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Now, as Mr. Trump faces his own mushrooming legal troubles, he has taken to using a vocabulary that sounds uncannily like that of Mr. Gotti and his fellow mobsters in the waning days of organized crime, when ambitious prosecutors like Rudolph W. Giuliani tried to turn witnesses against their bosses to win racketeering convictions.

 

“I know all about flipping,” Mr. Trump told Fox News this week. “For 30, 40 years I’ve been watching flippers. Everything’s wonderful and then they get 10 years in jail and they flip on whoever the next highest one is, or as high as you can go.”

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/23/us/politics/trump-vocabulary-mob.html

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Just now, untitled said:

 

Now, as Mr. Trump faces his own mushrooming legal troubles, he has taken to using a vocabulary that sounds uncannily like that of Mr. Gotti and his fellow mobsters in the waning days of organized crime, when ambitious prosecutors like Rudolph W. Giuliani tried to turn witnesses against their bosses to win racketeering convictions.

 

“I know all about flipping,” Mr. Trump told Fox News this week. “For 30, 40 years I’ve been watching flippers. Everything’s wonderful and then they get 10 years in jail and they flip on whoever the next highest one is, or as high as you can go.”

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/23/us/politics/trump-vocabulary-mob.html

He paid off 2 hookers who were trying to commit extortion against him.....

With his own money.....

So who is the real victim in all of this...?

 

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2 minutes ago, Whitemajikman said:

He paid off 2 hookers who were trying to commit extortion against him.....

With his own money.....

So who is the real victim in all of this...?

 

 

Trump violated campaign laws; he filed a false report.

 

Any money used to influence the election is campaign money.

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Just now, benson13 said:

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lol...   and all 4 of these men ran rings around Democrats. 

It's hilarious that you idiots are so ignorant, that you don't understand how these attacks calling every Republican "stupid" says more about you, than it does about them.

 

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1 minute ago, untitled said:

Agree.

lol.     How pathetic is it, that to "win" an argument you have to change people's quotes?

This is what liberal capitulation looks like, because you're too stupid to support your own agenda. 

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lol...   and all 4 of these men ran rings around Democrats. 

 

 

 

Comparing scandals by party

Just glancing at the chart above, it’s pretty clear which administrations are the most criminal, but let’s roll up the data anyway.

EXECUTIVE BRANCH CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES BY PARTY SINCE 1968
ADMINISTRATION

TOTAL YEARS

IN OFFICE

CRIMINAL

INDICTMENTS

CRIMINAL

CONVICTIONS

PRISON

SENTENCES

DEMOCRATIC 20 3 1 1
REPUBLICAN 28 120 89 34

Some might try to argue that this unfairly penalizes Republican administrations because GOP administrations held office for eight more years than Democratic administrations during this time period. The huge gap between the numbers shows how ridiculous that is, but even so, let’s get the averages per year of combined administrations:

AVERAGE EXECUTIVE BRANCH CRIMINAL ACTIONS BY YEAR SINCE 1968
ADMINISTRATION

AVERAGE #

INDICTMENTS

PER YEAR

AVERAGE #

CONVICTIONS

PER YEAR

AVERAGE #

IMPRISONMENTS

PER YEAR

DEMOCRATIC 0.15 0.05 0.05
REPUBLICAN 4.29 3.18 1.21

 

 

Even when we standardize it by getting annual averages, GOP administrations still have 29 times more indictments, 64 times more convictions, and 24 times more prison sentences. 

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Just now, untitled said:

 

Trump violated campaign laws; he filed a false report.

 

Any money used to influence the election is campaign money.

Which is a fine if found guilty .....

And not an impeachable offence.

Not too mention that it isn't against the law if there was a "dual use".

And as for cohen's claim that he has dirt on Trump regarding the Mueller investigation his lawyer has already stated that those claims were misrepresented.

 

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Just now, Whitemajikman said:

Not too mention that it isn't against the law if there was a "dual use".

 

Cohen testified that the money was intended to influence the election. The founders of our country considered using fraudulent means to attain the presidency a major cause for impeachment.

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 Donald Trump’s own lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, distanced himself from his client’s suggestion that it “almost ought to be illegal” for “flippers” to get plea deals in exchange for their testimony.

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has kept a stiff upper lip as the president repeatedly sought to humiliate him over the past 18 months, forcefully responded as Trump questioned his loyalty. And even though he is unlikely to be indicted, many experts believe the president may have inadvertently confessed to breaking campaign finance law with his latest account of how he reimbursed Michael Cohen for paying hush money so two of his alleged mistresses would stay silent before the 2016 election.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/08/24/daily-202-fox-fallout-shows-why-trump-s-lawyers-don-t-want-mueller-to-get-an-interview/5b7f32791b326b3f31919d76/?utm_term=.59f70d13dcf1

 

Thug life.

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Just now, untitled said:

 

Cohen testified that the money was intended to influence the election. The founders of our country considered using fraudulent means to attain the presidency a major cause for impeachment.

Cohen can state what ever he wants .....but the law states that if there was a "dual use" and in this case there was ....it is not considered illegal.

 

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Just now, untitled said:

 Donald Trump’s own lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, distanced himself from his client’s suggestion that it “almost ought to be illegal” for “flippers” to get plea deals in exchange for their testimony.

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has kept a stiff upper lip as the president repeatedly sought to humiliate him over the past 18 months, forcefully responded as Trump questioned his loyalty. And even though he is unlikely to be indicted, many experts believe the president may have inadvertently confessed to breaking campaign finance law with his latest account of how he reimbursed Michael Cohen for paying hush money so two of his alleged mistresses would stay silent before the 2016 election.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/08/24/daily-202-fox-fallout-shows-why-trump-s-lawyers-don-t-want-mueller-to-get-an-interview/5b7f32791b326b3f31919d76/?utm_term=.59f70d13dcf1

 

Thug life.

Dual use....

Isn't it hilarious that left leaning supposed legal experts won't even touch or discuss the "dual use"....

 

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Just now, Whitemajikman said:

Dual use....

Isn't it hilarious that left leaning supposed legal experts won't even touch or discuss the "dual use"....

 

 

You alone believe in dual use. Cohen, the prosecutors, have no use of this concept of yours. 

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