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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 01:28 PM

The "No Collusion" Sentence quoted in full is quite damning.

The full sentence half quoted in Barr's cover (up) memo reads:

"Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump
presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the Campaign EXPECTED IT WOULD BENEFIT ELECTORALLY FROM INFORMATION STOLEN AND RELEASED THROUGH RUSSIAN EFFORTS, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."

In other words, Trump and his minions were knowingly at least "cheering the Russians on" in their efforts to undermine our election.

Maybe not a "crime" under any US criminal statute. But this is surely a breach of the President's fiduciary duty to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies domestic and foreign.

He stood by and cheered while a foreign enemy tried to disrupt our elections. Of course, during the campaign, he wasn't the President yet. So perhaps he had no such duty yet. But clearly, he acquired the Presidency under what he and his minions KNEW to be fraudulent circumstances.

And that is one of the things that the Founding Fathers explicitly considered grounds for impeachment and removal!

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 01:54 PM

1. ANYONE cheering on while our election is being compromised

is guilty of treason in my small opinion. Interfering in anyone's right to vote and elect some is anti-freedom. whether you throw democrats or blacks or poor people out of the voting booth, you are going against what the founders set up and what our laws kept up. Throwing even one vote into the waste basket is treason to me.

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 01:55 PM

2. This statement is about the Russian government, why was this narrowed to government officials

... and not Russians or any other outsider as a whole.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 01:58 PM

3. There is way too much evidence showing that Trump & Co coordinated with Russians,

to be able to make a broader claim of innocence, without facing legal consequences for doing so.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 02:12 PM

7. The original charge was to investigate conspiring with the Russian government. nt

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 02:05 PM

4. But you see, he wasn't POTUS when he did that.

So NBD.

Asshole's specialty is walking right up to the edge of a crime, but not "technically" committing it.

Completely unethical and immoral actions aren't crimes, they're just business - when you have no ethics or morals.

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 02:08 PM

5. That's the truncated sentence some pretty smart commentators out there expected

could have started with the word "Although..."- which, we know now, it did. Barr split and cherry-picked the part of the sentence that he wanted.

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Response to coti (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 02:12 PM

6. And most of the lazy ass useless media bought this sleight of hand without protest.

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2019, 07:00 AM

8. The legal definition of "accessory during the fact" is found in

18 U.S.C. 3 "Whoever, knowing that an offense against the United States has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact."

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