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Fri Jul 14, 2017, 12:16 PM

What the hell?!?

House Democrats want to know why a major Russian money-laundering case was abruptly settled

Natasha Bertrand

Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday asking why the Department of Justice settled a major money-laundering case involving a real-estate company owned by the son of a powerful Russian government official whose lawyer met with Donald Trump Jr. last year.

Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, on Tuesday tweeted an email chain from June 2016 in which he entertained accepting damaging information from a "Russian government attorney" about Hillary Clinton as part of the Kremlin's support for his father's campaign.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/why-was-russian-money-laundering-case-dismissed-house-dems-2017-7

Jesus H. Christ. If Hillary had done 1/1000 of the shit the Trump/Kushner Crime Syndicate is getting away with, they'd be remodeling a special Clinton Wing at Leavenworth. This is a bigger clusterfuck than even I imagined, and I imagined a colossal one. There isn't one Republican who isn't tainted by this whole mess. Their desperate measures to cling to and consolidate power before demographics overtake them is the most unpatriotic, un-American, treasonous thing since the Civil War. And from what I can see, most Americans couldn't care less. We're utterly lost.

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catbyte Jul 2017 OP
Eliot Rosewater Jul 2017 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2017 #16
SamKnause Jul 2017 #2
Baitball Blogger Jul 2017 #3
catbyte Jul 2017 #4
Baitball Blogger Jul 2017 #13
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2017 #14
onlyadream Jul 2017 #8
grantcart Jul 2017 #9
Baitball Blogger Jul 2017 #12
SharonAnn Jul 2017 #19
mtngirl47 Jul 2017 #22
Rollo Jul 2017 #5
SunSeeker Jul 2017 #6
NightWatcher Jul 2017 #7
demmiblue Jul 2017 #10
IronLionZion Jul 2017 #11
oasis Jul 2017 #15
mr_lebowski Jul 2017 #17
IronLionZion Jul 2017 #21
PBass Jul 2017 #18
spanone Jul 2017 #20
raven mad Jul 2017 #23

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 12:17 PM

1. Turns out republicans dont care about patriotism, constitutions, etc.

They care about power and are willing to commit treason to gain and keep it.

All of them.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:44 PM

16. +1. Right Wing Authoritarians and Followers. . . nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 12:22 PM

2. Republicans and Evangelicals are out to destroy this country.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 12:23 PM

3. Trump needs to be impeached before he reaches the tenure to pardon stage.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 12:26 PM

4. No kidding. That's what I'm afraid of. He'll just blanket pardon everyone around him, then

Pence will pardon him. I don't see any way that anyone suffers any consequences--especially with the current level of collusion in the Republican party. I've never seen anything as shameful in my lifetime. And my Social Security kicks in in August.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:31 PM

13. We might be in luck if a president cannot pardon a perp while the courtcase is ongoing?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:37 PM

14. Trump, and Pence, are involved in the Russian thing, so they cannot pardon

any co-conspirators, which include most of the major WH inner circle.
Right Trump and possibly Pence are unindicted co-conspirators.

Pretty sure Mueller and the other lawyers are all wise enough in legal areas to know they have to have a big net to make sure charges will stick, and am sure that some GOP Congress people have already become eligible to be in the net.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:16 PM

8. Any idea when that is? Nt

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Response to onlyadream (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:18 PM

9. When he took the oath of office

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Response to onlyadream (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:30 PM

12. Isn't it a privilege to outgoing presidents? Assuming they make it to the

end of their four year, or eight year term?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 03:16 PM

19. I think they can pardon at any time, and any number of people.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 03:44 PM

22. They can use the pardon any time in their Presidency, however

it is a political hot potato and doesn't win any votes. Therefore, the big rush at the end of the 2nd term.

Notable exceptions to this rule was when Ford pardoned Nixon; and when Carter pardoned the draft dodgers.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 12:34 PM

5. Trump has fully embraced Nazi propaganda techniques, that's why...





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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:00 PM

6. K & R for exposure.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:02 PM

7. The Russian lawyer didn't help trump jr out of the goodness of her heart. This is the quid pro quo

They help trump "win", the new AG will drop the case for money laundering.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:21 PM

10. K&R

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:23 PM

11. And Preet Bharara was prosecuting this case

so I'm sure it was just a strange coincidence he was abruptly fired.

Sometimes things happen, abruptly, with this administration. Snowflakes are just too triggered to keep up.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:37 PM

15. "Pay for play"..."drain the swamp". Deplorables should get their heads

out of Trump's giant ass and find out what's going on under their brown noses.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 02:45 PM

17. U sure about that? Where did you hear that?

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 03:30 PM

21. US Attorney for the Southern District of NY was prosecuting it

It was his office's case.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 03:07 PM

18. It's the SAME LAWYER.

The lawyer who met with Don Jr, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, is the lawyer representing the case which Sessions settled for pennies on the dollar.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/12/doj-settled-massive-russian-fraud-case-involving-lawyer-who-met-with-trump-jr/

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 03:17 PM

20. C.O.L.L.U.S.I.O.N.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 05:51 PM

23. Sigh. And we thought the BFEE (not a friend) was bad.



Frankly, I think Shrub made it way too easy for us, he was such a prime, easy target. But this??? I've been way past WTF since January.

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