Election laws of the United States PROHIBIT foreign nationals from contributing any "thing of value" to an electoral campaign. Opposition dirt is at least plausibly a thing of value.
And to the extent that the Trump campaign aided, abetted or advised the Russians (or any other hackers) about what would be most useful to steal from the Democrats or how best to enhance the impact of their release, they may well have violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Without a presumption of collusion "payola" why has Trump SEVERAL times expressed, otherwise unreasonable, if not Un-American, concessions to the Russians:
I. first on the RNC Platform in July 2016,
II. via National ecurity adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say,
III. Trump's administration moved quickly to try and lift economic sanctions on Russia and other punishments former President Barack Obama had put in place as soon as it took office in January
IV. and since congress has handcuffed Donald Trump on Russia, Trump stalls Congress's sanctions to punish Russia for election interference.
Now to the initial FACTS, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own FACTs":
A. Agreed Fact the Trump Tower meeting, June 9, 2016, meeting happened.
B. Agreed FACT the agreed and declared premise of the meeting was to get the dirt on Hillary, "love it" - per e-mails released by Don Jr.
C. Undisputable FACTs Trump's campaign got the continued use of Russian Trolls, such as yourself, all during the spring and summer.
D. Undisputable FACT Trump's campaign got the dirt on Hillary on cue later in the summer, on the eve of the Democratic Convention with the release of the DNC e-mails.
E. Undisputable FACT on cue Trump's campaign got the release of the Podesta emails - WikiLeaks dumped Podesta emails hour after Trump video surfaced.
F. The unanimous assertion of FACT by United States Intelligence Community i.e., the CIA, the FBI, the DIA, and the NSA is that Russian TROLL FORMS on Facebook and "bots" Twitter worked untiringly during the 2016 presidential elections in SUPPORT OF Donald Trump's election!
G. The unanimous assertion of FACT by United States Intelligence Community i.e., the CIA, the FBI, the DIA, and the NSA is that "later in the summer" of 2016 Wikileaks released the Russian weaponized DNC e-mails.
H. The unanimous assertion of FACT by United States Intelligence Community i.e., the CIA, the FBI, the DIA, and the NSA is that "later in the summer" of 2016 Wikileaks released the Russian weaponized Podesta e-mails. 40 Minutes after the release of the "Access Hollywood Tape."
I. The WHOLE premise of Wiki-leaks is they do not know and do not want to know where the information comes from. Wiki-leaks is, by their own assertion, "an innovative, secure and ANONYMOUS way for sources to leak information to journalists." They are supposed to be unbiased middle men.
J. While on the other hand the United States Intelligence Community i.e., the CIA, the FBI, the DIA, and the NSA are premised upon finding out who is doing the dirty deeds. And the United States Intelligence Community UNANIMOUSLY says the Russians stole the DNC e-mails, the Podesta e-mails and ran TROLL FORMS on Facebook and Twitter during the recent elections in SUPPORT OF Donald Trump's election!!
K. "1. During a dinner at the White House on Jan. 27, 2017,Trump asked for a pledge of "loyalty" from James Comey, then the F.B.I. director, who was overseeing the investigation of the Trump campaign." [items K1-T10 quoted from "An Article of Impeachment Against Donald J. Trump" _ New YorkTimes – by David Leonhardt - JAN. 28, 2018
L. "2. On Feb. 14, Trump directed several other officials to leave the Oval Office so he could speak privately with Comey. He then told Comey to "let this go," referring to the investigation of Michael Flynn, who had resigned the previous day as Trump's national security adviser."
M. "3. On March 22, Trump directed several other officials to leave a White House briefing so he could speak privately with Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, and Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director. Trump asked them to persuade Comey to back off investigating Flynn."
N. "4. In March and April, Trump told Comey in phone calls that he wanted Comey to lift the "cloud" of the investigation."
O. '5. On May 9, Trump fired Comey as F.B.I. director. On May 10, Trump told Russian officials that the firing had "taken off" the "great pressure" of the Russia investigation. On May 11, he told NBC News that the firing was because of "this Russia thing.""
P. "6. On May 17, shortly after hearing that the Justice Department had appointed Mueller to take over the Russia investigation, Trump berated Jeff Sessions, the attorney general. The appointment had caused the administration again to lose control over the investigation, and Trump accused Sessions of "disloyalty.""
Q. "7. In June, Trump explored several options to retake control. At one point, he ordered the firing of Mueller, before the White House counsel resisted."
R. "8. On July 8, aboard Air Force One, Trump helped draft afalse public statement for his son, Donald Trump Jr. The statement claimed that a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer was about adoption policy. Trump Jr. later acknowledged that the meeting was to discuss damaging information the Russian government had about Hillary Clinton."
S. "9. On July 26, in a tweet, Trump called for the firing of Andrew McCabe, the F.B.I.'s deputy director, a potential corroborating witness for Comey's conversations with Trump. The tweet was part of Trump's efforts, discussed with White House aides, to discredit F.B.I. officials."
T. "10. Throughout, Trump (and this quotation comes from the Nixon article of impeachment) "made false or misleading public statements for the purpose of deceiving the people of the United States." Among other things, Trump repeatedlymade untruthful statements about American intelligence agencies' conclusions regarding Russia's role in the 2016 election."
U. ADD to all that, icing on the cake, Trump's own inculpating words in the Oval Office to the Russia Ambassador, "I justfired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job," Mr.Trump said, according to the document, which was read toThe New York Times by an American official. "I faced greatpressure because of Russia. That's taken off." regarding the Comey firing and Trump is TOAST!!!!!!!
Those are FACTS and they are indisputable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own FACTs"
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