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#305837 - 03/04/18 02:37 AM Graft in the White House (! or ?)
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The electoral college gave us President Donald J. Trump, though he didn't win the popular vote. The people who voted for Trump knew he was a con artist (Trump University) when they cast their ballots.

It would be a sweet slide from grift to graft when Trump won the the presidency and surrounded himself with those of his ilk.

Look at his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Jared had to take over the family rental business because his father went to jail. He ran the rentals like a true slumlord. He came to us deeply in debt.

And now that he's in the White House? First we hear that though Kushner only had an interim security clearance, he was in on the daily briefing and requesting "more intel than any non-NSC employee at White House. Then there were rumbles about questionable bank loans after Trump won the election, and questions about whether he and his family were using his position to lure investors. Now there is the question of whether a country's willingness to invest in Kushner Cos affected this nation's official policy in dealing with that nation ... think Qatar. It's not hard to picture all this as a protection ring. Don't want sanctions? Give us money. Want your foreign aid? Praise us. Oh, plus I know a lot of super secret things about you; don't make me use it!

That makes Ivanka's (with Kellyanne's help) hawking her wares look like really really small potatoes.

This administration definitely has a grafty smell.


Edited by Spag-hetti (03/04/18 01:57 PM)
Edit Reason: typo
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#305839 - 03/04/18 04:11 PM Re: Graft in the White House (! or ?) [Re: Spag-hetti]
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Exactly.

Jared asked the Qataris for money and two weeks later Qatar says no and then the full force of the U.S. government is slammed down on Qatar in the form of a blockade.

Robert Muller is very interested in this. smile
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#305847 - 03/05/18 09:01 AM Re: Graft in the White House (! or ?) [Re: Spag-hetti]
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Especially makes no sense because Qatar has a huge US military base! I think it's most of our presence in the Middle East. Why on Earth would we blockade them and get a bunch of surrounding countries to join in? Qatar is actually our best friend in the Gulf region.

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#305852 - 03/06/18 12:20 AM Re: Graft in the White House (! or ?) [Re: Spag-hetti]
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Oopsie, didja hear that Sheldon Adelson thinks that he can BUY the Federal Government an embassy building?

GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson could help pay for the US Embassy in Jerusalem

Is that even legal??
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#305854 - 03/06/18 02:27 AM Re: Graft in the White House (! or ?) [Re: Spag-hetti]
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No, not under current law. Federal Antidecifiency Act.

A good deal of my career was addressed to issues under this law.

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#305868 - 03/07/18 12:31 AM Re: Graft in the White House (! or ?) [Re: Spag-hetti]
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True, BUT Adelson can buy a building in Jerusalem and then the US Government can sign a Long Term Lease on it and then spend millions upgrading it to make it secure.
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#305869 - 03/07/18 01:59 AM Re: Graft in the White House (! or ?) [Re: Ujest Shurly]
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Removing all the Adelson bugs?
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#305873 - 03/07/18 12:51 PM Re: Graft in the White House (! or ?) [Re: Spag-hetti]
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