HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Kathy M » Journal
Page: 1

Kathy M

Profile Information

Member since: Sun Jul 17, 2016, 11:39 PM
Number of posts: 1,242

Journal Archives

"Trump Vouched For Cocaine Trafficker "

"FEBRUARY 16--Presidential contender Donald Trump, who has vowed to stanch the flow of narcotics and criminals entering the U.S. from Mexico, once wrote to a judge urging leniency for a friend who was convicted of distributing kilos of cocaine that had been smuggled into the country from Colombia, court records show.

In advance of Joseph Weichselbaum’s November 1987 sentencing by a U.S. District Court judge, Trump wrote that the drug trafficker was “conscientious, forthright, and diligent" and "a credit to the community.”

At the time Trump wrote his character reference letter, Weichselbaum, then in his mid-40s, was already a twice-convicted felon. In addition to his 1986 plea to federal cocaine distribution and income tax charges, "

"When Trump wrote on Weichselbaum’s behalf, the real estate developer had known the criminal for several years. Weichselbaum, seen at left, was general manager of a helicopter company that shuttled high rollers for Trump to the tycoon’s Atlantic City casinos, business that was worth about $2 million annually. Weichselbaum’s firm also maintained, stored, and provided pilots for Trump’s personal $10 million Super Puma helicopter.

[Another felon with whom Trump was friendly was also in the helicopter business. John Staluppi, a Colombo crime family member, was an owner of Dillinger Charter Services, which flew gamblers into Atlantic City on behalf of Trump and other casino licensees. As TSG reported last year, Staluppi also worked closely with the billionaire to create the Donald Trump signature series Cadillac limousine, which debuted in 1988.]

Weichselbaum also lived in Trump tower , " Weichselbaum then moved into Trump Tower, his girlfriend having recently bought two adjoining apartments there for $2.4 million. "


MSN online polling on who won the debate


vote if you can . Just visited FR they have thread going it needed votes . so when I voted numbers were a lot closer than they should

"Washington 's Highest ( and Lowest ) Speaking fees "

"Topping the list by a longshot is billionaire birther and infamous reality-TV host Donald Trump. “The Donald earned a staggering $1.5 million per speech at The Learning Annex’s ‘real estate wealth expos’ in 2006 and 2007,” according to Forbes. “Trump appeared at 17 seminars and collected this fee for each one.”


The above was on page 2 of 5 at link .

For Don to receive that kind of money I would have to think he has a little more to his speaking than there has been ...... Don is a great manipulator that is for sure . One of the reasons I posted cause if the subject of speeches are brought up ..... well he is a private citizen the same as Hillary so there should be no pointing out . If anything I would question why he received the amount he did .........

"The Presidential Trial : The Lawsuit ; Quietly , a Team of Lawyers Kept Paula Jones Case Alive "

"As it turns out, some of the most serious damage to Bill Clinton's Presidency came not from his high-profile political enemies but from a small secret clique of lawyers in their 30's who share a deep antipathy toward the President, according to nearly two dozen interviews and recently filed court documents."

"While cloaking their roles, the lawyers were deeply involved -- to an extent not previously known -- for nearly five years in the Paula Jones sexual misconduct lawsuit. They then helped push the case into the criminal arena and into the office of the independent counsel, Kenneth W. Starr."

"The group's leader was Jerome M. Marcus,"

"George T. Conway 3d, a New York lawyer educated at Yale, shared Mr. Marcus's low view of President Clinton. When the Jones case led to Ms. Lewinsky, Mr. Marcus and Mr. Conway searched for a new lawyer for Mrs. Tripp. Mr. Marcus and Mr. Porter helped arrange for Mrs. Tripp to take her explosive allegations to Mr. Starr."


Below is from " Kellyanne Conway Takes on Toughest role yet : Trump 's Whisperer "

"Conway isn't the only person in her family who has worked to take down the Clintons. Her husband, George T. Conway III, a lawyer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, was behind some of the most bitter lawsuits against Bill Clinton in the 1990s and stories that were promoted via the Drudge Report."


The New York Times article was written in 1999 , the second article was written this year ( aug ) . Both worth reading in regards to the smearing of the Clinton 's and wanting to " take down " or rather have them lose politically .

Michelle Obama on Late Show With Stephen Colbert

now . They are doing a skit right now . Michelle will also be guest

"Trump cites resignation of Mexican official as proof his Mexico visit was successful "

"Donald Trump pointed to the resignation earlier Wednesday of a high-ranking Mexican official as proof that his trip to Mexico last week was a success.

“If you look at what happened, look at the aftermath today, the people who arranged the trip in Mexico have been forced out of government,” Trump said in a commander-in-chief forum hosted by NBC News in New York. “That’s how well we did, and that’s how well we’re going to do have to do.”

Trump was referring to the resignation of Finance Minister Luis Videgaray, who reportedly lobbied hard to invite Trump to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto last week. Trump did not explain why the departure of Videgaray, long considered Peña Nieto's closest advisor, constituted a success for his campaign. "

"Trump made his remarks about the finance minister in response to a question by moderator Matt Lauer about whether his temperament--and his acknowledgment that he sometimes says things he later regrets--undermined his ability to be the nation’s commander in chief.

In addition to mentioning Videgaray, Trump answered the question about temperament by pointing to his success in the GOP primary."


"Mr. Peña Nieto also used a second home owned by one of Mr. Hinojosa’s companies as an office during his presidential campaign and before he took office in 2012.

After a torrent of accusations that the president and his finance minister, Luis Videgaray, were receiving special favors from a contractor who wins lucrative government deals, Mr. Peña Nieto defended himself, saying there was no conflict of interest."

Rest of article , which is very interesting ...http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/31/world/americas/mexican-presidents-ties-to-contractor-raise-questions.html?_r=0

What is the connection between Donald Trump , Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray that stepped down on Weds and Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantú, a government contractor in Mexico ? Did Don cross the line and black mail someone for visit ? or Logan act ?


Know - Nothing party

" Know-Nothing party, byname of American Party, U.S. political party that flourished in the 1850s. The Know-Nothing party was an outgrowth of the strong anti-immigrant and especially anti-Roman Catholic sentiment that started to manifest itself during the 1840s. A rising tide of immigrants, primarily Germans in the Midwest and Irish in the East, seemed to pose a threat to the economic and political security of native-born Protestant Americans. In 1849 the secret Order of the Star-Spangled Banner formed in New York City, and soon after lodges formed in nearly every other major American city.

" Members, when asked about their nativist organizations, were supposed to reply that they knew nothing, hence the name. As its membership and importance grew in the 1850s, the group slowly shed its clandestine character and took the official name American Party. As a national political entity, it called for restrictions on immigration, the exclusion of the foreign-born from voting or holding public office in the United States, and for a 21-year residency requirement for citizenship.

By 1852 the Know-Nothing party was achieving phenomenal growth. It did very well that year in state and local elections, and with passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 it won additional adherents from the ranks of conservatives who could support neither the proslavery Democrats nor antislavery Republicans. When Congress assembled on Dec. 3, 1855, 43 representatives were avowed members of the Know-Nothing party.

That, however, was the peak of Know-Nothing power. At the American Peak of Know-Nothing power. At the American Party convention in Philadelphia the following year,"

Rest of article https://www.britannica.com/topic/Know-Nothing-party

I do not remember this from Government class in HS ...... It was good Rachael M went through history of parties the other night on her show . President Obama also referred to the Know - nothing party on fareed Zakaria today , it fits Dons Campaign . Have feeling will hear it again .........

A little bit ago went over to FR there is a post about Obama 's interview , seemed like all the posters attacked Know - nothing as an insult and not an actual party that once was ............
Go to Page: 1