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Crime Trump-Russia WTF?!

Grifting Trump Family Already Trying To Raise Money Off Manafort Indictment

Just minutes after it was announced that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had been indicted by a federal grand jury and Manafort had surrendered to the FBI, Trump supporters were sent a blast email from the president’s son, Eric, begging for money:

The lines most likely to make you roll your eyes and that also prove how the Trumps will now be attempting to scam money out of gullible Trumpkins are these:

“There’s a new opposition against my father and this Administration every day. But as a loyal supporter, I know you know the truth.

“Please make a contribution of just $1 to help us crush our goal this month.”

And yet, Papa Trump tried to pretend the Manafort indictment was no big deal. On Twitter, the president posted this:


If that’s the case, then why does Eric need to be begging for money? Trump himself has said he plans to help pay the legal bills of friends and associates who are also being investigated, though he hasn’t actually forked over any of that cash yet. Based on his past lies about giving to charities and then reneging, it seems safe to bet he’s spinning yet another lie out of classic Trumpian bullshit.

The Trump family is nothing but a bunch of pathetic grifters. If and when any of them wind up doing prison time, don’t be surprised to see them begging their brain-dead supporters for money to spend on commissary items.

Pathetic, thy name is Trump!

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Crime Espionage Trump-Russia

Why Paul Manafort’s Indictment Spells Big Trouble For Donald Trump

Shortly after 8 a.m. EST Monday morning, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort surrendered himself at the Washington, D.C. field office of the FBI. According to The New York Times, Manafort and his former business associate, Rick Gates, will be charged with multiple federal crimes as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Supporters of President Trump have already begun spinning in an attempt to minimize the seriousness of the first indictment in the Russia probe. Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) said on CNN this morning:

“This could be a big old nothingburger if it was pre-campaign.”

Though details of the indictment haven’t yet been made public, the Times notes that Manafort:

“Had been under investigation for violations of federal tax law, money laundering and whether he appropriately disclosed his foreign lobbying.”

What does this first indictment mean for Donald Trump and the administration? It likely means that Mueller is going to be looking closely at financial crimes, and that could well mean that Trump is in very big trouble.

The Russia Connection

While Manafort took large sums of money from Russian interests for alleged lobbying he did on behalf of clients in both Russia and Ukraine–$10 million a year in one case–he is also suspected of laundering at least $26 million for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who has close ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

But Trump also has a history of questionable dealings with Russian billionaires. In 2008, he sold a mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, to Dmitry Rybolovlev for the price of $95 million. Trump had only paid $41 million for the property. Was this a way for Russia to give Trump a payoff in exchange for him being willing to launder millions in illegal cash for them?

Follow the Money

The first public steps we see from Robert Mueller’s team suggest the investigation is indeed following the same pattern as the charges which eventually brought down Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal. Mueller is staying on the money trail, and that would seem to be where Trump is most vulnerable.

In July, during an interview, the president was asked if Mueller would be overreaching if he began looking into his or his family’s finances. Trump replied:

“I would say yeah.”

Totally unprompted, Trump then added:

“I don’t make money from Russia. In fact, I put out a letter saying that I don’t make — from one of the most highly respected law firms, accounting firms. I don’t have buildings in Russia. They said I own buildings in Russia. I don’t.

“They said I made money from Russia. I don’t. It’s not my thing. I don’t, I don’t do that. Over the years, I’ve looked at maybe doing a deal in Russia, but I never did one. Other than I held the Miss Universe pageant there eight, nine years.”

Sounds a bit defensive and naive in light of what we now know. Trump’s reaction to Manafort’s indictment will likely tell us even more about just how scared the president is. Stay tuned.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Politics Veterans WTF?!

Homeless Vets Group In New York Asked Trump For Donation–You Won’t Believe What He Sent!

Donald Trump just loves to talk endlessly about how much he respects and supports military veterans. Of course, most of that is just lip service he pays so he can appear to be patriotic and get in good with potential voters and Republicans who are so fond of sending members of the armed services to fight endless wars.

Back in 2016, Trump held a rally rather than attend a GOP debate because he was afraid of facing questions from then-Fox News host Megyn Kelly. He trumpeted the fact that he had raised some $6 million for veterans. And he then promptly put the money in a foundation that only he controls.

But before the debate-avoidance event, a vet group in Queens that helps homeless veterans wrote and requested some funding from the Donald for their cause. What did he send them instead? Bumper stickers! Bumper stickers that read:

“Trump – Make America Great Again.”

Veterans-in-Command President Larry Robertson told the New York Daily News that his group sent a letter to Trump in which they asked for some money to help their group, which they say is desperate for assistance.


He was sent the bumper stickers, along with a note:

“Unfortunately we are unable to make donations from the campaign. Mr. Trump is very passionate about giving veterans the best life possible! Team Trump.”

Adding insult to injury, the group is now receiving letters from the Trump campaign asking for their support. Robertson remarked:

“We never wrote to his campaign. Now they want us to get out there and campaign and be on his team? Without the veterans, he wouldn’t be where he is today.”

NBC has looked into the Donald J. Trump Foundation and found that since 2010 Trump has given a mere $75,000 to veterans groups out of the $5 million it has donated to various causes.

How big of a hypocrite is Trump when it comes to veterans? This report from the Young Turks will show you. And it will very likely make you angry as well:

 

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Crime Trump-Russia

This Viral Video Of Trump And His Associates Being Arrested Is PERFECTION!

Ever since it was reported on Friday night that a grand jury convened by Special Counsel Robert Mueller had just handed down at least one sealed indictment in the Russia investigation, speculation has been running rampant on one question: What name (or names) might be included in that indictment, which could be unsealed as early as Monday morning?

While we can’t see the future, an incredibly creative person who goes by the name 1oneclone, posted a brilliantly edited video on YouTube which shows all of the Trump associates being taken down by the FBI.

The video (below) opens with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn being taken into custody and soon shifts to include Steve Bannon, “Alternative Facts” Kellyanne Conway, and Sean Spicer.


But the best part of this viral video is probably when Orange Donnie himself is led out in handcuffs. He has the same stupid look on this face that he always has. The one that says: I’m too freaking ignorant to even know the depths of my own idiocy.

How sweet it’s going to be when all of these traitors and clowns are behind bars.

And now, it’s Mueller Time!

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Corruption Espionage

Is The Infamous Trump ‘Golden Shower’ Video About To Be Released?

A couple of months ago, out of nowhere and apparently apropos of nothing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a terse press release which read:

“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country – let alone the branch or agency of government – with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.”

Speculation immediately began. Had Rosenstein been ordered to send out the press release by President Trump as a way of countering reports that he was now under investigation by the special counsel for obstruction of justice? Or was there another motive?

The internet lit up with suggestions regarding the Rosenstein statement, and eventually a theory crystallized: The infamous “golden showers” video which had first been mentioned as part of a dossier compiled by British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, was about to be released. Former Clinton administration aide Claude Taylor–who has been correct about grand juries and other details related to the Russiagate matter–posted this on Twitter:

Note that Taylor references a “certain US ally” in his tweet. Could a potential US ally that wants to see Trump out of office ASAP be on the verge of complicating matters even further for the Trump administration? If so, a tape of the president engaged in bizarre sex acts might help wavering Congressional Republicans decide that impeachment proceedings need to begin.


All of this is nothing but speculation. There is no concrete evidence that a “pee tape” exists. But considering that Trump is known to be a serial adulterer and could afford to hire prostitutes to engage in whatever acts he requested, it isn’t really all that difficult to believe that the Russians or some other intelligence service may indeed have compromising evidence on President Trump.

Trump has repeatedly denied that the video–which was allegedly shot in Russia–exists. But then again, this is the same man who has said on multiple occasions that he isn’t under investigation in the Russia probe. Yet on June 16 he confirmed that he was under investigation despite all of those vehement denials:

How will the president spin the video if it’s released? Will he maintain the man seen in the tape is a body double? Or is he already planning to resign as soon as the investigation gets closer to him? Time will tell.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org