Donald Trump’s TV lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, dismissed the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia by saying that collusion is “not a crime.”
So, colluding with a foreign adversary in order to influence the outcome of a presidential election is not a criminal act? I suppose that obstructing the investigation to see if collusion occurred in violation of federal election laws, is also not a crime.
But if colluding with Russians to influence an election is not a crime, why does Donald Trump keep saying and tweeting “NO COLLUSION”? Why deny collusion if collusion is not a crime?
I guess a presidential candidate paying hush money right before an election to keep a porn star and Playboy bunny quiet about having had extramarital relations with him is not a crime.
Richard Nixon said to David Frost in an interview, “When the president does it, that means it is not illegal.”
So does that mean that nothing Trump does is a crime? Perhaps he was right when he said during his campaign that he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and not lose a single vote,” would not be a crime now that he’s president.
He sure is making America great again. For him, anyway.