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Goldberg: Don't overestimate Trump's ability to knowingly collude with Russia

Goldberg: Don't overestimate Trump's ability to knowingly collude with Russia

Despite the indictment of 13 Russian professional social media pranksters who worked to tip the 2016 election to Donald Trump, I remain somewhere between skeptical and agnostic on the question of whether or not Mr. Trump knowingly and secretly colluded with the Russians to win the election.

We'll come back to those important qualifiers — knowingly and secretly — in a moment.

But first, a word about conspiracy theories: As a rule, they will almost always let you down.

The conspiracy theories that capture our imagination usually depend on false assumptions about how the world works. They rely on the idea that government (or some other large organization) is both profoundly...

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