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State charges dropped against Paul Manafort.

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posted on Dec, 18 2019 @ 07:29 PM
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a reply to: JBurns

That brings up an interesting question .

Can Trump pardon him on appeal ?

If New York actually carries through with the threat to appeal to actual court room .. ( i’d be willing to bet they won’t )

It can take years especially if delays are sought.




posted on Dec, 18 2019 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: PurpleFox

That was my first thought reading this thread.



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 06:52 AM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Depends on the activity.

Possession, no.

If you're selling drugs to kids, then yes.



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: Fallingdown

Well he never held office. But he was involved in politics.

A lobbyist and campaign consultant. And now convicted tax and bank fraudster.



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 07:53 AM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
...maybe we could start actually prosecuting the banks for the littany of frauds they commit? Banks don't get prosecuted for predatory lending practices... but we're supposed to come down with the force of a thousands suns against any citizens who approach the banks with similar predatory motives of their own? Yeah, you've clearly drank that establishment Kool Aid.

Excuse me? Of course if bank executives or employees (note: legal fictions - 'banks', corporations, etc cannot commit crimes) commit crimes, they should be punished.

But yeah, I guess if you are one of those who think 'the man' is out to get you and that all corporations are evil, well, I guess you've clearly drank that anti-establishment Kool Aid - hope it was tasty.



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 09:39 AM
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Committing a crime even if non violent is still a crime. And also there is no such thing as a victimless crime. Just not a thing. And the fact you cheer this d bag good tiding is sad.
True partisan crap so never say you are not based.



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 01:53 PM
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I think there are far better tools, financial restitution tools, that can be used that are less draconian and less politically motivated than putting people in prison. I think it is ridiculous that this country has, for example, put Martha Stewart behind bars. I think it's asinine and a waste of not only resources and tax dollars, but a reflection of how little we've progressed since the dark ages where political criminals were thrown in dungeons because the king's ego was fragile and those who crossed him simply had to suffer.

Agreed.



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: HalWesten

Agreed.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not defending the legal system here.



posted on Dec, 21 2019 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: grey580

Yep Paul was convicted I won’t even make excuses.

He also worked with the Hapsburg Group and Obama administration going back to 2013 .

This quote is so true

“Virtue is always the cover for the sin “

Tucker Carlson



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