On what should happen if the unthinkable happens
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“A “real tie” would be real evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.”

“I certainly haven’t seen clear evidence of it. And I don’t think it’s appropriate to speculate about whether there is clear evidence of it or not.”

The problem is many people do not know the law on discerning election violations between a foreign government and a foreign national, and that distinction is inevitably moot because both violate Federal election laws.

As most know, criminal prosecutions are rarely gifted with a bank of 4k monitors capturing the entire planning and execution for illegal activities.

We already have indisputable evidence the Trump campaign conspired with a foreign national to disseminate information against the Clinton campaign. Meaning, who the fuck cares whether it can be proven beyond a doubt it was the Russian government or Russian nationals. Both are clear violations of Federal election laws.

“In one email the British publicist sent to Trump Jr. pitching the meeting, Goldstone said the Russians could provide the Trump campaign with “some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.”

“If it’s what you say, I love it,” Trump Jr. replied.”

Trying to spin the meeting towards “sanctions” discussions does absolutely nothing to mitigate the earlier email and common sense should raise some brows on why the three top campaign officials would take the time to meet the Russians to discuss sanctions six months before the election.

“The Act and Commission regulations include a broad prohibition on foreign national activity in connection with elections in the United States. 52 U.S.C. § 30121 and generally, 11 CFR 110.20. In general, foreign nationals are prohibited from the following activities:

  • Making any contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or making any expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement in connection with any federal, state or local election in the United States;”

On a side note, I do not see any reason to believe Trump himself was working in collusion with Russian nationals or their government. It seems to me he was purposefully kept in the dark because he was too fucking stupid to be trusted with such information.