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(Politico)   You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia." But only slightly less well known is this: "Never go in against a Trump when money is on the line"   ( politico.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, White House, Bill Clinton, legal defense funds, President of the United States, White House aides, anonymous donations, Trump White House, Donald Trump  
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2017-09-14 03:55:51 AM  
for a white house already mired in ethics and legal issues up to their elbows, you'd think that now is NOT the time to be firing up the anonymous donations fight...but nope, that's just not how this white house rolls.

trump is almost cartoonishly bad at his job.
 
2017-09-14 03:59:00 AM  
Here is large bag of rubles, do not ask where it come from.
 
2017-09-14 04:00:16 AM  
Oh fer chrissakes. Why not just authorize contributions by foreign states, as long as we're authorizing them from lobbyists. Maybe from terrorists?
 
2017-09-14 04:04:06 AM  

2chinz: Oh fer chrissakes. Why not just authorize contributions by foreign states, as long as we're authorizing them from lobbyists. Maybe from terrorists?


I think that's the plan for 2018.  just make it legal to flat out bribe the president and buy US foreign policy.  I mean, that's what trump is heading for anyways right?  might as well just make it all official and take the taxes out up front.
 
2017-09-14 07:00:33 AM  

Weaver95: for a white house already mired in ethics and legal issues up to their elbows, you'd think that now is NOT the time to be firing up the anonymous donations fight...but nope, that's just not how this white house rolls.

trump is almost cartoonishly bad at his job.


When the Trumptanic is listing this badly, everyone gets a bucket.
 
2017-09-14 07:05:40 AM  
Hahahaha, good luck having sycophants patting each other on the back for trying to bypass Constitutional law after the fact, or going forward because you can't cash those post dated gift checks before they expire, hahaha, dumbsh*ts.
 
2017-09-14 07:15:15 AM  
If money is supposed to be free-speech, what's the point of anonymous donations?
 
2017-09-14 07:18:12 AM  
I used to think that the destruction of our nation would happen so slowly that I wouldn't notice; but, this is coming along at a pretty good pace...
 
2017-09-14 07:30:26 AM  

padraig: If money is supposed to be free-speech, what's the point of anonymous donations?


Welp...they're anonymous pretty much only on paper. If you're going to dump a bunch of cash on a candidate, you pretty much will eventually let it be known who you are and what you want. Unless of course, you're just trying to throw a monkey wrench to boost a sh*tty candidate, then you're just letting nature take its course...
 
2017-09-14 07:33:39 AM  
I got as far as the headline "Trump ethics watchdog moves to allow anonymous gifts to legal defense funds"

I will spend the day looking for Trumpers to explain "draining the swamp" to me.
 
2017-09-14 07:39:37 AM  
No but see this is just to level the playing field because that snake in the grass SOROS is trying to drive the Deep State coach and horses through the monkey business of the Russia investigation.

Therefore this is totally legal and normal.
 
2017-09-14 07:49:05 AM  
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2017-09-14 08:03:09 AM  
A Trump never pays his debts.
 
2017-09-14 08:29:04 AM  
Princess Bride - Land Wars in Asia
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2017-09-14 08:45:45 AM  
It makes sense.
They need legal defense funds because of all the corruption, so it's only fitting that the money comes from corrupt sources.

SMDH, every farking day.
 
2017-09-14 08:55:23 AM  

hubiestubert: padraig: If money is supposed to be free-speech, what's the point of anonymous donations?

Welp...they're anonymous pretty much only on paper. If you're going to dump a bunch of cash on a candidate, you pretty much will eventually let it be known who you are and what you want. Unless of course, you're just trying to throw a monkey wrench to boost a sh*tty candidate, then you're just letting nature take its course...


"Anonymous" is a misnomer in this case. Anonymous implies that the recipient is ignorant of the source: no, the recipient will see the name on the credit card or check just fine. No, this is anonymous in the sense of shielded from public scrutiny. Legal defense funds won't have to report where they are getting their money from because of one of two things:

1) People are scared that their decision to back an embattled controversial figure (especially if backing them will put them on the wrong side of history: see what happened to "Yes on Prop 8" supporters.)

2) They want to use legal defense funds as a method of bribery and being able to make a case that the company that just put $10 million into the President's legal defense fund just happened to get a no bid contract a month later is an unfortunate complication in that plan.
 
2017-09-14 09:25:44 AM  
I thought it was always bet against Donald Trump's business deals and prosper.
 
2017-09-14 09:28:35 AM  
Anonymous huh? No reason to not assume that these payment are coming directly from Putin himself. You know, until they publish the actual names that is.
 
2017-09-14 09:54:23 AM  
Donald Trump, like all Republicans, views the Government as a mechanism for moving money from other people to himself.  So this is entirely unsurprising.

/Ok, I'll be fair
//Some Republicans want to move money to their friends too
 
2017-09-14 10:00:29 AM  

PlaidJaguar: Donald Trump, like all Republicans, views the Government as a mechanism for moving money from other people to himself.  So this is entirely unsurprising.

/Ok, I'll be fair
//Some Republicans want to move money to their friends too


Republicans no longer have any shred of dignity, ethics, or patriotism.  Not one.
 
2017-09-14 10:07:12 AM  

A Cave Geek: PlaidJaguar: Donald Trump, like all Republicans, views the Government as a mechanism for moving money from other people to himself.  So this is entirely unsurprising.

/Ok, I'll be fair
//Some Republicans want to move money to their friends too

Republicans no longer have any shred of dignity, ethics, or patriotism.  Not one.


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2017-09-14 11:04:25 AM  
Never go in against a Trump when money is on the line.

It's true, you should just wait it out until they declare bankruptcy.
 
2017-09-14 11:14:51 AM  
That is not the act of an "Ethics Watchdog".

That's an Ethics Lapdog.

V. Important difference.
 
2017-09-14 12:00:04 PM  
Well done, Subby
 
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