Up. Identified. Lase. Fire. On the way.
There is a "thing" in persuasion science called "leading and pacing." One does this in order to prep the "target" of one's persuasion to accept a future state. As Trump does this quite a bit, I can't help but wonder if his comments about the subject of the OP ('accepting info") is more than a troll and/or not at all a mistake; it's leading and pacing to form public opinion to accept investigations into HRC's actions."Trump said it."
Trump talked about a future hypothetical and got the head of the FEC to opine. Many think Weintraub was speaking about Trump (and perhaps she was), but it also "set in stone" a marker for an investigation of HRC. Weintraub quoted USC about "soliciting, accepting, or receiving" being a crime; I can't help but wonder if HRC & campaign knew this and thus thought it essential to use so many cut-outs; she and her posse could claim nothing that was done was done with "foreign entities."
I could be wrong; have been in the past. But my sense of all this is that something much bigger is in play; something the persuasion angle seems to confirm.
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