Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said on CNN's Anderson Cooper when asked if Donald Trump was a Russian asset.
His answer was - "It's possible" saying that is why the counterintelligence case was opened.
Much to do will be made about him being a so-called "known liar" (without mentioning the 8,000+ documented false and misleading statements made by Trump). But, that isn't really true is it? The FBI IG said he didn't tell the truth about leaking information to the media. McCabe disputes this. Since there has been no trial to determine who is right, he must be presumed to NOT have lied.
Beyond that, however, even if McCabe had lied, all that is needed to substantiate his claims in THIS case is corroborating evidence about the things he said led the FBI to open an investigation on Trump. Guess what, there is plenty of that to go around.
As to the term "asset". That doesn't mean Trump is a willing or even knowing participant; that has yet to be determined. All it means is that the Russian are using him to their advantage. Nothing more than that.
I'd have to say that Trump is less of an "asset" than the tens of thousands of people that repeated the "fake" posts the Russians put on social media. Or that believed them, for that matter.
Perhaps we should open an investigation into everyone that re-posted one of the posts from Russia? We would absolutely find a whole myriad of crimes, from both the posters and anyone connected to them, if we did!
None of them are sitting in the Oval office pretending to be the President of the United States. HE is the only one that matters for this issue.
And that is true. Stupidity has never been outlawed (in reference to those who pass on the fake posts).
Ah. The job one holds determines whether they should follow laws or be investigated for Russian influence then.
Can't say I agree with that. Not for a moment.
Use your head, Wilderness. The president is not just another person and if ANYONE ought to follow laws, he should - and this one doesn't.
BTW, when is the last time you sped and broke the law?
As far as I know Donald Trump has broken no laws since taking office. Or before, either - I have yet to see him convicted of anything, anywhere. In that respect the claim that he doesn't follow laws is no more true than the comment that he is only pretending to be president.
When you say things like that any truth you might have alongside the lies are lost in the fog. You might want to consider that - when you wish to belittle someone you might want to stay away from false statements. The only thing they accomplish is to make YOU look small.
The last time I was issued a speeding ticket was in 1974, when the entire nation suddenly went to the "double nickel". You?
Unfortunately, you are incorrect wilderness, here's just one law Bozo Trump has broken and it's ONLY our constitution, the ORIGINAL Anti-Corruption law: When you accept gifts and or money from foreign countries which includes our enemies, you have committed a crime against the United States according to the highest law in the land:
This is just ONE example of many this clown has perpetrated and he should have been imprisoned for it immediately after he was sworn in as this nightmare of an impostor president:
"Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump Can Go Forward, Judge Says"
https://www.npr.org/2018/11/03/66393306 … judge-says
Unfortunately, any president (that's pretty much all of them in the last 100 years) that owns a share of stock in any country operating internationally has violated that clause, when interpreted as you do. As no other president has been considered a criminal as a result, neither can Trump.
Yes, I know there are multiple lawsuits by idiot liberals claiming Trump did this or did that. Fortunately that does not indicate guilt; it indicates that some people prefer to use our justice system to further their political goals. Just like the travel ban that was challenged and that SCOTUS found quite all right.
I expect Trump will fight, and we will pay the cost of, dozens of lawsuits over the next 6 years and beyond. It is what our political system has become; if you don't like something, SUE! If you have no chance of winning that's all right; If nothing else perhaps you can drag it out until the whole thing becomes moot, just like the insurance companies do when denying needed treatment. It is a tried and true tactic: sue over anything President Trump does as an impediment to his performing his lawful duties.
OWNING stock is NOT a direct payment of money from foreign entities as Bozo Trump receives through properties that slapped his name on them and furthermore, all prior REAL presidents who pledges allegiance to the USA, had divested to AVOID even the appearance of committing a criminal act against our constitution:
There are very good reasons WHY a sitting president, even an absurdly incompetent, incoherent public communist russian appeaser such as this one, are PROHIBITED from receiving gifts and money from foreign countries including our enemies, and you are finding out those reasons in SPADES almost every day:
And President Trump doesn't get the money in his hand, either. It goes to a company he owns, just like it does when you are but one of thousands of owners.
No, they didn't divest themselves of all stock ownership. They, just like President Trump, but it all in a blind trust.
But there are people everywhere who will find any "appearance" they wish to; anything to belittle someone they have decided, against all reason, that they don't like. They will make up any story they think can aid in their false accusations, anything they think can spread the hatred they feel.
Honestly, I don't even know how to respond to this so I'll just reiterate the fact that Bozo Comrade Trump is in violation of our constitution as no other president has in our history, by accepting money from foreign countries including we must assume, our enemies which leads to bribery and other unlawful influences over our oval office, especially when we're talking about a less than brilliant 72 year old:
"And President Trump doesn't get the money in his hand, either. It goes to a company he owns, just like it does when you are but one of thousands of owners." - LOL
You didn't know Trump is the sole or principal owner of the Trump organization?
Make up your mind - he either owns it ALL, not a single share of stock outstanding, or he does not. If he is not then he is exactly what I said - one of thousands of owners.
"<Trump> raised $140 million from the public in the IPO of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, which owned his business interests in Atlantic City and elsewhere."
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/donal … 2015-07-22
A rather hateful, spun article, but there it is - you don't make an IPO unless you are selling stock; stock which someone else buys and then owns a share of the business. Seems he is NOT the sole owner of it after all, but rather another stockholder just like thousands of other people.
I hope you're kidding wilderness: Aside from Donald Trump's disastrous casino bankruptcies which cost New Jersey Billions, along with his other defunct business failures which clearly document a history of his ineptitude, his blatant constitutional crimes of receiving money through properties that bear his name from foreign countries STILL stand and it is an unlawful violation of the original anti-corruption law called the "Emoluments Clause":
Could this be one reason WHY the Trump's seem to cuddle up to a corrupt nation and prince which most intelligence agencies claim is responsible for the apparent slaughter of a reporter:
"Saudi-funded lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s hotel after 2016 election"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics … 626e70a505
As if you didn't know, TO is an LLC whose only known member is - wait for it - Donald Trump.
Odd. What is an IPO? And how does that tie in with a public offering of stock? How does that public offering relate to a LLC?
Sigh, just a little googling would have gotten you out of your quandary.
From your link:
"In 1995, Trump took another major step towards financial stability, launching a publicly traded company for the Trump casinos, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts."
Which, sigh, seems exactly what I said. It is a publicly traded corporation, with thousands of owners.
Why didn't you read the whole article, Wilderness? If you had, you wouldn't have written that comment. Go back and try again. Read the words prior to "One of the things they TRIED to do was ..." or something like that.
I did. It started out as a simple company, owned by the Trumps. And eventually it went public with an IPO (stock offering), wherein the public became co-owners, in order to raise much needed cash.
I'm having a hard time understanding your reluctance to accept that the stock for (at least some of) Trump's holdings is sold publicly on the exchange. You gave a link that plainly states it is a publicly traded company. I gave one about his Initial Public Offering, when he went public.
So we've both provided links showing that at least the hotels and casinos have stock available for public purchase. What's the problem with accepting that?
He isn't one of thousands of owners. And as CEO of Trump Organization, the laws of the state of NY are clear: He is the sole responsible party for all of Trump Organization's actions.
Thank GOD our courts still seem to require hard care facts during jury trials and when the "Trump Tribunals" begin which must be very soon, I hope wilderness is prepared to demonstrate with REAL evidence and exhibits how the "Trump Org" somehow Miraculously MORPHED into a publicly traded entity when in fact it never did:
No president is supposed to own ANY company while they are paid by taxpayers as a public servant. He lied about turning over his business to his children.
When he was asked last year why he didn't do that, he said his children were not capable of managing it.
Also, every president (or candidate) has released his tax returns for the last many decades, yet #TruitorTrump will not.release his. There is no doubt in my mind (and most of the country's) that he is hiding his monetary ties with the Russian oligarchs.
There is a reason as well why no American bank would loan Trump money for a very long time and he could only borrow from Deutsches Bank, which is now under investigation by both German and American authorities.
Here's just one Russian tie in broad daylight: I'm confident Trump followers have probably never read this before now: I wonder WHY a filthy rich Russian would pay 95 million for a property worth about 40 million?
"Why did a Russian pay $95M to buy Trump’s Palm Beach mansion?"
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-wor … h-mansion/
Because he wanted it real bad?
You can make up any number of reasons, but I'm sure you are quite aware that simply asking the question and waiting for someone else to answer it does not show any sort of evidence of wrongdoing. Not even a tiny bit; anything you imagine is just that. Imagination, nothing more.
I told you Wilderness was funny, didn't I. Don't you know that he is just pulling y'all's leg. He knows everything he is saying is a simply sharpshooting and shouldn't be taken seriously.
He wanted a badly damaged mansion that was uninhabitable? We do not sell US real estate to Russians so they can amass billions in US property.
We do not sell real estate to Russians? Chinese own 19.2 billion in U.S. real estate. Do you have a problem with that?
What about Russia being an adversary do some not get? In 2016 Russians got caught hacking into our election via Putin's RT and Guccifer 2. You bet I have a problem with any foreigner who thinks they can usurp MY voting rights, Why don't you?
Sorry but no matter which country is involved, when they caught at it and the CIA's John Brennan (ret.) and FBI James Comey (fired by Trump) both met in the WH with McConnell, Ryan, VP Biden and Obama to provide hard evidence of Russians attempting to overthrow our election, they are punished by sanctions.
Now, why did Trump REMOVE those sanctions ONLY for Derepaska 2 months ago and in that same week, Derepaska gave him the information that as Trump stated, "the wall will be "see through."
The only company that developed metallic glass that is transparent is Derepaska's. His metals, aluminum and steel company developed that metallic glass last year.
Trump made a deal in 2015 that if he was elected (with the help of the Russians) he would build that wall and Derepaska would supply the materials.
Rig a US election and you don't get any rewards.
Uhh...the topic was renting some 500 rooms (that WAS the claim) to somebody that was claimed to use Saudi money to pay the bill. It has nothing to do with selling property to Russians.
Really? So why not sell it to an American? Why a Russian? Are Russian the only ones Trump can sell real estate to? That you have to make up excuses for Trump's wrongdoing we now ALL saw during the Cohen testimony, only proves how many corrupt men in this country are hot to normalize corruption and call it "business." Dirty business right?
"So why not sell it to an American?"
Because none wanted it at that price?
"Why a Russian? "
Because a Russian wanted it and would pay top dollar?
"Are Russian the only ones Trump can sell real estate to? "
Probably not - I'm fairly sure he has sold real estate to other nationalities, and I'm positive he has purchased from other nationalities. Including Americans.
Really, Ewent, you have to realize that asking such foolish questions and not getting the answer you want is not a reason to make up nefarious dealings in your own mind.
"Trump's wrongdoing we now ALL saw during the Cohen testimony"
Yeah - we saw that when Cohen declined to produce any evidence of collusion, stating only that he had "suspicions". You have those too, but that does not indicate guilt of anything but an active imagination.
He has not sold real estate in the US to any other foreign buyers but Russians. At this very moment, he is allowing the Russian oligarch who took part in the murder of 2 Russian dissidents to lease and entire suite in Trump Tower in Manhattan.
How do I know? I live in NJ and have neighbors who work in NYC. Unless you live in NY or NJ,you don't get to tell us what little you really know about Trump.
Right! Only NJ residents know about Trump, and they know everything there is to know. Would you care to publish his tax returns for the last 10 years?
It's hard to imagine a more inane statement.
Boy, you really know how to write a non sequitur don't you Wilderness.
You write first ""Trump's wrongdoing we now ALL saw during the Cohen testimony" - which is all very true.
Yet you follow that with "Yeah - we saw that when Cohen declined to produce any evidence of collusion, stating only that he had "suspicions". - QUESTION, when did Cohen way a word that "collusion" is the extent of Trump's wrongdoing. I saw him rattle off a series a crimes and NOT ONE OF THEM was collusion.
Don't you care about all of those other crimes? Why not.
"You write first ""Trump's wrongdoing we now ALL saw during the Cohen testimony" - which is all very true."
Ummm - you apparently failed to see the quotation marks; that was a quote from Ewent.
"I saw him rattle off a series a crimes and NOT ONE OF THEM was collusion."
Maybe he did - I wouldn't know. That he could not verify collusion was all I read (and verified), and I certainly wasn't interested enough in the political shenanigans of Congress, or more lies from someone doing their best to cause the president harm, to actually listen to what was said. I'm still not, but I will say that when Trump is convicted of that "series of crimes" in a court of law I WILL be interested. Presumably he will be impeached and removed from office from them - simple impeachment by a gaggle of Democrats that don't have a clue what it means to cast a vote from their own conclusions and conscience won't mean any more than Cohen's accusations.
Since Hitler was never "convicted" for genocide, are you saying you are not interested in the accusation he committed genocide? Interesting.
How many times have I seen the inane and ridiculous comparison to Hitler.
This is why I swore off discussions of Trump - the haters have nothing of value, just really off the wall accusations of Trump and anyone that doesn't hate as they do.
You have a great day, Eso, and try not to overfeed that monster inside; if you aren't careful it will consume you rather than those you hate so badly.
Let me help by asking a different question:
Since Hillary was never "convicted" for having classified information on her personal email server, are you saying you are not interested in the accusation she committed that crime?
That is much better than my Hitler analogy. Thanks.
Ivanka was caught using her private email server for government business, but as Trump said publicly "that is different." I don't think either Ivanka or Hillary was proven to have classified information on their personal servers, so what was so different?
Ivanka and Daddy also were caught violating the NY state Martin Act when they lied about the value of the stock in that Soho Real estate project of theirs.
Hillary had a right to classified information since she had WH security clearance. Ivanka has NO WH security clearance and neither do her brothers.
Kushner who got WH security clearance not from the government by his father-in-law, may have committed conspiracy to commit treason for handing over classified nuclear technology to the Russians and the Saudis.
None of the 44 other presidents EVER allowed family members to view classified documents, unless like RFK, they were given a cabinet job,
To make matters worse, Kushner, Ivanka and her 2 brothers are all involved in Trump Organization, a for profit business of Trump's. As such, Trump Organization is well known to have done business in Saudi Arabia and Russia.
As you can see, it doesn't matter. Some people are masters at performing the mental gymnastics required to maintain their big beautiful wall of denial.
Like I said in another thread, I look forward to his defense of the shooting on 5th Avenue. I have no doubt it would be forthcoming, even if it happened right before his very eyes.
Trump is not that stupid. He uses others like they are disposable Kleenex tissues. For over a decade, whenever he wanted an "enemy" or competitor out of his way, he just sent out his Chief of Personal Security, Killer Keith Schiller to do the dirty work Not that Schiller carried out Trump's dictates. He sent out his small army of beefy well paid thugs to do it for him.
I would love to see the invoices to Schiller and those Schiller paid to do Trump's dirty work.
As Cohen testified under sworn oath last week, Trump paid a lot of people to "fix" his bad boy messes
What in the world does the testimony by the FBI the Clinton committed a crime have to do with Trump?
When did the FBI ever say Clinton committed a crime?? Is this your alternate universe speaking?
Aw, c'mon Eso. You aren't still pretending that having a private server was legal, OR that the FBI did not say there was classified information on it? You aren't really that far gone as to try and change history in order to vilify Trump.
You, Wilderness, said the FBI said Clinton committed a crime. Are you lying? If not, show me the quote or else admit you are wrong.
Also, what Clinton may or may not have done wrong has exactly NOTHING to do with what Trump is doing wrong. There is no nexus except in your mind.
Also, again, we are not talking about anything else but your claim " "I'm [you] still not, but I will say that when Trump is convicted of that "series of crimes" in a court of law I WILL be interested. "
Why can't you draw the line between that statement and PrettyPanther's question about YOUR statement "Since Hillary was never "convicted" for having classified information on her personal email server, are you saying you are not interested in the accusation she committed that crime?"
OR My question about YOUR statement that since Hitler (which caused you to deflect) wasn't convicted of genocide either, are you saying you are NOT interested in that?
We are just trying to clarify what you say you believe.
It's Trump supporter game known as "Hillary and/or Obama did it too!"
Wilderness won't show you where I posted that, because it's all in his mind. Show me the lines from my post. I'm not stupid enough to be a Trump suck up. Not when we in NJ are still paying off 6 of Trump's bankruptcies.
So tell us Wilderness, why did Trump hire so many undocumented workers here in NJ at his hotels and casinos and his Bedminster golf course if he doesn't want immigrants coming to work in the US?
Tut tut Wildy. Don't bother to deny. I SAW those immigrants at the Taj Mahal.
There you go deflecting far away from the point. Who was comparing Trump to Hitler, although their personalities are similar.
We were talking about your willingness to "I'm still not, but I will say that when Trump is convicted of that "series of crimes" in a court of law I WILL be interested. " weren't we. THAT is what I was asking about. Given this statement, then I can only surmise about you is "Since Hitler was never "convicted" for genocide, are you saying you are not interested in the accusation he committed genocide? "
BTW - we hate Trump (actually I don't, you can't hate the dangerously mentally ill) because he hates America and is only out to destroy us and make him and his family even more wealthy.
Why do you LOVE Trump? Why do you want to see harm come to America?
"Why do you LOVE Trump? Why do you want to see harm come to America?"
Wrong question. The right one is why you are asking such inane, foolish and misleading questions?
Again, that's why I swore off discussions of Trump; because all that comes out is stupidity such as this.
Face facts. Ignorance is not an excuse to hide a criminal mind. Do you think for one second Cohen was not coached by Mueller and the SDNY on what he could and couldn't testify to?
Cohen had to decline some evidence because it is in the hands of Mueller and the SDNY who are still following up on it
Stop supporting a white collar thug like Trump Unless you've lived in NY or NJ, you do not have ANY idea who he really is.
He thought occupying the WH would mean he could be the most powerful business man in the world. He's deluding himself.
He is all about denials. He considers his denials to be "law." He's wrong. So is Sekulow, Conway and the rest of his so called legal "fixers."
You heard like we all did Trump say that Cohen was like a "son to me." Sure. Trump is a pimp who uses those around him for only HIS benefit.
Trump got a money laundering fine here in NJ at the Taj Mahal after he was warned 3 times to cease and desist. You want to deny that one too?
Your denials make a fool of your posts. Trump is a worse mobster than Gotti ever was. We in NJ know that. Why you don't is a mystery.
No wrongdolng!!!! Where have you been? Did you miss at least a half dozen video clips where Trump claimed he "never did business in Russia," "Never had any projects in Russia" and "has no plans for any projects in Russia?"
Did you hear Cohen's sworn testimony that Trump's dream was to build a Trump Tower in Moscow? Did you miss that Trump wrote 11 checks to pay Cohen back for the money Cohen illegally paid to 2 women who both testified under oath that they slept with Trump?
When is it imagination that 22 indictments have been issued by Mueller? 4 guilty pleas and now Trump's best friend, Roger Stone, is also about to go to prison for being in on the theft of DNC emails to "get dirt on Hillary."
The more people like you protect Trump, the more it proves that some very criminal.minds want to allow any low life bum to be president.
We have laws in this country. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime
"Did you hear Cohen's sworn testimony that Trump's dream was to build a Trump Tower in Moscow?"
You are aware that wanting to build a tower does not mean that one was built? Does not mean there are/were any businesses in Russia?
"Did you miss that Trump wrote 11 checks to pay Cohen back for the money Cohen illegally paid to 2 women who both testified under oath that they slept with Trump? "
Not sure what that could possibly have to do with renting hotel rooms to foreigners. Can you explain your thinking - how is that connected?
"When is it imagination that 22 indictments have been issued by Mueller?"
And not a single one concerns Trump. Again, can you explain the reasoning (or lack thereof) that produces anything like guilt of Trump from indictments of other people? I mean, I know it's a popular method of assigning guilt where there is none, but surely there is some reasoning behind that - something beyond simple hatred of our President?
"You are aware that wanting to build a tower does not mean that one was built? Does not mean there are/were any businesses in Russia?" - LOL - then why did Trump and his lawyers suborn perjury by having Cohen lie about it. Face it, you are a #TraitorTrump-lover through and through, Wilderness. That can be the only explanation for keeping your head in the sand.
It is WELL DOCUMENTED that Trump is a micromanager of the worst kind and NOTHING goes on in Trumpworld without him knowing about and approving it. Save for the Russians (maybe) virtually everyone indicted or going to be indicted reported to Donald Trump. And THAT is how the guilt transfers.
I suppose you would excuse John Gotti if the only people indicted and put in jail were his lieutenants. You, know doubt, would die trying to protect him like you are Trump.
"then why did Trump and his lawyers suborn perjury by having Cohen lie about it."
Please give an address for the Trump Tower in Russia, anywhere in that country, if you think there is one.
"then why did Trump and his lawyers suborn perjury by having Cohen lie about it."
Why did Trump tell Cohen to lie about Trump doing business in Moscow? Your "give me an address" refrain is sort of ridiculous isn't it? Where do you get the idea that you NEED an address in order to be doing (or trying to do) business with the Russians. You are simply being obtuse - worse, on purpose.
You're the one insinuating Trump built a tower in Russia. Although you haven't provided an address for it yet, or provided proof of any other significant business dealings either (he probably rented a motel room sometime in the past somewhere in Russia). Someone is being obtuse, refusing to acknowledge their own posts, but it isn't me.
When did I EVER insinuate that Trump built a tower. You just made that up. Why?
And while you get around to not answering that question, you still haven't answer the REAL question - "then why did Trump and his lawyers suborn perjury by having Cohen lie about it."
That's what Jake claimed, and what I responded to. When did you change the topic to whatever it is you're discussing?
" the REAL question - "then why did Trump and his lawyers suborn perjury by having Cohen lie about it."
You do understand that stating you are ignorant of an answer yourself (a REAL one, not one you make up) does not mean you get to dig into your imagination for excuses to bash Trump.
If you know a shred of anything about real estate, you know you would never buy a piece of FL property with a delapidated mansion on it that was badly damaged by a hurrricane.
When Trump bought that piece of property, that mansion had not been damaged by that storm. He bought it for $45 million and sold it for $95 million to the No. 2 wealthiest oligarch in Russia, Rybolovlev.
But as anyone in NY City would tell you, Trump also sold an entire floor of his Trump Tower in Manhattan to his little Russian buddy, Derepaska, Putin's covert prime minister.
Only if you live in some wilderness where the unregulated militias practice anarchist warfare from watching too many episodes of the anarchist TV program, you'd know that the REAL REASON Rybolovlev, Kisylyak and Derepaska bought real estate in the U.S. was for the power of ownership of U.S. land and property.
The other reason Trump never mentions why he went on a real estate selling spree when the Rybolovlev property was sold (and by the way, it is uninhabitable since it is so badly damged) is because Trump defaulted on 6 bank loans and was so broke he had to offer the sale of his yacht to the banks. They refused it.
He only managed to squeak out of that one by borrowing the $285 million he owed to banks from the only bank in the US who would lend him the money: Deutschebank. The very bank in 2013 that got the largest US fine for laundering Russian money. The following year, Trump was also fined for money laundering.
It is now under investigation as to how Trump's 2013 money laundering at the NJ Taj Mahal Casino is tied to Deutschebank.
Sorry but the more illegal precedents this maggot in chief is allowed to pull off, the more our laws mean nothing and we can all follow suit and do as much illegal business as Trump. Happy now?
But be honest. Isn't that what the right wing anarchists have been spoiling for? A country with no laws? Dodge City all over again?
lol, I sure hope for Bozo's Trump's sake that isn't the legal defense at the tribunals because there are plenty of much more attractive properties on the market, properties where he would have not been required to OVER PAY by approximately 100%:
Maybe the Russian chose Bozo because he was just the right kind of "SELLER": so to speak:
That was Rybolovlev, a Russian oligarch. That property in Florida had been seriously damaged by a hurricane. In fact, it was supposed to be declared uninhabitable.
But Trump money buys whatever he wants, especially since he own Mar-a-Lago a resort in FL.
What Rybolovlev was after was the same thing Kisylyak and 2 other Russian oligarchs were after, setting up Russian ownership of US real estate.
That is still an open case in FL that has more ramifications since FL's Gov. ignored the sale entirely.
Not to worry, the new SDNY AG has Trump's tax returns and Trump has zero authority over state courts and state laws.
He only infuriated the SDNY when he attempted to try to insist he has the pardoning power at the state level. He doesn't.
Manafort was dumb to request a change of venue from VA federal court to NY. Now, Trump has not authority to pardon him.
The one thing that really nabbed him was that document he signed which his long time lawyer released to the SDNY showing he signed off stating Trump Organization had donated tens of thousands to dozens of charities when the charities all said they never received a dime from Trump Organization's Trust.
FEC rules are specific. So is the emoluments clause where a president cannot do business using the office of the presidency. None of 44 other presidents attempted to violate the emoluments clause.
None of 44 other presidents were ever accused of money laundering, bilking charities or defrauding students like Trump at Trump University.
What does it take for Trump supporters to realize they are living in some "alternate reality?"
Your funny, Wilderdess. That's like saying "as for as you know Hitler didn't exterminate the Jews".
At the very least he is very likely guilty of federal campaign violations as a conspirator with Cohen. That one is just waiting for him to leave the presidency and get indicted on it. Then there are a few investigations by the SDNY and the State of NY AG into Trump's campaign, businesses and foundations (which has already agreed to a plea deal, I think). Oh yeah, now Trump's inaugural committee is under investigation for a multitude of potential crimes.
And then there is Trump U which settled for defrauding a whole bunch of people. Or how about all of those workers and suppliers he stiffed over the last several decades. You are correct, Trump has never been tried and convicted (he either settles or goes bankrupt), but then neither was O.J. Simpson - at least of a double murder.
As to so-called "false statements", I didn't make any, yet Trump issues 11 a day, on average, but for some odd reason, you don't mind that. Why is that??
Considering he was named Individual-1 as an non-indictable co-conspirator in a felony case where Cohen pleaded guilty, I'd say that was proof he committed a crime to get elected.
Lots of people will say that, yes. Because a single individual said so - no need for evidence, no need for a trial, no need for anything but a single unsupported claim of malfeasance.
Accepting such as proof is one of the biggest things wrong in our gullible population. If we don't like them they are guilty until proven innocent.
There is literally audio of Trump telling Cohen to make the illegal payment. When the guilty man's own words are not proof enough for his followers, we call that complete brainwashing.
What payment? To quieten what's-her-name? That contract was not illegal.
(A link to the recording would be nice. Something not shortened or "modified".)
So weird that Cohen is going to jail for something that was not illegal then. Do people often plead guilty to not crimes? OH, that's right, Trump said it wasn't a crime, so you believe him. Like I said, brainwashed.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administra … o-felonies
Is Cohen going to jail for making a payment, the so-called "hush money"? No - he is going to jail for using funds improperly.
Yet your complaint was that Trump told him to make a payment. Do you see the difference, or can you not detect the difference between paying someone with legal funds and doing so with illegal funds?
The size of the payment Individual-1 (Trump) directed Cohen to make, one made to directly influence the campaign by silencing Daniels and MacDougal, was what made each transaction a felony violation of campaign finance laws. It could have been in pennies Trump had been saving since he was a kid and it still would have constituted a crime.
Trump is heard on audio tape ordering Cohen to commit these felonies on his behalf.
How would you know if he has? He isn't a stupid man. He knows what to keep secret and what to Tweet.
He came into office with a 2013 money laundering fine from FinCEN of the US Treasury. He was warned 3 times to stop the money laundering in the NJ Taj Mahal Casino. He refused and got a $10 million fine.
He also continued to keep monies he was collecting from dozens of charities, one of them a veterans charity when the SDNY banned Trump organization from taking money for any future charities and he got another fine. That was in 2018. During his presidency.
The worst is that Trump has had so many back pocket judges in NY who put other mobsters in prison for the same things they let Trump get away with.
Why else would he want Kavanaugh on the SC? He chose Gorsuch because of his connections to Big Oil. But, Kavanaugh is another matter entirely.
Here in NJ, Trump's union employees sued him for back wages he owed. Kavanaugh was the judge hearing that case. He ruled in Trump's favor.
It cannot also be a coincidence that Trump in 2017 was in an awful hurry to replace federal judges.
Look at how many have gotten caught in lies for Trump. If he didn't have something to hide, they wouldn't need to lie for him.
No US court will accept Conway's version of "alternate facts."
The job one holds should be already within Constitutional laws. What kind of individual takes a job and then has to ask if following the law is valid?
Most of us in the NY/NJ Metro area have far too much Trump knowledge to not be able to put the players in the Trump jigsaw puzzle together.
Lavrov is on his way to Viet Nam to meet with Trump and KJU of North Korea. Why? Kliminik and Trump's "good friend" as Trump himself called him, Roger Stone, were meeting in 2016 during the election. Coincidence? Who is the link to Roger Stone?
All Americans want the assurance when we vote there is NO foreign influence. Anyone who runs for office in the US knows the FEC rules.
Hey, they're still doing it. I hate to say that I have relatives and friends dumb enough to keep at it, but I do. Every now and then I remind them of what they are doing, but hey, everybody can't have an IQ over 100, I guess.
This assumes that Trump doesn't make his own decisions about who he wants to associate with.
Can Russians really "use" Trump with all we know about his ability to micro manage everything in his life?
I don't consider Trump anyone's asset but his own. But then, I do live in NJ and his reputation in the NY/NJ Metro area precedes him.
"Is the Sitting President, Donald Trump, a Russian Asset?"
I have one question in regards to your original question.
What do you feel Russia has gained in the past two years under the Trump presidency? We the citizens have paid for an investigation to make an attempt to uncover any wrongdoings that Trump may have with Russia. Why not wait to see the report. Oh, forgot we know have the Dems proceeding with a new investigation. Guess we now will have to await the outcome of that one...
Are you manipulated by advertisements? Have you EVER bought something because you saw an ad for it?
Everybody is subject to propaganda, those that lack critical thinking abilities often fall for it, those that have it sometimes fall for it.
If wishes were fishes you guys who desperately want to believe Trump is guilty, without evidence presented yet, and want to believe he's a lying Russian agent would have sushi for life by now.
What does it say about the rule of law in the United States when the GOP in Congress won't support impeachment proceedings against a man who committed two felonies to get elected?
Has he been tried or convicted of committing 2 felonies? I hadn't heard that. Not sure how I could have missed it, if true.
Impeachment is the process by which a legislative body levels charges against a government official. It does not mean removal from office; it is only a statement of charges. Considering the southern district of NY basically named Trump as an Non-indictable co-conspirator due to his election to office, impeachment is the process to determine his guilt.
Lol. I didn't ask what impeachment was. I'll check into your claim. If he has been convicted of two felonies I'll agree that he should be impeached. If not, it'll still be wishful thinking on your part.
Since people are not sure that a sitting president can be indicted, impeachment is the process used to determine if elected officials should remain in office. Once out of office, he could be charged and tried for his crimes. In this instance, Trump has been named as a co-conspirator to the crimes Cohen was found guilty of by Cohen, and by the audio tape where you hear him order Cohen to make the payments on his behalf.
Valeant: If there was ever an EMERGENCY Crisis to Indict a sitting president this is it in SPADES: DOJ "Policy" doesn't dictate who can or cannot be indicted for crimes, our constitution does, whatever's left of it and this utter INSANITY that the so called leader of the USA could quite conceivably be under the thumb of our arch enemy Vladimir Putin according to top intelligence agencies is nothing less than SHOCKING:
You can't have it both ways ; either impeachment is the leveling of charges or it is a trial to determine if those charges are true (determination of guilt)
Factually and technically, the House impeaches (levels the charges) and the Senate determines guilt. They are separate.
That a district of NY named Trump as a conspirator means nothing in this context, and is not an impeachment. Only the House of Representatives may "impeach" (level charges) of the president. Not a state, not a district, not a member of congress, not the public. Only the House, and they do not determine guilt - only make accusations.
" It is the constitutional process, not the conviction or removal from office, whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate."
“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”
Article II Section 4 US constitution.
Now you can see it Grasshopper.
I tried to offer complimentary tickets 18 months ago. What many only saw as a seat on the fence can now be seen as a ringside luxury box. Even close enough for a little blood splatter from some of the better bouts.
This is nothing less than "Bone CHILLING" to the core: Hillary hits the NAIL on the orange head and PREDICTED with amazing accuracy what Comrade Bozo Trump stands for, and what his agenda truly is and it's obviously NOT a public allegiance to the USA:
Hey last remaining trump followers, when are you gonna' start believing your OWN eyes and ears instead of an elderly 72 year old bamboozler who is hell bent on dismantling NATO and the USA at what appears to be Vladimir Putin's COMMAND?
Hillary NAILS Bozo and then Bozo comes back with his brilliant response like "Duh Ummm..... No Puppet No Puppet.....Ahhhhh... Duh..... ummmm.. You're the Puppet....." IMPEACH & INDICT NOW:
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