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African Countries Demand Trump Apology

African Countries Demand Trump Apology
African Countries Demand Trump Apology

Good luck with that, Americans have been demanding one for a year.

To squander that goodwill certainly means many difficulties in terms of pursuing trade, in terms of doing business comfortably, in terms of counter terrorism, security cooperation," Lewis said.

Think this goes for all other countries, not just African countries. With this comment, Trump seriously decreased our credibility around the world.

how do you piss off ALL the countries in Africa?

Next president really is gonna have to go on an apology tour.

U.S. charges Maryland businessman with bribing Russian official

U.S. charges Maryland businessman with bribing Russian official

U.S. authorities have charged a Maryland businessman with bribing a Russian official in an effort to win contracts to ship uranium to the United States.

U.S. prosecutors unsealed money laundering, foreign bribery and wire fraud charges against Mark Lambert, 54, in federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday.

Also: Department of Justice press release. From that press release (emphasis added):

According to the indictment, beginning at least as early as 2009 and continuing until October 2014, Lambert conspired with others at “Transportation Corporation A” to make corrupt and fraudulent bribery and kickback payments to offshore bank accounts associated with shell companies, at the direction of, and for the benefit of, a Russian official, Vadim Mikerin, in order to secure improper business advantages and obtain and retain business with TENEX.   In order to effectuate and conceal the corrupt and fraudulent bribe payments, Lambert and others allegedly caused fake invoices to be prepared, purportedly from TENEX to Transportation Corporation A, that described services that were never provided, and then Lambert and others caused Transportation Corporation A to wire the corrupt payments for those purported services to shell companies in Latvia, Cyprus and Switzerland.  Lambert and others also allegedly used code words like “lucky figures,” “LF,” “lucky numbers,” and “cake” to describe the payments in emails to the Russian official at his personal email account.  The indictment also alleges that Lambert and others caused Transportation Corporation A to overbill TENEX by building the cost of the corrupt payments into their invoices, and TENEX thus overpaid for Transportation Corporation A’s services. 

From what I've read, this leads back to the text Flynn sent during Trump's inauguration... and Kushner's plans to set up nuclear facilities throughout the middle east.

This guy, Lambert, was indicted on 11 counts including bribery of Vadem Mikerin to secure contracts with TENEX, a subsidiary of Rosatom (RU energy co., nuclear).

Rosatom was part of the deal that Flynn and Alex Coson were texting about that would "make everyone very wealthy". In December a whistleblower revealed the texts and gist of the messages.

The plan was the US military would provide security for building 16 Saudi nuclear sights, with components provided by Russia. That's why Jared made all those (really undercovered by MSM) trips to Saudia Arabia; to set up and get this deal moving.

US sanctions would have stopped this project from happening, so yet another reason for getting rid of/not enforcing them.

It's also interesting to note that Rosatom's attorney is Scott Balber, who is also the attorney for Algalarov's (Miss Universe Moscow, Russian oligarch) and Kaveladze (the RU translator/exKGB at the Trump Tower meeting).

This is state (MD) charges. Press release here if you want to read it. I'm pretty sure I saw a link to the indictment, so will add if I can find it again.

Charged for money laundering with Russians. Loving to see wherever this goes.

Defendant’s partner was already found guilty, and is awaiting sentencing. The prosecuting attorney was Rod Rosenstein.

Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S.

Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S.

Why would they move to a country without universal healthcare, paid maternity leave, and guaranteed book purchases from the government?

Because Norway isn't a shithole?

You must not know a lot about Norway.

And why would they?

Gabbard, Hirono, Hanabusa Announce $11 Million for Hawaiʻi Homelessness

Gabbard, Hirono, Hanabusa Announce $11 Million for Hawaiʻi Homelessness
Gabbard, Hirono, Hanabusa Announce $11 Million for Hawaiʻi Homelessness

doesn’t change the fact that tulsi gabbard is a shitty political opportunist who needs to be primaried.

Where to start with Tulsi "OMG Assad is awesome" Gabbard?

Since she didn't land her dream job in the Trump administration, Gabbard is forced to at least pretend to care about her constituents until the next opportunity comes up

It's helpful to compare for relative context. SF is a city of ~850k people and Hawaii is a state of 1.4m. They both have similar homeless ratios of 500 homeless per every 100,000 residents. $250m is ~22 times $11m.

Haitian-Americans Upset Over Trump’s Racist Remark

Haitian-Americans Upset Over Trump’s Racist Remark
Haitian-Americans Upset Over Trump’s Racist Remark

Funny how leftists who were going to leave the US if Trump won all stayed, but the countries they planned to move to were all whiter than the US. Wonder why that is?

....what?

Non-Haitian Americans also upset over Trump's Racist Remark.

Really?

So somehow if it isn't an African country then it is "whiter than the US"? Because that doesn't make much sense.

Whoops! Last-minute change to U.S. tax overhaul splits grains sector

Whoops! Last-minute change to U.S. tax overhaul splits grains sector

You'd think something as important as a tax overhaul would be dealt with a little more carefully than homework done on the way to school...

Jesus fucking christ, again? How many "whoopsies" will the law turn out to have?

Ahahahahahah.

I can get behind this socialistic whoopsie since it screws multinationals and helps co-ops, lol.

O'Keefe: Trump asked me to get Obama’s college records

O'Keefe: Trump asked me to get Obama’s college records
O'Keefe: Trump asked me to get Obama’s college records

Wouldn't that mean O'Keefe would have to commit a crime as there is no legal way for him to get those documents?

If so, doesn't that mean he just admitted that he and trump conspired to commit a crime?

edit-added a word for grammars sake.

Obama’s college transcripts for Trumps taxes sounds like a fair trade

Must be why trump donated money from his charity to Project Veritas.

Throw it on the pile.

Donald Trump Flushes Away America’s Reputation

Donald Trump Flushes Away America’s Reputation

I've said it before and I'll say it again - Trump voters have hurt this country in ways they are too stupid to understand.

So...remember that shit with Bannon being fired, and Wolfe's explosive book that's already sold millions?

That happened THIS WEEK.

No, republicans have flushed away America’s reputation.

Trump voters are the sludge on the bottom of the citizen barrel. Whenever the barrel gets stirred up, the sludge floats to the top for awhile, seeking the sunlight, but eventually the sludge rightfully returns to the bottom, as it’s completely incompatible with sunlight.

Trump Impeachment Vote Will Take Place After President’s ‘Racist’ ‘Shithole’ Remarks, Democrat Says

Trump Impeachment Vote Will Take Place After President’s ‘Racist’ ‘Shithole’ Remarks, Democrat Says

God damnit just wait until the goods from Mueller come out.

No it won't. You guys need to stop screaming IMPEACH every week over every stupid thing he does. I agree there's grounds to impeach Trump, but he's not getting impeached over a racist remark.

If you keep forcing useless, doomed impeachment votes for symbolic affect, it diminishes the idea of impeachment as being a huge important thing, when the time comes to actually remove a President from power.

Pelosi should put a stop to this idiocy.

What do you mean, "you people"?

Botswana asks US for official answer: Are we a 'shithole' country?

Botswana asks US for official answer: Are we a 'shithole' country?
Botswana asks US for official answer: Are we a 'shithole' country?

God it would be so fucking embarassing even being asked that question.

I hope someone projects "Shithole" on Mar A Lago this weekend.

Ah yes, let's just push Africa's resources further into the open arms of China.

I mean, let's be real here: in Trump's mind, every country is a shithole country.

Except maybe the Rodina

Try one of these subthreads