The troubling connection between the now retiring Justice Kennedy’s son and Donald Trump.

By | 2018-06-30T14:19:26+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: News, News2|15 Comments

And the swamp gets just that much swampier.

Courtesy of NYT:

One person who knows both men remarked on the affinity between Mr. Trump and Justice Kennedy, which is not obvious at first glance. Justice Kennedy is bookish and abstract, while Mr. Trump is earthy and direct.

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.

About a week before the presidential address, Ivanka Trump had paid a visit to the Supreme Court as a guest of Justice Kennedy. The two had met at a lunch after the inauguration, and Ms. Trump brought along her daughter, Arabella Kushner. Occupying seats reserved for special guests, they saw the justices announce several decisions and hear an oral argument.

Ms. Trump tweeted about the visit and posted a photo. “Arabella & me at the Supreme Court today,” she wrote. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to teach her about the judicial system in our country firsthand.”

“Holy collusion, Batman!”

Now we do not know for a fact if one thing has anything to do with the other, but it HAS been pointed out that since Trump won the White House that Justice Kennedy has been siding with the conservative arguments a lot more frequently. 

If you need me I will be right over here banging my head on the desk. 

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15 Comments

  1. Gindy51 June 30, 2018 at 3:28 am - Reply

    And Deutsche Bank, the one he worked for, was fined a fuck ton of money for laundering Russian cash…. via real estate loans…. the department Kennedy’s kid worked in.

    • Beaglemom June 30, 2018 at 9:39 am - Reply

      Maybe Mueller should interview the two Kennedys – father and son.

  2. Anonymous June 30, 2018 at 4:57 am - Reply

    WTF! WTF! WTF!!!!

  3. Anonymous June 30, 2018 at 5:36 am - Reply
    • Anonymous June 30, 2018 at 6:55 am - Reply

      ‘This hand has been dealt. Scenarios that pro-choice GOP senators like Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski might block Trump’s nominee are wishful thinking. It might be more profitable to start moving past the Democratic leadership that helped bring us to this moment. As my colleague Eric Levitz has pointed out, if Barack Obama had nominated a bolder choice than Merrick Garland to replace Scalia — a pick who might have roused the Democrats’ minority base much as Trump’s will the GOP’s old-white-guy base — it would have been far harder politically for Mitch McConnell to rob America’s first black president of his nominee in 2016. The Democratic leadership in Congress that went along with this thinking with nary a peep, and that then proved so ineffectual in battling McConnell’s unconstitutional tactics,’

      • Beaglemom June 30, 2018 at 9:40 am - Reply

        It would take a major miracle if either Collins or Murkowski developed the courage to go against the GOP majority. Like a few of their male colleagues, they like to be courted by liberals but they always vote with their bosses.

      • Anonymous June 30, 2018 at 12:43 pm - Reply

        Not like Susan Collins has ever gone back on her word before!!

  4. Anonymous June 30, 2018 at 5:38 am - Reply

    Summer of Rage White men are the minority in the United States — no wonder they get uncomfortable when their power is challenged.

    https://www.thecut.com/2018/06/summer-of-rage.html

  5. Anonymous June 30, 2018 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Notice Trump loyalists are just like serial killer groupies

  6. ANONYMOUS June 30, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-war-on-women-is-already-here_us_5b351c5de4b0b5e692f5dce5

    “The $take$ are NOW life and death.” #1 I$$ue. A-B-O-R-T-I-O-N=labor FORCE

    “CONservatives on the court RULED that so-called crisis pregnancy centers, typically run by Christian abortion opponents masquerading as medical professionals, were not obligated to tell women seeking medical information about the availability of actual reproductive health care services.”

  7. Anonymous June 30, 2018 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    If there is a crook out there,trump will find him and hire him.

  8. anonymous July 1, 2018 at 6:53 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/trump-says-probably-wont-ask-judges-abolish-abortion-rights-never-know-thats-going-turn/

    ““Well, that’s a big one,” Trump replied. “And probably not. They are all saying don’t do that. You don’t do that. You shouldn’t do that. But I’m putting CON*$ervative people on.””

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