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Wed Jan 29, 2020, 10:51 AM

Trump's legal team gave thousands in contributions to Republican senators ahead of impeachment trial

Source: Salon

Trump's lawyers also gave thousands to Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and Ted Cruz before the trial began.

President Trump's legal team made numerous campaign contributions to Republican senators overseeing the impeachment trial.

Former independent counsels Ken Starr and Robert Ray, who both investigated former President Bill Clinton ahead of his impeachment, contributed thousands of dollars to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last year before they joined the president's team, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics (CFPR). Starr, who lamented that "we are living in the age of impeachment" during the trial on Monday and accused Democrats of waging a "domestic war," gave $2,800 to McConnell in July 2019, according to CFPR.

Ray, who wanted to indict Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair but now claims Trump has been vindicated by the transcript of his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, contributed the maximum $5,600 to McConnell in September 2019, according to the report.

The contributions came months before McConnell bragged to Fox News host Sean Hannity that he would be in "total coordination with the White House counsel's office and the people who are representing the president in the well of the Senate."



Read more: https://www.salon.com/2020/01/29/trumps-legal-team-gave-thousands-in-contributions-to-republican-senators-ahead-of-impeachment-trial/

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Reply Trump's legal team gave thousands in contributions to Republican senators ahead of impeachment trial (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Jan 29 OP
2naSalit Jan 29 #1
grumpyduck Jan 29 #2
onecaliberal Jan 29 #3
ScratchCat Jan 29 #4
Flaleftist Jan 29 #5
Perseus Jan 29 #9
CaptYossarian Jan 29 #11
bronxiteforever Jan 29 #6
crickets Jan 30 #14
rickyhall Jan 29 #7
sakabatou Jan 29 #8
Lock him up. Jan 29 #10
TheFourthMind Jan 29 #12
Steelrolled Jan 29 #13
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 30 #15

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 11:00 AM

1. K&R!!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 11:01 AM

2. No surprise there.

One, it needs to be prominently disclosed in the MSM.

Two, I hope Amy McGrath whips Kentucky Fried Turtle's ass.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 11:01 AM

3. They don't give a rats ass who sees it.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 11:16 AM

4. So Mitch McConnell can be bought for $8,400?

The bamboozling continues

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 11:32 AM

5. He's going to need every cent he can get for his next election.

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:47 PM

9. I am sure he can be bought for less, I doubt trump has given him any money

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:28 PM

11. What does Mitch do if the 66 million Hillary voters each give $1 and we outbid the douche side?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 11:40 AM

6. K&R. Another quid pro quo. n/t

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 12:02 AM

14. Nailed it.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:27 PM

7. The best Senate money can buy and cheap.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:38 PM

8. What's a little bribery between Republicans, eh?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:27 PM

10. "They're only in it for the money"

Is still true. But This? The Accused can buy the Jurors??

Get money OUT of politics!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 09:45 PM

12. Soulless Trump Trash. n/t

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 10:58 PM

13. Why is this even news?

This is how the US government has worked for ages. We're far from the worst, and far from the best.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 04:06 PM

15. Best Senate money can buy

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