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Old 04-10-2018, 12:53 PM
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:58 PM
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A former Repub strategist lays it all out.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fbi-ra...-life?ref=home
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His analysis is completely predictable. What about Hillary?
WTF. That's EXACTLY what the left and their friends in the media wanted to do with this subject in 2016:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b01ba68ac35072

The information became public on Tuesday, with the publication of the Trump Foundationís 2015 tax documents. The Victor Pinchuk Foundation gave $150,000 to the Trump Foundation in fall 2015 ― the only time it did so, according to Thomas Weihe, head of the Victor Pinchuk Foundationís board.

Pinchuk, a billionaire steel magnate who is a former member of Ukraineís parliament and son-in-law of a former Ukrainian president, has donated far more generously to Clintonís foundation, with gifts of $10 and $25 million. According to The New York Times, Pinchuk let the Clintons borrow his private plane, attended former President Bill Clintonís birthday party in 2011, and met with State Department officials several times while Hillary Clinton ran the agency.


Mueller and company have their nickers in a knot about $150,000. But this same guy gave the Clintons millions.
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:33 PM
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WTF. That's EXACTLY what the left and their friends in the media wanted to do with this subject in 2016:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b01ba68ac35072

The information became public on Tuesday, with the publication of the Trump Foundation’s 2015 tax documents. The Victor Pinchuk Foundation gave $150,000 to the Trump Foundation in fall 2015 ― the only time it did so, according to Thomas Weihe, head of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation’s board.

Pinchuk, a billionaire steel magnate who is a former member of Ukraine’s parliament and son-in-law of a former Ukrainian president, has donated far more generously to Clinton’s foundation, with gifts of $10 and $25 million. According to The New York Times, Pinchuk let the Clintons borrow his private plane, attended former President Bill Clinton’s birthday party in 2011, and met with State Department officials several times while Hillary Clinton ran the agency.


Mueller and company have their nickers in a knot about $150,000. But this same guy gave the Clintons millions.
You just made my point.

During the campaign, the Trump Foundation received a $150,000 “donation” from a Ukrainian billionaire for a video appearance by Trump. Michael Cohen, unsurprisingly, “solicited the donation.” There are a host of problems here. If this is actually payment for services, it is income for Trump and should have been reported as such. If diverting the money to the foundation was an attempt to evade taxes or banking laws, federal laws may very well have been broken. Federal campaign finance laws may also have been violated if this was in essence a way to help Trump’s campaign. (Foreigners are prevented from donating to a campaign.)...

It makes Hillary Clinton (who at least removed herself from the Clinton Foundation operation and stopped giving paid speeches once she began running) look like a Girl Scout.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...als-for-trump/
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Here we go again with the bullshit zombie contention that the Clintons personally pocketed donations to their charitable foundation.

https://www.charitywatch.org/ratings...foundation/478

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Trump isnít someone who played close to the line a time or two, or once did a shady deal. He may well be the single most corrupt major business figure in the United States of America. He ran scams like Trump University to con struggling people out of their money. He lent his name to pyramid schemes. He bankrupted casinos and still somehow made millions while others were left holding the bag. He refused to pay vendors. He exploited foreign workers. He used illegal labor. He discriminated against African American renters. He violated Federal Trade Commission rules on stock purchases. He did business with the mob and with Eastern European kleptocrats. His properties became the go-to vehicle for Russian oligarchs and mobsters to launder their money.

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A Brief History of Michael Cohen's Criminal Ties

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A former Repub strategist lays it all out.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fbi-ra...-life?ref=home
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"If Cohen had a lump of coal in his ass the moment those search warrants arrived, he could have popped out a diamond."

I dam near fell out of my chair when I read this.
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:41 PM
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"If Cohen had a lump of coal in his ass the moment those search warrants arrived, he could have popped out a diamond."

I dam near fell out of my chair when I read this.
I liked this even better:

Suddenly, Michael Cohen, the bag-walking, dick-swinging swagger-monkey wannabe thug attorney and consigliere for Donald Trumpís far-flung penile enterprises is scared.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fbi-ra...ld-trumps-life
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Today’s 5 Best Quotes From Freaked-Out Trump Sources, Ranked

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...es-ranked.html

5. Source: “Trump’s orbit”
Quote: “There was fear in Trump’s orbit that the president is liable to erupt in anger in coming days, escalating his attacks against Mueller at a time when his attorneys are negotiating a possible interview.”

4. Source: “several people close to Mr. Trump”
Quote: “Mr. Trump’s advisers have spent the last 24 hours trying to convince the president not to make an impulsive decision that could put the president in more legal jeopardy and ignite a controversy that could consume his presidency.”

3. Source: “a Republican close to the White House”
Quote: “He’s sitting there bitching and moaning. He’s brooding and doesn’t have a plan.”

2. Source: “a GOP operative close to the White House”
Quote: “He’s losing his shit,” the operative added. “We’re at a different level now.”

1. Source: “a former White House official”
Quote: “Jesus take the wheel.”

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