Friday, February 16, 2018

NY Times: Thoughts and Prayers and N.R.A. Funding

Mod: I think that if I was God the prayers of these fools would offend me.

Thoughts and Prayers and N.R.A. Funding (The New York Times link:) Most Americans support stronger gun laws — laws that would reduce deaths. But Republicans in Congress stand in the way. They fear alienating their primary voters and the National Rifle Association. Below are the top 10 career recipients of N.R.A. funding – through donations or spending to benefit the candidate – among both current House and Senate members, along with their statements about the Las Vegas massacre. These representatives have a lot to say about it. All the while, they refuse to do anything to avoid the next massacre.


All of these representatives are Republican. The highest ranked Democrat in the House is Sanford Bishop, who ranks 41st in career donations from the N.R.A. Among the top 100 House recipients, 95 are Republican. In the Senate, the top two Democrats are Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who rank 52nd and 53rd — behind every Republican but Dan Sullivan of Alaska.

Michael Cohen's Porn Star Payment Just Left Trump Open to Criminal Charges (Law and Crime.com link): President Donald Trump‘s personal attorney Michael Cohen addressed the payment of $130,000 that went to former pornographic film star Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) in 2016. Cohen said that the payment to Clifford, who had claimed she had an affair with Trump soon after his wife Melania Trump gave birth to their son, came directly from him. In an apparent effort to show that the payment was legal, he made it clear that Trump’s campaign was not involved in the transaction. Ironically, however, Cohen’s very explanation could land Trump in serious trouble, and possibly vulnerable to criminal charges.

“Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford,” Cohen told the New York Times, “and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly.” Cohen would not say what the payment was for, but other outlets have reported it was to prevent Clifford from speaking publicly about the alleged affair.

While Cohen was probably trying to put Trump in the clear by saying he had nothing to do with it, his very explanation paints a picture very similar to that of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.

Edwards faced charges after it was alleged that he accepted and tried to conceal hundreds of thousands of dollars that came from outside sources that were then used to cover up an affair he was having. Edwards was running for president at the time of the payments, and federal prosecutors claimed that the money should have been reported as campaign contributions. Such contributions also would have been in excess of the maximum amount allowed by individual donors, in violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act.

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108 comments:

  1. How Much Did The NRA Donate To Trump? He's Been Loyal To The Organization Since His Candidacy

    $21 million.
    https://www.romper.com/p/how-much-did-the-nra-donate-to-trump-hes-been-loyal-to-the-organization-since-his-candidacy-2748576

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  2. Ex-GOP rep urges voters to ‘flip the House’ if they want results on gun control: ‘Republicans will never do anything’
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/ex-gop-rep-urges-voters-flip-house-want-results-gun-control-republicans-will-never-anything

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  3. A president does a porn star with a newborn at ‘home’. And you Dump supporters STILL stand by your pig. Get some help.

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    1. Trump had sex with Playboy model while married to Melania — and then offered her money: report
      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/trump-sex-playboy-model-married-melania-offered-money-report/

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  4. Trump Hosted The NRA At The White House On The Anniversary Of The Sandy Hook Massacre
    https://www.truthexam.com/2018/02/trump-hosted-nra-white-house-anniversary-sandy-hook-massacre/

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  5. Florida High School Student Tells President ‘F*cking Piece Of Sh*t’ Where He Can Shove His Fake ‘Condolences’
    http://addictinginfo.com/2018/02/15/florida-high-school-student-tells-president-fcking-piece-of-sht-where-he-can-shove-his-fake-condolences/

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  6. On its front page, the Boston Globe pre-covers the next mass shooting. "There are only three things we don't know about the next time: Who, where, and how many?"

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  7. Don't you think getting into a persons sex life is a little personal?? How about all the pickle smokers you don't hear about, it's the whole show or nothing. Child porn is another sick story, lock them all up.

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    1. It depends on how deeply into hypocrisy you are. I'd say you are all in.

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    2. 7:01, may want to check into the real world. Get off the Pollyanna train. A president screws a porn star and your worried about people getting to involved in their sex life. Wow.

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    3. President lying is worth getting into. Impeached Clinton impeach trump

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  8. The NRA has 3 million dues paying members and 10 times that amount in supporters. It’s called democracy. Gun control is political suicide.

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    1. If this was a democracy gun controls would be in place. Unfortunately our government is a pay to play proposition, and the scum currently running it are more than willing to take bribes.

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    2. Well that amounts to 1% of the population

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    3. 7:05, you pompous ass. Tell your message to the families of the 17 kids mowed down, see how they treat you. You seem to be interested in suicide, not surprised.

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    4. And there is that pesky constitution which protects the right for individuals to own guns. Just because one nut abuses his freedom doesn't mean you get to take my freedom from me. NRA members aren't doing this...in Texas an NRA instructor killed the church shooter.

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    5. So we have a Constitutional right to bear arms and protect ourselves against idiots like you?

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    6. Please. Do not criticize 8:07. He is protecting us against high school students.

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    7. The constitution calls for a ‘well regulated’ militia. We need regulation!

      That murder and the Vegas murderer bought those assault weapons legally.

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  9. It's AR-15 Day at Sho Tay's shooting palace. Bring your semiautomatics and win exciting prizes!

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  10. Congressional candidate refuses to take down 'AR-15 Giveaway' following Florida school shooting
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/candidate-continues-ar-15-giveaway-florida-shooting-article-1.3823045

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  11. Let's not forget that Russian money went to the NRA and then is given to all those and other soulless Republicans.

    Another form of American destabilization Trump and his GOP buddies encourage Putin to conduct?

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  12. Slow news day? Mod if you were god, then the world would all be brain dead.
    Progressives looking to blame inanimate objects instead of looking inward.
    Humans have the propensity of both good and evil; each of us.
    Triggers that trip reactions:bullies and haters.

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    1. For you 17 kids being murdered by a neo-nazi gun nut is a slow day? Such a nice fellow you must be. Will you be strangling puppies today?

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    2. You’re a coward

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    3. Hide the dogs.

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  13. Trump Suggests Florida Students Could Have Done More To Prevent Deadly Shooting

    President Donald Trump on Thursday responded to the massacre at a South Florida high school by suggesting students and the surrounding community could have done more to prevent the attack.

    Donald J. Trump ✔
    @realDonaldTrump
    Replying to @realDonaldTrump
    So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!

    At least 17 people were killed and 15 injured after a troubled former student opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, police said. Nikolas Cruz, 19, had been expelled from the school the previous year for “disciplinary reasons,” and many of his former classmates told media on Wednesday that he displayed problematic behavior.

    “Honestly a lot of people were saying it was going to be him,” one student told CBS Miami. “We actually, a lot of kids threw jokes around like that, saying that he’s the one to shoot up the school, but it turns out everyone predicted it. It’s crazy.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-shooting-students_us_5a8591f9e4b0ab6daf468ba3?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313

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  14. Paul Ryan says that now is not the time for partisan politics, and he is correct. Now is the time for real leadership. Unfortunately for the country, and for the many victims of gun violence, the GOP is essentially a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Enterprises and the weapons manufacturers who control the NRA. So unless or until voters recognize this and stop electing these corporate controlled clowns, nothing will change on gun regulation, the tax code, labor law, the environment, renewable energy, healrthcare, or any of the urgent needs in this country.

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  15. Please list all of the mass shooters who were NRA members. Because I can list plenty who were unhinged leftists.

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    1. Really? A lot of them seem to be white supremists, neo-nazis and Trump supporters. Which is pretty much the same thing.

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    2. The Long List of Killings Committed by White Extremists Since the Oklahoma City Bombing
      http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/06/18/white_extremist_murders_killed_at_least_60_in_u_s_since_1995.html

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    3. You must have missed the news that Cruz the shooter was a white extremist was false (like a lot of initial "reporting" is).

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    4. You must be so relieved.

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    5. This could be a good side discussion. Could you please indeed name an unhinged leftist mass murderer? I’d like to know for perspective.

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  16. If Melania divorces Trump she will be entitled to full disclosure of all finances. Even if there is a so-called airtight pre-nup, the pre-nup is only valid if there was full financial disclosure at the outset. Her lawyers would be able to test that disclosure through discovery. Explains why Trump is paying so much money out to girlfriends. He is terrified of financial disclosures. Although I enjoy seeing him squirm, we have a practical reason to push for exposure of marital infidelity. Please no more "it's not our business." This man is destroying people's lives. Any weapon at hand will do.

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    1. Great. You really will regret supporting this tactic when it is used against your own. Future CA governor Gavin Newsome had sex with his secretary who was married at the time to Newsome's campaign manager. How much time are you spending making sure Newsome is persecuted for it? Zero. Hypocrite.

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    2. What, you actually think the current Mrs. Trump thought she was marrying a faithful man?

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    3. Who cares about Newsome?

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  17. Blacks murder approximately 450 whites every year. Whites murder approximately 200 blacks. Except whites outnumber blacks by more than 5 to 1. So blacks murder whites at more than 10 times the rate whites murder blacks.

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    1. Which ass did you pull that crap out of? Got a cite?

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    2. Racist troll got his camouflage on today

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    3. The same ass he talks with

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  18. Ft.Hood shooter Nidal Hasan - Democrat, and muslim
    Adam Lanza - Liberal, hated Christians
    Columbine High School freaks - too young to vote but came from very liberal families
    Virginia Tech shooter, Seung-Hui Cho - liberal freak
    Virginia Tech decapitater - liberal
    Colorado Theater shooter James Holmes - liberal
    Live on air Roanoke VA TV station shooter Vester Lee Flanagan - liberal
    Navy shipyard shooter Aaron Alexis - liberal
    Arizona Gabby Giffords shooter Jared Loughner - Liberal, hated Bush
    The DC snipers back in 2003 - Liberals
    Chattanooga TN Marine Recruiting center shooter - Muslim democrat
    Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber) - Leftist

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    1. Thanks! Looks like we need some common sense gun control!

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    2. Thanks. You bring up a good point-
      Anyone can be a mass murderer. But only democrats seem to want to try and do anything about it. Trump does worse than nothing

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    3. Trump took $21 million from the NRA. Just like his girlfriend Stormy Daniels the Tangerine Nightmare is pay to play.

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    4. Why not just ban guns and when people are upset about it, send them thoughts and prayers?
      If "thoughts and prayers" are good enough for people who have lost their families, then it's good enough for people who have lost their guns.

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  19. 8:33 - master of posts of unproven facts (I.e liar).

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    1. I think his dog tells him this stuff.

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  20. MAGA. My support for President Trump will continue into the next seven years.
    The United States has a President that can't be bought, unlike the last few POTUS.
    The millennium generation could care less about who sleeps with who.
    The bottom line (pun) is the economy.
    Written laws will not stop anyone from buying a gun, the NRA has nothing to do with the purchasing of a Saturday Night special.
    Changing perceptions of individuals that have brain injuries/mental illnesses is a good place to begin.

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    1. "The United States has a President who cannot be bought."

      Absolutely hilarious.

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    2. "Changing perceptions of individuals that have brain injuries/mental illnesses is a good place to begin."

      Maybe we can start with 9:07.

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    3. I think the DA might be interested in Trump's sex life. Especially the part where he pays lots of money to his dates.

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    4. You are a corrupt coward.
      Morally and mentally vacant

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    5. Do you pay for sex? And then pay again to keep your hire quiet?

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  21. Fifty-five million kids went to school on the day that 20 were massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Even in the United States, therefore, the chances of a child’s dying in a school shooting are remote. As my friend Steven Pinker demonstrates in his monumental study of human violence, The Better Angels of Our Nature, our perception of danger is easily distorted by rare events. Is gun violence increasing in the United States? No. But it certainly seems to be when one recalls recent atrocities in Newtown and Aurora. In fact, the overall rate of violent crime has fallen by 22 percent in the past decade (and 18 percent in the past five years).

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    1. Reading the attempts of NRA stooges to justify the wholesale slaughter of children is kind of depressing.

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    2. trying to take guns from people and violating the constitutional rights of millions of people because some weirdo abuses those rights would be like rescinding the 1st amendment because of the idiocy of the people on this blog.

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    3. There you go. It is not the easy availability of military grade semi-automatic weaponry that is killing kids. It's blog posts.

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    4. its people killing teenagers. they do it all over the world every day. the teachers should have been armed. a bill to allow teachers to be armed was defeated in the florida senate by the teachers union and the PTA. I will never sacrifice my freedom because some defective abuses his.

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    5. Thinking back to my school years, there aren't many teachers I had that I'd trust with weaponry like that. Given my behavior at the time, I'd probably be dead.

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    6. Don’t confuse overall crime statistics with mass murder rate by assault rifle- that phenomenon is at record highs


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    7. “We should arm every teacher!”

      You idiots won’t even buy them pencils and printer ink...now you got the budget for Glocks?

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    8. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney announced that President Trump’s military parade could cost up to $30,000,000. You could buy a lot of school Glocks with that kind of money.

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  22. 9:07, uhhhhh, excuse me fool, but there are people in this country that aren’t millenniums. Your maga hat is shutting off blood to your brain.

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  23. 6:40am. Future mass murderer.

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  24. 6:40am. Future mass murderer.

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  25. 8:15 & 8:17 THE 14 Amendment has protected both of you. So what's your beef?

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  26. 9:40am. Slaughtered children in Chicago out number the total number of school shootings in the U.S.
    Thank Obama and Emanuel.

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    2. You're an idiot.

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  27. !!! Mueller indicts 13 Russians in Election probe.
    Social networks to blame!!!
    The Russian operatives used the MEDIA to impare the election outcome, they played both sides!!! (but had no effect on the outcome if the election).
    THE INDITMEN STATES PEOPLE ARE NOT ALWAYS WHO THEY APPEAR TO BE!!!!!!!!!!!LOL...How much time and money was spent in this????

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    1. Somebody call the paramedics. The Grammar Lady just passed out.

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    2. Thank God for American law enforcement. Hey 10:40? Why don't you make it official and move to Moscow?

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  28. "Badges? What Badges? We ain't got no stinking badges"
    No collusion, never was collusion. The Pinkos manipulated the America public.
    Discourse and Chaos was the name of the game.
    *President Trump won the election fair and square.

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    1. Thank you Mr. Putin. Have you sent Donald that "get out of jail free" check yet? Wouldn't want your spies hanging out in Club Fed for too long.

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    2. Isn't it odd that people like 10:54 are always against great American legal institutions like the FBI? Personally I am sick of these traitors.

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    3. Will Trump come down on the side of Russian spies?

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    4. First the spies, then the traitors. Nicely done, Mr. Mueller!

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    5. Mueller is going to use the spies to identify the traitors. Many a Trumps' silk drawers are being soiled today.

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  29. 11:38am. Your FBI was aware of the Florida shooter and did not follow up on information.
    Your FBI was aware of fake FISA information their units were working.
    Clean the Swamp. Clean up the FBI.
    Traitors such as yourself were quick to point out safe houses in Nazi Germany.

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    1. That is not what they're saying in the United States, comrade.

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    2. "Your" FBI? What country are you from, comrade.

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    3. Just out yourself already- where are you from?

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  30. HAHAHA: admit you spread lies about Trump being involved...you are a patsy of the russians spreading false stories to sow dissension

    "During a press briefing early Friday, the deputy attorney general said those being charged tried to undermine democracy and spread distrust of the U.S. political system.

    He said no Americans were knowing participants in the scheme, and there is no evidence it effected the outcome of the election.

    13 russian nationals and three russian entities face charges, including fraud and I.D. theft. On top of that, they used social media to interfere with the U.S. political process.

    Rosenstine and FBI Director Christopher Wray briefed President Trump on the situation."

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    1. That is not what they are saying in the United States, comrade.

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    2. 12:37 must have missed this:
      “The Russians also recruited and paid real Americans to engage in political activities for political campaigns and stage political rallies.”

      Interesting how people sometimes read what they want to read.

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    3. the americans were hired online and didnt know the people hiring them were russions...you've been spreading lies about Trump for a year.

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    4. 1:16 - you are a fine example of what the Russians like to call "a useful idiot."

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  31. Trump cleared by Mueller. I hope Trump sues everyone who falsely accused him. The Deep State and Dems are dropping this like the lie that it is because the FBI IG report is about to come out and FBI and DOJ officials are going to get indicted. They are quickly exonerating Trump in the hope that he wont destroy them for campaigning for Hillary.

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    1. That is not what they are saying in the United States, comrade.

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    2. 12:41, you are making up a weird kind of reality out of your own head.

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    3. Poor dear is positively losing his mind.

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    4. 12:41 must be ok with whomever grabbing his spouses/parteners privates, just like the admitted behavior of the Orange Pig he/her supports. You must be living one pathetic life.

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    5. I agree with 12:41 that Trump should sue everyone who accused him. Obtaining records from him, subpoenaing his bank and tax records, taking his deposition, and presenting all at trial would be great entertainment for all! Good idea Comrade 12:41!

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  32. Read the indictment here:
    https://www.justice.gov/file/1035477/download

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  33. 1:01pm ESL. Have an American explain the indictment for you.

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    1. I have never seen so much denial as what 12:41 has shown. Goodness!

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  34. My oh my! The noose is tightening. I wonder what Don Jr’s tummy is feeling like right now, though he may truly be too stupid and arrogant to realize what’s going on. Kushner knows the feeling cause he saw his daddy experience it.

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    1. They are feeling now just like the tattler troll- running out of excuses and increasingly desperate

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  35. Troll trumped again. Here’s your deep state:

    One-time Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been hit with yet another bank fraud charge by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into potential collusion between the Kremlin and the president’s campaign.

    Politico reported Friday night that Mueller’s office has found “additional criminal conduct” since Manafort was indicted in October for committing bank fraud and failing to register as a foreign agent.

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  36. The school shooter didn't act alone. He was assisted by the President, 52 Senators and the NRA.

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  37. Trump's 2019 budget proposes cutting school safety funding
    https://www.axios.com/trump-budget-cuts-funding-school-safety-6100fe53-51c3-4f71-bf6d-a97a4cc77f97.html

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  38. The lack of empathy is staggering

    Reporter: "Mr President why does this keep happening to America and will you do something about guns?"

    Trump just walks away without saying anything. This is what moral cowardice looks like.

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  39. Parkland Students to President Trump: Stay 'Far Away' From Us

    Few imagine that the president would provide any comfort. Many fear he will make things worse.

    Two days after enduring a horrific school shooting, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and parents of the victims have one request for President Donald Trump: stay away.

    "In my opinion I do not want Trump here at all," Ameer Hussain, a 15-year-old freshman at the school told The Daily Beast.

    Trump is scheduled to be at his resort in Mar-a-Lago this weekend. And reports on Friday said that he would be paying a visit to Parkland, Florida—the site of the shooting that claimed 17 lives on Wednesday while wounding 15 others—to, in his words, "meet with some of the bravest people on earth."

    It’s common for presidents to visit the sites of national tragedies and, while there, meet with the affected. But Trump is neither a conventional president nor one whom many people in Parkland particularly want to see. Hussain imagined that Trump would “use this event to make himself look better politically.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/parkland-students-to-president-trump-stay-far-away-from-us?ref=home

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  40. yah ok they they found the student with the muslim name to interview. its broward county where clinton won 2 -1....its 2/3rds black and hispanic

    hillary lost the state though didnt she

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