of the hyperbolic nonsense...
It's not hyperbole. Quit being naive. FBI lied to Martha but she went to jail for it and they didn't. Much different, more dangerous to lie to govt official than vice versa.