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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:29 PM

Trump accused of breaking law after refusing to report to Congress on Khashoggi's brutal killing

The White House on Friday signaled President Donald Trump will ignore a request from a bipartisan group of senators to investigate and report on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal killing.

Senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in October invoked the Global Magnitsky Act of 2016 in response to Khashoggi's killing, which gave the president 120 days to report back to Congress on his findings and how he plans to react.


The Global Magnitsky Act is an Obama-era law named for Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian accountant and whistleblower who died in a Russian prison after facing serious abuse. The law expanded on previous legislation, the Magnitsky Act, which imposed sanctions on Russians allegedly involved in serious human rights violations.

The law offers a path for the US to impose sanctions on people who've committed gross human rights violations outside of Russia. It also includes a requirement for the president to respond within 120 days to requests from the heads of a number of congressional committees with a report on whether a "foreign person" has committed human rights violations and if sanctions will be imposed.

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Reply Trump accused of breaking law after refusing to report to Congress on Khashoggi's brutal killing (Original post)
yortsed snacilbuper Feb 8 OP
PeeJ52 Feb 8 #1
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 8 #2
erronis Feb 8 #3
Honeycombe8 Feb 8 #4
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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:37 PM

1. LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:55 PM

2. Trump loves his handsome prince.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:24 PM

3. "Torn between two lovers" - Putie or binSalami

Actually easy to guess who gets to snuggle with donnie - real $$$s, untraceable.

A bidding war for this president/prostitute.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:56 PM

4. What is Congress's recourse, if the Trump admin. won't comply?

I guess this is Trump saying, "I'm not gonna do that. So what are you gonna do about it, you weaklings."

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:56 PM

5. Sociopaths/psychopaths have no regard for laws.

One of their defining traits is belief that they are above the law. Law won't stop him or his ilk. Besides that, who is going to step up and enforce it? Who's going to arrest the president? He's broken so many laws already, with no consequences, I'm sure he believes this is no different.

So, who's going to arrest the president?

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