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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:56 AM

Trump lures GOP senators on impeachment with cold cash

Source: Politico




The president is tapping his vast donor network to buck up lawmakers whose support he badly needs — but who also need him.


By ALEX ISENSTADT 10/31/2019 05:00 AM EDT



President Donald Trump is rewarding senators who have his back on impeachment — and sending a message to those who don't to get on board.

Trump is tapping his vast fundraising network for a handful of loyal senators facing tough reelection bids in 2020. Each of them has signed onto a Republican-backed resolution condemning the inquiry as “unprecedented and undemocratic.”




Conspicuously absent from the group is Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a politically vulnerable Republican who’s refused to support the resolution and avoided taking a stance on impeachment. With his new push, Trump is exerting leverage over a group he badly needs in his corner with an impeachment trial likely coming soon to the Senate — but that also needs him.



Republican senators on the ballot next year are lagging in fundraising, stoking uncertainty about the GOP’s hold on the chamber, and could use the fundraising might of the president. Trump’s political operation has raked in over $300 million this year.

On Wednesday, the Trump reelection campaign sent a fundraising appeal to its massive email list urging donors to provide a contribution that would be divided between the president and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, and North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis. Each of the senators are supporting the anti-impeachment resolution despite being endangered in 2020.

“If we don’t post strong fundraising numbers,” the message warned, “we won't be able to defend the President from this baseless Impeachment WITCH HUNT.” ..................................

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/31/trump-impeachment-senators-donor-062084




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Reply Trump lures GOP senators on impeachment with cold cash (Original post)
riversedge Oct 31 OP
muriel_volestrangler Oct 31 #1
DENVERPOPS Oct 31 #14
NewJeffCT Oct 31 #2
BlueStater Oct 31 #3
gab13by13 Oct 31 #4
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 31 #5
DeminPennswoods Nov 1 #19
PSPS Oct 31 #6
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Oct 31 #7
NoMoreRepugs Oct 31 #8
SWBTATTReg Oct 31 #9
mcar Oct 31 #10
healthnut7 Oct 31 #11
politicaljunkie41910 Oct 31 #12
ut oh Oct 31 #13
maxrandb Oct 31 #15
SKKY Oct 31 #16
Massacure Oct 31 #17
Progressive Jones Oct 31 #18
Maxheader Nov 1 #20

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:02 AM

1. They say the impeachment inquiry is "undemocratic", while demanding money to block it is

the model of Republican 'democracy', it seems. For a Republican, dollars are what vote.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:35 PM

14. Obviously

Obviously, Trump is speaking "their" language............

Authorities should really be watching for Republican "donations" being laundered money from Russia, Turkey, Saudi's, Chinese, the NRA, etc etc

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:16 AM

2. Bribery and extorion

sounds like that to me

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:23 AM

3. Accepting money from you would be ammo for their opponents, you dipshit.

They're dumb as hell if they take your scummy bribe.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:47 AM

4. Dems need to get on cable news,

and push the narrative that anyone who accepts Trump's money is also guilty of accepting a bribe.

Richard Painter is the only person I see pushing this.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:04 AM

5. Nothing like good old fashioned bribery

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 07:19 AM

19. Yeah and bribery's a specifically named impeachable offense, too

nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:32 AM

6. "a contribution that would be divided between the president and (GOP senators)" - trump's vigorish

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:50 AM

7. If the facts are against you, argue the law; if the law is against you, argue the facts.

If the facts and the law are against you, pay off the jurors.

The world according to Trump.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:06 AM

8. Jury tampering plain and simple - no question, no doubt. Yet another Impeachment charge maybe?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:22 AM

9. Nothing like good ol' greed for cash, eh, to bring home the troops to support a loser. And...

what's pathetic about it, is that some if not all of them will go for the cash, they've already proven to all of us that they are not for Country and the morality of what this great country stands for, but for how much cash they can get from their Russian and/or rump cronies, in lining their pockets. The cost of betrayal to this Country must be made very clearly to all of these traitors when the lights are finally turned on.

Americans are increasingly seeing the truth and are sick and tired of the so called president's corruption and gross incompetence in running the Executive branch of government. The GOP has stood by this corrupt so called president every step of the way too. Thus, both richly deserve the losses of their elected offices in both 2020 and 2022.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:41 AM

10. Bribing jurors

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:46 AM

11. Ha Ha

I'm betting it would be tax payer's money he would be using!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:09 AM

12. Will they demand the money now, up front; or will they accept his word that he'll pay them after

he has been re-elected and secured a second term? Personally, I don't believe that he has raised $300 million this year, but if he has, I think he's hidden much of it away for himself. I don't think he has as much money of his own, as he claims to have. Why is he selling the lease to the Old Post Office Hotel (aka the Trump Hotel) across the street if he's has as much money as he claims? There's a difference between his net worth and how much liquid assets he has, which is what he needs to pay his bills.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:08 PM

13. In other words

tRump is going to bribe Senators into protecting him.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:06 PM

15. We need to know who is funding this Dipshit

I would like to ensure I don't spend one fucking penny at any business whose management or leadership is even remotely associated with this shitshow.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:04 PM

16. Someone please explain how this is not illegal....

...I mean seriously, this can’t be legal.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:13 PM

17. But I assure you... there is no QUID PRO QUO

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:33 PM

18. This is clearly Jury tampering. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 08:14 AM

20. I don't have a clue as to the type of businesses.



lobbyists...people of wealth that usually support the gop types...But I have a feeling they'd accept
campaign donations from just about anything with the right amount of $$$...The nra might be an
example...So from the yellow haired traitor? Of course...no sweat...

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