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U.S. prosecutors name Trump in hush payments; detail Russian contacts

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Doesn't matter that Trump has constantly lied and is a criminal, the flat earthers and denialists will bend over and take Trump's BS in at every single turn. Cohen did it, now he's facing the music. Stone and others will too, despite Trump literally witness tampering and promising them pardons if they Don't cooperate, which is Nothing short of criminal and also the desperate acts of a dictator. The Trumpers? THey LOVE it -- all while spitting on the Constitution and their nation, but claiming to love it and protect it. They are traitors.

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It says Cohen committed campaign finance violations at the “direction” of Trump. That means Trump committed a felony.

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"It says Cohen committed campaign finance violations at the “direction” of Trump. That means Trump committed a felony."

Any proof of this "at the direction of Trump"?

Mueller's going to end up in prison.

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Any proof of this "at the direction of Trump"?

Lol. First paragraph. Try reading instead of just trolling comments.

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Really is Donnie Fiasco.

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Oh my Donny....

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I wonder if President Pence will pardon Trump

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The government's filings in Mr Cohen's case tell us nothing of value that wasn’t already known.

Meanwhile, the GOP-controlled "Justice" committee of the House have concluded their first day of questioning Comey, which apparently centered on - wait for it - Hillary's emails! Desperation ranks, and, as Comey said after his interrogation, "Facts are stubborn things."

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Who says “at the direction of Trump”?

oh that would be Michael Cohen, the convicted liar. Anyone else have any evidence that despite being convicted for lying that this thing he says is true.

campaign finance is a civil crime.

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Oh, more manufactured rage as an attempt at pretending this doesn’t add to Trump’s guilt

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Who says “at the direction of Trump”?

oh that would be Michael Cohen, the convicted liar. Anyone else have any evidence that despite being convicted for lying that this thing he says is true.

And the prosecutors who believe him and would know a heck of a lot more than anyone commenting here does.

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It says Cohen committed campaign finance violations at the “direction” of Trump. That means Trump committed a felony.

No, it does not. Funny, how they call Cohen an unreliable witness, he cooperated and yet, he didn’t fully cooperate, so now they’re putting the screws to him. Even if they can prove Trump ordered Cohen to commit any financial so-called transaction, it doesn’t constitute as a crime and to even prove that will be charging for Mueller. I know Liberals are salivating thinking that this is a Goldnuggett and so far and it’s not. You guys really need to stop reading these liberal sites. Collusion in itself is not a crime despite what Jake and Lemon are telling you.

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Funny choice of words. Nothing is proven, it’s just an “outline”. You know what an outline is right? We all wrote them in school as the very first step before we wrote our report.

Then we actually had to put facts and citations that prove our outline topics. Still no proof, just “Cohen said”. The Cohen who prosecutors want in jail because of his deceptive actions.

These legal documents outline serious and criminal wrongdoing,

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And manufactured rage based on that ignorance.

BINGO!

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Mueller's going to end up in prison.

Only on visiting days, so he can mock the Orange Idiot.

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Cohen has recordings, so it's a slam dunk

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"I wonder if President Pence will pardon Trump" Yep, in a New York minute - but it still won't save him from prosecution by the Southern District of New York.

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Cohen must be holding out fessing up the good stuff, hoping to get a pardon. Because how could Flynn get such a sweet referral and Cohen being the personal lawyer,the willing bullet taker get a 42 month recommendation when he knows where the bodies/skeletons are?

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Still no proof, just “Cohen said”. The Cohen who prosecutors want in jail because of his deceptive actions.

Lol you conveniently leave out the part where Mueller wrote he had electronic records verifying Cohen's claims of concealing contact between members of the Trump campaign and Russia. Oops.

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Mueller's going to end up in prison.

Really? For what crime? First you said Mueller was corrupt, then you said he was a traitor. Now you’re saying he going to end up in prison. Care to explain how you came to these conclusions? Anything to back that up or just slander? Comes a point where you should put up or...

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how could Flynn get such a sweet referral and Cohen being the personal lawyer,the willing bullet taker get a 42 month recommendation when he knows where the bodies/skeletons are?

Cohen is probably facing decades in prison if he doesn't cooperate. 42 months looks pretty darn good in comparison to that. Reports make it sound like he is particularly cooperative.

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Wow, the onslaught is coming. We all know Donny is corrupt to the core and while he could get away with it in his corrupt real estate industry not so with the federal government. He will end up in getting a jail term which he will not serve as Pence will pardon him or he will escape somehow. But finally, finally the bully boy that the rightwing echo bunnies have promoted and protected for the last two years is now finished. Done. And no fake news and diversion strategies by Fox News can escape this reality. The USA seems to have withstood the con man and his corrupt party. Tick tock, the indictments are coming.

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oh that would be Michael Cohen, the convicted liar. Anyone else have any evidence that despite being convicted for lying that this thing he says is true.

Maybe that'll help, probably it won't. Worth a try, given the dwindling options.

You people have had quite a journey. At the beginning of the year, it was all about suing Stormy Daniels for $20 million for breaking a nondisclosure agreement. Sounds like Cohen was still very much your guy back then.

That quickly went knockers-up, and predictably led to Trump and Cohen abandoning the $20 million claim and requesting to have the NDA rescinded. Cohen meanwhile went from wronged lawyer to criminal suspect, in one blow destroying his (admittedly murky) legal career and making himself look like America's most inept lawyer.

The narrative shifted to "the death of attorney-client privilege", with Trump still the victim. Then Cohen flips and starts cooperating, and he's a scumbag and a liar.

Still think the real issue is "who cares if Donald Trump cheated on his wife in 2005"? Keep asking that question, it'll take your mind of where the investigation's going and what gets put before a judge.

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Mueller is going to end up in process.

Thats just funny, Trumpets resorting to posting their fantasies on this forum. While what has been revealed was known and expected, the interesting part is the other DOJ enquiry.

Donny should take a serious look at the asylum in Russia option. Orange suit might match his hair but I have a feeling they don’t have Golden toilet seats and Twitter access in prison.

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Cohen meanwhile went from wronged lawyer to criminal suspect, in one blow destroying his (admittedly murky) legal career and making himself look like America's most inept lawyer

...after Rudy Giulliani.

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...after Rudy Giulliani

Outing the client to a flummoxed interviewer on national television is clearly breaking some fundamental rules of lawyering. That alone could destroy a practice or get a lawyer disbarred.

But Cohen very unwisely launched what a superficially straightforward breach of contract lawsuit against a porn star. A canny lawyer would never have gone that route with that NDA. In the process, and by massively raising his visibility he wrecked his legal career, and is looking at jail time, which if the prosecutors prevail will be either long or longer. He may additionally play a crucial role in destroying the presidency of Donald Trump.

Now that's lawyering!

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You people have had quite a journey. At the beginning of the year, it was all about suing Stormy Daniels for $20 million for breaking a nondisclosure agreement.

I think at the very beginning it was all about Stormy Daniels being a liar and making up the affair.

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Another day, the little ones wake up and say "is he impeached yet?" Two years into the presidency and so sign of it ending. Kind of cute at first....

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Then we actually had to put facts and citations that prove our outline topics. Still no proof, just “Cohen said”. The Cohen who prosecutors want in jail because of his deceptive actions.

Being deceptive us surely part of the deal when working for "Individual 1". Considering how many times Trump has lied, I find it surprising that you would criticize another for it.

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Trump is right when he insisted that the whole saga is a witch hunt and a disgrace. The bad news for Trump is that he is gradually revealed to be a warlock.

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No, it does not.

Yes, it does - denial won't make it any different...

Funny, how they call Cohen an unreliable witness, he cooperated and yet, he didn’t fully cooperate, so now they’re putting the screws to him.

He tried to play cute, just like Manafort - but Mueller doesn't play cute, just ask John Gotti...

Even if they can prove Trump ordered Cohen to commit any financial so-called transaction, it doesn’t constitute as a crime and to even prove that will be charging for Mueller.

Some folks are in deep denial...

I know Liberals are salivating thinking that this is a Goldnuggett and so far and it’s not.

This is just the opening act, the sledge hammer is coming...

You guys really need to stop reading these liberal sites.

Translation - I only watch Hannity...

Collusion in itself is not a crime despite what Jake and Lemon are telling you.

Re-read the first paragraph...

U.S. prosecutors said on Friday President Donald Trump directed his personal lawyer to make illegal hush payments to two women ahead of the 2016 election, and also detailed a previously unknown attempt by a Russian to help the Trump campaign.

Another day, the little ones wake up and say "is he impeached yet?" Two years into the presidency and so sign of it ending. Kind of cute at first....

I guess you think being named as an unindicted co-conspirator is cute - strange, but ok....

"It says Cohen committed campaign finance violations at the “direction” of Trump. That means Trump committed a felony."

Any proof of this "at the direction of Trump"?

Mueller's going to end up in prison.

Desperation and denial, on full display...

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Cohen is probably facing decades in prison if he doesn't cooperate. 42 months looks pretty darn good in comparison to that. Reports make it sound like he is particularly cooperative.

Well, if decades vs three and a half years,sure take them.But Flynn wouldn't know more than Cohen about Trump's shifty dealings and if the reports are correct like you said,that can't be his best deal.IF he comes clean.

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Yes, it does - denial won't make it any different...

No, not denial, just don’t see any proof.

He tried to play cute, just like Manafort - but Mueller doesn't play cute, just ask John Gotti...

Or you could ask Hillary...Holder...Lerner...

Some folks are in deep denial...

Yes! Waters, Blumenthal and Spliff are just the tip of the Democrat iceberg, reality has no meaning to them.

 

Translation - I only watch Hannity... 

Yup, otherwise I would have to watch and listen to liberal talking points echo chamber, one-sided POV.

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I guess you think being named as an unindicted co-conspirator is cute - strange, but ok...

No, I just think it’s funny that liberals get excited over no there “there..

Desperation and denial, on full display

I agree! All the more reason for Mueller to desperately justify a witch hunt that’s costing about $11 million, an empty handed report on the President is NOT an option.

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Another day, the little ones wake up and say "is he impeached yet?" Two years into the presidency and so sign of it ending. Kind of cute at first....

When I first read this, I thought you referring to the sarcastic questions sometimes posted by the Trumpetes on this site.

Twoyears into the investigation and the net (or maybe that should be "nets" draw ever-closer around Trump.

There will become a point at which the scales will fall from the eyes of even those who are willingly blind to the lies and misdemeanours of Trump .

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There was no collusion! There was no collusion!

Collusion's not a crime! Collusion's not a crime!

Never mind what it says about Trump, it's not a crime!

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Gosh, politics is exciting. I wonder what kind of porn star our future presidents will choose? The highest office in the land certainly provides a wonderful example for kids. I bet more of them will strive to be president after all this.

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No, not denial, just don’t see any proof.

Mueller and the US Attorney wouldn't file these documents unless they had proof - the judge wouldn't accept them...

He tried to play cute, just like Manafort - but Mueller doesn't play cute, just ask John Gotti...

Or you could ask Hillary...Holder...Lerner...

Dodge...

Some folks are in deep denial...

Yes! Waters, Blumenthal and Spliff are just the tip of the Democrat iceberg, reality has no meaning to them.

No, just Trumpers who post here on JT....

Translation - I only watch Hannity... 

Yup, otherwise I would have to watch and listen to liberal talking points echo chamber, one-sided POV.

Yup, like Tucker Carlson who just called Trump a failure....incapable and hasn't kept his promises...

I guess you think being named as an unindicted co-conspirator is cute - strange, but ok...

No, I just think it’s funny that liberals get excited over no there “there..

There = 37 indictments and more coming...to include Don Jr...

Desperation and denial, on full display

I agree! All the more reason for Mueller to desperately justify a witch hunt that’s costing about $11 million, an empty handed report on the President is NOT an option.

It will keep going on as long as Trump officials get brought in and lie under oath....

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Any proof of this "at the direction of Trump"?

"Lol. First paragraph. Try reading instead of just trolling comments."

Yeah, here's the first paragraph:

"U.S. prosecutors said on Friday President Donald Trump directed his personal lawyer to make illegal hush payments to two women ahead of the 2016 election, and also detailed a previously unknown attempt by a Russian to help the Trump campaign."

U.S. prosecutors said. That's the proof? Lol.

What a joke of an investigation and waste of taxpayers' money. It's obvious that if a serious crime had been committed by Trump, this investigation would have been over long ago.

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So Trump fans are sticking with, “Trump never slept with these women but they were paid by his lawyer without any input from Trump and US prosecutors are lying”. Sounds about par for the course.

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The American presidential system should be looked at, despite it being the golden calf for both cartels (the only two parties that can lock out others from competing in both popular vote and electoral college). America can still retain its non-reliance on other countries (US will not do parliamentary like Canada or Germany, or collegial like Switzerland) by looking within. The US, at the local level, has many vibrant (economically good, but still high crime and strict separation zoning) cities that employ the council-manager (CM) system.

In this system, the council makes all laws and any executive actions (varies by city), while the manager stays out of politics and is purely an administrator. Why can't US have that at the national level? The president could be the national manager/administrator, leaving congress and its committees to make laws (committees, by majority vote, could do the executive orders, within their purview).

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The manager also could not express any political opinions a la a governor-general.

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Nobody is above the law. Nail them all.

If Trump was so rich, why not just spend his own money for the "hush girls" instead of using campaign cash which is carefully tracked?

He needed a better financial adviser familiar with laws around politics, govt, and campaigns. There are lots of rules around money when you work for the USgovt.

Jail time for all of them when they are found guilty, including Mr. President.

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U.S. prosecutors said. That's the proof? Lol.

Sorry, but weirdos making YouTube videos don't count.

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Mueller and the US Attorney wouldn't file these documents unless they had proof - the judge wouldn't accept them...

Doesn’t mean that Trump had anything to do with any of this, reading these memos it seems like Cohen was out to fatten his own pockets on the side....not a good thing. If Trump colluded to the point that it was a slam dunk case, we would have known about it already. This is the reason why they’re putting more pressure on Cohen, he’s not that cooperative as Mueller wanted, so now the pressure to have him compose is on..

Dodge...

That’s the liberals mantra.

No, just Trumpers who post here on JT....

as well as the haters of the President.

Yup, like Tucker Carlson who just called Trump a failure....incapable and hasn't kept his promises...

I saw that and saw how the media selected bits and parts of what he said. He also said, that the GOP are for some reason incapable of pushing Trump's policies, but want to complain about the President, so in that case, of course it makes it harder when your own party whines, but are totally inept, that is the reality and I have said many times before, I’m not a fan of the Republicans particularly and definitely NO fan of the Democrats.

There = 37 indictments and more coming...to include Don Jr...

Ok, and?

.

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Mueller, show me what you got and I'll give you a cookie.

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Well, we elected a proven scammer and known liar. It's not really surprising that so many people are going to jail.

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My advice to Trump: Better call Saul.

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The closer Mueller gets serving a dose of justice upon Trump, the louder and harder Trump's supporters will shriek without any actual evidence that Mueller is biased and corrupt.

Trump supporters would prefer to see the institutions that underpin our democracy demolished than admit Trump has any faults. They truly are members of a cult.

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reading these memos it seems like Cohen was out to fatten his own pockets on the side...

You constantly praise Truml for doing this. Why the sudden about-face? Oh, yeah, you always employ a double standard when it comes to Trump and anyone you see as a threat to Trump.

> .not a good thing. If Trump colluded to the point that it was a slam dunk case, we would have known about it already.

For the ten thousandth time: this is not how investigations work.

This is the reason why they’re putting more pressure on Cohen, he’s not that cooperative as Mueller wanted, so now the pressure to have him compose is on..

You clearly haven't read Mueller's memo regarding Cohen in which Mueller laid out the substantial cooperation of Cohen. You're getting the Mueller memo confused with the memo from the Southern District of New York. If you weren't hyper-partisan, you wouldn't be flailing around, grasping at straws trying to defend Trump, so wouldn't be conflating the memos. Better luck next time, tiger.

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Mueller, show me what you go

Um, maybe you should read the article before commenting on it.

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In November 2015, Cohen spoke with a Russian national who said he could offer the campaign "political synergy" with Russia and repeatedly proposed a meeting with Putin. Cohen did not follow up on the offer, the filing says.

Mueller also said in the filing that Cohen had provided"relevant and useful information concerning his contacts with persons connected to the White House" in 2017 and 2018.

This is collusion - we're just waiting for Mueller to Spring the trap on the "persons connected with the White House"... If history is a guide, they'll come in and lie under oath...Ivanka? Don Jr? Jared? Trump?

And The Trumpsters hero Micheal Flynn likely has already provided significant information on who these White House officials are as he was given a pass on jail for his assistance.

While Cohen implicated the president in the hush payments to two women -- adult film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal -- in his guilty plea in August in New York, the filing on Friday marked the first time federal prosecutors officially concurred.

It said Cohen made the payments in "coordination with and the direction of" Trump.

This is conspiracy - Trump committed a felony...

The Trumpsters here are in deep denial as their heads can't take the fact that their beloved leader is tied up in a web of criminal acts. They're going to need lots of Tylenol....

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Dodge...

That’s the liberals mantra.

Hallelujah!! By admitting to subscribing to the "liberals mantra", The Trumpster-in-Chief in this forum has just outed himself as a LIBERAL!

No, just Trumpers who post here on JT....

as well as the haters of the President.

Not haters, just people who recognise the Orange Idiot for what he really is, and continually, but apparently unsuccessfully, try to open the eyes of his misguided and blind acolytes.

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There = 37 indictments and more coming...to include Don Jr...

Ok, and?

When the wave finally crashes over the heads of the Orange Idiot et al, it will make the 2011 Fukushima Tsunami look like a ripple on a pond.

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 You guys really need to stop reading these liberal sites. Collusion in itself is not a crime despite what Jake and Lemon are telling you.

and those rabid dogs Hannity and friends are a reliable news source. LMFAO

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a) There was no collusion!

b) If there was collusion, I didn't know about it!

c) What is wrong with collusion?

d) Besides, everyone already knew there was collusion, and anyone who says I denied it is lying!

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"U.S. prosecutors name Trump in hush payments"

Most Americans don't give a flying about this, they do, however care about JOBS.

"detail Russian contacts"

Russia! Russia! Russia! Meanwhile Trump is actually doing something about our more formidable adversary China.

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You know, if Mueller takes out Trump and Pence, we won’t have to worry about the GOP anymore. All their heads will simultaneously implode the first time they have to say “President Pelosi.”

https://www.politicususa.com/2018/12/06/mueller-hints-that-mike-pence-may-be-indicted-soon.html

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"You know, if Mueller takes out Trump and Pence"

He's not. He doesn't have the evidence required to indict Trump.

"All their heads will simultaneously implode the first time they have to say “President Pelosi.”

If Nancy Pelosi were ever to be sworn in as POTUS ( it's not gonna happen ), if your head doesn't implode there's something seriously wrong with you.

"Mueller hints that Mike Pence may be indicted soon"

Har!

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Enrique Caruso has nothing on Michaels Flynn and Cohen! Innocent or guilty? -- GUILTY! And what shall we do with them? -- LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP! Inside the Oval Office: "And now the end is clear, and so I face the final curtain..." Over to you, last few Trump supporters!

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Enrique Caruso has nothing on Michaels Flynn and Cohen! Innocent or guilty? -- GUILTY! And what shall we do with them? -- LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP! Inside the Oval Office

What?

: "And now the end is clear, and so I face the final curtain..." Over to you, last few Trump supporters.

A few supporters? Lol

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@bass4funk

Yes, there are only a few supporters of Trump here. You are almost alone. Sorry, I didn't talk to you for a while. When I came to realize that you were a die-hard Trump Supporter, I knew your soul was beyond recovery. You can go defending him till the cows come home but we are going to prosecute him. He is exposed already. Hard truth? Yes, it is. Have a glass a water. Trump is the most corrupt traitor America has ever seen. After his Presidency is over it will take to heal and more time to forget. You should start saving your energy.

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