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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Ursushorribilis
Whose following blindly?
If I had a nickel for every time Never Trump told me what I was doing.
I'd be as rich as Al Gore flying around on my private jet selling snake oil to the masses.
originally posted by: Ursushorribilis
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
There are legitimately honest and fair criticisms of Trump. Like him pardoning a bank he owes millions to.
NEW YORK — Five banks, including a big lender to President Donald Trump, have received temporary reprieves from the administration to run businesses that they otherwise would have had to shut down after criminal convictions.
The Labor Department granted Deutsche Bank a waiver from punishment allowing it to continue to manage pension funds and individual retirement accounts for another three years, according to an announcement in the Federal Registry soon after the decision last month. Four other banks convicted in criminal cases were also granted waivers.
The Labor Department said Wednesday that Deutsche Bank got no special deal, and noted that the Obama administration had originally proposed a more valuable waiver lasting five years, instead of the three ultimately granted.
“Any insinuation of special treatment is counter to these facts,” said department spokesman Jeffrey Grappone.
The Labor Department waivers stem from the criminal convictions over the manipulation of the London Interbank Loan Rate, or Libor, a measure used to set lending rates for a variety of financial transactions. In 2015, units of Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays Capital, UBS Asset Management and Citigroup agreed to a deferred prosecution by which they could avoid certain punishments.
originally posted by: xEphon
I just don’t understand you libs and cons slinging # at each other while claiming the mound you’re standing on doesn’t stink.
This is what tribal politics has turned modern civilization into. Blinding otherwise intelligent folks. Causing them to resort to every sort of mental and moral gymnastics needed just to keep rooting for their guy.
And for what? To be seen as right and the other wrong.
What a sad way to live life.
originally posted by: Wardaddy454
Yeah... I'm still waiting on the source for your claim that "Nothing in the dossier has been proven false".
It just blows my mind that you can't do that, and instead have to make threads like this to reaffirm your position.
It suggests certain shortcomings.
originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Meanwhile the bonuses keep rolling on, but ya lets go after pension funds
Here is some heartwarming info..poor guys only got 540+ million last year in bonuses