Donald J. Trump’s got a million of ’em, idiotic tweets and assorted proclamations, that is.
He said this via Twitter early today, for example: Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn’t matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!
Whoa! Mr. President, it damn sure does matter.
Robert Mueller’s team of legal eagles is examining whether the president’s campaign “colluded” with the Russians who hacked into our electoral system and launched an attack on our democratic process. I get that there isn’t a statute that covers such activity; absent a statute, there can be no crime.
Is it right? Is it normal? Does this kind of activity keep faith with the notion that our system should be immune from this kind of interference?
And what about the very idea that a hostile foreign power would seek to influence a presidential outcome?
The notion that a major-party political campaign could have accepted, if not solicited, this kind of foreign intervention in a presidential election should send chills up the spines of those of us who want our electoral system protected from such activity.
Does it matter, then, that the Russians attacked us? Absolutely.
Does it also matter that there might be evidence that the Trump campaign cooperated with the attackers? Without question … yes!