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Dear President Trump: Think Twice Before Pardoning Paul Manafort

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

When I was a kid I had a friend who called his a tallywhacker. – Ok, I’m not really sure how to address this in this normally G-rated Update, but here goes…

A California-based “health information provider” that calls itself Healthline created a stir yesterday when it published a piece advocating that society must stop referring to certain male and female body parts by their real names because…wait for it…oh, you have to wait for this one…THEY ARE TOO GENDER SPECIFIC!

Yes, friends, the social justice warriors who have spent the last few years trying to brainwash you into believing that gender orientation is “assigned at birth” are now telling you that using proper terms for body parts like “vagina” and “penis” are too gender-descriptive and result in…wait for it…DISCRIMINATION.  I swear I do not make this stuff up.

But this goes on:  “For the purpose of this guide, we’ll refer to the vagina as ‘front hole’ instead of solely using the term ‘vagina.’”  And yes, you guessed it, your “anus” is now to be called your “back hole,” and a man’s “penis” is now to be referred to as…well, I’m not even going to go there.

Liberals:  If they didn’t exist, no one in their right mind would ever dream of making them up.

He was guilty.  Oh, and by the way, it’s a witch hunt. – One of the jurors in the Manafort case, a woman named Paula Duncan, summed up the case against Paul Manafort perfectly in an interview on Fox News on Wednesday:

“Certainly Mr. Manafort got caught breaking the law, but he wouldn’t have gotten caught if they weren’t after President Trump,” Duncan said of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s case, which she described as a “witch hunt to try to find Russian collusion.”  She went on to say that “Something that went through my mind is, this should have been a tax audit.”

Yes, exactly.  Years before he went to work on the Trump Campaign for 60 days, Paul Manafort was a scofflaw when it came to properly reporting his income for tax purposes.  A whopping amount of income as it turned out, which came to him during a time when he was working in tandem with Tony Podesta, brother of John Podesta, for some Ukrainian clients.

This should have been a tax audit, conducted by the IRS.  Any U.S. attorney in America could then have prosecuted the case based on the tax audit’s findings.  Instead, the case ends up being pursued by a bunch of Clinton/Obama thugs working for an out-of-control Special Counsel, who are using the case purely as a political tool to try to damage the duly-elected President of the United States.

Paul Manafort was guilty and will now do time for his crimes.  That’s how our justice system is supposed to work.  It just shouldn’t have taken place at the hands of an extra-constitutional special counsel and his band of Clinton/Obama thugs.  This should have been a tax audit, conducted years ago by the Obama IRS.  But of course, the Obama IRS was too busy persecuting conservative 501(c)(3) organizations to bother conducting tax audits.

Beg pardon? – Meanwhile, President Trump told Fox News host Ainsley Earhart that he is “considering a pardon” for Manafort.  This would be a bad move.  Yes, Manafort was heinously abused by the Special Counsel thugs, held in solitary confinement for months for purely political reasons.  If the President does issue a pardon, he should clearly cite this, and the kangaroo court nature of the entire prosecution as the reason for doing so.

But Manafort is guilty of the crimes for which he will be sentenced.  He’s the classic Washington, DC swamp rat, exactly the kind of career operative who has for a lifetime existed in and abused the system that Mr. Trump campaigned against in 2016.  He made his living as a part of that swamp for decades, profited immensely from its perpetuation, and cheated the government – and thus, the American people – out of millions of dollars in the process.  A jury of his peers – including Ms. Duncan, who is such a fan of the President that she carries a MAGA cap in her car everywhere she goes – found him to be guilty.

At the end of the day, a pardon of Manafort would be a betrayal of the work that jury performed.  While the President’s loyalty is admirable and his anger at the way this case was handled is certainly understandable, this does not seem like the place for him to make his stand.

Just another day in out-of-control Special Counsel America.

That is all.

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3 thoughts on “Dear President Trump: Think Twice Before Pardoning Paul Manafort

  1. JulianusRex - August 23, 2018

    Instead of pardoning him, President Trump should commute his sentence to “time served.” Done and done.

  2. David Blackmon - August 23, 2018

    I suspect Judge Ellis might do exactly that, JulianusRex.

    1. Michelle Palmateer - August 23, 2018

      He should probably get a little more than time already served, however he shouldn’t be given years in prison, particularly when we see people like Awan walk free from any jail time.

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