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Old 06-13-2018, 02:24 AM
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Default Re: Trump Campaign Guilty of Collusion (Conspiracy)

Originally Posted by ShivaTD View Post
The GRU (Russian intelligence) was responsible for the hacking of the DNC/Hillary Clinton emails. This is routine espionage that all countries fundamentally engage in. It is a criminal act rarely or never prosecuted.

It is against the US election laws for any foreigner or foreign government to try to influence the US elections.

It's an established fact that Russia was responsible for a social media propaganda campaign and the release of hacked (illegally obtained) DNC/Clinton campaign emails in an effort to influence the US presidential election for the benefit of Donald Trump. This act is codified as "conspiracy against the United States" under the law.

Any attempt by a US person or group to secure the assistance of a foreign government or person, the criminal act of conspiracy against the United States, is to enter into that conspiracy with the foreign government or person. Just asking for that assistance is a criminal act regardless of whether the foreign government or person carries out any intended actions to effect the election. The "conspiracy" exists with or without execution of the conspiracy.

On June 9, 2016, senior members of the Trump campaign including Donald Trump Jr met in the Trump Tower with representatives of the Russian government to secure access to the DNC/Clinton campaign emails that the GRU (Russian intelligence) had in it's possession. This was clearly an effort by the Trump campaign to involve a foreign government in the 2016 Presidential election. The Trump campaign became a "co-conspirator" in the criminal act of "conspiracy against the United States" by the Russians. Within days of the Trump campaign seeking to obtain access to the emails the GRU made those emails available to the Trump campaign with publication by WikiLeaks. The "conspiracy" was successfully executed between the Trump campaign and the Russians.

On Aug 3, 2016, members of the Trump campaign including Donald Trump Jr had another meeting in Trump Tower and this time is was about soliciting possible assistance from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that were eager to help Trump get elected. In this case it involved an already developed multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help elect Mr. Trump. While we're unsure of whether any part of this social media campaign was ever executed the mere solicitation by the Trump campaign established their role as a "co-conspirator against the United States" with foreign countries.

Those claiming that there's no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians are simply lying about the truth. The Trump campaign was actively soliciting assistance from Russian and other foreign countries to commit the criminal act of "conspiracy against the United States" by seeking their influence to effect the election on behalf of Donald Trump.
Yep. And that is why Trump wants MAGA bots to think the New York Times is fake news. The New York Times is Trump's hometown newspaper and his go-to media for information and press releases.
It is only his followers he doesn't want to read it.
Russia planted stories and the GOP believed them.
That's too funnie.
The GOP is a joke.
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