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What evidence of dirt gathering do you have? Maybe I missed something but I've seen no evidence that any dirt was gathered at this meeting.
Donald Trump Jr. made several misleading statements about the meeting. He initially told the press that the meeting was held to discuss adoptions of Russian children by Americans. On July 8, 2017, After news reports stated that Trump Jr. knew the meeting was political, he admitted in a tweet that he had agreed to the meeting with the understanding that he would receive information damaging to Hillary Clinton, and that he was conducting opposition research. When the New York Times was about to report on email exchanges between Rob Goldstone and Trump Jr., Trump Jr. himself admitted that Rob Goldstone had stated in an email to him that the Russian government was involved and that the purpose of the meeting was to get "dirt on Clinton" and that the meeting concerned "Russian effort to aid (Trump) campaign" and . In early July 2017 allegations surfaced that President Donald Trump himself drafted Trump Jr.'s initial misleading statement.
originally posted by: rnaa
a reply to: dragonridr
I refer you to 52 U.S. Code § 30121.
Thank you for playing.
(a) ProhibitionIt shall be unlawful for—
(1) a foreign national, directly or indirectly, to make—
(A) a contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State, or local election;
(B) a contribution or donation to a committee of a political party; or
(C) an expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement for an electioneering communication (within the meaning of section 30104(f)(3) of this title); or
(2) a person to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution or donation described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) from a foreign national.
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: Agit8dChop
So the fact that both political parties pay millions of dollars for oppo respearch every single election somehow doesn’t count as “a thing of value”...
All trump had to do to either make it legal or atleast avoid breaking the law was report that he did collude with the Russians..
Something he can’t do because even he knew it was shady as hell..
Please explain the rules because it looks to me like you are interpreting clearly defined laws incorrectly.
How about you answer
- Who let them into the country?
- What was exchanged?
- Who is Christopher Steele?
- What is his relationship to the DNC, Perkins Cole and the FBI?
originally posted by: soberbacchus
originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: rnaa
Steele was a foreigner just like the russians. ANYONE who accepts help of non americans as you describe should be in jail if you honestly feel that way.
Steele was a contractor employed by a US Company.
Not the same as THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT.
Seriously? No wonder you don't have any idea what you are talking about. If you "have seen no evidence" that DTJr was doing looking for dirt, you have been in a coma for the last 18 months at least.
Pretence at ignorance does nothing when you are in a discussion on the internet because people can look things up and call you out.
Willful ignorance is never a good look, especially when you are trying to defend the indefensible.