3 thoughts on “Don’t settle for collusion when you can have a conspiracy

  1. WTF says:

    “The utter chaos and blatant corruption of Trump presidency is unprecedented : If Barack Obama had displayed such cavalier disregard for previous policy positions and total ignorance of basic facts, we’d be in the middle of Civil War II. Trump barely gets a shrug.” Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post (March 2, 2018) https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/02/robinson/

  2. 4 says:

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, a former adviser to President Trump, sold off millions of dollars in shares linked to the steel industry just a week before Trump’s bombshell announcement of steep steel tariffs. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/03/02/shortly-before-trump-announced-tariffs-his-former-adviser-dumped-millions-in-steel-related-stocks/?utm_term=.0cddfe97db24 Icahn served as special economic adviser on financial regulation to US President Donald Trump briefly in 2017, leaving amid concerns of conflicts of interest https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Icahn#Public_policy_and_economic_views
    “Trump ally reportedly in talks to earn $75 million if he could get the US probe into 1MDB dropped” https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/03/1mdb-trump-ally-elliot-broidy-tries-to-get-75-million-to-end-us-probe.html
    “The Securities and Exchange Commission late last year dropped its inquiry into a financial company that a month earlier had given White House adviser Jared Kushner’s family real estate firm a $180 million loan.” https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/02/sec-dropped-inquiry-a-month-after-firm-aided-kushner-company.html
    “Dark money group America First Policies is running a pro-Trump polling operation. Here is an inside look at its secretive work : The practice breaks with decades of tradition and raises concerns about potential coordination between the dark money group, the White House and the RNC.” https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/01/america-first-policies-dark-money-polling-for-trump.html

  3. 4theRecord says:

    “Black’s Law Dictionary defines collusion as “a deceitful agreement or compact between two or more persons, for the one party to bring an action against the other for some evil purpose, as to defraud a third party…” A conspiracy, on the other hand, is defined as “a combination or confederacy between two or more persons formed for the purposes of committing, by their joint efforts, some unlawful or criminal act, or some act which is innocent in itself, but becomes unlawful when done by the concerted action of the conspirators.” Got it? You can have collusion without having a criminal conspiracy, but you can’t have a criminal conspiracy without some sort of collusion.” https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a56338/trump-collusion-conspiracy/

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