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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Trumpanzees are thick as shit





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    Worth seeing their faces again

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    Haven’t seen a Teletubbie shirtless before.
    Is he the purple one I wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    This is why...

    Yeah. To someone as thin skinned as trump, that would do it.

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    Don't tell me another baldy orange cunto pick is a crook? Surely not?

    Louis DeJoy’s prolific campaign fundraising, which helped position him as a top Republican power broker in North Carolina and ultimately as head of the U.S. Postal Service, was bolstered for more than a decade by a practice that left many employees feeling pressured to make political contributions to GOP candidates — money DeJoy later reimbursed through bonuses, former employees say.

    Five people who worked for DeJoy’s former business, New Breed Logistics, say they were urged by DeJoy’s aides or by the chief executive himself to write checks and attend fundraisers at his 15,000-square-foot gated mansion beside a Greensboro, N.C., country club. There, events for Republicans running for the White House and Congress routinely fetched $100,000 or more apiece.

    Two other employees familiar with New Breed’s financial and payroll systems said DeJoy would instruct that bonus payments to staffers be boosted to help defray the cost of their contributions, an arrangement that would be unlawful.

    “Louis was a national fundraiser for the Republican Party. He asked employees for money. We gave him the money, and then he reciprocated by giving us big bonuses,” said David Young, DeJoy’s longtime director of human resources, who had access to payroll records at New Breed from the late 1990s to 2013 and is now retired. “When we got our bonuses, let’s just say they were bigger, they exceeded expectations — and that covered the tax and everything else.”

    Another former employee with knowledge of the process described a similar series of events, saying DeJoy orchestrated additional compensation for employees who had made political contributions, instructing managers to award bonuses to specific individuals.

    “He would ask employees to make contributions at the same time that he would say, ‘I’ll get it back to you down the road,’ ” said the former employee, who, like others interviewed for this report, spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retribution from DeJoy.

    In response to a series of detailed questions from The Washington Post, Monty Hagler, a spokesman for DeJoy, said the former New Breed chief executive was not aware that any employees had felt pressured to make donations.

    After repeatedly being asked, Hagler did not directly address the assertions that DeJoy reimbursed workers for making contributions, pointing to a statement in which he said DeJoy “believes that he has always followed campaign fundraising laws and regulations.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    This is why...

    Such an eloquent, well educated and witty chap.

    How on earth did you go from him to this?

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    Quote........ Donald J Trump “ it’s going to be ONLY America first “

    So for all the brain dead non Americans, just let that sink in.

    And for all American free thinkers, that would be a cringe worthy statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    That was posted the same day as the atlantic story came out - but I do wonder if it was done before the publication. It only take a swipe at the John McCain stuff, not even one mention of "sucker" or "loser". I think the response is still to come......
    Yup. Thought so. This is the lincoln project response:


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    The DOJ is looking to take over Trump's defense in a defamation case linked to his rape accuser E. Jean Carroll.

    They're not even pretending anymore. Barr sees himself as Trump's personal attorney:


    DOJ Seeks to Take Over Trump Defense in E. Jean Carroll Defamation Lawsuit - Bloomberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Yup. Thought so. This is the lincoln project response:
    And another:


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    Ouch. That's going to hurt.

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    It's true though. He is a loser and a coward. And hopefully soon, a convicted criminal.

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    Michael Cohen Predicts Trump Will Resign if He Loses So Pence Can Pardon Him

    President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen tossed out a “theory” Tuesday night that the president will resign if he loses the presidential election this November in order to pave the way for Vice President Mike Pence to pardon him for any federal crimes he’s supposedly committed.

    Cohen—who is currently serving a three-year prison sentence under house arrest after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, lying to Congress, and tax evasion—appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to promote his memoir Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump.

    Early in the interview, host Rachel Maddow brought up Cohen pleading guilty to violating federal campaign finance laws, noting that it was related to the hush-money scheme that the ex-Trump lawyer helped set up during the 2016 election in order to silence two women with whom Trump allegedly had extramarital affairs.

    “The thing that I have never understood and I have pursued this story as hard as I’ve pursued anything in the Trump era and nobody’s been able to explain this to me,” Maddow wondered aloud. “Why were you the only one charged?”

    The MSNBC star then pointed out that Cohen wrote in “great detail” in his book about the plan to cover-up the payments with other members of the Trump Organization, including the president himself. She also noted that American Media, Inc. and then-CEO David Pecker were said to have been heavily involved in the scheme but Cohen was the only one charged.

    “Because they elected to make me into the scapegoat. I did what I did. I took responsibility for it,” Cohen replied, adding that Trump’s signature is on some of the checks.

    “Why I’m the only one, it doesn’t make sense. As I stated, I was acting at the direction of and for the benefit of Mr. Trump,” he continued, adding: “And I guess the thank you that I got from my loyal boss was Michael Cohen should, as I once said, take a bullet for him and lose everything.”

    Maddow responded that the president was identified as “Individual 1” by federal prosecutors, stating that Trump was “clearly the one who directed the commission of those felonies.” She then pressed Cohen on a point he tried to make in his book.

    “You say at the very end of the book that the president and Attorney General William Barr ousted the U.S. Attorney of New York and tried to install, effectively, the president’s golfing buddy as the new U.S. attorney there because the president, in your view, wanted to arrange for himself to be indicted while he’s still in office because that would give him the opportunity to pardon himself after he lost the election,” she said.

    “Well, my theory is that if he loses, there’s still the time between the election and the time that the next president would take office,” Cohen elaborated. “And during that time, my suspicion is that he will resign as president, he will allow Mike Pence to take over, and he will then go ahead and have Mike Pence pardon him.”

    “And it’s a very, let’s just say it’s a very Nixon-type of event and it was probably discussed between Roger Stone and President Trump at some point,” he continued. “That this is certainly one way to avoid any potential prison time.”

    Maddow, meanwhile, observed that this would be somewhat similar to the “prospective pardon” President Gerald Ford gave Richard Nixon following Nixon’s resignation as president, which prevented Nixon from Watergate-related indictments after he left office.

    In an earlier interview with NBC News, anchor Lester Holt asked Cohen what he would say to Trump if he could have another conversation with him, prompting the disbarred attorney to say he’d tell Trump to “resign now” and “let Mike Pence pardon you from any and all potential crimes.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen tossed out a “theory” Tuesday night that the president will resign if he loses the presidential election this November in order to pave the way for Vice President Mike Pence to pardon him for any federal crimes he’s supposedly committed.

    humm ... if Trump loses the upcoming Election, Mike Pence will be not in power, so how can Pence "pardon him" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    humm ... if Trump loses the upcoming Election, Mike Pence will be not in power, so how can Pence "pardon him" ?
    David my friend, this is why I dont really think you should post in American politics. The election is Nov 3rd, but the sitting president remains in power until the new inauguration on Jan 20th. So more than 60 days for Pence to do the deed. Dont mean to be rude but......

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    uhm... pardoned from what? - kinda figure they'll need a trial and conviction first...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    uhm... pardoned from what? - kinda figure they'll need a trial and conviction first...
    I don't think so

    Nixon was pardoned for any crime that he might had done against the US as a president

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    uhm... pardoned from what? - kinda figure they'll need a trial and conviction first...
    He's an unindicted Individual-1 remember, along with all the other laws he routinely flaunts.

    Trump supporters really do exist in a world of perpetual alternative facts don't they.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    pardoned from what?
    I looked a bit further.

    The pardon doesn't cover all the crooked stuff he might have done.

    However: Would be interesting if there was no precedence of 'not prosecuting your predecessor'

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    As far as I know, Pence can only pardon him from federal crimes.

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    I think you are right

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    President Donald Trump-jail_1491057053736_9100479_ver1-0-jpg
    Compliments of Michael R. Pence

    But, on another note - as he's been campaigning for a year prior to winning the election and his term is four years, of the crimes that Trump may, or may not, have committed in the past. Will the Statute of Limitations invalidate charges filed him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Will the Statute of Limitations invalidate charges filed him?
    I think they can simply re-new the charges as he wasn't put on trial - double jeopardy isn't about charges, rather being tried . . . plus, it's not a carte blanche, there are many exceptions where DJ doesn't count
    Last edited by panama hat; 09-09-2020 at 05:37 PM. Reason: edit sp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    uhm... pardoned from what? - kinda figure they'll need a trial and conviction first...
    Once again proving that you like most trumpanzees are a special kind of stupid. Nixon was never tried but he was pardoned.

    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    He's an unindicted Individual-1 remember, along with all the other laws he routinely flaunts.
    Clearly the bozo only read the headline of the article I posted. Typical.

    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Will the Statute of Limitations invalidate charges filed him?
    Only if he is reelected. Dummy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Only when he is reelected
    FTFY


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    Has the "selfpardon" been ruled out ?

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