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12 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

That’s quite possible. We’ve heard people who were interviewed say Mueller knew more about them than they did.

Alternative theory: Manafort thought that the cost of lying and getting caught, i.e. life in prison, was less than telling the truth. Manafort’s associates don’t strike me as the type that are above killing someone in prison.

His associates hang out with those guys who did for Whitey Bolger?  :lol:  It's hard to think, though, there's anything Manafort and all those ilks within which the ilks move wouldn't do if it felt like the right thing -- or even if it didn't feel like the right thing.  The orange nazi and his cohorts have been mobbed up for generations all ready -- like just about everybody who plays real estate games in places like NYC, London, LA, Houston,, etc.

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Trump is also dangling pardons. And Manafort is described as a risk-taker. Not sure what Manafort plans to do about state-level charges. Long years in a state pen would be an even harsher sentence.

Trump claims 'heroes' will emerge from Mueller's Russia probe

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/27/trump-mueller-russia-probe-1017370

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He continued: “Heroes will come of this, and it won’t be Mueller and his terrible Gang of Angry Democrats. Look at their past, and look where they come from. The now $30,000,000 Witch Hunt continues and they’ve got nothing but ruined lives.”

 

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4 hours ago, DMC said:

I really think the best way to go would be get Pelosi to agree to remain leader/speaker for another 4-6 years max, during which the party will benefit from her experience in everything from fundraising to deal making to twisting arms to get needed votes and everything else, and in the meantime a new generation (note: not Steny Hoyer or the other members of the current leadership group that are in their 70s) can be groomed for how to do all that and be prepared to take over.

Because the Democrats absolutely need new blood and to break out of the seniority system they currently have in the House, but I doubt there’s anybody who can do it better than Pelosi right now, and by no means do I want the blue dog conservative Democrats opposing her setting the tone for the party. Have a voice in the conversation, absolutely, especially in red states or the rural areas of blue states, but not to set the direction of the larger party.

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Now this is what fake news really looks like:

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Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was clearly taken aback last year when occasional Fox & Friends fill-in host Ed Henry grilled him about a number of ethical scandals facing his administration.

And Pruitt had a good reason to be surprised. In past interviews with President Trump’s favorite cable-news show, the then-EPA chief’s team chose the topics for interviews, and knew the questions in advance.

In one instance, according to emails revealed in a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the Sierra Club and reviewed by The Daily Beast, Pruitt’s team even approved part of the show’s script.

Fox & Friends has long been a friendly venue for Trump and his allies, but the emails demonstrate how the show has pushed standard cable-news practices to the extreme in order to make interviews a comfortable, non-confrontational experience for favored government officials.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-and-friends-fed-interview-script-to-trumps-epa-chief-emails-show

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Mueller has emails from Stone pal Corsi about WikiLeaks Dem email dump
"Word is (Julian Assange) plans 2 more dumps...Impact planned to be very damaging," Jerome Corsi said in email to Stone, say draft court documents.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/mueller-has-emails-stone-pal-corsi-about-wikileaks-dem-email-n940611

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Two months before WikiLeaks released emails stolen from the Clinton campaign, right-wing conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi sent an email to former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone anticipating the document dump, according to draft court papers obtained by NBC News.

"Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps," Corsi wrote on Aug. 2, 2016, referring to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to the draft court papers. "One shortly after I'm back. 2nd in Oct. Impact planned to be very damaging."

The email was revealed in a draft court document, known as a statement of the offense, sent to Corsi by special counsel Robert Mueller's office. Mueller also sent Corsi a draft plea agreement stipulating that the special counsel would not oppose Corsi requesting a sentence of probation if he agreed to plead guilty to one count of lying to federal investigators.

 

 

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The White House is once again denying any knowledge of the Wikileaks e-mail dump. CNN is pointing out, however, that the statement says Trump knew nothing about it, and previous WH denials stated Trump and the members of his campaign knew nothing about it.

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Chuck Schumer is such a fucking loser, and as bigoted as anyone in the GOP. 

Working with that white supremacist party to build a wall? Get fucked and retire you useless fuck.

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32 minutes ago, Bonnot OG said:

Chuck Schumer is such a fucking loser, and as bigoted as anyone in the GOP. 

Working with that white supremacist party to build a wall? Get fucked and retire you useless fuck.

:agree:

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Sneaky tax bill...any thoughts?

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/26/house-republicans-tax-package-1017368

 

House Republicans on Monday evening unexpectedly released a 297-page tax bill they hope to move during the lame-duck session of Congress.

The legislation would revive a number of expired tax provisions known as “extenders,” address glitches in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and make a range of changes to savings- and retirement-related tax provisions.

Other parts of the bill would revamp the IRS, provide new tax breaks for start-up businesses and offer assistance to disaster victims.

The measure amounts to House Republicans’ opening bid in negotiations with the Senate. They’ll need Democratic support there to move any changes, and it’s unclear whether lawmakers will agree to any of the provisions before adjourning for the year.

 

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Lol this country is one big bootlicking hell hole. 

The fact this bullshit is being heard is a fucking joke. 

And the little fascists on the SC will rule in favor of the pigs.

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44 minutes ago, ThinkerX said:

The only way the Democrats will agree to anything of the sort is if there are problems in the status quo that are damaging to their backers. I'd be really surprised if this goes anywhere, but stranger things have happened.

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2 minutes ago, Zorral said:

All day it's been nagging at the brain: just wtf is a "phony witch hunt"???????

It's a phony phony story ... Errr..

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Despite the outcome in Mississippi, one has to hand it to the Democrats: their smear campaign of the past few days was top notch. Unfortunately for them, the state leans Republican quite heavily and this kind of campaign is nowhere near enough to overcome that nowadays.

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5 hours ago, Paladin of Ice said:

I really think the best way to go would be get Pelosi to agree to remain leader/speaker for another 4-6 years max

She has no reason or need to agree to such terms.  And I'm pretty sure such terms would be unprecedented anyway.  Like I've said before, I just really don't like the look that the top 3 are the same people we welcomed in 12 years ago.  And they're all about to be 80.  If I was still working on campaigns I could have a field day.

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5 hours ago, Altherion said:

Despite the outcome in Mississippi, one has to hand it to the Democrats: their smear campaign of the past few days was top notch.

You seem stuck on this idea that accurate reporting of genuinely awful things Republicans have actually said and actually done is a Democrat 'smear campaign'. Much as you admire Trump, aping his Twitter feed isn't going to get you the attention he gets.

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13 hours ago, Morpheus said:

You all realize that he is completely aware of the AH tape and he is going to deny that what was described was assault, yes?

It was an honest question, I thought that maybe I have missed something. But yes, if it's about that tape, then you're correct.

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12 hours ago, Bonnot OG said:

Lol this country is one big bootlicking hell hole. 

The fact this bullshit is being heard is a fucking joke. 

And the little fascists on the SC will rule in favor of the pigs.

I’m not certain of that.  We will see.

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