N.Y. State Gericht verurteilt Trumps Wahlkampfleiter Manafort. Richterin Jackson fügte für Verschwörung gegen die USA durch illegales Lobbying im Ausland weitere 43 Monate zur Haftstrafe von 47 Monaten hinzu, die Manafort von einem Gericht in Virgina für Steuer- und Bankenbetrug erhielt. Manafort ist 69 und erhält damit 7,5 Jahre Haft.
Richterin Jackson wies darauf hin, dass die Behauptung von Manaforts Anwalt, mit dem Urteil wäre bewiesen dass es keine "Collusion" gab, sei eine unlogische Folgerung, da dies im aktuellen Verfahren gar nicht Gegenstand war.
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The question of whether anyone in Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or colluded with” the Russian government “was not presented in this case,” she said, so for Manafort’s attorneys to emphasize that no such collusion was proved, she said, is “a non-sequitur.”
Die ständige Erwähnung des Begriffs "Collusion" geschieht seitens der Regierung und ihrer Unterstützer bewusst, um von der relevanten und strafbaren Verschwörung abzulenken.
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“secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose; acting in collusion with the enemy.”
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The reason why the dictionary definition provides the clearest understanding is because collusion is not a legal term, according to a constitutional law scholar.
Michael Gerhardt, a constitutional law professor at the University of North Carolina, told ABC News that the vague nature of the term makes it confusing, which can be used to a political advantage.
"It's not a technical word. It's actually used, in part, to actually almost confuse people," Gerhardt said. "It's either used in two different ways: to almost confuse people, because there's no federal statute or code that uses this word, and then I think the other way it's used is maybe as a catch-all, an umbrella-like term that could encompass everything."
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Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for Trump, touched on the lack of legal meaning behind the word during an interview on "Good Morning America."
"Collusion, in and of itself, there's no crime of collusion," Sekulow said.
Gerhardt said that making such a point is an example "demonstrating why they use the word collusion because if you look for it in a statute, you won't find it."
By contrast, Gerhardt said that if the word "conspiracy" was used instead, that would carry greater weight and threat of legal consequences because it's defined as a very specific type of crime.
"One problem with using the word collusion," Gerhardt said, "is that it's not used in any statute and therefore it's not codified as a crime anywhere, and that's why they use it."
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