In a new oped published today in US News and World Report, Free Speech For People Legal Director Ron Fein discusses the lack of legal meaning, and enforceability, of the word ‘collusion’.
“Collusion” is on America’s lips. Cable news personalities say it. The president can’t stop tweeting about it. But every time someone uses the word “collusion” to describe the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russians, the entire country gets collectively dumber. The word has no useful meaning and should be abandoned. Instead, we need to start using the words that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is probably using: “conspiracy” and “coordination.”
There is much that we do not yet know about possible criminal activity stemming from the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russian nationals. But we can have a grown-up discussion by using real words. It’s time to retire the worn-out and vacuous word “collusion” from our national dialogue.
Click here to read the full oped in US News and World Report.