Call Trump’s Crime What It Is: Bribery



Eugene Robinson, Columnist Nov 7, 2019 5:03 PM

“Enough with all the Latin. ‘Quid pro quo’ is a namby-pamby, wishy-washy way to describe the crime President Trump clearly committed in his dealings with Ukraine. The correct term is bribery, and the punishment under federal law is up to 15 years in prison…

Federal law states that a public official is guilty of bribery if he or she ‘directly or indirectly, corruptly demands, seeks, receives, accepts, or agrees to receive or accept anything of value personally or for any other person or entity, in return for . . . being influenced in the performance of any official act.'”

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