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To: Brumar89 who wrote (215621)10/25/2021 10:44:52 PM
From: Thomas M.
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Cohen and Trump were 100% legal. The prosecutors included proof in the court filings!

The law says that if the action is partly for personal benefit, it's not a campaign violation. And the charging statement says the payment was partly for personal benefit.

in writing its implementing regulations for the statute, the Federal Election Commission specifically rejected a proposal that an expense could be considered a campaign expenditure if it were merely “primarily related to the candidate’s campaign.” This was done specifically to prevent candidates from claiming that things that benefitted them personally were done because they would also benefit the campaign.

And with that in mind, it is worth noting Mr. Cohen’s sentencing statement, in which he writes that he “felt obligated to assist , on instruction, to attempt to prevent Woman-1 and Woman-2 from disseminating narratives that would adversely affect the Campaign and cause personal embarrassment to Client-1 and his family.”

nationalreview.com
Tom

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From: bentway10/25/2021 10:56:11 PM
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Exiled Security Official Calls Saudi Prince a 'Psychopath'

Saad Aljabri said he fears for his life in 60 Minutes interview

By Liz MacGahan, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2021 2:16 PM CDT
newser.com



(NEWSER) – An exiled former security official for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called the crown prince and de facto ruler of the kingdom a "psychopath" and a "killer," in an interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes. Saad Aljabri lives in Canada now, but back in 2014 he worked closely with Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In the interview, Jabri said he witnessed Mohammed saying he could easily kill the king at the time, Abdullah, getting his father, King Salman, on the throne earlier. He said he has video—he showed a short clip on 60 Minutes—that would expose Saudi royal secrets and would be released if he died. He said the Saudi crown prince wants him dead. He said he was on the same hit list as slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and was warned to avoid the Saudi embassy in Canada. "'Don't go to the consulate. Don't go to the embassy.' I said why? Said, ‘they dismembered the guy, they kill him. You are on the top of the list,'" Aljabri said.

The Saudi government has denied they ordered Khashoggi killed, but US intelligence disagrees. Former acting CIA director Mike Morell expressed support for Aljabri in the interview, but also said King Abdullah tolerated a little corruption, and he wouldn't be surprised if Aljabri had taken some money. Aljabri said he was going public with his allegations because he’s afraid for his family. Two of his adult children are in prison in Saudi Arabia, and Aljabri believes they were arrested to force him to return to the kingdom, the Guardian reports. Aljabri has also asked the US government to help his children, Reuters reports. The Saudi government denies Aljabri’s allegations, calling him a discredited former government official and accusing him of financial crimes, per the Los Angeles Times. A judge in Canada has frozen Aljabri’s assets while a lawsuit filed against him unfolds. (Read more Mohammed bin Salman stories.)

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From: bentway10/25/2021 11:13:50 PM
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Subpoena refusnik Bannon floats a conspiracy theory we've heard here, but blaming Merrick Garland

I think Bannon wants to provoke Garland into charging him ASAP - so he can be a martyr for Trump.

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To: bentway who wrote (215644)10/26/2021 12:08:19 AM
From: Thomas M.
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The charging statement explicitly says the payment involved personal benefit. And the statute is crystal clear that it is not a crime if personal benefit is involved.

Message 33545882

Tom

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To: Thomas M. who wrote (215648)10/26/2021 12:09:59 AM
From: bentway
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So, why did Cohen go to prison? Are you a lawyer, because he is.

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To: Thomas M. who wrote (215648)10/26/2021 12:19:55 AM
From: puborectalis
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As the House investigation into the Jan. 6 attack heats up, some of the planners of the pro-Trump rallies that took place in Washington, D.C., have begun communicating with congressional investigators and sharing new information about what happened when the former president’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Two of these people have spoken to Rolling Stone extensively in recent weeks and detailed explosive allegations that multiple members of Congress were intimately involved in planning both Trump’s efforts to overturn his election loss and the Jan. 6 events that turned violent.

Rolling Stone separately confirmed a third person involved in the main Jan. 6 rally in D.C. has communicated with the committee. This is the first report that the committee is hearing major new allegations from potential cooperating witnesses. While there have been prior indications that members of Congress were involved, this is also the first account detailing their purported role and its scope. The two sources also claim they interacted with members of Trump’s team, including former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who they describe as having had an opportunity to prevent the violence.

(This Coup attempt like the one in Turkey failed.)

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To: bentway who wrote (215649)10/26/2021 12:23:41 AM
From: Thomas M.
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Because a corrupt federal judge (Democrat) accepted a guilty plea for legal behavior.

This is why conservatives complain about activist liberal judges.

Tom

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To: puborectalis who wrote (215650)10/26/2021 1:12:44 AM
From: i-node
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Re: Jan 6:

Who is Ray Epps? That is going to have to be explained. If he is, as suspected, a federal agent, the Jan 6 story unravels instantly. Same as the Mueller investigation, same as the bogus impeachments, same as every other false allegation smear you guys tried. Same as the election theft lies.

It all falls apart.

If Ray Epps is a federal agent.

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To: bentway who wrote (215639)10/26/2021 1:31:33 AM
From: i-node
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Why are you stuck on Cohen? That’s all been prosecuted and is done at this point. Seems like you’re just stuck on one of your great hopes that fell through.

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To: bentway who wrote (215647)10/26/2021 3:01:21 AM
From: i-node
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>> Subpoena refusnik Bannon floats a conspiracy theory we've heard here, but blaming Merrick Garland

I'm not really a Bannon fan as you know.

But I can't disagree with one word he said. IF the Revolver story is true, and it at the very least it leaves questions that Merrick Garland needs to respond to. If he doesn't the entire Jan 6 situation disintegrates.

It is serious shit and could bring down a lot of mouthy politicians.

It just depends on what is uncovered about Ray Epps, and at some point that is going to come out.

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