Collusion or Criminal Conspiracy?

The View from the Armchair

As mentioned previously, there is no statute specifically against “collusion” in the context of whether the Trump campaign collaborated with Russians to influence the 2016 election. As stated in today’s “The Hill” article titled Trump lawyer: Collusion is not a crime:

“For something to be a crime, there has to be a statute that you claim is being violated,” Jay Sekulow said in an article published in the December issue of the magazine. “There is not a statute that refers to criminal collusion. There is no crime of collusion.”

That’s correct, of course. The assertion that working directly with a foreign government to influence an election is not itself inherently criminal may be incorrect, though.

Working with a foreign government – in this case Russia – to benefit a campaign is a likely violation of 11 CFR 110.20, “Prohibition on contributions, donations, expenditures, independent expenditures, and disbursements…

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