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Sat Mar 17, 2018, 07:11 PM

One Week of Trump Scandals Puts 8 Years of Obama/Clinton "Scandals" to Shame

What were the four biggest "scandals" that Republicans complained about during the 8 years of President Obama's presidency?

1. Fast and Furious - A Justice Department sting operation that allowed illegal gun sales in order to track the sellers and purchasers, who were believed to be connected to Mexican drug cartels. Some guns were subsequently used in crimes.
2. Bengazi - Following protests due to an anti-Muslim video, an attack on a US diplomatic compound in Bengazi Libya lead to the death of U.S. personnel.
3. Clinton's E-mail Server - Hillary Clinton was discovered to have conducted official State Department business on a private e-mail server.
4. Clinton Foundation - Hillary Clinton's charitable foundation received donations from foreign donors, which Republicans alleged was tied to diplomatic favors.

Now, each week, the Trump administration officials engage in public business using private Trump assets and e-mail accounts. Trump's twitter account is treated as both an expression of federal policy, yet Trump frequently blocks critical comments. Members of the Trump family such as Kushner still use private e-mails accounts when conducting diplomatic business with impunity.

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/24/jared-kushner-private-email-white-house-243071

The Trump foundation has been used to launder political donations and bribes to Republican candidates. Likewise, Trump campaign contributions are often paid toward private Trump businesses.

Trump Foundation admits to violating ban on ‘self-dealing,’ new filing to IRS shows

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-foundation-apparently-admits-to-violating-ban-on-self-dealing-new-filing-to-irs-shows/2016/11/22/893f6508-b0a9-11e6-8616-52b15787add0_story.html?utm_term=.71c774d657f9

As to Fast and Furious and Bengazi, Trump has already repeatedly thrown his military under the bus for botched operations. Likewise, Syria is an ongoing fiasco.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/2/28/14766918/trump-blame-military-yemen-seal-botched-raid-pentagon-fox

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-blames-generals-niger-ambush-four-us-soldiers-killed-693227

Finally, the above ignores the daily efforts to obstruct justice and subvert the DOJ and ICE into Trump's personal security force to pursue political vendettas, as well as the rampant use of taxpayer dollars for private and personal luxuries by his cabinet secretaries.

In short, in almost every week during the Trump presidency, he manages to exceed 8 years of so-called "scandals" under the Obama administration with Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

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Reply One Week of Trump Scandals Puts 8 Years of Obama/Clinton "Scandals" to Shame (Original post)
TomCADem Mar 2018 OP
Cha Mar 2018 #1
localroger Mar 2018 #2
TomCADem Mar 2018 #3
oberliner Mar 2018 #5
TomCADem Mar 2018 #7
oberliner Mar 2018 #8
oberliner Mar 2018 #4
Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2018 #6

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 08:52 PM

1. KICK!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 09:25 PM

2. Damn straight, Obama Administration was totally scandal deficient

It's just been too damn long since we had a good run of scandals. GWB tried hard, he ignored the 9/11 warning and gave us a war with daddy issues, certainly better than Clinton's blowjob. But then you really gotta go back to Nixon for a good solid scandal with co-conspirators and multiple indictments, and Trump is putting even him to shame though. MAGA!

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Response to localroger (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 11:42 AM

3. The False Equivalency Is The Media's Greatest Failing When They Compare...

...scandals between the Trump administration and any administration before it. The bottom line is that Trump's administration is shamelessly corrupt. Their corruption is only match by their hypocrisy in loudly claiming that they are "cleaning up the swamp" as they sell out government to the highest bidder.

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Response to localroger (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 11:44 AM

5. Every day of the Bush presidency was a scandal - resulting in hundreds of thousands of people killed

 

Let's not forget that.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 01:05 PM

7. Don't Worry. Trump Will Get His War...

...he has pointed to 9-11 and Iraq war as an example of how a military conflict can be used to distract the American people for political gain. Trump is just cleaning house of anyone who might disagree with him, which is crazy given that he is already surrounded by a bunch of Republicans.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 01:17 PM

8. I sure hope not

 

But I fear you might be right. At least for now with all his epic awfulness at least the body count is extremely low relative to Bush.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 11:43 AM

4. If nothing else, this proves the nonsense about Hillary's emails was just complete partisan BS

 

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The sloppiness (or worse) with which the Trump team has handled classified information puts the lie to that being something that Republicans actually are concerned about.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 12:07 PM

6. THIS! Big time!

Not to mention the fact that there were multiple people in the Trump (mis-)Administration that WEREN'T EVEN SUPPOSED TO HAVE SECURITY CLEARANCES!!!

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