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Trump: UnPerson Guilty of UnCrime?
Original Content | 8/24/2018 | By Laz A. Mataz

Posted on 08/24/2018 3:14:47 PM PDT by Lazamataz

In the prescient novel '1984', George Orwell envisioned a society ruled by an all-powerful State that imposed its rule with both force and psychological manipulation. One such manipulation was the molding of the speech of its citizens by imposing "NewSpeak", a form of language that limited ideas and political innovation.

In this language, there was a word -- "UnPerson" -- whose definition was someone that was so hated by the State that their very existence was erased from all official history. The daily barrage of negative stories about President Donald Trump shows that the News Misleadia so despises him, that they would erase him if given the chance. To them, Trump is an UnPerson.

Yet, now, we can add a new word to the '1984' lexicon: UnCrime. The definition of an UnCrime is "something that is not a violation of the law, or in any way an actual crime, yet is prosecuted and punished as if it was."

The prosecution of Michael Cohen had him plead guilty to an UnCrime. Witness:

I admit that I am rather impressed with the prosecutions machinations, given that the sole intent of this series of charges (unspoken, of course) was to try to harm President Trump. They charged Cohen with many serious and provable crimes, but offered a plea deal in which he plead guilty to an UnCrime, and stated that President Trump commanded him to commit the UnCrime. It was an interesting and convoluted tactic. Get the defendant to plea to a non-existent crime, thus giving the appearance that the action was actually criminal. Then, tie President Trump to that action. Then, impeach President Trump for a non-existent crime. Of course, it fits their Modus Operandi: The Russian collusion is also non-existent.

Lanny Davis, one of the slimier denizens of Washington DC, had this to say: "It's not about evidence. It is definitive, indisputable that Donald Trump's lawyers said in a letter to the special counsel that President Trump directed – the same word that Michael Cohen used in court yesterday under oath – directed Michael Cohen to make illegal payments. It's not a dispute. It's not about credibility. His own lawyers used the word directed.”

Mr. Davis, I have underlined and bolded the one word you interjected into your narrative that is false: "illegal". Just because your client plead guilty to a charge that is in great dispute as to the legality, and can only be a crime if the candidate Trump had one-of-three mindsets: To specifically and purposefully violate a rather hazy FEC law. You, sir, are assuming facts that are not in evidence.

Furthermore, this law is quite vague, indicating that a personal expense is reportable if it benefits the campaign. Allow me to apply Reducto Ad Absurdium, which will clarify the point:

The same goes for eating breakfast, buying gasoline, paying car insurance...you name it.

The law is vague and open to interpretation. Perhaps it is intentionally so.


TOPICS: FReeper Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lazamataz; trump; uncrime; vanity
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1 posted on 08/24/2018 3:14:47 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

I see Drudge is getting all excited. Got his DNC-talking-point “headlines” rolling.


2 posted on 08/24/2018 3:17:35 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: TheOldLady; Cyber Liberty; CatherineofAragon; melissa_in_ga; Slings and Arrows; ...
My latest about the fake charges.

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3 posted on 08/24/2018 3:18:32 PM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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To: SaveFerris

But this is not a crime if there was no guilty mind.


4 posted on 08/24/2018 3:19:05 PM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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To: Lazamataz

Muller is investigating Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.

Were any of these harassment settlements made to or by Russians?


5 posted on 08/24/2018 3:24:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Lazamataz

Sheesh - over acting again.


6 posted on 08/24/2018 3:25:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: SkyDancer

What?


7 posted on 08/24/2018 3:25:26 PM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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To: BenLurkin
Muller is investigating Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. Were any of these harassment settlements made to or by Russians?

Well, this particular point I have less problem with. It's been a longstanding tradition that Special Prosecuters often go far afield of their original charter.

My issue is with the News Misleadia in general, and Lanny Davis in particular, assuming the mindset of President Trump, which would have to be a particular one to make these payments 'crimes'.

8 posted on 08/24/2018 3:27:44 PM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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To: Lazamataz
The only thing President Trump is guilty of is assault on the deep state. And I hope we are able to upgrade those charges to murder in the near future.
9 posted on 08/24/2018 3:33:16 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: Lazamataz

Fake charges. Authentic, high quality essay.


10 posted on 08/24/2018 3:33:57 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (The United States is a terminal, fourth stage nation of immigrants.)
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To: Lazamataz; bagster

Is this your way of making un of crime?


11 posted on 08/24/2018 3:35:08 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Psalm 144
Fake charges. Authentic, high quality essay.

Thank you, brother.

12 posted on 08/24/2018 3:35:56 PM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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To: Lazamataz

The way I look at it, you can’t be guilty of something that isn’t wrong, even if you confess.

And you can’t even expect to be pardoned if you were stupid enough to plead guilty to something that wasn’t illegal.


13 posted on 08/24/2018 3:37:47 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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Co-conspirators yet to be indicted and receive a plea deal.

Trump’s valet

Trump’s limo driver

Trump’s caddy

Trump’s pool boy

Trump’s gardener

Professor Plum

Mrs. White

Mr. Green

Mrs. Peackock

COL Mustard


14 posted on 08/24/2018 3:38:27 PM PDT by TADSLOS (1. Don’t Forget Nothing.)
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To: Lazamataz

Intriguing essay. What is the commonly agreed to legal standard of proof for divining the mindset of a person in cases like these? Would Trump have a defense against that argument?


15 posted on 08/24/2018 3:38:49 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: Lazamataz

Caution.... Laz is on a roll.

Thanks.


16 posted on 08/24/2018 3:38:56 PM PDT by ptsal
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To: Larry Lucido
The way I look at it, you can’t be guilty of something that isn’t wrong, even if you confess.

Yes, and as a former cop, you understand this.

Further, I assert that Cohen -- who most certainly signed an agreement not to appeal as part of his plea -- can still get the charges vacated because it can be demonstrated that there is no crime.

17 posted on 08/24/2018 3:41:18 PM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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To: LS

Larry, if you think this is an interesting and new take on things, please put it on your Twitter. You have many followers. I think this essay is important enough to get out into the Memespace.


18 posted on 08/24/2018 3:42:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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To: nwrep
What is the commonly agreed to legal standard of proof for divining the mindset of a person in cases like these?

Usually, audio or video recordings, or documents (emails, tweets, paper letters) in which the suspect describes his mindset and motive.

For example, if there was a recording of Trump stating, "Well, we want to quiet these women down before the election -- this stuff might impact my chances..." that would be pretty damning material.

19 posted on 08/24/2018 3:45:36 PM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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To: Lazamataz
You have written up the truest and most perfect take of this situation that I've seen yet, Laz.

I shared this with my fellow Qtards on the Qtard thread.

We were running out of things to larp about over there.

Hope you don't mind.

:)

p.s. Thanks for the ping. Keep 'em coming, Hunter S. Thompson.

Bagster


20 posted on 08/24/2018 3:46:56 PM PDT by bagster ( "Even bad men love their mamas.")
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