People – I’m going to have to ask you to turn the filter on your ISO suits to “OMFG!”.
It’s time to pardon my blankie!
Pat Robertson: President Trump Should Issue A ‘Blanket Pardon’ And Shut Down Mueller Investigation
Right Wing Watch ^ | | October 30, 2017 2:55 pm | By Kyle Mantyla
Posted on 10/30/2017, 2:10:12 PM by drewh
On “The 700 Club” this morning, televangelist Pat Robertson reacted to the news that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller by calling on President Trump to issue a blanket pardon of everyone who might be implicated in the probe and to then shut down the investigation entirely.
Robertson claimed that Mueller’s investigation has been inexorably “tainted” by the fact that the Clinton campaign and DNC reportedly helped to fund an opposition research dossier during the campaign that alleged connections between the Trump campaign and Russia, insisting that any indictments that result from the Mueller’s investigation must therefore be dismissed and the investigation quashed.
Trump “can grant a pardon to everybody involved in this thing if he wants to,” Robertson said. “This whole thing has got to be shut down … He has every right to shut Mueller down and say, ‘You have gone as far as you need to and I have instructed my Justice Department to close you down.’”
“He can grant a blanket pardon for everybody involved in everything and say, ‘I pardon them all, it’s all over, case closed,’” Robertson continued. “I think that is what he needs to do … He’s got to shut this thing down, he’s just got to.”
To: drewhPat needs to shut it.
Shouldn’t he be retired by now anyway? Somewhere OUT of the limelight, enjoying his great great grandchildren?
To: drewhThat’s some terrible advice there.I read the entire 31 page indictment, and it is clear that he has been doing as charged, large scale money laundering, hiding assets in foreign banks, lying to mortgage companies.
All of this happened well before he was hired by Trump, who hired him for a particular job, and fired him only two months later, when that job – delegate wrangling – was complete.
Perhaps Mueller should resign, but I don’t see any reason for Trump to support Manafort – who is merely a common criminal who got caught.
Manafort knew damn well he was cheating his taxes for years, he just thought he was too smart and well connected to ever get caught.
No sympathy from me, and I hope none from Trump either.
To: Jack BlackAll of this happened well before he was hired by Trump, who hired him for a particular job, and fired him only two months later, when that job – delegate wrangling – was complete.
Manafort worked for the Trump campaign from March 29 to August 19 of 2016, about four-and-a-half months.
And the indictment states that “In order to hide Ukraine payments from United State authorities, from approximately 2006 through at least 2016, Manafort and Gates laundered the money through scores of United States and foreign corporations, partnerships, and bank accounts.” So while he may have started well before he was hired by Trump, Manafort’s criminality appears to have continued while he was working for the campaign.