Trump Attempts To Distance Himself From Manafort

The Huffington Post reports:

President Donald Trump on Monday responded to charges against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a Manafort business associate in special counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia in last year’s election. In a tweet, Trump sought to distance himself from Manafort and insisted that “the focus” should turn to “Crooked Hillary,” reviving his old campaign moniker for election opponent Hillary Clinton.

  • Tawreos

    How shitty was his vetting process that he hired a guy that has been charged with conspiracy against the US, not a good thing for someone that claims to know all the best people.

    • Todd Allis

      The best collaborators!

      • FAEN

        All the top collaborators are saying so.

    • crewman

      This is all just a liberal distraction to divert attention from the real problem: Hillary’s many scandals.
      https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/924086074141528064

      • HZ81

        Sean’s sow tonight is going to be a pants-shitting rager. Can’t wait. Hilarity shall ensue.

        • Robincho

          I can’t wait to see what Dumpy’s sow (a.k.a. Fuckabilly Sandbags) will do…

          • HZ81

            She will probably just read kid’s letters to Trump and then just stick he fingers in her ear with a “lalalalalal!”

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Pickle saves the day !

          • yes b’y

            lol

          • FAEN

            Somehow blame Hillary for the weather.

          • bzrd

            she’ll be serving stale waffles full of nuts

          • BJORN RAGNVALDR

            Those aren’t nuts….

      • kelven
    • FAEN

      There was no vetting process which is Trump’s vetting process 😉

      • RoFaWh

        Real vetting involves. gasp!, facts and evidence, just like all that awful lying science.

        We know what Trump thinks of facts, evidence, and science.

    • TrueWords
    • Pluto Animus

      It’s not conspiracy against the U.S. (treason), it’s conspiracy to mislead the government.

      Sorry to be pedantic. Still, it’s a potential 20 year sentence for Manafort.

    • penpal

      And he’s so profoundly stupid (as are his supporters) that he doesn’t realize his own tweet actually impugns him even further.

      • Mike, Agent of C.H.A.O.S.

        His guilt or innocence hasn’t been determined, but he’s sure as hell acting guilty.

  • bkmn
  • bkmn
    • safari

      I might just put up my Christmas tree after tomorrow.

  • Mike C

    Remember – he only hires the best people.

    • GayOldLady

      That’s a good reminder. Someone should tweet that to him.

  • Treant

    Wait, what? These were charges that were about to pass the statute of limitations. Which we were all told, orange moron.

    Trust me, Manafort is being questioned on his involvement with you.

    Also, Papadopolous is the more important of the two…and the one on which you are, strangely, silent.

    • Robincho

      Someone just popped a crapulous…

      • Treant

        I have images of a burst hemorrhoid bleeding profusely…

        • Robincho

          Clinging to an already prolapsed anus…

          • RoFaWh

            Don’t knock prolapses. They can be fun (under the right circumstances).

        • bzrd

          aneurysm would be nice

          • Christopher

            Sure wouldn’t dampen my mood in the slightest.

            Well, maybe a little, because he didn’t suffer. 😉

          • bzrd

            in my fantasy he’s wheelchair bound, can’t move, speak, eat thus a feeding tube…no beef on catsup for him
            and the TV tuned to Rachel Maddow, Joy and O’Donnell

          • Christopher

            LOL Excellent!

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    So lame and predictable. I expected better from The Distractor in Chief.

    Also, while the country is riveted by the indictments, on Wednesday the House will hear a fetal ‘heartbeat’ bill that will effectively be a nationwide ban on abortion at 6 weeks – which is before many women know they are pregnant.

    https://theslot.jezebel.com/house-republicans-consider-effectively-banning-abortion-1819882048

    • zherazhera

      Goddamn GOP.

  • FAEN

    “I don’t know who this guy is. I’ve never met him before. That isn’t me standing next to him at a campaign rally-FAKE NEWS. Sad.”

  • Robincho

    Joining the words “Manafort” and “part of the Trump campaign” is REEEALLY fucking stupid at this point. He has officially out-duh’d himself…

  • Friday

    Cause you hired a corrupt unregistered foreign agent to collude with Russia? Pretty damn publicly, at that?

  • Paula

    Donnie, tick tick tick tick tick tick tick…

    • bzrd

      -dot-dot-dot-

  • Treant

    OT: Off to the ENT, where I fully expect to schedule surgery. I am not thrilled by this.

    • GayOldLady

      Take care Treant. Let us know ASAP. We’re thinking about you.

    • safari

      But imagine how good it’ll feel to breathe again.

    • Robincho

      Good luck, and look on the bright side. These nasal issues have GOTTA be interfering with your fellating technique…

    • FAEN

      Keep us informed on what the Doc says. Take care matey.

    • TheManicMechanic

      Bestest of luck!

    • Prost Seattle

      No more gag reflex!

      But seriously, you’ll appreciate the results. Positive energy towards you. No thoughts or prayers, you seem to nice for those.

    • Bad Tom

      Good luck to you!

      I had extensive sinus surgery back in 2000. It wasn’t fun to deal with, but it did cure me getting three to four sinus infections a year.

    • Mike, Agent of C.H.A.O.S.

      Don’t bring an ax or fire. ENTs hate them.

  • Slippy_World
  • Blake Mason

    Keep tweeting….

  • Tawreos

    Hillary and the Dems aren’t the focus because Snopes did an adequate job of clearing them, no lawyers needed.

    • Lizard

      And also because the majority of the American public doesn’t give a fuck anymore. Hillary isn’t president, so who cares. He only thinks they do because all he does is sit on his ass and watch Fox News all day.

      • GayOldLady

        Well, he does play golf every weekend at one of his personal country club golf courses, there’s that!!!

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          Hey, when you work hard all week, as Lizard just noted, you need some R&R on the links.

          • GayOldLady

            🙂 Right!

  • AtticusP

    Paul Manafort is just the first domino to fall.

    The last domino in that line has bad hair, an orange complexion and loves to spend time golfing. Or anything else to avoid doing the job that he was elected to do, for that matter.

    The fat lady is warming up.

    • Tread

      Nah, I hope he goes soon, but that the scandal also gobbles up McConnell and Ryan.

      • Mark

        and pence…..

        • Natty Enquirer

          And we may find that Pence goes sooner rather than later.

          • PeterC

            Yea SOONER

        • kareemachan

          and Iwanka and Jared and the drumpster boys and Conjob and $arah $uckabee $anders and the shoplifting bitch and….

          • bzrd

            jeeeeezzzzzzz
            so many people
            so much time
            While we’re still young, Mueller
            while we’re still young

      • David L. Caster

        Don’t leave Pence behind.

        • Tread

          Pence is sunk in the morass up to his eyeballs. I want him to be shown to be as corrupt the most just because of his Dominionist bullshit.

    • RoFaWh

      I would hope that instead the last dominoes are “Koch” and “Murdoch”. I still suspect Murdoch himself is mixed up in all this.

      • Ray Taylor

        Never forget the Mercers, Bannon, Page, Et all.

  • Lizard

    Christ, I haven’t smiled so much in ages. I’m just waiting for the “leaked” audio of his “epic meltdown” to hit Twitter. You can’t tease me with something like that and not deliver!

    • Rocco

      YESSSSSSSS!

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    He must be the worst client for a lawyer ever. You can’t control him and payment is iffy.

    • Tawreos

      He is great for prosecutors though

    • Lizard

      Why do you think so many of his lawsuits ended in settlements? His defense attorneys didn’t trust him not to lie his ass off on the stand.

      • safari

        His defense attorneys don’t trust being in the same room with him alone.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I now want him to risk trial and screwing himself over.

        • Snarkaholic

          That’s easy…just tell him about the massive, cheering crowd that will be there as he walks into the courthouse!

          • bzrd

            LOL
            love it
            how will they even get to the court house with a kazillion blocking the streets?

          • Snarkaholic

            I’m sure the crowd will part like The Red Sea to let them through.*
            *I’ll have the Big Gay Steamroller on standby…just in case.

          • Bad Tom

            Just don’t tell him what they are cheering FOR.

      • RoFaWh

        One of my nasty secret thoughts: I hope Trump does end up on the stand, sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, with the prosecutor aided by an army of fact checkers so Trump’s falsehoods are shot down with little delay.

        If Trump has to testify, somebody needs to remind him that lying on the stand is perjury and can easily result in a jail sentence. The difficulty is that Trump himself is such a liar he no longer understands the distinction between falsehood and truth.

        Judges dislike serial liars.

    • Bad Tom

      And your client lies to you, too. Even if you meet with him in pairs, just to nail down what he said, it’s still a pack of lies.

    • Mike, Agent of C.H.A.O.S.

      Defendant, and chief witness for the prosecution, DJT!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Lizard

      Jean-Marc, you’re presenting him with facts! We all know how that usually turns out…

      (F’realsies though, thanks. Keep fighting the good fight.)

      • Ray Taylor

        Besides, he only reads the words he knows.

    • GayOldLady

      POINT, Jean-Marc!

    • Boreal

      Only a matter of time before he blocks you.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Well, thing is, I’ve been at this for pretty much the full 9-10 months now….

    • Sashineb

      Today’s White House Press briefing is going to be verrrrrrry interesting.

      • AmeriCanadian

        Hasn’t it been cancelled already?

        • Lizard

          If Huckabee-Sanders had any brains whatsoever, she’d hand in her resignation by noon.

          • Todd20036

            If she had any brains, she wouldn’t have married Huckabee in the first place.

          • Boreal

            She’s his daughter, even worse.

          • olandp

            Like that would keep her from marrying him, they are from Arkansas you know.

          • Boreal

            Eeeeewwwwww

          • Ray Taylor

            You’re nasty, suggesting she married her father.

          • Paula

            She is complicit!

        • Sashineb

          Very possibly. I’d imagine Sarah Fuckabee is heading for the hills.

          • Robincho

            She’s happiest there, amongst her fellow billies…

          • Sashineb
          • FAEN

            Family Values of course. And it wasn’t just one dog. I don’t hate a lot of people but I fucking hate her brother. Where’s a wood chipper when you need one.

          • Snarkaholic

            …only because there are people there who dress even worse than she does!

          • David Walker

            Wrong state, but I assume you’re referring to Kim Davis chic?

        • Natty Enquirer

          Still on the schedule for 13:00 EDT.

      • Steverino

        “HillaryRussiaUraniumOneDNCSteeleDossier$12,000,000HillaryRussiaUraniumOneDNCSteeleDossiercollusionHillaryObamaUraniumRussiacollusionDNC…”

      • Natty Enquirer

        “Look, we did NOT have sex with that man.”

      • Paula

        Sarah’s eyes will be even more crooked than usual.

      • The_Wretched

        Maybe the questions. We already know the 5 answers that she rotates.

    • Todd20036

      If Clinton did anything remotely wrong, the GOP would have been all over it like stink on a skunk “years ago”

      • FAEN

        Hey, been meaning to tell you I found that if you rotate the pic you want as your avatar before posting it for whatever reason it seems to post the right side up. You may have to try it a few times though. Anyway give it a go if you’re so inclined.

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          Todd probably posted it that way on purpose. He likes unusual positions.

          • FAEN

            Maybe but I remember a few of us having a conversation about pics posting upside down. Either way it’s just info I thought someone could use if they needed to 😊

          • Rambie

            Noted how Todd avoided disputing that claim 2guysnamedjoe… not that we’d believe it if he tried. 😉

        • Todd20036

          I’ll check it out when I get home. On a work computer

          • FAEN

            No worries.

    • FAEN

      Handsome Jean-Marc, there you go using facts and logic again.

    • TrueWords
    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Yeah, we know why this caged bird sings……

    • jerry

      Speaking of years ago (it just seems that way), here’s Randy Rainbow from May:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2OuJYaz_oE

  • Rex

    I’m thinking screaming Crooked Hillary isn’t going to work this time.

    • RoFaWh

      Trump is much like a cheap talking doll: press the button on the back and it says “Crooked Hillary!”

    • kelven

      This is the blood in the water we have all been waiting for. Even Fox will be switching largely to defense mode after this. Very few events could pull the focus from this unfolding crisis.

    • Ray Taylor

      Never worked.

  • JoeMyGod
  • “….Also, there is NO COLLUSION!” so in other words, there was collusion. Thanks for confirming the media reports.

  • Stogiebear

    Dear Paul,

    Those “thunk, kerchunk” sounds you just heard were Trump throwing you off the bus and the back wheels rolling over your life. Bon voyage.

    • safari

      Paul Manafort is the bus. He is truly an evil human.

    • Lizard

      Typical Trump. Loves people while they’re useful to him, dumps them the moment they become a liability.

      • RoFaWh

        It’s much like the way Trump handles “other people’s money..”

    • David L. Caster

      Loyalty is a one way street in Trumpland.

  • MB
    • RoFaWh

      “Every single day”??? Hardly. Every single hour is more like it.

      The very sad thing is that Trump appears to believe his own fantasies lies. Not all of them; he lies so profusely he can’t remember just what he said in any one case, but the really big lies he has down pat:

      “No Russia involvement!”

      “I’m very intelligent!”

      etc.

    • FAEN

      Every hour on the hour more like.

      • Ray Taylor

        Sometimes he spreads the lies out like every 7 minutes.

  • safari

    I wonder what Donald will be having for lunch with Jeff Sessions today.

    • Tawreos

      Jeff Sessions

    • Lizard

      We’ve already had some great ideas, like indict-mint ice cream. My personal favorite is im-peach-mint cobbler.

    • Natty Enquirer

      In Trumplandia, lunch has you.

    • RoFaWh

      Grilled cheese sandwiches with fried Spam.

    • bzrd

      since it’s just the three of them, they might have a bit of crow excepting the Resident Nazi who never does anything bad

    • Bad Tom

      His own ass.

  • Boreal
  • Natty Enquirer

    “Sorry”? Now that is abject desperation coming from this guy.

  • Ninja0980

    So much for Trump knowing the best people.

    • RoFaWh

      Your definition of “best people” needs reform. Please report to the nearest Trumpification Center immediately for thought reform.

  • Boreal
  • Rex

    Why aren’t Crooked Hillary and the Dems the focus?
    Oh, I think you know why.

    • CPT_Doom

      Oh, I know, I know (raises hand excitedly). Because Hillary Clinton wasn’t stupid enough to let a corrupt Russian-compromised guy manage her campaign?

  • Rocco

    Because they’re NOT crooked! This is so good!

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    The buck stops there.

    • RoFaWh

      That’s one point Trump seems not[*] to have understood. He’s at the very pinnacle of power and many bucks stop on the desk in the Oval Office. And here he is trying to deny any responsibility (as usual) even though as President he’s ultimately responsible for how well the US government operates.

      He’s nuts.

      Incidentally, not only is the excuse “Crooked Hillary” fraying, but Trump’s whole exceedingly carefully constructed cocoon is too, and he’s starting to feel cold draughts of reality and truth. Must be a chilling experience!

      [*] maybe “refuses”, not “seems not”. Trump is one of those horrible people who, when reality disagrees with their fantasies, tries to alter reality.

  • Steverino

    “I am not a crook.” – Richard M. Nixon

    “There is no collusion.” – Donald J. Trump

    • pj

      do something

    • Karl Dubhe

      Can I pardon myself???

      • David Walker

        Did you burp on that champagne and popcorn? Then you should, yes.

      • TuuxKabin

        Did you fart?

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          Was it my turn?

    • David Walker

      Yes, but “DO SOMETHING!!!!!!1!” should be worked into it somehow.

      • TuuxKabin

        It’s THERE!

    • Todd20036

      I have 9″ – most men in AOL chat rooms.

  • HZ81

    Mana-who?

    I am, of course, loving the GOP sweating like whores in church, babbling “But, Hillary…” with wild abandon.

    But I reserve special scorn for those “progressives” who were also “Pfft, Russia?” for months because their raging Clinton Derangement Syndrome is more important than our democracy being hacked and assaulted.

    Anyhoot, indictments day 1 = martini time! Making America great again begins today.

    • Boreal

      Every time you hear ‘Hillary’, drink!

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        But then everyone will need a liver transplant.

        • TuuxKabin

          Oprah will give ’em out. Dr. Phil the surgeon.

          • Bad Tom

            I won’t let Dr. Phil be in the same building as I am, regardless if he is holding a scalpel or not.

      • Lizard

        Please don’t. I like you guys and don’t want any of you dead of alcohol poisoning.

        • Karl Dubhe

          They’re virtual drinks, I couldn’t afford all the real drinks. 🙂

          Health or financially. Speaking of virtual, nah, even virtually I wouldn’t do smack.

    • kelven

      I’m really glad he threw in the Conspiracy against the US so it is right out there from the beginning.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Manafort was the appitizer. Papadopolous is the first course.
    He’s the first verified account that Trump’s campaign did attempt to have discussions with Russians after the inauguration. This could be huge

    • bzrd

      don jr. admitted he met with the russkis in the tower, manafort and kushner were there so we’ve got that conspiracy yet to come
      -dot-dot-dot-

  • shellback

    “But why aren’t Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????”
    Because they aren’t the “president,” you fucken orange nazi scum.

    • Todd20036

      And because when they were the focus, the multiple investigations turned up nothing wrong.

      • Bad Tom

        Even when they tried again and again and again and again and again and again and again…

  • TheGrandWazoo2
  • Sam_Handwitch
    • Karl Dubhe

      Mother of All Scandals.

      Maybe I will get some champagne today…

      • David Walker

        Champagne and popcorn…mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    • SoCalGal20

      He’s a terrible liar.

  • Tawreos

    I bet we hear of a special prosecutor to look into Hillary and her Benemailuraniumghazi scandal after the little lunch Trump has scheduled.

  • Bluto
    • RoFaWh

      Make that really stupid people.

  • Blake J Butler

    It wasn’t years ago you demented motherfucker.

    • Natty Enquirer

      One of Trump’s habitual half-truths. Manafort’s schemes were launched years ago but continued right up to the present.

      • jerry

        In his half-truth way, he (Trump) was also taking Russian money years and years before the election.

  • Todd20036

    No puppet. no puppet. You’re the puppet.

  • shellback

    Up next on Fox News: “How to remove skid marks from cotton underwear.”

  • worstcultever

    This is flailing of such impotent & pathetic beauty, really exceeding my expectations & hopes

  • safari

    The Russian bots seem strangely inactive on Donald’s tweets today.

    • billbear1961

      They’re scheming, no doubt–preparing an onslaught for Putin’s puppet.

    • The_Wretched

      So is Faux News. It looks like they didn’t get their talking points pre-vetted. Or they had them ready to go and something about them was off at the last minute. Alternatively, they are waiting to see how the news breaks before the top tier lets loose.

      Note that trump-tweets aren’t considered top line on the messaging front / else Trump is so stupid that he thinks he can solo the message.

      • Bad Tom

        Hard to dismiss arrests on Federal warrants as Fake News.

  • Gustav2
  • David Teager

    As CNN might say, BANANA BANANA BANANA BANANA. But it’s still an apple, honey.

  • Gigi

    “But why aren’t Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????” Because Clinton and the Dems have been investigated by the GOP forever, at great expense to the American taxpayer, and they found NOTHING. That’s why, asshole!

  • RoFaWh

    why aren’t Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????

    Because they haven’t done anything illegal, certainly not on the scale of your gang’s machinations.

    Trump (and his handlers) seem to have run out of excuses, so all they have is “Crooked Hillary”, a distraction which has now been so overused that no one in their right mind pays any attention.

    • billbear1961

      Which means around 35% of the country pays attention.

  • safari

    Someone please tell me that Sarah will be gracing us with her … unique presence … today.

    • safari
      • safari

        Can you imagine being a kid at the Halloween event this evening? It’d be amazing.

        • Karl Dubhe

          I can see at least one parent having coached their kid to ask a good question of the president. 🙂

          “Are you a traitor, or just stupid?”

        • djcoastermark

          Scary is the word I would use.

      • SoCalGal20

        Oh no, he’s going to be terrorizing more children at the WH today?

        • safari

          Or as he likes to think of them: props

        • Snarkaholic

          Little Girl: You’re a bad, bad man!
          Chump: And you’re just a four…at most!

        • carrot festival

          Daddy’s turn to shoot the peasants?

      • Lizard

        Oh, good, I still have time to run to the store for popcorn.

    • clay

      Will she, once again, confuse her job as White House Press Secretary with the non-existent job of President’s Spokes-Puppet?

  • bkmn

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders is not going to have a very good day. I bet she is on her third bucket of fried chicken already.

    • David L. Caster

      20mg Zanax.

      • safari

        That’s enough to put down a … well. Something large.

        • David L. Caster

          You got my point.

        • Snarkaholic

          Whorca?

          • safari

            Nice.

      • Harley

        Spelled “Xanax”.

        • David L. Caster

          Yes, I was barely awake when I put that up.

    • The_Wretched

      She probably scrounging the house for another fabric. I’m guessing it’ll be that landscaping stuff you use prevent weeds in rock gardens.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        In times of stress, she takes comfort in her Jiffy patterns and sewing machine.

        • The_Wretched

          We’ve seen her wear the drapes, the table cloth, the pool table felt and the mattress ticking. I think you’re right.

          • bzrd

            pillow case
            next?

          • Harley

            And a nice poodle fur coat she got from her brother on her birthday.

      • Paul

        Well it is black and suitable for mourning .

    • carrot festival

      Slumped over in her little office. The hypodermic of heroin still in her arm.

  • Jeffg166

    Remember when they took Obama’s Blackberry away from him for national security reasons.

  • MAGA = Manafort And Gates Arrested

    • Gustav2

      Stealing!

  • JDS

    The chickens are coming home to roost.

    • TuuxKabin

      Hope PickyPecker is the judge and jury. Right sense of Justice has he.

  • billbear1961
  • Blake J Butler
    • Lizard

      At Dulles? Was he trying to flee the country?

      • clay

        or entering?

  • Pizza009

    Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    So who’s next ? Some think Moran Jr, but I think it could be Hot Wilbur.
    Greece, $$ connection.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6dcc45cc0d0457d7f9f8b72ac793d13cfa5a0e32857fb7213bc2bfd87c984265.jpg

    • Paula

      Is that Himmler?.

      • The_Wretched

        Willbur Ross, human withered apple doll, actual billionaire and exceedingly corrupt guy who ran a Greek bank that did all sorts of laundering.

        • clay

          (and in charge of using the 2020 Census to under-count areas with younger, more metropolitan, more ethnically diverse populations)

          • Hue-Man

            ICE will be handling door-to-door census “data-gathering”.

      • David Walker

        We’ll need to (eeeewwwwwwww) investigate:
        Hitler has only got one ball
        Göring’s got two but they are small
        Himmler has something sim’lar
        But poor old Goebbels has no balls at all

    • FAEN

      If Uday, Kusay or Daughter Wife gets ensnared in this Cheeto will go ballistic! Then it will get really interesting. We’ll see how unified they really are.

    • SoCalGal20

      Cyprus you mean. And yes, I predict Wilbur Ross is going down sooner rather than later. He ran the washing machine on Cyprus.

    • ultragreen

      This guy is so crooked, I was flabbergasted when the U.S. Senate confirmed him as Commerce Secretary.

      • bzrd

        best people

  • Paula

    I don’t know if anything will come of this. I hope that it ultimately leads to Trump.
    In exchange for a reduced sentence, Trump could publicly humiliate himself by self flagellation, naked dancing, and being analy screwed by 5 large men on a stage.
    This should be carried live on TV by all networks and broadcast internationally.
    Maybe Melania can think of a few things to do to him, too.

    • djcoastermark

      Now that is the definition of obscenity.

      • Paula

        I know but, he deserves it. For the things he has unleashed on our country, it is fitting.

        • djcoastermark

          And equally as obscene.

          • edrex

            in defense of paula. our fantasies are often obscene. i’m sure none of those things will actually happen, except in paula’s head. i have my own obscene scenario that i shall not share in a public forum (it’s similar to the one i used to have for slobodan milosevic.)

          • djcoastermark

            To me, things that are obscene are things like the Exxon Valdez. The giant floating garbage piles in the ocean are obscene. Personal sexual fantasies are not.

          • edrex

            sure. but fantasies, a least in the way i meant, are not necessarily sexual. and yes. the exxon valdez was obscene.

      • David Walker

        The Mikado himself:
        “My object, all sublime,
        I shall achieve in time,
        To let the punishment fit the crime,
        The punishment fit the crime.”

        • Snarkaholic

          And totally destroy that Orange Slime!

          • Ray Taylor

            Fits right in without the ‘And’.

            The punishment fit the crime.
            Totally destroy that Orange Slime!

    • worstcultever

      Even pessimistic me thinks he’s on the run, at long last

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Melania could grab the money, the kid and the tax returns, fuck off back to Slovenia and spend the next few years talking trash about drümpf’s tiny little peepee.

    • Snarkaholic

      The water used in his waterboarding should be frozen first…
      …into huge, jagged chunks of ice.

  • David
  • Paula

    Hang them all!

  • Gene Perry

    Trump had better get his pardon pen ready or else Manny is gonna spill everything!

    • danolgb

      He takes away Manafort’s Fifth Amendment claims by doing that. He’s actually better off NOT pardoning Manafort.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        We know that but Hair Furor isn’t smart enough to know that.

        • thatotherjean

          His lawyers should be, though.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            Is the “Who sez?” legal eagle still working for him?

          • David Walker

            And the guy with the curls at the ends of his mustache.

          • clay

            He’s widely known as not listening to them.

          • David Walker

            Clay…do you know if they still require two lawyers in the same meeting with the fucking moron? That may have been a former batch of lawyers, though.

          • Ray Taylor

            He never listens to lawyers.

    • The_Wretched

      If manafort has family he cares about, he won’t spill.

  • safari
    • whollyfool

      The good news is she doesn’t have a weight problem….

  • Daverley
    • worstcultever

      Ha ha – eat it, Potato Face

    • David L. Caster

      Ain’t that the truth

    • Belthazar

      I was just asking about that tweet 😆. Thanks!

  • worstcultever

    Pence is as filthy as any of them – I trust Mueller is going to take him down at the right moment, a la Spiro Agnew

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      I’m really hoping that’s the plan.

    • Snarkaholic

      Don’t worry, Pence(ildick), if you’ve done nothing wrong then God will protect you.
      After all, he only punishes gay peopl-oh, wait…

    • jerry

      I also REALLY want to see Sessions arrested.

  • SoCalGal20

    There’s no collusion (which is not a legal term btw) only CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE UNITED STATES you fucking hack!

  • HZ81
  • Marides48

    I hope he has Collusion insurance.

    • safari

      He lives in a perpetual no-fault state.

      • billbear1961

        Yes, in his filthy, fucking HEAD.

    • worstcultever

      Noice! 🙂

    • billbear1961

      Oh, I hope he DOESN’T.

      🙂

  • Will Parkinson
  • safari
  • zherazhera

    Well, if Donnie says there’s no collusion, who am I to disagree? It’s not like he ever lies.

  • Megrim Twist

    DO SOMETHING!1!11!1

  • bkmn

    I wonder if Mueller has had the small set of handcuffs made yet.

    • bzrd

      no, he’s not wasting tax payer $$$$$
      it will be zip ties

  • TexasBoy

    I don’t know why Trump is even bothering with tweeting about this. We all know that if any of his cronies are convicted, Trump will have a pardon already drawn up just awaiting his signature.

    • Lizard

      State charges, my friend. State charges. Schneiderman is salivating.

    • Bj Lincoln

      It doesn’t pardon everything or state crimes. It also means they admit to committing the crimes will follow them forever.

    • thatotherjean

      If they accept a pardon, they lose their Fifth Amendment right not to talk about Trump’s role, since they have already admitted guilt. Trump (or his lawyers) should think hard before issuing pardons.

  • Sam_Handwitch

    a cooked goose is the centerpiece of my Muellermas menu

    • Snarkaholic

      Stuffed (up the ass) with Scotch Bonnet peppers!

  • Mike__in_Houston

    I AM NOT A CROOK.

    • David Walker

      “…but I play one in the White House.”

  • The_Wretched

    Manafort was your campaign chair for 144 days and Gingrinch and Hanity both recited how central he was to your campaign. In any event, it’s beneath the office of the President to comment on on-going litigation and looks like even more Obstruction of Justice.

    • Belthazar

      I hope someone preserved those tweets or video.

      • MaryJOGrady

        Don’t worry. Unlike true love, the Internet is forever.

      • Ray Taylor

        They better, its all part of the official record.

  • j.martindale

    The five-year-old’s defense: It didn’t happen. Okay, it happened, but I didn’t know about it. Okay, I knew about it, but I didn’t do it. Okay, I did it, but it was someone else’s fault. Okay, it was my fault, but it is not a big deal. Okay, it’s a big deal, but — look, a squirrel.

  • safari
  • Jeffrey

    The time that Glenn Beck was absolutely right https://twitter.com/existentialfish/status/925016161078607872

  • safari

    Stand by. I’m going to Freeperville. Wish me luck.

    • Sam_Handwitch

      HILLARY URANIUM PODESTA OBAMALAMADINGDONG!

    • safari

      “Why are tax dollars being spent on this?”

      Why is Jeff Sessions allowing this political theater?

      But … Hillary … Podesta…

      It was before the campaign.

      Overreach. What does this have to do with the campaign?

      He could always just refile his taxes with the laundered money included.

      • safari

        And that’s a summary of the first page of comments.

        • edrex

          glad you made it safely back from the upside down.

          • Bryan

            Question: Is the Upside Down some sort of expansion pocket world of the Further? Because that place’s evil seeps out its pores and I feel like everything there’s a horror film.

  • billbear1961
  • TheManicMechanic

    Squirm, you orange worm turd!

  • DesertSun59

    The narrative on the Right is that Manafort has nothing to do with 45 at all.

    LOL.

  • Dot Beech

    Bah! You both dye your hair.

    Two peas in one color-treated pod.

  • JWC

    Here comes Donny Here comes Donny Skipping down the hall First the left foot Then the right foot. Then no feet at all

  • Gustav2

    “I really don’t have anything to add, other than: Nothing is going to derail what we’re doing in Congress,” Ryan said on conservative Wisconsin talk radio station WTAQ.

    • safari

      And we’ll repeal Obamacare before the summer recess, too.

    • edrex

      he added,”we’ll leave it to congress to derail it as we always do.”

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Twice nothing is still nothing.

    • Tread

      Fuck, I want this sickly fuck to get taken down also.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • TexasBoy

      I doubt that this was the birthday gift she was hoping for.

      • safari

        With Daddy out of the way she in inherits property.

        • Silver Badger

          I think he has to be dead first.

          • Snarkaholic

            His obnoxious personality + the right cellmate = …

          • jerry

            And all the Russians would be there to collect what they’re owed first…

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          Lotta good it’ll do her in the clink.

        • OdieDenCO

          should donny be charged with money laundering, not going to be much left to inherit once the fed confiscate the ill gotten gains

          • Ray Taylor

            His whole ‘real estate’ business was just another dirty laundermat.

        • clay

          I doubt it– probably why she’s the only one of Ivana’s to actually learn about business (though still not as educated as liddle sister).

  • safari
    • The_Wretched

      And yet Manafort and Donny Jr met with Russians – that’d be a signal.

      • clay

        and Jared and Prince and Flynn and probably Ross.

    • Tread

      Holy shit.

  • Publius

    I mean, I’m happy that someone from the Trump campaign will be held to account, but this indictment is about money laundering. I read the entire indictment, and the narrative isn’t centered on the election whatsoever. This is a psychological win more than anything.

    • The_Wretched

      The mere fact that manafort is a criminal and lead Team Trump during the election makes it about the election. You’re narrowly correct that the charges aren’t smoking gun that Russian hackers fixed the election. But that reminds me of the famous language by Justice White, there’s no line in the Constitution that says one may may bugger another and have the government protect them for it. Too narrow a framing is a dodge.

      • Publius

        Okay. Well I’m hoping Robert Mueller will fulfill his function in finding that smoking gun and prosecuting the proper individuals. But like I said, a psychological win — there’s little cause to celebrate, considering there’s a long way to go.

        • The_Wretched

          I can be happy for today and for any tomorrows that may happen.

        • The_Wretched

          oh – Papapapadoublepolis. That case is 100% campaign collusion.

    • Tread

      Remember, money laundering is how they got Capone.

      • Publius

        Yeah, but Capone was the right guy.

      • Ray Taylor

        Trump delivers the ‘cleanest’ money. Nicely pressed after he sits on it.

  • Tawreos

    Best headline I have seen so far today.

    “Trump Watched Fox News as His World Burned With Paul Manafort Indictment”
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-watched-fox-news-world-142542707.html

    We don’t need no water let that motherfucker burn.

    • Snarkaholic

      Yes…save your pee for his headstone.

      • Bryan

        If I piss on his headstone I’m not so sure the alcohol content of whatever I’m pissing out won’t actually exacerbate the fire instead of putting it out..

        • Ray Taylor

          That’s okay.

        • Snarkaholic

          You say that like it’s a bad thing.

          • Bryan

            hypothetically it would be “terrible” – like Lex Luthor stealing 40 pies. But I’ve neglected to say what manner of terrible, is it terribl(y) funny? Sad? Karmic? Brilliant?

  • Boreal
    • safari

      The … hip? thigh? … garland makes it festive.

      • Boreal

        She’s stylin.

      • BobSF_94117

        That’s not a garland. There was an explosion in that vicinity and that’s the shredded result. You don’t want to know the details.

    • Tawreos

      ten bucks says that she passed out while wearing that.

      • David Walker

        And, since she was already in plastic bags, they appropriately tossed her ass into the nearest Dumpster.

  • Silver Badger

    “You gotta know when to hold ’em
    Know when to fold ’em
    Know when to walk away
    Know when to run”

  • safari
    • Bad Tom

      Excellent!

  • Gustav2

    Lewandowski Says FBI Should Have Warned Trump Camp About Manafort

    “If the public reports are true, and there was a time where Paul Manafort was under a FISA warrant before coming to the Trump campaign, why is it the FBI never reached out to me as the campaign manager, never reached out to Donald Trump, and said: ‘Look, you might want to pause for a second and take a look before you bring this guy on board as a volunteer to hunt delegates to you,’” Lewandowski told Fox Business Network’s Charles Payne.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/lewandowski-says-fbi-should-have-warned-trump-about-manafort

    • The_Wretched

      Interesting to see that line again. They (maybe even lewendowski) tried it about the time trump was sworn in in January. I remember scoffing that the FBI (or was it secret service) had a job to protect Trump’s PR.

      • Gustav2

        And a FISA warrant is SECRET!

        What a fracking idiot.

    • David Walker

      Sounds like something Sally Yates said. Hmmmmmm. So Lewandowski is another Dolt 45 defender who likes to plagiarize.

    • clay

      “extreme vetting” — they don’t even know what it means.

      • cheetolini knew is that he didn’t have a dog nor a cat, he didn’t see the need for a vet, period. Much less an “extreme” one!

    • BobSF_94117

      He was just a volunteer. All he did was hunt delegates. Got it…

      • Gustav2

        …and help change the Platform to a more pro-Russian stance.

  • blackstar
  • EqualityForAll

    What I’ve learned about Trump is that the louder he claims something NOT to be true, the more likely he’s lying about it. NO COLLUSION! = COLLUSION!!!

  • blackstar
    • David Walker

      These are the ‘good old days’?

      • bzrd

        my employer let us go home to watch nixon leave the White House, history. I thought nixon was as bad as it could get,
        who knew ?

        • cheetolini is making Nixon into a boy scout.

  • JAKvirginia

    What is he screaming about? No one’s indicted his ass!

    Yet.

  • Paul_in_Dallas

    Hair Furor and Gang on their way to Miami Federal Detention Center, henceforth to be known as Mar-A-Gaol
    https://youtu.be/d7Uy0Uznw4E

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      I’ve seen this all over the place since last night. I love the part with Comey.

  • bobbyjoe

    Donald Trump [then]: I’m so great! Everybody look at me! I want everyone’s attention! Look at me! Look!!!!!!

    Donald Trump [now]: Why’s everybody looking at me? Look– over there– at those guys! Stop looking at me! There’s nothing to see here! Look, over there!!!!

  • Taylor Bixler
    • anne marie in philly

      YASSSSSSSSS!

    • Hryflex

      Must steal!

    • Ann Kah

      Are we tired of winning yet?

  • Belthazar

    This is why I love Joy Reid’s show. She shuts the “distractions” down. It helps when you have a command of the facts.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joy-reid-clinton-uranium-one-trump_us_59f672f9e4b03cd20b827261?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

  • anne marie in philly

    OH HELL NO, DUMP! you ain’t getting off THAT easy! wait til they come for YOU! bwhahahahaha!

  • Richard B

    Trump’s presidential campaign manager was arrested for years of money laundering tens of millions of dollars that lasted through the campaign, for pro-Putin Ukrainian oligarchs and also on charges of conspiracy against the United States of America.
    Trump responds with a lie that Manafort was arrested for activities that occurred long before his campaign and by deflecting to Hillary….
    Nope, I not buying it.
    Is anyone else buying this beside his thoughtless troglodytes?

    • blackstar

      The news is saying both during the campaign .. and before. He better flipp!
      and live in a bubble the rest of his life 🙂

  • Bad Tom

    It’s just the first domino, Mr. Trump.

  • Clive Johnson

    Wait, so you knew about Manafort’s history and hired him anyway? Keep tweeting Twittler, keep tweeting.

  • Charlie

    I’d like to know when Hillary is going to respond to Resident Dump’s name calling attack on her. She should be filing a defamation of character lawsuit against that POS! She is a private citizen now and she does NOT have to take his bullying attack on her!

    • Xuuths

      Public figures almost never win in defamation cases, and if they do it is after a looooooooooooooooong trial, and lots of expenditures. Hillary has other things to do.

      • RoFaWh

        She should at least have her legal people send a moderately threatening letter, just to stir the pot a little.

  • BillysWilly

    I can’t wait for it to get to the orange buffoon drumpf’s level. I want to see him executed by firing squad on live TV!

  • denbear00
  • ArchiLaw

    “Years ago.” You know, 2017!

  • Halou

    There is, and I quote; “NO COLLUSION!” which is why two people have been arrested and a third pleads guilty. And that’s all in one day.

  • Bryan

    So names names names. I’m torn between Muller Monday and Merry Mullermas.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Don, Hon, you don’t even know the definition of the word “collusion.” Why don’t you just go play golf and leave this legal stuff to the grown ups.

  • Robin Wayne Bailey

    Ah, the fine whiff of desperation in the morning! I’ll bet he’s having a real melt-down now.

  • Opinion Sousaphones

    So, does anybody know how tough Manafort is? I have been reading that picking off folk like him is intended to get them to spill the beans in favor of lighter sentencing. Although, I imagine that some might tough it out figuring that, long term, Putin and Trump and that set will reward him for his loyalty. Does anybody have insight into Manafort sufficient to figure how this will affect him?

  • JCF