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    There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.

    He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.

    He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,

    And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

    Three days before Trumps' inauguration, Insider Monkey published a list of the 10 most corrupt presidents U.S. presidents. If you scan the list, you'll discover a few surprises. However, the author alluded to the fact that it would not take long for Donald Trump to make the list.

    https://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/10-most-corrupt-us-presidents-in-history-515801/?singlepage=1

    Trump seems to attract dishonest people, and Scott Pruitt and Tom Price are just two examples. Andrew Wheeler, who replaced Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA on February 28, is ALREADY under investigation by the inspector general of the EPA.

    This morning, the Chicago Tribune published an article about Stephen Calk, the founder and CEO of Federal Savings Bank of Chicago. He was just charged by the Feds with financial institution bribery for allegedly issuing millions of dollars in high-risk loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in exchange for help getting a position within the Trump administration.

    Calk had been named to the Trump campaign's economic advisory panel in August 2016, at Manafort's suggestion, several months after they had begun discussing a possible loan for Manafort. On November 30, 2016, Manafort sent an email to Jared Kushner recommending Calk be named Secretary of the Army, to which Kushner replied, "On it!" Shortly before Christmas 2016, Manafort added Calk and Calk's son to a list of people to be invited to Trump's inauguration

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Calk

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    As I've said a million times the "stupid people" of this country invited an mob boss to be President. Nothing is more clear than that right now. The same as the any real "mob" does, give them all an "name" like Sleepy Joe, Crazy Pelosi etc., then also try to eradicate any opposition and call them "rats". These "traitors" deserve the "death" penalty; yes just like the good old times with Al Capone. I guess none of the GOP "mob" is waking up to see this picture.

    The only difference is that I've not seen Trump with an fat Cuban cigar and an AK 47 at his side.

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    We've discussed Trump's emoluments a few times before, but I couldn't find the articles this morning.

    Another example of how Trump is using his position to enrich himself are the fees that he charges the Secret Service when they stay at his properties. He has charged them as much as $650 a night to stay at Mar-A-Lago, and as much as $17,000 a month to stay at Bedminster.

    The full extent of the Secret Service’s payments to Trump’s company is not known. The Secret Service has not listed them in public databases of federal spending, as is usually required for payments over $10,000.

    Between January 2017 and April 2018 the records show more than $471,000 in payments from taxpayers to Trump’s companies. But — because these records cover only a fraction of Trump’s travel during a fraction of his term — the actual total is likely to be higher - and we already know that he has spent more than $100 million on his golf trips.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-has-paid-rates-as-high-as-650-a-night-for-rooms-at-trumps-properties/2020/02/06/7f27a7c6-3ec5-11ea-8872-5df698785a4e_story.html

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    In July, a federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit brought by the attorneys general of Maryland and Washington D.C. that sought to pass judgement on Trump's numerous emolument violations because the attorneys general "did not have standing" in the case.

    https://www.npr.org/2019/07/10/740258653/appeals-court-dismisses-emoluments-lawsuit-against-trump

    That may well be true, but wouldn't investigation of violations of the emolument clause be more properly handled by the House Oversight committee?

    The answer is "yes" - and they have been. However, it you click on the link below you will notice that Trump has simply withheld documents, which would be considered an obstruction of justice, which is an impeachable offense.

    Oh, wait.

    We've already done that, and Il Duce got acquitted.

    https://oversight.house.gov/investigations/emoluments-clause

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    In July, a federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit brought by the attorneys general of Maryland and Washington D.C. that sought to pass judgement on Trump's numerous emolument violations because the attorneys general "did not have standing" in the case.

    https://www.npr.org/2019/07/10/740258653/appeals-court-dismisses-emoluments-lawsuit-against-trump

    That may well be true, but wouldn't investigation of violations of the emolument clause be more properly handled by the House Oversight committee?

    The answer is "yes" - and they have been. However, it you click on the link below you will notice that Trump has simply withheld documents, which would be considered an obstruction of justice, which is an impeachable offense.

    Oh, wait.

    We've already done that, and Il Duce got acquitted.

    https://oversight.house.gov/investigations/emoluments-clause

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    Again it shows that the law system is totally corrupt as is just about everything right now, thanks to the election of an "mafia" trained President. The Dem's don't have their act together, otherwise they should have had at least 15 articles on the list to impeach him on. But yeah Pelosi thought the dumb ass people here could only manage 2 articles at the most. Thus the message is: proper "education" of the people should have an priority; if you keep them "dumb" then they will vote for Trump; that is why in the GOP his approval rate is 95%. They love FOX news, who is "educating" them on how to destroy an country's morals.