Ex-FBI Chief of Staff Demolishes Trump Team's Latest Defense: 'Collusion Is a Crime'


President Donald Trump and his circle have been spreading the idea that collusion is not a criminal act as evidence mounts that Russia colluded with U.S. persons to sway the election for Trump.

Former FBI chief of staff Chuck Rosenberg explained that such collusion is a crime. The Trump team just isn't realizing the word for the crime isn't "collusion."

"Collusion is a crime," he said Monday on MSNBC's MTP Daily. "We just happen to call it something else. We call it conspiracy, but it is absolutely a crime."

"You probably won’t find the crime bank heist in the criminal code," Rosenberg explained. "But bank robbery is a crime too, and so I am sort of perplexed that it has come down to synonyms."

Rosenberg took a shot at Trump's legal team for its seeming ignorance, suggesting they find a new client.

"If these folks don’t know that collusion and conspiracy are synonyms for one another and this is a legal strategy, then they might want to consider changing horses in this race," Rosenberg said.

Watch the clip below:

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