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2017-07-15 06:26:09 PM  
How does this not break FEC law?
 
2017-07-15 06:28:40 PM  

daphne: How does this not break FEC law?


Because, Affluence and wealth.
 
2017-07-15 07:34:44 PM  
I think there is worse stuff out there.
I think this is an attempt to take the shock out the revelations that are coming from Mueller's probe. I think they honestly thought that talking to Russian lawyers would be met with comments like " they didn't get anything so this is a big nothingburger." Instead even most conservatives see this evidence that they sought to collude with a hostile foreign power.
 
2017-07-15 07:39:36 PM  
You know something is coming down the pike when reps from the friggin' heritage Foundation go on Fox and beg the President to tell everything he knows and get it over with
 
2017-07-15 10:28:15 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2017-07-15 11:53:52 PM  
So how many comments is this one going to get before it gets redlit for no reason?
 
2017-07-15 11:54:17 PM  
http://www.fark.com/comments/9662715/Trump-campaign-pays-$50K-to-Donny​-Jrs-lawyers-11-days-before-his-emails-were-revealed-Lawyer-says-using​-donors-money-to-pay-Trumps-sons-legal-bills-should-be-permissible-bec​ause-Jrs-actions-were-purportedly-on-behalf-of-campaign/
 
2017-07-16 12:13:45 AM  
Ok, Ill post my comments from the other thread here:

Earlier today I ended up reading the comments on a different article (still need more alcohol to erase that), and one of the argument points is that "there was no collusion because no one from the campaign was in the meeting". Oh, and they disavow Manafort being there, because of course they did.

Now, if my memory is correct, Kush was heading up the electronic communications portion of the campaign. So, even if you're willing to swallow that Diaper Don wasn't part of the campaign proper, those two were.

I wonder how they will spin the lawyer fees are acceptable for Diaper Don because he was part of the campaign, since they seem to want to say no one in attendance for the meeting was there on behalf of it. And, of course, that would explicitly state that yes, DTJ was part of the campaign.
 
2017-07-16 12:37:32 AM  
K, so why is he half scoop if daddy is 2?
 
2017-07-16 12:41:07 AM  

daphne: How does this not break FEC law?


They control it now.

Also, legal advice aint worth this if you don't take it.
 
2017-07-16 12:41:35 AM  

Micro-aggressive Trigger Warning: K, so why is he half scoop if daddy is 2?


Because he has four adult kids.
 
2017-07-16 12:42:23 AM  
Kinda ballsy to make the campaign pay for your lawyer when you are the idiot who set up a meeting that wholly and completely de-legitimized said campaign, no?
 
2017-07-16 12:46:49 AM  
I can't help but wonder if Russia set it up so that no matter who won the election there would be some sort of controversy that would further divide the nation and distract us from... well, pretty much everything. I mean is anyone NOT talking about this?
 
2017-07-16 12:49:55 AM  

omg bbq: Micro-aggressive Trigger Warning: K, so why is he half scoop if daddy is 2?

Because he has four adult kids.


I thought it was because he was born to an (now) ex wife.  Figured that was a half-scoop penalty.  Oh well, either one works for me.
 
2017-07-16 12:51:03 AM  

Skeleton Man: I can't help but wonder if Russia set it up so that no matter who won the election there would be some sort of controversy that would further divide the nation and distract us from... well, pretty much everything. I mean is anyone NOT talking about this?


They probably did.
 
2017-07-16 12:52:09 AM  
His dad's lawyer already snapped:
https://www.propublica.org/article/marc-kasowitz-trump-lawyer-threat-​e​mails-maddow
The man, a retired public relations professional in the western United States who asked not to be identified, read ProPublica's story this week on Kasowitz and sent the lawyer an email with the subject line: "Resign Now.''
Kasowitz replied with series of angry messages sent between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern time. One read: "I'm on you now.  You are farking with me now Let's see who you are Watch your back , biatch."
In another email, Kasowitz wrote: "Call me.  Don't be afraid, you piece of shiat.  Stand up.  If you don't call, you're just afraid." And later: "I already know where you live, I'm on you.  You might as well call me. You will see me. I promise.  Bro."


Maybe things don't smell too good.
 
2017-07-16 12:56:38 AM  

American Mail Order Husband: Skeleton Man: I can't help but wonder if Russia set it up so that no matter who won the election there would be some sort of controversy that would further divide the nation and distract us from... well, pretty much everything. I mean is anyone NOT talking about this?

They probably did.


When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose
 
2017-07-16 12:59:00 AM  

UsikFark: His dad's lawyer already snapped:
https://www.propublica.org/article/marc-kasowitz-trump-lawyer-threat-e​mails-maddow
The man, a retired public relations professional in the western United States who asked not to be identified, read ProPublica's story this week on Kasowitz and sent the lawyer an email with the subject line: "Resign Now.''
Kasowitz replied with series of angry messages sent between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern time. One read: "I'm on you now.  You are farking with me now Let's see who you are Watch your back , biatch."
In another email, Kasowitz wrote: "Call me.  Don't be afraid, you piece of shiat.  Stand up.  If you don't call, you're just afraid." And later: "I already know where you live, I'm on you.  You might as well call me. You will see me. I promise.  Bro."

Maybe things don't smell too good.


More small time mobster bullshiat. These pricks think they can run the nation like it's farking Atlantic City.
 
2017-07-16 01:05:38 AM  
That lawyer was smart, getting the pay up front. The Trumps are notorious about paying nobody, and forcing it to go to court.
 
2017-07-16 01:16:22 AM  

Lackofname: That lawyer was smart, getting the pay up front. The Trumps are notorious about paying nobody, and forcing it to go to court.


Considering the shiatstorm that be brewin', $50k won't even come close to covering the billable hours of the rank and filers, let alone the bigwings and expenses.
 
2017-07-16 01:19:41 AM  

vwarb: UsikFark: His dad's lawyer already snapped:
https://www.propublica.org/article/marc-kasowitz-trump-lawyer-threat-e​mails-maddow
The man, a retired public relations professional in the western United States who asked not to be identified, read ProPublica's story this week on Kasowitz and sent the lawyer an email with the subject line: "Resign Now.''
Kasowitz replied with series of angry messages sent between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern time. One read: "I'm on you now.  You are farking with me now Let's see who you are Watch your back , biatch."
In another email, Kasowitz wrote: "Call me.  Don't be afraid, you piece of shiat.  Stand up.  If you don't call, you're just afraid." And later: "I already know where you live, I'm on you.  You might as well call me. You will see me. I promise.  Bro."

Maybe things don't smell too good.

More small time mobster bullshiat. These pricks think they can run the nation like it's farking Atlantic City.


Yeah. For the first time in a long time, Trump doesn't own his home...
 
2017-07-16 01:34:08 AM  

Skeleton Man: I can't help but wonder if Russia set it up so that no matter who won the election there would be some sort of controversy that would further divide the nation and distract us from... well, pretty much everything. I mean is anyone NOT talking about this?


The Russians honestly did not expect Donald to win,  I don't think anybody did. they just wanted to put Hillary in the worst possible position they could and give her a crippled four years.

 Donald would have been far more useful as a gadfly for four years set up with his own Russia backed Trump news network.  Instead they tried to make the best of what they could, and discovered they were dealing with the worst celebrity spies since Mata Hari.

 Given that there was Russian traffic  regarding screwing with our elections as far back as 2015, it is as much of a question to ask if they screwed with the primary elections too.
 
2017-07-16 01:53:29 AM  

arentevenwords: [i.imgur.com image 850x477]


Thank you.  I needed that.
 
2017-07-16 01:59:33 AM  

omg bbq: Micro-aggressive Trigger Warning: K, so why is he half scoop if daddy is 2?

Because he has four adult kids.


Like Tiffany is going to be given even a quarter of a scoop.
 
2017-07-16 02:03:52 AM  

Micro-aggressive Trigger Warning: K, so why is he half scoop if daddy is 2?


I think it is a play on words.
I think they are calling him a half-wit.
 
2017-07-16 02:23:58 AM  

Tentaclefriendly: Skeleton Man: I can't help but wonder if Russia set it up so that no matter who won the election there would be some sort of controversy that would further divide the nation and distract us from... well, pretty much everything. I mean is anyone NOT talking about this?

The Russians honestly did not expect Donald to win,  I don't think anybody did. they just wanted to put Hillary in the worst possible position they could and give her a crippled four years.

 Donald would have been far more useful as a gadfly for four years set up with his own Russia backed Trump news network.  Instead they tried to make the best of what they could, and discovered they were dealing with the worst celebrity spies since Mata Hari.

 Given that there was Russian traffic  regarding screwing with our elections as far back as 2015, it is as much of a question to ask if they screwed with the primary elections too.


I'm surprised that none of the opponents in that race aren't asking themselves the same thing. I'm pretty sure there were whisper campaigns, created by the Russians, going to the various Facebook pages of Republican voters that tilted the vote towards Donnie there too.
 
2017-07-16 02:35:50 AM  
So riddle me this.  Fraud or part of the campaign?  I mean, no1curr but how much you wanna bet thy're gonna split the difference and try for both?
 
2017-07-16 03:14:13 AM  

geoduck42: omg bbq: Micro-aggressive Trigger Warning: K, so why is he half scoop if daddy is 2?

Because he has four adult kids.

Like Tiffany is going to be given even a quarter of a scoop.


Yeah, Ivanka gets one scoop, Tiffany gets no scoops, and each boy gets a half scoop.
 
2017-07-16 03:37:58 AM  

sithon: Tentaclefriendly: Skeleton Man: I can't help but wonder if Russia set it up so that no matter who won the election there would be some sort of controversy that would further divide the nation and distract us from... well, pretty much everything. I mean is anyone NOT talking about this?

The Russians honestly did not expect Donald to win,  I don't think anybody did. they just wanted to put Hillary in the worst possible position they could and give her a crippled four years.

 Donald would have been far more useful as a gadfly for four years set up with his own Russia backed Trump news network.  Instead they tried to make the best of what they could, and discovered they were dealing with the worst celebrity spies since Mata Hari.

 Given that there was Russian traffic  regarding screwing with our elections as far back as 2015, it is as much of a question to ask if they screwed with the primary elections too.

I'm surprised that none of the opponents in that race aren't asking themselves the same thing. I'm pretty sure there were whisper campaigns, created by the Russians, going to the various Facebook pages of Republican voters that tilted the vote towards Donnie there too.


Graham, Rubio and Bush, "primarily" (from Senate 3/17):

"...During his testimony, Watts also said that the Russians had targeted Rubio, who is a member of the committee, in the first public reference to suggest that the meddling also had taken place during the hard fought Republican primary. Afterward, interviewed by reporters, he added that Bush and Graham were targeted in the same way.
Russia's efforts, he said, were a combination of "pumping up Trump while tamping down the others..."

Keep an eye on Manafort as this shiat show rolls on like tanks through the Fulda Gap, as pootie was running the same sort of dodge in Ukraine and Manafort's client, (ousted, exiled, gilt loving ex-prez, Yanukovych) was well served by the help - to a point.  So, what does Manafort do?  Goes to work for Donzo - and did this expert on Russia/Ukraine - lobbyist with a portfolio that it is probably best to examine using someone else's fingers to turn the pages - warn two scoops?  Oh, went to work conducting the same pootie plays he assisted in promoting in Riga, from Trump Tower and (for instance):

"...During the hearing, the experts provided examples of the Trump campaign citing Russian propaganda or fake news.
One of those examples was a false report of a terror attack on the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey that Trump's campaign manager Paul Manafort raised during an August interview on CNN. When asked about another topic, Manafort had tried to change the tone of the discussion. "You had the NATO base in Turkey being under attack by terrorists," he said.
Trump later made a reference to the same false report at a campaign rally - a week after, Watts said, the reports had been disproved. There had been no attack, though there had been a small, non-violent, protest at the base.
When asked if he thought Trump knew he was quoting Russian propaganda when he talked about Incirlik, he responded "no," but he had a caveat.
"What I don't understand is the synchronization," Watts said, who said he'd been the target of Russian cyber attacks in the past. "I don't understand how his campaign manager after we had outed the Incirlik incident as fake, after the news had reported it as a fake campaign, one week later cites it on CNN. I don't understand how he calls that a terror attack..."
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article1​4​1746659.html
 
2017-07-16 04:18:52 AM  
 
2017-07-16 07:37:05 AM  
Wow, what a bunch of imbeciles. This is just beyond astonishing, yet we can do nothing but accept that fact that the Trump family is, in fact, the definition of insanity.
 
2017-07-16 07:42:45 AM  

mrwknd: Wow, what a bunch of imbeciles. This is just beyond astonishing, yet we can do nothing but accept that fact that the Trump family is, in fact, the definition of insanity.


They're not insane, they're criminal.  Everything they do is from the perspective of a criminal.
 
2017-07-16 07:46:17 AM  

Dark Side Of The Spoon: geoduck42: omg bbq: Micro-aggressive Trigger Warning: K, so why is he half scoop if daddy is 2?

Because he has four adult kids.

Like Tiffany is going to be given even a quarter of a scoop.

Yeah, Ivanka gets one scoop, Tiffany gets no scoops, and each boy gets a half scoop.


And cyber-expert Trump gets no scoops either. His real father (Melania's personal trainer) frowns on sweets.
 
2017-07-16 11:19:58 AM  

omg bbq: Micro-aggressive Trigger Warning: K, so why is he half scoop if daddy is 2?

Because he has four adult kids.


Based upon Trumpian Economic Theory, wouldn't the sum of the childrens' portions necessarily equal a single scoop? Otherwise, the progeny are worth the same as the parent.

/(Also, doesn't he have 5 kids? Jr, I'm Eric, Ivanka, Barron, and Tiffany?)
//I hate this man for forcing his twatwaffle family into my memory
///thankfully, I still don't know all of the Kardashians
 
2017-07-16 11:26:27 AM  

daphne: How does this not break FEC law?


It very likely does, but since the FEC is dead-locked along party lines and Sessions won't charge Trump with anything, it will be up to a new administration to fix these problems.
 
2017-07-16 01:01:30 PM  

daphne: How does this not break FEC law?


[I hold daphne and rock her gently]  Honey, it's all farked up. [continue rocking]
 
2017-07-16 05:49:20 PM  

indy_kid: daphne: How does this not break FEC law?

It very likely does, but since the FEC is dead-locked along party lines and Sessions won't charge Trump with anything, it will be up to a new administration to fix these problems.


Half scoop was working for the campaign when he went to the meeting, so it's legal for the campaign to pay his legal bills.

But as someone else pointed out, the rationalizers are trying to claim Half Scoop was not part of the campaign, he was just some rogue out there doing who-knew-what with no connection to the campaign whatsoever.

I can't wait to hear the Trump supporters say that Two Scoops acted alone but it's okay for the campaign to pay his bills because the dirty liberals claim he was working for the campaign and what about Hillary's emails.
 
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