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The Trump Administration / Trump can't save Manafort
« on: August 14, 2018, 07:22:06 PM »
Robert Mueller’s Brilliant Strategy for Outmaneuvering Trump Pardons

 Andrew McCarthy at National Review is puzzled about Mueller’s charges for Manafort, calling it “curious” that he leaves out so many possible charges, including tax fraud and other forms of fraud. “These omissions do not make sense to me,” McCarthy writes. After reading the Papadopoulos plea agreement, and knowing that Manafort is reportedly an unnamed “high-ranking campaign official” in a series of allegedly incriminating emails, one might imagine a dozen other charges Mueller might be mulling.

McCarthy speculates that Mueller did not charge federal tax fraud because those prosecutions require the involvement of the Department of Justice tax division, which would have been an extra bureaucratic hurdle. I’d add that Mueller might have worried that any additional contact with the main DOJ carried a risk of leaks or obstruction. But for the other potential charges, McCarthy writes, “These [other] omissions do not make sense to me.”


The bottom line: If Mueller starts a trial on all of the potential charges, and then Trump pardons Manafort, Mueller will not be able to hand off the case to state prosecutors. And thus he would have lost leverage at the time of the indictment if he seemed headed toward losing the state prosecution as a backup.

Instead, Mueller wisely brought one set of charges (mostly financial crimes that preceded the campaign), and he is saving other charges that New York could also bring (tax fraud, soliciting stolen goods, soliciting/conspiring to hack computers). Mueller also knew that his indictment document on Monday would include a devastating amount of detail on paper without relying on any witnesses to testify, showing Mueller had the goods on a slam-dunk federal money laundering case. Then he dropped the hammer with the Papadopoulos plea agreement, showing Manafort and Gates that he has the goods on far more charges, both in federal and state court.

In other words Trump colluded with Russia in their dissemination of stolen material from Clinton

Omarosa: Trump Grabs Women, Had Preordained Knowledge Of Stolen Emails

As the battle between former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman and the Trump administration intensifies, Manigault Newman leveled many new accusations against the President in a Tuesday interview on MSNBC.

First, she told MSNBC’s Katy Tur that President Donald Trump “absolutely” knew about Hillary Clinton’s stolen emails before they were published by WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign. She offered no further details about how Trump knew.

She added that Trump frequently sexually harassed women in the White House, saying that: “He is very physical and would grab women and kiss them, unsolicited, any time, any day.”

On special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, she said that she has partaken in an interview with Mueller and that the Trump administration is very worried about the probe.

“They have been hiding things from the American people and have been being dishonest,” she said.

The Trump Administration / BREAKING: Trump's a racist
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:31:14 AM »

Insider trading is .. swamp-ish, no?

GOP Rep. Collins Arrested, Charged With Insider Trading By New York Prosecutors

Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) was arrested and indicted on federal insider trading charges Wednesday.

The charges, brought by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office, relate to securities of Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biotechnology company on whose board Collins served.

Collins’ son Cameron and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collins’ fiancée, were also listed as defendants.

Collins was the first congressman to endorse Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and has been a loyal defender of Trump’s agenda on Capitol Hill.

Anyone surprised?  I guess Trumpsters would be because they expected something different?

North Korea has not taken steps to denuclearize, John Bolton says

#TrumpRussia / Trumpsters
« on: August 05, 2018, 04:39:42 PM »

Gun control / Good riddance to a domestic terrorist organization
« on: August 03, 2018, 12:48:40 PM »
The NRA Says It’s in Deep Financial Trouble, May Be ‘Unable to Exist’

The National Rifle Association warns that it is in grave financial jeopardy, according to a recent court filing obtained by Rolling Stone, and that it could soon “be unable to exist… or pursue its advocacy mission.” (Read the NRA’s legal complaint at the bottom of this story.)

The reason, according to the NRA filing, is not its deep entanglement with alleged Russian agents like Maria Butina. Instead, the gun group has been suing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state’s financial regulators since May, claiming the NRA has been subject to a state-led “blacklisting campaign” that has inflicted “tens of millions of dollars in damages.”

In the new document — an amended complaint filed in U.S. District Court in late July — the NRA says it cannot access financial services essential to its operations and is facing “irrecoverable loss and irreparable harm.”

Specifically, the NRA warns that it has lost insurance coverage — endangering day-to-day operations. “Insurance coverage is necessary for the NRA to continue its existence,” the complaint reads. Without general liability coverage, it adds, the “NRA cannot maintain its physical premises, convene off-site meetings and events, operate educational programs … or hold rallies, conventions and assemblies.”

The complaint says the NRA’s video streaming service and magazines may soon shut down.

Music, Movies, TV, Art / Friday Tunes!
« on: August 03, 2018, 10:34:22 AM »
How about some *good shit* from the 80s?

#TrumpRussia / Paul Manafort is a messed up guy
« on: August 02, 2018, 04:27:06 PM »
Only the best people.. These are text messages from Paul Manafort's daughters cell phone

He is Creepy

“dad tapes it all”

“Poor mom”

“Dad is a sex addict”

“he has too many skeletons, he can’t have a public divorce.”

“the issue was he wanted her to WANT to have the group sex and got upset she didn’t”

“Has mom been tested for STDs?”

he has no morals

“mom thinks the power went to his head”

“with Ukraine”

“Right…that it has turned him into a moral-less ethic-less person”

“he is just power crazed…controling. obsessive.”

“He has no moral or legal compass”

“You know he has killed people in Ukraine? Knowingly”

“What?! No”

“Don’t fool yourself. That money we have is blood money”

#TrumpRussia / Get a load of Trumps tweets today?
« on: August 01, 2018, 02:52:33 PM »
Tweets of a desperate president begging his attorney general to stop a criminal investigation.   Sad!

#TrumpRussia / Crazy that GWB looks good in comparison
« on: July 31, 2018, 11:15:55 AM »

He's lying.. gauranfuckingtee he is lying about this, and this will be very important to the charges Trump faces.

Anyone disagree with me and believe Donald Trump about this  ???

and I quote:

"Just remember: what you’re seeing and what you're reading is not what’s happening." ~Donald Trump

#TrumpRussia / Removed from the White House transcript
« on: July 25, 2018, 10:09:54 AM »
When Trump gave Putin a BJ at the press conference in Helsinki, Putin said something which the White House removed from the transcript:

“Did you want President Trump to win the election?”

#TrumpRussia / Do Trump supporters support Russias backing of Trump?
« on: July 23, 2018, 11:52:21 AM »

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