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Trump - Scraping The Bottom of the Barrel



Political Cartoon is by Steve Sack in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

"Prosecutors believe they have sufficient evidence to prove Trump directed Cohen to make payments...

Michael Cohen claims prosecutors possess "substantial" information that validates his charges -- and that they deem him "credible."

This is dangerous for Trump.

Because there's good reason to believe that it's true.








https://twitter.com/ThePlumLineGS/status/1073952129717600258

Nat'l Review: Republicans, Don't Fool Yourselves -- Donald Trump Is in Serious Trouble

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Here is the fundamental reality, Republicans — there is already far more evidence of legal culpability against Trump than ever existed against Edwards, and a federal judge permitted the Edwards case to go to trial. It is true that, if Trump does eventually face indictment, a different judge may have a different view of the law, but if Trump is counting on a favorable legal ruling, he’s playing a dangerous game indeed.

Campaign-finance law is constructed from the ground up to require candidate transparency and guard against corruption. Thus, it is purposefully very hard for candidates to find a way to legally and quietly use substantial sums of money to cover up dirty deeds. In his essay, Smith argues, “Indeed, it is quite probable that many of those now baying for Trump’s scalp for illegal campaign contributions would be leading a charge to prosecute Trump for illegal ‘personal use’ of campaign funds had he made the payments from his campaign treasury.”


That’s likely correct — and evidence that campaign-finance law is working as intended. In other words, if you’re a campaign-finance lawyer, and a candidate asks your advice on how to buy the silence of a porn star and hide that payment entirely from the American people, your best response should be, “Have you considered not running for office?”

To be clear, I happen to disagree with many elements of the campaign-finance regulatory regime. Its mandatory-disclosure provisions expose ordinary American citizens to reprisals for public participation. But when a candidate’s behavior runs against the plain language and clear intent of applicable law, he should not be shocked when he pays a legal price.



The Rest:

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/12/republicans-dont-fool-yourselves-donald-trump-is-in-serious-trouble/

Trump's Christmas nightmare.




https://twitter.com/HoarseWisperer/status/1073820386503090176

Fake News: Folks, he's just giving Mick the title (not the job) to distract people


Folks, he’s just giving Mick the title (not the job) to distract people from the fact no one will it. A smokescreen to make it look filled.

Mulvaney ain’t gonna do jack in White House.

This truly is #FakeNews




https://twitter.com/HoarseWisperer/status/1073707903180333056

"Nobody got killed, nobody got robbed... This was not a big crime,"

“Nobody got killed, nobody got robbed… This was not a big crime,” Giuliani told The Daily Beast, re alleged violations of campaign finance law.






https://twitter.com/neeratanden/status/1073550799417106432
https://twitter.com/JamesBazan/status/1073552655786696704

Last Night In San Francisco!

Last night the image of Nancy Pelosi calmly walking away after blowing up Trump's plan was projected on the San Francisco Federal Building





https://twitter.com/sfpelosi/status/1073237450435133441

David Hogg Sends "Thoughts & Prayers" To The NRA





https://twitter.com/davidhogg111/status/1073304307217387520

Trump's first two years, summed up in a single sentence:

The case against Trump's corruption and criminality is getting built, and his border wall isn't.



MORE:
https://twitter.com/ThePlumLineGS/status/1073240851608936448

David Pecker sure made a lot of campaign contributions





https://twitter.com/AndDube/status/1072982725148188673

https://twitter.com/lrozen/status/1073219762841370624



https://twitter.com/rgoodlaw/status/1073228466680750080
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