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(CNN)   Kellyanne's husband picked to lead the civil division of the DOJ. Fun fact that certainly won't come back to haunt him? He was part of the legal team for Paula Jones that established you can sue sitting U.S. presidents   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2017-03-19 12:08:32 PM  
Hilarious stuff, folks. Really put a LOT of thought into this...

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2017-03-19 01:22:44 PM  
Jobs for all the friends and family!  #MAGA jobs.
 
2017-03-19 01:32:00 PM  
motifake.com
 
2017-03-19 01:32:52 PM  
Sweet. I'm totally psyched to see what alt-justice looks like.

Awww, who am I kidding. We're gonna get that under the leprechaun anyway.
 
2017-03-19 01:55:43 PM  
Will he prosecute crimes of fashion?

img.fark.net
 
2017-03-19 01:58:57 PM  
Wow, it sure is CONVENIENT that the "best" and the "brightest" are right under their noses from the start, isn't it?
 
2017-03-19 02:04:55 PM  
Hiring competent people will only get harder as time goes on. The Conway's have no dignity left to lose at this point.
 
2017-03-19 02:50:28 PM  
So he's appointing someone incompetent to defend the shiat his administration is getting up to? I'm okay with this.....
 
2017-03-19 03:03:49 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-03-19 03:11:05 PM  
You're farked, America, i'm sorry to say.

Time to CTRL-ALT-DEL the whole thing and start again.
 
2017-03-19 03:13:02 PM  

Somacandra: Wow, it sure is CONVENIENT that the "best" and the "brightest" are right under their noses from the start, isn't it?


Kellyanne Conway's husband has been chosen to investigate claims nepotism in the Trump administration
 
2017-03-19 03:13:50 PM  
Wait...it's married?
 
2017-03-19 03:15:52 PM  

luckyeddie: You're farked, America, i'm sorry to say.

Time to CTRL-ALT-DEL the whole thing and start again.


You do realize that it's a global reset? If we go down we are bringing the rest of you with us!

That's the GOP thought process you know.
 
2017-03-19 03:16:18 PM  

Voiceofreason01: So he's appointing someone incompetent to defend the shiat his administration is getting up to? I'm okay with this.....


In fairness, being part of the legal team that overturned a century or two of traditional interpretations of how sovereign immunity works in the US does hint that he might be a decent lawyer skill-wise, at least.  Admittedly opening up the president to civil liability had been how public sentiment had been leaning probably since Nixon at minimum, but it was still a pretty big change in how that shiat works.
 
2017-03-19 03:16:55 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Wait...it's married?


I imagine the mating ritual is similar to that of a praying mantis.
 
2017-03-19 03:17:08 PM  
This is the consolation prize for Conway insofar as he was tapped to be the Solicitor General.

Voiceofreason01: So he's appointing someone incompetent


He is not incompetent, not in the slightest. In terms of pure smarts he is probably one the sharpest lawyers in the country. To be sure his wife's position helped him get noticed whereas he otherwise might not have been but that fact as to do more with politics than talent.
 
2017-03-19 03:17:18 PM  
Unless Trump becomes a Democrat, I doubt there will be many investigations.
 
2017-03-19 03:17:23 PM  

Somacandra: Wow, it sure is CONVENIENT that the "best" and the "brightest" are right under their noses from the start, isn't it?


Funny how nobody outside the extended Trump clan even wants to work for this shiatshow.

Nobody in their right mind wants "Worked for the Trump Administration" on their resume.
 
2017-03-19 03:19:12 PM  
You're missing the point. His experience in this regard uniquely qualifies him to craft a counterargument (all good litigators do this - the best of them can articulate the opposing argument better than their actual opponents). My guess is that his experience in that particular case was a big part of what made him a desirable candidate for the job.
 
2017-03-19 03:25:42 PM  
I'm surprised that Trump would promote an obvious closeted homosexual to head of the DOJ.  That's one unconvincing beard.
 
2017-03-19 03:30:31 PM  
On the plus side, they're now so busy that the kids have a chance of being raised by a nanny with an actual ethical code.
 
2017-03-19 03:37:02 PM  
This doesn't surprise me.. a year ago he was rooster-crow tweeting about his meeting with the Russian Ambassador.  Those tweets have since been deleted.
 
2017-03-19 03:37:29 PM  

BMulligan: You're missing the point. His experience in this regard uniquely qualifies him to craft a counterargument (all good litigators do this - the best of them can articulate the opposing argument better than their actual opponents). My guess is that his experience in that particular case was a big part of what made him a desirable candidate for the job.


THIS.

Although I was going to say something even more depressing. If he was on the Paula Jones team, it suggests that the people the US would depend on the most if they wanted to prosecute Trump have no intention whatsoever. The best qualified people don't want to do it.
 
2017-03-19 03:39:08 PM  
Nepotism is not covered under Trumpcare. sorry.
 
2017-03-19 03:43:09 PM  
 
2017-03-19 03:57:00 PM  
"Throughout his career, he has represented high-profile clients, including the National Football League and cigarette giant Philip Morris, which he represented in a successful defamation lawsuit against ABC News."

So he's basically a douche-bag with a law degree...
 
2017-03-19 03:57:34 PM  

boxbot2000: Here's some more fun facts about this gentleman. Spoiler alert, more Russia ties.

Conway's husband represented firm accused of Russia bribe

What was Kellyanne Conway's husband doing at the Russian Embassy?


What a shocker.

Seriously, though, how farking retarded is Trump, to KEEP hiring people with known Russia connections?
 
2017-03-19 04:11:02 PM  
Clowns for the Clown God.
Shoes for the Clown Throne.
 
2017-03-19 04:14:26 PM  

powhound: luckyeddie: You're farked, America, i'm sorry to say.

Time to CTRL-ALT-DEL the whole thing and start again.

You do realize that it's a global reset? If we go down we are bringing the rest of you with us!

That's the GOP thought process you know.


Well Jesus and stuff
 
2017-03-19 04:16:10 PM  

LordJiro: boxbot2000: Here's some more fun facts about this gentleman. Spoiler alert, more Russia ties.

Conway's husband represented firm accused of Russia bribe

What was Kellyanne Conway's husband doing at the Russian Embassy?

What a shocker.

Seriously, though, how farking retarded is Trump, to KEEP hiring people with known Russia connections?


Because the Russians are telling him who to hire?
 
2017-03-19 04:19:42 PM  

RadiomanATL: LordJiro: boxbot2000: Here's some more fun facts about this gentleman. Spoiler alert, more Russia ties.

Conway's husband represented firm accused of Russia bribe

What was Kellyanne Conway's husband doing at the Russian Embassy?

What a shocker.

Seriously, though, how farking retarded is Trump, to KEEP hiring people with known Russia connections?

Because the Russians are telling him who to hire?


I don't know what he was doing with the Russians, but as Russia is a foreign state that routinely undermines American interests domestically and internationally, you can damn well bet he better be forthcoming at his confirmation.
 
2017-03-19 04:22:36 PM  

RadiomanATL: LordJiro: boxbot2000: Here's some more fun facts about this gentleman. Spoiler alert, more Russia ties.

Conway's husband represented firm accused of Russia bribe

What was Kellyanne Conway's husband doing at the Russian Embassy?

What a shocker.

Seriously, though, how farking retarded is Trump, to KEEP hiring people with known Russia connections?

Because the Russians are telling him who to hire?


That, and those with Russian ties are less likely to refuse to be associated with the Trumpovich administration.
 
2017-03-19 04:28:16 PM  
we could start figuring out variations on 'too many cooks' to try to keep ourselves amused
 
2017-03-19 04:29:28 PM  
The guy looks like he's  Uzbek...or maybe Tajiq... with a little Turkomanarticlebio.com
 
2017-03-19 04:30:06 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Voiceofreason01: So he's appointing someone incompetent to defend the shiat his administration is getting up to? I'm okay with this.....

In fairness, being part of the legal team that overturned a century or two of traditional interpretations of how sovereign immunity works in the US does hint that he might be a decent lawyer skill-wise, at least.  Admittedly opening up the president to civil liability had been how public sentiment had been leaning probably since Nixon at minimum, but it was still a pretty big change in how that shiat works.


President Grant was cited for speeding through Washington, DC during his time in office.  It is misleading to believe the Executive Office has always been out of reach of being sued.  The Jones v. Clinton issues was whether or not a sitting President could be sued while serving his term or whether the case would have to wait until he was no longer in office.
 
2017-03-19 04:44:59 PM  

DrD'isInfotainment: The guy looks like he's  Uzbek...or maybe Tajiq... with a little Turkoman[articlebio.com image 728x455]


I don't know. He kind of looks like a Corgi to me.
 
2017-03-19 04:58:50 PM  

powhound: luckyeddie: You're farked, America, i'm sorry to say.

Time to CTRL-ALT-DEL the whole thing and start again.

You do realize that it's a global reset? If we go down we are bringing the rest of you with us!

That's the GOP thought process you know.


It's for the greater good. Perhaps the yeasts will survive. And the hops.
 
2017-03-19 05:12:30 PM  

edmo: Will he prosecute crimes of fashion?

[img.fark.net image 306x517]


What.
The
Actual.
fark.
Is.
THAT?!?
 
2017-03-19 05:17:42 PM  

DrD'isInfotainment: The guy looks like he's  Uzbek...or maybe Tajiq... with a little Turkoman[articlebio.com image 728x455]


That photo is at least a decade old or really heavily photoshopped. Have you seen what Kellyanne looks like these days?!
 
2017-03-19 05:18:22 PM  

vudukungfu: edmo: Will he prosecute crimes of fashion?

[img.fark.net image 306x517]

What.
The
Actual.
fark.
Is.
THAT?!?


That's Kellyanne responding to Donald unique requirements. As The Donald says ,"Melania doesn't mind"
 
2017-03-19 05:20:21 PM  

vudukungfu: edmo: Will he prosecute crimes of fashion?

[img.fark.net image 306x517]

What.
The
Actual.
fark.
Is.
THAT?!?


She was on her way to consult with the Oracle. Or Agent Smith... Most likely Smith.
 
2017-03-19 05:24:49 PM  

Silverstaff: Somacandra: Wow, it sure is CONVENIENT that the "best" and the "brightest" are right under their noses from the start, isn't it?

Funny how nobody outside the extended Trump clan even wants to work for this shiatshow.

Nobody in their right mind wants "Worked for the Trump Administration" on their resume.


 I've wondered about the internal debates some of these people must have when offered a gig with Trump. On one hand, it's a presidential adminiatration, which should be the crowning jewel on any resume. On the other hand, this is without doubt the most laughable, bizarre administration of our lifetimes; possible the history of the country. Wut do?
 
2017-03-19 05:25:02 PM  
boxbot2000:  Conway's husband represented firm accused of Russia bribe.  What was Kellyanne Conway's husband doing at the Russian Embassy?


For fark's sake just weld a giant goddamn cupola onto the White House roof and be done with it.

img.fark.net
 
2017-03-19 05:27:37 PM  

aaronx: Hiring competent people will only get harder as time goes on. The Conway's have no dignity left to lose at this point.


What do you mean lost there dignity, you have to have something to lose it!
 
2017-03-19 05:31:21 PM  

meatofmystery: Nepotism is not covered under Trumpcare. sorry.


Not a nepot! Not a nepot! You're the nepot!
 
2017-03-19 05:34:08 PM  

maram500: DrD'isInfotainment: The guy looks like he's  Uzbek...or maybe Tajiq... with a little Turkoman[articlebio.com image 728x455]

That photo is at least a decade old or really heavily photoshopped. Have you seen what Kellyanne looks like these days?!


That old crack whore does look used up for sure, She could kill a hard on, on superman! Even the joker would say "no way biatch". Vampires won't touch her, there afraid of becoming addicted to pain pills! or what ever drug the coont"s on! I'm going to take her photo to the graveyard and see if I can get the dead to run from it!
 
2017-03-19 05:34:38 PM  

DrD'isInfotainment: The guy looks like he's  Uzbek...or maybe Tajiq... with a little Turkoman

[ClenchedButtcheekTerror.jpg]


Is there a single appointee in the Trump administration capable of posing for a photo that doesn't announce their lifelong unease and inexperience with trying to appear human?
 
2017-03-19 05:35:26 PM  

dickfreckle: Silverstaff: Somacandra: Wow, it sure is CONVENIENT that the "best" and the "brightest" are right under their noses from the start, isn't it?

Funny how nobody outside the extended Trump clan even wants to work for this shiatshow.

Nobody in their right mind wants "Worked for the Trump Administration" on their resume.

 I've wondered about the internal debates some of these people must have when offered a gig with Trump. On one hand, it's a presidential adminiatration, which should be the crowning jewel on any resume. On the other hand, this is without doubt the most laughable, bizarre administration of our lifetimes; possible the history of the country. Wut do?


I'd turn it down flat.  You don't want to be the last card on a very high tower.
 
2017-03-19 05:36:43 PM  

Gary-L: President Grant was cited for speeding through Washington, DC during his time in office.  It is misleading to believe the Executive Office has always been out of reach of being sued.  The Jones v. Clinton issues was whether or not a sitting President could be sued while serving his term or whether the case would have to wait until he was no longer in office.


I mean... yes?

That's a useful clarification of what I was pointing out for people interested in the history of the issue, I'm just not sure why you're phrasing it as a counter-argument to a claim I wasn't really making, which was that the Jones case changed the established traditions.

Franklin Pierce had an incident with criminal charges involving the horse equivalent of a DUI while in office as well, the presidency's general level of power shifted pretty dramatically over the course of teh civil war and reconstruction due to the obvious issues the war and aftermath raised.  I guess the correction here is that my "a century or two" is more like "one century" than two?  Sure, I'll acknowledge that. I wasn't being 100% precise with dates.
 
2017-03-19 05:37:27 PM  
Someone with far better skills than I should draw a picture of Putin building a house of cards with GOP notables with connections to Russia on them. You could update it with each passing nomination our appointment.
 
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