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19. Why isn't anyone calling this by its correct name?? "SOLICITATION of a bribe"
Wed Nov 27, 2019, 11:53 AM
Nov 2019

It is much easier for people to intuitively understand that "solicitation of a bribe" is a crime, is morally objectionable, and is harmful to the public, rather than "attempted bribery", which (incorrectly) sounds like a mere attempt at a crime.

"Solicitation of a bribe" is and sounds like a crime. It is a crime regardless of whether the thing of value was ever received. People understand this.

"Bribery refers to the offering, giving, soliciting, or receiving of any item of value as a means of influencing the actions of an individual holding a public or legal duty. [...] Solicitation of a bribe also constitutes a crime and is completed regardless of whether the solicitation results in the receipt of a valuable gift."

Here, Trump was soliciting a bribe by asking Zelensky to give him something of persona value (i.e. announcement of Biden investigations on CNN) in exchange for carrying out the duties of his office (i.e. sending the earmarked military aid to Ukraine). There is plenty of evidence of all of the above. Case closed.

[Reposted from a few days ago. https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=12719031]

He's full of it. Attempted Bribery is Bribery. cureautismnow Nov 2019 #1
Matt Schlapp OliverQ Nov 2019 #2
Matt Schlapp brucefan Nov 2019 #3
i hate Matt Schlapp ... hate hate hate him hate him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! trueblue2007 Nov 2019 #25
Schlapp made no sense at all C_U_L8R Nov 2019 #4
As soon as his piggy face appeared on my TV The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2019 #5
Ugh! smirkymonkey Nov 2019 #14
HA! That fuckface is a GOP asshole. BigmanPigman Nov 2019 #6
I don't get why Melber gives these fools any airtime Blaukraut Nov 2019 #7
If Melber would call him out on his lies, the truth 42bambi Nov 2019 #26
Dear media: If you talk to Republicans with no pushback on their lies, you help them lie. BuffaloJackalope Nov 2019 #8
Matt Schlapp is the scum of the earth. badhair77 Nov 2019 #9
And I'm being kind. badhair77 Nov 2019 #11
Fascists don't like Democracy Kid Berwyn Nov 2019 #17
The "spontaneous" protest. They seem nice. Yeah, be best, guys. badhair77 Nov 2019 #20
They helped shut down the recount. Kid Berwyn Nov 2019 #22
And I will scorn them forever. badhair77 Nov 2019 #23
Ari lets them talk gibraltar72 Nov 2019 #10
Most of the time that's a good way to expose the liars. 42bambi Nov 2019 #28
SCHLAPP?!?!? Founding member of the Brooks Brothers Riot? Moostache Nov 2019 #12
aka a fucking moron malaise Nov 2019 #13
MSNBC watchers don't need to listen to this quatch bullshit Soviet-Trumpspeak Mr. Ected Nov 2019 #15
Schlapp is a dickbag. n/t NCLefty Nov 2019 #16
Doesn't matter whether or not it's successful or not Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2019 #18
Why isn't anyone calling this by its correct name?? "SOLICITATION of a bribe" Alithea Nov 2019 #19
Maybe all those people know what they're talking about. (nt) ehrnst Nov 2019 #21
Maybe, but it looks like a constitutional scholar says the same as me Alithea Nov 2019 #30
Can you tell me where in all those that they say "everyone is wrong" to call it bribery? ehrnst Nov 2019 #31
They refer to the bribery count as "solicitation of bribery" n/t Alithea Nov 2019 #32
No, that's not saying all those others are "wrong," to call it attempted bribery. ehrnst Nov 2019 #34
Whatever Alithea Nov 2019 #35
Another non-answer. ehrnst Nov 2019 #36
Or even more accurately, extortion Cosmocat Nov 2019 #33
fuck schlapp spanone Nov 2019 #24
I'm really surprised MSNBC have schlapphead back on. He's an enabler. OnDoutside Nov 2019 #27
Matt Schlapp has the distinction of being the only Republican whose name tells you Atticus Nov 2019 #29
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