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

Friday, December 14, 2018

The More They Look at Trump, the More Corruption They Find

Federal prosecutors are examining whether foreigners illegally funneled donations to President Trump’s inaugural committee and a pro-Trump super PAC in hopes of buying influence over American policy, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
Manaford and a billionaire, Thomas J. Barrack Jr., set up a super-PAC that allegedly began to immediately violate campaign finance laws on staffing and coordination with political campaigns. Linda Mahon (twice failed CT senatorial candidate) gave the PAC $6 million and, in a sheer coincidence, Trump appointed her to run the SBA.

Meanwhile, there was a meeting in 2015 to discuss using the National Enquirer to buy and kill stories unfriendly to Trump as a way to help his campaign. That practice was, basically, paying hush honey to benefit a political candidate (Trump). Such payments are not "private transactions", as Trump claims, but are disguised (and threfore illegal) campaign contributions.

Three people were at the meeting: Trump, Michael Cohen, and David Pecker. Pecker is the chairman of American Media Inc., which owns the Inquirer.

The bad news for Trump: Both Pecker and Cohen have flipped.

This just keeps getting better and better.


Deadstick said...

Not Packer, Pecker. How could anyone forget that...;-)

Comrade Misfit said...

Good catch. I fixed it.