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collusion

The secret activities of people who work together to do something dishonest

Collusion is a noun that refers to clandestine cooperation between individuals, often for fraudulent purposes. The word carries a conspiratorial connotation as collusion is predominantly used for illegal or deceitful purposes and carries a sense of illicit agreement.



Collusion is a term prevalent in the study of economics whereby rival companies cooperate for mutual benefit at the expense of other firms, or the market itself. Collusion has been deemed illegal in many countries including the US, Canada and across most of the European Union.

Reports have suggested that President of the United States Donald Trump requested that two senior members of the American government’s top intelligence agencies publicly deny complicity between his 2016 election campaign and Russia. He apparently asked the Director of National Intelligence, Daniel Coats, and the Director of the National Security Agency, Michael Rogers, to dispute the notion of collusion between his administration and Russian officials. This came after the news that the former FBI Director James Comey was fired after the bureau launched an investigation into the alleged collusion. President Trump told ABC News: “There is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself, and the Russians, zero.”

collusion

the secret activities of people who work together to do something dishonest

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