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Old 4th December 2019, 10:08 AM   #1
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Rep. Duncan Hunter Pleads Guilty

To charges of misusing campaign funds. He was an early and fervent Trump supporter. This case has been going on for a couple of years.
I'm sure there are many articles about it, but you can't beat this one:
Congressman Pleads Guilty to Using Campaign Funds for Rabbit Travel
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Old 4th December 2019, 10:53 AM   #2
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A lying crook who misuses campaign funds and a (likely serial) adulterer who cries witch hunt when he gets caught? For a minute there, I thought they were talking about Trump.
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Old 4th December 2019, 11:05 AM   #3
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Is the guy still in Congress?

I mean, a couple of months ago there was a democratic congressperson who resigned because she apparently had an affair with someone on her staff. Was never charged with anything, but pressured to resign.

Duncan Hunter admits to being guilty. In congress or not?
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Old 4th December 2019, 11:09 AM   #4
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Old 4th December 2019, 11:15 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by pgwenthold View Post
Is the guy still in Congress?

I mean, a couple of months ago there was a democratic congressperson who resigned because she apparently had an affair with someone on her staff. Was never charged with anything, but pressured to resign.

Duncan Hunter admits to being guilty. In congress or not?
Yes, he is still in Congress. He was re-elected even though he had already been charged.
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Old 4th December 2019, 03:00 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by pgwenthold View Post
Is the guy still in Congress?

I mean, a couple of months ago there was a democratic congressperson who resigned because she apparently had an affair with someone on her staff. Was never charged with anything, but pressured to resign.

Duncan Hunter admits to being guilty. In congress or not?
Still in. Removal for a criminal conviction is not automatic.
A few years ago, he would have pretty much been told by the GOP House leadership it's time to go, but nowdays he will probably stay on.
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Old 4th December 2019, 03:09 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Still in. Removal for a criminal conviction is not automatic.
A few years ago, he would have pretty much been told by the GOP House leadership it's time to go, but nowdays he will probably stay on.
Care to make a bet on that?
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Old 4th December 2019, 04:16 PM   #8
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Just read that apparently the GOP House leadership has given Hunter notice they expect him to resign. I was wrong about that. Guess having a convicted felon is too much even for the GOP ..to my surprise, given what the GOP Has become.
Now if they can get Steve King, the other disgrace, to quit....
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Old 4th December 2019, 04:30 PM   #9
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Unless sane conservatives can be seated, right now I'm content enough for the criminals and crazies to remain in place on the R side of the House. Makes the need for a casting out of that bunch of treasonous villains all the more pressing.
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Old 4th December 2019, 04:46 PM   #10
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Which is why the Democratic response was to say why they felt he shold resign, there were in no hurry to expel Hunter. Longer he stays in office, the worse it looks for Republicans.
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Now if they can get Steve King, the other disgrace, to quit....
Insanity, stupidity, and ignorance are not felonies. And don't forget Louie Gohmert.
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Old 4th December 2019, 05:08 PM   #12
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Dang, I was confused. I was thinking it was Hunter who was part-owner of a winery that owned a yacht on which there were parties with cocaine and hookers. Turns out that was Devin Nunes.
In the you-can't-make-this-stuff-up department, the yacht was called "AlphaOmega". How VERY Christian of them!
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Hunter was one of the first two Congressmen to endorse Trump.. the other one was Rep Chris Collins

Oh dear: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/n...-congress.html
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Originally Posted by smartcooky View Post
Hunter was one of the first two Congressmen to endorse Trump.. the other one was Rep Chris Collins

Oh dear: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/n...-congress.html
Kindred spirits.
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
Kindred spirits.
A story in three acts:

  1. Trump's first congressional endorsements
  2. Congressmen re-elected despite indictments
  3. Collins and Hunter resign & plead guilty


It's been a helluva ride. Wonder what the bearer of Trump's first Senate endorsement is up to these days.
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Originally Posted by d4m10n View Post

It's been a helluva ride.
Yep, absolutely hare-raising.
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Right now The GOP house leadership is pretty much doing a version of the old routine of a disgraced army officer being left alone in a room with a bottle of brandy and a loaded pistol; if Hunter does not take the hint others measures will be taken.
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And he resigned

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/califor...ns-2019-12-06/
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Popehat (Ken White) explaining the guilty plea. Seems that Hunter is getting a pretty sweet deal, which Ken finds pretty unusual. It's possible that the judge could reject the prosecutor's recommended sentencing, but the very generous recommendation from the prosecution is strange.

https://twitter.com/Popehat/status/1201943744586506240
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Popehat (Ken White) explaining the guilty plea. Seems that Hunter is getting a pretty sweet deal, which Ken finds pretty unusual. It's possible that the judge could reject the prosecutor's recommended sentencing, but the very generous recommendation from the prosecution is strange.

https://twitter.com/Popehat/status/1201943744586506240
I suspect the key is that he resigns from Congress, and given that, it's water under the bridge.
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Anyone want to take bets as to whether Trump pardons him?

Being an early Trump supporter you would think Trump would have some loyalty to him, but since loyalty is a one way street with Trump, and there's no real benefit for him, I suspect a pardon would not be forthcoming.
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Originally Posted by d4m10n View Post
A story in three acts:

  1. Trump's first congressional endorsements
  2. Congressmen re-elected despite indictments
  3. Collins and Hunter resign & plead guilty


It's been a helluva ride. Wonder what the bearer of Trump's first Senate endorsement is up to these days.
Maybe that was Ttump's plan to drain the swamp all along: get the most despicable people to support you, and then get them exposed and 'retired'.
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
Anyone want to take bets as to whether Trump pardons him?

Being an early Trump supporter you would think Trump would have some loyalty to him, but since loyalty is a one way street with Trump, and there's no real benefit for him, I suspect a pardon would not be forthcoming.
Can't imagine Trump pardoning him, or any of the other locked up lackeys, when doing so could damage him.

Maybe Trump will issue a bunch of pardon orders if he's a lame duck president after the election, since it won't really hurt him in any way. But then again, Trump might not even care enough to do it. These people have served their purpose, there's no reason he wouldn't just let them rot in jail.
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Can't imagine Trump pardoning him, or any of the other locked up lackeys, when doing so could damage him.
I'm not sure he knows what's damaging to him anymore.
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I'm not sure he knows what's damaging to him anymore.
To be fair really nothing has been in a long time.
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I'm not sure he knows what's damaging to him anymore.
Seemingly nothing is
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Can't imagine Trump pardoning him, or any of the other locked up lackeys, when doing so could damage him.

Maybe Trump will issue a bunch of pardon orders if he's a lame duck president after the election, since it won't really hurt him in any way. But then again, Trump might not even care enough to do it. These people have served their purpose, there's no reason he wouldn't just let them rot in jail.
Though his fingers are tiny Trump still wouldn't lift one to save anybody else unless there was something in it for him.
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The criminal made one but fatal mistake: not to have himself elected President.
Maybe two. He should have boiled the bunny and eaten it.
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