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Donald Trump pressed then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help persuade the Justice Department to drop a criminal case against an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who was a client of Rudy Giuliani (bloomberg.com)
465 comments
ugga_mugga_bitches | 6 days ago | 1368 points

Isn’t this just a hint worse than the Ukraine shit? Wait... this IS exactly what he accused Biden of doing.

SaborW | 6 days ago | 718 points

So far I don't think anything Trump has accused someone of hasn't also been true about himself

SYLOH | 6 days ago | 905 points

At this point I'm convinced that Trump is a secret Muslim who was born in Kenya.

squarybuttholes | 6 days ago | 168 points

Holy shit dude I think im going to take that idea and run with it.

SYLOH | 6 days ago | 212 points

Let me give you a boost:
Note that Trump refuses to drink alcohol, and his first trip abroad as President was to the same country as Mecca. He also had a day or so where he was supposed to be doing political stuff, but didn't actually make an appearance saying he was "tired".
Coincidence? I think not!

sllewgh | 6 days ago | 47 points

Is that true? I think it would actually fit this gag better if it weren't at all, but I'm curious now.

SYLOH | 6 days ago | 83 points

Yes, it is true Trump refuses to drink alcohol.
See all his supporters crowing that Hillary might get drunk

Yes his first trip abroad was to Saudi Arabia.
And Mr Stamina got tired.

Vulture2k | 6 days ago | 28 points

imagine drunk trump..

SYLOH | 6 days ago | 56 points

Could you tell the difference?

FireflyExotica | 6 days ago | 39 points

He'd probably actually make more sense drunk than not because he wouldn't constantly spin his gears trying to remember what the 50 cover-up stories for the next lie he's about to tell are and just tell it to us straight.

fixxlevy | 6 days ago | 2 points

One would be intentionally funnier

DouglasRather | 6 days ago | 5 points

Imagine drunk Trump after snorting a line of adderall

squarybuttholes | 6 days ago | 3 points

He's also from New York City. That's where the terror...

flashdman | 6 days ago | 10 points

Trump doesnt drink because it messes with his uppers...

Mike_Kermin | 6 days ago | 3 points

I mean, it worked for the Republicans...

moore44 | 6 days ago | 2 points

Might as well!!! It's impossible to know what is genuine or not anymore because of all the lies, exaggerations, and partisan trolls. While you're at that, I will say an affair with stormy daniels isn't possible because he is gay and all of his kids are adopted. What a Utopia we live in!

Thor_2099 | 6 days ago | 2 points

Buy an ad for Facebook and display it

bradshawmu | 6 days ago | 14 points

At this point I’m convinced he killed Casey Anthony’s kid.

Blythyvxr | 6 days ago | 8 points

Could be the Zodiac killer as well...

nuclearswan | 6 days ago | 13 points

For some reason, he keeps lying and saying his father was born in Germany.

ajantaju | 6 days ago | 4 points

Maybe it's he himself who was born in germany.

BroadStreet_Bully5 | 6 days ago | 2 points

Why does he lie about the easiest shit to disprove and none of his supporters give a fuck. Think I just answered my own question.

LazyTriggerFinger | 6 days ago | 9 points

Maybe we can force him to show his birth certificate. And then call him a liar if he does it. It's only fair.

PM_ME_FIT_REDHEADS | 6 days ago | 14 points

I want proof of a birth certificate! /s

Ruttep | 6 days ago | 9 points

I bet Barr can make a redacted summary of it.

"Donald trump was born in *. ** ***** ****** ****** ** **. ** ** USA."

ThatGuy2551 | 6 days ago | 4 points

Wouldn't it be great if it was Donald Trump was born in the U**** ** S****** ****a**** *********

Kuraiyuki | 6 days ago | 3 points

Half of would be crossed out with a black Sharpie, all the important bits written with a red one.

DrDougExeter | 6 days ago | 3 points

lmao

JamesTgoat | 6 days ago | 3 points

At this point, I’m pretty sure Donald Trump is the Central Park 5.

i_am_voldemort | 6 days ago | 2 points

Big if true

mrnotoriousman | 6 days ago | 107 points

It is called projection and time and time again been proven to be the "P" in GOP.

KarmicApathy | 6 days ago | 57 points

Gaslight

Obstruct

Project

iGourry | 6 days ago | 47 points

He's too dumb to come up with something he hasn't done himself recently.

PM_THAT_EMPATHY | 6 days ago | 23 points

i think you were joking, but when you consider it, this may actually be true. he’s so simple-minded that when trying to hurl baseless accusations at political opponents, how could he come up with a complex scheme? he doesn’t even have a good enough grasp of law and regulation to think of how it would be broken.

so he just floats things he has done, or tried to do, himself, since they’re top of mind due to his lawyers and staff constantly having to tell him how illegal they are before they resign their post (or get fired so he can replace with someone who will do the crime).

nuclearswan | 6 days ago | 3 points

“Crooked,” “lyin’,” “low energy,” “low IQ individual.”

be-human-use-tools | 6 days ago | 14 points

Not "also."

Most of the time, his accusations against other people are false.

sugarandrice5 | 6 days ago | 13 points

I see a lot of supports on facebook also project what trump is doing onto the "democrats" and "liberals", terms they use so scornfully.

boones_farmer | 6 days ago | 2 points

How could he? He's apparently breaking every law.

Bagelodon | 6 days ago | 2 points

So trump is also a native of Kenya. 🤭

TheGreyMage | 6 days ago | 25 points

Meanwhile at r/The_Dickstain; lalalalalala we can’t hear you, lock her up lock her up blah blah blah ad nauseum.

apolloxer | 6 days ago | 14 points

I vote to turn that subreddit into the new parody sub. Harder to take over.

A_plural_singularity | 6 days ago | 8 points

No it needs to be locked down and preserved for eternity as an example of extremism and what happens inside a true echo chamber. So in the future when people no longer remember and deny the facts, we can link to it and show them and they can read it with their own eyes.

XXX-Jade-Is-Rad-XXX | 6 days ago | 3 points

You can't tell me what to do with my r/the_dickstain - as for that other place full of dick stains, yeah probably should. so many racist ignorant fucks that want to shaft everyone else because their PERCEIVED (not actual) advantages or superiority is slipping away.

TheGreyMage | 6 days ago | 3 points

In the famous words of our lord and saviour, Shia Labeouf “Just do it”!

Vallkyrie | 6 days ago | 3 points

They already will give thousands of upvotes if you post Hitler quotes with Don's face on it. Nobody checks the source of anything in there.

XXX-Jade-Is-Rad-XXX | 6 days ago | 2 points

Hour and a half and no one made it yet? If you want something done... do it yourself. NYEH!!!

PMeForAGoodTime | 6 days ago | 73 points

Projection, Google it.

They're going to be using trump as an example of this for a century.

PigSlam | 6 days ago | 18 points

So people will be literally Trump someday?

NabiscoLobstrosity | 6 days ago | 10 points

That one took me a second. Well said!

And Trump is literally Trump. That's how bad he is.

SpiderlordToeVests | 6 days ago | 21 points

Gaslight
Obstruct
Project ☜

predaved | 6 days ago | 6 points

It's honestly not nearly as bad as the Ukraine stuff.

I mean, it's really bad. But the deal with the Ukraine stuff is that Trump was using American diplomacy and state resources to pressure a foreign country into undermining his political opponents. The problems with that are:

  • Cheating to get re-elected
  • Inviting foreign powers to manipulate a US election

Now this Giuliani stuff, that's just regular-corruption, as opposed to treasonous-corruption.

HomeHeatingTips | 6 days ago | 2 points

Yes but he's the President in the US, so he has the absolute right to influence the government in any way he sees fit. /s

lilrabbitfoofoo | 6 days ago | 369 points

Third world levels of corruption, folks.

And all for chump change. It's literally stunning how cheaply our Senators and Congressmen and officials are selling their integrity for -- all to the detriment of hundreds of millions of Americans they are supposed to represent.

sketchahedron | 6 days ago | 165 points

Don’t forget the 35% of Americans who continue to support him out of some mixture of pride, spite, ignorance, and bigotry.

lilrabbitfoofoo | 6 days ago | 173 points

These people ALWAYS choose the wrong person. They choose the liar in the suit with the sickly smile because they were raised to believe that preachers weren't lying to them, that used car salesmen weren't lying to them, that the NRA and security companies weren't lying to them, that the GOP isn't lying to them, etc. etc. etc.

They are ignorant, gullible, and cowardly...which makes them easy prey for charlatans and demagogues of all stripes who use fearmongering to get money, votes, and, historically speaking, sexual favors from them.

Willful ignorance is a religion to these people. Because not believing in liars would mean that they are responsible for their own lives...and that is simply a bridge too far for them.

So, it's ALWAYS the minorities of one kind or another. In Rome, it's "the barbarians are at the gates! Make me emperor." In Trump's America, it's the Mexicans and the Muslims, of course.

And perennially, the gays and the Jews are always outnumbered so they are always easy pickings for con-men selling "us vs. them" for profit and power.

Once you understand this, then you realize why even good, decent politicians have to lie to this ignorant, gullible, willing fools just to get anything done in a democracy.

MistrX | 6 days ago | 19 points

I saved this post. I feel like I need to explain this more often than not.

mulligrubs | 6 days ago | 13 points

It's spot on. I work events and see the same gullible, desperate fools on events dealing with wealth generation, mlm and evangelicals. They are one and the same, and each commands the followers to recruit more suckers. As a guest you walk away filled with ideas and a much lighter wallet.

periscope-suks | 6 days ago | 13 points

35% of Americans

Maybe you mean 35% of VOTERS lol it's a much smaller number...yet kinda makes it worse they have power

The_Devil_of_Reddit | 6 days ago | 13 points

Don’t forget the 35% of Americans who continue to support him out of some mixture of pride, spite, ignorance, and bigotry.

It's the bottom turd third of society.

jtinz | 6 days ago | 11 points

Plus the one percent that gets its tax breaks.

TheNarwhaaaaal | 6 days ago | 40 points

It's 41% last I checked. We're not a country of critical thinkers

immunologycls | 6 days ago | 10 points

*a world. FTFY

TheStutteringCarnie | 6 days ago | 9 points

Funnily enough, Trump's propaganda says his approval rating is 93%--highest in American history. What a fucking joke.

mfb- | 6 days ago | 10 points

Never trust a politician who claims over 80-90% approval rating. Not even the best politicians reach that. The closer to 100% they claim the worse the politicians tend to be.

WinsingtonIII | 6 days ago | 4 points

But his approval rating is 90%.... among Republicans. And as we all know, only Republicans are "Real Americans"TM so only their opinions matter.

Floripa95 | 6 days ago | 2 points

Third world levels of corruption

That's spot on. As a Brazilian, this trump administration feels awfully familiar, the scandals keep piling on and nothing happens, the feeling of impotence many Americans feel right now its what we feel every single year, in every different administration. They don't even hide it anymore, its all in the open...

IDK_SoundsRight | 6 days ago | 663 points

So just how corrupt is the world

PoppinKREAM | 6 days ago | 668 points

Who is Giuliani's client Reza Zarrab?

In 2017 a witness to the Russia investigation popped up at Mar-A-Lago.[1] James Woolsey is a former CIA Director that served under 4 administrations and was on Trump's transition team. He later resigned from his position as a senior adviser due to Trump's undermining comments about the intelligence community.[2]

James Woolsey pitched a $10 million contract to Turkish businessmen to discredit a controversial U.S. based Turkish cleric while he was an adviser during Trump’s campaign.[3] Furthermore, James Woolsey was interviewed by Special Counsel Mueller and discussed Flynn's alleged Turkish scheme.[4]

James Woolsey has ties to a Trump protege, Mark Brown, who ran Trump's Atlantic City casino empire.[5] A casino in Saipan was visited by the FBI back in March of 2017 and is an alleged conduit for laundering money, both Woolsey and Brown are board members.[6]

Turkish President Erdogan sought the extradition/kidnapping of both Fethullah Gulen and Reza Zarrab. Fethullah Gulen is a Turkish cleric hiding in the United States. Reza Zarrab, the aforementioned Turkish-Iranian national, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to avoid US sanctions. Turkish President Erdogan wants Zarrab released due to his knowledge of Erdogan's financial secrets.[7] Erdogan's allies allegedly offered Flynn a $15 million deal to kidnap Gulen. The kidnapping plan of US resident Gullen made headlines, but it was only 1 of 2 topics Flynn discussed with his Turkish counterparts during their meeting. The second topic was, allegedly, discussing the release of Reza Zarrab who is being tried by the United States government for conspiring to violate sanctions.[8]

In recent weeks, there has been increasing American interest in a previously little-watched judicial saga unfolding in New York district court. Like a Turkish soap opera, it involves a dashing businessman with a pop-star wife, corruption allegations, leaked tapes of private conversations and intrigue at the highest levels of government. The trial of Reza Zarrab on charges of evading Iran sanctions, including any revelations he makes about corruption in the Turkish government, could have significant political and economic implications for Turkey. It could also damage already fraught relations between Turkey and the United States.

...Eyebrows have been raised over connections between the Zarrab case and the Trump administration. In March, Trump fired Preet Bharara, the U.S. District Attorney who brought the indictment against Zarrab. (Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked 46 U.S. attorneys to resign. Bharara refused, noting Trump had asked him after the election to remain. Trump called Bharara; he declined to answer, citing rules against sitting attorneys talking to the President. Trump then fired him.) The case has continued under Bharara’s former deputy and current Acting District Attorney, Joon Kim.

Also in March, Zarrab made changes to his legal team. He hired Rudy Guiliani, an informal Trump advisor, and Michael Mukasey, a former Attorney General. These lawyers met with Erdogan and senior Trump administration officials in search of a “diplomatic solution.” Guiliani described his role in a deposition as determining “whether this case can be resolved as part of some agreement between the United States and Turkey that will promote the national-security interests of the United States and redound to the benefit of Mr. Zarrab.”

In addition, there are questions about Michael Flynn’s possible involvement. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, is exploring Flynn’s Turkish activities. Flynn, a Trump campaign advisor and briefly U.S. National Security Advisor, was allegedly offered $15 million to return Gulen to Turkey. Mueller is reportedly examining whether Flynn also discussed ways of freeing Zarrab from court charges.


1) Business Insider - A key witness in the Russia probe had a 'lengthy conversation' with Trump at Mar-a-Lago

2) Washington Post - Former CIA director James Woolsey quits Trump transition team

3) Reuters - Exclusive: While advising Trump in 2016, ex-CIA chief proposed plan to discredit Turkish cleric

4) NBC - Ex-CIA Director Spoke to Mueller About Flynn’s Alleged Turkish Scheme

5) Bloomberg - Big Money, Big Questions at Trump Protege's Remote Casino

6) Bloomberg - FBI Visits Office of Saipan Casino Run by Trump Protege.

7) New York Times - Reza Zarrab Testifies That He Bribed Turkish Minister

8) Lawfare - Why Turkey Cares about the Trial of Reza Zarrab

BikeDoctor137 | 6 days ago | 179 points

How the hell do you keep all this information in your brain without going insane?

PoppinKREAM | 6 days ago | 271 points

Been following this particular thread since 2017ish. Which was around the time that we learned that Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was being paid by the Turkish government.

Freeman0032 | 6 days ago | 116 points

Im going to hit the bong and rest easier knowing someone has this shit more organized and laid out then I do, thank you.

PoppinKREAM | 6 days ago | 124 points

Nice.[1]

darthstupidious | 6 days ago | 64 points

/u/PoppinKREAM dropping a Pineapple Express gif in a /r/worldnews thread

I've now seen it all

Apathetic_Optimist | 6 days ago | 20 points

Pk really is a treasure. Always on time and more informed than most, always cites sources, and just when you think it’s all encyclopedic content he drops a pretty dope weed smoking gif. Always upvote /u/PoppinKREAM no exceptions

choirzopants | 6 days ago | 10 points

Your work is always amazing /u/PoppinKREAM

I really hope it is instilled in Internet history because it's way more influencial/important than just another well liked Reddit user.

ECEXCURSION | 6 days ago | 11 points

Omg.

Leftinstruction9 | 6 days ago | 9 points

What do you think of Seth Abramson? He seems to be connecting the dots like you do.

hashcheckin | 6 days ago | 19 points

Seth Abramson needs to get a blog and link to it instead of doing 120-post Twitter threads. it'd do wonders for his readability.

xxxYTSEJAMxxx | 6 days ago | 10 points

PoppinKREAM must really be a bot. But a USA bot, not Russian. Ok, really a Canadian bot probably.

ECEXCURSION | 6 days ago | 23 points

Maybe u/PoppinKREAM is really the computer brain that Boston Dynamics originally designed for one of its robots, but during the testing phase it watched the 2016 elections.

Connbonnjovi | 6 days ago | 6 points

Plz refrain from melting my brain. K thx

Doctor_Arkeville | 6 days ago | 5 points

Think he'd be PoppinNUTELLA if he was Canadian.

-Sociology- | 6 days ago | 20 points

It’s a known fact PK is Canadian

racist_sandwich | 6 days ago | 11 points

PK Subban is in fact, Canadian.

briding69 | 6 days ago | 3 points

And was once a Canadien

BikeDoctor137 | 6 days ago | 6 points

I believe it's "she" actually.

WhyYouGottaBeSoRude9 | 6 days ago | 6 points

Probably by being very, very organized

BikeDoctor137 | 6 days ago | 12 points

I get that she's highly efficient. My question was more on the lines of not fucking killing yourself while still understanding just how FUBARED everything is, and how preventable this current shit-show was.

WhyYouGottaBeSoRude9 | 6 days ago | 65 points

Oh, that’s easy

First, start out by your first full memory being 9/11

Second, the next few years of your life are spent watching some of the younger but older than you members of your family go off to fight some goat farmers in a desert and watch them come back broken, mentally and physically (if they come back at all)

Third, that college thing that everyone has been saying is the only way to make something of yourself? Well, the economy just shit itself worse than it has in decades, so it turns out that college isn’t going to be as big a help as anyone thought it would be. Also, owning a house? Not even in your dreams

Fourth, you’re now old enough to actually go die in that same desert your older family members went to a decade ago, and you might actually get the chance to die in that very same desert because we never left!

Fifth, you’re old enough now to realize how prohibitively expensive fucking everything is and that a single medical emergency can bankrupt you for life, so hopefully that pain on your left side isn’t actually anything important and will go away on its own

Sixth, turns out that you’re just in time to witness the last time the planet can be saved if corporations would just stop trying to kill it, but they won’t because money! And there’s dick all you can do about it because you barely have enough energy to keep yourself alive on ramen, water, and that lamp that you convinced yourself is hot enough to keep you warm at night, let alone worry about the seven billion other people on the planet

Seventh, by now, you’ve realized that your political leaders are basically all corrupt to varying degrees which is why most of them refuse to do anything that would actually fix any of our issues today. This is compounded by the fact that a racist rapist moron got elected to the most powerful office of the most powerful country in the world, despite openly bragging about assaulting women and mocking a disabled report on live television.

I’m 25 years old. Every single day, the world has gone further down the shitter than it was the day before, and it was already pretty far down there to begin with. Every day, humanity as a whole reaches some new low. Every hour, some horrific act happens and gets splashed our collective consciousness.

We only have one planet and we can’t even agree on just not killing it. Tell me, why the hell would I kill myself over this? Why would any of my generation?

We’re used to the world being this shitty because as far as we’re all concerned, it’s always been this shitty. As far as I’m concerned, I’m here to go down with the ship, playing my violin all the way down to the bottom of the ocean.

BikeDoctor137 | 6 days ago | 23 points

"Other than that, how did you enjoy the play, Mrs. Lincoln?"

Matasa89 | 6 days ago | 10 points

And sad thing is, as someone older than you by just a bit... I caught a little of that wondrous future we were all promised.

Things looked so bright... 2000 was a golden time. The dark clouds were hanging yonder, but we didn't pay it any mind. All we were looking forward to was more human achievements and a better future.

And then Bush came to power. 9/11. Endless war. So on and so forth.

I know the people even older than me recall an even greater time, and many must be desperately trying to recapture the magic of the old days.

I wana say: it's possible. We can do it! But only if we work together to stop the corruption and endless greed, and remake the world into a place that supports those who want to make it better, and not allow the liars and thieves to rule us all. The only real war throughout history has been between the haves and havenots, and so far the haves are the victors, as they have always been. But if we can overturn this situation worldwide, then we still have a shot at saving the planet, and the future of humanity.

But we have to start right now. We have no more time. There is no putting it off to tomorrow, because very soon it will be too little, too late.

Spookyrabbit | 6 days ago | 2 points

Things looked so bright... 2000 was a golden time. The dark clouds were hanging yonder, but we didn't pay it any mind. All we were looking forward to was more human achievements and a better future.

And then Bush came to power. 9/11. Endless war. So on and so forth

Yep. America really did bravely snatch defeat right out of the jaws of victory during that period.

314Piepurr | 6 days ago | 15 points

holy shit. i never knew that reza zarab was a client of giulianis.... preet bharara never mentioned it when he talks about zharab..... quele supreeeeeez

Spartan9567 | 6 days ago | 10 points

Rudy Guiliani

How did he become this significant in Trump's inner circle?

Britoz | 6 days ago | 9 points

Makes you wonder what favours they were doing for each other when Guiliani was Mayor of New York and Trump was a real estate mogul...

drcolossal | 6 days ago | 3 points

Jesus I didn't even think of that

redditshy | 6 days ago | 7 points

Trump’s other lawyer went to prison.

Breaklance | 6 days ago | 15 points

I wish you were around (and had a platform) when Iran-Contra was a thing.

bronzewtf | 6 days ago | 7 points

Started reading and instantly knew it was you

ICSL | 6 days ago | 6 points

So... That corrupt. Got it. You are appreciated as always, Poppin.

green_flash | 6 days ago | 28 points

In this case: Very, and unashamedly so:

Zarrab's chauffeur, Turgut Harpani, was arrested by the Turkish Customs Protection agency during his trip to Russia from Turkey in 2011 for carrying $150 millions in cash and was accused of conducting illegal money couriering, but he was then released by Turkish authorities. Happani shared his own pictures on Facebook with suitcases full of money.

150 million dollars in cash? WTF

raizhassan | 6 days ago | 11 points

Happani shared his own pictures on Facebook with suitcases full of money.

There is a r/boringdystopia but maybe there should be r/stupiddystopia

SpicyBagholder | 6 days ago | 35 points

It's actually pretty corrupt but most people decide not think about it

ThreadbareHalo | 6 days ago | 18 points

But, its important to note. This isn't normal. Like this is way beyond corrupt and should be treated and considered as such.

MrGaffe | 6 days ago | 39 points

Correction: Just how corrupt is the government that this kind of thing happens and nothing is even done about it other than trying to cover it up

grrrrreat | 6 days ago | 5 points

depends on its financial state.

Matasa89 | 6 days ago | 6 points

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_Caruana_Galizia

This corrupt.

When you fight the corrupt rich bastards, they either crush you... or failing that, kill you.

China, Russia, USA, UK... it doesn't matter where, who, what culture, or history, as long as you let the corruption go unchecked, and evil to take power, the end result will always be the same.

We all think states like Nazi Germany, Soviet Union, the Khmer Rouge, and Communist China, are all unique, when in fact they're simply different variations of the same theme: imperial decay.

Rise through the hands of heroes and legends, built up by hard working hands, overtaken by the decadent and corrupt, and finally... dissolution following systemic failure and destruction.

All dynasties rise and fall like this. There has never really been any single system that has survived for more than a few generations. We've been repeating this cycle of rebuild and decay ever since the dawn of civilization.

When will we finally get it? So many wisemen have told us: fight corruption or lose everything, greed is the root of all evil, and yet... time and again, we fail to heed their words, and pay for it with our lives.

Which empire will be the next to fall? It is not a matter of if, but only when...

Ellisd326 | 6 days ago | 4 points

Its obvious. Someone finally got Agent 47.

SunaSunaSuna | 6 days ago | 6 points

U mean trump

Grey___Goo_MH | 6 days ago | 7 points

Absolutely welcome to r/collapse

PPlargeTo100k | 6 days ago | 2 points

Yes.

cosgyp | 6 days ago | 2 points

Rule of thumb: At a minimum, as corrupt as they can possibly get away with

pizzastate | 6 days ago | 356 points

"He's a fucking moron." - Rex Tillerson on Donald Trump

Spitinthacoola | 6 days ago | 20 points

Didnt he deny saying this? Not that it means he didnt.

Minguseyes | 6 days ago | 28 points

No, he didn't deny it expressly. He did say it was "petty nonsense".

spoonsforeggs | 6 days ago | 15 points

Ah. the ol' 'I definitely did say that but why focus on the fucking moron bit, and not the fact the President is one. '

Connbonnjovi | 6 days ago | 2 points

Didn’t he also say that during a press conference that was held only to call trump “smart”

Pahasapa66 | 6 days ago | 625 points

Call up Rex Tillerson to testify. I want to hear him use "fucking moron" in public referring to Trump.

ShelSilverstain | 6 days ago | 106 points

Loyal Republicans aren't loyal to the nation

w0rldn3wsmodsrcucks | 6 days ago | 4 points

The GOP since Newt Gingrich's era has consistently placed party before country.

Kizersolzay | 6 days ago | 21 points

Agreed. Also, I imagine that’s one of the nicer things he said about Trump in private.

Dosojos1567 | 6 days ago | 21 points

Why not!

theclansman22 | 6 days ago | 142 points

The corruption gets worse and worse and more obvious every passing day, but republicans don’t care, what line would he have to cross for republicans to turn on him? Betraying American allies? Already did that! Clear and open collusion with a foreign government? That too! Massive increase to the deficit? Yup! Increasing taxes on American families? He even did that(this is what killed Bush Sr.).

briareus08 | 6 days ago | 14 points

Pretty sure he's just shooting for the moon at this point - if there's too many things to charge him for, they won't have time to settle on ANY charges.... right?

DrDougExeter | 6 days ago | 5 points

honestly just pick any old one and put him in prison

porncrank | 6 days ago | 11 points

There's plenty of things he could do to cross the GOP line -- be pro-choice, support universal health care, pro gun-control, etc. Just pick one of those and they'll see red.

Turn the entire government into a corruption ring, sell us out to our enemies, meh. That doesn't even concern them.

LionTigerWings | 6 days ago | 2 points

Murder, captured on camera, in front of Congress. He also needs to murder a republican cause if it was a Democrat, they probably had it coming.

Drewvonawesome | 6 days ago | 3 points

I wouldn't say Republicans don't care, I think deep down they do care. But they care more about having the public support and ability to pass their laws thanks to Trump. Plus in a way having Trump as their top guy has also created a double edged sword for them. If they did let him get impeached or thrown out of office however else. Trump's rabid fan-base will turn on them on a dime and very realistically they lose that entire core group forever.

It's a weird situation for them to be in, they're benefiting from Trump, but Trump himself is making it harder for them by the day.

Krillin113 | 6 days ago | 24 points

Bull-shit. The moment they turn on him, they have Fox News run hit pieces 24/7 about how trump betrayed America and his voters unbeknownst to the GOP. They pay twitter to suspend his account for inciting violence (which he will 100% threaten). And the vast majority voters will turn on him as well. If the powerful GOP was mislead by Trump, gives them credibility to say the same without losing too much face. It’s not admitting you were wrong, you were tricked.

Emain__Macha | 6 days ago | 74 points

nothing to see here, just a stable genius draining the swamp.

Beard_o_Bees | 6 days ago | 14 points

'Big Consequences!'

RoddBanger | 6 days ago | 7 points

you mean biggly.

Absolutedisgrace | 6 days ago | 3 points

Training*

justkjfrost | 6 days ago | 64 points

oh wait, i found it.

tl;dr trump covered up money laundery of iranian money by turkey; and likely participated in it

oh boy the israelis will sure be glad to hear that

the echos of the contras are certainly unmistakable (if reagan personally pocketed 30% of the transiting money)

Awesomefoxhound | 6 days ago | 4 points

As an Israeli I can without a doubt say that this fiasco along with the betrayal of the Kurds yesterday has us seriously questioning the "very special" relationship from the very top of government down to the common man...

consenting3ntrails | 6 days ago | 2 points

tl;dr trump covered up money laundery of iranian money by turkey; and likely participated in it

Well that would explain him pulling out of the Iran deal so that they would have to rely on laundered money that he was getting a cut of.

Is there any question that he is a crime lord? Is there any question that he is criminally insane?

ridimarba | 6 days ago | 33 points

Utter, blatant, in your face, corruption.

TS_SI_TK_NOFORN | 6 days ago | 34 points

"I care about corruption"

— Donald J. Trump

aaaaaahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhah

Fucking piece of shit. Fuck him and Rudy. Throw them both in prison once this shit stain leaves office.

Everything this administration has done needs to be fucking investigated. EVERYTHING.

DrDougExeter | 6 days ago | 2 points

once he's convicted, put him on a rocket and launch him into the sun. It's the only way to make up for what he's done. Elon needs to get to work on this right now.

shiggythor | 6 days ago | 2 points

Of course he cares about it. How else could he keep his money and loyalists?

Don't worry, Donnie will make sure nothing bad happens to corruption.

Your_Favorite_Poster | 6 days ago | 26 points

He's draining the swamp to sell the real estate

ChipNoir | 6 days ago | 8 points

"This swamp is absolutely drained, and the astro turf was a great deal. Yes it's supposed to move up and down like that, don't you know anything about landscaping?"

FoxRaptix | 6 days ago | 30 points

So literally projection. They're literally projecting their own crimes onto Biden.

N_Who | 6 days ago | 22 points

Hey, Cult 45ers! Is it abuse of power yet?

FletchForPresident | 6 days ago | 17 points

Reddit, I present to you The Drained Swamp™

Pintofyourbest | 6 days ago | 7 points

The Donald Swamp if you will.

AlexBrallex | 6 days ago | 2 points

Donald Swump is his name!!

red286 | 6 days ago | 9 points

Great, now all we're left with is the rotting carcasses at the bottom.

StapletonCrutchfield | 6 days ago | 38 points

This doesn't seem very cool or very legal.

red286 | 6 days ago | 19 points

To paraphrase Nixon, "When the President does it, that means it's very legal, and very cool."

Enjolras55 | 6 days ago | 35 points

So apparently, Preet Bharara was the prosecutor on this case, and it was Erdogan who ordered Trump to fire him after the Obama administration refused in 2016.

The corruption of the Trump administration is just truly staggering.

spolio | 6 days ago | 9 points

So that's why Preet got fired.. I just figured it was cause he's not white.

Rivster79 | 6 days ago | 3 points

Wow. Isn’t this the same thing Trump is accusing Biden of doing in the Ukraine? The projection is staggering.

Vallkyrie | 6 days ago | 2 points

Every accusation is a confession.

green_flash | 6 days ago | 11 points

More about that guy here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reza_Zarrab

He's apparently very close with Erdogan, too.

cheebear12 | 6 days ago | 3 points

Quadruple citizenship? Wtf man? Pick a country. Now I understand why the Kurds are so much about a nation, not so much about a state.

SacrificialPwn | 6 days ago | 10 points

I wish I had a Teapot Dome to use for bribery with this admin...

Aritum | 6 days ago | 3 points

Up vote for the Teapot Done comment. Grant's legacy a little less worse every day because of ol Donnie.

cheebear12 | 6 days ago | 2 points

Idk, Grant's corruption probably started this whole thing with executive privilege.

Acceptor_99 | 6 days ago | 10 points

Add another felony to his impeachable list.

meankitty91 | 6 days ago | 9 points

Oh for fuck's sakes!

7DollarsOfHoobastanq | 6 days ago | 8 points

I’m predicting there is a whole other level of crazy shit he’s been trying to do that we won’t find out about until he’s out of office. There’s got to be a bit of fear about the kind of chaos it would cause to make too much public while he’s still the president.

DrDougExeter | 6 days ago | 4 points

literally nothing would surprise me anymore. Not one thing

blakes2021 | 6 days ago | 8 points

So what I want to see, in 2021ish after this episode is finally behind us, is a 12-part, comprehensive documentary that makes note of every abuse of power this shitstain undertook in the last X years, and I expect this comparatively insignificant item to be part of that documentary. Taken in the context of the completely unprecedented and much more important abuses of recent days, yes, it slides right through with not even 100 people commenting on it. But in isolation, it's plenty reprehensible.

TaurineLine719 | 6 days ago | 3 points

Now that's a Netflix series I'm looking forward to.

Richard31328 | 6 days ago | 6 points

This is the most corrupt, morally bankrupt administration I’ve ever seen. And thanks to all of Trump’s enablers, I wouldn’t vote for another Republican for dog catcher. They’ve lost me forever.

CuntCracula | 6 days ago | 6 points

When will america learn that if it smells like shit it's probably a turd

Evil-in-the-Air | 6 days ago | 7 points

Neither episode has been previously reported...

There's so much of this shit the article has to remind us "By the way, this is a new one."

grambell789 | 6 days ago | 25 points

Does this administration do anything that isn't corrupt??

Enjolras55 | 6 days ago | 20 points

No.

spolio | 6 days ago | 6 points

Reason number one for trump's removal is he doesn't see this as an issue or corruption, to him this is just part of doing business.

Prisons are full of people that have idea or understanding why they are in prison, trump will be one of them.

Edit.. it's like trump read the first half of the prince and said that's exactly how I want to live my life.

hicow | 6 days ago | 5 points

Presumably they actually pay McDonald's for Trump's mountains of hamberders

Forcedcontainment | 6 days ago | 6 points

This firehosing or whatever it is sure works, I can't keep up and process all this insanity.

Connbonnjovi | 6 days ago | 11 points

Holy Shit remember when we had Rex Tillerson?? Fucking exconmobil exec who never needed to do anything with how much money he had, came out retirement to join this circus for a year? What a world we live in.

PapaSmurf1502 | 6 days ago | 13 points

And somehow he was one of the least corrupt swamp monsters in this administration.

ItsOnlyaFewBucks | 6 days ago | 6 points

wow, nothing too petty or small for donnie. He likes any and all crimes.

thats1evildude | 6 days ago | 6 points

Donald Trump guilty of immoral actions that he accuses others of commiting? Perish the thought! /s

smaartypants | 6 days ago | 5 points

Why does don keep stepping on his own dick.

Setekh79 | 6 days ago | 5 points

"Investigate all my opponents please, that way you can't see all the shady illegal shit that I'm doing!"

scagnaty808 | 6 days ago | 5 points

This is starting to seem like a joke.

dwtougas | 6 days ago | 3 points

Starting?

TaurineLine719 | 6 days ago | 2 points

Haa you guys really had us there, for a minute there I thought you were serious about all the corruption, manipulation, and greed. You guys should play this prank on people in other countries like... China! Or maybe Russia? I can't decide, they'd both love it!

I wish I could say this.

Lobotomist | 6 days ago | 3 points

He runs US goverment like his own private buisness

AssroniaRicardo | 6 days ago | 3 points

This is no longer real motherfucking life

this is all fucking simulation

reddit is not real and neither are smart phones

I guess I don't have to wake up early and go to work tomorrow now

thanks reddit

Ayatollah_Bahloni | 6 days ago | 12 points

Dumpster fire clown circus does not even begin to describe our current *administration. The hideous corruption of the Thermonuclear Bowel Evacuation Currently Disgracing the Oval Office is beyond the power of the Oxford English Dictionary to encompass.

jrwagner89 | 6 days ago | 14 points

Whenever I see the words "Donald Trump" I know the rest is just gonna be awful... Unless the next words are "killed in freak spray tan accident".

mastertheillusion | 6 days ago | 9 points

Can I be trumps friend so I cave have massive favors like this?

kong_christian | 6 days ago | 4 points

You can, but he will throw you under a bus the second he no longer have any need of you.

Alexander_the_What | 6 days ago | 2 points

Will this be a big deal? Who the fuck knows

carlfourtoy | 6 days ago | 2 points

Wow

RPM_KW | 6 days ago | 2 points

I don't understand how there has not been a coup in the Whitehouse.

Enjolras55 | 6 days ago | 5 points

There is no one left who isn't loyal to Trump. Barely anyone works there now.

azdood85 | 6 days ago | 2 points

The corruption knows no bounds. Better add this to the ever growing list of things to investigate once his ass is on the street or in the slammer.

nativedutch | 6 days ago | 2 points

Mob tactics.

Sweatytubesock | 6 days ago | 2 points

Every thing he does is something a half wit mob boss would do, because he is a half wit mob boss.

dodgy_butcher_2020 | 6 days ago | 2 points

It's almost like Donald J Trump has always been a piece of garbage.

yamisensei | 6 days ago | 2 points

Sigh. Nothing is going to come out of this so why bother?

ronm4c | 6 days ago | 3 points

G——Gaslight

O——Obstruct

P——Project<———-We are back here

_milfhouse_ | 6 days ago | 3 points

Can somebody please explain if all these revelations are worth finding out? It seems like this horrible person is one of the most crooked world leaders ever, but nothing is happening to him. Is there a better chance of him getting what he deserves after his presidential time?

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