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Wed Sep 14, 2016, 02:33 PM

 

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 15 USC 78dd-2

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/78dd-2

(a) Prohibition
It shall be unlawful for any domestic concern, other than an issuer which is subject to section 78dd–1 of this title, or for any officer, director, employee, or agent of such domestic concern or any stockholder thereof acting on behalf of such domestic concern, to make use of the mails or any means or instrumentality of interstate commerce corruptly in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment of any money, or offer, gift, promise to give, or authorization of the giving of anything of value to—
(1) any foreign official for purposes of—
(A)
(i) influencing any act or decision of such foreign official in his official capacity,
(ii) inducing such foreign official to do or omit to do any act in violation of the lawful duty of such official, or
(iii) securing any improper advantage; or
(B) inducing such foreign official to use his influence with a foreign government or instrumentality thereof to affect or influence any act or decision of such government or instrumentality,
in order to assist such domestic concern in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person;
(2) any foreign political party or official thereof or any candidate for foreign political office for purposes of—
(A)
(i) influencing any act or decision of such party, official, or candidate in its or his official capacity,
(ii) inducing such party, official, or candidate to do or omit to do an act in violation of the lawful duty of such party, official, or candidate, or
(iii) securing any improper advantage; or
(B) inducing such party, official, or candidate to use its or his influence with a foreign government or instrumentality thereof to affect or influence any act or decision of such government or instrumentality,
in order to assist such domestic concern in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person; or
(3) any person, while knowing that all or a portion of such money or thing of value will be offered, given, or promised, directly or indirectly, to any foreign official, to any foreign political party or official thereof, or to any candidate for foreign political office, for purposes of—
(A)
(i) influencing any act or decision of such foreign official, political party, party official, or candidate in his or its official capacity,
(ii) inducing such foreign official, political party, party official, or candidate to do or omit to do any act in violation of the lawful duty of such foreign official, political party, party official, or candidate, or
(iii) securing any improper advantage; or
(B) inducing such foreign official, political party, party official, or candidate to use his or its influence with a foreign government or instrumentality thereof to affect or influence any act or decision of such government or instrumentality,
in order to assist such domestic concern in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 02:47 PM

1. Trump's campaign solicited contributions from EU Parliament members & did it again after being told.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 03:19 PM

3. Has that been proven?

 


Or was it the result of a prankster signing up with their email address on the trump campaign site?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 03:31 PM

4. BBC and WaPo find it credible

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 03:40 PM

5. Neither of those articles establishes the Trump campaign knowingly sent those emails

 


The BBC article proposes a guess that it was from poorly-culled email lists.

What evidence has there ever been that these emails were intentionally sent by the Trump campaign, as opposed from being sent to purchased email lists or by persons pranking the site?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 04:02 PM

6. It looks like carelessness IMO

If he were really soliciting donations from British politicians, he'd have chosen other ones. Natalie McGarry is a Scottish Nationalist, left-wing and ardently pro-Remain: one of the last people whom anyone would seriously expect to donate to Trump. And Roger Gale, though a rather right-wing Tory, is a Remain supporter, and not really in the Trump supporter mould. If Trump were really trying to solicit British donations, he would target UKIP supporters.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 02:50 PM

2. Show us the tax returns, Trump. Come clean on who you owe money to.

Either you are running for money or running for the country. It can't be both. If you want more to believe it is the latter, then release the tax returns and expose your debt structure.

See the Newsweek article for more tangled foreign connections.

http://www.newsweek.com/2016/09/23/donald-trump-foreign-business-deals-national-security-498081.html

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