Loans of over $1 Billion to Trump by SCOTUS justice Kennedy’s son, but nothing to see here…

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Anthony Kennedy’s son works for Deutschbank and has loaned Trump over $1 billion in real estate loans.

But as we have seen there’s no collusion, not even Russian collusion in the Trump regime.

But they had a connection, one Mr. Trump was quick to note in the moments after his first address to Congress in February 2017. As he made his way out of the chamber, Mr. Trump paused to chat with the justice.

“Say hello to your boy,” Mr. Trump said. “Special guy.”

Mr. Trump was apparently referring to Justice Kennedy’s son, Justin. The younger Mr. Kennedy spent more than a decade at Deutsche Bank, eventually rising to become the bank’s global head of real estate capital markets, and he worked closely with Mr. Trump when he was a real estate developer, according to two people with knowledge of his role.

During Mr. Kennedy’s tenure, Deutsche Bank became Mr. Trump’s most important lender, dispensing well over $1 billion in loans to him for the renovation and construction of skyscrapers in New York and Chicago at a time other mainstream banks were wary of doing business with him because of his troubled business history.

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If the overtures to Justice Kennedy from the White House were subtle, the warnings from its allies were blunt. Last month, Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, went on Hugh Hewitt’s radio program to issue an urgent plea.

“My message to any one of the nine Supreme Court justices,” he said, was, “‘If you’re thinking about quitting this year, do it yesterday.’”

Mr. Grassley said speed was of the essence in light of the midterm elections in November. “If we have a Democrat Senate,” he said, “you’re never going to get the kind of people that are strict constructionists.”

Intermediaries pressed the point with Justice Kennedy privately, telling him that Donald F. McGahn II, Mr. Trump’s White House counsel, would in all probability leave after the midterms. Mr. McGahn has been a key architect of Mr. Trump’s successful efforts to appoint wave after wave of conservative judges, they said, and his absence would complicate a Supreme Court confirmation.

 

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Lone Wolf
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Lone Wolf

Which came first? The Reichstag fire? or the night of the long knives?

Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

There’s not one damn day that goes by, something isn’t coming out about the dealing of this worthless con man. Wake up people! Nothing but one man (and I say that lightly) destroying the country which used to be leader of the free world. It’s time to stop him now.

C. Rose
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C. Rose

Yeah. I am sure mueller has more than enough info on obstruction. Bring it. Seems mueller And rosenstein may be holding off till the midtems to protect trump or get the uber conservative justice. They all will be part of the exec. Branch after midterms.

Elli
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Elli

A day doesn’t go by without new evidence that Don the Con is not involved in corruption. This moron is destroying this beautiful country. What is wrong with the Republican Party for not standing up to him. You Republicans work for the people of this country who have elected you, show us that you have some backbone.

Debra
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Debra

When I first heard that Kennedy was retiring I asked myself Why is he retiring now while Trump is President. Then I thought that someone must have paid him off to retire. Now I’m thinking that maybe he is running scared because just maybe he is involved in the corruption and money laundering too.