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News Trump Is Committing 'Felony Bribery' by Giving Fundraising Cash to GOP Senators Ahead of Impeachment Trial: Ex-Bush Ethics Lawyer

Cogman

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Trump Is Committing 'Felony Bribery' by Giving Fundraising Cash to GOP Senators Ahead of Impeachment Trial: Ex-Bush Ethics Lawyer


So, Trump is so scared that he'll lose this impeachment trial that he is willing to commit more impeachable offenses just to avoid being removed from office.

If you want the dems to stop "persecuting" you, stop breaking the law trump!
 
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ivwshane

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Once corrupt always corrupt.


I don’t know why but I’m still amazed how republicans can rally behind such a person.
 
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compuwiz1

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Supporting raising money for down ballot candidates has always been done. Yes, even Democrats. In the end, this will be another nothing burger. There is something askew about this story, so lets get the full story. Where does it say Trump is reaching into his own pockets and giving away cash? Sorry, but the way this is being done is not bribery. This is someone's opinion, someone with a political bias. As we will see, this will not turn out to be anything. Need to find a better gotcha.
 
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Supporting raising money for down ballot candidates has always been done. Yes, even Democrats. In the end, this will be another nothing burger. There is something askew about this story, so lets get the full story. Where does it say Trump is reaching into his own pockets and giving away cash? Sorry, but the way this is being done is not bribery. This is someone's opinion, someone with a political bias. As we will see, this will not turn out to be anything. Need to find a better gotcha.
And you need to find someone who is actually worthy of defending.
 

compuwiz1

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And you need to find someone who is actually worthy of defending.
Giving my view is not defending. I'm not blinded by hate to the point where I can't see anything else. All I'm saying is I don't see this as a big deal, or anything that is going anywhere. I wouldn't be slobbering all over myself if it had been Obama either.
 

Jhhnn

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And you need to find someone who is actually worthy of defending.
As compuwiz1 says, it's not really illegal. They'll back Trump, anyway, so long as they feel he has them by the balls. And he does. He stole their voter base.
 

IronWing

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"Any other American who offered cash to the jury before a trial would go to prison for felony bribery."

If we changed that law, fewer people would dodge jury duty.
 

Cogman

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Supporting raising money for down ballot candidates has always been done. Yes, even Democrats. In the end, this will be another nothing burger. There is something askew about this story, so lets get the full story. Where does it say Trump is reaching into his own pockets and giving away cash? Sorry, but the way this is being done is not bribery. This is someone's opinion, someone with a political bias. As we will see, this will not turn out to be anything. Need to find a better gotcha.
Oh, I must have missed when Obama gave money to the Senators who signed onto anti-impeachment resolutions but held back money for senators that didn't step in line.

Hmm, maybe Bill Clinton did this? Hillary? Al Gore?

How about the George bushes?

None of them? Weird.

The story isn't that he raised money for party members. The story is that he raised money for party members that are trying to disrupt the impeachment process and excluded senators that didn't.
 
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ivwshane

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Oh, I must have missed when Obama gave money to the Senators who signed onto anti-impeachment resolutions but held back money for senators that didn't step in line.

Hmm, maybe Bill Clinton did this? Hillary? Al Gore?

How about the George bushes?

None of them? Weird.

The story isn't that he raised money for party members. The story is that he raised money for party members that are trying to disrupt the impeachment process and excluded senators that didn't.
Maybe the poster you responded to doesn’t understand checks and balances and how the three branches of government are separate and the legislative is specifically tasked with oversight of the executive.

Lots of people don’t understand how our government works so their ignorance isn’t surprise. What would be surprising is that after you explained how government works that they would continue to see this move by trump as not a big deal.
 
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Greenman

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Supporting raising money for down ballot candidates has always been done. Yes, even Democrats. In the end, this will be another nothing burger. There is something askew about this story, so lets get the full story. Where does it say Trump is reaching into his own pockets and giving away cash? Sorry, but the way this is being done is not bribery. This is someone's opinion, someone with a political bias. As we will see, this will not turn out to be anything. Need to find a better gotcha.
I looked for the part where it says Trump gave them money, it's not there. He asked donors to give them money. This is business as usual. Not only legal but expected.
 
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Jhhnn

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Not the point.
This kind of joint fundraising is standard stuff. Trump isn't directing money to anybody he doesn't already own. They'll all kiss the ring or feel the wrath of the base, even if that's just staying home. No GOP Senator up for re-election in 2020 will cross him. If he's removed, it will be on the votes of those not up for re-election until 2022 or 2024.
 

rommelrommel

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Supporting raising money for down ballot candidates has always been done. Yes, even Democrats. In the end, this will be another nothing burger. There is something askew about this story, so lets get the full story. Where does it say Trump is reaching into his own pockets and giving away cash? Sorry, but the way this is being done is not bribery. This is someone's opinion, someone with a political bias. As we will see, this will not turn out to be anything. Need to find a better gotcha.
Sure, it’s probably the least unethical unethical thing he’s done in October. You win.
 
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