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    Quote Originally Posted by Dramadon View Post
    That's not the point. Those same security concerns weren't a problem with the Nunes memo. I honestly can't believe you just posted that as a serious response. Doublespeak is real.
    I'm seeing that claimed a lot but the only FBI concern I've seen about the Nunes memo is that it's bullshit.

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    That's because you are sometimes. I still enjoy talking to you, though. You may be as wrong as an illithid enema, but it's always interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schezar View Post
    That's because you are sometimes. I still enjoy talking to you, though. You may be as wrong as an illithid enema, but it's always interesting.
    Hey, someone has to be the board's loon, may as well be me!

    Giving an illithid an enema...yeah that is a whole major definition of "eeeeew, fuckity!"

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    White House Security Clearances In The Spotlight | Morning Joe | MSNBC


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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    Seems like the Porter thing is heating up now that the FBI has flatly contradicted the White House's timeline of events:

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/13/polit...ter/index.html

    It must vex Trump to no end that people who "work for him" won't lie for him.

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    Yeah, Wray totally blew up Kelly's version of the timeline today. I'm surprised Trump didn't fire Wray.

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    You know things are getting uncomfortable for Team Trump when Trump's lawyer admits, on record, to the New York Times that he personally paid Stormy Daniels $130 K:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administ...out-of-his-own

    "Please don't look for a reimbursement from the campaign. Please don't look for a reimbursement from the campaign. Please...."

    I hope Melania takes him to the cleaners when this is all over.

    EDIT: the "he" in the article refers to the lawyer, not Trump. Corrected text.
    Last edited by Delores Mulva; February 14th, 2018 at 08:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delores Mulva View Post
    You know things are getting uncomfortable for Team Trump when Trump's lawyer admits, on record, to the New York Times that Trump personally paid Stormy Daniels $130 K:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administ...out-of-his-own

    "Please don't look for a reimbursement from the campaign. Please don't look for a reimbursement from the campaign. Please...."

    I hope Melania takes him to the cleaners when this is all over.
    There is no way in hell the lawyer paid this for Trump without being reimbursed in some fashion. Does this guy think we are all stupid? Come on!

    But, of course, this begs the question... why did they pay her $130K for an NDA if she didn't have sex with Trump?

    Also, I saw an interesting idea on another board; isn't an NDA a contract between two people? Trump pays Daniels $130K and Daniels agrees to not talk. In this case couldn't she just thank Cohen for the "gift" and then tell Trump that she's still waiting for the payment from him under the terms of their contract? I know it'll never happen, but that would be hilarious.

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    Cohen may not have thought his cunning plan all the way through:




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    Stormy Daniels: "I have a story to tell... who would like to start the bidding?"

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    Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom President Donald Trump’s personal attorney acknowledged paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss her alleged sexual encounter with Trump, her manager told The Associated Press Wednesday.

    Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, believes that Trump attorney Michael Cohen invalidated a non-disclosure agreement after two news stories were published Tuesday: One, in which Cohen told The New York Times that he made the six-figure payment with his personal funds, and another in the Daily Beast, which reported that Cohen was shopping a book proposal that would touch on Daniels’ story, said the manager, Gina Rodriguez.

    “Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story,” Rodriguez said.

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    BREAKING NEWS:

    No analysis or report to link to yet, but Mueller has gotten indictments of 13 Russian individuals and 3 Russian entities for meddling in the 2016 Election. The entity includes Internet Research Agency, the St. Petersburg troll farm.

    The indictment includes wording that the Russian efforts includes knowing or unknowing cooperation of Americans with these efforts.

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    We can officially say that a crime has been committed.

    These indictments are providing the context for the obstruction of justice charges that are coming. After all, you can't have obstruction of justice if there is no crime to obstruct justice on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dramadon View Post
    We can officially say that a crime has been committed.

    These indictments are providing the context for the obstruction of justice charges that are coming. After all, you can't have obstruction of justice if there is no crime to obstruct justice on.
    Actually neither of those are correct statements.

    Indictments are not a guilty verdict. And you can obstruct even if there's no crime. Although given it's the president that's unlikely to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solesk View Post
    Actually neither of those are correct statements.

    Indictments are not a guilty verdict. And you can obstruct even if there's no crime. Although given it's the president that's unlikely to happen.
    Nobody was saying someone was guilty, they were just saying a crime was committed. It's up to a jury to determine if the people the indictments are for are actually guilty. There likely will never be a trial though since they are all Russian nationals.

    I suppose it is possible to obstruct if there is no crime, but you'll never impeach a President that way.

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    I'm seeing some speculation, here and there, that these indictments are an attempt by Mueller to defend himself in case Trump tries to fire him again. One of the Republican talking points so far has been that he should be fired because he's found no evidence of Russian interference... well, 16 indictments later, hard to claim that now.

    Makes sense, but I bet there's more to it than that.

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    I would say that all those who had been claiming this was "fake news" or a partisan witch hunt are looking pretty foolish right now.
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