Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Bit of funny theater in the report: It seems the Trump people at the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians didn't break the law because they didn't know what they were doing was illegal!

Just wow. I guess you can rob a bank now, as long as you don't know bank robbery is illegal. Has anybody considered the other side of this coin: That those people are all too stupid to hold positions at the White House?

Same goes for Obstruction of Justice: Trump issued obstructive orders several times, but the people around him refused his illegal orders. So no Obstruction charges? How about Too Stupid to Be President charges.


Whatever happened to "ignorance of the law is no excuse".
That's what countless judges have thundered from their lofty perch at countless perps when being arraigned and sentenced.

Apparently that thunder only exists at sea level, but not atop Mount Olympus, where the biggest criminals get to live. I guess it's not really thunder at all, just "swamp gas".
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