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Old 04-12-2018, 10:11 PM   #676
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:27 AM   #677
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NRA got more money from Russia-linked sources than earlier reported

By JOSH MEYER 04/11/2018 07:01 PM EDT

The National Rifle Association reported this week that it received more money from people with Russian ties than it has previously acknowledged, but announced that it was officially done cooperating with a congressional inquiry exploring whether illicit Kremlin-linked funding passed through the NRA and into Donald Trumpís 2016 presidential campaign, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said on Wednesday.

Wyden released a letter from the NRA, dated Tuesday, in which the gun rights group reported receiving $2,512.85 in contributions and membership dues ďfrom people associated with Russian addressesĒ or known Russian nationals living in the United States from 2015 to the present. In the past, a congressional aide to Wyden said, the group had confirmed receiving only one financial contribution, in the form of a lifetime membership purchased by Alexander Torshin, a Russian banker.

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THE NRA could be in big trouble here.

Follow me, The NRA supported Trump earlier than they had supported any candidate EVER. They gave Trump more money than they have any candidate in history. If it turns out the money they gave Trump was funneled from Russia, this could be ****ing huge.
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https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/13/polit...ons/index.html

"Comey's devastating takedown of Trump"

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Yet he pardons Scooter Libby for what he accused Comey of?
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Yet he pardons Scooter Libby for what he accused Comey of?
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Plus a nice aside chuckle in regards to McCabe who instead of being similarly prosecuted got a delayed pension to the outrage of progressives everywhere.
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The $2500 figure is consistent with the amount of Russian money allegedly spent on political inference here int he US.

In other words, it's too trivial to be worthy of mention. Just shows how low they have to go to scrape together something to use against Trump and Russia.
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Since when does a "peace activist" defend Trump or Putin?

der gaffo - who lies about being one.

You're a Putin propaganda puppet. Move to Russia, dumbass.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:23 PM   #684
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Plus a nice aside chuckle in regards to McCabe who instead of being similarly prosecuted got a delayed pension to the outrage of progressives everywhere.
Plus a nice aside chuckle to last years tax cuts bill regarding this years budget, instead of being similarly rejected for increasing the deficit got signed by Republicans and trump to the outrage of conservatives everywhere.
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Plus a nice aside chuckle to last years tax cuts bill regarding this years budget, instead of being similarly rejected for increasing the deficit got signed by Republicans and trump to the outrage of conservatives everywhere.
Not sure how this is in any way relevant to the topic at hand.
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Crooked Don's love for the Enquirer starts to make more sense...


Feds Probe Trumpís Enquirer Ties
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:00 PM   #688
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Can Trump Pardon His Way Out Of The Mueller Probe? This Law Professor Says No

If Trump is considering using his pardon power to undercut Mueller’s Russia probe, he might be overlooking a clause in the Constitution that expressly forbids it. This, at least, is the argument Fordham law professor Jed Shugerman made in a column for the Washington Post last month.

According to Shugerman and his co-author, Ethan J. Leib, the Constitution says that the president cannot pardon people for the purpose of self-protection, which means he cannot pardon himself or others in order to shield himself from a criminal investigation. Nor can he use the pardon power to serve his own financial interests.

https://www.vox.com/2018/4/19/172512...r-libby-russia
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Judge not allowing the conspiracy bull****...


Federal judge rebuffs claims by Hannity, Limbaugh of Mueller involvement in FBI scandal
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Turtle Head obstructing justice...

U.S. Senate committee to vote on bill to protect Mueller next week

The legislation was co-authored by Republican Senators Thom Tillis and Lindsey Graham and Democrats Chris Coons and Cory Booker. The bill would make it harder for President Donald Trump to fire Mueller, or for any president to fire any special counsel, by allowing Mueller to seek a judicial review if he were to be dismissed.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell had told Fox News on Tuesday that he would not allow a vote on the measure in the full Senate.

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McClatchy reported in January that the FBI was investigating whether Torshin, a deputy governor of Russiaís central bank, sent money to the NRA in an effort to secretly boost Trumpís presidential campaign. Campaign records show that the NRA was Trumpís biggest supporter, spending about $30 million on him during the campaign, a much larger amount than it has spent on previous presidential candidates.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...16804?cmpid=sf
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McClatchy reported in January that the FBI was investigating whether Torshin, a deputy governor of Russiaís central bank, sent money to the NRA in an effort to secretly boost Trumpís presidential campaign. Campaign records show that the NRA was Trumpís biggest supporter, spending about $30 million on him during the campaign, a much larger amount than it has spent on previous presidential candidates.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...16804?cmpid=sf
Let me get this straight. You're saying the NRA donated Millions to Trump because possible Russian members contributed $2500 in dues and contributions.

And not, you know, because you guys keep fielding candidates that can't even bring themselves to admit the fact that there's an individual right to keep and bear arms.
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Let me get this straight. You're saying the NRA donated Millions to Trump because possible Russian members contributed $2500 in dues and contributions.

And not, you know, because you guys keep fielding candidates that can't even bring themselves to admit the fact that there's an individual right to keep and bear arms.
No the NRA has never donated anything like that not even a million dollars before. Then all of a sudden they donated $30 million No they funneled Russian money through their organization into the Trump Campaign.

That is what is being investigated.
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McClatchy reported in January that the FBI was investigating whether Torshin, a deputy governor of Russiaís central bank, sent money to the NRA in an effort to secretly boost Trumpís presidential campaign. Campaign records show that the NRA was Trumpís biggest supporter, spending about $30 million on him during the campaign, a much larger amount than it has spent on previous presidential candidates.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...16804?cmpid=sf
There was a bit of a jump...

https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/sum...082&cycle=2016

https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/sum...082&cycle=2012

But they certainly didn't spend insignificant amounts before.

And 2016 was a bit of a red alert election because people really thought a Clinton Presidency and Democratic congress were on the table.

A set of candidates openly hostile to gun rights. In 2012, nobody anywhere believed there was any chance of Democrats taking the House, so it was mostly a status quo election.

Regardless, you're going to have to find something on the order of many hundreds of times that $2500 in order to make a coherent argument that foreign influence was in play. You can't make any kind of claim of influence with anything resembling that joke of a sum.
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There was a bit of a jump...

https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/sum...082&cycle=2016

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But they certainly didn't spend insignificant amounts before.

And 2016 was a bit of a red alert election because people really thought a Clinton Presidency and Democratic congress were on the table.

A set of candidates openly hostile to gun rights. In 2012, nobody anywhere believed there was any chance of Democrats taking the House, so it was mostly a status quo election.

Regardless, you're going to have to find something on the order of many hundreds of times that $2500 in order to make a coherent argument that foreign influence was in play. You can't make any kind of claim of influence with anything resembling that joke of a sum.
Well, it is being investigated, look for something to come out of it in the next couple of months.
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Plus a nice aside chuckle in regards to McCabe who instead of being similarly prosecuted got a delayed pension to the outrage of progressives everywhere.


Or perhaps McCabe hasn't been "similarly prosecuted" because he hasn't committed a crime?

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McCabe was referred on the basis of the FBI inspector general's report finding that he had shown a "lack of candor" about an unauthorized leak to the Wall Street Journal confirming that the FBI was still investigating the Clinton Foundation. You'll recall that McCabe was fired in a highly unorthodox fashion for this infraction, just hours before he was to officially retire and weeks before the report was released in full.

According to former FBI counter-intelligence official Frank Figliuzzi, who recently discussed all this on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House," this referral is unusual:

If it is true that the charge that is being referred is for a lack of candor during an internal inquiry, I cannot recall that ever happening in my 25-year FBI career. I also headed the office of professional responsibility adjudication unit. I was the chief inspector of the FBI during my career and that's a new one on me. So, what I was thinking is that the referral would be for an unauthorized leak -- that McCabe actually conceded that he did allow his subordinates to talk to the media and disclosed the existence of a case. That sounded more prosecutable than lacking candor during an internal inquiry. I don't know if he was under oath or not, but nonetheless the remedy for that is termination not criminal referral. So I'm troubled by this, if the reporting is correct.

James Comey told Rachel Maddow on Thursday night that there were two people in the FBI who had authorization to provide such information to the media at the time: Himself and Andrew McCabe. So a criminal referral on that count would seem to be odd as well.

It appears that McCabe is facing potential criminal indictment for a so-called crime not easily found in the statute books ("lack of candor") or over a leak he was specifically authorized to make. This is not the end of this story.

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