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    The truth is about to catch up to Trump

    Today is the deadline for President Trump to file his financial disclosure form for 2017. That fact may seem trivially bureaucratic, but lurking at its core is a dilemma for Trump that continues to metastasize into something ever more grotesque. They need to submit this form shows that in the Stormy Daniels matter, Trump has been boxed in by his lawyer (sic) Rudy Giuliani — and by his own tweets — with no good way out.

    But the Daniels story is being driven to no small degree by Trump himself — by his efforts to outrun the facts, and by the ways in which those facts are catching up with him. And Trump’s financial disclosure report will be an important marker in that tale.

    Here’s the problem for Trump: He needs to decide whether to disclose the debt he incurred to his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, when Cohen paid $130,000 to Daniels just before the election, buying her silence about their alleged affair. Trump did not disclose this debt in the financial disclosure form he filed one year ago — back when this payment, and Trump’s reimbursement of it, remained unknown.


    But thanks to Giuliani, we now know that Trump did, in fact, incur this debt to Cohen. In January, the Wall Street Journal broke the news of Cohen’s payment to Daniels. But it was Giuliani who recently admitted to Sean Hannity that Trump had paid Cohen back, which forced Trump to issue two tweets acknowledging that he agreed to reimburse Cohen for the payment via a “monthly retainer.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...=.b5ed9861cfc9

    Oh look

    Today, the President filed his annual financial disclosure report with OGE and it is currently under review.

    https://twitter.com/OfficeGovEthics/...15567702978560

    About time.

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    Our White House is being run by an organized crime family, and it's not even a particularly competent one.

    #Sad
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Our White House is being run by an organized crime family, and it's not even a particularly competent one.

    #Sad
    ya, think? He can't even get a good barber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    ya, think? He can't even get a good barber.


    He should hire Paulie Walnuts' barber.

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    This is FOR SURE worth checking out - if you care about these kinds of things (I know I do)

    Welcome to the Trump Conflicts of Interest Project, a resource the Sunlight Foundation has built with the public and the press. Given the global reach of President Donald J. Trump’s business empire and his refusal to disclose his tax returns and divest from the Trump Organization to focus on public service, the United States of America needs the public to actively monitor who’s actually being served by his presidency

    The American public – his constituents – can start to answer those questions once we identify the specific transactions related to the myriad potential conflicts he brings to office. You can explore what we’ve found in the spreadsheet embedded below

    https://sunlightfoundation.com/2017/...s-of-interest/

    Wow, that spreadsheet is so big!!!

    not that I'm shocked by that
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    Am I understanding this right; trump is going to be impeached because he paid a hooker to keep quiet about something that happened 10+ years ago between consenting adults?

    Seriously, I thought it was the republicans that were more associated with puritans.

    Not sure what the topic of debate is, but if I were anti-trump, I would be very cautious about opening that stormy Pandora's box. Once it's open, you may not like what is exposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    This is FOR SURE worth checking out - if you care about these kinds of things (I know I do)

    Welcome to the Trump Conflicts of Interest Project, a resource the Sunlight Foundation has built with the public and the press. Given the global reach of President Donald J. Trump’s business empire and his refusal to disclose his tax returns and divest from the Trump Organization to focus on public service, the United States of America needs the public to actively monitor who’s actually being served by his presidency

    The American public – his constituents – can start to answer those questions once we identify the specific transactions related to the myriad potential conflicts he brings to office. You can explore what we’ve found in the spreadsheet embedded below

    https://sunlightfoundation.com/2017/...s-of-interest/

    Wow, that spreadsheet is so big!!!

    not that I'm shocked by that
    This one is intriguing...what did he do to get a "pension" from SAG? Aren't today's GOPers the new "union busters"?

    Pres. Trump earns a pension from the Screen Actors Guild. His income from the pension was $84,292 as listed on his 2017 financial disclosure.
    The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) was an American labor union which represented over 100,000 film and television principal and background performers worldwide. On March 30, 2012, the union leadership announced that the SAG membership voted to merge with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) to create SAG-AFTRA.

    Screen Actors Guild
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Today is the deadline for President Trump to file his financial disclosure form for 2017. That fact may seem trivially bureaucratic, but lurking at its core is a dilemma for Trump that continues to metastasize into something ever more grotesque. They need to submit this form shows that in the Stormy Daniels matter, Trump has been boxed in by his lawyer (sic) Rudy Giuliani — and by his own tweets — with no good way out.

    But the Daniels story is being driven to no small degree by Trump himself — by his efforts to outrun the facts, and by the ways in which those facts are catching up with him. And Trump’s financial disclosure report will be an important marker in that tale.

    Here’s the problem for Trump: He needs to decide whether to disclose the debt he incurred to his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, when Cohen paid $130,000 to Daniels just before the election, buying her silence about their alleged affair. Trump did not disclose this debt in the financial disclosure form he filed one year ago — back when this payment, and Trump’s reimbursement of it, remained unknown.


    But thanks to Giuliani, we now know that Trump did, in fact, incur this debt to Cohen. In January, the Wall Street Journal broke the news of Cohen’s payment to Daniels. But it was Giuliani who recently admitted to Sean Hannity that Trump had paid Cohen back, which forced Trump to issue two tweets acknowledging that he agreed to reimburse Cohen for the payment via a “monthly retainer.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...=.b5ed9861cfc9

    Oh look

    Today, the President filed his annual financial disclosure report with OGE and it is currently under review.

    https://twitter.com/OfficeGovEthics/...15567702978560

    About time.
    Republicans being the corrupt assholes they are, don't care and want him to ignore the rule of law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Am I understanding this right; trump is going to be impeached because he paid a hooker to keep quiet about something that happened 10+ years ago between consenting adults?

    Seriously, I thought it was the republicans that were more associated with puritans.

    Not sure what the topic of debate is, but if I were anti-trump, I would be very cautious about opening that stormy Pandora's box. Once it's open, you may not like what is exposed.
    It's not the crime, it's the cover up. Read a book sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friday13 View Post
    This one is intriguing...what did he do to get a "pension" from SAG? Aren't today's GOPers the new "union busters"?

    Wow! Trump really is just like Reagan, isn't he?

    An anti-union union man. Oh well... He got his. The rest of y'all can just go fuck yourselves.
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