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Peter Martin
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Posted: 28 February 2019 at 8:48am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

then why was he this man's personal lawyer for twenty years?
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Doesn't change the nature of what you're saying, Eric, but just to keep the facts straight, it was more like 11 or 12 years.


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Posted: 28 February 2019 at 9:51am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Peter, thanks for setting me straight.
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Posted: 28 February 2019 at 11:12am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Notice something throughout the entire testimony?

Not one...single...GOP official DEFENDED Trump.  Not a single one.
Oh for sure, they bashed Cohen.  Called him a liar. Made it seem like he was out for a buck.  But they never ever said 'Donald trump is NOT the man you are saying he is!"  And they didn't because they know cohen is telling the truth.

Nor did they question the actual accusations Cohen was making. Again because they know its all true.

The worst is yet to come.  Because when the shit hits the fan the GOP will be all that stands between people who know and recognize that our nation is somehow crafting a bigoted, dictator before our eyes...and those who want this dictator running the damn show.

Worst nightmare?  The Mueller report confirms our worst fears.  Trump DID willingly conspire to allow Putin to interfere with the election in return for easing sanctions and letting him off the hook for money he owes the oligarchs.  And the GOP does NOTHING and continues to run interference for him in spite of the report...and possibly encourage their constituents to take action.

This is what Cohen warned us about in his closing statement.  There is the possibility that Trump will not relinquish power when its time.  And his supporters will strike out to defend against what they see as a coup.


Plenty of ugly in our future if we aren't careful.



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Posted: 28 February 2019 at 11:44am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Elijah Cummings' closing remarks were very much on point to where we are as a nation and how we need to get past all this nonsense. Anyone who missed it should listen to what he said.

I might be a little bias (as someone from the Bronx) but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's questioning of Cohen was very effective bringing up Trump's tax returns, whether or not he had ever inflated or deflated assets, and tax-fraud allegations.

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Posted: 28 February 2019 at 11:54am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Charles, based on her questioning and Cohen's answers I would not be surprised to see Weisselberg brought before Congress soon.
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Posted: 28 February 2019 at 2:35pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

AOC was superb.  Her line of questioning was direct with no B.S....no grandstanding....and she hit pay dirt with Trump's taxes/assets.
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Posted: 28 February 2019 at 3:38pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Cohen basically guided them even more to who they need to talk to next. I've no sympathy for Cohen. He's a bully and a thug, who knew exactly what he was doing and working for. He just shouldn't be the only one to go down over this debacle.
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Posted: 28 February 2019 at 3:39pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Donny Jr better make some oversea plans pretty quick. 
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Posted: 28 February 2019 at 3:51pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Now the same Republicans who were saying all day yesterday what a waste of Congress's time and money the hearing was want to initiate a perjury investigation against Cohen.  Because, you know...that won't cost any money or take up any time...
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Posted: 28 February 2019 at 3:52pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Brian, he was right at the front of Cohen's naming names. He'll probably be too dumb to Google countries without extradition to the United States.

Then again, this whole thing is like everybody involved being Fredo from The Godfather.
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This is simply disgusting...BUT predictable of Trump...


"He tells me that he didn't know about it and I will take him at his word," Trump said during a news conference, also claiming Kim "felt very badly. But he knew the case very well, but he knew it later."

How anyone can still support Trump is beyond reason. He defends ruthless dictators against anything they do to Americans.

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Posted: 02 March 2019 at 1:28pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Trump treats the dictators and despots the way he wants to be treated.  

In his feeble mind, buttering up to someone is the way to get what you want from them.  Itís why he is surrounded by sycophants and yes men.  Itís why he sucks up to the likes of Kim Jong Un, Putin, MBS and the rest of the Legion Of Doom....which he wants to be a part of so badly.

Trump wants to be just like them...because they get away with the things he will eventually go to prison for.  


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Posted: 02 March 2019 at 6:18pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

He needs to take a break and get some sleep. He rammpled on in that
speech a lot. I think he is exhausted personally
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I think he is exhausted personally
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You are probably right, Thomas. Can't be easy for the clinically obese President to be taking the side of a crimes-against-humanity-committing dictator against an American. That kind of thing is tiring. 
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Posted: 03 March 2019 at 3:15am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

He needs to take a break and get properly briefed. He rammpled on in that speech a lot. I think he is ignorant personally.
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Posted: 03 March 2019 at 9:05pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

This is Trump we're talking about, though. You could have one hundred world-renowned, non-biased experts tell him something, and one biased halfwit (ie, some village is missing its idiot) tell him something else. He'd still believe whoever shared his own opinion.


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Posted: 04 March 2019 at 3:23am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

His Twitter rant that the Michael Cohen hearing was to blame for his failure with the North Korean Summit shows how stupid, ignorant, misguided and unfit for office this despicable man is.
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Posted: 14 March 2019 at 4:08pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

So, weíre now to the point he threatens physical harm to anyone running against him. 

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Posted: 15 March 2019 at 9:34am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Brian, that is the language of a complete fascist.

His language, behaviour and rhetoric are empowering people to act out their hatred. This nightmare needs to stop.
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Posted: 15 March 2019 at 10:54am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

I thought he was already at the point of physical threats when he threatened Alec Baldwin that there would be consequences from that recent SNL bit.

Why would I be surprised if Trump has an organization that is his own version of the SS? And especially increasing as the 2020 elections approach?

Maybe we do need to consider local militias if the Trump Troopers - the TT - come to town...
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Posted: 15 March 2019 at 11:09am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

It definitely looks like Trump has his own version of something...

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Posted: 15 March 2019 at 12:35pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

It's the language of a fascist, accompanied by the actions of a dictator. He wants tax payer money to build his wall. Congress says no. Government gets shutdown because they can't agree. He backs down and the shutdown ends. He then declares the border a national emergency. Congress then passes a resolution to terminate this declaration. He then vetos Congress.

Where exactly are the checks and balances on his power?
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Posted: 15 March 2019 at 4:03pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

 David Miller wrote:
...It definitely looks like Trump has his own version of something...

They're either his team of Lex Luthors...


Or...

Something MUCH worse!



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