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Manafort, Cohen, and Trump: The System Is Rotten - The Atlantic
What Trump has done, by consistently defending his criminal associates, and by attacking the prosecutions as politically motivated or corrupt, is make the implicit obvious: The little people go to prison, the big people do whatever they want. At least, most of the time. The surprise is not that Trump surrounded himself with advisers who committed crimes, or that Trump himself encouraged his advisers to flout the law. The surprise is the mere possibility that any of them will pay for it.
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august 2018 by petej
Twitter forced the world to pay attention to Ferguson. It won't last. - Vox
"The goal isn’t how can we get the best media, it’s how can we stop getting killed," he said. "We’re not trying to get fame, we’re trying to get to free."
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january 2015 by petej
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