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(The Daily Beast)   Paul Manafort worked with former Obama WH counsel to help Yanukovich, therefore both sides are bad and you should feel bad, you bad bad Democrats, you. *smacks donkey with rubber hose*   ( thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2017-08-29 08:16:52 AM  
He's going down and they know it, there is no disavowing him.  So both sides are bad is really the only choice left.
 
2017-08-29 08:49:49 AM  
Helping Yanukovich? That's weird.
 
2017-08-29 09:06:13 AM  
Wait, I was told Fark isn't my personal erotica site...
 
2017-08-29 09:10:28 AM  

snowjack: Wait, I was told Fark isn't my personal erotica site...


you came for the donkey show?
 
2017-08-29 09:20:39 AM  
...so hiring a law firm for the express purpose of helping ANOTHER Russian client with ties to Putin somehow means that he's what exactly?

Bringing up former law partners doesn't exactly tie things together, save a long standing pattern of looking to further Russian patriarch interests.
 
2017-08-29 09:40:12 AM  

hubiestubert: ...so hiring a law firm for the express purpose of helping ANOTHER Russian client with ties to Putin somehow means that he's what exactly?

Bringing up former law partners doesn't exactly tie things together, save a long standing pattern of looking to further Russian patriarch interests.


don't you see? The Democratic Messiah is tangentially-related to it and that's all the forces of People Overwhelmingly Targeting Anything Tangentially Obama-related is really after. CAN'T YOU SEE? SEE THE POTATO?!
 
2017-08-29 10:09:18 AM  

somedude210: SEE THE POTATO?!


Potatoes are very versatile.  You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, potato-kabobs, potato creole, potato gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's potato soup, potato stew, potato salad, potato hash, potato bread, potato donuts, potato pancakes... that...that's about it.
 
2017-08-29 10:16:10 AM  

somedude210: snowjack: Wait, I was told Fark isn't my personal erotica site...

you came for the donkey show?


I thought that was hosted on Reddit.
 
2017-08-29 10:20:22 AM  

hubiestubert: ...so hiring a law firm for the express purpose of helping ANOTHER Russian client with ties to Putin somehow means that he's what exactly?

Bringing up former law partners doesn't exactly tie things together, save a long standing pattern of looking to further Russian patriarch interests.


It is weird to connect these things.  I get it and it is something to look at.

But it just looks like a smart move during a Dem administration and potential Clinton admin future to get the report written by a Dem lawyer with connections.

It seems like something you do as a lobbyist when you do NOT expect a Republican in the Oval soon.
 
2017-08-29 10:29:43 AM  

somedude210: snowjack: Wait, I was told Fark isn't my personal erotica site...

you came for the donkey show?


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2017-08-29 10:37:31 AM  
Step 1: No puppet. No puppet. You're the puppet.
Step 2: I have no business in Russia
Step 3: OK, maybe I have business in Russia
Step 4: THE DEMS DID IT TOO
 
2017-08-29 10:52:39 AM  
So Obama used this law firm, then didn't. Later, Manafort uses the same law firm so both sides are bad.

How did I not see this earlier?
 
2017-08-29 10:53:31 AM  
I don't see why Yanukovich needed any help.  He's a master parody-writer.  Amish Paradise was amazing.
 
2017-08-29 10:54:59 AM  
What is this supposed to be, a reverse acting STD?  Manafort used a law firm that Obama did once upon a time therefore Obama now has Putin-herp?
 
2017-08-29 10:56:03 AM  
If you've ever wanted an example of why you shouldn't work for a big law firm, the whitest of the white shoes (Jones Day, Morgan Lewis, Skadden Arp) this is it. There are only so many of these firms, they hire lawyers with all of the connections in the world, and basically any junior/mid-level associate is going to get caught up in this for years because they did what the big wig partner told them to.

You have to take basically whatever walks in the front door. The answer is yes, and you ask questions later. In this case it was one of the biggest scumbags on earth, and he offered to pay under the table as well. $13k for a report like that? Simply does. Not. Happen. Ever. It screams out for further investigation.

In no universe am I saying that BSABSVR, don't misunderstand me. This doesn't absolve anybody of anything regarding the Trump campaign. This is more of a life lesson type of thing.
 
2017-08-29 10:57:10 AM  
... significant ties to Barack Obama's administration.

...substantial ties to the Obama administration.


wow such ties, much substantials
 
2017-08-29 10:57:27 AM  

xanadian: somedude210: SEE THE POTATO?!

Potatoes are very versatile.  You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, potato-kabobs, potato creole, potato gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's potato soup, potato stew, potato salad, potato hash, potato bread, potato donuts, potato pancakes... that...that's about it.


No vodak?
Son, I am disappoint.
 
2017-08-29 10:57:41 AM  
I'm totally OK with prosecuting illegal acts by both political parties.
 
2017-08-29 10:58:20 AM  
The Democratic Messiah is tangentially-related to it and that's all the forces of People Overwhelmingly Targeting Anything Tangentially Obama-related is really after. CAN'T YOU SEE? SEE THE POTATO?!

THERE. . .  ARE. . .  FOUR. .  . POTATOES!!!!
 
2017-08-29 10:58:52 AM  

sophus_tree: The Democratic Messiah is tangentially-related to it and that's all the forces of People Overwhelmingly Targeting Anything Tangentially Obama-related is really after. CAN'T YOU SEE? SEE THE POTATO?!

THERE. . .  ARE. . .  FOUR. .  . POTATOES!!!!


What's taters, Precious?
 
2017-08-29 10:58:59 AM  
I have the weirdest boner right now
 
2017-08-29 10:59:23 AM  

FlashHarry: Step 1: No puppet. No puppet. You're the puppet.
Step 2: I have no business in Russia
Step 3: OK, maybe I have business in Russia
Step 4: THE DEMS DID IT TOO


that's what I'm thinking. The noose is closing around them that they have to push the "but Democrats did it too. Burn them, not us!" Line
 
2017-08-29 10:59:40 AM  
Are defense attorneys responsible for the acts of the defendants?  A lawyer's job is to represent their client to the best of their ability as long as the lawyer's conduct isn't illegal.  Creating all these tangential relationships like Mueller's "conflicts of interests" by just being in the same, large firm as other lawyers just shows the GOP and their ilk are just interested in creating a smokescreen.  They're not interested in holding anyone accountable.
 
2017-08-29 11:01:02 AM  

impaler: So Obama used this law firm, then didn't. Later, Manafort uses the same law firm so both sides are bad.

How did I not see this earlier?


Yes this is truly histories greatest cover up. A lawyer that represents both good and bad people. The craziest part is this can happen to you and you might not even know it is happening.

/ this really is a non story
 
2017-08-29 11:01:08 AM  

Gyrfalcon: sophus_tree: The Democratic Messiah is tangentially-related to it and that's all the forces of People Overwhelmingly Targeting Anything Tangentially Obama-related is really after. CAN'T YOU SEE? SEE THE POTATO?!

THERE. . .  ARE. . .  FOUR. .  . POTATOES!!!!

What's taters, Precious?


AVADA POTATO-AH!
 
2017-08-29 11:01:20 AM  
 
2017-08-29 11:03:31 AM  

xanadian: somedude210: SEE THE POTATO?!

Potatoes are very versatile.  You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, potato-kabobs, potato creole, potato gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's potato soup, potato stew, potato salad, potato hash, potato bread, potato donuts, potato pancakes... that...that's about it.


According to a Black Adder sketch you might smoke one, wear it as a hat, or make into jewelry.  So many uses.
 
2017-08-29 11:04:06 AM  

not enough beer: impaler: So Obama used this law firm, then didn't. Later, Manafort uses the same law firm so both sides are bad.

How did I not see this earlier?

Yes this is truly histories greatest cover up. A lawyer that represents both good and bad people. The craziest part is this can happen to you and you might not even know it is happening.

/ this really is a non story


Wait till you find out what happens in the pizza parlor!

/Republicans are irredeemable assholes.
 
2017-08-29 11:04:26 AM  
So if I hire a plumber to fix my sink, but he fixed a sink of s neo-nazi the week before, I can expect a complimentary Nazi flag in the mail?

I mean what the hell guys....
 
2017-08-29 11:04:48 AM  
Now I'm seriously on the fence about voting for Obama in 2020
 
2017-08-29 11:05:30 AM  
Asked at the time if Yanukovych-and by extension, Manafort-had succeeded in "buying" a former White House counsel, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland let the implication hang in the air.

shiatty yellow journalism
 
2017-08-29 11:05:41 AM  

Flappyhead: What is this supposed to be, a reverse acting STD?  Manafort used a law firm that Obama did once upon a time therefore Obama now has Putin-herp?


Yes, yes it does
 
2017-08-29 11:08:07 AM  

hubiestubert: ...so hiring a law firm for the express purpose of helping ANOTHER Russian client with ties to Putin somehow means that he's what exactly?

Bringing up former law partners doesn't exactly tie things together, save a long standing pattern of looking to further Russian patriarch interests.


Exactly; at this point it's only a matter of time before they do down and they want to take as many people with them.  Even those with tangential relations that have absolutely nothing to do with Trump's dealings with Russia.
 
2017-08-29 11:08:32 AM  

somedude210: snowjack: Wait, I was told Fark isn't my personal erotica site...

you came for the donkey show?


Hey, it's "interspecies erotica!"
 
2017-08-29 11:09:40 AM  
Timeline here:

2010: Greg Craig leaves Obama administration, joins big-shot law firm.
2012: Big-shot law firm does some hired-gun work for pro-Russian puppet in Ukraine.
2015-16: Trump colludes with Russian agents to break American democratic process for fun and profit.
2017: Desperate whatabouters throw up a six-degrees-of-separation Both Sides Are Bad smokescreen.
 
2017-08-29 11:09:58 AM  
PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE GOLDEN CURTAIN!!! I AM SCHNOZTHE YOOOJ AND POWERFUL!
 
2017-08-29 11:10:32 AM  
"Former" being the key word here.
 
2017-08-29 11:11:44 AM  
Which worthless asshole runs the daily beast again?
 
2017-08-29 11:13:20 AM  
RIP "Weird Al" Yankovic

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2017-08-29 11:14:55 AM  
Recent evidence of even more Obama ties has just surfaced!

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2017-08-29 11:16:00 AM  

LoveToSpoog: RIP "Weird Al" Yankovic

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You bastard.

Stop making me google if my childhood heroes are dead.
 
2017-08-29 11:16:08 AM  
So vote Republican?
 
2017-08-29 11:18:19 AM  

xanadian: somedude210: SEE THE POTATO?!

Potatoes are very versatile.  You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, potato-kabobs, potato creole, potato gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's potato soup, potato stew, potato salad, potato hash, potato bread, potato donuts, potato pancakes... that...that's about it.


The Forest Gump of potatoes,  ladies and gentlemen!
 
2017-08-29 11:19:23 AM  
This is how like Bill Clinton (who has zilch power) just talking to Lynch was "Obstruction of justice" but Trump as president of the United States asking the AJ to drop the case on him is not. How the fark does that work?
 
2017-08-29 11:19:29 AM  

somedude210: snowjack: Wait, I was told Fark isn't my personal erotica site...

you came for the donkey show?


And quickly too, by the looks of it.
 
2017-08-29 11:21:29 AM  

theDesertHamster: somedude210: snowjack: Wait, I was told Fark isn't my personal erotica site...

you came for the donkey show?

And quickly too, by the looks of it.


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2017-08-29 11:27:48 AM  
I have it on good authority that in 2005 Obama bought a sandwich at a NYC bodega whose owners have ties to the Russian mob.  So obviously the Democrats are as dirty as Trump.
 
2017-08-29 11:32:12 AM  
Shit hits the fan! Hippo
Youtube dcslnbWEHt0


Manafort is a shiathippo. And he will get his stink on anyone who comes near him.
 
2017-08-29 11:33:14 AM  

Epoch_Zero: LoveToSpoog: RIP "Weird Al" Yankovic

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You bastard.

Stop making me google if my childhood heroes are dead.


This.  Definitely, this...
 
2017-08-29 11:33:42 AM  
When Paul Manafort needed a powerful D.C. law firm to bless an alarming act by his clients in Kiev's pro-Kremlin regime in Kiev, Donald Trump's future campaign chairman turned to attorneys with significant ties to Barack Obama's administration.

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