Trump said that he had seen a lot of “things” (crimes) in his life and had never called the FBI.
Well, duh, a crime family boss does NOT call the FBI over crimes they witness (and likely participate in).
But law-abiding citizens DO call the FBI when they witness crimes against Democracy.
Trump said that “everyone does it.” As corrupt as politicians are, no, they do not accept illegal campaign assistance. No major party presidential nominee has ever received even the offer of such illicit interference. In the 2000 presidential campaign, Al Gore’s campaign received illegal copies of George W. Bush campaign playbooks. They called the FBI and turned over the material UNOPENED. Gore, of course, went on to win the popular vote but lost the “election” because Dubya Bush had his brother (governor of Florida) and state campaign chair (secretary of state in Florida) suppress hundreds of thousands of lawful voters (who were scrubbed from voter rolls before the election and restored afterwards under a court order) and then sabotage a lawful recount under Florida law which was upheld in a 5-4 straight party line Supreme Court decision that was so flawed the Court ordered that it could not be cited as future precedent.
One thing is for sure, anyone who says “everyone does it” is doing it, and Trump advertised that he is open for business for any foreign invader who wants to help out (though I don’t think he will be so happy if China does the same thing for the Democrat that Putin did for him in 2016 and is gearing up to repeat in 2020).
And another thing is for sure, Republicans know they can only “win” “elections” if they employ massive voter suppression and enlist the assistance of hostile foreign adversaries because real Americans will not vote for them and the Russians and North Koreans know that Republicans will further those foreign interests in exchange for such help.
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