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Thursday, September 19, 2019

A GOP group critical of President Donald Trump is now targeting Vice President Mike Pence to call out what it considers corruption in the administration.

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Trump may not know how, but Pence should know how to spell 'hypocrite,' being one and all ...

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-19 03:07 AM | Reply

Is it possible to shame a pod person? Don't think so.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-19 09:08 AM | Reply

So long as I can be around his dreamy alpha male bronziness who cares?

- Mike Pounce.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-09-19 09:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Check out the ad the Republican organization "Rule of Law" is running about Pence and his silence on Trump's enriching himself through the presidency.

VIDEO: www.youtube.com">Corruption Won't Make America Great Again

One of the group's board members is Peter Rusthoven, a Republican from Pence's home state of Indiana who has known and liked the vice president for decades. Pence officiated at his remarriage.

"I do think it's a legitimate point to be made," said Rusthoven, an Indianapolis lawyer who worked in the Reagan administration. "This is the kind of thing that, as the vice president's own video clips from the campaign show, Republicans were outspoken about during the Clinton years."

The new ad highlights examples of foreign governments frequenting Trump properties. It includes snippets from the 2016 campaign showing Pence saying it would be a conflict of interest for Clinton to accept foreign and corporate donations to her foundation if she were president.

But "when it comes to President Trump's conflicts of interest," the ad said, "all Mike Pence has to say is, `Who cares?'"

The new ad highlights examples of foreign governments frequenting Trump properties. It includes snippets from the 2016 campaign showing Pence saying it would be a conflict of interest for Clinton to accept foreign and corporate donations to her foundation if she were president.

But "when it comes to President Trump's conflicts of interest," the ad said, "all Mike Pence has to say is, `Who cares?'"


#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-19 10:13 AM | Reply

Don't worry, I'm told things have been corrupt before, like the Tammany Hall era.

Because, you know, comparing now to the textbook example of political corruption that was so bad it caused significant changes doesn't at all raise any alarms from those saying it.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-19 11:01 AM | Reply

After trump is gone, repubs will all pretend they never joined his cult and go back to being offended enraged by every thing a democrat does, even if it's 1/1000th as bad as trump.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-19 11:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

After trump is gone, repubs will all pretend they never joined his cult and go back to being offended enraged by every thing a democrat does, even if it's 1/1000th as bad as trump.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

Isn't that the truth?! Did you notice how many avowed Republicans became "libertarians" during and after W's disastrous presidency? Like horses painting themselves to look like zebras ...

#7 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-19 11:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

After trump is gone, repubs will all pretend they never joined his cult and go back to being offended enraged by every thing a democrat does, even if it's 1/1000th as bad as trump.

#6 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Yep. Just as it's already hard to find anyone who admits they voted for GW.

#8 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-09-19 03:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Not mentioned is that the Clinton Foundation is a real charity while the Donald J. Trump Foundation was a fraud. Much like Trump University. Trump is a fraudster.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-20 09:33 AM | Reply

"Because, you know, comparing now to the textbook example of political corruption that was so bad it caused significant changes doesn't at all raise any alarms from those saying it."

Big diffence today. Back then politics became irrelevant in the face of obvious corruption. Today, Trump voters are completely aware of the corruption but don't care because their side is winning. It's a game to them and winning is everything.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-20 09:35 AM | Reply

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"Not mentioned is that the Clinton Foundation is a real charity while the Donald J. Trump Foundation was a fraud. Much like Trump University. Trump is a fraudster.

#9 | POSTED BY DANNI "

LOL Only 6% of the money the Clinton Foundation goes to actual charity.

"Asked for backup, the CARLY for America super PAC noted that the Clinton Foundation's latest IRS Form 990 shows total revenue of nearly $149 million in 2013, and total charitable grant disbursements of nearly $9 million (see page 10). That comes to roughly 6 percent of the budget going to grants. And besides those grants, the super PAC said, "there really isn't anything that can be categorized as charitable."

www.factcheck.org

#11 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-20 09:44 AM | Reply

Goatman, do yourself a favor and read your own link. In the first paragraph it says Carly got it wrong.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-20 01:31 PM | Reply

#12 another source

www.washingtontimes.com

#13 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-20 01:39 PM | Reply

From your first link:

"Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says that "so little" of the charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation "actually go to charitable works" " a figure CARLY for America later put at about 6 percent of its annual revenues " but Fiorina is simply wrong.

Fiorina and others are referring only to the amount donated by the Clinton Foundation to outside charities, ignoring the fact that most of the Clinton Foundation's charitable work is performed in-house. One independent philanthropy watchdog did an analysis of Clinton Foundation funding and concluded that about 89 percent of its funding went to charity."

When I have a choice of links I'll choose FactCheck.org over Washington Times every time. Thanks for the Factcheck link. Very informative.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-20 01:41 PM | Reply

#12, it's also very interesting that the Clinton foundation donations have plummeted when Hillary became a washed up has been. They were at their peak when she was SoS and looked like she had the Oval Office under her belt.. Funny how that worked.

nypost.com

#15 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-20 01:42 PM | Reply

"Funny how that worked."

After losing the election I doubt she felt much like fund raising.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-20 02:03 PM | Reply

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