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originally posted by: birdonwire
a reply to: theantediluvian
Don Jr. just released his emails. Hillary deleted her emails and lied multiple times under oath about them.
I'd love it too if I was getting some useful information on an opponent
Collusion? No Such Thing
Now, amid the cacophony of claims that the Trump campaign committed the criminal offense of “collusion” with the Russians, no one has managed to point to a statute that makes colluding with a foreign government in a political campaign a crime. Why? Because it cannot be found anywhere in America’s criminal codes.
As explained in an earlier column, “collusion” is a loaded word conjuring all manner of incriminating behavior. Yet, it exists only in anti-trust laws which forbid price fixing and other anti-competitive activities under Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
Collusion has nothing whatsoever to do with elections and political campaigns. Of course, that inconvenient fact has not stopped politicians, pundits and journalists from either misunderstanding the concept and/or misconstruing its application to the Trump-Russia hysteria.
It also renders special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation meaningless. He is tasked with finding a crime that does not exist in the law. It is a legal impossibility.
The only conceivable crime tangentially related to collusion is found at 18 USC 371, entitled “Conspiracy to Defraud the United States.” It makes it a felony for two or more persons to enter into an agreement to interfere or obstruct a lawful function of the government. An election would be a lawful government function. However, it must be done by “deceitful or dishonest means.” Gregg Jarrett is a Fox News Anchor and former defense attorney
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: RazorV66
He was a member of his father's campaign and subject to the United States campaign laws just like everybody else who was. Too bad nobody associated with the campaign bothered to read them.
Entitled as he may see himself... he still needed to follow the rules.
originally posted by: DanteGaland
a reply to: Lucidparadox
BUt they're BLAMING the DNC!!!
I GUESS the Dems are SMART enough to trick the Trumps...but NOT smart enough to USE their trap BEFORE the election???!
And that would ALSO be an admission that the Trumps are GULLIBLE enough to fall for it all...
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
You guys dont think lawyers didn't tell him to go ahead and release that, before he did? (i.e. Nothing Burger)
I need some of whatever ya'll smokin'!
The Russian lawyer you're so sure isn't in any way representing Russia was in fact one of the freaking people named in the Magnitsky act! I guess you're going to pretend that it had nothing to do with that then?
originally posted by: testingtesting
a reply to: birdonwire
Don't diss the guy who has brought forth the Truth.
Jnr tweeted it because he knew he was screwed he attempted to save face but obviously he wouldn't have released the emails If this reporter had not done a good job on revealing lies.