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The 1st and 2nd members of Congress to endorse Trump will plead guilty to federal crimes, resign

Discussion in 'General Politics' started by tulc, Dec 3, 2019 at 3:49 PM.

  1. tulc

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    The 1st and 2nd members of Congress to endorse Trump will plead guilty to federal crimes, resign
    tulc(thinks that's kind of awkward) :sorry:
     
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  2. Hammster

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    Why is that awkward?
     
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  4. Mountainmanbob

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    Duncan Hunter Jr is from our district
    I have met with him several times.
    He has proven to be dirty.
    There were like 50 counts against him.
    He is pleading guilty to ONE charge today.
    May spend a year in prison?
    If it was me or you
    probably closer to 25 to 50 years.
    So the dirty ones go down with their sin.
    So be it.
    M
     
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  5. joshua 1 9

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    You think it is awkward that if they go after Trump they also go after the people who support Trump? There is a war going on: "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." (Eph 6:12)
     
  6. tulc

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    could be because President Trump campaigned on "Draining the Swamp" in Washington and the only swamp that seems to be "draining" are the people who support him or people he brought with him...it's almost as if the only swamp in Washington is the one he created when he took office. That must be awkward. :wave:
    tulc(hopes that explained what he meant) :)
     
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  7. Hammster

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    That’s a stretch. But okay.
     
  8. Mountainmanbob

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    Swamp locator ----
    go to and look on
    both sides of the aisle.
    M
     
  9. tulc

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    Well, as my dad always said: "A stretch is as good as a mile." :wave:
    tulc(will admit, his dad really wasn't very good at those types of sayings...) :sorry:
     
  10. The Barbarian

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    Another couple of Trump officials go to jail? :yawn:
     
  11. Hammster

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    They aren’t Trump officials.
     
  12. tulc

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    Well, more accurately, they aren't going to be anyone's officials shortly. :wave:
    tulc(is just sayn') :sorry:
     
  13. The Barbarian

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    More precisely, they are government officials who were active and early Trump supporters. And technically, a good number of those convicted or pleading guilty in the Russian Collusion scandal were not government officials, but associates of the Trump campaign, like the two criminals in the OP.

    However, they didn't commit those crimes as part of Russia's interference in the election, as the others did.
     
  14. Hammster

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    More precisely, they aren’t what you said they were.
     
  15. The Barbarian

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    Well, that's testable belief...

    The first two members of Congress to publicly support Donald Trump for president have been indicted, and the three men who were next in line to back him have weathered significant scandals.

    Reps. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) threw their support behind Trump in February 2016, back when much of the GOP establishment was staying far away from the real estate mogul and long before it was clear that Trump was going to win the nomination.

    But this month the scandals plaguing the two Trump backers caught up with them. On Aug. 8, the FBI arrested Collins, who was accused of insider trading, and on Tuesday, a grand jury indicted Hunter and his wife on charges of improperly using campaign funds.

    Collins initially planned to fight the charges as he ran for re-election, but he eventually decided to suspend his campaign as he and his son face charges of securities fraud in connection with a pharmaceutical company. The Republican congressman is accused of sharing private information with son Cameron Collins in order to sell shares before the public announcement of a drug trial failure that led the company’s stock to fall 92 percent.

    Hunter and his wife were indicted by a grand jury in San Diego on Tuesday on charges of filing false campaign finance records. The couple is accused of using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, such as their children’s school tuition, restaurant outings and shopping mall purchases.

    The five-term congressman repaid $60,000 to his campaign earlier this year for inappropriate expenses in 2015, but an FBI investigation looked at expenditures dating back as far as 2009.

    The next three members of Congress to back Trump have had issues of their own.

    Jeff Sessions gave a significant boost of establishment credibility to Trump’s campaign when, as a U.S. senator from Alabama, he endorsed him in the GOP primary. Sessions, who is now attorney general, had to recuse himself from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election after questions emerged about his interactions with Russian officials during the Trump presidential campaign.

    Reps. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) and Tom Marino (R-Pa.) were the fourth and fifth members of Congress to publicly back Trump. HuffPost broke the story in 2012 that, although DesJarlais, a physician, presented himself as anti-abortion and pro-family, he pressured his mistress ― who was also his patient ― to get an abortion.

    In 2017, Marino withdrew from consideration as Trump’s drug czar after an investigation found that he sponsored legislation that made it harder for the Drug Enforcement Agency to battle the opioid epidemic.

    On Tuesday, the same day that the indictment against Hunter came down, Trump’s former campaign chairman was found guilty on eight counts that included tax fraud, while the president’s longtime fixer and personal attorney pleaded guilty to illegally interfering in the presidential election. He made clear that he did so at the direction of Trump.
    The First 2 Congressmen To Endorse Trump Have Been Indicted
     
  16. Hammster

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    And still not Trump officials.
     
  17. The Barbarian

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    Corruption and devotion to Trump seem to be the common elements.
     
  18. Hammster

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    Still not Trump officials.
     
  19. The Barbarian

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    Officials working for Trump's campaign.
     
  20. Hammster

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    You’re grasping.
     
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