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You'd think that after the stupid Russian collusion story was dismantled by the recent Mueller report, people would be a little more careful with such paranoid allegations, but here we go...





> after the stupid Russian collusion story was dismantled by the recent Mueller report

Hardly anyone has actually read the full 400 page report. And "collusion" has a specific legal meaning which can easily be skirted by a whole raft of plausible deniability methods - Mueller is a stickler; he's almost certainly not going to say "collusion" happened unless he has definitive proof that would hold up in court.


The story was hardly dismantled. A number of people have actually pled guilty and been jailed for crimes as a result. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/2/20/17031772/m...

None have plead guilty or sentenced for collusion or collaboration with Russia. They have been convicted for lying to federal officials or some such offense.

>You'd think that after the stupid Russian collusion story was dismantled by the recent Mueller report

Not true at all. No one except the DoJ and probably white house have seen the Mueller report. They do all they can to prevent people from seeing this supposedly exonerating report.


You mean the Mueller report that hasn't been released yet?

Yes, but this twitter convo between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump Jr. is pretty damning. https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/930228239494209536

What's so damning about that convo? Try reading that conversation with the assumption that WL is a neutral party that wants to advance its own interests:

- leak more documents(Trump tax returns)

- get more publicity(asking Trump Jr to retweet/push their stories and lead viewers to their site)

- fight allegations of partisanship(publish anti-Trump documents)

How else would you approach Donald Trump Jr in this conversation? You need to give him some reason to help you.




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