Turley: 'People So Eager to Bag a Trump' They 'Grotesquely Extend' Crime Definitions
Professor Jonathan Turley said the president's critics are so eager to "bag a Trump" that their hunt extends the definition of a crime "well beyond its legal moorings."
Martha MacCallum reported the latest source of Trump criticism is a previously undisclosed meeting between the president and Vladimir Putin at a German dinner.
However, the White House responded by saying Trump got up from his seat to approach his wife who was assigned a seat next to Putin and his translator.
Trump apparently spoke with the trio for some time.
Turley, of George Washington University in Foggy Bottom, D.C., said Trump critics "reflect a level of hyperventilation we have in Washington now."
He said that collusion on its own is not a crime, but that any conspiracy involved might be.
Turley said that people will not like a world where "treason" is more broadly defined in that way.
He said that Trump has been accused of committing crimes, despite his alleged actions falling well short of what separates a crime from a political faux pais.
"People are so eager to bag a Trump that they are willing to take these crimes and take them well beyond their legal moorings," he said.
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