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‘He can’t get rid of any of this’: Trump’s wall of secrecy erodes amid growing legal challenges


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His longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty last week to breaking campaign-finance laws and said he had arranged hush-money payments to two women at Trump’s direction. A tabloid executive — who had served Trump by snuffing out damaging tales before they went public — and Trump’s chief financial officer gave testimony in the case.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/he-cant-get-rid-of-any-of-this-trumps-wall-of-secrecy-is-eroding-amid-mounting-legal-challenges/2018/08/25/93d417dc-a7c6-11e8-8fac-12e98c13528d_story.html?utm_term=.b1b8e945c66c

 

No one is loyal to Trump.

 

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1 hour ago, LaughinAtLefty said:

If only everyone in the government had to measure up to what Trump is having to - to endure the endless "investigating"  - we wouldn't have a government - nor would there be any governments....

 

Poor, poor, innocent Trump! Such a sweet guy.

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Just now, LaughinAtLefty said:

I was implying that DC is by and large a swamp infested by greedy, lying political hacks - and should they all be "investigated" like Trump - we'd have no one in DC.

 

 

And yet Trump is being investigated.

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If only everyone in the government had to measure up to what Trump is having to - to endure the endless "investigating"  - we wouldn't have a government - nor would there be any governments....

 

 

 

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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