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A CBS News investigation has uncovered a possible pay-for-play scheme involving the Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas. Emails obtained by CBS News show the nominee, San Diego billionaire Doug Manchester, was asked by the RNC to donate half a million dollars as his confirmation in the Senate hung in the balance, chief investigative correspondent Jim Axelrod reports.
"Did you feel like they were putting the arm on you?" Axelrod asked.
"No, I didn't. That's part of politics. It's unbelievable. You give and you give and you give and you give some more and more and more," Manchester said.
"Does any part of you feel if you had just cut the check for $500,000 that you would be the ambassador to the Bahamas?" Axelrod asked.
"No, because first of all, you have to get out of committee and you have to be voted on the floor," Manchester said. "It's a big process."
"You know what this looks like," Axelrod said.
"Well -- it looks like it to you. But it's not the facts," Manchester said. "My wife gave out of separate funds and she in fact loves Donald Trump."
originally posted by: StallionDuck
Man... I wish you guys had spent this much time investigating democrat presidents as you do Trump. Hell, for that matter, all political positions. Corruption wouldn't exist and the US would be a better place.
Wasn't Trump going to "drain" the swamp, not clutter it up?
Wasn't Trump 'not part of the establishment' or was 'one of the people' like you and the average American?
Let's just go with the "there's corruption on all sides" and let also CBS is fake news blah blah blah. I. E. Not trumps fault
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Epstein is easily murdered in a high security prison with no witnesses or camera evidence but somehow those same people can't do anything about Trump except a thinly veiled smear campaign? Yeah right! 😂
and here we go with the apples to car parts rant. first the WH is NOT A PRISON and trump is NOT A CHILD SEX FOR THE POWERFUL leader. so how again are they alike? but to give an adult answer to a childish rant. Maybe because THE FACTS dont support their claims , their attempts have FAILED over and over (with stormy being the ONLY ONE IN COURT , she LOST and had to pay his lawyer fees) so "smear campaign" is all they have.
Trump is where he is because those in power want him there, otherwise he would have gone the same way as Epstein 3 years ago. You guys are delusional if you think Trump is doing anything other than what his puppet masters tell him to.
right, he is a puppet for some "masters". That is why from day one they try to impeach him, try every charge in the book , and fight him at every level. But he is a puppet . Man you cant even keep your rants in some even remotely plausable level can you.
Ridiculously huge tax cut for the wealthy elite that own our "representatives"? Check.
um if someone PAYS TAXES then they got a cut. From "wealthy" to "average joe". If your not paying taxes and/or also getting welfare disquised as tax refund (ex EIC) then OF COURSE YOUR NOT GONNA GET MORE BACK. duh... but hey dont let FACTS get in way of a anti trump rant right.
Terrorists being armed with weapons deals to Saudi Arabia? Check.
um you mean like the millions of CASH dollars obama sent to iran that was PROVEN. well trump isnt obama and unless you can PROVE the weapons sold to saudia arabia are in hands of terrorists then all you got is tired old accusations. BTW we do have PROOF of weapons in hands of terrorists. but it was OBAMA during the Fast and furious gun program.. opps
Our country being hopelessly divided by the media and Washington? Check. Divide and conquer? Double check.
um who has the media been attacking and negative stories from day one at level of over 75 percent again? hint it isnt democrats . not even worthy of pathetic attempt. usually your rants are better on this point
But yeah, Trump is totally MAGA'ing and working for the average Joe. He can relate to the average person so well with that silver spoon that's been fused into his mouth since birth. 😂
hmmm.. an economy doing better in the last three years than the previous 8. the stock market breaking records THREE TIMES and not sinking to last 8 year levels. unemployment lower than its been in 10 years with the african american unemployment level never seen this low in over 15 year plus. now you have gone from not even plausable to a situation that even rod sterling would not touch as an episode for the twilight zone. as for "silvwer spoon" comment even a child on the playground is laughing at that childish comment.
Say it with me: a billionaire politician cares about us! A billionaire politician cares about us! Say it enough times and you'll start believing too!
sigh... we dont have to "believe" . it is happening as I presented FACTS above. but if you want to post a childish rant this is by far out of the comment one of the best.
Thank God the establishment media has turned him into a faux martyr in the process, they've made believing that lie so much easier. 🤡🤡🤡