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    Thread: A year with some good detectives taught me that often WHAT ISN'T SAID is the actual tell. And note what isn't discussed between....

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    David Simon

    ...Trump and Comey. At no point does Trump make any concerted effort to discern whether or not Russia did in fact attempt to interfere...

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    David Simon

    ...in the election. Indeed, he notes that the claim has created a cloud over his governance -- so he can scarcely say that it isn't...

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    David Simon

    ...of real concern to him; his concern is premised in this meeting. Yet, he doesn't inquire as to what Comey and the FBI is yet discerning..

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    David Simon

    ...about Russia's role. He doesn't even do so as a means of disparaging the claim. (i.e. "I'm sure you're finding out that there's nothing..

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    David Simon

    ...to the claims of Russian interference, right?" It. Doesn't. Come. Up. In this regard, I am reminded of every innocent and guilty man...

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    David Simon

    ...I ever witnessed in an interrogation room. The innocent ask a multitude of questions about what the detectives know, or why the cops...

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    David Simon

    ...might think X or Y or whether Z happened to the victim. The guilty forget to inquire. They know. An old law school saw tells young...

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    David Simon

    ...trial lawyers to remind their clients to stay curious in front of a jury. There's a famous tale of a murder case in which the body of...

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    David Simon

    ...the defendant's wife had not been recovered yet he was charged with the killing. Defense attorney tells the jury in final argument...

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    David Simon

    ..there's been no crime and the supposed victim will walk through the courtroom doors in 10 seconds. 30 seconds later the door remains...

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    David Simon

    ...shut. "Ok, she isn't coming today. But the point is all of you on jury looked, and that my friends is reasonable doubt. You must acquit."

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    David Simon

    Jury comes back in twenty minutes: Guilty. Attorney goes to the foreman: "I thought I had you." Foreman: "You had me and ten others. But...

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    David Simon

    "...juror number 8 didn't look at the door, he looke at your client. And he didn't eye the door, he was examining his nails."

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    David Simon

    Even when he was completely alone with Comey, Trump didn't look at the door. He eyed his nails. It's an absolute tell.

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    David Simon

    Why? Because Trump already knows that there is some fixed amount of Russian interference on his behalf, and possibly, collusion as well.

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    David Simon