Thursday, July 20, 2017

Despite threats from The Donald, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Trump family finances. Update!

Let's see, what else does Donald Trump not want me to investigate?
Courtesy of Bloomberg:

The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe. 

FBI investigators and others are looking at Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, Trump’s involvement in a controversial SoHo development in New York with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and Trump’s sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008, the person said. 

The investigation also has absorbed a money-laundering probe begun by federal prosecutors in New York into Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

John Dowd, one of Trump’s lawyers, said on Thursday that he was unaware of the inquiry into Trump’s businesses by the two-months-old investigation and considered it beyond the scope of what Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be examining. 

“Those transactions are in my view well beyond the mandate of the Special counsel; are unrelated to the election of 2016 or any alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and most importantly, are well beyond any Statute of Limitation imposed by the United States Code,” he wrote in an email.

The MINUTE I read that New York Times article, where Trump essentially threatened the Special Counselor, I HOPED that Mueller was going to aggressively go after the Trump family finances, and lo and behold he is.

I am sort of torn between hoping that Trump DOES NOT fire Mueller so that he can continue to do his investigations without interruption, and hoping that he DOES find a way to get rid of Mueller so that we can witness the devastating fallout that it will surely trigger.

All I know for certain is that Donald Trump's problems are really only just beginning.

Update: This just broke from the Washington Post 

With the Russia investigation continuing to widen, Trump’s lawyers are working to corral the probe and question the propriety of the special counsel’s work. They are actively compiling a list of Mueller’s alleged potential conflicts of interest, which they say could serve as a way to stymie his work, according to several of Trump’s legal advisers. 

A conflict of interest is one of the possible grounds that can be cited by an attorney general to remove a special counsel from office under Justice Department regulations that set rules for the job.

The president is also irritated by the notion that Mueller’s probe could reach into his and his family’s finances, advisers said. Trump has been fuming about the probe in recent weeks as he has been informed about the legal questions that he and his family could face. 

His primary frustration centers on why allegations that his campaign coordinated with Russia should spread into scrutinizing many years of Trump dealmaking. He has told aides he was especially disturbed after learning Mueller would be able to access several years of his tax returns.

Yeah, not hard to see that this was coming.

So yes, Trump is looking for a way to fire Robert Mueller.

But wait, there's more.

The article goes on to reveal that Trump is also exploring with his legal team his ability to grant pardons.

Including the possibility of pardoning himself.

And I think that would be what we might call Trump's plan B.

Update 2: Spokesman for Trump's legal team resigns

103 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:52 PM

    Thank God he is doing so. I so want to see Trump and his family members brought down. They are doing nothing for America! Absolutely zero! Fuck them all!

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  2. Anonymous4:54 PM

    Can he fire Mueller? I was under the impression that a special counsel was unfireable.

    GeorgiaPeach

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    1. He cannot fire him directly but he can get him fired if he can make the case that Mueller has conflicts of interest.

      If you go down and read that New York Times article you can see that he is already trying to make that case.

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    2. Probably why he is so pissed at Sessions for recusing himself. He wants to call Sessions and order him to fire Mueller. Now it's a little harder for him to get his way. Donnie is having a tantrum hissy fit.

      Geez, I wish the bastard would just blow an aneurysm already.

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    3. Anonymous5:06 AM

      AS THE WORM TURNS.............

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    4. Anonymous7:08 AM

      He should as the ghost of Richard "I am not a Crook" Nixon about what a good idea firing Mueller would be :)

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  3. Anonymous4:55 PM

    That's right. Threaten. If you've got nothing to hide, what's the problem? If he fires him, we have our answer.

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    1. Anonymous7:18 PM

      Exactly! Nothing to fear when there is nothing to hide. Cough. Russia. Cough.

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    2. Anonymous12:49 PM

      718 you mean Russia has been in USA for over 100 years now? Is that why the stock market crashed in 1929? So if we were to see WHO owns biz in America, your saying it's Russians? Hiding in plain sight? Dann. Hey. Hey America
      ya'll better wake up to this!
      Or your Red, white and blue will become for sale to the highest bidder. Don't be lazy.

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  4. Anonymous5:08 PM

    Think of how much we know, about Trump already paying a $10 million fine for his Vegas casino's money-laundering, about Trump being deep in hock to the only bank that will still lend to him... about his real estate transactions with Russians... about all his losing court cases... the guy is an everyday crook.

    But hey, at least he didn't use an unhackable email server for America's most important communications.

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    1. Anonymous5:36 PM

      Or BENGHAZI!!!!!

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    2. Anonymous7:23 PM

      Be gone Trolls. In the name of the holy spirit and Jesus himself. Amen. The devil is about to go down and Trump with him.

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  5. Anonymous5:08 PM

    Trump is backed in a corner like the sewerage rat that he is.
    My money is on trump to do something stupid, since he is stupid.
    However it would be nice to bring this mess to fruition.
    I believe he will fire Mueller, since Mueller is not afraid of trump and his hooligans!
    Trump is an imbecile!!!!!

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  6. Anonymous5:25 PM

    ot An Ohio Republican challenging Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for his Senate seat slammed the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Thursday as a "partisan witchhunt group."
    Cernovich and Posobiec are known for pushing the so-called "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory, which claimed that Hillary Clinton campaign officials were involved in a child sex trafficking ring operating out of a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant.
    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/342963-gop-senate-candidate-attacks-anti-defamation-league-for-witchhunt-on-alt

    ‘Pizzagate’ Promoter Responds To ADL’s Alt-Right List With Video From Auschwitz

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jack-posobiec-responds-to-adl-alt-right-list-auschwitz

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  7. Anonymous5:46 PM

    Even if Trump attempts to fire Mueller, I believe the FBI is also doing a Trump investigation, which will not stop for the Special Counsel or the firing of the head of the FBI, Comey. The Senate is also doing their own investigation. The wheels are in motion. This is a house of cards and I believe the truth will eventually come out no matter how many people Trump fires.

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    1. Anonymous8:35 PM

      I thought "the house of cards" also about the Trump family. Everything is in motion for their house of cards to collapse.

      I do not see how firing Mueller or Sessions would stop the investigative teams assembled.

      I hope the Trump family resigns to protect their financial schemes from being exposed and shady dealings.

      The republican party made a big mistake letting Trump refuse to show his tax returns.

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  8. Anonymous5:49 PM

    BREAKING NEWS - GET YOUR POPCORN....

    Trump wants to know can he pardon himself, family members and aides

    Washington Post
    Trump team seeks to control, block Mueller’s Russia investigation

    Some of President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons, according to people familiar with the effort.

    Trump has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe, according to one of those people. A second person said Trump’s lawyers have been discussing the president’s pardoning powers among themselves.

    Trump’s legal team declined to comment on the issue. But one adviser said the president has simply expressed a curiosity in understanding the reach of his pardoning authority, as well as the limits of Mueller’s investigation.



    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-lawyers-seek-to-undercut-muellers-russia-investigation/2017/07/20/232ebf2c-6d71-11e7-b9e2-2056e768a7e5_story.html

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    1. Anonymous6:09 PM

      Not that there's anything to see in his taxes or other financial reports. Amirite?

      "The president is also irritated by the notion that Mueller’s probe could reach into his and his family’s finances, advisers said.

      Trump has been fuming about the probe in recent weeks as he has been informed about the legal questions that he and his family could face. His primary frustration centers on why allegations that his campaign coordinated with Russia should spread into scrutinizing many years of Trump dealmaking. He has told aides he was especially disturbed after learning Mueller would be able to access several years of his tax returns."

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-lawyers-seek-to-undercut-muellers-russia-investigation/2017/07/20/232ebf2c-6d71-11e7-b9e2-2056e768a7e5_story.html

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    2. Anonymous8:24 PM

      But, but, but...he can't be upset about Mueller seeing his tax returns because he's going to release them to the public himself right after the nomination!

      Oh sorry, I mean after the election.

      Oops, I mean the audit...

      Never mind.

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    3. Anonymous10:19 PM

      Is that why he went to France? They said yes?

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    4. He can pardon everyone but that doesn't include himself. Pence can pardon him when he becomes president.

      Even if he tries to pardon himself and the courts back him, I don't believe that means he cannot be impeached. But I suppose it's a fool's dream to believe that even if Trump went that far, the House would move to impeach him. The Death Party has too much to gain keeping Trump in the Oval Office.

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    5. And as they were pointing out last night, a pardon is an admission of guilt and will not stop any state court cases against them.

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    6. Anonymous12:32 PM

      Let's hope France said no like England did long ago.

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    7. Anonymous11:49 PM

      1232 Yeah but good ok' Woody said yes. Fast forward to current cluster fuck. Shrug.

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  9. Anonymous5:55 PM

    OH MOMMA, I'M COMIN' HOME,
    I QUIT


    The Hill:
    Trump legal team spokesman resigns: report

    The chief spokesman for President Trump’s personal legal team, Mark Corallo, has resigned.

    According to a new report by The Washington Post, Corallo resigned Thursday for reasons not immediately made known.

    Corallo, a veteran GOP operative, was working on the White House defense against special counsel Robert Meuller's probe into Russian election interference in the 2016 election....

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/343058-trump-legal-team-spokesman-resigns-report

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    1. Anonymous9:08 PM

      RICO!
      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/wsj-report-mueller-congress-probing-possible-money-laundering-manafort

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racketeer_Influenced_and_Corrupt_Organizations_Act

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  10. Anonymous6:01 PM

    State charges filed against tRUMP associates, say in the states of Virginia or New York, tRUMP has no pardon power against state charges.

    Possible crimes committed by tRUMPers? Too many to name.

    Charge a few of tRUMP's close insiders and watch them sing to save their pasty white @$$es from state penitentiary time. State time is no club fed.

    tRUMP @$$umes he is smarter than his opponents, but he @$$umes wrong imo.

    Shit WILL get real and quickly if and when the state charges drop.

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    1. Anonymous8:35 PM

      NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is like the proverbial pitbull and has already caused Trump no end of grief with lawsuits and investigations. Because Trump's center of power is in NY, Schneiderman has jurisdiction over everything that the Trump empire does.

      Even if the Mueller investigation is neutered by Trump and/or Congress, none of them can do anything to stop the NY AG's office from pursuing their cases against Trump.

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    2. Anonymous4:34 AM

      In just the past 24 hours, Bloomberg reported that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office was investigating a number of Russia-related business transactions Trump has carried out in recent years, from his involvement in a failed SoHo condo development deal with a mob-linked Russian businessman to the 2013 Miss Universe contest he hosted in Moscow.
      “The problem is you don’t really know what is Russian,” Nick Akerman, a former federal prosecutor who worked on the Watergate investigation
      “In any complex investigation, when you start turning over rocks, sometimes you find things that are unrelated to the primary investigation, that are criminal in nature,” Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee.

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/trump-wont-like-where-special-counsel-probe-goes

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  11. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Trump: Can I pardon myself, my family and aides?

    WHY?

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    1. Anonymous6:19 PM

      Boy Scout motto: Grab 'em by the pussy. You can do anything.

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    2. Anonymous6:29 PM

      So they can do it again and again? They need to be ousted and NOW.

      In my 60 years on the planet, I have never seen anything like this and my heart of hearts says that they're going to get away with it.

      Un-freaking-believable!

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  12. Anonymous6:09 PM

    Are ya missin' President Obama now?

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    1. Sarah Falin6:28 PM

      Heck no!

      No one is missing him!

      All you Joe the Plummers and Pit Bulls with Lipstick know all that crazy Michelle organic garden crap at the White House nightmares are finally done!

      One more thing all us rill Alaskans know is what the hell a dipstick looks like and what to do with it! We wait for it to quit early!

      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d8/09/49/d80949d27204019caba594effbd3411a.jpg

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    2. Anonymous7:01 PM

      The apology we'll never get from McCain, 6:28 PM. He's already martyr status and not even dead yet.

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    3. Anonymous7:15 PM

      Yep, she should have built a wall and kept all those Russians out. They been takin jobs, land and wimin until they will have the whole state back.

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    4. Anonymous7:51 PM

      When Putin rears his head in airspace, only one place to be!

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    5. Anonymous11:40 PM

      Well let's pet Putz ego and convince him to ride a new jet. Program to go in a volcano. Oops daisy! ;)

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  13. Anonymous6:13 PM

    of course he is going to pardon himself and everyone involved - that has been obvious from the beginning - this whole wishful thinking that he will be impeached and the whole lot will go to jail has been a fantasy from day one - there are enough guilty republicans in office they will do nothing and even if they did impeach that is a toothless outcome - so what - trump doesn't have to leave the white house if that happens and a president can not be held legally accountable for anything - the sooner we accept reality the sooner we can get to work surviving the next four years (and possibly 8 years since the voting machines can be hacked and voter rolls being purged they could easily win again) - from the ground up we have to educate folks, get folks to folk at every local level office and have a long term plan spanning decades to recover (the same way the repubs and christian taliban have spent the last several decades to get us to this point - we need to do the same to save our country and it will take a looooooong time) - and that starts with accepting trump (and gang) will get off free and clear

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    1. Anonymous7:25 PM

      Exactly.

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    2. Anonymous8:07 PM

      State charges for some of Dolt 45's bitchez!

      He has no pardon power for state charges!

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    3. Anonymous10:03 PM

      8:07
      absolutely correct !!

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    4. Anonymous3:09 AM

      Yeah...no.
      The man is mentally ill and will not last 4 yet alone 8 years. Calm down and get real people. The repubs are probably already planning his demise.Salvage what they can.

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  14. Anonymous6:22 PM

    Trump is sounding more and more like the guy who gets pulled over by the cops and immediately says "You're not gonna look in the trunk, are you?"

    Tom, in FL

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    1. Anonymous8:41 PM

      See that box? Don't look in that box!!-Trump

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  15. Anonymous6:24 PM

    Karma's a bitch, god bless her.

    GeorgiaPeach

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  16. Anonymous6:40 PM

    So Shakespearian of him. He seems to just protest too much. The more he protests about revealing his taxes, about how there is nothing to the Russian situation, etc., etc., etc., the more obvious it becomes that there is a whole lot there. If he weren't so stupid he would have kept quiet and calm and hoped it would just fade away. But, every time he opens his mouth, the worse it makes it all.

    Wanting to know that he can pardon his family and himself is a dead give-away that there is something there that will need a pardon to keep him and them out of jail. I certainly hope that he can't give out those pardons, OR, if he does that finally the GOP will find some way to kick them all out of DC.

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  17. Anonymous6:45 PM

    Can Trump pardon himself for supposedly sexually harassing all those women so they can't go after him in court after he has been impeached?

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  18. Anonymous6:57 PM

    Read my lips, if Trump can't pardon himself, family, friends and staff... no problem

    PRESIDENT PENCE WILL PARDON TRUMP, DONALD JR, JARED, IVANKA, BANNON, FLYNN, MANAFORT, KATHYANNE CONWAY AND OTHERS

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    1. Anonymous10:06 PM

      the fuktard pence will sink with all the rest, paul ryan et al too ..

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    2. Anonymous11:17 PM

      So what. Ford pardoned Nixon. He's still a disgrace. Granted, he's more admirable than trump, but a disgrace none the less.

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  19. Anonymous7:04 PM

    Ahhh man, Melania has to be pissed at her husband for embarrassing Melania.

    Now she can't go to Slovenia on Air Force One as First Lady because her husband and his children are seeking pardons.

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  20. Anonymous7:17 PM

    Mexicans NO - Keep Out!
    Muslims NO - Keep Out!

    Chinese "YES" you are welcome to enter the United States of America - Invest in Kushner and get your US Visa before it is to late.

    CNN:
    Exclusive: Jared Kushner's White House connection still being used to lure Chinese investors

    Jared Kushner's status as a top aide to President Donald Trump was used to lure Chinese investors to his family's New Jersey development, even after his family's company apologized for mentioning his name during a sales pitch in May, CNN has found.

    References to Kushner are part of online promotions by two businesses that are working with Kushner Companies to find Chinese investors willing to invest in the 1 Journal Square development in exchange for a US visa....

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/20/politics/draft-kushner-visas/index.html

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    1. Anonymous7:13 AM

      Well, little Jared needs a lot of money so he wants investors to come. Right now, the Russian channel is pretty blocked so he's turning to China for more.
      Beaglemom

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  21. Anonymous7:31 PM

    No wonder Trump wanted to get rid of the press asap. Geez. Now he wants to get rid of those that have the power to Trump him.
    The comment from 6:13 is right. A whole shitload of Republicans are in on all this and that's why no eyebrows have been raised. Putin did a good job flipping our politicians, and the so called christians.
    Now, America we must wake up and smell the roses. Do we really want Putin as our leader. I noticed there was no leadership in Washington.
    I wonder if there are any people in this country that will fight for this to stop. I would like my faith in democracy restored. Many Native Americans died on the land for the story to be, oh, they let Donald Trump and Co. sell it to the Russians.
    America has no leaders right now.

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    1. Anonymous3:11 AM

      We don't have any leaders. You're correct. Let's stop paying taxes. They can't jail us all.

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    2. Anonymous8:50 AM

      A neighbor once told me if we stopped buying gas for a week, that would upset their game. Haha. Might bring the price down a little lower. ;)

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  22. Anonymous7:37 PM

    Trump is scrambling for cover. I've read that when you back him into a corner he plays dirty. The mafia mentality.
    Watch. Wait. It's coming. Wonder how Palin fits in all this.

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    1. Anonymous7:53 PM

      Oh, she's in on it. Guaranteed!

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    2. Anonymous8:10 PM

      Trump has a lot to worry about now and Palin is not on his mind. If only the Palin obsessed around here would follow suit.

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    3. Anonymous10:59 PM

      Not Palin obsessed. Just knowin' that there is a reason a lot of Republicans were backing him. They are in cahoots. Why not her? I mean who bought her mansion? Had to be a Russian.

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    4. Anonymous8:51 AM

      Yeah and when they seize assets and get deported. :-()

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  23. Anonymous8:07 PM

    Anybody seen Kellyanne Conway?

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    1. Anonymous8:52 PM

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-business-partner-tries-to-erase-his-prostitution-bust-from-web

      KkkCONblowJOB

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    2. Anonymous3:13 AM

      I have. She has really, REALLY nasty varicose veins. I asked Uncle G if he wants a picture but no response. They really are something to see. With all her $$$ she needs to get those things fixed. But, the longer they exists the higher a chance she will throw a clot to her lungs. Literally the ugly on her inside is coming out.

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    3. Anonymous7:12 AM

      Anon at 3:13 am, Conways' varicose veins are the least of anyone worries. It the vile nonsense that she spews forth that is a concern. Like her boss, she is a consummate liar.
      Beaglemom

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  24. Anonymous8:10 PM

    Report: Robert Mueller likely already has Donald Trump’s tax returns

    Donald Trump is so far behind the media and the public when it comes to his own scandals, he just recently learned that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has the power to pull his tax returns as part of the Russia investigation. The rest of us have known this since the day Mueller was appointed. But because Trump only gets his news from Fox News and the National Enquirer, he didn’t have a clue about it. Now comes a report that Mueller likely already has Trump’s tax returns.

    This evening the Washington Post revealed the following startling revelation: “He has told aides he was especially disturbed after learning Mueller would be able to access several years of his tax returns.” (link). This means that not only did Trump fail to learn as much from the widespread earlier reporting on the matter, none of his aides of attorneys had bothered to tell him as much.

    But now comes a report from political insider Scott Dworkin: “Spoke to a lawyer who told me that Mueller probably got Trump’s tax returns the first day on the job.” (link). If this is the case, it’s essentially too late for Trump to fire Mueller, as his tax returns are already in the wind. And as we’ve learned over the past two years, whatever Trump is hiding in his tax returns, he’s been consistently desperate to keep anyone from seeing them.

    Donald Trump was willing to risk losing the election by refusing to release his tax returns, which made him look incredibly suspicious. That meant Trump knew that whatever he was hiding in his returns was even worse than the political problem he created for himself by keeping it hidden. That’s long pointed to Trump’s returns containing evidence of serious criminal behavior on his part, or evidence that he’s a financial puppet of the Russian government. And now we know that Mueller has likely had them all along. Too late, Trump.

    http://www.palmerreport.com/politics/report-robert-mueller-likely-already-has-donald-trumps-tax-returns/3973/

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    1. Anonymous11:13 PM

      Lock him right the fuck up!!!

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  25. Anonymous8:12 PM

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is going after Donald Trump for Russian money laundering

    Yesterday the New York Times asked Donald Trump how he would react if Special Counsel Robert Mueller began investigating his finances. Trump responded by threatening to fire Mueller if he did. What Trump didn’t know is that Mueller is already knee deep into probing Trump’s financial history, which the Times revealed immediately after publishing the interview. But now it turns out Mueller is investigating Trump specifically for his role in Russian money laundering.

    It was the Wall Street Journal this afternoon that made the reveal, while not quite hitting the sweet spot of what’s really going on. The WSJ reported that Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel office is now taking over an existing federal investigation into alleged Russian money laundering by Paul Manafort (link). But here’s what this really means.

    Mueller’s investigation into criminal activities on the part of Trump’s associates only goes so far as those activities relate to Trump. So his decision to take over the Manafort money laundering investigation means that, in his view, Trump was involved in some way shape or form with Manafort’s alleged money laundering. In other words, Mueller is investigating Donald Trump for Russian money laundering.

    http://www.palmerreport.com/politics/special-counsel-donald-trump-russian-money-laundering/3967/

    Robert Mueller investigating Donald Trump’s financial dealings with Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev

    http://www.palmerreport.com/politics/robert-mueller-investigating-donald-trumps-financial-dealings-with-russian-oligarch-dmitry-rybolovlev/3972/

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    1. Anonymous11:58 PM

      Russian ogliarchs have been laundering money over a century now. They silently kidnapped your country, and loudly disrupted it with a money deposit that crashed the stock market. They quietly invest and quickly put those in power to seduce Americans into a Depression and make them l0ve it. They laughed at your struggles while they lived large. Then they started a war so as no one would ask about the stock crash. After that fiasco,
      They re- invented America in their "Russian" image.
      How's that working now?
      Don't get Mad America!
      Get Even. You can do it!
      More power in numbers. ;)

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  26. Anonymous8:12 PM

    Dolt 45's Yourwanka is a hardass worker also too!

    https://twitter.com/KatyTurNBC/status/888237733839335424

    Scaramucci met w Ivanka and POTUS in the Oval Office for an hour/hour half today says source w knowledge.

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  27. Anonymous8:13 PM

    There It Is, Folks

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/there-it-is-folks

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  28. Anonymous8:18 PM

    Chris Matthews: After Threats, Mueller Must Go After Trump To ‘Prove He’s Not On A Leash’

    On Wednesday night’s Hardball, Matthews said that Mueller almost has no choice now but to go after the President.

    “Do you get a sense that he knows that he put Mueller in a corner here because he said to Mueller ‘don’t do this or you’re gonna get fired’, in an implicit threat,” Matthews said to the New York Times’ Peter Baker. “It makes Mueller almost have to do it – go after his tax returns even – to prove that he’s not on a leash of this President.”

    Baker agreed that sending a warning to Mueller might not have been a good move for the President.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/chris-matthews-after-threats-mueller-must-go-after-trump-to-prove-hes-not-on-a-leash/

    Ben Stein: Mueller ‘Wants to Kill’ Trump’s Political Career and ‘Maybe Take Away’ His Freedom

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/ben-stein-mueller-wants-to-kill-trumps-political-career-and-maybe-take-away-his-freedom/

    GOP Senators Tell Tapper They Want Trump to Cut Out the Attacks on Sessions and Mueller

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/gop-senators-tell-tapper-they-want-trump-to-cut-out-the-attacks-on-sessions-and-mueller/

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    1. Anonymous11:09 PM

      Fuck Ben Stein. trump's political career should be killed and LOCK HIM UP!!!

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    2. Anonymous7:10 AM

      I sure want to end Trump's "political career" and send him to prison. I think that Mueller wants to truth to come out. It is extremely dangerous for our country's security to have the possibility (or probability) of intrusion by a hostile foreign power. Right now, no one in Washington knows if they can trust anyone in the Trump administration connected with national security matters. These have NEVER before been issues. Both Democratic and Republican administrations in the past have been focused on protecting OUR national security, although there may have been questions about methods used. No one before Trump ever actively engaged an antagonistic foreign power to interfere.
      Beaglemom

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  29. Anonymous8:35 PM

    No Pardons!

    Lock Them Up
    Lock Them Up

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  30. Anonymous8:57 PM

    Regarding "Update #2": Thanks for the link to The Hill. An additional treat is their trending sidebar, "Trump criticizes Japan's First Lady for not speaking English". Good grief. Trump is quoted as saying Prime Minister Abe's wife, Akie Abe "doesn't, like, say hello", as an example of how limited her English is. HOWEVER, that article includes a video clip of her speaking at an international climate change conference in 2014. She delivered a very meaningful speech, both completely correct in grammar and pronunciation and not at all hard to understand.

    Why would Trump insult the Japanese Prime Minister's wife? Certainly because Melania speaks English so very poorly.

    Stupid POS President.

    Wild Tortoise

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    1. Anonymous11:07 PM

      Small potatoes. trump's going DOWN!

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    2. Anonymous7:04 AM

      I watched the 33 second video in the Wash. Post story showing Trump being seated next to the Japanese prime minister's wife. When he sat down, he (I think deliberately) turned away from her, spoke momentarily to the woman on his left and then starting waving and pointing down the table at Putin. He ignored Mrs. Abe completely. Her interpreter was sitting just behind her; had Trump tried to engage her in conversation, she would have replied. Mrs. Abe is polite; he is not. Not a single day goes by without some inappropriate Trump statement or action. He is simply a disgusting human being.

      I feel sorry for any woman who force by a seating chart to sit at his right during a formal dinner. Surely no woman would choose to do so.
      Beaglemom

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  31. Anonymous9:13 PM

    I pray Trump doesn't become like Sarah Palin.

    After Palin quit she still referred to herself as Governor Sarah Palin on her Facebook, op eds, and so on. Also the media referred to her as Governor Sarah Palin. No she is not Governor Sarah Palin!

    Sarah Palin quit on us in Alaska.

    After Trump quits, no he's not President Trump.

    He should lose his Secret Service protection.

    No health insurance.

    No pension.

    No nothing.

    No presidential funeral when he croaks.

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    1. Anonymous10:15 PM

      drumph and his ilk should be hung for treason .. period ..

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    2. Anonymous5:21 AM

      The orange shit gibbon WILL be in the Bar X soon. So no worry .

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  32. Anonymous9:13 PM

    Mueller can't look at my taxes. I'm still being audited

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  33. Anonymous11:05 PM

    "...he was especially disturbed after learning Mueller would be able to access several years of his tax returns." I think I just orgasmed.

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  34. Anonymous1:45 AM

    Never forget and don't let the future USA Citizens forget what political party Donald john trump represents. The Republican Party have completely failed America and have caused her harm. The Republicans own this and that lame asshole occupying the people's house.

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  35. It's a race.

    Can Mueller get his ducks in a row and indict before Trump pardons?

    What will those pardons do to his approval ratings? He'll look guilty as sin and trying to cover his ass. How many Deplorables will still be on this side? No wonder he is trying to smear and discredit Mueller.

    "Presidential pardon power derives from a specific grant in the Constitution. Article II, Section 2 vests the president with the “Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” The President’s pardon power is limited to federal offenses..."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-happens-if-trump-exercise-pardon-power_us_596f75dbe4b0000eb197ba66?section=us_politics

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/can-trump-use-the-presidential-pardon-to-thwart-the_us_59709309e4b04dcf308d2a59?section=us_politics

    "Trump could not directly fire Mueller. He would have to order Rosenstein to do it, the man who appointed the special counsel in the first place. Rosenstein has testified to Congress he will not fire Mueller. Meanwhile, Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed at a news conference Thursday to stay on, “We are serving right now. The work we are doing today is the kind of work that we intend to continue.”"

    And that is why Trump attacked Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller and Comey.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-pardons_us_59715c70e4b0f1feb89b4281?section=us_politics

    "Lawyers for Donald Trump, spurred by the president’s own inquiries, are exploring his power to grant pardons — to aides, family and himself — as a means of undermining special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, The Washington Post reports.

    The Post, citing an unnamed source familiar with the queries, said the president himself had asked advisers about the constitutional power, although another source noted that Trump sought only to further his understanding of the privilege.

    Trump’s lawyers are also looking into Mueller’s potential conflicts of interests, perhaps as a way of removing him from the Justice Department’s investigation, according to a Post article that cited several of Trump’s legal advisers."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-lawyers-mueller-pardons_us_597157abe4b00e4363de87b8?section=us_politics

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    1. Anonymous7:14 AM

      They are looking for Mueller's conflicts of interest, isn't that like the pot calling the kettle black?

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    2. It's Trump's typical method. Intimidation. Smear, intimidate, get whatever he can and then threaten Mueller unless he backs off.

      Unfortunately, I don't think Donnie knows who he is dealing with. He is clueless how things operate at this level. He's used to dealing with mobsters and normal business dirt. He's in D.C. now and he has no idea how the big boys play.

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  36. Anonymous3:02 AM

    For a few nights this week, Rachel Maddow's guests have been saying the words "constitutional crisis" coming.
    What are WE the People going to do about it??
    I say plan to stop paying taxes.
    Trust me, there is no one watching the store. We had a huge error in our favor made this year. Of course we did not cash the 5 figure refund check and have been honest about it. But we could have cashed it. They still have not figured it out. It may be years til they do, or they may never.
    This is the leadership of Drumpf.

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  37. Anonymous4:54 AM

    New York Times
    Trump Recertifies Iran Nuclear Deal, but Only Reluctantly

    3 days ago

    ########

    MSNBC
    Trump grudgingly admits Obama's Iran nuclear deal is working

    2 days ago


    I could be wrong, didn't Trump the Great Negotiator used to always complain about President Obama's Iran deal? That fat bastard complained about everything President Obama did, now look at Trump, doesn't appear he's

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  38. Anonymous5:14 AM

    Rules applies to everyone else, not to Trump


    Washington Post
    ...No president has sought to pardon himself, so no courts have reviewed it.” (Read the whole piece here. In a recent post on The Fix, several lawyers weighed in on whether Trump could pardon himself.)-

    - Regardless of how serious these conversations are, someone who has nothing to hide typically is unlikely to query his lawyers about whether he can pardon himself…

    That Trump might be mulling such a move, however, is not terribly surprising when viewed in the context of his career: He has often behaved like the rules that apply to everyone else do not apply to him....

    -Washington Post

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    1. Anonymous6:57 AM

      So Trump gets to pre-pardon himself all the while claiming that 1) he's done nothing wrong and 2) he's president and cannot be charged with doing anything wrong . . . . Hmmm.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Even if he pardon's himself, that doesn't protect him from impeachment.

      Pardoning all involved, having Mueller fired, the dirt finally being revealed, the extent of his guilt and corruption, that could finally be enough to push the Death Party to cut him loose and impeach him.

      Just wait until his approval ratings are in the 20s.

      The constituents will put the pressure on those up for re-election in 2018 and 2020; impeach this bastard or it's your last term. If they believe it, they'll do it. If they think no matter what they'll still be re-elected, they won't do squat.

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  39. Anonymous5:32 AM

    The Hill Staffer at the Center of the Russia Intrigue
    Meet Paul Behrends, an aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher whose friendliness toward Moscow is raising hackles on Capitol Hill.

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/20/the-hill-staffer-at-the-center-of-the-russia-intrigue-215396

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  40. Anonymous6:00 AM

    Trump’s Business Partner Tries to Erase his Prostitution Bust From Web

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-business-partner-tries-to-erase-his-prostitution-bust-from-web


    Meanwhile, this Kazakh-born real estate mogul, Tevfik Arif, is doing his best to clean up his past, trying to purge the web of references to his arrest in an underage prostitution bust. He was later acquitted in the matter.
    Kazakhstan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan



    SANDS POINT, N.Y. — Two former associates of Donald Trump helped a family of wealthy Kazakh fugitives make extensive investments in the United States, some aimed at helping family members obtain legal residency here, a McClatchy investigation shows.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/former-trump-associates-helped-fugitive-kazakhs-in-visa-scheme/

    _Felix Sater, an ex-con and onetime senior adviser in the Trump Organization, helped the Trump family scout deals in Russia. He led an effort that began in 2012 to assist the stepchildren of Viktor Khrapunov, who that year had been placed on an international detention request list by the global police agency Interpol.
    _McClatchy's probe reveals that with the help of Sater and his then-business associate Daniel Ridloff, also formerly affiliated with the Trump Organization, the Khrapunov family invested millions in a short-lived company that sought to place biometrics machines in airports across the country.
    _On paper, Donald Trump's business relationship with Sater ended almost a decade ago. But earlier this year, Sater re-entered Trump's orbit when he and Michael D. Cohen, one of Trump's personal lawyers, were involved with a Ukraine-Russia peace proposal that was presented to Michael Flynn, then Trump's national security adviser.
    _Several key people in Trump's orbit did business with the Kazakh clan, including the law firm of Trump campaign surrogate Rudy Giuliani and the Bayrock Group, which developed Trump-branded projects in New York, Florida and Arizona and was founded by Tevik Arif, a politically connected former Soviet official from Kazakhstan.
    _Sater and Ridloff also worked with the Khrapunovs on nearly $35 million in U.S. real estate purchases during the same time period. They started with several acquisitions in N.Y., including the three condos in the Trump SoHo for which they spent $3.1 million.
    _Sater first began working with Trump while the Russian emigre was at Bayrock, which developed projects with Trump in Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in addition to the Trump SoHo in New York. Trump had given Bayrock exclusive rights in 2005 to develop a Trump International Hotel and Tower in Moscow. Court documents show Sater claims to have led a scouting trip in Russia with Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump in 2006.
    _Bracewell & Giuliani, the law-firm co-founded by former New York City Mayor and Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani, was retained to handle legal matters for the joint Bayrock-Khrapunov energy venture, according to documents obtained by Danish broadcaster Zembla. Giuliani left the partnership in 2016 and Bracewell officials did not respond to numerous calls.
    _Kazakhstan's president ordered BTA seized in 2009 and soon after accused Ablyazov of absconding with billions. Lawsuits in Los Angeles, New York and across the globe accuse of the Khrapunovs of co-mingling funds with Ablyazov and laundering the money, which is also the basis for the Interpol request by Kazakhstan. Lawyers for both the Khrapunovs and Ablyazovs deny this.
    _While Sater has said he was scouting potential Russia projects for the Trump Organization as late as 2015, Trump has played down their relationship.
    _"If he were sitting in the room right now, I really wouldn't know what he looked like," Trump said in a Florida deposition in 2013.

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  41. Anonymous6:56 AM

    Someone needs to sit Trump down (tie him down?) and explain that any sentient American would want to know why he's so cosy with the Russians, why he invited them to sabotage the Democratic campaign. It all looks like the many known, and probably not so known, deals made between various Trumps and Russian individuals and banks over the years because the Russians are well known not to do anything without a payback. We should know if our president (I shudder to use that descriptor for Trump) is being blackmailed or not. Would Trump understand the logic of those concerns? Probably not but then he's very ill-suited and unqualified to sit in the Oval Office.
    Beaglemom

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  42. Anonymous7:19 AM

    Since June there have been reports about the legal expertise of lawyers Mueller hired. There is no surprise factor that possible financial transactions would be explored. Hence the Trumps finances be examined. Sometimes I consider Trump believes he can get away with anything.

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    1. Sometimes?

      That is exactly what Trump believes. He thinks that now that he's president, he can do whatever he wants, everyone must do what he wants and that anything he's done in the past is moot because he's president now and presidents can do anything.

      He thinks he's a dictator and not even a petty one.

      He still wants his military parade and his ride in the golden carriage.

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  43. Anonymous7:19 AM

    If they are all so innocent, why does he need to look into pardoning them?

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  44. Anonymous7:30 AM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/nyt-reporter-confirms-blowup-of-trump-legal-team-linked-to-character-assassination-of-mueller/

    char·ac·ter as·sas·si·na·tion
    ˈker(ə)ktər əˌsasnˈāSHən/
    noun
    the malicious and unjustified HARMing of a person's good reputation."

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  45. Anonymous7:34 AM

    Above the 'law'

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/07/21/trumps-legal-team-weighs-curtail-special-counsel-reports.html

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  46. Anonymous7:37 AM

    Access to CRIMEa Port$>

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/07/20/robert_mueller_don_jr_s_russia_meeting_and_money_laundering.html

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  47. Anonymous8:06 AM

    Oh oh more rats jumping ship

    Buh bye Sean Spicer

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