How is it possible for the host of network TV show to be so confused about such a basic legal concept?
On her MSNBC show today, Joy Reid asked MSNBC legal expert Danny Cevallos whether the payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal were “bribes.”
Cevallos managed not to laugh, gently explaining to Reid that “one of the key elements in any bribery case is government involvement. Citizens, regular private folks, can generally bribe each other. It’s a different issue if they’re extorting or blackmailing. That’s illegal. But it’s official conduct, it’s anything of value for some official conduct in return. That’s the critical analysis in any bribery case.”