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Everyone should understand that "willful ignorance" of a crime is NOT (I repeat NOT) a defense to aiding and abetting it under federal law. So Trump's willful ignorance of the Russian crimes he was briefed on in August 2016 is NOT (I repeat NOT) a defense. time.com/5518947/donald…
1/ "Analysts who prepare Trump’s briefs, and the briefers themselves, describe futile attempts to keep his attention by using visual aids, confining some briefing points to two or three sentences, and repeating his name and title as frequently as possible."

This is a *disgrace*.
2/ "What's most troubling, say these officials and others in government and on the Hill who've been briefed on the episodes, are Trump’s angry reactions when he's given information that contradicts positions he has taken or beliefs he holds."

This *won't* save him from the law.
3/ "[At a briefing on the] British Territory of Diego Garcia, Trump asked two questions: Are the people nice, and are the beaches good? 'Some of us wondered if he was thinking of the security issues in an important area, or whether he was thinking like a real estate developer.'"
4/ "In a briefing on South Asia, Trump’s advisors brought a map of the region from Afghanistan to Bangladesh. Trump, they said, pointed at the map and said he knew Nepal was part of India, only to be told that it is an independent nation."

This is *not* an Onion article excerpt.
5/ Then (same briefing): "When Trump [looked at the map of South Asia and] said he was familiar with Bhutan and knew it, too, was part of India, his briefers told him that Bhutan was an independent kingdom."

Still *not* an Onion excerpt. But it *is* a sign that Trump's a danger.
6/ Proof of my claim (that Trump is a danger): Trump repeated North Korean propaganda about its nuclear program even *after* U.S. officials went to *extraordinary* lengths (building him a toy model of the nuclear facility in question) to get him to understand and relay the truth.
7/ This TIME piece is a warning from our top security officials, yet there is *no question whatsoever* most of us will ignore it by continuing to pretend this man is something other than a clear and present danger to our security and the health and well-being of all our families.
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