Trump and his spokesperson Guiliani have both now come out saying that collusion is not a crime.
We hear about "collusion" a lot. It's a word that we all pretend to understand. Wikipedia says, "Collusion is a secret agreement between two or more parties to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding others of their legal rights, or to obtain an objective forbidden by law typically by defrauding or gaining an unfair market advantage."
Hrm...gaining the Presidency, considering the about of scandal and corruption that has happened over the last two years, as well as the never-before-seen level of nepotism and conflict of interest...that has certainly provided more than enough opportunity for Trump to gain an unfair market advantage.
The meeting with the Russians in New York (a well-documented meeting with many different excuses, explanations, and squirming offered by Trump's campaign) would definitely allow for such an agreement to be made.
Lots of smoke and all that, bound to be a spark underneath.
But consider this interview. She actually *is* a lawyer, She's saying that the word "collusion" is probably a placeholder for something along the lines of "conspiracy".
A "conspiracy" is "An agreement between two or more people to commit an illegal act, along with an intent to achieve the agreement's goal. "
A crime such as, oh, I don't know, a violation of campaign finance laws, such as the one W Samuel Patton confessed to this morning.
How much longer are we going to put up with this man in the White House?
Frankly, I don't care if he can't be convicted for "collusion". If that's not a thing he can be charged with, pick one of the things he *can* be charged with and let's get on with it.
I'm ready to quit hearing about Trump and his own personal swamp NOW!