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Day 748

Updated 2/6/2019 1:13 PM PST

1/ Nancy Pelosi declared that House Democrats would not be intimidated by Trump's "all-out threat" during his State of the Union to stop investigating his administration. Pelosi called it Democrats' "congressional responsibility" to investigate Trump, "and if we didn't do it, we would be delinquent in that." During his address, Trump claimed that "If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation." He added: "It just doesn't work that way!" Pelosi called Trump's rhetoric a false choice. (New York Times)

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Breaking! Paul Erickson INDICTED on charges of wire fraud and money laundering. :boom:

But a priviso!!! It may or may not have to do with the Mueller probe considering the charges have to do with a nursing home. If the money came from Russia, then yes.

Sorry to sound alarm bells!!!

The indictment alleges that Erickson ran a criminal scheme from 1996 to 2018 using a chain of assisted living homes called Compass Care. Erickson also allegedly defrauded investors through a company called Investing with Dignity that claimed to be “in the business of developing a wheelchair that allowed people to go to the bathroom without being lifted out of the wheelchair.” The indictment says he also ran a fraudulent scheme that claimed to be building homes in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota.


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True that on your proviso! But, regardless, at minimum, these charges expose Erickson as a class A1 scumbag. :wink: And now the Feds can really lean on him to come clean with everything he knows about Butina’s connections to the Kremlin, the NRA, and our 2016 election.

And this filing actually does include one connection to Butina, although she is not named. On page 10, in the section listing the money laundering counts against Erickson, count 10 references a payment of $20,472.09 that Erickson made to American University – the school Butina attended.

From reporting in July (BuzzFeed) we already knew that Erickson had paid Butina’s tuition, but now that payment has been officially labeled as “laundered money.” This could simply mean that it is money from Erikson’s ill gotten gains described in the indictment (investment scams) or it could mean that the money is being laundered from another source – and that may be a thread that Mueller is currently unraveling. Now we can only wait and watch. :thinking: