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One minor note on the Democratic intelligence memo: Trump referred to it as "very long." It's 9 pages with lots of redactions.
On with @chrislhayes in a few minutes. Talking Trump tweets. What else.
col·lu·sion
kəˈlo͞oZHən/
noun
"secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others."

Goldstone: The documents “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father,”
Don, Jr." "I love it."
Arrogant, sloppy, bad on the details.

Gave broad guidance to subordinates without knowing any specific details.

This is why RICO was created and used.
In high school, in NY, I worked for the Italian mob (in a spectacularly un-cinematic way). I sold fireworks on Canal street for "skinny Vinny." I was a waiter at several mob-owned restaurants.

These guys, many convicted later, were a lot like Trump.
Dear Pro-Trump twitterers. Just as an exercise, please defend Trump without mentioning Hillary or Obama. Try it, once. Let's see what you come up with.
There was collusion. Full stop.

Trump, Jr.'s email encouraging Russian help was colluding.

Trump's request to hack HRC was colluding.

There is surely more.

The only questions:
- What, specific, laws were violated?
- What will Congress do?
@blakehounshell In short, the public record includes all the information needed for a strong RICO case.

I think Blake is falling into a trap that many others have, imagining that collusion requires Trump explicitly agreeing to a quid pro quo arrangement.
@blakehounshell We have, now, proof of:
- a massive Russian conspiracy.
- frequent Russian attempts to engage the campaign.
- a campaign eager to engage those Russians.
- A long history of Trump Org business with Russians that seem possibly illegal and, therefore, compromising.
I really like @blakehounshell's writing (and his dad's! One of the most important business historians around) but I think Blake is overly skeptical in his skeptical take on collusion.
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