twitter:PaulBegala twitterde op donderdag 29-11-2018 om 17:01:02 [email protected]_ made an important point just now on @CNNnewsroom: Yes, Mr. Trump was allowed to do business with Russia while a candidate. But he lied about it, which gave the Kremlin leverage over him, since Putin could have exposed Trump’s lie during the campaign. reageer retweet
Zoals H. Clinton al suggereerde: Putin's puppet.quote:Op donderdag 29 november 2018 17:50 schreef Kijkertje het volgende:twitter:PaulBegala twitterde op donderdag 29-11-2018 om 17:01:02 [email protected]_ made an important point just now on @CNNnewsroom: Yes, Mr. Trump was allowed to do business with Russia while a candidate. But he lied about it, which gave the Kremlin leverage over him, since Putin could have exposed Trump’s lie during the campaign. reageer retweet
twitter:rgoodlaw twitterde op donderdag 29-11-2018 om 17:02:03 What Donald Trump Jr told Congress about Moscow Tower dealNote Michael Cohen plea: "briefed family members...within the Company about the project"Don Jr to Senate:Sater worked on deal "in 2015""I wasn't involved"Were you aware Cohen reached out to Kremlin? "No, I was not" https://t.co/ITyt6cc7dd reageer retweet
quote:Op donderdag 29 november 2018 18:12 schreef Whiskers2009 het volgende:
Ontmoeting met Poetin tijdens de G20 geschrapt: https://www.nu.nl/buitenl(...)tuatie-oekraine.html
Edit: Owh, ik loop achter Excuus!
3 wist ik. Kloppen de andere zaken ook?quote:In the past 24 hours...
1) Jerome Corsi admitted he and Roger Stone lied to Congress
2) Trump's main lender, Deutsche Bank, raided for money launderin'.
3) Michael Cohen enters plea deal and cooperation agreement with Mueller
4) Offices of Trump's tax guy in Chicago raided.
Dat het laatste dus niet waar blijkt te zijn zag iedereen wel aankomen natuurlijk.quote:
2 ook, maar ik zie geen 123 verband met trumpquote:
4 klopt ook.quote:
quote:THE SWAMP BUILDERS
How Stone and Manafort helped create the mess Trump promised to clean up
“I don’t think they invented the swamp, they invented an innovative way to navigate the swamp.”
John Donaldson, veteran Washington strategist
It was Stone who ushered then-candidate Trump into the fringy netherworld of Internet conspiracy enthusiasts and far-right activists by arranging for him to appear on “Infowars,” the program hosted by Alex Jones that boasts a massive digital following and has a penchant for spreading outrageously false stories.
Stone would also help Trump reach out to mainstream Republicans by suggesting that he hire Manafort as campaign chairman. Manafort, who owned an apartment in Trump Tower but wasn’t close to the candidate, was sold to Trump by Stone and others as the perfect man to tap long-standing connections with party regulars in the event of a floor fight at the Republican convention.
Trump — who vowed to bring “all the best people” to Washington as president — is now knit in scandal with both Manafort and Stone. Manafort has been convicted in a fraud case and has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction of justice in another legal matter in return for cooperating in the special counsel’s investigation of Russian interference in support of Trump in 2016.
Stone, an early adviser to Trump’s election effort, has been the subject of intensifying grand jury scrutiny in the same special counsel probe related to statements he made in 2016 predicting the release by WikiLeaks of documents damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
There was little that Stone wasn’t willing to do for Trump in those days, as now. When the New York developer bought a yacht — then one of the largest in the world — from the arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, Stone maneuvered to get approval for a dredging operation so it could be docked at a marina in New Jersey.
“Those permits can take years,” Stone recalled. “I got it done in months.”
“I’m Roger Stone,” he said.
Trump was a famous client but not necessarily a huge revenue generator for the firm, even as they worked on projects such as getting around height restrictions for a Chicago skyscraper and blocking competition for his casinos from Indian tribes.
“Donald Trump never pays anybody a lot,” Stone said.
Nor was he particularly easy to handle when bills came due, Black said.
“We had trouble getting paid on time,” he recalled.
A pattern developed, Black said. He would call Trump to ask him to pay an overdue bill, and Trump would start off saying he’d pay half.
“When I have cash, I’ll pay you the rest,” Trump would say, according to Black.
Black would respond: “I’m sure, Donald, you’ve got cash.”
Trump would then tell Black to come up to New York to see him. Black would fly to Manhattan to collect a check.
Though Manafort and Stone were no longer inside the campaign, the two friends had already left their stamp on the presidency to come.
“Roger’s relationship with Trump has been so interconnected that it’s hard to define what’s Roger and what’s Donald,” Manafort said in the documentary “Get Me Roger Stone.” “While it will be clearly a Trump presidency, I think it’s influenced by a Stone philosophy.”
On the eve of Trump’s inauguration, the three partners got together, along with their wives, for dinner at the Palm, one of their old hangouts. It was the first time they’d had a meal together in at least two decades, Stone said.
Before they ordered, they got word that an article was coming out saying that Stone and Manafort were under investigation as part of a probe of possible Russian influence in the 2016 campaign, and that the inquiry included intercepted communications.
It was worrisome. But it seemed to Stone as more of a curiosity than a serious threat. They didn’t think they had too much to worry about, he said.
After all, their man was now in the White House.
Het afbraakbeleid gaat verder.quote:New insurance guidelines would undermine rules of the Affordable Care Act
The Trump administration is urging states to tear down pillars of the Affordable Care Act, demolishing a basic rule that federal insurance subsidies can be used only for people buying health plans in marketplaces created under the law.
According to advice issued Thursday by federal health officials, states would be free to redefine the use of those subsidies, which have since 2014 provided the first help the government ever has offered consumers to afford monthly insurance premiums.
States could allow the subsidies to be used for health plans the administration has been promoting outside the ACA marketplaces that are less expensive because they provide skimpier benefits and fewer consumer protections. Even more dramatic, states could let residents with employer-based coverage set up accounts in which they mingle the federal subsidies with health-care funds from their job or personal tax-deferred savings funds to use for premiums or other medical expenses.
twitter:keithboykin twitterde op donderdag 29-11-2018 om 14:19:56 Trump reportedly owes between $175 million to $300 million to Deutsche Bank US. The loans were given to him despite his record of at least six bankruptcy filings. The bank even sued him for failure to repay loans. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the bank’s records. https://t.co/PGMMPBnkoB reageer retweet
quote:The bank refused last year to hand over documents requested by five Democratic lawmakers related to its relationship with Trump, citing the confidentiality of nonpublic customer information, and the GOP refused to subpoena the records. Bron
twitter:rgoodlaw twitterde op vrijdag 30-11-2018 om 00:34:04 Looks like Don Jr is in hot water:WSJ now reporting: “Investigators obtained emails about the project from late 2015 and January 2016...in which Mr. Cohen communicated with or copied Mr. Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and his daughter, Ivanka Trump”Compare Don Jr told Senate: https://t.co/3ABZQow3Q9 reageer retweet