FBI building shows the depth of Trump’s corruption and hypocrisy

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  1. JeffClear

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    The last couple of years Trump has been pushing to move federal offices out of DC. For example the Dept of At and BLM.
    But when the FBI wanted to build its new offices in Maryland Trump put a stop to it and is insisting a new building be built on the same site in downtown DC despite being more expensive and worse security.
    He even tried to fund it via covid emergency funding.
    Probably not a coincidence that Trump has a hotel nearby and could lose a boatload if cash if the FBI moves, especially if a new hotel is built on the site.
    But the cultists do not waiver in their faith of the almighty Trump.
    They probably figure if it’s good for Trump it’s good for America.
     
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    It’s funny that you think he’s such a micromanager that he knows what’s happening with DC zoning.

    got it.
     
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    Well,they don't call Crooked Filthy Don that for nothing.He earns it.​
     
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  4. JeffClear

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    Actually Trump is under investigation because it appears he was personally involved in the FBI building location.
    And it is not beyond the realm of possibility that Trump would take interest in a project that would cost him money.
     
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    The guy honestly deserves to be imprisoned, but he has a cult following with the deplorables
     
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    You got him now, don't you? This time you are absolutely sure you got him.
     
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    There should be 20 FBI people in jail. FBI should be happy that they don't have much bigger problems right now.
     
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  8. JeffClear

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    I see you have no defense or explanation for Trump’s eagerness to keep the FBI building downtown.
     
  9. JeffClear

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    So you think is ok that Trump uses his office to line his pockets because you believe some FBI agents broke the law.
    You Trumpers will come up with anything to defend the all knowing leader.
     
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    The stupidity in this is unfathomable.
    This isn’t Akron Ohio, when the tire factory closes the jobs and visitors all disappear.

    Knowing Trump, he probably wants to tear it down in symbolic hate of the 7th floor FBI bureaucrats whom organized a failed soft coup of his early presidency; then fund a nicer one so he can put his name on it, which would be a huge middle finger to the Comey’s, Strzoks and Clappers of the world.

    If you think Donnie is thinking about hotel occupancy rates after the people in that building illegally spied on his campaign, you’re outta your mind.
     
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    Assuming what you say is true and that is a big assumption it would be wrong. However, the Dems have done stuff 100 times worse, and nobody in the leftist media or in the left cares at all. You lefties nitpick the small stuff and ignore huge stuff like intelligence agency totalitarianism and fraud.
     
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    He's under investigation?

    By whom and for what?

    Is there some reason why the Chief Executive should not have anything to say about the location of a building that is part of the Executive branch?
     
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    The IG
    From last year.
    “The Justice Department’s inspector general will investigate the FBI’s role in dropping plans a decade in the making to move its headquarters to the Washington suburbs, he told Congress in a letter Tuesday.

    The inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, told House committee leaders that he is initiating a review of actions at the DOJ and FBI that led to the canceling of the plans in favor of building a smaller replacement for the J. Edgar Hoover Building downtown and dispersing other FBI staff elsewhere.

    The review could produce new revelations about the Trump administration’s stunning reversal of bipartisan plans for the development of a new, highly secure campus that would have gotten the bureau out of the fast-deteriorating Hoover building.”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...971d76-9d85-11e9-9ed4-c9089972ad5a_story.html

    “As far back as 2013, two years before launching his candidacy, Mr. Trump expressed his interest in the property, located on Pennsylvania Avenue a block from the location of what would become the Trump International Hotel. At that time, the F.B.I. building was the subject of a long-debated plan that would allow the demolition of the existing structure and clear the way for commercial development of that location, allowing the chosen developer to construct an F.B.I. facility in the Washington suburbs.

    An executive at his company later expressed concern that the redevelopment project could create competition for Mr. Trump’s hotel. After Mr. Trump took office, his administration blocked a plan to move the building to a suburban campus, then unveiled another that would keep the building where it is, raising questions about whether he was seeking to protect his hotel from the possibility of a rival being built on the site.

    His actions triggered an ongoing inquiry by the Justice Department’s inspector general and brought scrutiny by Democrats on Capitol Hill.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/...relief-bill.html?referringSource=articleShare
     
  14. crazyivan77

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    Ohhhh, so when the IG finds dozens of examples of malfeasance in the early days of the Russia probe, you guys don’t care and barely read the report. But suddenly the IG is the white knight. Gotcha.
     
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    Thanks, Jeff.

    Your claim that "Actually Trump is under investigation because it appears he was personally involved in the FBI building location" is misleading and inaccurate.
     
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    Nope because Trump was being briefed and was having meetings on it when he shouldn’t been involved at all.
    And the investigation is ongoing.
    Don’t you think it’s suspicious?
    The FBI was planning for a decade to move to the suburbs because it’s more secure, and less expensive and they would have more room, seems like a good plan.
    But Trump gets in office and kills it after one of his executives tells him it would be bad for his business if the FBI building is moved.
    And Trump has been pushing to move federal offices out of DC, but when it comes to the FBI building, he insists it stay in DC.
    And he goes to great lengths to secure funding to build the building in DC, stooping so low to insert it in COVID emergency funding that even has his GOP allies dumbfounded.
     
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    Blah, blah, blah, Jeff. Just a bunch of speculation by you and the Washington Post, who hates Trump almost as much as you do.

    You didn't come up with anything solid to justify your claim, which is at best misleading and over-blown, and probably just fiction.

    Have the last word on this particular question if you like. I know it's part of your obsessive behavior.
     
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    If you think Donny doesn’t pay attention to what goes in his own pocket you’re out of your mind. Trump FBI building? LOL. He has about as much chance as turning the WH into condos.
     
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    If Trump wants to line his pockets he’s not doing it with hotel room occupancies at the government rate. That’s small change comrade. Rather, he would get his kid appointed to the board of a foreign state-owned energy company, then get the US to give billions in aid to said nation. Then Jr and some friends would create a shell company to launder their “fees” back to the US. THAT would move the needle more than mini-bar up-charges. You’re not thinking in the right scale. Trumps connection to the FBI is emotional right now, not economic. They manufactured evidence and lied to a court to spy on him. He’s going to do everything he can to assure he gets his retribution. Rightfully so.
     
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    Russia, Russia, Russia
     
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    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/
    https://www.newsweek.com/government-paying-trump-tower-presidential-protection-638852

    For once you’re not giving Donny enough credit. They boy is a world class tax cheat well versed in creating dummy corporations for tax purposes. Quick google search has secret service paying up to $650/night at Mara Lago with an average rate of $430/night. How many times has Trump traveled to one of his own properties? Hundreds of days. Last September obsequious Mike Pence went to meetings in Dublin And stayed with his entourage at Trump Turnbury 140 miles away for two nights flying back and forth to the meeting. Secret Service has an out post in Trump Tower for which they pay $2.5 million/year. Foreign government stay and hold parties at Trump’s DC hotel.
    Donny has lots of opportunities to line his own pockets and is very talented at doing so.
    BTW using the power of the federal government to exact retribution from his political enemies is illegal. That was what the Impeachment trial was about.
     
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    Thee is nothing to defend. So yes I have no defense. That what happens when the prosecution has no case. The defense rests.

    foggy.
     
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    And he is absolutely out of his mind.

    Foggy
     
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    So that was a year ago. Surely the investigation must be over. Right? It was a year ago.
     
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    Why are you giving him more ideas how to make money ? The crooked prick knows how and where the money is.
     
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    And Biden used to charge secret service thousands for the use of a cottage on his Delaware property. FWIW, remember, Donnie doesn’t take any salary.
     
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    The FBI reports up to him. He has every right to be involved.

    you are just an anti-trump freak who doesn’t view him as potus. That is your problem.
     
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    I read it was ongoing
     
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    Filthy Don will go down as the most crooked president in the history of our country. There is a reason we no long have an ethics committee. Filthy did not want it.
     
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