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Nothing illegal (Original Post) Watchfoxheadexplodes Nov 2018 OP
I screamed at the tv too bluestarone Nov 2018 #1
Conspiring to give a $50 million condo to Putin and lying about it is legal? Jarqui Nov 2018 #2
It's actually kind of subtle... Wounded Bear Nov 2018 #3

Jarqui

(9,788 posts)
2. Conspiring to give a $50 million condo to Putin and lying about it is legal?
Fri Nov 30, 2018, 10:16 AM
Nov 2018

I didn't realize that.[/sarcasm]

Wounded Bear

(57,711 posts)
3. It's actually kind of subtle...
Fri Nov 30, 2018, 10:22 AM
Nov 2018

Continuing business dealings during the campaign is not, by itself, illegal.

Bribing foreign officials to do the deal is.

Lying about it to Congress is. Lying to the special counsel or the FBI about it is.

Lying to the public is kind of a squishy area. Yeah, Nixon's impeachment charge included lying to the people, but it's not forgone that he would have been convicted on that specific count. Nixon bailed because they had much more serious charges than that.

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