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@CriticalThinking wrote:

Wow! The more they look into the relationship between the Saudis and Trump, the clearer it becomes. I'm sure Mueller is way ahead of everyone in this area.

 

I wonder what Trump Cult members think of their Supreme Leader's relationship with the Saudis and his refusal to do anything after the murder?

 

Really?  See thread titled "trump Prostitutes America" at:

 

https://community.aarp.org/t5/Politics-Current-Events/trump-Prostitutes-America/m-p/2081569

 

They don't care....it's business as usual for the fascist dictator and his followers.  "Heil" they say.


 


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Wow! It must be so nice to have your own set of rules. But, nothing new here.  Trump and his whole family just do what they want  to do, when they want to do it.  

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Wow! The more they look into the relationship between the Saudis and Trump, the clearer it becomes. I'm sure Mueller is way ahead of everyone in this area.

 

I wonder what Trump Cult members think of their Supreme Leader's relationship with the Saudis and his refusal to do anything after the murder?

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   Nice way to launder money to get access to WH, right up until the lawsuits commence.    We now get a first glimpse at why Donald has been adamant to not provide his tax records or to give up his business affiliations.    I can't wait to hear how the RW is going to say that this is good, but only for Donald.   

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brings new meaning to the term conflict of interest, doesn't it?

Yes it does, Tom.  We'll be hearing a LOT about the "Emoluments Clause" in the months to come.


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brings new meaning to the term conflict of interest, doesn't it?
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@Centristsin2010

Do those of us who question trump’s moves or affiliations really find this surprising?...or is this just proof of the 

trump affiliations of trump’s continuing saga of activities which are not in line with the values of our country?

trump is in the pocket of russia and the saudis. Can we please separate false pretense from trump’s claim of fact. He has no facts, no truth, or even believability of anything that he says.

What he says is a lie, and has no basis of facts. Other than he wants to profit and give favors from his position as the president. 

 

Never Forget 

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Saudi-funded lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s hotel in late 2016

 

Lobbyists representing the Saudi government reserved blocks of rooms at President Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel within a month of Trump’s election in 2016 — paying for an estimated 500 nights at the luxury hotel in just three months, according to organizers of the trips and documents obtained by The Washington Post.

 

At the time, these lobbyists were reserving large numbers of D.C.-area hotel rooms as part of an unorthodox campaign that offered U.S. military veterans a free trip to Washington — then sent them to Capitol Hill to lobby against a law the Saudis opposed, according to veterans and organizers.

 

At first, lobbyists for the Saudis put the veterans up in Northern Virginia. Then, in December 2016, they switched most of their business to the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington. In all, the lobbyists spent more than $270,000 to house six groups of visiting veterans at the Trump hotel, which Trump still owns.

 

Those bookings have fueled a pair of federal lawsuits alleging Trump violated the Constitution by taking improper payments from foreign governments.

 

During this period, records show, the average nightly rate at the hotel was $768. The lobbyistswho ran the trips say they chose Trump’s hotel strictly because it offered a discount from that rate and had rooms available, not to curry favor with Trump.  LMAO!!!!!

 

“Absolutely not. It had nothing to do with that. Not one bit,” said Michael Gibson, a Maryland-based political operative who helped organize the trips.

 

Some of the veterans who stayed at Trump’s hotel say they were kept in the dark about the Saudis’ role in the trips. Now, they wonder if they were used twice over: not just to deliver someone else’s message to Congress, but also to deliver business to the Trump Organization.

 

“It made all the sense in the world, when we found out that the Saudis had paid for it,” said Henry Garcia, a Navy veteran from San Antonio who went on three trips. He said the organizers never said anything about Saudi Arabia when they invited him.

 

He believed the trips were organized by other veterans, but that puzzled him, because this group spent money like no veterans group he had ever worked with. There were private hotel rooms, open bars, free dinners. Then, Garcia said, one of the organizers who had been drinking minibar champagne mentioned a Saudi prince.

 

“I said, ‘Oh, we were just used to give Trump money,’ ” Garcia said.

 

The Washington firm Qorvis/MSLGroup, which has long represented the Saudi government in the United States, paid the organizers of the “veterans fly-in” trips, according to lobbying disclosure forms. The firm declined to comment.

 

Saudi-funded lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s hotel in late 2016

 

LOCK HIM UP!  LOCK HIM UP!!!  LOCK HIM UP!!!


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