Self-Own: Trump WH Unveils Evidence Showing Ukraine Still Hasn’t Gotten All The Aid | MSNBC

Self-Own: Trump WH Unveils Evidence Showing Ukraine Still Hasn't Gotten All The Aid | MSNBC 1


President Trump and Republicans have defended the Ukraine bribery plot by arguing Ukraine ultimately received all of the approved aid. Ari Melber digs into a new WH memo that concedes, in a footnote, Ukraine still has not received all the money even as the impeachment probe advances. The Office of Management and Budget memo shows Ukraine has yet to receive $20 million of promised aid. Aired on 12/13/19.
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Self-Own: Trump WH Unveils Evidence Showing Ukraine Still Hasn't Gotten All The Aid | MSNBC

20 Comments on "Self-Own: Trump WH Unveils Evidence Showing Ukraine Still Hasn’t Gotten All The Aid | MSNBC"

  1. Make our toilets great again! #LockHimUp #Shamone

  2. $35 million comission. Get over it.

  3. You are still guilty even if you don’t succeed in bribery.

  4. P. Jesson Collins | December 13, 2019 at 10:07 PM | Reply

    Trump is is a disgrace to humanity!! But it is his enebelers that keeps this #pussygrabber #impeachtrump

  5. Trump and his grifter family have been on a 3 year long crime spree since Trump took office.
    Jan, 2016
    Trump: “My whole life I’ve been greedy, greedy, greedy. I’ve grabbed all the money I could get. I’m so greedy.”

    Jan 9, 2016
    “Now, I’ll tell you, I’m good at that – so, you know, I’ve always taken in money,” he said at a rally in Iowa. “I like money. I’m very greedy. I’m a greedy person. I shouldn’t tell you that, I’m a greedy – I’ve always been greedy. I love money, right?

    Trump has grotesquely violated the Emolument Clause. He has clearly not divested from his businesses, and he has been caught red-handed using the Presidency to boost his own personal financial gains.

    Not only have the U.S. and foreign governments spent money at properties owned by Trump, but Trump’s own political campaign and affiliated political committees have also spent about $16.8 million at his businesses since he launched his 2016 bid, according to an analysis of federal election spending records. Trump is literally using his own campaign’s money to line his pockets with millions. It’s basically the same crime he committed with his fake charity foundation.

    Trump campaign events create a “two-fer” benefiting Trump. When he holds a fundraiser at one of his properties, not only do donors contribute to his campaign, his business collects funds from his campaign for space rental and catering, some of which ultimately ends up in his pocket. 

    48 Republican members of Congress also spent campaign money at Trump businesses through their campaign and affiliated committees, according to the center. Some of the top spenders for the 2020 cycle included campaigns for former Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin ($21,000), who resigned last month, Mike Pence’s brother, Indiana Rep. Greg Pence ($14,000), Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio ($12,000) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California ($8,000).

    The most recent example of Trump’s emoluments clause violations came last year in August when a visit from Saudi officials to Trump’s Trump International Hotel in NYC helped boost the hotel’s quarterly revenue by 13% in 2018’s first quarter. The bump came after two straight years of booking declines for the property.

    Since Trump took the oath of office, the Saudi government and lobbying groups for it have been lucrative customers for Trump’s hotels. A public relations firm working for the kingdom spent nearly $270,000 on lodging at his Washington hotel through March of last year, according to filings to the Justice Department. A spokesman for the firm told The Wall Street Journal that the Trump hotel payments came as part of a Saudi-backed lobbying campaign against a bill that allowed Americans to sue foreign governments for responsibility in the Sept. 11 terror attacks..

    Attorneys general for Maryland and the District of Columbia cited the payments by the Saudi lobbying firm as an example of foreign gifts to Trump that could violate the Constitution’s ban on such “emoluments” from foreign interests.

    Fun fact: The emoluments clauses, Article I, Section 9, Clause 8, and Article II, Section 1, Clause 7, are our country’s original anti-corruption laws. They are written into the document that created our government and defined our system of laws.

    At a Cabinet meeting, Trump blamed the backlash and outrage over his attempt to profit from holding the G7 Summit at his Doral resort on “you people with this phony emoluments clause.”😲😲

    A perfect example of the utter contempt that Trump has for our Constitution, and the rule of law.

  6. Okay, I *may* have stabbed the guy 20 times but he didn’t die or anything, so what’s the harm?🤷‍♂️
    I’ll tell you what: if, in the next year or so you find him dead with a knife in his back you can come talk to me again. Maybe. Unless of course the law changes between now and then, making murder legal, which will never happen of course. What do you think this is, a banana republic?😈

  7. Look in Rudy’s pocket.

  8. Our President is completely incompetent.

  9. David Bogatin:
    In 1984, Soviet Army veteran David Bogatin purchased five luxury condos in Trump Tower for $6 million. The purchase was so substantial that Trump himself attended the closing. Three years later, he absconded to Austria and Poland after the discovery of his gasoline-bootlegging scheme, and his five apartments were seized by the government because he bought them to hide and launder money. In 1992, he became the first criminal returned to the US from Poland since the extradition treaty signed in 1927. A Senate investigation indicated he was a major figure in the NY Russian mafia…

    Anatoly Golubchik, Vadim Trincher and Michael Sall:
    These three individuals were convicted of taking part in an enormous illicit betting and money-laundering syndicate that ran out of Trump Tower. Each of them was a Trump condo owner, and operated out of Vadim Trincher’s Trump Tower apartment just three floors down from Trump’s penthouse. The Taiwanchik-Trincher Organization was a “nationwide criminal enterprise with strong ties to Russia and Ukraine” run by Anatoly Golubchik and Trincher, according to the Justice Department. They ran a sportsbook catering to Russian oligarchs and laundered tens of millions in proceeds through shell companies in Cyprus. Michael Sall helped them make domestic investments with the laundered capital.

    Tevfik Arif:
    Tevfik Arif was a former Soviet economist that built a chain of luxury hotels in Turkey and Kazakhstan, and a Bayrock partner involved in the Trump SoHo deal, which operated out of the 24th floor of Trump Tower NY In 2010, Arif was arrested by Turkish prosecutors and charged with setting up a prostitution ring.

    Vyacheslav Ivankov:
    Vyacheslav Ivankov implemented a money laundering scheme set up by the “boss of bosses” in the Russian mafia, Semion Mogilevich. Mogilevich arranged Ivankov’s release from a Siberian gulag, and soon afterward he went to NY where he presided over the Russian mob’s expansion in the States. He was known for torturing victims, and bragging about the murders he arranged. Ivankov was notoriously difficult to track, compared to a ghost by one FBI agent. The FBI discovered he made regular visits to the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, and was living in a luxury condo at Trump Tower. After being convicted of extortion in 1997, he was jailed for nine years and seven months. He died in 2009 at the age of 69 after being shot several times leaving a restaurant in Moscow..

  10. So in other words, he’s still blackmailing Ukraine even now.

    He’s so guilty that it’s cartoonish…

  11. So The “IT didn’t happen” defense no longer works

  12. Who cares! why are we giving Ukraine money anyway we got homeless people everywhere I don’t care about Russia I care about people here at home. Besides, This is DOA once it hits Congress anyways.

  13. 35 millions for President professional service to release fund which is much cheaper than if the President withhold it. It’s an offer nobody dares refuse.

  14. Crimea river…..

  15. Michael Jeffries | December 13, 2019 at 10:34 PM | Reply

    Trumps cut. No new anti-corruption verification required or given. Are all members allowed to lie or just republicans ?

  16. Comcast Cable Sucks💩

  17. Stewart Professional Services | December 13, 2019 at 10:35 PM | Reply

    Misappropriation is a huge Federal offense. Mulvaney may get a subpoena from DOJ.. Blow that off smartass, or get over it. Over $ 20 million stolen! The bribery or embezzlement charges you ordered sir…

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