The Trump Campaign Says Exploiting Hacked Emails Is Free Speech


#21

Taping that conversation of Romney may or may not have been illegal. No charges were filed.
We will never know, most likely. I have seen arguments both ways.
Kind of like this.


#22

Innocent until proven guilty. He committed no crime.

Hacking emails is clearly illegal, however. No doubt about it.


#23

Yep. Whoever did it.
You suspect Trump?


#24

Not really.

Just pointing out the problem in your comparison.


#25

Why would the journalists be responsible? They didn’t do the hacking.


#26

You’re talking about a comment made to a group of people. It’s not the same as a hacked email.


#27

That’s not even the samething…how ■■■■■■■ weak…


#28

You’re complaining about nothing specific just lumping everything into a generalization. If there’s an illegal leak, produce the leaker. Hacked emails are very much illegal. As far as the Romney speech, if that was illegal prosecute the leaker. He’s been revealed. Get him.


#29

Well no…hacking emails is illegal…once released you enter into the wonderful of Information and you cant stop that.

See hacking emails, giving info of said emails to someone to help a campaign is illegal…

But you will try to spin this is some dumb fashion.


#30

It was a private meeting, not a public meeting. Yes, it is the same.


#31

If Trump or Stone hacked the emails, go for it. In many states recording private conversations without consent is also illegal.


#32

using the hacked emails in coordination is conspiracy.

you really didnt think i was going to go for that worthless bait right?


#33

There is an expectation of privacy at a banquet in front of hundreds of people? I think not.


#34

A camera secretly recorded Romney from a serving table at the edge of the room as he addressed an audience of 40 or 50 at the $50,000-a-plate event, delivering remarks that would make headlines four months later. Romney dismissed Obama supporters as entitled “victims.”


#35

It’s not the same galaxy. So pathetic.


#36

Are Trumps lawyers arguing they did the hacking? Jeesh


#37

Shouldn’t they be protected under the same law that makes stolen materiel accessible by the press.


#38

Hacking them is illegal, reprinting them or talking about them once they are disseminated isn’t.


#39

My mistake.

I don’t think there’s an expectation of privacy in a room of 50 people plus staff.


#40

So if fifty people were on those email chains, they didn’t have an expectation of privacy either, right?