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Ruling in a case brought by Mueller against the Russian company Concord Management and Consulting, which Mueller accuses in an indictment of bankrolling and organizing a team of Russian online “trolls” who used social media disinformation and propaganda to sway the 2016 election toward Trump, Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled that merely collaborating with a foreign entity in a “conspiracy to defraud the United States” violates federal law — even if none of the acts by either party are themselves crimes, according to legal expert Randal Eliason, writing on the legal blog Sidebars.
On August 13, 2018, in the case of United States v. Concord Management and Consulting LCC, she ruled against the defendant, one of 16 Russian entities charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, when it sought to void its indictment on the ground that his appointment to his position violated Constitutional separation of powers. In a 41-page opinion, she held that although "no statute explicitly authorizes the Acting Attorney General to make the appointment, Supreme Court and D.C. Circuit precedent make clear that the Acting Attorney General has the necessary statutory authority," "the appointment does not violate core separation-of-powers principles. Nor has the Special Counsel exceeded his authority under the appointment order by investigating and prosecuting Concord."
PS I don't babysit threads, probably wont come back til later this evening.
originally posted by: neutronflux
a reply to: ErEhWoN
Conspiracy and Fraud are the crime, not collusion.
The USA is colluding with other governments and the UN as we speak, so all that is now criminal activity?
So what conspiracy and fraud is Trump guilty of? Like IRS targeting?
originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: neutronflux
He paid a foreign agent to create a fake dossier to get a FISA warrant and weaponized the FBI against his political opponents....
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: ErEhWoN
To be honest collusion has never been the legal definition of the crime.
The actual crime has always been conspiracy against the United States.
Jerome Corsey expects to be indicted any day now. Roger Stone most likely too.
And they are going to connect trump to that whole thing.
We may never know what trumps reasoning was other than self serving which we fully expect from him but if there was a reason that Russia was doing this and something they are holding over him... that could remain a secret.
I will wait like everyone else to see where this crazy ride winds up.
Report: Mueller Team Told Trump Lawyers That He’s Not a Criminal Target
So, if Mueller is able to prove a link between those Russians and the Trump campaign....... You know the rest.