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(The Hill)   So, he definitely wrote every last bit of it   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2017-08-01 05:00:59 PM  
Sanders's comments appeared to contradict previous denials from Trump's legal team that he helped craft the statement.

Wow, there's a shocker.
 
2017-08-01 05:09:24 PM  
Trump's decision to help write his eldest son's statement about his election-year meeting with a Russian lawyer, calling it "something any father would do."

Yeah, I am pretty sure my father would tell me to either (1) get a good lawyer to help me, and/or (2):
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But my father was not a raving narcissist who needed validation from everyone
 
2017-08-01 05:21:52 PM  
Of course Two Scoops weighed in on it. He wrote it. It had that whiff of bullshiat from the get-go. I've said it before, but Two Scoops is essentially King Midas, only everything that he touch turns to shiat.
 
2017-08-01 05:25:57 PM  
Damn. Could anybody screw up prosecuting this mess?
 
2017-08-01 06:04:08 PM  
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2017-08-01 06:13:48 PM  
Never use a ghost writer who uses ghost writers.
 
2017-08-01 07:04:28 PM  

Unobtanium: Trump's decision to help write his eldest son's statement about his election-year meeting with a Russian lawyer, calling it "something any father would do."

Yeah, I am pretty sure my father would tell me to either (1) get a good lawyer to help me, and/or (2):
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But my father was not a raving narcissist who needed validation from everyone


Yep. My dad is a very good man and I kow he loves me very much, but he'd even draw the line. He'd support me, but also say I have to face the consequences.
 
2017-08-01 07:05:01 PM  
The hell, is half scoop 6?

I mean he is older than I am and if I pulled this crap with my father and job I would not have it anymore.
 
2017-08-01 07:05:12 PM  
Donald Jr. should be shown the Mooch door.

Maybe Kelly will do it.

Let go Donald, let go.
 
2017-08-01 07:05:21 PM  
"Apart from being of no consequence, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent," attorney Jay Sekulow said Monday in a statement to the Post.

In a July 16 interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," Sekulow said that "the president was not involved in the drafting of the statement and did not issue the statement."


If it was of no consequence why did you lie about it, asshole?
 
2017-08-01 07:06:45 PM  
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Yep, pretty much
 
2017-08-01 07:07:31 PM  

edmo: Damn. Could anybody screw up prosecuting this mess?


Well, I probably could, but the closest I've ever been to law school was when I temped for a local law firm 25 or so years ago.
 
2017-08-01 07:07:33 PM  
Hey everybody, sure looks a lot like obstruction of justice from where I'm sitting.

How's your view?
 
2017-08-01 07:08:27 PM  

Wessoman: Hey everybody, sure looks a lot like obstruction of justice from where I'm sitting.

How's your view?


Only if Two Scoops instructed him to lie to Congress or Mueller.
 
2017-08-01 07:08:57 PM  
My parents raised me not to break the law, so I doubt they'd have helped too much.
 
2017-08-01 07:09:10 PM  
You want to know what a good father would say?
"Don't collude with the Russians, ya idiot! "
 
2017-08-01 07:10:12 PM  

RJReves: Never use a ghost writer who uses ghost writers.


This. My main reservation with believing this story is that it requires Donald Trump to have written something.
 
2017-08-01 07:10:55 PM  
Most rich people like Trump are not actually used to consequences.  Trump is basically a glorified landlord.

So in his pre-presidency life, if he had a legal problem, he just paid enough lawyers enough money to make the problem go away.

Or he leveraged his wealth to bribe, cajole, or out-spend his legal opponents.

Doesn't work when you're president.
 
2017-08-01 07:11:32 PM  
"He certainly didn't dictate. But he weighed in, offered suggestions like any father would do," she said.

He dictated it. 

"This is all discussion, frankly, of no consequence," she said.

There are huge consequences. "Apart from being of no consequence, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent," attorney Jay Sekulow said Monday in a statement to the Post.


So, there are huge consequences, the characterization is spot-on, accurate, and pertinent. 

..."The Democrats want to continue to use this as a PR stunt and are doing everything they can to keep this story alive."

"
We want to bury this story or try to spin it to make it the Democrat's fault.  And keep breaking the law." 

Got it, Huckabee-Salamander.
 
2017-08-01 07:12:03 PM  
The White House on Tuesday defended President Trump's decision to help write his eldest son's statement about his election-year meeting with a Russian lawyer, calling it "something any father would do."

So, he's definitely still not listening to his lawyers then.  Expect them to be replaced (again) any day now.
 
2017-08-01 07:12:45 PM  

Arachnophobe: edmo: Damn. Could anybody screw up prosecuting this mess?

Well, I probably could, but the closest I've ever been to law school was when I temped for a local law firm 25 or so years ago.


Nah, just binge on a few seasons of Law & Order and you'll be okay.
 
2017-08-01 07:12:58 PM  
1.  Trump had a meeting with Putin with no press around and said they talked about "adoptions."
2.  Trump crafted Jr's statement on the way home.
3.  Jr. says the 2016 meeting was about "adoptions."
 
2017-08-01 07:13:05 PM  

edmo: Damn. Could anybody screw up prosecuting this mess?


I mostly practice Bird Law.
 
2017-08-01 07:14:13 PM  
So the president, after having private meetings with Putin at the G20 hatches the cunning plan that it had to do with adoptions?  I think Putin came up with that and Trump was just relaying it on the flight back from Germany.
 
stk [TotalFark]
2017-08-01 07:14:51 PM  

Unobtanium: Trump's decision to help write his eldest son's statement about his election-year meeting with a Russian lawyer, calling it "something any father would do."

Yeah, I am pretty sure my father would tell me to either (1) get a good lawyer to help me, and/or (2):
[i452.photobucket.com image 708x361]

But my father was not a raving narcissist who needed validation from everyone


Same here.
 
2017-08-01 07:15:50 PM  
Dig UP, dummy!
 
2017-08-01 07:15:56 PM  

edmo: Damn. Could anybody screw up prosecuting this mess?


"Hold our beers."

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2017-08-01 07:16:22 PM  

mab1823: 1.  Trump had a meeting with Putin with no press around and said they talked about "adoptions."
2.  Trump crafted Jr's statement on the way home.
3.  Jr. says the 2016 meeting was about "adoptions."


now that is a good farking point. Because when combined with the testimony by the former Russian business man the other day explains why they wanted to talk about the Magnitsky Act. But that makes it sound nefarious, so adoptions makes it so ho hum
 
2017-08-01 07:19:35 PM  
Transcript of the July 16 Meet the Press interview of Jay Sekulow by Chuck Todd:

CHUCK TODD: Can you tell me about the reports that the president was involved in the Weeners that Donald Trump Jr. gave the New York Times.

JAY SEKULOW: So I read those reports as well and the president was not -- did not -- draft the response. The response came from Donald Trump Jr. and -- I'm sure -- in consultation with his lawyer. So that is where that statement -- again, I think it's important to understand what this was. When the information -- as the information was to be released, a few days later, but as the information became public, our understanding is -- my understanding is -- that Donald Trump Jr. and his lawyer worked on a statement to make regarding the scope of the meeting. And the scope of the meeting -- what was discussed at the meeting -- actually ended up being more about the Magnitsky Act than anything else. Which, by the way, is not unusual because days after, literally the next day or two, the same lawyer that has the Russia affiliation was down in Washington pitching the Magnitsky Act repeal. So that's really what this was about.

CHUCK TODD: You were very careful to say the president didn't draft the statement. That isn't what I asked. Did the president get a heads up on the statement? Did he sign off on the statement? Was he asked to read the statement before it was given to the New York Times on Air Force One?

JAY SEKULOW: No, I mean, I can't say whether the president was told the statement was going to be coming from his son on that. I didn't have that conversation and let me say this -- but I do want to be clear -- that the president was not involved in the drafting of the statement and did not issue the statement. It came from Donald Trump Jr. So that's what I can tell you because that's what we know. And Donald Trump Jr. has said the same thing. That it was, in fact, from him and I believe it was his lawyer was in consultation -- I'm sure his lawyer was in consultation.
 
2017-08-01 07:19:36 PM  
Any good dad would visit his 10 year old son in New York instead of golfing in Florida.
 
2017-08-01 07:20:37 PM  

KodosZardoz: [img.fark.net image 425x394]
Yep, pretty much


Now updated for fark.

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/real "art"
//can be seen at a museum by all ages
///don't make me get michelangelo or da vinci
 
2017-08-01 07:20:40 PM  

jst3p: "Apart from being of no consequence, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent," attorney Jay Sekulow said Monday in a statement to the Post.

In a July 16 interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," Sekulow said that "the president was not involved in the drafting of the statement and did not issue the statement."

If it was of no consequence why did you lie about it, asshole?


Once again, it's not the crime, it's the covfefe-up.
 
2017-08-01 07:21:15 PM  

qorkfiend: Wessoman: Hey everybody, sure looks a lot like obstruction of justice from where I'm sitting.

How's your view?

Only if Two Scoops instructed him to lie to Congress or Mueller.


Richard Painter seems to think that deliberately creating a false public statement for a witness in a criminal investigation would qualify.

I am sure your argument will be the rationale they use, but it might just be a common misconception they will use to their advantage.
 
2017-08-01 07:22:27 PM  
Of course he wrote it:

We primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children that was active and popular with American families years ago and was since ended ...

No one else finds it necessary to add phrases like that every time they speak.
 
2017-08-01 07:22:55 PM  
Trump to lawyers: You people are idiots, I'll craft the statement. I have the best words.

Lawyers:
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2017-08-01 07:23:01 PM  

Rand Paul's Anus is Leaking: Most rich people like Trump are not actually used to consequences.  Trump is basically a glorified landlord.

So in his pre-presidency life, if he had a legal problem, he just paid enough lawyers enough money to make the problem go away.

Or he leveraged his wealth to bribe, cajole, or out-spend his legal opponents.

Doesn't work when you're president.


That really is the crux of the issue.

He's 71 years old, and he's been able to flaunt the law his whole life because any time he gets in trouble, just pays some lawyers to make it go away.  He's never been held accountable for anything, never had to meet standards or do as others told him, and never had to cooperate or work with anybody else.

. . .and starting that in your 70's. . .with the Presidency of the United States. . .is a hell of a way to start.

His usual method of lies, bluster, and lawyers doesn't fly when you're living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Republicans are trying to cover for him. . .but it's looking like even they are slowly tiring of his bullshiat.
 
2017-08-01 07:23:11 PM  

mab1823: 1.  Trump had a meeting with Putin with no press around and said they talked about "adoptions."
2.  Trump crafted Jr's statement on the way home.
3.  Jr. says the 2016 meeting was about "adoptions."


I like how talking about US law that lets the US confiscate illegal funds from Russia is talking about "adoption" because Russia in retaliation made illegal to adopt Russian children.

Either Trump is super stupid and they conned him about what the law actually is or he is lying his farking head off. (yes I know why not both)
 
2017-08-01 07:23:45 PM  

Chainsaw Turd Elf: edmo: Damn. Could anybody screw up prosecuting this mess?

I mostly practice Bird Law.


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2017-08-01 07:23:58 PM  

edmo: Damn. Could anybody screw up prosecuting this mess?


I don't know, could anybody screw up a historic lead against the same moron in a national election?   Nothing makes sense any more.
 
2017-08-01 07:25:02 PM  

kindms: now that is a good farking point. Because when combined with the testimony by the former Russian business man the other day explains why they wanted to talk about the Magnitsky Act. But that makes it sound nefarious, so adoptions makes it so ho hum


Hitler: NO we were talking about killing jews!!! We were just talking about ovens!!!

Yeah the adoption line is complete BS. The Russians were asking them to get rid of the Magnitsky act because it puts billions of dollars of Putins in jeopardy.
 
2017-08-01 07:25:31 PM  

North_Central_Positronics: edmo: Damn. Could anybody screw up prosecuting this mess?

"Hold our beers."

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I don't know, I think even ol' Marsh and Chris could get this one to stick...
 
2017-08-01 07:25:31 PM  

Holfax: Any good dad would visit his 10 year old son in New York instead of golfing in Florida.


I think Barron is in DC now and Trump has been golfing in New Jersey and Virginia for the summer.
 
2017-08-01 07:26:14 PM  

Silverstaff: Rand Paul's Anus is Leaking: Most rich people like Trump are not actually used to consequences.  Trump is basically a glorified landlord.

So in his pre-presidency life, if he had a legal problem, he just paid enough lawyers enough money to make the problem go away.

Or he leveraged his wealth to bribe, cajole, or out-spend his legal opponents.

Doesn't work when you're president.

That really is the crux of the issue.

He's 71 years old, and he's been able to flaunt the law his whole life because any time he gets in trouble, just pays some lawyers to make it go away.  He's never been held accountable for anything, never had to meet standards or do as others told him, and never had to cooperate or work with anybody else.

. . .and starting that in your 70's. . .with the Presidency of the United States. . .is a hell of a way to start.

His usual method of lies, bluster, and lawyers doesn't fly when you're living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Republicans are trying to cover for him. . .but it's looking like even they are slowly tiring of his bullshiat.


Flout.
 
2017-08-01 07:26:44 PM  
"Apart from being of no consequence, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent," attorney Jay Sekulow said Monday in a statement to the Post.In a July 16 interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," Sekulow said that "the president was not involved in the drafting of the statement and did not issue the statement."

Oops. Let me fix that.

In a July 16 interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," Sekulow said that "the president was not involved in the drafting of the statement and did not issue the statement."

"Apart from being of no consequence, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent," attorney Jay Sekulow said Monday in a statement to the Post.


There. Now those two statements are correct both chronologically AND pathologically.
 
2017-08-01 07:26:46 PM  
And Bill Clinton was impeached because he fibbed about having an affair.  My, how times have changed.
 
2017-08-01 07:27:29 PM  

Wessoman: Hey everybody, sure looks a lot like obstruction of justice from where I'm sitting.

How's your view?


Ahh...it would be if he were a Democrat but since he's not it's just farking Tusday.
 
2017-08-01 07:27:46 PM  

Ribb Rotgut: Holfax: Any good dad would visit his 10 year old son in New York instead of golfing in Florida.

I think Barron is in DC now and Trump has been golfing in New Jersey and Virginia for the summer.


I think Barron is on a time jaunt currently.
 
2017-08-01 07:28:05 PM  

Teaser: And Bill Clinton was impeached because he fibbed about having an affair.  My, how times have changed.


I think Clinton was impeached mostly because Newtie Gingrich's wife wouldn't divorce him.
 
2017-08-01 07:29:34 PM  

qorkfiend: Wessoman: Hey everybody, sure looks a lot like obstruction of justice from where I'm sitting.

How's your view?

Only if Two Scoops instructed him to lie to Congress or Mueller.


It would still be witness tampering, wouldn't it?
 
2017-08-01 07:29:36 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: Transcript of the July 16 Meet the Press interview of Jay Sekulow by Chuck Todd:

CHUCK TODD: Can you tell me about the reports that the president was involved in the Weeners that Donald Trump Jr. gave the New York Times.


I lold...
 
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