Collusion May Not Be A Crime But Criminal Conspiracy Is A Criminal Offense

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From VOA:
Trump: ‘Collusion Is Not a Crime’
July 31, 2018 10:09 AM, by Ken Bredemeier
U.S. President Donald Trump declared Tuesday “collusion is not a crime,” as he continued his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into links between between his 2016 campaign and Russia.

Trump echoed comments by one of his lawyers, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, about collusion not specifically being an offense in the U.S. legal code. Trump added that it “doesn’t matter,” because his campaign had not colluded with Russia.

Even without collusion being a criminal offense, U.S. legal analysts say Mueller is likely investigating a possible conspiracy, a criminal offense, to connect with a foreign government to influence the election and probing numerous ties Trump campaign aides had with Russian interests. Trump has reluctantly acknowledged Russian interference in the election, but has called the investigation “a big hoax” to explain…

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