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(THREAD) Yes, there is evidence within the public domain that Trump broke several laws. I know that many supporters keep yelling "No collusion" which to me is saying "No crime" since collusion isn't a crime, but there's evidence of multiple crimes w/out even seeing Mueller's hand
#1 - Obstructing Justice - There is little doubt that the President's actions to fire James Comey could easily amount to charges of obstructing justice. He admitted it in the Lester Holt interview, which he now implies may have been edited.
#2 Violation of Campaign Finance Laws - While not officially named a co-conspirator, Michael Cohen's plea agreement has uncovered that Trump is almost certainly an unindicted co-conspirator to 2 felony counts of campaign finance violations. Yes, he cheated the 2016 election!
#3 Michael Flynn Appears to have known about the Wikileaks hack prior to the Wikileaks hack:

Michael Flynn knew that the DNC hackers and a nation, in particular, were undertaking ‘cyber operations’ against the Democratic National Committee. How do we know that he knew this?
Because on July 15, 2016 he sent an email to an unnamed campaign communications advisor stating:

“There are a number of things happening (and will happen) this election via cyber operations (by both hacktivists, nation-states and the DNC).”
Note that he used the word “both” in his email, implying that the activists and nation-states were the ones undertaking the ‘cyber operations’ against the DNC. Within a week of this email being sent, Wikileaks dumped their first batch of hacked DNC emails to the public ...
embarrassing both the Clinton campaign and the DNC, and likely hurting Clinton’s presidential hopes.

If in fact Michael Flynn knew that these hacks were forthcoming and knew that a nation-state was behind them, yet failed to report this information to the FBI...
then it seems highly likely that Flynn and the Trump Campaign were involved in a conspiracy to propagate hacked information to the public.
While Michael Flynn is not available to comment, due to obvious reasons (he’s said to be cooperating with the Special Counsel), I was able to get in touch with his son Michael Flynn Jr. for comment:
Pretty vague statement. Like everything else, [I] would have to see context,” Flynn Jr. told me.

While he’s right that context is incredibly important here, there is no doubt that Mueller has the context of these conversations and a supporting witness, in Flynn, himself.
#4 - Donald Trump Jr. admits to breaking the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Late last year the media reported that Donald Trump Jr., who was acting on the part of the campaign, had received a direct message on Twitter from Wikileaks.
Within that message was a stolen or ‘guessed’ password that Wikileaks had obtained for a soon-to-launch anti-Trump website. The fact that this password was shared with Trump Jr. from Wikileaks wasn’t a crime in itself, although it certainly made it appear as if Wikileaks was...
working with the campaign. What would have been a crime, however, is if Donald Trump Jr. or any campaign member, used the provided password to access the website without permission from the website owners.
Well, guess what, thanks to the Democrats in the House Intelligence Committee, we now have direct evidence that such a crime took place, right out of the mouth of Trump Jr. himself.
“Guys I got a weird Twitter DM from [W]ikileaks. See below. I tried the password and it works and the about section they reference contains the next pic in terms of who is behind it.
"Not sure if this is anything but it seems like it’s really wikileaks asking me as I follow them and it is a DM. Do you know the people mentioned and what the conspiracy they are looking for could be?"
"These are just screen shots but it’s a bully built out page claiming to be a PAC let me know your thoughts and if we want to look into it.”
The words “I tried the password, and it works” is all that any prosecutor would likely need to charge Donald Trump Jr. with computer fraud, perpetrated by accessing information from a protected computer, or 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(2)(c).
#5 - We now know that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort knowingly took a meeting with a Russian spy named Natalia Vishnevskaya in order to obtain "dirt" on Hillary Clinton. This meeting proves that the campaign, at the very least, tried to work with Russia...
in an attempt to undermine our democratic election process. In other words, this meeting shows that there was a clear attempt to violate “18 U.S. Code § 371 – Conspiracy to commit an offense or to defraud the United States”.
When one then puts the fact that Roger Stone, a campaign advisor had been in direct contact with Guccifer 2.0 (the hacker of the DNC) and that Don Jr. was in contact with Wikileaks, writing “What’s behind this Wednesday leak I keep hearing about?" things point to a conspiracy.
So in conclusion, you can continue to deny a crime took place, but just examining all the pieces of evidence in the public domain, one can clearly see that there is already strong evidence of multiple crimes on the part of the President and his campaign (END)
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