Duncan Hunter indicted

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  1. tafkats

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    At this point, maybe we should just have a Republican corruption megathread ...

    GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter and wife indicted on charges of misusing campaign funds

    A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife on charges of improperly using hundreds of thousands of campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, including family vacations and dental work.​

    Hunter is also accused of filing false campaign reports and wire fraud.

    The late-August indictment is a huge problem for California Republicans. Unless Hunter were to pass away in the next 10 days - Aug. 31 - there is no way to replace him on the ballot this November, according to the California Secretary of State's office. There is also no write-in option under state law.

    While the San Diego-based district is solidly Republican and Hunter was moving toward reelection despite his legal problems, Tuesday's indictment may cost the GOP a badly needed House seat.

    The grand jury indictment paints a picture of the Hunters as a couple with serious financial problems who began dipping into about $250,000 worth of campaign funds to pay their expenses. The Hunters allegedly overdrew their joint checking account more than 1,100 times during a seven-year period, leading to thousands in overdraft charges, according to the indictment. Their credit cards were also maxed out, leading to additional charges.​

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/21/duncan-hunter-indicted-790861
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    Very good news. That guy was corrupt as hell. A few mispent dollars is one thing but when you are using hundreds of thousands of dollars of campaign donations for personal use then that is just systematic corruption yet, sadly, typical of the local GOP.

    I remind you that the next district over had Randy "Duke" Cunningham who actually got caught with a "bribe menu" spelling out how large of a bribe he wanted for each act of corruption. He was caught and found guilty but still got to hand down his seat in Congress to his son, Randy Jr, like a feudal title, where the son kept up the same level of corruption.
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    Remember the $250,000 is only what they caught while there was a lot of other stuff which he has never been charged for. Like the beach front house he "bought" from a lobbyist for half a million below market value. Magically, Hunter always voted for that lobbyist's issues and happily submitted bills the lobbying company wrote complete and unedited. I am sure the hundreds of thousands in donations and the half million off the beach house had nothing to do with it. :rolleyes:
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    Scummiest bit of this was making clothes purchases at golf club stores and claiming they were "Balls for Wounded Warriors" charitable donations to veteran associations. :mad:

    Still, not the first time a GOP rep has abused charitable donations to veterans, huh?
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    This wasn't even the first time this happened. Last year Hunter had to repay $80,000 to his campaign because he spent, among other things, $2000 on video games for his kids and a 1st class plane ticket for the family toy dog to have its own seat on the plane because his wife didn't want the dog in a pet crate. I believe there was also horse back riding lessons for the kids.

    So this is routine, year after year, sort of corruption and abuse.
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    I am listening to KPBS right now it says Duncan Hunter has been removed from his committee assignment while he proclaims his innocence and declares this to be... wait for it... "A deep state plot against me!" :lol:

    The US Attorney in San Diego is a Trump appointee.
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    I should point out that CA 50 is +15 point R district. Duncan Hunter jr (his father held the seat before him) still won the primary last June despite already being under multiple felony count Federal indictments.

    A bunch of people in CA 50 will vote for anyone with an R next to their name even if that person is a known criminal. Thus why Duncan Hunter jr is currently trying to bull shit his way through it using lame conspiracy theories.
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    https://www.google.com/amp/www.latimes.com/politics/la-me-campa-najjar-20180823-story.html?outputType=amp

    Yeah, I have $20 that says despite being a crook Hunter gets reelected because Dems can't come up with a decent candidate to save their lives. They are running a millennial Palestinian-Mexican who's grandfather was the leader of the Palestinian terrorist group which attacked the Olympics in Munich in the 1970's killing a dozen or so Iraeli atheletes. He has never held a real job despite being 29, his educational history isn't that great, which probably is why he supports economically illiterate ideas like government mandated income equality. :rolleyes:

    To be fair to dems CA 50 was considered such a lock by Republicans that no serious Dem candidate bothered but this steaming pile of shit is all they could dredge up? If they actually bothered to field a halfway decent candidate they would have won this district.
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    Ammar Campa-Najjar, strongly rejects the actions of his grandfather (who died a decade before he was born) and is a former aide to Obama. Naturally Dinner thinks he is a "steaming pile of shit" because of his ethnicity. What a surprise. :dayton:
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    His family also moved back to Gaza in the 90's where he had much of his formative years. Yep, this is a garbage candidate who is going to lose against a known criminal. Dems really need to do a better job of finding decent candidates in every district.
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    Funny, thought @Dinner had me on ignore! ;)

    Always gives himself away sooner or later. :lol: That's what happens with alcoholism. Forgetfulness.

    Anyhow, there you have it folks. If you are of Palestinian heritage and you spend any time in Gaza you're a terrorist. :dayton:
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    Looks like he's blaming it all on his wife. From some of the reported pieces, she does seem to have instigated the ideas (buy your shorts at the golf club and we'll tell 'em it was golf balls for vets!) but HE is the one who lied to his treasurer about it, he shares culpability.
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    It is a pretty standard tactic. He blames her during his trial while she blames him during her trial. They are no doubt hoping the juries are too stupid to understand the both of them were doing this together for almost a decade.
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    Naw, they are two peas in a pod. I doubt either actually blames the other as they know they were both co-conspirators. This is just the defense they will tell the jury in hopes of staying out of jail. You will notice they are not getting divorced and are still living together so this is all just a show for the trials.

    The cool news is after they both get convicted the governor will get to appoint their replacement. He will need to appoint a fairly moderate Dem as that is a conservative district. The terrorist's grandson is not going to win in that district; in the primary he only managed 15% while Hunter got 65% and all the other candidates were in the single digits.
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    And he throws his wife under the bus. Can conservatives be more pathetic? Ofcourse they can.
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    Like I said, it is a pretty standard defense tactic when you do not really have a defense and were caught red handed. He claims she did it during his trial, she claims he did it during her trial... And they both hope it is good enough to get them off. Naturally, they did it together for almost a decade so they both belong in prison.

    Today Duncan Hunter was back on TV yet again claiming it was a politically motivated witch hunt by the deep state. They are hoping the jury will have one Trumpanzee to get them off.

    Sadly, Hunter will pretty easily win against his joke opponent but at least once he is convicted the governor will get to appoint his replacement. A blue dog could hold that district. A half illegal alien half Palestinian "refugee" (who's mother was a violent convicted felon in Israel) who has a long family history of Islamic terrorism cannot. Yes, El Poop, even if he unconvincingly declares he doesn't support his grandfather's or mother's Palestinian terrorism ties or his time in Gaza in terrorism youth groups.

    Go ahead and google about what happened in Temecula when Muslims wanted to build a Mosque. He has no chance. At. All. At. All. None. Even the black, Mexican, and Asian minorities (who don't make up much) are going to vote against him.
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    Shit, this guy is from Jamul which isn't even in the district so he'd suffer from a carpet bagger stigma even if he wasn't from a family of Islamic terrorists in a district which is overwelmingingly white, Christian, and conservative. Even against an indicted criminal who will shortly be in jail his candidacy is D.O.A..
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    @Dinner, what evidence do you have that his mother was an illegal alien? The article you linked to said his mother was a receptionist at a medical office. Also, why does his grandfather being a terrorist make him a terrorist? He never knew his grandfather, who died long before he was born.
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    :lol:

    First, his father is an illegal alien, his mother is the terrorist from the terrorist family who is a convicted violent felon in Israel. Second, "How can his father be an illegal if he had a job?" I will let that hang for a while so Quest can understand how stupid he is.

    Lastly, let him "explain" away his former membership in Hamas terrorist youth groups. No, he will not be winning in that district. Dems let him run because no real candidates wanted to run in a district they knew they would lose.
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    I assumed you were talking about his Mexican mother: ‘half illegal alien half Palestinian "refugee"’. So it was his father who was both halves of that equation, and his mother who was the Islamic terrorist? :wtf: His mother was a medical receptionist, dude.

    So why his he responsible for the crimes of a man he never knew, committed before he was born?
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    His chances are less than a fart in the wind.
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    Mexican father. You are slow.
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    Liar. I have mentioned his support for legally enforced income inequaliy. The rest is standard boiler plate (medicare for all) but it is all worthless because he cannot win. No chance at all. Not in that district. He will not win even against an indicted incumbant.

    Want to bet, my race baiting and not very intelligent friend? D.O.A.. I know this district and I have a great record in predicting things like this.
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    Then why is his name Campo-(terrorist)? Not that it matters. He will be lucky to break 30%.

    That is why none of this matters.
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