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Rep. Duncan Hunter Says he will Plead Guilty

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After years of denials and claims that he was the target of a political witch hunt, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday morning to plead guilty in a sweeping campaign finance investigation.

The announcement was posted on the U.S. District Court docket Monday morning, then KUSI aired an interview with Hunter in which he said he would plead guilty to one of the 60 criminal charges against him. He suggested that he is likely to spend time in custody.

“The plea I accepted is misuse of my own campaign funds, of which I pled guilty to only one count,” Hunter told the station. “I think it’s important that people know that I did make mistakes. I did not properly monitor or account for my campaign money. I justify my plea with the understanding that I am responsible for my own campaign and my own campaign money.”

Rep. Duncan Hunter says he will plead guilty in campaign finance scandal, leave Congress

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3 hours ago, chare said:

Isn't it interesting, Chare, that the criminal here, wants all sorts of special concessions?

His wife was also charged.

He wants her spared jail time.

He doesn't say when he will leave office, does he?

So, he expects taxpayers to continue to pay his salary until when?

Money used for vacations, school tuition and affairs!

My, my.

Thanks for posting.

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The Party of Crooks and Crime

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Aside from impeachment itself, three other developments this month underscores the GOP’s broader embrace of lawlessness, in contrast to its decades-long self-branding. First, there is Trump’s pardoning of three war criminals, burnishing his brand of support for official lawlessness and thuggish brutality. He may mistakenly believe this endears him to  the military — which wants nothing to do with them — but it's also meant to hype authoritarian support among his most rabid supporters.

Second, his Roy Cohn-style attorney general, William Barr, delivered a widely criticized authoritarian screed to the Federalist Society, portraying the impeachment inquiry as dangerous to the rule of law, rather than warranted by Trump’s self-professed crimes. Third, legal scholar Steven Calabresi, chair of the Federalist Society's board of directors, wrote a pair of opinion articles accusing Democrats of violating Trump’s rights, one of which, according to Steven Mazie, the Economist's Supreme Court correspondent, "reads like the first draft of an op-ed by a MAGA middle-schooler who was inspired by Jacob Wohl's erstwhile Twitter account.” 

The combination of Trump’s blatant endorsement of lawlessness and the double-whammy high-profile embarrassments of Calabresi and Barr reflects something much broader and profoundly troubling. The latter two offer striking indicators of just how seriously this is impacting establishment conservatism, in a way that can't be fobbed off on Trump alone, while Trump's pardons of war criminals — following earlier pardons, including that of ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio — not only enable brute lawlessness in uniform, but points towards outright valorization in the future, especially if performed in direct support of Trump himself.

Lawlessness comes in handy when subverting a democracy.  Trump is identifying his military coalition as we speak. 

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Duncan Hunter has been a liar and unkind jerk since he was the good looking "rising star".

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Duncan Hunter lies. End of Story.

One would think being caught with his hand in the ultimate cookie jar, indicted on 60 felony counts of criminally spending over $250,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses, trips, gifts and booze/cigars/girlfriends, starting almost from the day he first took office in 2009 to 2016 would chasten the Republican from Vape Hut.

One would think being removed from all committee assignments by House Republican leadership due to that indictment along with fellow grifters Chris Collins, indicted for insider stock trading and Steve King, the well know Nazi, er white nationalist, would chasten the guy who took the most ruby red congressional district in the state down to a razor-thin win last November,

One would be wrong. Hunter has been spending time fighting for the rights of a war criminal now being tried in San Diego military court for crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, including shooting unarmed men, women and children for sport and dismembering their bodies. He’s been promoting vaping and giving off ignorant fact-free opinions on the only media outlets that would have him, right-wing KUSI-TV, Fox News and this thing called San Diego Rostra.

https://escondidograpevine.com/2019/02/14/duncan-hunter-lies-end-of-story/

 

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5 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

Duncan Hunter has been a liar and unkind jerk since he was the good looking "rising star".

 

That seems to be a pattern for republicans. Gaetz, Nunes, Jordan...liars and jerks.

Edited to include Pompeo, Mulvaney, and McConnell...liars and jerks the lot. 

Edited by toomuchbaloney

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Hunter still, has not resigned his seat, despite his guilty plea on Tuesday.

In fact, he voted in the House on Wednesday!

When is the grifter, and common criminal going to stop stealing taxpayer money?

From CNN:

Ethics Commuter Urges Duncan Hunter To Stop Voting In House After Guilty Plea

 

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Is this a good time to remind readers that House Republicans, under the leadership of Paul Ryan, targeted and tried to hamstring the office for independent ethics oversight in January 2017? It was one of the first official acts of that year after Trump's election. They prefer ethics decisions which are not independent of partisan nonsense. How can their criminal members continue to shape American law and policy if there are ethical rules and expectations?  

It's beginning to look a bit like republicans believe that they aren't accountable to the same laws as the rest of us peons are. 

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Well, well.

The common criminal is allowed to pick his House quit date!

Isn't that special?

How many criminals are allowed to decide their work quit date?

From today's WaPo:

Rep. Duncan Hunter Says He Will Resign 'shortly after the holidays'

I sure hope he means the upcoming holidays, as he will be sentenced in March, and could be referring to Saint Patrick's Day.

Personally, I just want to tell Hunter to man up, stop being pathetic, and get a move on!

 

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4 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

Well, well.

The common criminal is allowed to pick his House quit date!

Isn't that special?

How many criminals are allowed to decide their work quit date?

From today's WaPo:

Rep. Duncan Hunter Says He Will Resign 'shortly after the holidays'

I sure hope he means the upcoming holidays, as he will be sentenced in March, and could be referring to Saint Patrick's Day.

Personally, I just want to tell Hunter to man up, stop being pathetic, and get a move on!

 

He's probably hoping that Trump will prevail in the impeachment and the Chosen One will demand that he be allowed his legislative seat regardless of corruption. 

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9 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

He's probably hoping that Trump will prevail in the impeachment and the Chosen One will demand that he be allowed his legislative seat regardless of corruption. 

Good point, baloney, since it appears Republicans have given up on the rule of law.

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