As of 2010, misleading, deceiving or giving false information does NOT rise to the level of criminality. Our legal system has really gone into the crapper.
NY Times: A special prosecutor has decided not to bring any criminal charges in connection with the firing of a United States attorney in 2006 … Ms. Dannehy concluded that while the politically motivated firing of Mr. Iglesias violated Justice Department principles, it was not a crime and did not warrant criminal charges. She also concluded that misleading statements made by the former attorney general, Alberto R. Gonzales, and others at the Justice Department did not rise to the level of a crime, according to a summary of the investigation sent to Congress by the Justice Department.With our activist state and federal supreme court justices, our federal legal system has also dumbed down and relaxed what we used know as justice. Maybe this is what conservatives mean by freedom and liberty.