Sunday, November 27, 2016

VENGEANCE AGAINST THE CLINTONS: TRUMP TREATS IT LIKE A BUSINESS PROPOSITION

The New York Post reports that despite earlier reports to the contrary, the incoming Trump administration supports an ongoing legal witch hunt against the Clintons after all -- just not one conducted by the U.S. government:
Foreign governments will be encouraged to investigate the Clinton Foundation’s finances....

A source close to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team told The Post that the new administration plans to pressure the US ambassadors it will name to bring up the foundation with foreign governments -- and suggest they probe its ­financial dealings.

Trump said last week that he would not order an investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server or her role in the foundation.

But Trump’s statement didn’t preclude the backroom moves to investigate the group.

“Haiti and Colombia will be key diplomatic posts for this ­because of all the money ­involved,” said the source.
Yeah, those are certainly the legal systems you want to turn to for investigations that are aboveboard and first-rate: Freedom House says of Haiti that "The judiciary is inefficient and weak, and is burdened by a lack of resources, a large backlog of cases, outdated legal codes, and poor facilities," adding that "Bribery is rampant at all levels of the judicial system," while in Colombia "The justice system remains compromised by corruption and extortion."

On the other hand, this makes perfect sense coming from Trump. Where are Trump-branded ties, suits, shirts, and eyeglasses made? Not in America -- they're manufactured overseas, in countries like Bangladesh and Honduras.

So Trump's applying the same line of thinking to vengeance against the Clintons. Outsource it! Compliant governments, cheap labor -- Trump profit! #MAGA!

6 comments:

Jimbo said...

I hadn't heard the foreign angle to this though it doesn't surprise me. A lot of this is typical GOP psychological projection, of course: Trump Foundation is hopelessly corrupt hence the opponent politician's Foundation is also corrupt. Of course charity watchdogs have repeatedly given the Clintons a clean bill of health. So, I can't see foreign governments taking this at all serious. What I had heard via the Obvious Anagram was that Trump would leave it up to his AG and the Congress to bring a prosecution. Congress has no legal pathway to bring a prosecution against a private individual(s) and the AG would have to order the FBI, presumably, top investigate possible crimes. Of course, the publicity would be hideous for the Trump Administration not that seems to matter much to him. Still, really not seeing this going very far.

Jeff Ryan said...

If great leaders lead by example (not that that's true), then we should be seeing Trump bring back manufacturing of his products to the good ol' U.S. of A., any day now...

Dark Avenger said...

I heard the local radio blatherer telling his wingnut audience that they would get Hillary on taxes these same way they got Al Capone. Irony isn't just dead, it's fled our galaxy and is heading toward whatever civilization exists outside of it.

Jeff Ryan said...

@Dark Avenger: Yes, the old Clinton Rules. When lacking a crime, just make one up. She's presumed corrupt, so it's really easy. Until you get to the "proof" part.

Victor said...

I think the only solution, is to drink oneself fucking stupid for the next 4-8 years - or until Ryan cuts all medical care for us non-rich folks, or the world ends.

At which point we can start to kill these rich MFers.
Not serious, just sayin........

Darryl Parvin said...

Haitians begged Trump to investigate Clinton and he promised to do so. It's on video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5IS6Ya005E