[Discussion] The Individual 1 Administration Thread 2

Let's follow and discuss what our newest presidential administration gets up to, the good, the bad, the lawsuits, and the many many indictments.

You know ... someone needs to write an app that translates web pages to Individual 1 language. In fact I'd be surprised if one didn't already exist.

NYT: Trump Fund-Raiser Received Laundered Foreign Money, Prosecutors Say

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors cited the involvement of a onetime top fund-raiser to President Trump on Friday in a scheme to launder millions of dollars into the country to help a flamboyant Malaysian financier end a Justice Department investigation.

Elliott Broidy, a Los Angeles-based businessman who was a finance vice chairman of Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign and inauguration committees, was paid to lobby the Trump administration to try to end an investigation related to the embezzlement of billions of dollars from a Malaysian state-owned fund, according to court filings made public on Friday.

The filings were released in connection with a guilty plea entered by George Higginbotham, a former Justice Department employee. Mr. Higginbotham admitted to conspiring to lie to banks about the source of tens of millions of dollars he funneled into the United States from the Malaysian financier Jho Low, who federal authorities say masterminded a scheme to loot the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad fund, also known as 1MDB.

BadKen wrote:

You know ... someone needs to write an app that translates web pages to Individual 1 language. In fact I'd be surprised if one didn't already exist.

How would you differentiate one that is translating from one that is just replacing with random gibberish?

*Legion* wrote:
BadKen wrote:

You know ... someone needs to write an app that translates web pages to Individual 1 language. In fact I'd be surprised if one didn't already exist.

How would you differentiate one that is translating from one that is just replacing with random gibberish?

See how easy it would be!

Politico: Feds plan unusual appeal in emoluments suit vs. Trump

The Justice Department is planning an unusual appeal to stop the governments of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia from using a federal lawsuit to demand access to information about whether President Donald Trump is using his luxury Washington hotel to unconstitutionally profit from his office.

Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Peter Messitte turned down Trump’s request for permission to seek an appeal of early rulings in the case that went against him. Now, federal government lawyers say they plan to appeal anyway, using a rarely invoked process that can block a wayward judge from pressing on with a course of action alleged to be illegal or improper.

On Friday, the Justice Department informed Messitte that the federal government plans to try to get the Richmond-based 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to halt the case.

BadKen wrote:

You know ... someone needs to write an app that translates web pages to Individual 1 language. In fact I'd be surprised if one didn't already exist.

We will remember this suggestion is the beginning of the robo-apocalypse.

ProPublica: VA Shadow Rulers Had Sway Over Contracting and Budgeting: New disclosures and investigations are straining the three Trump associates’ relationship with the new VA secretary.

Newly released emails about the three Trump associates who secretly steered the Department of Veterans Affairs show how deeply the trio was involved in some of the agency’s most consequential matters, most notably a multibillion-dollar effort to overhaul electronic health records for millions of veterans.

Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter, West Palm Beach physician Bruce Moskowitz and lawyer Marc Sherman — part of the president’s circle at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida — reviewed a confidential draft of a $10 billion government contract for the electronic-records project, even though they lack any relevant expertise.

In preparing the contract, the agency consulted more than 40 outside experts, such as hospital executives, according to the records, which were released under the Freedom of Information Act. The Mar-a-Lago trio were listed among those experts. Perlmutter, a comic book tycoon, appears on the list between representatives from the University of Washington Medical Center, Intermountain Healthcare and Johns Hopkins University.

But none of the three men has served in the U.S. military or elsewhere in government, and none of them has expertise in health information technology or federal contracting.

The list is one of hundreds of newly released documents about the so-called Mar-a-Lago Crowd’s sway over VA policy and personnel decisions. The records show them editing the budget for a government program, weighing in on job candidates and being treated as having decision-making authority on policy initiatives.

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Katy sent me that for the hero image.

oilypenguin wrote:

Katy sent me that for the hero image.

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Ok I changed it. I also re-read the first page of this thread.

That's a pretty funny page, fine work was done.

So are the respects Trump is paying to George H.W. Bush's casket his respects or the respects foreign oligarchs invested in him?

Is Tariff Man part of the MCU or the DCU?

OG_slinger wrote:

Is Tariff Man part of the MCU or the DCU?

MCU, but it is wrapped up the Fantastic 4 mess.

you can see Trudeau is seriously thinking about invading the US now.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

you can see Trudeau is seriously thinking about invading the US now.

Speaking of George Bush Sr. and welcoming democracy with open arms.

He's the greatest signer in the world, the best.

I really hope his signature read:
Ronald McDonald

thrawn82 wrote:
Chairman_Mao wrote:

you can see Trudeau is seriously thinking about invading the US now.

Speaking of George Bush Sr. and welcoming democracy with open arms.

When Bush 41 said in a speech that he wanted a "kinder, gentler nation," we Canadians thought, "Oh sh*t, he's going to invade."

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Word on the street is that Kelly is going to do the whole, “you can’t fire me because I quit!” routine.

News that John Kelly is quitting or getting fired is more regular than the lunar phases at this point.

"What Your Birth Month Says about John Kelly Leaving the White House"

12 Times We Reported that Kelly was Going to Leave the White House.

Number 7 will shock you!

If Kelly bails (ha!), does he do it before or after the Manafort filing?

Which John Kelly departure rumor are you? Take our quiz to find out!

This John Kelly departure rumor is driving local residents crazy.

The Kelly firing the democrats don't want you to know about.