The criminality alleged in this story is—if true—unsubtle and unambiguous, directly related to the president’s conduct as president and concerning matters of great import.
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On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee released a batch of transcripts and materials collected from nine witnesses whom the committee interviewed over the course of its investigation into Russian election interference—specifically, its investigation into the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting that Donald Trump, Jr. attended hoping for compromising information on Hillary Clinton.
A law-nerd analysis of whether Donald J. Trump Jr. violated the CFAA based on his recently-disclosed e-mail.
Below is an excerpt from a piece that appeared on our Foreign Policy feed earlier today.
President Trump has given his reasons why he does not worry, nor should we, about Donald Trump, Jr.’s meeting with Russians. He has not long been in politics, Mr. Trump says, but he knows it’s not a “nice” business. Anyone in that line of work would have taken the meeting and reviewed the information tendered—just “standard opposition research”—on the Hillary Clinton.
Is It A Crime?: Russian Election Meddling and Accomplice Liability Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
There’s been a lot of bad news for the Trump team this week. Shocking revelations regarding a meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort and someone they believed to be a representative of the Russian government currently dominate headlines.
Most of the speculation about possible crimes that might have been committed has centered on possible violations of campaign finance law. But another recent story highlights a different possible form of criminal liability: violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
The Trump White House’s key defensive wall has developed some major cracks.
Ever since the first revelations of L’Affaire Russe, President Trump and his defenders have insisted that there’s no evidence of “collusion” between Russian operatives and either the Trump campaign or the candidate himself.