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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 30 October 2017 at 12:41pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Down goes Paul Manafort -- Flynn may be indicted next. One can only hope it leads to more of those bozos in the WH, but it's too early to tell.


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George Papadopoulos will be the one who ties it all together....
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And now it’s looking like he was wired a good bit of the time. Holy shit, what a time to be alive!

Sean Hannity has even referred to Hillary as “President Clinton” twice tonight. 
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And now Facebook says around 80,000 posts were added to its site by a Kremlin-linked company in two years leading up to the election, reaching up to an estimated 126 million Americans.

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Now it begins. Names will be named, facts will be revealed, and asses will be covered.

I wonder exactly how many people will roll over on Trump... how many times will we hear, "Mr. Trump told me that this was what he wanted me to do," or something similar. How influential is Trump REALLY when push comes to shove? We shall soon see, I suppose.

And how insanely will he react? Because he has the Football, he could try to distract things with an attack on North Korea... which, I've noted under previous cover, would have to be seen as a nuclear attack on Russia and China as well. Could the 25th amendment be enacted quickly enough to stop Trump from pushing the button?

And a presidential pardon might keep these people out of prison on federal charges, but I am not conversant enough with federal law to know if they could still be charged or sued under more regional courts - and if Trump has enough pardons for all of these.

And let's also recall... a presidential pardon requires that the subject be found GUILTY. It would still destroy reputations... and in Washington, the brand is more important than the man, it would seem.

The circus is just beginning. Get your torches and pitchforks here...
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Eric, I said the military shunned John Kerry in favor of the draft dodgers Bush and Cheney--I never wrote that Kerry insulted the military. Try again. 

You also posted you don't understand why the military would support a man like Trump. I pointed out that our military has a history of standing behind draft dodgers as long as they have an R next to their name.




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 Eric Sofer wrote:
And let's also recall... a presidential pardon requires that the subject be found GUILTY.


Not so.  Presidential pardons can be issued premptively, before charges have even been filed.  The most famous pre-emptive pardon of course was Ford's pardon of Nixon.
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Jason C. - ah, I see. Thanks for clarifying that for me.

Not that it looks any better.... "Did you hear? The president pardoned him!"
"Oh? What did he do?"
"Doesn't matter! The president had to pardon him! It must have been awful!"
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Accepting a Presidential Pardon usually carries an admission of guilt. However, like all things Legal, it can be complicated:


Interestingly, they can no longer plead the Fifth in regards to compelled questioning on the original charges, since they can no longer self-incriminate regarding it.

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This morning, I see the following about the shooting in Texas:

"Trump tweets 'May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs"

If this were any of the previous presidents, I'd think that it's the least they could do, but it's a nice gesture - it won't make any changes, but it's what a decent person would do.

With 45, I wonder if some advisor tweeted this on Trump's account, since he's too busy playing golf in Japan to even care about it. Although you can be god damned sure Trump won't call for the death penalty for this white murderer.

My cynicism has gone too far, I guess. I just don't believe that this is at all sincere, and not even necessarily from Trump.

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Although you can be god damned sure Trump won't call for the death penalty for this white murderer.

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Considering the shooter committed suicide, you're correct....
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And let's remember, Trump revoked the Obama regulation to check for mental illnesses back in February.

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