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Mon Nov 4, 2019, 10:10 PM

Organized Crime Family Values - the new Republican Party

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/opinion/trump-ukraine.html



Parnas and Fruman, both American citizens born in the former Soviet Union, aren’t ordinary political operatives. Parnas has long been a low-level grifter. Fruman owns an Odessa beach club called Mafia Rave, and a joint investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and BuzzFeed News found ties between him and an Odessa organized crime figure named Volodymyr Galanternik, known as “Light Bulb.”

The duo first appeared on the American political scene in 2015 as enthusiastic supporters of Donald Trump. They became big-dollar donors to a number of Republicans; their Instagram accounts would soon fill up with photos of party elites. Then, this year, McCallion learned they were poking around Ukrainian politics, where they were spreading conspiracy theories that Ukraine, not Russia, had interfered in America’s election in 2016.


https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-jr-hires-lawyer-who-represented-the-mob

Donald Trump Jr. has hired a lawyer with extensive experience representing mafia families ... to represent him in matters relating to the Trump administration’s ties with Russia.... Futerfas has personally represented people with alleged ties to New York’s Bonanno, Gambino, Genovese, and Colombo crime families.


https://time.com/magazine/us/5714740/november-11th-2019-vol-194-no-20-u-s/

Kerik, who was Giuliani’s top cop in New York and later served three years in federal prison for tax fraud and other crimes, talks regularly with his old friend.


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Response to Las Vegas Mixx (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 11:19 PM

1. Trump-Giuliani Gang: "It would be a shame if something were going to happen to you, Ambassador."

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/marie-yovanovitch-former-ukraine-ambassador-threatened-by-trump-907836/

Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told congressional investigators she was advised to leave Ukraine on “the next plane” in April because her security was at risk, and that she still fears for her safety because of comments President Trump made about her during his July 25th call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.


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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 01:46 AM

2. "Do me this favor"

The Dumbest Don watched The Godfather too many times. He's dangerous and destructive, but the bigger threat comes from those behind him and the GOP.

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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 03:55 AM

3. For a long time, the Republicans have been composed largely of criminals who complain about crime

Republicans:

Complain about crime - often revealed as major criminals
Complain about socialism - support corporate welfare, farm bailouts and support former KGB operatives
Complain about national debt - create the largest deficits to give tax breaks to the rich
Complain about loss of family values - exposed as pedophiles, sexual assault perpetrators and bullies



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