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10 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  November 1, 2017

    Looks like the Manafort charges are based on political posturing legislation. This stuff is the reason why no-one should trust the US justice system: http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/foreign-agents-registration-act

    • Patzcuaro

       /  November 1, 2017

      An excerpt from above article.

      ““In virtually every reported FARA case, there’s something more serious going on — usually espionage, terrorism, trade sanctions busting or bribery,” Kelner told CQ magazine in September 2016.”

      Or they are pressuring him to give evidence on somebody else .

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  November 1, 2017

        … or just political opportunism when most of your prosecutors are political opponents.

        • Gezza

           /  November 1, 2017

          I’d go with your call here Al, but is that necessarily a bad thing – when you look at the moron they’ve got for a President?

          • Gezza

             /  November 1, 2017

            Imo, Tillerson, or Mattis, would make far better POTUSs – unfortunately it’s too late to change things now.

            • Patzcuaro

               /  November 1, 2017

              Unfortunately Pence is the next cab on the rank.

            • Gezza

               /  November 1, 2017

              I know Patz (shudder shudder).
              But even he might be a better one than the current nutter.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  November 1, 2017

              I don’t agree, G. None of those would have the brass balls to hit the change button the way Trump has. When you look at what he actually does and ignore what he says and how he says it the US is doing just fine under his leadership.

          • Gezza

             /  November 1, 2017

            Find out which professional c is seeing, Al. I’ve detected some possible slight improvements there in some areas of local politics.

            Make an appointment. They might be able to help you too?

            Also, remember :

  2. Missy

     /  November 1, 2017

    Vehicle and Firearm attack in NYC, being treated as a suspected terror attack. Six fatalities and a number of injured.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/31/new-york-shooting-several-people-reported-injured-lower-manhattan/

    One report I heard claimed the perpetrator was yelling arabic phrases as he attacked. Some reports from students nearby say that they initially thought it was a Halloween Prank.

    The FBI have joined NYC police in investigating the incident.