Professor Alan Dershowitz says that there’s no statutory violation whatsoever with regard to Trump & Russia collusion. Watch the whole thing. It’s completely devastating to all of the impeachment hopes being peddled by the mainstream media these days.
I have to say that I’ve always given Dershowitz a tremendous amount of credibility. He has a brilliant legal mind and is extremely good at explaining these complex legal issues in such a way that simpletons like me can understand them. Even better, he manages to put politics aside while doing it.
It’s fascinating to me because, like Carlson, I had never really thought about the question of what specific crime would have been committed even if it were proven that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. When we discuss this topic here at RVS, I’m not sure we’re all talking about the same thing.
You know, it makes me think that most of us who have debated this issue are as confused as Carlson appears to be on the video. We all argue about whether Trump or his associates “colluded with Russia”, but what does that mean?
If someone asks me what I think needs to be proven to show “collusion with Russia” on Trump’s part or his campaign’s, I mean that the accusation means they directly conspired with Russian agents to hack the DNC servers and Podesta’s Gmail account. The hackings were criminal acts and any US person who assisted in carrying them out or helped plan them would be guilty of conspiracy.
I’ve been confidently saying that there’s nothing to these allegations because there has been zero evidence that anyone on the Trump campaign had anything to do with the hacking. That Roger Stone knew what Wikileaks had often gets brought up, but Wikileaks didn’t carry out the hacking. Neither did Stone. There’s absolutely nothing illegal about Stone knowing what Wikileaks was going to release. That seems to be more in line with what Dershowitz is speaking about.
Do any of you think that Trump or any of his associates had anything to do with the hacking, rather than the leaking? I’m under the impression that there’s been a misunderstanding between us because some of you will show that Trump’s people knew of the leaks and claim that’s collusion while I’m more interested in the hacking.
What would you consider to be a crime there that Dershowitz doesn’t? Even if it’s not criminal, would finding out that Trump somehow colluded with Russia (or that his campaign did and he knew about it) lead you to vote against him in 2020? Would it change anything for you at all with regard to your opinion of Trump?
I agree with Dershowitz’s points about Comey’s firing and likely obstruction wholeheartedly. Those conform with viewpoints I’ve heard elsewhere and I don’t doubt that Trump is quite safe as far as that goes. What I really wonder about is how you guys define “collusion with Russia”.