Monday, August 15, 2016

Do You Think Anyone Will Care?

From CBS News this morning:

"Report: Pro-Russian party earmarked $12.7M in cash for Trump campaign chair...There are new accusations about Donald Trump's campaign chairman and his ties to alleged corruption in Ukraine. The New York Times is out with a report showing Paul Manafort may have received more than $12 million in "undisclosed cash payments" from a pro-Russian political party while a consultant in Ukraine from 2007 to 2012."

Nothing to see here, folks...just move along.  I mean, it is just so inconceivable that a Republican candidate for President could be a tool of our biggest enemy, right?  Now, we all know that every Democrat is just a Communist in disguise, but Republicans are Patriots, who would never, say, work with Russian spies to undermine our country's democratic system, or take millions for...what?

Like I say, people, time to get back to Hillary's e-mails.

6 comments:

Paul Wartenberg said...

I dunno. This one has more than smoke to it. There's the argument Manafort should have registered with the DOJ as a foreign agent (he hadn't), and there's the fact this is part of a criminal investigation.

Any further digging into Manafort's ties to the Putin-backed Ukrainians can well reveal deeper ties to Russia that would make Manafort a massive liability and security risk (than he already is, which is pretty bad). It'd be a bad enough situation that the DOJ and/or Dept. of State would have to act to investigate Trump's whole campaign. Trump may fight it, and he'll claim "oh it's a conspiracy they're rigging the election they're faking the evidence" but every clear-eyed person on the planet is going to recognize it's a legit investigation.

It *could* be enough for the RNC to invoke the clause giving them power to dump a candidate. It'd be too little too late - and every possibility of Trump supporters going on a rampage - but it would end this particular nightmare.

Green Eagle said...

Well, we'll see, but given the collaboration of the Republican party to cover up the ludicrous unsuitability of virtually every Republican candidate in the last half century (Nixon, Reagan, Bush II, Romney,) I'm still betting that Trump will get a pass on this and more before it's all over.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Trump = Putin's Punk A$$ Bitch...

Jerry Critter said...

Trump supports his sources of money. Right now, it looks like that source is Russia.

Green Eagle said...

And unfortunately, like some loser who gets in debt to the mob and then has to do what they tell him to, Trump may very well have no choice but to betray us to Putin. Great quality for a President, huh? And yet 40% of the people in the country seem to be all for it.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Looks liek Trump got his Russian pals to hack the NSA. That's freedumb lovin' patriotism right there, doncha know!!! Trump can seeRussian Money from his house