HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » No exit: America's not on...

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 05:56 AM

No exit: America's not only trapped in Trump's legal reality show, we're paying for it

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/12/30/america-trapped-trump-legal-reality-tv-show-paying-too-column/2444986002/

We should have known what we were getting into the minute the unthinkable happened on election night 2016. As a business mogul, Trump had tax lawyers and bankruptcy lawyers. He had lawyers defending him against contractors claiming they hadn’t been paid, Trump University students claiming they hadn’t been educated, and women claiming all manner of sexual misconduct.

Trump investigations, litigation gather steam
Turns out that was all just a warmup for the main event. As a result of his former lawyer's plea deal with federal prosecutors, Trump is now implicated in at least one crime, felony violation of campaign finance laws in paying off porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal to keep quiet about sexual affairs with him.

And we're now at the point where, as many have noted, pretty much everything Trump is under investigation by one or more legal authorities — his business, his foundation, his campaign, his inauguration, his presidency, his family and Trump himself. As of Saturday, we can add Trump’s golf club in New Jersey — now being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller, the FBI and the state on federal immigration crimes, according to the New York Daily News.

7 replies, 2177 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 7 replies Author Time Post
Reply No exit: America's not only trapped in Trump's legal reality show, we're paying for it (Original post)
Demovictory9 Dec 2018 OP
Lonestarblue Dec 2018 #1
KPN Dec 2018 #2
iluvtennis Dec 2018 #3
Achilleaze Dec 2018 #4
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2018 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2018 #6
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2018 #7

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 07:52 AM

1. Trump is head of a criminal enterprise.

He learned fraud and dishonesty from his father and went on to create his own crime family with his children. We have allowed far too much white collar crime to go unpunished in this country. My hope for 2019 is to see this crime family indicted, convicted, and marched off to jail.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 08:26 AM

2. Well said. I share your hope.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 08:30 AM

3. You're on point wrt white collar crime in this country and

it being given a “pass” in this society. Think about it in regard to Papadopulus who got 1 week for lying to the FBI. If i as a “blue collar” person lied to the police during an investigation in my working class community, i would go to prison for a lot longer than a week.

White collar crime gets a light hand slapping while blue collar crimes gets a big smack down. No parity.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 08:32 AM

4. republicans' cesspool-style ethics & morals are a disgrace

disgusting

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 08:51 AM

5. We have brash news for USA Today...

WE KNEW........ .......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:12 PM

6. exactly

"We" didn't put that thing in our White House. We share the shame and consequences, but not the blame. Those of us who voted for Hillary did not succumb to the lies and tried to save those who fell for Russian social engineering, Republican election tampering, and Trump's opportunistic scam.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 03:07 PM

7. Hermit, my last sliver of belief that Republicans still have a few decent people...

disappeared when tRump got the nomination. They knew he is a flim-flam man and simply thought he had the best chance at gaining power - which is all they care about. Just like in W's time, others (Heritage, ALEC, Cato, etc.) dictate their policy so it usually doesn't matter who they elect because whomever they elect is just a populist robot. However, in this case, it's backfired because of tRump's self-interest and lack of self-control.

Many people knew DJT was a crook well before his announcement that he was running, but Repugs didn't want to know the truth. I follow the Guardian (UK) news site, and they ran a weekly summary of his lies throughout the campaign. The contrast with our mainstream media was shameful, as non were holding him accountable.

Sad period for America......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread