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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:30 PM

Trump's Acting Attorney General Was Part of Miami-Based Invention Scam Company

Source: Miami New Times

Today President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and announced that his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, would become acting attorney general. Whitaker is a former U.S. attorney in Iowa, but he was also involved in a Miami-based invention-marketing company the Federal Trade Commission shut down last year after calling it a scam.

Whitaker not only sat on the board of World Patent Marketing but also sent a threatening email to a former customer who had complained after he spent thousands of dollars and did not receive the promised services. Court records obtained by New Times for a 2017 feature about the fraudulent company show that in one email to a disgruntled customer, Whitaker touted his background as a former federal attorney and declared that filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and "smearing" the company online could result in "serious civil and criminal consequences."

Scott Cooper, the CEO and founder of World Patent Marketing, donated $2,600 to Whitaker's 2014 Senate campaign just $100 shy of the limit for an individual to donate to a candidate. Company records show the company paid him nearly $10,000.World Patent Marketing collected millions of dollars by promising starry-eyed inventors it would turn their inventions into best sellers. Company reps claimed invention ideas were reviewed by an illustrious board that included big names such as Whitaker, Republican Congressman Brian Mast, and time-travel scientist Ronald Mallett. (A Mast spokesman denied that the congressman was on the board and said he never accepted compensation, though he did take a campaign contribution he later returned.)

In reality, at least some of the board members simply took cash without meeting with inventors or reviewing any pitches. Some of the supposed innovations the company green-lit already existed, so patent applications were regularly denied. And despite the many supposed success stories listed on its website, virtually none of the firm's clients ever made money.

Read more: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/trumps-acting-attorney-general-matthew-whitaker-was-part-of-world-patent-marketing-a-miami-based-invention-scam-company-10893091

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Reply Trump's Acting Attorney General Was Part of Miami-Based Invention Scam Company (Original post)
Mr. Sparkle Nov 7 OP
not fooled Nov 7 #1
SergeStorms Nov 7 #2
Roy Rolling Nov 7 #3
jimmil Nov 7 #10
geralmar Nov 7 #12
grantcart Nov 7 #13
ProfessorGAC Nov 8 #19
SergeStorms Nov 8 #20
calimary Nov 7 #14
aquamarina Nov 7 #4
jmowreader Nov 7 #5
FakeNoose Nov 8 #16
SunSeeker Nov 7 #6
BootinUp Nov 7 #7
McCamy Taylor Nov 7 #8
PSPS Nov 7 #9
Marcuse Nov 7 #11
LuvNewcastle Nov 8 #17
Guy Whitey Corngood Nov 8 #15
scarytomcat Nov 8 #18
dalton99a Nov 8 #21

Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:56 PM

1. Because

that's the Christian way.

(yeah, this tool's a fundie)


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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 09:03 PM

2. Keep digging your own grave, Donnie.

It keeps getting deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and deeper.....

I used to write about George W. Bush, "worst president in history". I apologize to president Bush. Donald Trump is - without a shadow of a doubt - the worst president this country has ever, or will ever, have. He's in close running for worst human being to ever inhabit the planet as well. I don't know how anyone could surpass (or go beneath) him for that title, but you always have to leave the door open, just in case.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 09:26 PM

3. Me too

Apologies to W for a premature ranking.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:36 PM

10. Nope.... W is still the worst....

Hundreds of thousands are dead because of him. That alone makes him the worst president in history. Just my opinion....

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Response to jimmil (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:34 PM

13. If we get hit by a mega terrorist attack Trump will unleash nuclear bombs

He is sending thousands of troops to intercept children and families that don't even have adequate foot wear.

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Response to jimmil (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:07 PM

19. How About We Compromise?

Silverspoon George is the worst, but Trump is a close 2nd but clearly the least competent.

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Response to jimmil (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:21 PM

20. You have a point there.

They're each horrible in their own way. Our country would have been well served without both of them.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:47 PM

14. Sure hope we can get to the bottom of it, at long last.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 09:32 PM

4. Birds of a feather...

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 09:32 PM

5. Now we know the REAL reason Trump fired Sessions

Sessions wasn't crooked enough.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:27 AM

16. Well yes, but who hired Whitaker?

That's what we need to know. Did Whitaker grovel for Trump and swear loyalty to get this job? Or maybe Sessions hired him as part of an exit plan strategy. I don't know the answer but it should be checked out by the investigative journalists. (I hope we still have a few.)

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 09:33 PM

6. Trump sure likes to hire grifters.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 09:53 PM

7. I am just shocked! /sarcasm

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:35 PM

8. Trump is now being conned by the con men.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:35 PM

9. How did this crook get in the DOJ in the first place? Answer: W appointed him in '04

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:37 PM

11. Whitaker's time on the barrel will be sooner rather than later.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:48 AM

17. Goddamn! Is that supposed to be a smile?

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:07 AM

15. K&Fuckin'R

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:17 AM

18. sounds like a perfect fit for dump

another con artist

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:28 PM

21. Whitaker is low-life scum just like him

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