Washington Post Rejects Anti-Trump Candidate’s Allegations

By 1600 Staff

Richard Painter, a former Bush administration official running as a Democrat in Minnesota, was called out for spreading falsehoods about President Trump and his nomination of a replacement for Justice Kennedy to the Supreme Court.

The Washington Free Beacon Reports:

The Post gave Minnesota Senate candidate Richard Painter and Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden both “Four Pinocchios” for implying Kennedy’s decision to retire was influenced by his son’s work at Deutsche Bank, a bank Trump has done business with. Painter tweeted a New Republic story speculating about Kennedy’s “shady” relationship with Trump and remarked, “the circumstances of Justice Kennedy’s resignation must be investigated.” This earned him Four Pinocchios, the Post’s designation for the most false statements, or “whoopers.”

“It would be explosive if Kennedy’s decision to vote a certain way or to retire was based on Deutsche Bank’s dealings with Trump more than a decade ago. Scratching below the surface, there’s no evidence to justify these theories,” fact-checker Salvador Rizzo wrote.

. . .

Painter, George W. Bush’s former ethics lawyer who’s now running as a Democrat against Sen. Tina Smith (D., Minn.), tweeted a New Republic article implying that something “shady” exists between Trump and Kennedy.

The Minnesota Democrat alleged that there were deep financial ties between the president and Justice Kennedy, and implied that there was a transaction that took place to replace him. The former Bush official is repeating irresponsible conspiracy theories. Many attribute this to sour grapes left over. It is notable that the allegations are so irresponsible that even the Washington Post had to reel them in before they became mainstream among the president’s opposition.

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Joanna
Joanna
4 years ago

These people are so pathetic!! I think they belonged locked away!!!

Edward
Edward
4 years ago
Reply to  Joanna

Why waste tax -payer funds. Shoot the Bastard!

DORIS A BROWN
DORIS A BROWN
4 years ago

Man can the Democrats come up with the b.s. Born losers and whiners.

Leslie
Leslie
4 years ago
Reply to  DORIS A BROWN

Using the word “ethics” for a Democrat/liberal/Obama/lawyer is an oxymoron. This is Bob’s wife.

Debra
Debra
4 years ago
Reply to  DORIS A BROWN

It’s a NEVER ENDING wah wah wah… with the Demos……. They just CANNOT shut the H*LL up can they !!!

bruno
bruno
4 years ago
Reply to  DORIS A BROWN

Remember, the synonym for democrats is collective stupid. But there is hope; try check out #walkaway. Look on youtube of stories why former democrats are walking away from the democratic party. There is a lot of them. I heard there are over 100,000 and counting. The democrats are losers and now they are losing voters too.

Joanna
Joanna
4 years ago

Correction *** Belong

DAR
DAR
4 years ago

The Democrats are THAT desperate????

dar
dar
4 years ago

The Democrats are THAT desperate?

Lizzy McDaniel Hunter
Lizzy McDaniel Hunter
4 years ago

What a bunch of BS!!! The libs and Dems will do almost anything (and with the Clintons we know it has been “anything”) to harm Donald Trump and his endeavors. The Painter insinuations are falsehoods and they should not be given any serious consideration by anyone.

Grizz Mann
Grizz Mann
4 years ago

Proof that Democrats live in a world of make believe.

Deborah Tanner
Deborah Tanner
4 years ago
Reply to  Grizz Mann

Same as those HollyWEED folks in California….. and every time I hear “Killery’s” voice it reminds me of that cartoon……. that says….. Help… I’ve fallen and CAN’T SHUT UP !!!!! lol

ron
ron
4 years ago
Reply to  Grizz Mann

Never vote for a Democrat for any decision-making position. They are all criminals and co-conspirators in something underhanded and false. Virtually all conflict and violence cam be blamed on a Democrat, it is virtually never than any wrong-doing involes Republicans.

Stanley Powell
Stanley Powell
4 years ago
Reply to  Grizz Mann

Grizz: They not only live in a world of make believe, they believe what they write! What happened to the two investigative reporters who unearthed “Watergate,” those were reporters who new how to investigate and write a “real story.” I believe today, these reporters and their editors are so “anxious to get ahead in the business,’ they write anything just hoping to get a hit a “winner.”

NORMAN
NORMAN
4 years ago

What are the dum o rats anyway? socialist,communist, leftist of course, corrupt, full of hate, have no idea what they are doing and when was the last time they did anything for the people of these United States? OH I KNOW lied,stole created unemployment, higher taxes for those who work to give to the lazy ones who do not. and the beat goes on.

Debra
Debra
4 years ago
Reply to  NORMAN

Amen…. and DA LUSIONAL….. thinking that socialism will fix everything….. free everything. gimme gimme gimme…. until the money runs out. People need to bone up on their history of socialism……….. just saying……..

Maxx
4 years ago
Reply to  NORMAN

tThe democrats operate exactly like the communist/socialists leftists of European fame. Their entire agenda is based on lies and innuendo and outright delusion. Pure socialism has failed everywhere that it has been experimented with. Democommies are control freaks who think they are smarter than everybody else and therefore deserve to control everything for everybody. We have laws against sedition and espionage written and passed decades ago. Why are they not being enforced? Democrat-communists are subversives trying to change the type of government that America was founded upon. Why is this not treated as a crime against the government? They were all sure that Obama was going to do that and pass the government over to Hildabeast to continue the destruction of America. The people chose a different path by electing Donald Trump. Now we need to drive the subversives out of America.

ron
ron
4 years ago
Reply to  NORMAN

How many conservative Republicans believe that America should give ANY taxpayer families money to uninvited illegal moochers wnating to share the American Dream?

Steven
Steven
4 years ago
Reply to  ron

I don’t blame them for wanting to share our country’s dream. It was, and is why our ancestors fought, and we fight for.
I believe they need to look to the U. S. A. for that BLUEPRINT. Not for OUR dream, but for THEIR dream. The Mexican, Guatemalan, El Salvadoran, etc., etc. dream. They need to learn fight for their country, so they can forge the country of their own design. One that can be handed down to their future generations.
I don’t remember the old saying verbatim, but it basically says; You can feed a hungry person until he depends on you for food, or… You can teach him how to feed himself.

Tom Streets
11 months ago
Reply to  Steven

Steven, the saying is something like this : “Feed a man a fish, and you feed him for one day ; but teach that man TO fish, and you have fed him for life.”
You are exactly right, that the BLUEPRINT for the American dream is what should be shared with other nations. Our nation’s founders pledged “our lives, our property, and our sacred honor” toward establishing that dream – and IT WORKS !!! It could be applied anywhere, by people of good and honest hearts. The FAILURES so rampant in America today are results of enemies of that dream ; who have so viciously infiltrated our land and the minds of our youth. Our government NOW has corruption PERSONIFIED in the Leftists/Democrats/Socialists-Communists “leaders.” We desperately need to teach good principles to our youth, and a terribly large percentage of our adults.

jerry Hughes
jerry Hughes
4 years ago

We can no longer coexist with the liberal dem bloodsuckers, we must separate ourselves from them or civil war is inevitable

Graywolf12
Graywolf12
4 years ago

Libs should have to prove an IQ above 70 to be able to run for office.

TexRancher
TexRancher
4 years ago
Reply to  Graywolf12

Apparently none have an IQ above their hat size…..

Debra
Debra
4 years ago
Reply to  Graywolf12

They are already about 20 points below brocholli………..

Shelba J. Holmes
Shelba J. Holmes
4 years ago
Reply to  Graywolf12

I think yu are right. These peopkle act just like kids in 3rd or4th grade and it appears that they think they are actually making sense. They carry on so much that people all over the country have grown totally immune to anything they say. It is just assumed that they are lying again. I never saw anything like the current bunch of Democrats in this country.

RC
RC
4 years ago
Reply to  Graywolf12

I THINK THEY ARE already at 70. RAISE THE BAR!!!!

ron
ron
4 years ago
Reply to  Graywolf12

Is there a Republican out there who wants to give taxpayer money to illegals from ANYWHERE?

Freebie
Freebie
4 years ago

I heard Painter talk. What’s wrong with him, he looks like he has some kind of affliction? He’s definitely NOT all there.

Edi
Edi
4 years ago

And now Warner says don’t meet with Putin because the Russians tried to interfere in the elections which was known before obammy left. He didn’t say squat when elephant ears said he’d have more flexibility in his second term. Warner is as bad as Adam Schit… er Schiff.

Ronald
Ronald
4 years ago

GO TRUMP 2020 AND BEYOND

TexRancher
TexRancher
4 years ago

Each time these Socialists (corrupted former democrats) open their mouths, they extend the limits to which they will lie!

Larry
Larry
4 years ago

They have been there to long……….I wish things were different but, I don’t see any hope for the the Democrats to get their act together…..They just keep digging themselves the hole deeper they are standing in……..It’s like shooting themselves in the foot and saying it didn’t happen…It’s like a sickness that has spread………CRAZY!!.

Sherrie Pelt
Sherrie Pelt
4 years ago

This is so ridiculous. The man is 81, duh, maybe he would like to enjoy his life a little before he dies. Gee, are they going to look into Paul Ryan’s retirement? I have never seen a President whose every move and every word is scrutinized like Trump’s. You can see his love for America and Americans in everything he does. He puts America first 100% of the time. How come Obama and his administration were never scrutinized like this? He put America last. He funded and armed the terrorists. He released terrorists from Gitmo who are now back fighting against us with ISIS. Obama and several of the members of his administration should have been arrested and charged with treason.
The Democrats DO NOT want to preserve America as a Democratic Republic. They are socialists promoting globalization. We the people have spoken, we want to preserve our Democratic Republic.

Len
Len
4 years ago

When Trump arrived in DC demspicables revealed just how low they’ll go to achieve their objectives. They’ve one mind-set and that’s to obstruct Trump, and any means are justified. To insure there’s no deviation, Pelosi promises to withhold all financial support for future campaigning from dems who dare not to play by party rules. Thus the appearance of party unity.

Len
Len
4 years ago

When Trump arrived in DC, Dems demonstrated just how low they will go to accomplish their goals. Currently, the primary goal is to obstruct Trump. What looks like party unity in this effort is really the result of the threat by Pelosi that those who deviate from working toward this end will not receive any financial funding to support their next campaign – thus the appearance of total party unity. Money talks – especially to those void of values.

HARRY
4 years ago

TIME TO START KIDNAPPING THESE PEOPLE AND SHOWING THEM LYING IS JUST NOT A GOOD IDEA. Or just ruin their lives in a way they might learn something from it.

TooLateNow
TooLateNow
4 years ago

This looks, suspiciously, like the Pelican Brief

Charlene
Charlene
4 years ago

Old saying, give them enough rope and they will hang themselves. That is what I think is happening. Sick and tired of democrats and their hateful words against Americans. Time for
them to go!

Christy
Christy
4 years ago

Before accusing anyone of wrong doing dems need to look no further than their own!

Sumner Lymburner
Sumner Lymburner
4 years ago

In 2000, I had a difficult time voting for Governor George W. Bush because I never respected his father. If the Democrats had put up a reasonably competent and honest person, I would have voter for their candidate. Sad that this bum works to further destroy George W. Bush’s legacy.

MillieK
MillieK
4 years ago

How low can they go? Painter just dug it a little deeper. The Democrats are truly a sad, sad lot. I’m beginning to feel sorry for them, they are so filled with hate and rage. Don’t they know that is not healthy? In all my 92 years I never, ever dreamed that I would see such a sick section of society in this country as the Democratic party has become. I was once a registered Democrat, but they lost me when they became so radical. Their loss, my gain.

Kenneth Hadler
Kenneth Hadler
4 years ago

Four Pinocchios – I can almost see that proboscis growing!

David in MA
David in MA
4 years ago

For those who have not read the COMMUNIST MANIFESTO,
which is online, I ask you to please read it.

Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann
4 years ago

The Bush Family & all of their Lackeys have come out of their Cupboard & are non-stop maligning President Trump. Mr. Painter, a Bush Man & now a Born Again DEM, has a conspiracy theory about the SCOTUS Judge Kennedy & he is determined to win an election off of this Tale. President Trump is out of the Country, so Painter, Bushies, Mueller, Rosenstein, Willie Clinton, etc are using their mouths to destroy the President. SHAME ON THESE RATS!

James
James
4 years ago
Reply to  Shirley Ann

Shirley Ann,
These people are children Satan because Jesus said that Satan came to steal, kill, and destroy and also Jesus added that Satan is a LIAR and the father of ALL lies. So you know who their father is even if they claim to be Christians. But God will not change his word for NO one because what is written is written. And God cannot lie, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He said: “I am the Lord God and I CHANGE NOT”. And I don’t care who they think they are, they are nothing.

RC
RC
4 years ago
Reply to  Shirley Ann

TOTALLY agree. What on earth is their problem? Bush remains silent while O blasts and blames him, but NOW they argue against the first President to really be achieving so much (that of course Bush did not). IT IS HORRIBLE. I am sure Judge Kennedy DID retire when he did so that Trump could appoint the next SCOTUS member. If Ruth B Ginsburg remains standing I will be shocked. This is a GOD thing….the country is being saved and coming back, the Dems are proving themselves to be fools and petty and mean, Maxine, the protests, yada yada.

Shelba J. Holmes
Shelba J. Holmes
4 years ago

Another loony tune lying piece of garbage. I hope and pray that he gets his pants beat off him. Nobody that is that sick in the head should be in office – not even for dog catcher.

ernaldo
ernaldo
4 years ago

SoDick, no problem with poisoning a Justice so a particular muzlim interloper could further stack the high court?
I thought not, dork!

ED
ED
4 years ago

and there was nothing suspicious about the timing of the Scalia murder by the Dimms?

Joseph
Joseph
4 years ago

Democrats are beyond pathetic! Lying is their main descriptive word. Kennedy resigned..no one sprinkled fairy dust on him like the liberals do. They would not be so panicked if they weren’t so screwed up.

dprato
dprato
4 years ago

Between the Rinos, Democrats, Leftist and Liberals it might be a good idea for the Federal Government to restart funding Mental Hospitals and reopening all those that were closed.
It’s amazing how many of these waco’s are running around with Trump Derangement Syndrome acting like little kids who had their candy taken away. Really a National Disgrace and I wonder just how many of them are on the Soros payroll.

dprato
dprato
4 years ago

This post may not have anything to do with this article but is being included to inform people of how they have been used by the Government Administration of Barack Obama supported by Hillary Clinton and company.
I think all people should read the item below and in particular if you are an Obama or Clinton supporter.
After you read this ask yourself if you are a Useful Idiot and have been manipulated by these people.
If the answer is YES its not too late to change.
Beware the Useful Idiots
submitted by Garret Geer
Recall that Hillary did her college thesis on his writings and Obama writes about him in his books.Saul Alinsky died about 43 years ago, but his writings influenced those in political control of our nation today.
Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Education: University of Chicago
Spouse: Irene Alinsky
Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals
Anyone out there think that this stuff still isn’t being promoted today by the Democrats and Left in the U.S.?
All eight rules are still in play by the Left..
How to create a socialist state by Saul Alinsky:
There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.
1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.
2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible; poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control– Remove the ability to defend themselves from the government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).
6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the government and schools.
8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent, and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
Does any of this sound like what was happening to the United States?
Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as “Useful Idiots.”
The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It was and still is happening in the U.S.
“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”

Gretta
Gretta
4 years ago
Reply to  dprato

You hit the nail on the head, dprato. Go to these links and see how awake you are.

https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2015/02/06/communist-party-admits-infiltration-takeover-of-democratic-party/

http://thepeoplescube.com/current-truth/communists-sue-democratic-party-for-stealing-platform-t5149.html

https://www.truthrevolt.org/news/communist-party-usa-we-wont-be-leaving-democratic-party-anytime-soon

http://www.trevorloudon.com/2015/01/top-communist-admits-communist-party-utilizes-the-democratic-party-a-lesson-for-constitutionalistss/

https://www.catholicamericanthinker.com/communist-manifesto.html

https://www.scribd.com/document/61905300/Communist-Party-USA-for-Obama-and-Democrats-2012

https://www.prageru.com/videos/inconvenient-truth-about-democratic-party

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-26-democrats-plan-complete-destruction-of-the-republic-invasion.html

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-26-democrats-plan-complete-destruction-of-the-republic-invasion.html

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-26-the-left-has-declared-war-on-america-crossfire.html

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-25-health-ranger-emergency-broadcast-leftists-attempting-to-incite-civil-war-spark-of-bloodshed.html

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-05-america-will-collapse-into-a-third-world-country.html

These links will simply validate everything you said. You are absolutely correct. All that matters to these liberal communist democrats is
1) ABSOLUTE POWER
2) ABSOLUTE CONTROL
3) ABSOLUTE POWER and ABSOLUTE CONTROL over us and our tax dollars
4) their communist muslim UN globalist new world order utopia
5) where they will use our citizens of the western nations as their worker ants to sustain their Agenda 21 new world order
6) this is why they forced obamacare (or lack thereof) on us because it is a tool to keep us in control because they will ration our healthcare, select who gets it,
7) ration our food, water, medicine, doctors,
8) seize our land, property, and our assets, bank accounts

We will grow up as pigs in a stall in the new world order third world open borders hell hole
This is THEIR definition of “equality” that they keep secret from us. The world will be “equally” poor while they live in the lap of luxury like kings on the backs of us worker ants.

Lori Anne Schmerler,
Lori Anne Schmerler,
4 years ago

If the Russians meddling created Dividing Social media messaging. Wouldn’t MSM be Meddling for Divisiveness, they create too

Gretta
Gretta
4 years ago

The liberals always, always, always accuse others of the way they themselves think and do and would do.

This is what this jerk would do. He is imposing what his actions would be if it was him..

It’s the way their own liberal corrupted minds work. The have no other ruler by which to judge except by their own actions and their own lack of morals, lack of integrity, lack of ethics, lack of character, and they super impose it on to others.

Simple, they judge others by their own standards.

Gordon
Gordon
4 years ago

Just because Painter wishes it to be so, has no bearing on reality. I’m embarrassed for him.

Camille Gilliam
4 years ago

The Demorats are such whiners, they have all been brain-washed and can’t think for themselves. they are just going to look like a bunch of fools by the time this is over, and it will cost them more votes. They don’t even have a platform other than HATE, and God is watching them.

Bill Cash
4 years ago

As I see it there are three types of political “thinkers”. There are those who just don’t care and, most don’t even vote. Then there are those who accept AND BELIEVE what ever they’re told. Finally there are those who believe in political party so strongly they will vote along party lines just to win,even knowing deep down, the “party” is wrong. All three types could be classed under political ignorance. But I believe number three is the most dangerous to our political system, our constitution, and our nation. The “fix” for this would be to listen to what is being said, weigh it out logically against political history of the party providing the information and ask yourself “should I believe this after what the party has done in the past”? Are they really interested in helping this nation or just interested in winning an election??? If you really pay attention you may find that these politicians are vindictive, self serving, smooth talking, salesmen who have deceived the people for years.

Marlin Brown
Marlin Brown
4 years ago

If the Trump/Kennedy connections where true, Kennedy would not have resigned but simply stayed and voted more conservatively. Since he chose to retire, however, it actually shows no consideration for any connection to Trump, but rather a desire to live his last years in peace and quiet, a logical concept most liberals cannot grasp, liberals being illogical and emotionally driven low IQ whiny-brats…

Richard Magnano
Richard Magnano
4 years ago

I don’t usually vote for a democratic candidate because what they say on the campaign trial very rarely happens. Once elected they fall in line with the party’s line. These past several election cycles have verified this to me.

Granny
Granny
4 years ago

I am soo fed up with the dumb-acrats and want to see Drunkin’ Pelosi, Childish Schumer, Dick Durbin, Poca-haunt-us and Obama, Along with Stroch and in Orange suits in Gizmo where traiters belong. Also, our James Comey the crooked FBI leader and all the Republican Rhinos.

Richard Magnano
Richard Magnano
4 years ago

This is absurd. These Demagogy Democrats are from the bits of our civilized world and can usually be found under a slimy moss covered rock in a creek in close proximity to a sewerage filter plant. They all seem to hold a striking resemblance to a CNN reporter named Costa.

Dan Hoch
Dan Hoch
4 years ago

I’ve begun to realize that the DEMS are so upset with their “Queen” losing her Presidency, that everything and anything is fair game. I hope The Donald takes them all to task. If Odumbo could use the IRS and other agencies to target individuals, I hope he does the same.
The unfortunate thing is that Odumbo has created an America where everyone is at everyone else’s throats; and social media does not help at all. Even is another Republican had won the WH, the DEMS would have come unglued. They are a sorry lot of people. I hope something can be done to all the Clintons, Schumer, Pelosi and George Soros (along with others, Lynch, Comey, Obama, Holder) to shut them up. I suggest freezing their assets and throwing them in prison for sedition against the U.S., a criminal offense.

Madeleine Donaldson
Madeleine Donaldson
4 years ago

Because that’s how they operate. They only understand bribery and corruption and then project it onto the President Sad human beings can sink so low

Larry Baker
Larry Baker
4 years ago

This guy Painter is an idiot!

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