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    Duncan Hunter to plead guilty

    Title.

    Story.

    Apparently having your wife turn state's evidence, and 5, count them 5, extramarital affairs was enough that he didn't want his kids to hear anymore of his misdeeds.

    It's my understanding that there won't be anyone to fill his seat until a special election is held.
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    I do not need to play the role of "holier than thou". I'm above that..

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    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.
    Calling spending 200K of campaign money a "mistake" is one of the biggest downplay I've seen yet.
    Corrupt to the core.

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    At least the lessons of family values are there. I doubt he will get much trouble, two justice systems in this country after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripster42 View Post
    Title.

    Story.

    Apparently having your wife turn state's evidence, and 5, count them 5, extramarital affairs was enough that he didn't want his kids to hear anymore of his misdeeds.

    It's my understanding that there won't be anyone to fill his seat until a special election is held.
    Is he still on the ballot for the primary in his district? Because I think he could technically still win from jail. Republicans like people that commit crimes apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orbitus View Post
    Is he still on the ballot for the primary in his district? Because I think he could technically still win from jail. Republicans like people that commit crimes apparently.
    He's resigning and not seeking re-election.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudol Von Stroheim View Post
    I do not need to play the role of "holier than thou". I'm above that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripster42 View Post
    He's resigning and not seeking re-election.
    Good. All of the convicted Republicans that have committed unlawful acts should have done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orbitus View Post
    Good. All of the convicted Republicans that have committed unlawful acts should have done that.
    No, all Politicians that committed unlawful acts should be removed from running for any political positions according to the respective voting rights for felons in their state. I mean, people are barred from voting either for a certain amount of time or even forever but they can run for office? That makes no sense, zero.
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    So, look um, I'm not a grief counselor, but if it's any consolation, I have had to kill and bury loved ones before.

    A bunch of times actually.

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    My not-quite-yet in-laws voted for this chump. Have really enjoyed watching this scandal unfold, as terrible of a person as that makes me. It's not just that he's a criminal, it's that he's such a stupid one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem View Post
    No, all Politicians that committed unlawful acts should be removed from running for any political positions according to the respective voting rights for felons in their state. I mean, people are barred from voting either for a certain amount of time or even forever but they can run for office? That makes no sense, zero.
    Yeah, there is one governor of Montana, I think, that assaulted a reporter, and then there was a Republican congressional candidate, Michael Grimm, that is a convicted felon 20 counts of fraud, tax evasion and perjury. Still ran for congress in 2018 but was beaten by his primary opponent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orbitus View Post
    Yeah, there is one governor of Montana, I think, that assaulted a reporter, and then there was a Republican congressional candidate, Michael Grimm, that is a convicted felon 20 counts of fraud, tax evasion and perjury. Still ran for congress in 2018 but was beaten by his primary opponent.
    Federal house rep, but close.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudol Von Stroheim View Post
    I do not need to play the role of "holier than thou". I'm above that..

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    You mean he's been LYING to his constituents and the American people by calling the indictment "FAKE NEWS" for the past few years?

    I feel as if I'm no longer capable of being shocked by these kinds of "developments".

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    And it is now official. He has plead guilty.

    No-one is above the law.

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    The best people.

    Funny how those around Trump keep finding themselves indicted, in jail, on trial or subject to investigations . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Jensen View Post
    The best people.
    I mean, he's a Representative. I mean, for a few minutes at least. He's leaving Congress.

    Here's a blast from the past, rather than necro an old thread:

    AUG. 21, 2018

    Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and his wife, Margaret, were indicted Tuesday on dozens of criminal charges including wire fraud and campaign finance crimes.

    The indictment, filed in federal court in San Diego, accuses the couple of converting more than $250,000 in campaign funds to pay for personal expenses and filing false campaign finance records with the Federal Election Commission to cover up the true nature of the expenses.

    The 60-count indictment accuses the couple of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, falsification of records and aiding and abetting in the prohibited use of campaign contributions. Within hours of its issuance, Hunter assailed the investigation as politically motivated just weeks before the fall campaign season gets underway. House Speaker Paul Ryan nevertheless announced that Hunter had been stripped of his committee assignments.

    Hunter, 41, has been under scrutiny since April 2016, when the FEC and then The San Diego Union-Tribune began questioning expenses of campaign funds on video games, private school tuition, oral surgery and a garage door for the couple’s Alpine home. Spending of campaign funds for personal use is banned by law, to protect against undue influence by donors who might benefit from congressional actions.

    By November 2017, Hunter had repaid his campaign more than $60,000 for what he identified as personal, mistaken or insufficiently documented expenditures. Under financial pressure, the congressman sold his own Alpine home and moved into the home of his father, who shares the same name and preceded him in Congress.

    As a member of Congress, Hunter receives an annual salary of $174,000. Margaret Hunter, 43, was paid $3,000 a month as the congressman’s campaign manager, until April of 2017. They have two daughters and one son.

    The Hunters used campaign funds for ski trips, hotel stays and European vacations, according to the indictment. They dined everywhere from Spago to Taco Bell, from Mister A’s to Wienerschnitzel.

    They golfed. They bought make-up. They paid for airline tickets for friends and relatives and invested in tequila shots and gourmet steaks

    At the same time, the Hunters’ bank accounts were regularly overdrawn. They once used donations to pay the household water bill after the local utility threatened to shut off service. They swiped the campaign credit card for groceries at Vons, Albertsons and Haggen..
    Honestly Jensen, I'm not sure why you just associated this guy with Trump, just because he's a politician living in debt up on campaign finance charges and big into golfing, steaks and air travel yet somehow doesn't pay his water bill. What on Earth made you align those two in your head?

    No-one is above the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Jensen View Post
    The best people.

    Funny how those around Trump keep finding themselves indicted, in jail, on trial or subject to investigations . . .
    The party of "law and order" really means they're the party of "breaking laws and ordering their cult to accept it".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knadra View Post
    I don't care if he committed tax fraud. Scoring political victories and crushing the aspirations of your political opponents is more important than adhering to moral principles.
    Knadra finally just admitting Trumpkins care more about political victories than morals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    I mean, he's a Representative. I mean, for a few minutes at least. He's leaving Congress.

    Here's a blast from the past, rather than necro an old thread:



    Honestly Jensen, I'm not sure why you just associated this guy with Trump, just because he's a politician living in debt up on campaign finance charges and big into golfing, steaks and air travel yet somehow doesn't pay his water bill. What on Earth made you align those two in your head?
    I guess I'm off my rocker. One of these people looks vaguely like a normal human being, the other is a rotten orange. The two can't be more different.

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    I entered this thread reading, "Demon Hunter to plead guilty" and was eagerly anticipating some sort of bizarre cosplay crime.

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    Yeah sure republicans are corrupt and take bribes and seem to do the bidding of vladimir putin a foreign leader who despises america to his core....BUt did you know what anita sarkessian said about vidieo games???- people on this forum

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    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/i...er-guilty-plea

    Former Republican Rep. Darrell Issa knows how to handle Duncan Hunters gross breach of trust and years of lying, including throwing his wife under the bus.

    Have Trump give him clemency and have him do community service, because it's cheaper than throwing him in jail.

    The party of "Law and Order", after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    The party of "Law and Order", after all.
    I can't wait to see Trump pardon someone guilty of campaign finance violation. That's going to be beautiful for 2020.

    No-one is above the law.

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