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Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:45 PM

Don't ignore today's Hunter bombshell: Hunter spent on 5 mistresses. Feds have photos. Blames wife





The criminal indictment issued against Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife, Margaret, late last month alleges years of cavalier spending — luxury resorts, fine dining, tequila shots and more — all paid for with political contributions.

The 47-page document also says the five-term Republican from Alpine had “personal relationships” with five unnamed individuals.

. . .

According to Vega’s letter, prosecutors told the defense that they have pictures of indiscretions.

< my favorite example >

Three days later, Hunter had his campaign pay a $1,008 tab at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino “for food, drinks and three nights lodging during a personal ski trip with Individual 14,” the indictment states.

On the same day, the Hunter family bank account had a negative balance and incurred six separate overdraft fees, prosecutors allege.



And after all of that, he blamed his wife.




https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/sd-me-hunter-liaisons-20180830-story.html

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Reply Don't ignore today's Hunter bombshell: Hunter spent on 5 mistresses. Feds have photos. Blames wife (Original post)
grantcart Sep 5 OP
dlk Sep 5 #1
TeamPooka Sep 5 #2
joshcryer Sep 5 #8
catbyte Sep 5 #15
joshcryer Sep 5 #20
catbyte Sep 5 #31
joshcryer Sep 6 #36
SergeStorms Sep 6 #42
joshcryer Sep 6 #47
True_Blue Sep 6 #52
joshcryer Sep 6 #53
dixiegrrrrl Sep 5 #23
catbyte Sep 5 #30
dixiegrrrrl Sep 6 #33
catbyte Sep 6 #34
SergeStorms Sep 6 #44
joshcryer Sep 6 #49
grantcart Sep 5 #13
GusBob Sep 5 #3
TheBlackAdder Sep 5 #27
ZZenith Sep 6 #51
kimbutgar Sep 5 #4
BigmanPigman Sep 5 #7
volstork Sep 5 #12
sheshe2 Sep 5 #5
BigmanPigman Sep 5 #6
joshcryer Sep 5 #14
dixiegrrrrl Sep 5 #25
joshcryer Sep 5 #29
SergeStorms Sep 6 #48
Demovictory9 Sep 5 #9
LandOfHopeAndDreams Sep 6 #45
dalton99a Sep 5 #10
Solly Mack Sep 5 #11
marylandblue Sep 5 #16
Yavin4 Sep 5 #26
Scurrilous Sep 5 #17
grantcart Sep 5 #21
populistdriven Sep 5 #18
ProudLib72 Sep 5 #19
lunasun Sep 5 #22
JI7 Sep 5 #24
uponit7771 Sep 5 #28
Garrett78 Sep 6 #40
iluvtennis Sep 5 #32
NBachers Sep 6 #35
shadowmayor Sep 6 #37
whathehell Sep 6 #38
Catherine Vincent Sep 6 #39
C Moon Sep 6 #41
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 6 #43
LandOfHopeAndDreams Sep 6 #46
joshcryer Sep 6 #50

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:46 PM

1. It's the Republican Way--Blame Women First

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:47 PM

2. link to the article please

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:52 PM

8. Here ya go, Morgan Cook broke this story:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/sd-me-hunter-liaisons-20180830-story.html

She figured everything out after someone noticed steam games were bought on the account. So she went through every single transaction. Hunter paid back $60k of them but another some $250k are still outstanding. They quite literally lived off of the campaign contributions and never batted an eye at it.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:00 PM

15. Wow, thanks for posting the link. It includes a link to the PDF of the indictment.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:05 PM

20. It took me half an hour to read that indictment.

Mainly because every other sentence I was gobsmacked with how blatant they were spending the money.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:51 PM

31. No kidding. They're in their own little world. What on earth were they thinking?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #31)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 12:22 AM

36. They were above the law. Entitled.

Ironically, had the initial Steam game purchases not have been made, no one would probably know about this. It seems that one error, activating the card on the account, then the son making repeated purchases, is what caused red flags to go up.

It took Morgan Cook calling up each and every vendor to ask about what they sold to see if it matched up with what they claimed it was. Once the feds got a wiff of it they started digging and it became an open and shut case.

If you have about 13 minutes you can watch Morgan Cook talk about how she figured it all out: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/visuals/100729586-132.html

Top notch investigative reporting, and it's why I hate how the media gets demonized. There are still very good reporters out there. Good people who take the job seriously.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #36)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 01:40 AM

42. Charges to a christian school...

for their kids "education". Children learn from watching their parents. The Hunters gave their kids one helluvan' education. What a pair of sleezeballs, and absolutely no remorse for their illegal actions. Talk about white Republican entitlement.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #42)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 02:13 AM

47. Yeah, I can imagine how it went down.

Duncan Hunter had to have known it was illegal as all hell to connect that credit card account to Steam and he initially blamed the kid: https://www.theverge.com/2016/4/6/11380576/duncan-hunter-son-steam-charges-campaign-money-vape

Two ways I see it going down: dad (or mom) buys his son a game (or himself a game) using the card, thinking nothing of it, since it's a one time thing, card is now connected to the account, kid uses it to buy more and more games over a period of months, totaling almost two thousand bucks.

More sinister: son writes down moms credit card number (takes a picture of it with his phone during the many illicit purchases they make), puts it in steam, and then goes willy nilly spending money since that's what mom and dad do with it.

Either way they're piece of crap humans with no morals or human decency. They would roast the ever living hell out of a poor minority stealing something of lesser value or committing a much more petty crime that didn't even reach felony status.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #36)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 02:30 AM

52. Great interview!

Thanks for sharing!

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Response to True_Blue (Reply #52)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 02:41 AM

53. You're welcome! She's a real life Miss Marple!

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Response to catbyte (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:14 PM

23. and thank YOU for pointing out the indictment link


I'v been loving reading the indictments of all the sleaze ball characters to date. They all start sounding like the same one.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #23)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:50 PM

30. You're welcome. These guys are unbelievable--a perfect storm of arrogance & ignorance.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #30)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

33. arrogance & ignorance


Lucky for us. They all are easy to arrest.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #33)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 12:08 AM

34. The sad, pathetic part is that voters in his district will probably re-elect him.

He's still almost 10 points ahead even after the indictments. They'd rather vote for a lying adulterer who is robbing his supporters blind than to vote for an honest Democrat. This country is in big trouble.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #34)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 02:01 AM

44. "This country is in big trouble".

I prefer to think of it as, "Republicans are in big trouble". When people see what the Republican party has become they'll be close to extinction. I don't believe the Party of Trump will take it's place either. People are getting a front row view of how corrupt the Party of Trump is as well, not to mention it's racist, abject lunacy.

I think all of this spells extinction for the GOP. Between the Tea Party morons and the Party of Trump fascist idiots...... what's left of the GOP? Not to mention the fact that the GOP courted and wooed these two groups, fostered them, and "dog whistled" them into existence. No "dog whistling" anymore. The dogs are outside, eating your porch and shitting all over the neighbor's yards. They called them in, now they need to euthanize them because of the destruction they've caused. All because of greed and not being able to get along with others. A tragic end to a once important political party in our country. Now Democrats are going to have to guard against doing the same exact things. The temptation is immense. It always is when you mix massive amounts of money, and power. May we live up to our own expectations.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #34)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 02:16 AM

49. Let's hope not, polls are showing him tied now with the challenger:

https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/dem-internal-poll-shows-hunter-tied-challenger

A 16 point loss 2 months out from the election is an epic failure.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:59 PM

13. sorry, added now


Had it on my first draft but it got wiped out when I posted it and forgot the second time.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:48 PM

3. #14 be like

I'm just a number to him

#'s 10-13 be like: tell us about it honey

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Response to GusBob (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:26 PM

27. . . .

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Response to GusBob (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 02:28 AM

51. LMAO!!!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:48 PM

4. I wonder if the repuke women in his district will happily vote for him in November after this news?

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:51 PM

7. They're MORE likely to vote for him!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:58 PM

12. Especially since

he's sleeping with them all.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:50 PM

5. Wow!

Another fiscal conservative upholding family values. You can't make this shit up!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:50 PM

6. His base in San Diego is equally immoral so I expect

his popularity to increase. They are deplorables after all. Remember the photos of the women with t-shirts that said, "You can grab my pussy" right after the news broke that he liked to grab women before the election? That is the type of person that voted for Hunter and will do it again.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/sd-me-hunter-liaisons-20180830-story.html

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:59 PM

14. And here's a great graphical breakdown of their spending:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/data-watch/sd-me-hunter-overt-acts-20180823-htmlstory.html

These people are so screwed if they don't cop a plea deal. They're going to get a long time in federal prison and you don't get time off with the feds.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:19 PM

25. I am willing to bet serious money that there are more Repub. violators out there.


It's not limited to just a "few bad apples". Hunter was so blase' about doing it for so many years.
Gonna a lot more investigations.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #25)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:34 PM

29. Oh without a doubt.

The thing that scuffs me is that Republicans run local government pretty much everywhere and I know from first hand experience this graft is common. Very common. Experienced it in churches too as a kid growing up. Was friends with the pastors kids and they would regularly pull out the "tab" for "church events" to pay for what I felt, even as 10 years old, was not really church related expenses (taking us all to Pizza Hut after a football game).

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 02:14 AM

48. His father (also named Duncan Hunter) was a 14 term Congressman...

from the same district. I'm willing to bet Duncan 2 learned everything he knows about campaign finance abuse from his father, Duncan 1. That's over 30 years of fleecing their contributors. It's past time to clean that district up.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:53 PM

9. i hope this seat becomes an easy pick up for the dems

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 02:05 AM

45. Not An Easy Pickup

 

Even after the indictments, Hunter is supposedly still far ahead. It's a Blood Red District. Think Roy Moore as a comparison. And even being a pedophile did not result in a blowout.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 10:58 PM

11. He also said to leave his wife out of it. So he did....multiple times.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:00 PM

16. He slept with his date at a hotel called "the Liaison Capitol Hill"

I have no words

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:26 PM

26. They booked the room through this guy

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:01 PM

17. He looks tapped out.

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:05 PM

21. I know right? That is exactly the expression he had when his lawyer told him that all of those


sexting photos he did with his mistresses didn't actually leave the phone when he hit "delete".

You have to go to the trash can and delete them a second time lol.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:01 PM

18. What kind of man...

What kind of man prosecutes a member of his own party for these crimes just week's before election?

SAD Trump is apparently too stupid to know the answer to this question.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:02 PM

19. Let's play "Spot the liar"



Yes, I know, it's a very difficult game.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:13 PM

22. The last I read he was still ahead in the polls . Will this finally end his run? If no then what ?

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Response to lunasun (Reply #22)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:15 PM

24. maybe if he says he loves gay black Mexicans people

that might bring his poll numbers down.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #24)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:29 PM

28. ***THIS !!! *** Been saying for over a year MAGA Minions will drop their pols like hot rocks if they

... ever betray them and embrace the "threat" of brown people by showing any kind of empathy towards us.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #28)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 01:30 AM

40. I've been saying since 2015 that the only thing that would cause Trump's base to turn on him...

...is if he suddenly embraced Black Lives Matter, comprehensive and humane immigration reform, feminism, etc.

It's all about racism and sexism. Absent racism alone, there simply is no viable Republican Party. There would not be sufficient support for right wing economic policy, right wing environmental policy, right wing health care policy, right wing foreign policy, etc.

We had better prioritize anti-racism and anti-sexism if we hope to bring an end to the Republican Party.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 11:52 PM

32. What a dick. #BlueWave needs to knock him out. nt

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 12:18 AM

35. Will Margaret Hunter repay taxpayers for the boob jobs and plastic surgery she had at our expense?

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 12:57 AM

37. Daddy's Boy!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 01:11 AM

38. an upstanding Family Man

and exemplary Public Servant.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 01:29 AM

39. Unbelievable!

I dont understand how some people feel they can get away with something like this and it won't catch up with you. It's basically STEALING.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 01:30 AM

41. Ah! So that's why Trumpty was saying he has photos of Mueller and Comey kissing.

Because another GOPutin is going down for the count.
It's about fucking TIME!!!
These bastards have been getting away with crimes within our government for far too long.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 01:43 AM

43. "individuals", huh? What is his "stance" on LGBTQ?

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 02:07 AM

46. I Still Predict His Wife Stays With Him

 

Unless he happens to lose the election. But I wouldn't be surprised to see her take a bullet if it saves his career.

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Response to LandOfHopeAndDreams (Reply #46)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 02:21 AM

50. They are both dead to rights.

The wife is more likely than not very pissed off that she's the one who couldn't cover everything up well enough. They have her complaining that the treasurer was too clean and asked too much about expenses.

Prosecution is going to set them up against one another and while they do have marriage immunity (just a practice that partners are not required to testify against one another), their only chance is taking the stand and trying to explain away each purchase. Eliciting sympathy because they're "poor." I can see Duncan pulling off a convincing defense (blaming his wife, etc). I don't see the other side of that coin.

I predict the wife divorces from behind bars.

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