It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Trump acknowledges purpose of meeting with Russian lawyer

page: 20
42
<< 17  18  19   >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 10:39 PM
link   
a reply to: Dfairlite




What evidence of dirt gathering do you have? Maybe I missed something but I've seen no evidence that any dirt was gathered at this meeting.


Seriously? No wonder you don't have any idea what you are talking about. If you "have seen no evidence" that DTJr was doing looking for dirt, you have been in a coma for the last 18 months at least.

Wikipedia: Trump Tower Meeting

Donald Trump Jr. made several misleading statements about the meeting.[3] He initially told the press that the meeting was held to discuss adoptions of Russian children by Americans. On July 8, 2017, After news reports stated that Trump Jr. knew the meeting was political, he admitted in a tweet that he had agreed to the meeting with the understanding that he would receive information damaging to Hillary Clinton, and that he was conducting opposition research.[4] When the New York Times was about to report on email exchanges between Rob Goldstone and Trump Jr., Trump Jr. himself admitted that Rob Goldstone had stated in an email to him that the Russian government was involved and that the purpose of the meeting was to get "dirt on Clinton" and that the meeting concerned "Russian effort to aid (Trump) campaign"[5] and .[6] In early July 2017 allegations surfaced that President Donald Trump himself drafted Trump Jr.'s initial misleading statement.


Pretence at ignorance does nothing when you are in a discussion on the internet because people can look things up and call you out.

Willful ignorance is never a good look, especially when you are trying to defend the indefensible.
edit on 8/8/2018 by rnaa because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 11:36 PM
link   
a reply to: rnaa

You seem to bot understand it is not illegal to get dirt on your opponent from a foreign national. In fact taking it a step further its not illegal to buy dirt from a foreign national agaisnt your opponent's. If it where Hillary would be in jail since she purchased the dossier from Steele. Steele is a foreign national just like Veselnitskaya.

You want so badly this to be illegal your just ignoring the facts. There is nothing illegal about what Trump jr did what is a problem is the ethics involved. The campaign showed no hesitation dealing with what admittedly is a political nightmare.

But luckily for Trump instead of attacking the ethics involved democrats chose to attack the legality of the meeting. Had they attacked the ethics of working with a foreign national this would have went further. But as a friend pointed out to me Hillary could not because she did the dame thing with steele.
edit on 8/8/18 by dragonridr because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 02:26 AM
link   
a reply to: dragonridr

Incorrect.

I refer you to 52 U.S. Code § 30121.

Thank you for playing.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 02:57 AM
link   

originally posted by: rnaa
a reply to: dragonridr

Incorrect.

I refer you to 52 U.S. Code § 30121.

Thank you for playing.


I played..



(a) ProhibitionIt shall be unlawful for—
(1) a foreign national, directly or indirectly, to make—
(A) a contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State, or local election;


- nope didn't happen



(B) a contribution or donation to a committee of a political party; or


- nope didn't happen



(C) an expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement for an electioneering communication (within the meaning of section 30104(f)(3) of this title); or


- nope didn't happen



(2) a person to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution or donation described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) from a foreign national.


Please explain the rules because it looks to me like you are interpreting clearly defined laws incorrectly.

How about you answer

- Who let them into the country?
- What was exchanged?
- Who is Christopher Steele?
- What is his relationship to the DNC, Perkins Cole and the FBI?



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 06:05 AM
link   
a reply to: Agit8dChop

So the fact that both political parties pay millions of dollars for oppo respearch every single election somehow doesn’t count as “a thing of value”...

All trump had to do to either make it legal or atleast avoid breaking the law was report that he did collude with the Russians..

Something he can’t do because even he knew it was shady as hell..



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 09:40 AM
link   

originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: Agit8dChop

So the fact that both political parties pay millions of dollars for oppo respearch every single election somehow doesn’t count as “a thing of value”...

All trump had to do to either make it legal or atleast avoid breaking the law was report that he did collude with the Russians..

Something he can’t do because even he knew it was shady as hell..


How can you admit to collusion when you didnt know about the meeting until afterwards?



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 10:14 AM
link   
a reply to: Agit8dChop



Please explain the rules because it looks to me like you are interpreting clearly defined laws incorrectly.


Already explained further up the thread. Multiple times. Over and over and over.



How about you answer

- Who let them into the country?


Who let who into the country? The 'Russians'? They were 'supposedly' here on other legitimate business. One of them had to apply for an extension to her visa to attend this meeting. One of the Russians is actually a U.S. Citizen who has been in the U.S. since the collapse of the Soviet Union.



- What was exchanged?


Irrelevant. The law doesn't require an exchange to be forbidden, only the OFFER and/or SOLICITATION. Consider: if you walk into a bank and hand the teller a note that read "This is a robbery. Hand over the money" and then say "Never mind, just joking" and turn around and walk out, you can still be tried and convicted for bank robbery.

By the same token, conspiracy doesn't require an actual action by any party with respect to the conspiracy, just the agreement to do so.

DTJr - has admitted he was at the meeting 'to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution or donation described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) from a foreign national.' DTJr has even released the eMail chain that discussed the meeting and shows without doubt that he knew the purpose of the meeting was get dirt. And his father too has admitted that was the case.

The Russians did make "an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State, or local election" to the Campaign in order to attract their attention - and DTJr took the bait with glee. Of course, the Russians lied, they really wanted to lobby the Campaign over the Magnitsky Act. And that is a violation of the Foreign Agents act (sorry I don't have the quotation - it is in a couple of my posts earlier in the thread) because they were not registered as Foreign Agents. DTJr and Manafort and Kushner participating in such a conversation violates the Communications with Foreign Governments act (again, look for the link above).

Bottom line: an exchange didn't actually have to take place for several laws to be broken, without even counting the one where DTJr lied under oath in front of Congress.



- Who is Christopher Steele?
- What is his relationship to the DNC, Perkins Cole and the FBI?


Irrelevant deflection. Neither of those questions has anything to do with the Trump Tower Meeting in anyway what-so-ever.

I know you are attempting to draw an equivalence between the dossier and the meeting but that is just silly nonsense.
edit on 9/8/2018 by rnaa because: (no reason given)

edit on 9/8/2018 by rnaa because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 10:43 AM
link   
a reply to: rnaa

Steele was a foreigner just like the russians. ANYONE who accepts help of non americans as you describe should be in jail if you honestly feel that way.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 12:35 PM
link   

originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: rnaa

Steele was a foreigner just like the russians. ANYONE who accepts help of non americans as you describe should be in jail if you honestly feel that way.


What does feel have to do with legality?



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 02:17 PM
link   

originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: rnaa

Steele was a foreigner just like the russians. ANYONE who accepts help of non americans as you describe should be in jail if you honestly feel that way.


Steele was a contractor employed by a US Company.

Not the same as THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT.



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 03:34 PM
link   

originally posted by: soberbacchus

originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: rnaa

Steele was a foreigner just like the russians. ANYONE who accepts help of non americans as you describe should be in jail if you honestly feel that way.


Steele was a contractor employed by a US Company.

Not the same as THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT.


The law would not care. constitutionally steele was a foreighner. that the US company(guilty of using a foreighners info) was in violation of the law. th elaw dont make a diffrence between a contractor and a citizen of another country does it?



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 05:49 PM
link   

originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: soberbacchus


It is also indisputably a direct and illegal act of working with a Foreign Government to benefit a US Presidential Campaign.


So hillary and the DNC are guilty?


So, how exactly does that make Drumpf not guilty?



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 05:59 PM
link   
a reply to: soberbacchus

Hahaha
Steele is a foreign national.

Just as the "ruskies" are.

It sucks when its exposed your "allies" are just as filthy as non allied nations.



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 11:23 PM
link   
a reply to: rnaa


Seriously? No wonder you don't have any idea what you are talking about. If you "have seen no evidence" that DTJr was doing looking for dirt, you have been in a coma for the last 18 months at least. 

That's not what I said now is it. All you have are these disingenuous straw man arguments. It's pathetic.


Pretence at ignorance does nothing when you are in a discussion on the internet because people can look things up and call you out. 


Exactly. They can read right through our posts here and see the straw man you've set up and knocked down with as much vigor as you could muster.


Willful ignorance is never a good look, especially when you are trying to defend the indefensible. 

Indeed. Please find a mirror ASAP.
edit on 10-8-2018 by Dfairlite because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 11:29 PM
link   
a reply to: F4guy

The same way it means Hillary isn't.



posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 08:13 PM
link   
a reply to: Dfairlite

... but, Hillary.




top topics



 
42
<< 17  18  19   >>

log in

join