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    Yes I saw that last night on CNN; again some stupid Democrat who happens to be part of the "impeachment" prep group; did not find it worth to use "this" as part of the impeachment. There we go again; the same as last impeachment; just do "one thing" instead of ALL the wrongdoings by Trump. What an naive bunch. Also Schumer still is trying to keep up his "act" but never gets anything done; just like with the appointment of the evangelical bitch for the Supreme Court. He's an super weakling for sure. The more "dirt" on Trump the better; but the "arrogance" that they think they have enough evidence, will each time be not enough to convict. Sorry the Dems never learn to get their act together. I bet now that also this impeachment will ends like an farce; all the signs are there already.
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    Of course, as I've already indicated this new "impeachment" will be as badly done as the last one. The majority GOP members already said that "impeachment" after termination of Trumps term is un-constitutional and unwarranted. So there we go again; please tell me where in the Constitution it says you can't prosecute the President any time?. They got now plenty of time to get their "arguments" in place , while the Schumer stupidity will only use "one" argument, just like last time. Instead of making a long list which warrants "impeachment" and "loss" of all the goodies which come with being out of office; I guess the Dem's will never learn on how to attack the "mob". Like I've said use this oppertunity to save lots of "money" for the taxpayer, by not giving him all the "goodies he now gets, as well the whole family who profits from Trump's retirement. Just only "cancelling" that he can't "run" again, is peanuts and does not help anyone at all.
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    Obviously, Trump is a crook, but he is also an extremely petty man.

    Trump has sent a cease-and-desist letter to at least three Republican organizations demanding they stop using his name and likeness to fundraise, two Trump advisers confirmed Saturday.

    Trump has been angry that those groups could use his name to support Republicans who voted to impeach him a second time. Ten Republican members of Congress voted to impeach Trump in the House, and seven Republican senators voted with Democrats to find the former president guilty of inciting the mob that overran the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

    Despite some minor dissent within the Republican Party, Trump continues to assert himself as the leader of the GOP. At his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference last month, Trump vowed that his "America First" movement was just getting started, and speaker after speaker affirmed him as the future of the party. A demand that the GOP's largest fundraising groups not raise money off Trump's name could complicate Republicans' efforts to take back the White House, Senate and House, as Trump has promised they will.

    Just as Trump's support of the two Republican senators in Georgia caused the GOP to lose control of the senate, his efforts to limit GOP fundraising using his name will make it more difficult to make any gains in the 2022 elections. If Paul Gosar or Josh Hawley or Ted Cruz get throw out of Congress before then (which is likely) the day of reckoning will come sooner.

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/03/06/nation/trump-sends-cease-and-desist-letter-gop-organizations-stop-fundraising-off-his-name/

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    More thoughts on this title:

    https://www.democratichub.com/posts/17711/there-was-a-crooked-man

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    Trump supporters are loyal - but not very smart.

    The New York Times this morning posted an article about how numerous Trump supporters had been duped into making recurring payments to the Trump campaign in the closing months of the election.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/us/politics/trump-donations.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

    "Stacy Blatt was in hospice care last September listening to Rush Limbaugh’s dire warnings about how badly Donald J. Trump’s campaign needed money when he went online and chipped in everything he could: $500.

    (Stacy Blatt died of cancer in February).

    It was a big sum for a 63-year-old battling cancer and living in Kansas City on less than $1,000 per month. But that single contribution — federal records show it was his first ever — quickly multiplied. Another $500 was withdrawn the next day, then $500 the next week and every week through mid-October, without his knowledge — until Mr. Blatt’s bank account had been depleted and frozen. When his utility and rent payments bounced, he called his brother, Russell, for help.

    What the Blatts soon discovered was $3,000 in withdrawals by the Trump campaign in less than 30 days. They called their bank and said they thought they were victims of fraud.

    “It felt,” Russell said, “like it was a scam.”

    The sheer magnitude of the money involved is staggering for politics. In the final two and a half months of 2020, the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee and their shared accounts issued more than 530,000 refunds worth $64.3 million to online donors.

    The recurring donations swelled Mr. Trump’s treasury in September and October, just as his finances were deteriorating. He was then able to use tens of millions of dollars he raised after the election, under the guise of fighting his unfounded fraud claims, to help cover the refunds he owed.

    Mr. Trump’s hyperaggressive fund-raising practices did not stop once he lost the election. His campaign continued the weekly withdrawals through prechecked boxes all the way through Dec. 14 as he raised tens of millions of dollars for his new political action committee, Save America.

    In March, Mr. Trump urged his followers to send their money to him — and not to the traditional party apparatus — making plain that he intends to remain the gravitational center of Republican fund-raising online.

    But what the Blatts believed was duplicity was actually an intentional scheme to boost revenues by the Trump campaign and the for-profit company that processed its online donations, WinRed. Facing a cash crunch and getting badly outspent by the Democrats, the campaign had begun last September to set up recurring donations by default for online donors, for every week until the election.

    Unlike ActBlue, which is a nonprofit, WinRed is a for-profit company. It makes its money by taking 30 cents of every donation, plus 3.8 percent of the amount given. WinRed was paid more than $118 million from federal committees the last election cycle; even after paying credit card fees and expenses like payroll and rent, the profits are believed to be significant.

    There is another reason Mr. Trump’s refund rates were so high: His campaign accepted millions of dollars above the legal cap, a problem exacerbated by recurring donations. A pianist in New York, for instance, contributed more than 100 times in the months leading up to Election Day, going far past the legal limit of $2,800. She was refunded $87,716.50 — three weeks after Election Day.

    But for some Trump supporters like Ron Wilson, WinRed is a scam artist. Mr. Wilson, an 87-year-old retiree in Illinois, made a series of small contributions last fall that he thought would add up to about $200; by December, federal records show, WinRed and Mr. Trump’s committees had withdrawn more than 70 separate donations from Mr. Wilson worth roughly $2,300.

    “Predatory!” Mr. Wilson said of WinRed. Like multiple other donors interviewed, though, he held Mr. Trump himself blameless, telling The Times, “I’m 100 percent loyal to Donald Trump.”

    And after Mr. Trump’s first public speech of his post-presidency at the end of February, his new political operation sent its first text message to supporters since he left the White House. “Did you miss me?” he asked.

    The message directed supporters to a WinRed donation page with two prechecked yellow boxes. Mr. Trump raised $3 million that day, according to an adviser, with more to come from the recurring donations in the months ahead.

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    Trump: "Don't blame me if I can take all your money, its your fault for being so stupid."

    That was joke, not an actual quote.

    But seriously, Trump's business logic is very simple: If he has something in his possession, or its under his control, he considers himself to be the sole legal owner. How he obtained it is irrelevant to him, or maybe it should be said how it was obtained it is only relevant based on whatever fictional story he creates to convince others that everything he has belongs to him free and clear. Ask him how much he owes the banks? Trump: "I don't have any bank loans, never had one ever! As a matter of fact, banks all over the world come begging me to loan them money. I have so much money you wouldn't believe; billions and billions and billions."


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    Just one answer: "only in America"!!!!!!!! Be proud of that!

    Yes wwjd, you see it correctly!!

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Trump supporters are loyal - but not very smart.

    The New York Times this morning posted an article about how numerous Trump supporters had been duped into making recurring payments to the Trump campaign in the closing months of the election.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/us/politics/trump-donations.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

    "Stacy Blatt was in hospice care last September listening to Rush Limbaugh’s dire warnings about how badly Donald J. Trump’s campaign needed money when he went online and chipped in everything he could: $500.

    (Stacy Blatt died of cancer in February).

    It was a big sum for a 63-year-old battling cancer and living in Kansas City on less than $1,000 per month. But that single contribution — federal records show it was his first ever — quickly multiplied. Another $500 was withdrawn the next day, then $500 the next week and every week through mid-October, without his knowledge — until Mr. Blatt’s bank account had been depleted and frozen. When his utility and rent payments bounced, he called his brother, Russell, for help.

    What the Blatts soon discovered was $3,000 in withdrawals by the Trump campaign in less than 30 days. They called their bank and said they thought they were victims of fraud.

    “It felt,” Russell said, “like it was a scam.”

    The sheer magnitude of the money involved is staggering for politics. In the final two and a half months of 2020, the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee and their shared accounts issued more than 530,000 refunds worth $64.3 million to online donors.

    The recurring donations swelled Mr. Trump’s treasury in September and October, just as his finances were deteriorating. He was then able to use tens of millions of dollars he raised after the election, under the guise of fighting his unfounded fraud claims, to help cover the refunds he owed.

    Mr. Trump’s hyperaggressive fund-raising practices did not stop once he lost the election. His campaign continued the weekly withdrawals through prechecked boxes all the way through Dec. 14 as he raised tens of millions of dollars for his new political action committee, Save America.

    In March, Mr. Trump urged his followers to send their money to him — and not to the traditional party apparatus — making plain that he intends to remain the gravitational center of Republican fund-raising online.

    But what the Blatts believed was duplicity was actually an intentional scheme to boost revenues by the Trump campaign and the for-profit company that processed its online donations, WinRed. Facing a cash crunch and getting badly outspent by the Democrats, the campaign had begun last September to set up recurring donations by default for online donors, for every week until the election.

    Unlike ActBlue, which is a nonprofit, WinRed is a for-profit company. It makes its money by taking 30 cents of every donation, plus 3.8 percent of the amount given. WinRed was paid more than $118 million from federal committees the last election cycle; even after paying credit card fees and expenses like payroll and rent, the profits are believed to be significant.

    There is another reason Mr. Trump’s refund rates were so high: His campaign accepted millions of dollars above the legal cap, a problem exacerbated by recurring donations. A pianist in New York, for instance, contributed more than 100 times in the months leading up to Election Day, going far past the legal limit of $2,800. She was refunded $87,716.50 — three weeks after Election Day.

    But for some Trump supporters like Ron Wilson, WinRed is a scam artist. Mr. Wilson, an 87-year-old retiree in Illinois, made a series of small contributions last fall that he thought would add up to about $200; by December, federal records show, WinRed and Mr. Trump’s committees had withdrawn more than 70 separate donations from Mr. Wilson worth roughly $2,300.

    “Predatory!” Mr. Wilson said of WinRed. Like multiple other donors interviewed, though, he held Mr. Trump himself blameless, telling The Times, “I’m 100 percent loyal to Donald Trump.”

    And after Mr. Trump’s first public speech of his post-presidency at the end of February, his new political operation sent its first text message to supporters since he left the White House. “Did you miss me?” he asked.

    The message directed supporters to a WinRed donation page with two prechecked yellow boxes. Mr. Trump raised $3 million that day, according to an adviser, with more to come from the recurring donations in the months ahead.

    Here's the update on the story posted above:

    On Saturday the New York Times revealed that Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign issued a staggering amount in refunds to donors. The campaign refunded nearly 11% of refunds totaling more than $122.7 million. The Times findings were based on Federal Election Commission filings.

    Trump has been a con man his entire business career, so it is not surprising that he would scam even his most loyal supporters in the final days of this term if office.

    https://vozwire.com/trump-campaign-now-being-called-a-complete-scam-forced-to-refund-over-122-million-to-donors/

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    The focus of the country is now on the audit being done in Arizona by Cyber Ninjas, a firm that it eminently unqualified to conduct the audit.

    As Schmidt has often said, follow the money.

    The Arizona Republican Party is banking on a fundraising bonanza from the dubious audit of 2.1 million Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election.

    The process is capturing the daily attention of former President Donald Trump as audit supporters continue to make baseless claims of systemic voter fraud.

    Led by Chair Kelli Ward, a Trump-backed conservative who ran two unsuccessful races for the U.S. Senate, the party is making fundraising appeals that accuse Democrats of trying to stop and undermine the credibility of the audit.

    She has said publicly she speaks with Trump frequently since his departure from the White House. Her fidelity to him helped her narrowly win re-election as chair of the state party — a victory that is still contested by dozens of Arizona Republican activists who have unsuccessfully demanded an audit of her win.

    Ward’s latest fundraising appeal on the recount landed Sunday morning.

    A recorded video emailed to supporters, that features Ward, directs potential donors to a GOP fundraising platform that said the money will benefit the state Republican Party. The fundraising page pre-checked box agreeing to recurring, monthly donations.

    “The Arizona forensic audit is — it is continuing,” she said. “It’s a fight and we need your help to keep it going … Continue watching for our future updates and we need your financial help, to keep our work, to keep Americans informed as to our progress and to complete this audit. Please take a moment to contribute whatever you can using the link below. Here in Arizona, we’ve done what no one thought was possible.”

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/04/26/arizona-republicans-push-fundraising-efforts-during-election-audit/7386060002/

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    The Department of Justice's internal watchdog will investigate the Trump-era seizure of communication records from some Democratic lawmakers and journalists, the agency announced Friday.

    It joins a burgeoning effort in Congress to unearth more details about what happened in 2017 when the DOJ under President Donald Trump asked Apple to turn over communication metadata for at least two Democratic House members, their staff and family members. The investigation became public on Thursday in a report by The New York Times.

    Separately on Friday, Democrats Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin threatened to subpoena former attorneys general William Barr and Jeff Sessions to testify before Congress about the investigations.

    Apple spokesman Fred Sainz said in a statement on Friday that the company regularly challenges warrants, subpoenas, and nondisclosure orders and usually notifies affected customers. But, the company said, in this case, the subpoena was issued in 2018 by a federal grand jury and included a nondisclosure order signed by a federal magistrate judge for information related to 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses.

    "[It] provided no information on the nature of the investigation and it would have been virtually impossible for Apple to understand the intent of the desired information without digging through users’ accounts," Sainz said. "Consistent with the request, Apple limited the information it provided to account subscriber information and did not provide any content such as emails or pictures."

    Microsoft also issued a statement, saying it received a subpoena in 2017 "related to a personal email account" but was prevented from notifying the unnamed user for "more than two years because of a gag order."

    At the time the records were sought, the House Intelligence Committee was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The newspaper reported that the records were sought as part of an investigation into leaks of classified information.

    Mary McCord, a Georgetown law professor who was the acting head of the DOJ's National Security Division until May 2017, said Sessions was "very interested in pursuing leak investigations" early in the Trump administration.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/democrats-seeks-answers-about-trump-era-doj-leak-hunt-targeting-n1270495

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    Former President Trump's businesses raked in $2.4 billion during his tenure in the White House, according to an analysis of documents conducted by Forbes.

    The former president fell nearly 300 spots on the Forbes billionaires list, released in April, after his fortune decreased by more than $1 billion during his time in the White House.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-businesses-made-2424-billion-during-his-presidency-forbes/ar-AAMkB6V

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Former President Trump's businesses raked in $2.4 billion during his tenure in the White House, according to an analysis of documents conducted by Forbes.

    The former president fell nearly 300 spots on the Forbes billionaires list, released in April, after his fortune decreased by more than $1 billion during his time in the White House.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-businesses-made-2424-billion-during-his-presidency-forbes/ar-AAMkB6V

    The real bottom line is how much does he owe the banks? I bet he is completely underwater. All his properties, including the run-down mar-a-largo, have huge mortgages on them from multiple banks.

    BTW, if you stay over night in one of Mar-a-largo's luxury suits (only $100,000 per night), for a mere $25,000 extra you can get your picture taken with Donald Trump. For another $25,000 you can get your picture taken shaking hands with Donald Trump. If you have a teenage daughter, he'll have sex with her for free and even make a porn video for your family to watch later as they engage in Pony Play.