The View’s Sunny Hostin had to take Meghan McCain to school for a refresher course on “collusion vs. conspiracy”, explaining that President Donald Trump is emphasizing the former to fool Americans into ignoring the latter, which unlike collusion, is a prosecutable crime.
“The intelligence committee has a duty to investigate whether this campaign of Trump’s colluded with Russia,” said Ana Navarro, kicking things off. “The oversight committee, I think, should do what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is saying they should do, and what you guys are saying: follow the money.”
“Collusion is not a crime, though,” interjected McCain. “It makes me angry as well. I think if you collude with a foreign adversary, you know the problem I have with that. But it is not a crime.”
“But conspiracy to collude is,” chimed in Hostin. “That’s why Trump is using that, that’s why he’s saying, ‘collusion, collusion, collusion, there’s not going to be collusion,’ because he’s duping the American people.”
“Textbook, it’s not a crime,” Hostin continued. “But conspiracy with a foreign government is.”
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