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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Charles Leerhsen, a ghostwriter who got contributing credit on the cover of Trump's book "Surviving at the Top," weighed in on the FBI's unannounced search of Mar-a-Lago on Monday. "As a former Trump ghostwriter (mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa) I feel obligated to point out that Trump may have taken documents that he intended to sell as presidential memorabilia," Leerhsen said.

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This is one of the more tame explanations for Trump's behavior. Some of the "memorabilia" was of value to foreign powers.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2022-08-10 10:19 AM | Reply

It's all about the grift. Whether to suckers here or abroad.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-10 11:25 AM | Reply

Grifters be a' griftin'.

New book Confidence Man

www.wbur.org

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-10 12:49 PM | Reply

Memorabilia? Geesh! Is that going to be Trump's new defense tactic?

Leerhsen must be talking about a different Trump because that's not the one we know.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-08-10 01:04 PM | Reply

I bet there are the shards of broken pieces of historically significant art he destroyed in his many temper tantrums.

He's that big of a classless pig.

#5 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-08-10 01:23 PM | Reply

Trump liked to hire eastern Europeans as staff so he and his members would not have to deal with people from the local labor force. That is not the place for a bunch of classified documents.

#6 | Posted by TenMile at 2022-08-10 01:39 PM | Reply

"Trump liked to hire eastern Europeans as staff wives..."

#7 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-08-10 02:07 PM | Reply

In 1990, Spy sent 13-cent checks to the world's richest people. Only two cashed them: an arms dealer & Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/f6Kjt1hMYp

" Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) August 4, 2016

#8 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-08-10 02:10 PM | Reply

I don't see anything in the constitution that prohibits someone from selling government documents as memorabilia

No crisis to see here.

Can we just get back to having an "honest" discussion about how Biden is destroying everything and the GOP are just victims of an out of control, Obama loving media

- - jeffbellberly

#9 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-08-10 02:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Apropos?

fmr Pres Trump's presidential library...

Cartoon
www.usnews.com

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-10 03:21 PM | Reply

Great new ad asking Donald... "Who was it that gave you up to the Feds, Donald?"

one minute

www.youtube.com

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-10 03:45 PM | Reply

Any other POTUS is American history and I would say "no way", and that the title of this thread is bogus. With Trump though you would have to be a fool not to believe he has least thought about it.

How did we ever elect this lowly, undignified POS to be POTUS?

#12 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-08-10 03:50 PM | Reply

-How did we ever elect this lowly, undignified POS to be POTUS?

Easy......2 steps.

1. put him on the ballot
2. make Hillary the other option

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2022-08-10 03:53 PM | Reply

It is difficult to minimize the role HRC played in getting Trump elected. She ran a horrible campaign that ignored large, winnable swaths of the country in the midwest and purple States. Winning the majority of votes is meaningless if you do not win the EC.

#14 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-08-10 03:58 PM | Reply

-She ran a horrible campaign that ignored large, winnable swaths of the country in the midwest and purple States. Winning the majority of votes is meaningless if you do not win the EC.

very well said. I wasn't hammering her personally so much as how her campaign was run.

#15 | Posted by eberly at 2022-08-10 03:59 PM | Reply

-How did we ever elect this lowly, undignified POS to be POTUS?
Easy......2 steps.
1. put him on the ballot
2. make Hillary the other option

#13 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2022-08-10 03:53 PM | REPLY

Ah, yes. We're back to "but, her emails."

*Sigh* If only the Democrats hadn't FORCED you to vote for Trump.

By the way, did you hear? The "mob takes the Fifth."

#16 | Posted by anton at 2022-08-10 04:00 PM | Reply

@#11

One of their better ads.

#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-10 04:01 PM | Reply

-*Sigh* If only the Democrats hadn't FORCED you to vote for Trump.

I voted for Hillary.

The "her emails" can be classified as a successful strategy for Trump. Even though it was lies.

#18 | Posted by eberly at 2022-08-10 04:02 PM | Reply

-By the way, did you hear? The "mob takes the Fifth."

I don't know where you would think I believe Trump is innocent of anything.

#19 | Posted by eberly at 2022-08-10 04:03 PM | Reply

I don't know where you would think I believe Trump is innocent of anything.

#19 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2022-08-10 04:03 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

I don't. I think you knowingly voted for an obvious con artist and criminal.

#20 | Posted by anton at 2022-08-10 04:09 PM | Reply

Ah... making this about Hillary.

Obfuscation noted, including the rewrite of history:

fivethirtyeight.com

#21 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-10 04:10 PM | Reply

-I think you knowingly voted for an obvious con artist and criminal.

Oh...okay.

#22 | Posted by eberly at 2022-08-10 04:10 PM | Reply

The "her emails" can be classified as a successful strategy for Trump. Even though it was lies.

#18 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2022-08-10 04:02 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

True. Many MAGAts are pitifully stupid and gullible.
On the other hand, many people voted for Trump knowing he's an all-but-convicted felon.
His strategy worked on the dumb and the amoral.

#23 | Posted by anton at 2022-08-10 04:13 PM | Reply

-His strategy worked on the dumb and the amoral.

including me......LOL

#24 | Posted by eberly at 2022-08-10 04:16 PM | Reply

Trump May have Planned to Sell Secret Docs as Memorabilia

Of course that's possible. But given his knack for almost always doing things in a way that happens to harm the United States, its institutions, and its national security, i'd be willing to bet the buyers for his highly classified "memorabilia" were places like China and Russia.

#25 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-10 04:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Vlad would have gladly agreed to swap a Trump Moscow Hotel permit for the right top secrets.

Just sayin'.

#26 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-10 04:45 PM | Reply

No, trump was planning to sell classified info to Russia and other enemies of America.

#27 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-10 05:17 PM | Reply

Of course, Trump would sell classified info to make a buck. You don't think Jared Kushner got $2 billion from the Saudis because they think he's a nice guy, do you?:

Saudi Arabia's crown prince reportedly bragged about having Jared Kushner 'in his pocket' after being told classified information meant for Trump:

www.businessinsider.com

Yeah but nobody cares say the same people who are obsessed with Hunter Biden's laptop.

#28 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-08-10 06:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

'May' now there is a heavy legal definition.....

#29 | Posted by MSgt at 2022-08-10 10:23 PM | Reply

"Memorabilia", huh? Is that what the Russians are calling it?

LOL.

Speaking of Russians and Trump, some Russians are pretty PO'd about Trump's FBI raid...

#30 | Posted by horstngraben at 2022-08-10 10:32 PM | Reply

If Trump had any classified documents still in his possession then he indeed was in violation of the law.

Trump's security clearance was not extended by Biden once the presidency passed at Inauguration. If Trump simply possesses classified documents it's a no-no. That's why the National Archives finally said enough is enough, and it is likely that Trump had classified national security documents - possibly with the intent to distribute - which is expanded upon in the article.

#31 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-08-10 10:48 PM | Reply

#29 | POSTED BY MSGT AT 2022-08-10 10:23 PM | FLAG: I-D-I-O-T

#32 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-11 01:53 AM | Reply

Guess who signed the bill in 2018 that made what Trump did a felony?

Why the Trump search warrant is nothing like Hillary's emails

"... signed a law in 2018 that stiffened the penalty for the unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents from one year to five years, turning it into a felony offense."

www.politico.com

#33 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-08-11 03:07 AM | Reply

R's are hard on crime and also have a hard time remembering not to commit them.

#34 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-08-11 05:32 PM | Reply

The Washington Post is reporting that seized documents (that Trump could and should have returned after multiple requests and a June subpoena) included top secret information on U.S. nuclear weapons.

Classified documents relating to nuclear weapons were among the items FBI agents sought in a search of former president Donald Trump's Florida residence on Monday, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Experts in classified information said the unusual search underscores deep concern among government officials about the types of information they thought could be located at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club and potentially in danger of falling into the wrong hands.

www.washingtonpost.com


#35 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-08-12 01:30 AM | Reply

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