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7 hours ago, 2Squirrels1Nut said:

Steven Mnuchin Refuses to Comply With Subpoena for Trump’s Tax Returns

 

Must be some really damning stuff in those tax returns. Lock him up. 

#arrestmnuchin trending on Twitter

UNRELATED: his dad just paid $91M for a 3 foot high silver rabbit

#actuallyactuallytrue

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33 minutes ago, BobbyLayne said:

#arrestmnuchin trending on Twitter

UNRELATED: his dad just paid $91M for a 3 foot high silver rabbit

#actuallyactuallytrue

 

The rest of the story:

The winning bid came from art dealer Bob Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s father, who was in the sales room and said he made the purchase on behalf of a client.

Expensive art has a history of being a method of money laundering. I wonder who the buyer was and who the money is going to.

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1 hour ago, Bozeman Bruiser said:

Expensive art has a history of being a method of money laundering. 

As does high end real estate in places like NYC and coastal FL.

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Judge Napolitano: Trump has been abandoning separation of powers Madison so carefully crafted"Judge Napolitano's Chambers: Judge Andrew Napolitano explains how President Trump violated the separation of powers three times within the past week."

- I'm curious if Nap is still making appearances on regular programming.

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Maybe Nancy should take the mantle of impeachment as all her own idea - completely be the face of it.  SO if things go wrong, there's some separation from Democrats in general.

There should be an impeachment hearing right now - but not for Trump (yet) - for whoever from Congress pressed the Flynn cooperation.  You could investigate that and hope it leads to the bigger prize.

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The hypocrisy of Trump’s jobs claims, in one chart

Trump used to say jobs numbers were fake. Now he says the news is.

https://mobile.twitter.com/aaronsojourner/status/1130113973351796736/photo/1

The talking points changed,” he wrote, “not the growth trend.”

Before Trump was president, he consistently lamented that the US economy was flailing and claimed that jobs numbers were made up. But now that he’s in the Oval Office, he’s decided that the jobs numbers are indeed very real and the economy is doing phenomenally.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/30/18203611/trump-jobs-numbers-obama-economy-state-of-the-uni

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43 minutes ago, Mile High said:

 

The hypocrisy of Trump’s jobs claims, in one chart

Trump used to say jobs numbers were fake. Now he says the news is.

https://mobile.twitter.com/aaronsojourner/status/1130113973351796736/photo/1

The talking points changed,” he wrote, “not the growth trend.”

Before Trump was president, he consistently lamented that the US economy was flailing and claimed that jobs numbers were made up. But now that he’s in the Oval Office, he’s decided that the jobs numbers are indeed very real and the economy is doing phenomenally.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/30/18203611/trump-jobs-numbers-obama-economy-state-of-the-uni

And the con-artist will definitely blame it on "fear of the dems taking over" if there is a bad jobs report/economic data before the 2020 elections. 

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In the summer of 2016, Deutsche Bank’s software flagged a series of transactions involving the real estate company of Mr. Kushner, now a senior White House adviser.

Ms. McFadden, a longtime anti-money laundering specialist in Deutsche Bank’s Jacksonville office, said she had reviewed the transactions and found that money had moved from Kushner Companies to Russian individuals. She concluded that the transactions should be reported to the government — in part because federal regulators had ordered Deutsche Bank, which had been caught laundering billions of dollars for Russians, to toughen its scrutiny of potentially illegal transactions.

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Seems like a great person to have a top secret security clearance. 

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8 minutes ago, Bucky86 said:

In the summer of 2016, Deutsche Bank’s software flagged a series of transactions involving the real estate company of Mr. Kushner, now a senior White House adviser.

Ms. McFadden, a longtime anti-money laundering specialist in Deutsche Bank’s Jacksonville office, said she had reviewed the transactions and found that money had moved from Kushner Companies to Russian individuals. She concluded that the transactions should be reported to the government — in part because federal regulators had ordered Deutsche Bank, which had been caught laundering billions of dollars for Russians, to toughen its scrutiny of potentially illegal transactions.

Probably just a coincidence.  Nothing else going on around then.

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This is jarring too (really whole article is worth a read):

Around the time she flagged the Kushner Companies’ transactions, Ms. McFadden said, she also complained about how the bank was scrutinizing the accounts of high-profile customers, such as those in public office. Those customers — known as politically exposed persons — are regarded as at heightened risk of being involved in corruption. As a result, their accounts are subject to extra vetting.

Ms. McFadden said she had told her superiors that dozens of politically exposed clients of the private-banking division, including Mr. Trump and members of his family, were not receiving that added attention. Her superiors told her to stop raising questions, according to Ms. McFadden and the two former managers.

After taking her complaint to the human resources department, Ms. McFadden was transferred to another division. She was terminated in April 2018. The bank told her that she was not processing enough transactions.

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1 hour ago, Slapdash said:

Probably just a coincidence.  Nothing else going on around then.

I really have no idea what reason there would be for the business of the son-in-law of the Republican nomlnee for President of the United States to be transferring cash through Deutsche Bank (a known $$ launderer) to certain individual Russians in the summer of 2016.

Anybody here have any idea what reason there could be for that?

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3 minutes ago, Ruffrodys05 said:

I really have no idea what reason there would be for the business of the son-in-law of the Republican nomlnee for President of the United States to be transferring cash through Deutsche Bank (a known $$ launderer) to certain individual Russians in the summer of 2016.

Anybody here have any idea what reason there could be for that?

Cases of vodka for Trump hotels and Mar A Lago?

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Court rules against Trump's attempt to block House Oversight Committee subpoenas for financial information.  

Why would Trump even want re-election at this point?  

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13 minutes ago, -fish- said:

Court rules against Trump's attempt to block House Oversight Committee subpoenas for financial information.  

Why would Trump even want re-election at this point?  

To stay out of jail?

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On 5/19/2019 at 11:04 AM, Mile High said:

 

The hypocrisy of Trump’s jobs claims, in one chart

Trump used to say jobs numbers were fake. Now he says the news is.

https://mobile.twitter.com/aaronsojourner/status/1130113973351796736/photo/1

The talking points changed,” he wrote, “not the growth trend.”

Before Trump was president, he consistently lamented that the US economy was flailing and claimed that jobs numbers were made up. But now that he’s in the Oval Office, he’s decided that the jobs numbers are indeed very real and the economy is doing phenomenally.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/30/18203611/trump-jobs-numbers-obama-economy-state-of-the-uni

I’ve literally seen him rant about The NY Times being fake news and then a minute later talk about an article in The NY Times that he really liked because it said nice things about him. 

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1 minute ago, Bucky86 said:

To stay out of jail?

Exactly. The stakes are really high for him. As long as he’s in the WH, he’s untouchable.

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16 minutes ago, -fish- said:

Court rules against Trump's attempt to block House Oversight Committee subpoenas for financial information.  

Why would Trump even want re-election at this point?  

To own the libs?

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32 minutes ago, Bucky86 said:

To stay out of jail?

Nah he can resign and get a Pence pardon whenever he wants.  

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43 minutes ago, -fish- said:

Nah he can resign and get a Pence pardon whenever he wants.  

They were taking about re-election. I doubt Pence would win an election for President.

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5 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

ego

Without question this.  It has always been his driving force.   

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1 hour ago, -fish- said:

Court rules against Trump's attempt to block House Oversight Committee subpoenas for financial information.  

 

While I’m glad he lost, I have to say that the judge’s “legislation could be had” argument troubles me a bit. Here’s why: I’m currently reading David Marannis’s book on the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, the notorious Red Scare committee from the 50s. During its history this committee never once offered any legislation; they basically spent their time hounding supposed Communists in film, TV and any other industry where they could garner headlines. Many innocent peoples’ lives were ruined, and the justification was always that legislation could be had.” 

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1 hour ago, Ilov80s said:

Exactly. The stakes are really high for him. As long as he’s in the WH, he’s untouchable.

I'm not confident he has a clue as to the potential realities he may be facing.  It's not like he's getting it from his yes men and all those that speak out are immediately turned into RINO and/or deep state conspirators

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Trump 2020:  don’t let ‘em indict me!

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4 minutes ago, Mister CIA said:

There's always money in the banana stand.

Reminds me of Cheech & Chong...

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On 5/19/2019 at 9:21 AM, prefontaine said:
On 5/19/2019 at 9:15 AM, Maurile Tremblay said:

this seems pretty serious

Yeah, remember when that seemed like a huge story? Only to be overshadowed five times over in the following 12 hours.

That’s part of why nothing sticks to Trump. Each scandal is quickly displaced in our collective consciousness by the next.

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8 hours ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

Yeah, remember when that seemed like a huge story? Only to be overshadowed five times over in the following 12 hours.

That’s part of why nothing sticks to Trump. Each scandal is quickly displaced in our collective consciousness by the next.

It's a mix of funny, sad and true on a public level.

But we should all remain thankful that the SDNY/NY AG has not forgotten and if there was something nefarious - and while it looks really bad, let's see it play out - then they'll unearth it and prosecute it.

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14 hours ago, timschochet said:

While I’m glad he lost, I have to say that the judge’s “legislation could be had” argument troubles me a bit. Here’s why: I’m currently reading David Marannis’s book on the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, the notorious Red Scare committee from the 50s. During its history this committee never once offered any legislation; they basically spent their time hounding supposed Communists in film, TV and any other industry where they could garner headlines. Many innocent peoples’ lives were ruined, and the justification was always that legislation could be had.” 

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“So long as Congress investigates on a subject matter on which ‘legislation could be had,’” then Congress is acting within the bounds of the U.S. Constitution, the judge wrote. “President Trump cannot block the subpoena to Mazars.”

This is about Congressional oversight within the parameters of the Constitution and it's well worth remembering in our system the executive branch has limited powers, so this grant includes almost everything, except maybe exclusively executive things like pardons.

And yeah sorry even when Congress is in the wrong it's in the right.

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I searched and Ben Carson doesn't appear to have his own thread. I am disappoint. 

Anyway, for those in the RE industry - and I know there are a few - this is quite hilarious. Your HUD Secretary ladies and gents!

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1 minute ago, prefontaine said:

I searched and Ben Carson doesn't appear to have his own thread. I am disappoint. 

Anyway, for those in the RE industry - and I know there are a few - this is quite hilarious. Your HUD Secretary ladies and gents!

:lmao: Our country is so messed up.

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27 minutes ago, prefontaine said:

I searched and Ben Carson doesn't appear to have his own thread. I am disappoint. 

Anyway, for those in the RE industry - and I know there are a few - this is quite hilarious. Your HUD Secretary ladies and gents!

Pffffft. Who needs "experts" to run anything? We need more people who tell it like it is in charge so America won't be the laughing stock of the world anymore.

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33 minutes ago, prefontaine said:

I searched and Ben Carson doesn't appear to have his own thread. I am disappoint. 

Anyway, for those in the RE industry - and I know there are a few - this is quite hilarious. Your HUD Secretary ladies and gents!

Should have his own thread.  I can't fight this feeling that he's got to take it on the run.

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1 hour ago, prefontaine said:

I searched and Ben Carson doesn't appear to have his own thread. I am disappoint. 

Anyway, for those in the RE industry - and I know there are a few - this is quite hilarious. Your HUD Secretary ladies and gents!

Rep. Katie Porter: "Do you know what an REO is?"

Secretary Ben Carson: "An Oreo?"

Porter: "No, not an OREO. An REO. R-E-O."

Carson: "Real estate?"

Porter: "What's the 'O' stand for?"

 

 

 

Total ####s Given by Carson in this exchange:  0

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1 hour ago, prefontaine said:

I searched and Ben Carson doesn't appear to have his own thread. I am disappoint. 

Anyway, for those in the RE industry - and I know there are a few - this is quite hilarious. Your HUD Secretary ladies and gents!

Katie Porter is still my top pick for Prez in 2028.

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1 hour ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

Katie Porter is still my top pick for Prez in 2028.

Yeah, she’s been very impressive so far. I want her questioning everyone. 

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2 hours ago, prefontaine said:

I searched and Ben Carson doesn't appear to have his own thread. I am disappoint. 

Anyway, for those in the RE industry - and I know there are a few - this is quite hilarious. Your HUD Secretary ladies and gents!

A brain surgeon, ladies and gents. Wow.

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3 minutes ago, Don Quixote said:

Don't worry about it. He's sending some Oreos to Rep. Porter.  It's all good now, and he can go back to picking out expensive dishwashers for his office.

https://twitter.com/SecretaryCarson/status/1130922949060571137

-Because of you, I can no longer use the phrase “it’s not brain surgery”

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1 minute ago, Ilov80s said:

Is that for real?

honestly I'm not 100%. It was tweeted by Jester who is not one to make stuff up but....that's effin crazy and I don't see it elsewhere. 

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