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Wed Oct 23, 2019, 08:27 AM

Bribery and Extortion

All this quid pro quo talk! Pfft!

It's clear to me after reading Taylor's opening statement that the scheme to force the President of Ukraine to stand in front of a microphone, in front of the world, and announce he will investigate Dems and Biden to benefit Trump's campaign - while his country is at war with Russia - in order to obtain military aid already allotted to them by Congress to help in that war -

is both Bribery and Extortion.

In extortion, the receiver is making a threat towards the extorted party, threatening to perform a certain action that will harm the extorted party unless the extorted party gives the receiver whatever the receiver requests. On the other hand, in cases of bribery, the bribed party will do something in favour of the bribing party.
Bribery relates to a corrupt benefit given or received to influence official action so as to afford the giver better than fair treatment. Both the person giving and the recipient are guilty of bribery. On the other hand, coercive extortion by a public official is the seeking or receiving of a corrupt benefit paid under an implicit or explicit threat to give the payer worse than fair treatment or to make the payer worse off. The payee is guilty of extortion; the payer is the victim of extortion.
In other words, bribery and extortion present several significant commonalities and differences...

https://www.unodc.org/e4j/en/organized-crime/module-4/key-issues/bribery-versus-extortion.html

Recommended reading at the link.

Quid pro quo will not be included in articles of impeachment. Bribery and Extortion will.



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