"the Mooch"

teazer

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Do I remember reading that Trump was refused a license to operate a casino in Australia years ago because of his alleged ties to organized crime?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/16/trumps-bid-for-sydney-casino-30-years-ago-rejected-due-to-mafia-connections

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/16/trump-mafia-connections-blocked-bid-to-open-sydney-casino-30-years-ago.html
 

J-Rod10

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I'd venture to guess that 30 years ago, there weren't many high profile New Yorkers/Atlantic City-ians that didn't have mob ties.

Probably still aren't.
 

carnivorous chicken

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Interesting analysis in the NYT re Guiliani's revelations. Are they flying by the seat of their pants? Are they announcing this to cover up a bigger bombshell? Or is this part of some intricate plan? Hard to believe it's the latter, and it looks like admissions to real crimes are forthcoming (although I've thought that for a few months -- and we plod on).
 

J-Rod10

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Long stretch of silence there as the Koreans have been heaping praise on Captain Cheeto, talks of a Nobel Prize in the future if all this goes through, etc.
 

datadavid

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Re: "the Mooch"

J-Rod10 said:
Long stretch of silence there as the Koreans have been heaping praise on Captain Cheeto, talks of a Nobel Prize in the future if all this goes through, etc.
Well, his self confidence is almost up there with good ol kim jong, they do love strong leaders!
 

sav0r

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Some big bomb shells these last few days. Pure craziness. Imagine how boring the next president is going to be...
 

J-Rod10

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Wonder if we could actually see Kerry arrested for treason?

Seems he's actively working against the administration with the Iranians on his own time.
 

stroker crazy

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At a 2016 campaign rally, Trump said “The mob takes the fifth amendment, If you’re innocent, why are you taking the fifth amendment?”
 

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https://www.cnn.com/2015/03/10/politics/tom-cotton-iran-letter-logan-act/index.html Kerry is within his rights to keep in contact with regarding national security. Trump is getting a lot of pressure from Israel to tear up the deal, removing a block to a war, that will give them more territory.
 

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J-Rod10

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What rights? He is no longer Sec of State, no longer holds any office, and is not registered as a agent of the state.
 

irk miller

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It's common practice for former Sec of State to continue communications with counterparts from other countries. Until Trump pulls us out, the Iran deal is current US policy, so Kerry is not out of line to lobby Congress or meet with European officials on it's behalf.
 

J-Rod10

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irk miller said:
It's common practice for former Sec of State to continue communications with counterparts from other countries. Until Trump pulls us out, the Iran deal is current US policy, so Kerry is not out of line to lobby Congress or meet with European officials on it's behalf.
Wouldn't that be akin to colluding with foreign governments?

He has no role in the current administrations government, and is acting counter to what they are doing. His spokesperson has said he is in violation of the Logan Act, but it doesn't matter, because they don't enforce that law.
 

irk miller

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J-Rod10 said:
Wouldn't that be akin to colluding with foreign governments?

He has no role in the current administrations government, and is acting counter to what they are doing. His spokesperson has said he is in violation of the Logan Act, but it doesn't matter, because they don't enforce that law.
If they actually pull us out of the nuclear deal, then it would be in violation of the Logan Act to continue to promote the deal or conditions counter to the administration. But, we are currently a signatory of the deal and we currently follow the guidelines of the deal. So Kerry is promoting current US policy. Just because Trump spouts it as a bad deal doesn't mean we don't actually agree with conditions laid out.
 

J-Rod10

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One unilaterally put us in it. Another can just as easily get us out of it, apparently.


The JCPOA didn't address Iran's ballistic missile program. It didn't stop Iran's other misbehavior in the Middle East. Key provisions of the agreement expire after 10 to 15 years. And it rewarded Iran by unfreezing its assets frozen by years of U.S. sanctions.

It really was a bad deal from the start, though. Iran got their cake, and got to eat it too.
 

J-Rod10

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Just curious, Stroker, is it a bad move solely because Trump made it?

It was a shit deal. It should have never been made to begin with.
 
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