Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the US


#2207

And what socialism are we talking about here.

Marxist socialism, no doubt.

What about democratic socialism? Or Christian socialism?


#2208


#2209

As noted earlier, on the side of the good guys…


#2210

I notice it doesn’t show his hands. :icon_wink:


#2211

#2212

The actions that have comprised the supposedly sensible neo-liberal foreign policy of the past 25 years have left a legacy comparable to that of Hiroshima or the Agent Orange scandal in Vietnam.


#2213

#2214

Growth with very little inflation… sometimes the truth will set you free… best numbers of our lives… I don’t see inflation, I don’t see recession” - Cramer


#2215

Hmmm…

:joy: :rofl:


#2216

Dec 3rd:

Earlier today, an indictment was unsealed against the CEO of an online payment processing company, and seven others, charging them with conspiring to make and conceal conduit and excessive campaign contributions, and related offenses, during the U.S. presidential election in 2016 and thereafter.

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Assistant Director in Charge Timothy R. Slater of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement.

A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia indicted Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, 48, of Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 7, 2019, along with George Nader, Roy Boulos, Rudy Dekermenjian, Mohammad “Moe” Diab, Rani El-Saadi, Stevan Hill and Thayne Whipple. The 53 count indictment charges Khawaja with two counts of conspiracy, three counts of making conduit contributions, three counts of causing excessive contributions, 13 counts of making false statements, 13 counts of causing false records to be filed, and one count of obstruction of a federal grand jury investigation. Nader is charged with conspiring with Khawaja to make conduit campaign contributions, and related offenses. Boulos, Dekermenjian, Diab, El-Saadi, Hill, and Whipple are charged with conspiring with Khawaja and each other to make conduit campaign contributions and conceal excessive contributions, and related offenses.

According to the indictment, from March 2016 through January 2017, Khawaja conspired with Nader to conceal the source of more than $3.5 million in campaign contributions, directed to political committees associated with a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election. By design, these contributions appeared to be in the names of Khawaja, his wife, and his company. In reality, they allegedly were funded by Nader. Khawaja and Nader allegedly made these contributions in an effort to gain influence with high-level political figures, including the candidate. As Khawaja and Nader arranged these payments, Nader allegedly reported to an official from a foreign government about his efforts to gain influence.

…The indictment further alleges that, from June 2019 through July 2019, Khawaja obstructed a grand jury investigation of this matter in the District of Columbia. Knowing that a witness had been called to testify before the grand jury, Khawaja allegedly provided that witness with false information about Nader and his connection to Khawaja’s company. Boulos, Diab, Hill, and Whipple also are charged with obstructing the grand jury’s investigation by lying to the FBI.

Currently, Nader is in federal custody on other charges…

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/california-ceo-and-seven-others-charged-multi-million-dollar-conduit-campaign-contribution

New York Post 5th Dec:

The two men allegedly made the contributions “in an effort to gain influence with high-level political figures,” prosecutors said in a press release.

“By design, these contributions appeared to be in the names of Khawaja, his wife, and his company,” prosecutors said. “In reality, they allegedly were funded by Nader.”‘

Neither Clinton nor President Trump are named in the indictment — but details, as well as federal donor records, make it clear Khawaja and Nader made contributions to both.


#2217

Obama laid good foundations!

No doubt, when recession kicks in, Obama will be blamed though!


#2218

0bama June, 2016

Obama to Trump: ‘What magic wand do you have?’

During a PBS town hall that aired Wednesday, Obama referenced Trump’s promise to bring back jobs to the United States when talking about manufacturing.

“Well, how exactly are you going to do that? What exactly are you going to do? There’s no answer to it," Obama said.

"He just says, ‘Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.’ Well, what, how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn’t have an answer.”

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/281936-obama-to-trump-what-magic-wand-do-you-have

A very good one it seems.


#2219

+++


#2220

But Obama was right. Manufacturing jobs have not returned.

Meanwhile…


#2221

The IG FISA report for some lite reading - Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

The stage setting continues.

Durham.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, December 9, 2019

Statement of U.S. Attorney John H. Durham

“I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff. However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department. Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ct/pr/statement-us-attorney-john-h-durham

Barr

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, December 9, 2019

Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on the Inspector General’s Report of the Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement:

"Nothing is more important than the credibility and integrity of the FBI and the Department of Justice. That is why we must hold our investigators and prosecutors to the highest ethical and professional standards. The Inspector General’s investigation has provided critical transparency and accountability, and his work is a credit to the Department of Justice. I would like to thank the Inspector General and his team.

The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken. It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory. Nevertheless, the investigation and surveillance was pushed forward for the duration of the campaign and deep into President Trump’s administration. In the rush to obtain and maintain FISA surveillance of Trump campaign associates, FBI officials misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source. The Inspector General found the explanations given for these actions unsatisfactory. While most of the misconduct identified by the Inspector General was committed in 2016 and 2017 by a small group of now-former FBI officials, the malfeasance and misfeasance detailed in the Inspector General’s report reflects a clear abuse of the FISA process.

FISA is an essential tool for the protection of the safety of the American people. The Department of Justice and the FBI are committed to taking whatever steps are necessary to rectify the abuses that occurred and to ensure the integrity of the FISA process going forward.

No one is more dismayed about the handling of these FISA applications than Director Wray. I have full confidence in Director Wray and his team at the FBI, as well as the thousands of dedicated line agents who work tirelessly to protect our country. I thank the Director for the comprehensive set of proposed reforms he is announcing today, and I look forward to working with him to implement these and any other appropriate measures.

With respect to DOJ personnel discussed in the report, the Department will follow all appropriate processes and procedures, including as to any potential disciplinary action."

Component(s):

Office of the Attorney General

Press Release Number:

19-1363

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/statement-attorney-general-william-p-barr-inspector-generals-report-review-four-fisa


#2222

Each day I remember to thank God that the evil witch lost the election and I laugh at all the lemmings in the media and indeed in general society that bleet “orange man bad orange man baaaad”.


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#2224

I wonder how much of this is NEWS to people. :ninja:


#2225

KThe corruption of the Democrats is simply GUBU. The worst thing is nobody in every day life has a clue. They just take the media narrative that Trump is a bit eccentric hook line and sinker. The western world is sleepwalking into an Orwellian nightmare. Those of you familiar with his story will know that the point of it was not to illustrate the hopeless horror of a world wide dictatorship but was to show how the entire thing was in the end, a fake. Fake news indeed.


#2226

mmm. just as a well the republicans billionaires are not into cronyism and nepotism…
I just call it capitalism - republican or democrat capitalism is all the same