posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 01:05 PM
a reply to: JoshuaCox
You're only partially correct. Regardless of how big of a deal they make, no one would be going to jail for one simple reason: conspiring with another
country to influence an election isn't a crime. If they had directly hacked all 50 states and changed votes, then yes that is a crime.
But that isn't what they're accused of. At its core, they're being accused of "influencing" an election - which if you look at politics in general,
that is what they all do. Every foreign/special interest groups influences politics. They run ads, release dirt, make dirt up, falsify information and
generally try to sway your vote one way or the other.
Working with a foreign nation (that isn't a declared hostile/war) to merely influence people isn't a crime. There is no statute in the US code that
can be warped for this purpose, either. Not even the "fraud" nonsense they started pushing after being informed "collusion" (the word they/you all
used for a year) wasn't a crime either.
Sorry, you have to violate the law before you can be charged/indicted/convicted/whatever.
And since Trump's campaign clearly didn't illegally "hack" any emails, they are safe there as well. They didn't steal them, and they're certainly not
obligated to keep them secret/not release them/not use them.
To put it another way, my three decades of law enforcement experience tell me that unless they are keeping certain accusations secret, no crime has
been committed. To wit, even IF everything he's been accused of thus far is true, he can't face charges since no crime has been committed.
on 11/17/2017 by JBurns because: (no reason given)