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If you're keeping score:

Criminal charges per administration since 1970:

TRUMP: +100 (so far)
OBAMA: 0
GWB: 16
CLINTON: 2
GHWB: 1
REAGAN: 26
CARTER: 1
FORD: 1
NIXON: 76

If you're counting:
R's: 220
D's: 3

(from Thorsten @Airvooocht)

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When Republicans go big they go Bigly!

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Is it really any surprise. R's believe that its not a crime, unethical, or immoral as long as you don't get caught. Problem is they are not smart enough to avoid getting caught.

t1nick Level 8 Jan 31, 2019
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It’s really rather disappointing that we are so stupid, electorally.

Tom08030 Level 4 Jan 31, 2019

Not all of us... some of them may have tossed a coin, in order to not have to overwork their brain!

@Freedompath he got elected, so all of us didn’t work hard enough

@Tom08030 ...that ‘free will,’ overrides even threats of doom, most times! I heard reputable people giving serious and sensible breakdowns on what was coming down the pike...and one of dearest friends, says to me, ‘well I guess I am part of the deplorables!’ At that time I had not heard about the algorithms...no, I worked hard! In this case, there were forces beyond our capabilities! Artificial ones!

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The orange fiasco is so much worse than the Nixon fiasco.

Novelty Level 8 Jan 31, 2019
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And if you think about it, what kind of. Crimes are we talking about??? A blow job in the House ( Clinton ) , an illegal war ( G W B ) !!!

To a Republican the BJ is worse (as long as it's a Dem BJ).

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Is this an indicator of how committed the GOP is to staying in power, “no matter what it takes”?

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Wow! We're way ahead! WAY AHEAD!!!!
GOP! GOP! GOP!!!!
Is this just the halftime score?

You kook!

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As if facts matter.

Never let pesky facts get in the way of how you feel! (and vote)......

@bigpawbullets Emo-cracy. Vote with your feelings, not with your logic based on those pesky facts.

@DarrelScott haha. Very funny.

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Whoever isn’t profitable for government can get impeached and imprisoned. Same with Nixon and Reagan
Number of criminal allegations is more likely an established American bull shit

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Just proves the Dems are really really really good at making accusations. Not so good at backing up accusations.

Criminal charges!

@jerry99 Which is the legal term for accusation. Conviction is the legal term for confirmed/supported by evidence.

The list is long and getting longer with more convictions and plea deals to come.

The following is a list of people who have been indicted or convicted or are being investigated:

** On Sept. 7, George Papadopoulos, a former campaign adviser to Trump, was sentenced to 14 days in prison. He had pleaded guilty in October to lying to FBI agents about the timing and significance of his contacts, including a professor who told him the Russians had “dirt” on Trump’s Democratic presidential rival, Hillary Clinton.

According to documents released with his guilty plea, Papadopoulos offered to help set up a meeting with then-candidate Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

** On Aug. 31, Samuel Patten, 47, an American who is the business partner of a Russian national accused by the special counsel’s office of having ties to Russian intelligence, pleaded guilty to unregistered lobbying for a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine. He also agreed to cooperate with investigators.

** On Aug. 21, Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court in New York to campaign finance violations and other charges, saying he made payments to influence the 2016 election at the direction of a candidate for federal office. The deal included a possible prison sentence of up to five years and three months.

** Also on Aug. 21, a jury in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, found former Trump campaign chairman Manafort guilty on eight of 18 charges of filing false tax returns, failing to disclose his offshore bank accounts and bank fraud. The judge declared a mistrial on the remaining 10 counts, which were dismissed as part of Manafort’s plea deal on Sept. 14 in a second case against him in Washington.

** Michael Flynn, a former national security adviser to Trump who was also a close campaign aide, pleaded guilty in December to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russia and agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation. Mueller and Flynn’s defense team last month asked for more time before Flynn is sentenced.

** Rick Gates, a former deputy campaign chairman for Trump, pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and agreed to cooperate with the Mueller investigation.

** Alex Van der Zwaan, a lawyer who once worked closely with Manafort and Gates, pleaded guilty in February to lying to Mueller’s investigators about contacts with an official in the Trump election campaign. Van der Zwaan, the Dutch son-in-law of one of Russia’s richest men, was sentenced on April 3 to 30 days in prison and fined $20,000.

Stone faces judge as Mueller prepares evidence
** Twelve Russian intelligence officers were indicted by a federal grand jury on July 13, accused of hacking Democratic Party computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Trump. The Russian government has repeatedly denied meddling in the election.

** Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were indicted in Mueller’s investigation in February, accused of tampering in the 2016 election to support Trump.

** Richard Pinedo, who was not involved with the Trump campaign, pleaded guilty in a case related to the Mueller probe in February to aiding and abetting interstate and foreign identity fraud by creating, buying and stealing hundreds of bank account numbers that he sold to individuals to use with large digital payment companies. Pinedo “made a mistake” but “had absolutely no knowledge” about who was buying the information or their motivations, his lawyer said. Sources familiar with the indictment said Pinedo was named as helping Russian conspirators launder money as well as purchase Facebook ads and pay for rally supplies.

** Konstantin Kilimnik, a Manafort aide in Ukraine and political operative with alleged ties to Russian intelligence, was charged on June 8 with tampering with witnesses about their past lobbying for Ukraine’s former pro-Russian government.
[reuters.com]

@jerry99 And still nothing on Trump himself. So charges against Trump 0.

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What matters are the convictions!

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Obama allegedly broke around 76 laws. For sure some are carried over from Bush . But Obama was more than fine with spying on Americans without a warrent. So to make it seen like Obama is some Saint is simply b.s. sir.

KenWG Level 3 Jan 31, 2019
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Wow!

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And the GOP are the moralizers.

So are the dems; just a different morality.

.when you are ‘saved’...your sins are constantly being forgiven, you see!

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This can also be read as the Dem's are better at covering their tracks than the Rep's. smile009.gif

So you're saying the Dems are smarter? I guess that's true regardless.

@jerry99
Or maybe just more ashamed of their actions that they would put more effort into covering them up! LOL

Given the ferocity with which the Repubs went after Hillary, I don't think any Dem was got a free ride. Remember how they criticized Obama for using fancy mustard?

@TheMiddleWay Dems, are no where near in the Republican ball park! The Republicans, see the whole world different than Dems! Study their behavior!

@Freedompath
"The Republicans, see the whole world different than Dems!"
Of course they do. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Both have valid points to their worldview and both have invalid points to their worldview.
It's sad that we've become so fanatical in our support of one and attack on the other that we throw out the baby with the bath water no matter which baby you support. smile003.gif

@TheMiddleWay ‘study their behaviors!’ The answer is there, not in my opinion!

@Freedompath
I have. Like I said, they each have viewpoints I consider valid and viewpoints I consider invalid. It's sad to me that our current political mentality is "all or nothing" with no room for compromise on either side.

@TheMiddleWay if all that you are evaluating is their view points, you are not getting to the ‘meat’ of what ‘they’ stand for or against! There is much said and done that is boring or only reported on the ‘backpages! It takes an enormous amount of information to see just...’some of the truth!’ It is so easy to say, ‘let’s all get along’ or in your case, ‘no room to comprise on either side!’ Sure, I have an orange, and I will give you half...try and find that working in any political venue! It ain’t going to happen! Some people want more than their fair share and expect the other party to give more, and most of the time it is because, they think their’s is the ’bestist,’ idea...not to mention they may have some mega-donor, that has added pressure to get certain results! Politics is not that simple!!

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This shows the depth and history of the Deep State! smile009.gif

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Hello how are you?

Fanou Level 3 Feb 1, 2019
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I am not surprised by this

ajr715 Level 6 Jan 31, 2019
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