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[–] KoKansei 0 points 38 points (+38|-0) ago 

If you go through someone's financial records with a fine tooth comb, 80% of the population with any income is guilty of some kind of financial / tax fraud. If that's the best they can get him on, that's pretty fucking sad.

"We got him for not filing all his tax forms" is the ultimate fallback of an incompetent, politically motivated investigation.

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[–] DrunkenShenanigans 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

This is true. The only way they could get Al Capone in the end was because of taxes.

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[–] Gadsden 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

This is why the "I have nothing to hide" people need to wake up too. You do have something to hide. If someone with power decides they don't like you, you'll find out just how much you had to hide.

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[–] eqi397 1 point 10 points (+11|-1) ago  (edited ago)

USA has more people in prison than during Stalin's purges, let that sink in. And this has been so for DECADES!

Stalin's system also confiscated and arrested all property, same as with US system, which robs and steals all money and property from those arrested. It's basically mass state sponsored THEFT!

It's a system that persecutes and arrests anyone and everyone, it doesn't matter for what. Americans are living in a 1930's totalitarian society in the middle of 21st century!

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[–] Slayfire122 ago 

Do you have per capita data? Not disagreeing with your points, but In just wondering about the specifics.

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[–] Asvnoyi 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

If you go through someone's financial records with a fine tooth comb, 80% of the population with any income is guilty of some kind of financial / tax fraud. If that's the best they can get him on, that's pretty fucking sad.

This is exactly why the tax code is so complicated. The government can make any citizen a criminal at any time by using the tax code against them.

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[–] undertheshills 1 point 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Manafort laundered 10 mil of Ukrainian money. This is real news. The timing is designed to minimize the impact of the JFK papers and the fusion GPS deal.

If manafort had anything on trump he would have sold it months ago.

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[–] madinsomniac 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

The story should be titled "More smoke up your ass for your sheeple viewing pleasure".

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[–] cointelpro_shill 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I wanna see how they managed to shoehorn the "conspiracy against the US" charge. Conspiracy against the IRS maybe?

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[–] Laurentius_the_pyro ago 

"Conspiracy to defraud the United States" is tax fraud.

Anyone trying to tell you this has anything to do with Treason is fake news lying to your face.

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[–] toobaditworks 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Has zero to do with the elections at all.

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

He was a lobbyist for years. Easy to find something illegal in every fucking lobbyist's past that is still capable of indictment and conviction. And the media gets to allude to the whole Trump Admin as corrupt because one dude lied on his taxes. It is garbage, but the Trump haters will eat it like it was caviar.

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[–] 10923710? 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

didn't manafort lobby the deal on uranium one on behalf the podesta group?

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[–] Caesarkid1 1 point 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

The idea here is to bait Trump into impeding the investigation to help his friend so that he can be impeached.

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Depends. It is possible they will never get a trial if they did not do their warrants properly. You can't just go digging for crimes, you have to be looking for certain things. If you find evidence that points a certain way but not where you were looking originally then you have to stop digging until you can get a new warrant for the new stuff. It is a pain but it protects people from bullshit search and seizure. Manafort can afford a lawyer to fight everything on that basis.

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[–] MrWicked ago 

Apparently at Hillary Clinton and the DNC

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[–] Koalemos_Grottesco 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Manafort and Rick Gates were charged with conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and official records, according to the federal ​indictment, referring to the Foreign Agent Registration Act.

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[–] LegalTDImmigrant ago 

Were any of those charges related to the 2016 election?

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Not a single one.

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[–] Koalemos_Grottesco 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

To my understanding the answer to that is a flat no given everything in public record thus far. It will be interesting to see the general public and msm reaction.

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[–] gazillions 1 point 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

Now put Mueller in jail and Sessions can go with him.

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[–] novictim 1 point 6 points (+7|-1) ago  (edited ago)

The tax fraud charges will be used to wind the investigation back to the Podesta-Group and then Fusion GPS and the Dirty Dossier and then onto Lynch, Holder, Clintons, etc.

And while you watch this story evolve, never stop asking what the Awan Bros/Little Debbie case is revealing to the FBI. That is where the real gold lies. Dozens of US Congressmen and a DNC so rank with corruption that it possibly orders a hit on a young staffer (Seth Rich) who himself is so disgusted by the defrauding of Bernie Supporters that he sticks a thumbdrive into a DNC server and downloads all those delicious emails then to a WikiLeaks dropbox... (And then the DNC screams "RUSSIA! and people actually believe it.)

The Awan story is the doozy! This Manafort-Dirty Dossier case will just show that the Clintons are conducting pay-to-play corruption with whoever will pay and happy to launder bribes by means of giving a 20minute speech for $500k, etc. Disgusting as this is, its not something that we did not already understand about the Clintons. And as far as Podesta Group selling political access to foreign entities like Russia (And China, N. Korea, Saudi, UAE???), this has been an open secret to the FBI for years.

And the entire trade deal situation with China is one of corrupt US Senators and Congressmen selling out the USA in return for indirectly connected high-paying jobs. This has gone on and on for years starting with the Clintons. The scumbags in Congress have made it very difficult to prove the quid-pro-quo and the use of delayed payouts fools the US public every time.

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[–] rspix000 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

An Adviser Admits to Lying About Ties to Russia You may be taking an early victory lap since the pleas usually require continuing cooperation and are seen as an initial level of the investigation. I'm just saying.

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[–] Justaddcoffee 1 point 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Does Meuller and his gang really think they are going to pull off a coup against the rightfully elected Trump? Doesn’t he know Americans own 500,000,000 firearms?

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