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✔LindseyGrahamSC is now under investigation for campaign finance violations/RU Ties (Original Post) Bfd Sep 2018 OP
Yes, please. Solly Mack Sep 2018 #1
Karma Iliyah Sep 2018 #2
Another one who has gone to the dark side in hopes of a pardon. Baitball Blogger Sep 2018 #3
When it rains, it pours. he will call it a democrat witch hunt/conspiracy SummerSnow Sep 2018 #4
Right after he blames Obama !! Haggis for Breakfast Sep 2018 #61
More garbage from Scott Dworkin manor321 Sep 2018 #5
Scott: I'll be sending you that $150000 check this weekend. lindysalsagal Sep 2018 #68
For months, he's been broadcasting with his behavior that the Russians have something big on him. Squinch Sep 2018 #6
'Something big' enid602 Sep 2018 #32
So then the logical conclusion is that it is something else. Squinch Sep 2018 #56
it's Scott Dworkin NewJeffCT Sep 2018 #7
More like a train car load liberaltrucker Sep 2018 #10
Ruth May, a business professor at the University of Dallas, pnwmom Sep 2018 #63
Interesting. MontanaMama Sep 2018 #79
Lol... Scott Dworkin. n/t demmiblue Sep 2018 #8
Exactly. And this nonsense has 12 recs already. manor321 Sep 2018 #9
Oh, it will get more. demmiblue Sep 2018 #11
I wasn't wrong. demmiblue Sep 2018 #81
What? Hav Sep 2018 #12
Is this why he was losing his mind MontanaMama Sep 2018 #13
Dworkin? awesomerwb1 Sep 2018 #14
+1 Botany Sep 2018 #41
Cautiously optimistic Roland99 Sep 2018 #15
Dworkin knows we're mad at Graham n/t KayF Sep 2018 #16
Another Reason to Suck Up to Trump erpowers Sep 2018 #17
A quick google search of "Scott Dworkin" is not very flattering... NurseJackie Sep 2018 #18
Sounds like the "investigation" is by The Democratic Coalition (so....pointless/toothless) NorCen_CT Sep 2018 #20
This message was self-deleted by its author NorCen_CT Sep 2018 #21
Investigation by whom? nt procon Sep 2018 #19
Is this real? geardaddy Sep 2018 #22
No. janx Sep 2018 #31
Oh FFS!! Why do people keep falling for this bullshit? nt Guy Whitey Corngood Sep 2018 #23
Because people keep pimping this bullshit Codeine Sep 2018 #75
the whole GOP is a branch of the Russian mafia LiberalLovinLug Sep 2018 #24
Perhaps This is Why Lindsey Was So Testy/Hysterical at Yesterday's Hearing dlk Sep 2018 #25
I knew they had pee tape on him as well W T F Sep 2018 #26
Maybe it's the same tape. Trump and Lindsey usaf-vet Sep 2018 #51
Dworkin aside ... LenaBaby61 Sep 2018 #27
Good! I hope the jerk goes down in flames. nt Laffy Kat Sep 2018 #28
Well that will explain his drama Fullduplexxx Sep 2018 #29
So Graham (R) has been on the take for russian moneybucks Achilleaze Sep 2018 #30
If he did it I wouldn't be surprised to learn other Repugnants were also doing it and cstanleytech Sep 2018 #33
Woah ! whathehell Sep 2018 #34
Source cannot, and should not be trusted. Hoping though that Enoki33 Sep 2018 #35
Is he crying again? jpak Sep 2018 #36
A year ago I heard about Graham's PAC taking Russia money .. DemoTex Sep 2018 #37
Good! Thekaspervote Sep 2018 #38
Ruh-roh. The indignant, snarling Lhasa Apso is a crook. JDC Sep 2018 #39
Oh my God... janx Sep 2018 #49
The meanest dog I've ever known: our Lhasa "Muffin" JDC Sep 2018 #53
Ahhhh! janx Sep 2018 #57
Try the "Gentle Leash" Scarsdale Sep 2018 #78
WTH? zentrum Sep 2018 #40
Shocked! Shocked, I tell you. volstork Sep 2018 #42
Unrec. Source is very unreliable. Kaleva Sep 2018 #43
I'm willing to wait till his report is out. As stated in the tweet. Bfd Sep 2018 #45
No thanks, he is linking to the Washington Times to promote himself. demmiblue Sep 2018 #50
Report from whom? janx Sep 2018 #52
There won't be a "report" because this isn't Codeine Sep 2018 #74
Joy Reid used to have him on her show. demmiblue Sep 2018 #80
That would be a producer's decision, right? janx Sep 2018 #83
Kick & Rec Kaleva's Unrec. Earth Bound Misfit Sep 2018 #46
+1 grantcart Sep 2018 #47
He is Trumps, what ever you to want call it! BlueJac Sep 2018 #44
Please. That source is 99% our bullshit and 95% pure wishful thinking. UnRec Stinky The Clown Sep 2018 #48
We'll see when this report comes out. Meanwhile, Perjury chgs filed against Kav Bfd Sep 2018 #54
LfuckingOL. john657 Sep 2018 #86
Well I'm rather new on this site. This came across my twitter earlier today. So I decided to share i Bfd Sep 2018 #91
Just to be clear, john657 Sep 2018 #97
Good. (nt) Paladin Sep 2018 #55
I hope this fucking rat goes down liberal N proud Sep 2018 #58
Oh, well that explains a lot! nt Honeycombe8 Sep 2018 #59
What did he spend it on-- An under-aged male prostitute? BigDemVoter Sep 2018 #60
That would explain a few things. SergeStorms Sep 2018 #62
hear, hear. Or is it here, here? cadaverdog Sep 2018 #72
That should get Lindsey "Jack-In-The-Box" Graham hopping eleny Sep 2018 #64
Oh, please let this happen for real. nt Ferrets are Cool Sep 2018 #65
Oops ya burnt shenmue Sep 2018 #66
Couldn't happen to a nicer asshole. No wonder his nerves are frayed. Nitram Sep 2018 #67
Remember they hacked RNC and didn't publish? Laura PourMeADrink Sep 2018 #69
Graham and the whole GOP have filthy russian oligarch money on their hands. Old news. lindysalsagal Sep 2018 #70
"Under investigation" is a meaningless phrase Codeine Sep 2018 #71
... at140 Sep 2018 #76
Post removed Post removed Sep 2018 #73
this is surreal. SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2018 #77
OMGOSH......is this true?? I hope, I hope, I hope a kennedy Sep 2018 #82
We all knew they had something on him, just didnt know what. Amaryllis Sep 2018 #84
I call bullshit Demonaut Sep 2018 #85
It's truly amazing how many here fall for this shit. n/t john657 Sep 2018 #87
"If it's what you say, I love it" oasis Sep 2018 #88
Post removed Post removed Sep 2018 #89
Wow.. I hope this goes Cha Sep 2018 #90
I'll wait uponit7771 Sep 2018 #92
Thank you for posting this. murielm99 Sep 2018 #93
Your welcome. Bfd Sep 2018 #94
Scott Dworkin's full of shit. octoberlib Sep 2018 #95
Ok. I agree with you, but havn't seen a lot of of Dworkin prior to this. Bfd Sep 2018 #96
Get a kick about Killing the Messenger going on. libdem4life Sep 2018 #98
The trail to Moscow grows wide randr Sep 2018 #99
NOW we know why he needs a pardon. bitterross Sep 2018 #100
People wonder how fake news can spread like fire. This thread is exhibit A. bearsfootball516 Sep 2018 #101
I wouldn't call it fake news, but I would say read the link before you rec pecosbob Sep 2018 #102
What A Surprise Me. Sep 2018 #103

SummerSnow

(12,608 posts)
4. When it rains, it pours. he will call it a democrat witch hunt/conspiracy
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 03:20 PM
Sep 2018

oh wait and blame the Clintons

Squinch

(50,341 posts)
6. For months, he's been broadcasting with his behavior that the Russians have something big on him.
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 03:21 PM
Sep 2018

enid602

(8,430 posts)
32. 'Something big'
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 04:12 PM
Sep 2018

If the ‘something big’ is what everyone already knows, it’s not worth carrying water for tRump and Putin.

Hav

(5,969 posts)
12. What?
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 03:28 PM
Sep 2018

You guys aren't convinced about the "sketchy" things he outlined in such detail?
I'm not sure he has ever delivered anything of note. He probably has but his breathless announcements of things to come (with countless disappointments that followed) are signs that he shouldn't be regarded as a reliable investigative journalist.

MontanaMama

(23,139 posts)
13. Is this why he was losing his mind
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 03:31 PM
Sep 2018

at the hearing yesterday? I know folks say Lindey's tantrum was a job interview performance for the AG. While I agree that it may be, could it also be that he really needs the Judge Quaalude on the SCOTUS in order to protect his own ass?

erpowers

(9,350 posts)
17. Another Reason to Suck Up to Trump
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 03:37 PM
Sep 2018

So, everyone, including me, thought Sen. Lindsey Graham's performance this week was about him wanting to be the Attorney General. Well, this provides another reason for him sucking up to Donald Trump. Sen. Graham knows as well as all of us that Trump supports people who support him whether they are guilty, or not guilty. This was not the time for Sen. Graham, if he was thinking about his own self interest, to take a hard stance against Trump. Standing up to Trump due to the actions of his Supreme Court nominee would have made it hard for Graham to get support from Trump on this issue. Now Trump is likely to be fully in Graham's corner.

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
18. A quick google search of "Scott Dworkin" is not very flattering...
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 03:44 PM
Sep 2018

... sounds like an opportunistic fundraising grifter.

Response to NorCen_CT (Reply #20)

 

Codeine

(25,586 posts)
75. Because people keep pimping this bullshit
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 06:12 PM
Sep 2018

and they know all the buzzwords to get people excited. Only by actually reading the article do we learn that it’s nonsense being pushed by the Moonie Times.

LiberalLovinLug

(14,137 posts)
24. the whole GOP is a branch of the Russian mafia
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 04:00 PM
Sep 2018

Putin has slowly been taking over the party for over a decade now.

LenaBaby61

(6,940 posts)
27. Dworkin aside ...
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 04:08 PM
Sep 2018

I can quite easily believe that there is something to the fact that Graham probably IS doing something wrong that does deserve to be investigated.

The way he acted out yesterday by making a complete fool of himself. How embarrassing he was. He hates women, and I also believe and feel comfortable in feeling that he's being blackmailed. Not sure if it's by tRump or his puppet master putin or by BOTH of them.

Graham's INSANE.

Achilleaze

(15,543 posts)
30. So Graham (R) has been on the take for russian moneybucks
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 04:10 PM
Sep 2018

freaking republicans have sold out America

cstanleytech

(25,943 posts)
33. If he did it I wouldn't be surprised to learn other Repugnants were also doing it and
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 04:14 PM
Sep 2018

it could explain why many Repugnants have been in favor of killing the Mueller investigation.

Enoki33

(1,580 posts)
35. Source cannot, and should not be trusted. Hoping though that
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 04:16 PM
Sep 2018

it is true. It would explain a lot of inexplicable behavior.

JDC

(10,047 posts)
53. The meanest dog I've ever known: our Lhasa "Muffin"
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 04:47 PM
Sep 2018

May she rot in hell. And I love dogs more than most people.

janx

(24,128 posts)
57. Ahhhh!
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 04:54 PM
Sep 2018


I have a large! six-month-old Weim pup with me as I type. He is not mean, but he's pretty crazy. Still have a hard time with him on a leash.

Scarsdale

(9,426 posts)
78. Try the "Gentle Leash"
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 06:18 PM
Sep 2018

It worked with my Rottweiler. He would drag me all over, then my son got The Gentle Leash. It goes over the muzzle, and keeps the head straight. It worked. Only used it for a few days. Jazzy was great to take for walks after that.

volstork

(5,393 posts)
42. Shocked! Shocked, I tell you.
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 04:27 PM
Sep 2018

The desperation is pouring off of him like water off of Niagra.

What a pathetic little wimp.

 

Bfd

(1,406 posts)
45. I'm willing to wait till his report is out. As stated in the tweet.
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 04:38 PM
Sep 2018

Then there's this:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211205987

We'll watch where this all takes us.

 

Codeine

(25,586 posts)
74. There won't be a "report" because this isn't
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 06:10 PM
Sep 2018

an investigation. It’s some bloviating dipshit on social media with delusions of grandeur.

 

john657

(1,058 posts)
86. LfuckingOL.
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 10:04 PM
Sep 2018

You really believe this bullshit?

The Democratic Coalition, and Scott Dworkin have zero standing to file any charges in any court.

Only Federal/State/Local DA's have the authority to file any charges.

This is nothing more than grandstanding and fundraising by those idiots at Democratic Coalition.

I can't believe people on this site take this seriously.

 

Bfd

(1,406 posts)
91. Well I'm rather new on this site. This came across my twitter earlier today. So I decided to share i
Sat Sep 29, 2018, 02:03 AM
Sep 2018

it here.
I may not be as knowlegable as some longtime posters here, but as I said, if nothing comes of the report he says he will have out this weekeend I guess he isn't able to do what he claims.

Frankly, regardless of what anyone thinks of him, I am willing to give it a week.

I generally stick to a narrow bunch on twitter who have been reliable with facts & checking out who posts what.
This is one I wasn't too familiar with but found it interesting.
So I shared it here.

I don't appreciate being, as you said, " LfkingOL" d at for it however.
That really wasn't necessary.
I wouldn't have used those words against someone I may disagree with.

Just want you to know that about me.




 

john657

(1,058 posts)
97. Just to be clear,
Sat Sep 29, 2018, 09:03 AM
Sep 2018

I wasn't laughing at you, I was laughing at the notion that Democratic Coalition thinks they actually have the standing to file ANY charges against ANYONE, they don't.

They've done this many times, all this is is grandstanding and fundraising,

If you go to their website, the first thing that pops up is a page for donations, that should tell you what they're all about.

Welcome to DU.

BigDemVoter

(4,147 posts)
60. What did he spend it on-- An under-aged male prostitute?
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 05:17 PM
Sep 2018

Trump and/or the rest of the criminal Repig establishment have something on Lindsay, and it is very, very ugly. I can't imagine what he may be hiding. It simply may be that Lindsay doesn't realize that everybody already knows he's gay, and he's so in the closet he just is clueless.

HOWEVER, I think it's something more nefarious. While I have always loathed the piece of shit, he is worse now than ever. I'm very curious to know what they have on him.

SergeStorms

(18,571 posts)
62. That would explain a few things.
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 05:19 PM
Sep 2018

However, there's never any excuse for acting like the rabid troglodyte he's been portraying lately. Is something getting a little too close to home here, Lindsey?

I'd love to see the entire fetid, crooked lot of Republican thugs annihilated. That would make my heart soar like an eagle!

lindysalsagal

(20,174 posts)
70. Graham and the whole GOP have filthy russian oligarch money on their hands. Old news.
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 06:05 PM
Sep 2018
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/05/08/putins-proxies-helped-funnel-millions-gop-campaigns

Buried in the campaign finance reports available to the public are some troubling connections between a group of wealthy donors with ties to Russia and their political contributions to President Donald Trump and a number of top Republican leaders. And thanks to changes in campaign finance laws, the political contributions are legal. We have allowed our campaign finance laws to become a strategic threat to our country.

Data from the Federal Election Commission show that Blavatnik's campaign contributions dating back to 2009-10 were fairly balanced across party lines and relatively modest for a billionaire. During that season he contributed $53,400. His contributions increased to $135,552 in 2011-12 and to $273,600 in 2013-14, still bipartisan.

In 2015-16, everything changed. Blavatnik's political contributions soared and made a hard right turn as he pumped $6.35 million into GOP political action committees, with millions of dollars going to top Republican leaders including Sens. Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham.
 

Codeine

(25,586 posts)
71. "Under investigation" is a meaningless phrase
Fri Sep 28, 2018, 06:06 PM
Sep 2018

in this instance. Some Twitter rando hardly constitutes an “investigation” any more than looking under my son’s bed for the missing cereal bowl makes me a detective.

Response to Bfd (Original post)

Response to Bfd (Original post)

 

Bfd

(1,406 posts)
94. Your welcome.
Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:02 AM
Sep 2018

This thing with Graham is a lot like Kavanaugh or Trump.
We know its true, its against our moral & human code of conduct, but we just have to stand here feeling helpless untill those with the power to do so can finally stop the disease from spreading any further.

We are a people of belief & trust that the power of good will win in the end.


octoberlib

(14,971 posts)
95. Scott Dworkin's full of shit.
Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:20 AM
Sep 2018

And Trump or the Russians might have something on Lindsay Graham but a more likely explanation for Graham’s sucking up to Trump is that he’s up for re-election in 2020 and Trump has high approval ratings among R’s in SC.

 

Bfd

(1,406 posts)
96. Ok. I agree with you, but havn't seen a lot of of Dworkin prior to this.
Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:33 AM
Sep 2018

I have nothing to form an opinion of him, yet.
This was on my twitter feed and I thought it was interesting enough to post it here.

Whatever Dworkin is or isn't, he's apparantly not telling us anything we don't already suspect.
Guess I'll watch for his report he says he'll present this weekend.

I'd like to see him held to that claim he makes.

Not so much for Dworkin's behalf, but for ours.
Graham couldn't have given himself up any better than he did during this hearing.

Its not as though people in places of power also didn't take note of the acts of desperation.
Red flags were being waved everywhere.

I just hope the people with the power to stop this political nightmare hurry up.

 

libdem4life

(13,877 posts)
98. Get a kick about Killing the Messenger going on.
Sat Sep 29, 2018, 10:41 AM
Sep 2018

Especially when there are other corroborating sources and stories. It's a poorly kept secret for most Republicans. It has been said many times that after this, the Republican Party, as we knew it, will be a thing of the past. The Moderates are leaving in droves...some very high profile. Leaving the virtual former Tea Partiers to slime up the process.

 

bitterross

(4,066 posts)
100. NOW we know why he needs a pardon.
Sat Sep 29, 2018, 02:42 PM
Sep 2018

Not that this is a surprise of course. I think most of the GOP is dirty with Russian money.

bearsfootball516

(6,368 posts)
101. People wonder how fake news can spread like fire. This thread is exhibit A.
Sat Sep 29, 2018, 02:48 PM
Sep 2018

Look at all the posters just reading the flashy headline not looking at the source, or thinking critically about it.

pecosbob

(7,431 posts)
102. I wouldn't call it fake news, but I would say read the link before you rec
Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:05 PM
Sep 2018

kind of nothing news wrapped in a somewhat misleading banner, but I think this is normal for that group. That being said, I think it's kind of short-sighted to let the internal feud here between XXXXXX haters and XXXXXX haters to get in the way of a combined front against the Republican fascists.

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