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Nac Mac Feegle

(964 posts)
Fri Nov 15, 2019, 05:32 PM Nov 2019

One thing that bothers me about one of the Republicans' defenses of Trump:

They (and he) are claiming that he was only concerned about ending the corruption in Ukraine.

It is pitifully obvious that his only concern with ANY corruption is "How can I get in on it?"


(13,398 posts)
1. Right on, Nac - he also hates the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which addresses just this!
Fri Nov 15, 2019, 05:37 PM
Nov 2019

March 2017:

...Trump has dubbed the FCPA a “horrible law” that stifles American businesses trying to work abroad. “It puts us at a huge disadvantage,” he told CNBC in 2012. As president, he has killed a rule to crack down on foreign bribery by US energy companies, refused to release his tax returns, and canceled ethics training for White House staff.


So yeah, he’s a corrupt idiot AND a liar, yep!!


(49,902 posts)
2. I never thought about it until the Ambassador was talking about Lev and Igor's gas deal, but
Fri Nov 15, 2019, 05:40 PM
Nov 2019

since Rudy is apparently being investigated for having a piece of the action, I wonder if Don's involved, too. If there's a dollar to scam, he's usually first in line.


(263,803 posts)
3. Chris Hayes raised a good point last night
Fri Nov 15, 2019, 05:42 PM
Nov 2019

If her was interested in corruption how come he and Bibi are so close. He also asked about the corrupt Egyptian. Everyone knows the Con is as corrupt as they come.


(12,959 posts)
4. There should be a new cabinet post. Secretary of Corruption. I nominate Giuliani. n/t
Fri Nov 15, 2019, 05:52 PM
Nov 2019

Gotta add. Only because Stone is unavailable.


Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
5. Bottom line,it is all about what
Fri Nov 15, 2019, 05:55 PM
Nov 2019

is in it for me.

Each passing day,the noose tightens a bit more.

Watching how his Mortgage Holder react next week. If Moscow Don starts traveling to his Properties,watch for a Dispersal Sale. The Ponzi seems to be collapsing by the number of Properties his Kids have been selling to raise Cash since Spring.


(27,813 posts)
6. Given how many of Trump's 'best people' ...
Fri Nov 15, 2019, 06:03 PM
Nov 2019

... have been charged with crimes, pled guilty, and are serving prison sentences, it seems that someone who is allegedly interested in ‘corruption’ would have noticed when it was happening directly under his own nose.

We all know how lazy Trump is – he could have gone after the corruption among his own people without ever having to leave the WH, or even get out of his pajamas.

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