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The news cache of texts between State Department officials and an aide to the Ukrainian president confirm that Trump knew what he was doing — extorting Zelensky — was a crime. salon.com/2019/10/04/tro…
Sondland’s claim on text that there’s no quid pro quo is like texting your drug dealer with, “Just to be clear, I am merely giving you money. And the drugs are just a gift. This is, in no way, a ‘drug deal’.”

Sure, buddy.
By frantically claiming a quid pro quo is not a quid pro quo, Trump and his buddies nicely demonstrate that they know full well their behavior is illegal. Just like trying to flush the cocaine shows you know you weren’t supposed to have it.
Trump’s schrick is to be brazen about his crimes in order to trick you into thinking he’s too dumb to know they are crimes. But this ham-fisted attempt at a cover-up shows he knows full well that what he does is criminal.
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