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Prosecutors’ Narrative Is Clear: Trump Defrauded Voters. But What Does It Mean?
New York Times ^ | Dec. 8, 2018 | Peter Baker, Nicholas Fandos

Posted on 12/09/2018 8:43:47 AM PST by libstripper

WASHINGTON — The latest revelations by prosecutors investigating President Trump and his team draw a portrait of a candidate who personally directed an illegal scheme to manipulate the 2016 election and whose advisers had more contact with Russia than Mr. Trump has ever acknowledged.

In the narrative that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and New York prosecutors are building, Mr. Trump continued to secretly seek to do business in Russia deep into his presidential campaign even as Russian agents made more efforts to influence him. At the same time, in this account he ordered hush payments to two women to suppress stories of impropriety in violation of campaign finance law. (My deemphasis.)

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fakenews; giletjaunes; giletsoranges; howeburnedinthecamps; impeachment; itsusorthem; mueller; newyorkslimes; nyslimes; nyslimesfakenews; trump
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To: libstripper

LOL! But, are the odds better for Trump being indicted for something before the clintoons are ever indicted for anything? ;-)

21 posted on 12/09/2018 8:57:19 AM PST by rktman ( #My2nd! Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH)
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To: xvq2er
DC memorial lampposts.

I like it.

I think there's lots of cherry trees in DC, too.    winking face

22 posted on 12/09/2018 8:58:16 AM PST by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: Soros Billions

Let the stock market tank. Buying opportunity.

23 posted on 12/09/2018 8:59:11 AM PST by marajade
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To: libstripper

Congress uses Tax Payer funds for their Hush money

24 posted on 12/09/2018 8:59:51 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: Yaelle

“... his election was a fraud because we didn’t know he slept with a hooker while married?”

Actually, they are implying that if Trump voters knew he had extramarital affairs that they would have voted for the witch OR stayed home.

I laugh at that scenario. Trump voters were not going to vote for the witch under ANY circumstances. And after 8 years of the Obama Hut, they were not going to sit this one out either. So their entire argument is delusional.

25 posted on 12/09/2018 9:01:20 AM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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To: madprof98
The notion that this constitutes “defrauding voters” is insane.

It was Democrat "ballot harvesting" in California that defrauded voters, and led to their candidates illegitimately winning offices. Any House votes those thieves make while fraudulently holding these ill-gotten seats ought to be considered null and void.

Muller may go so far as try to indict a sitting President, or he may simply turn away - "more in sorrow than in anger that our system does not allow me to go after criminals like Trump" and leave the matter in the cool and reasoned hands of Jerry Nadler and Maxine Waters. Either way, the Russiagate spectacle has performed its primary function extraordinarily well - it has taken public attention completely off of the Clintons and the crimes of their foundation.

26 posted on 12/09/2018 9:05:38 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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To: libstripper

Oh...I wait Pyotr Bakerov and Nicholai Fandosky to take down the TRUMP!

27 posted on 12/09/2018 9:06:06 AM PST by Hostage (Article V (Proud Member of the Deranged Q Fringe))
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To: Flavious_Maximus

President Trump claims he never slept with that “Stormy Daniels” whore.

Cohen was trying to avoid bad publicity, true or not, and so paid her off.

28 posted on 12/09/2018 9:07:02 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Hey liberals! Trump in 2020. Because, 'eff you!)
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To: Flavious_Maximus

Yes, we needed a real, honest choice. Don’t defraud us by hiding the truths about the candidates!

Donald J Trump
- slept with all kinds of women while married, has slowed down in recent years
- had a stupid college idea, customers weren’t always happy

Hillary Rodham Clinton
- responsible for the murder of several dozens of people
- stole millions from the American people
- created and ran a phony charity that bilked billions from several countries
- involved in overthrowing countries
- involved in human trafficking and child abuse
- broke 20+ actual laws while serving as Secretary of State
- in a long term lesbian relationship with little contact with her husband
- seriously ill with a neurodegenerative disease
- mostly incontinent

Come on! Open, fair elections! Don’t defraud us!

29 posted on 12/09/2018 9:07:42 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: libstripper

He didn’t defraud me.

30 posted on 12/09/2018 9:08:07 AM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: butlerweave

What puzzles me it that they know that Trump can declassify the originating documents for the investigation and chop them off at the knees.

The only strategy that I can think they will use is to deny it, denial backed up by the MSM; the democrats will launch another investigation of Trump, and the Republicans will roll over for their bellies to be rubbed.

So far, it has worked every time.

31 posted on 12/09/2018 9:09:15 AM PST by odawg
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To: butlerweave

Yes, who paid the $400K hush money for Kamala Harris’ harassing senior senate staffer? If it was us as taxpayers, that is the crime I’m interested in, not some private money that was used to pay off a willing tramp.

32 posted on 12/09/2018 9:11:27 AM PST by laconic
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To: butlerweave

The real Left no more cares about this than any other form of corruption or misdoings, including even rape, but everything is just an excuse to attack their opponents. Someone like Hillary could have been found standing over Seth Rich, gun in hand and saying she did it, was glad she did it, and she’d do it again, and the Left would say she’d been entrapped by Right wing zealots.

The DNC is a hive of scum and villainy. They are the people the anticommunists were fighting to prevent.

33 posted on 12/09/2018 9:13:35 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: libstripper

After reading article, there is nothing there, but a libtard wet dream fantasy...

Trump defrauded the American voters...???

Because he paid off a couple of flozzies?


34 posted on 12/09/2018 9:15:02 AM PST by Popman ("GOD´S NOT LOOKING FOR PARTNERSHIP WITH US, BUT OWNERSHIP OF US")
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To: libstripper

LOL, if they think the Trump rallies are big now, wait for 2020’s. “Its about the economy stupid”!!!!! Its not about some skank in a bed, or private business before being elected. All they can do is keep feeding the heads of mush, and convince them they are all geniuses because they believe the Democrat’s promises and allegations.

35 posted on 12/09/2018 9:15:36 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (What is earned is treasured, what is free is worth what you paid for it.)
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To: libstripper

Harvesting votes ...Leftists.

36 posted on 12/09/2018 9:17:09 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (PDJT, please re-teach the nation that crony capitalism is not capitalism!)
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To: libstripper
This article is nothing but a fetid load of projection.

Change 'Trump' to Hillary Clinton' and it rings much more true.

37 posted on 12/09/2018 9:17:25 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Perhaps we should be less concerned about who we might offend and more concerned with who we inspire)
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To: libstripper

Reading and even CONSIDERING what the NY SLIMES prints is akin to believing the devil.

38 posted on 12/09/2018 9:18:03 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Mr. K

Yep they still want to hand the country to Hillary for her personnel Bank ,LOL

39 posted on 12/09/2018 9:19:18 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: Pravious
If they try, I hope that honest Americans make what’s going on in France look like a frigging picnic.

Won't happen because, taken as a whole, the American populace is a passive, tame bunch who have acquiesced to the Left's long march for the better part of a century.

40 posted on 12/09/2018 9:20:34 AM PST by Avalon Memories ( Proud Deplorable. Proud born-in-the-USA American Dreamer.)
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