Did Tricky Donald go too far? Did he commit espionage?
I didn’t think it was possible, but Trump went too far. Of course, I have said that every time he spews forth lies, accusations, and vitriol — but this time is inexcusable. Prior to today he’s said a lot of irreprehensible things, most of which shows he isn’t a good candidate for POTUS, but doesn’t really give a solid reason to remove him from the candidacy.
Today is different.
Trump, via a press conference, asked Russia to provide all of Hillary’s 30,000 missing emails with an undertone of "if you haven’t hacked her yet, hack her now."
This reeks of espionage.
Defnition via Wikipedia:
Espionage (colloquially, spying) is the obtaining of information considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information.
However, Tricky Donald knew he had to be very careful in how he made this request. Since the Russians have hacked into the DNC server, it goes without saying that they have hacked into other places. Trump merely asked them in a rather nonchalent way, "Oh, by the way, if you have Hillary’s missing 30,000 emails, please turn them over" with a promise of a reward should they do so. Unfortunately for us, fortunately for him, this is not espionage. If you read between the lines, it is. But reading between the lines is not proof.
Is this not enough to understand the Trump is dangerous and not fit to be holding the top seat in the United States?
I am now officially terrified, not just saddened and repulsed, but terrified, by the thought of Donald Trump becoming President of the United States. He would love to become the US version of Putin.
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(FYI…. In my personal opinion, though, I don’t think there is jack shit in any of the deleted emails. There is no evidence at all to the contrary. Nothing scandalous happened during her reign as Secretary of State.)
Credits for items used in creating the image above.
Spy versus Spy cartoon characters: Mad Magazine.
Trump caricature: Unknown. Only reference is available here and says "Trump Caricature on Piratest"
Putin caricature: Fred Harper
Hillary caricature: Manoj Sinha