Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, September 9, 2019

Kickbacks: It's Not a Bug, It's a Feature,

Attorney General William P. Barr is planning a holiday treat for his boss.

Last month, Barr booked President Trump’s D.C. hotel for a 200-person holiday party in December that is likely to deliver Trump’s business more than $30,000 in revenue.

Barr signed a contract, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, for a “Family Holiday Party” in the hotel’s Presidential Ballroom Dec. 8. The party will feature a buffet and a four-hour open bar for about 200 people.
Oh sure, Buttmonkey Barr has reasons for holding his party there, but they're bullshit. No large hotel runs its reservations on 3x5 cards; double-booking a function room is implausible.

What this sounds like is the old days, when city workers were expected to kick back a portion of their pay to the party.

Corruption is a feature of the Trump presidency.


B said...

AAAND tell me where Barry got his 135 Million dollars when he couldn't even get bus fare 12 years ago.

Trump's profit on this isn't even a rounding error on his normal income.

You really think that "corruption" looks like this? Or that corruption is limited to Trump?

Make no mistake, I believe that Trump should refuse ALL Federal business in all of his companies.

Dr Roy Tam said...


We don’t even have Trump’s returns, which he promised to release after his “audit” was finished.

And where did Trumps’ money come from?


"In terms of high-end product influx into the US, Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets," Donald Trump Jr. said at a New York real-estate conference that year. "Say, in Dubai, and certainly with our project in SoHo, and anywhere in New York. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia."

Trump Jr.'s comment has taken on new meaning amid the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 US election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.

Hypocrisy is the tribute virtue pays to vice. Thanks for demonstrating that, B.

DTWND said...

What-aboutism as a defense? No, that doesn't fly. The genesis of this discussion is whether or not the Trump administration is profiting off the US government and its officials in an unethical/illegal method. And that answer is yes.


dinthebeast said...

Yeah, now the Air Force is investigating why cargo resupply flights stopped to refuel at the little airport next to Fergus' golf course in Scotland (at commercial rates, totaling over a million dollars) and their crews drove thirty miles to stay at said golf course.

-Doug in Oakland