Democrats need to begin using the right word: Extortion
Nov. 5, 2019 4:21 pm
By Thom Hartmann A...
The favorite phrase in the media right now is "Quid Pro Quo," which is Latin for "this for that." but in the law there is a different word for what Donald Trump and his buddies did: Extortion. The Hobbs Act provides a 20 year prison sentence for anybody who tries to get any "thing of value" while "under color of official right." In other words, using your political office to threaten or promise benefit or harm to somebody else or another country, like Ukraine, in exchange for their doing something for you which has value, like helping you in the election. Democrats need to begin using the right word: Extortion.