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Donald Trump’s Lawyer Thinks That Illegal Activity Is Not…Illegal

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Apparently, doing something illegal is no longer illegal, according to Jay Sekulow, the lawyer of the President of the United States, Donald Trump. By that logic Sekulow claims, even if the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, it is not illegal because collusion is not illegal. What?! While speaking to The New Yorker, Sekulow explained his convoluted logic.

“For something to be a crime, there has to be a statute that you claim is being violated,” said Sekulow. “There is not a statute that refers to criminal collusion. There is no crime of collusion.”

Yeah, OK, so just because collusion is not, by itself illegal, some of the things that happen while someone or some people are colluding are prosecutable. For example, if a Trump campaign member colluded to secure “dirt” on opponent Hillary Clinton, then that is prosecutable. Or if anyone aided, abetted or advised any Russian on what information they should steal from the Democratic party, then that would be prosecutable. Funny, I feel like we’ve been talking a lot recently about how the Trump campaign had a secret meeting with Russian officials to secure damaging information about Clinton. Maybe I read that in the news or something………

So far, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has not implicated Trump directly, but further inspection might determine whether or not Trump obstructed justice through firing former FBI director James Comey over his investigation into Michael Flynn, who recently plead guilty to lying to the FBI about a conversation he had with a Russian ambassador. However, another one of Trump’s many lawyers, John Dowd, has attempted to place the President above the law by claiming that he can not be guilty of obstructing justice since the President is the highest-ranking lawmaker.

“President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution’s Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case,” said Dowd.

Doesn’t that just sound reminiscent of something President Richard Nixon once said?

“Well, when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal,” said Nixon, in 1977 during an interview with David Frost. And we all know how it ended for Nixon – an impeachment charge for obstruction of justice and a resignation from the presidency before he could be charged.

Something is obviously happening. It might take a little bit more time before we see the full picture, but if we are patient, I think whatever Robert Mueller will be well worth the wait.


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