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Sunday, November 19, 2017

President Donald Trump has started paying his own legal bills related to the Russia probe, rather than charging them to his campaign or the Republican National Committee, and is finalizing a plan to use personal funds to help current and former White House staff with their legal costs. The Office of Government Ethics and a tax firm are working on a mechanism for Trump to contribute to staffers' legal bills that would meet regulatory and ethical standards, White House lawyer Ty Cobb said in an interview. The White House is hoping the issue will be resolved shortly, said Cobb, who declined to elaborate further on the details of the plan.

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While there is no law barring a president from giving gifts to those who report to him, Trump's case raises unique questions about whether his contributions could influence the testimony of staffers, said Walter Shaub, former head of the Office of Government Ethics who has criticized the president over other conflicts of interest.

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That money he stole from his inauguration is proving useful.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-18 11:11 AM | Reply


@#1

Yup. It looks like it may be used to bribe those around him.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-18 11:25 AM | Reply

#2 Or it good be used to help actual government employees from going bankrupt and having their lives ruined in a witch-hunt.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-18 11:45 AM | Reply

#3

We're finding witches, son.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-18 12:04 PM | Reply

#4 They said the same thing about Whitewater.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-18 12:28 PM | Reply


@#3

witch hunt...
imgur.com

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-18 12:29 PM | Reply

We're finding witches, son.
#4 | POSTED BY ZED

Zed is a flying monkey for the Wicked Witch of the East.

Says he's looking for witches. lol

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-18 01:54 PM | Reply

#4

Let's make sure we discuss Whitewater again after Jared's indicted.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-18 02:01 PM | Reply

after Jared's indicted.

#8 | POSTED BY ZED AT

And I hope the mother****** still thinks it's a good idea to call for investigations of your political opponents when his grandchildren are still being investigated on the day he dies.

In jail.

#9 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-18 05:26 PM | Reply

#9 Because treason and witchcraft are the only two crimes in the Constitution that can work corruption of blood (that means your children can be jailed for your alleged crimes). And only one of those requires witnesses.

#10 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-18 09:48 PM | Reply

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... crimes in the Constitution that can work corruption of blood (that means your children can be jailed for your alleged crimes).

Uh no, "corruption of blood" is expressly forbidden. See Article I, Section 9, Clause 3, "No bill of attainder ..." and specifically Article III, Section 3, Clause 2, "... but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood ...."

#11 | Posted by et_al at 2017-11-18 10:43 PM | Reply

Even paying his own bills pisses people off here....too funny!

#12 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-11-19 12:12 AM | Reply

#10 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT AT

When they guy who is married to donnie's girlfriend Ivanka gets arrested you'll know what I'm talking about.

Chris Christie put his dad in prison, he's about to be a chip off the ole block.

#13 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-19 08:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#12

Someone else always pays Donald the Thief's bills.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-19 09:11 AM | Reply

Even paying his own bills pisses people off here....too funny!

#12 | POSTED BY CRASSUS AT 2017-11-19 12:12 AM | REPLY | FLAG:

He would never ever pay his own bills or do his own work. Never has. Never will.

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-19 01:36 PM | Reply

The University lawsuit was settled a long time ago and no one has been paid. On the other hand, it won't take long for the lawyer to stop working if he isn't paid.

#16 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-11-19 07:14 PM | Reply

Truth be told, he is receiving bills, but not necessarily paying them. Of course, with The Dotards penchant to stiff vendors he either will be forced to pay in advance or run through a whole conspiracy of lawyers (right -- a group of lawyers is a conspiracy)...

#17 | Posted by catdog at 2017-11-19 07:34 PM | Reply

Wait a minute, there's a White House lawyer named Ty Cobb?? When did that happen?

#18 | Posted by Rincewind at 2017-11-19 08:14 PM | Reply

The University lawsuit was settled a long time ago and no one has been paid. On the other hand, it won't take long for the lawyer to stop working if he isn't paid.

UPDATE: Oral argument of the pending appeal was held on November 15, 2017 before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You can view the oral argument here. This website will be updated after a decision has been reached. We do not yet know when the court will issue its decision. Please be patient.

Previous Updates:

On May 1, 2017, class member and objector Sherri Simpson filed a Notice of Appeal that she will be appealing the District Court's Order Granting Joint Motion For Final Approval Of Settlement and the Final Judgment to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The review of claim forms is ongoing, however no settlement payments can be made during the pendency of the appeal. We are currently unable to estimate the duration of the appeal; however typically an appeal can take months or years to resolve. www.trumpuniversitylitigation.com

Accurate information will usually disabuse one of their ignorance fueled conspiratorial mindedness.

#19 | Posted by et_al at 2017-11-19 08:41 PM | Reply

well he is a billionaire after all ... maybe yes, maybe not we'll see ... or perhaps it's some Russian "bankers" money; since domestic banks have finally figured out that the Orangeman takes their money and then runs to the nearest bankruptcy court ... that's how con-men/ grifters roll.

#20 | Posted by b_al at 2017-11-19 10:40 PM | Reply

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