"The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust. They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated political as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to society itself."
by:
Alexander Hamilton
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury
Source:
Federalist No. 65
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