Saturday, November 16, 2019
U.S. Code 201(b)(2)(A):
(b) Whoever ... (2) being a public official ... directly or indirectly, corruptly ... seeks ... anything of value personally ... in return for: (A) being influenced in the performance of any official act ... shall be fined under this title ... or imprisoned for not more than fifteen years, or both, and may be disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.
U.S. Code 201(b)(2)(A) - - entitled "bribery" - - specifically makes it a crime for a public official even to just "seek" a bribe.
That's all the evidence needs to show.
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