For many months, Donald Trump has been reminding us that there was no collusion between anyone in his campaign and Russia. More recently, the unredoubtable Rudy Guillianni and other surrogates have switched their pitch to “collusion is not a crime.”
The American Heritage dictionary (Fourth Edition) describes collusion as “acting together secretly to achieve a fraudulent, illegal, or deceitful purpose; to conspire.” Since conspiracy is a crime and is a synonym of collusion, it’s a bit of a stretch to suggest it is not a crime,
We should also note that conspiracy and 30 other synonyms for collusion include deceit, graft, scam, racket, con game and bunco (as in bunco squad), just to name a few.
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