Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Trump’s latest violation of the emoluments clause

quote [ A mere 72 hours after the Chinese government agreed to put a half-billion dollars into an Indonesian project that will personally enrich Donald Trump, the president ordered a bailout for a Chinese-government-owned cellphone maker. ]

Make America China Great again.

Anybody got one of those stupid hats...feel like a fool yet?

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3 Informative]
[by bbqkink@11:05pmGMT]


Ankylosaur said @ 11:17pm GMT on 15th May
Remember when Republicans used to be concerned about things like this? (At least when Democrats were involved.)
bbqkink said @ 11:33pm GMT on 15th May
Ankylosaur said @ 11:38pm GMT on 15th May [Score:1 Funny]
Don't worry. Barron's covering the cyber.
bbqkink said @ 11:36pm GMT on 15th May
bbqkink said @ 12:20am GMT on 16th May
Judge: Special Counsel Had Authority to Prosecute Manafort

This is the Reagan appointee who gave the SP a hard time about their motive in charging Manafort and made the Whitehouse all giddy.
hellboy said[2] @ 1:16am GMT on 16th May [Score:1 Informative]
This is a different judge - that judge (Ellis, male) was in Virginia, this judge (Berman Jackson, female) is in DC. And in her ruling she takes a pretty clear shot at Ellis:

even if a judge were to conclude that the regulations could give rise to rights that can be enforced in a courtroom, the Acting Attorney General did not violate those regulations when he exercised his statutory authority to authorize the Special Counsel to investigate not only "links and/or coordination," but also, "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation." The Acting Attorney General had the authority under the applicable statutes and regulations to define the Special Counsel’s charter broadly.

Emphasis mine. It's not hard to guess which judge she might have in mind, which is good since Ellis is way out of line.
bbqkink said @ 2:14am GMT on 16th May
Yep you are right...forgot there were two jurisdictions...thanks for the info.
bbqkink said @ 12:22am GMT on 16th May
robotroadkill said @ 12:25am GMT on 16th May
The dipshits think this is all great stuff.
Taxman said @ 1:15am GMT on 16th May
After they finish eating all those unsold soybeans they will still have plenty of crow to eat.
bbqkink said @ 2:17am GMT on 16th May
I live in the soybean capital of the world and the Farmers who were all Trump are mysteriously quiet on the subject...wonder how they are going to feel about this come harvest.
Taxman said @ 2:51am GMT on 16th May [Score:3 Funny]
dead_bob said @ 3:48am GMT on 16th May
From what I can see and hear, it is not even on their radar. Talk radio and TV are pushing all kinds of other news.
C18H27NO3 said @ 1:26pm GMT on 16th May
It's completely out in the open. And during the election all the conserfucks could complain about were allegations of pay to play by HRC. Allegations.

Then they turn around and call double standards. Riiiight.

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