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New book alleges Trump tried to get the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act repealed

HomerJS

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Trump wanted the ability to bribe foreign countries for personal favors. You know, the very thing for which he is being impeached.

The so called anti corruption President wanted to make bribery legal.


Trump Tried to Kill Anti-Bribery Rule He Deemed ‘Unfair,’ New Book Alleges


As much as everyone wants to pile on Trump, this is an allegation in a book. Title changed to reflect that.
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Indus

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Do it.

I can totally see President AOC using the law and possibly bribing Iran with Trump's extradition for a few years of cheap $1 a gallon gasoline.. something we would totally love!
 

tweaker2

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Totally believable because this is precisely the kind of behavior Trump is notorious for. This is the scurrilous level of "deal making" that Trump has lived in all of his adult life. Can't play up to the level of the seasoned pros in the highly competitive business he's in so he's forced to play down to the level where the scum of the earth operate in the shadows.

This is how he's ended up being under the direct influence of Putin and his oligarchs by accepting financial backing from them when American banks refused to grant him loans due to his being a well known high risk individual in the financial sector.
 

khon

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This story does seem in line with Trump's character and previous behavior.
 

Xcobra

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I don't understand how his base doesn't see this pattern. They must really think all these facts are super duper deep state. Stupidity really has no bounds.
 
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K1052

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Sounds like somebody who is really worried about corruption in Ukraine.
 

HomerJS

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Trump wanted the ability to bribe foreign countries for personal favors. You know, the very thing for which he is being impeached.

The so called anti corruption President wanted to make bribery legal.


Trump Tried to Kill Anti-Bribery Rule He Deemed ‘Unfair,’ New Book Alleges


As much as everyone wants to pile on Trump, this is an allegation in a book. Title changed to reflect that.
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Fair point, however I can't think of any outrageous allegations that have come out in books about Trump's time in the White House that were shown to be false.
 

tweaker2

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Well, he's a corrupt foreigner, so ....

Well I just so happen to agree that Trump is a foreigner and that indeed he is corrupt because he absolutely does not behave as an American president protecting the Constitution and the people of the nation he supposedly leads.

Rather, he behaves in ways that mark him as an corrupted agent of a foreign power that is an enemy of our nation and he has represented those interests of our enemy very very well. Among other treasonous acts he perpetrated against the nation he supposedly leads, he has purposefully alienated our nation against our long time allies while being quite blatantly cozy with the foremost enemy of our nation and our allies in Europe.

All this in order to preserve his hold on power at the expense of The People of whom he is supposed to be answerable to, yet it seems he feels the people is supposed to be answerable to him like the true fascist tyrant he sees himself as.
 
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thraashman

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Fair point, however I can't think of any outrageous allegations that have come out in books about Trump's time in the White House that were shown to be false.
Maybe Kellyanne Conway will come out with a book soon about how Trump is actually Jesus's distant relative and the current vessel for God on earth so we can get a false claim in a book.
 

hal2kilo

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Just proves that Trump never works legitimately in his own businesses and of course projects that everybody is corrupt. Pretty much the Republican mantra these days.
 

IronWing

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History is rhyming again.

 

ivwshane

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