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Thu May 18, 2017, 10:17 AM

 

Is Donald Trump a flight risk?

What are the odds he just takes Air Force One, and his inner circle, to Russia and never comes back?

Should we be talking about taking him into custody before he can go on his trip?

EDIT: Keep in mind, when Viktor Yanukovych (Manafort's buddy) was thrown out of Ukraine, he fled to Russia, where he still lives.

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Reply Is Donald Trump a flight risk? (Original post)
GBizzle May 2017 OP
The Blue Flower May 2017 #1
luvMIdog May 2017 #2
MineralMan May 2017 #3
RKP5637 May 2017 #8
GBizzle May 2017 #13
L. Coyote May 2017 #4
lapfog_1 May 2017 #5
GBizzle May 2017 #6
lapfog_1 May 2017 #20
GBizzle May 2017 #22
Buns_of_Fire May 2017 #24
randr May 2017 #7
GBizzle May 2017 #9
randr May 2017 #14
GBizzle May 2017 #17
demmiblue May 2017 #10
Orsino May 2017 #11
wryter2000 May 2017 #12
Rollo May 2017 #19
benld74 May 2017 #15
Wounded Bear May 2017 #16
Kingofalldems May 2017 #18
Madam45for2923 May 2017 #21
C_U_L8R May 2017 #23
UTUSN May 2017 #25
GBizzle May 2017 #31
Gothmog May 2017 #26
lostnfound May 2017 #27
nolabear May 2017 #28
haele May 2017 #29
struggle4progress May 2017 #30

Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:18 AM

1. Not an impossible scenario

I'll bet he's thinking about it.

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:19 AM

2. he's not going to do that though I'd be happy if he did

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:21 AM

3. While he could probably order the AF1 crew to fly to

Moscow, that order would be reported immediately by the crew.

It seems almost completely unlikely that any such thing will even be considered by Trump. It would cause the biggest crisis ever seen in modern history, and even the Russians wouldn't want any part of it, I'm sure.

No. Trump will bumble and bluster his way through his itinerary and come home again to bluster some more.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:27 AM

8. Trump, would fire the pilot and co-pilot mid-trip for not taking orders and with his ego

fly AF1 himself! lol!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #8)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:29 AM

13. As if he wasn't crashing and burning enough. That would just make it literal.

 

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:23 AM

4. If he is indicted, revoke his passport.

Meanwhile Borowitz: "Obama Avoided Having Special Prosecutor Through Devious Tactic of Not Breaking Law"

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:24 AM

5. This is silly.

The absolute worst that anyone will be allowed to do to Trump is make him leave office.

Whoever follows him (Pence, Ryan) will pardon him for all crimes, including shady financial dealing from his past.

Those of us old enough have seen this before.

If impeached and convicted in the Senate... he will be allowed to return to Mar-a-Lago and play golf the rest of his life.

OTOH, he may not want to travel outside the US because other countries (wherever he did illegal financial deals) could potentially jail him (but even this is highly unlikely)

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #5)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:26 AM

6. Pence and Ryan may be on their way to prison too.

 

Evidence is mounting up that Pence knew about Flynn's problems before the inauguration, and Ryan's caught on tape with Kevin McCarthy "joking" about how Trump is being paid by Putin.

When I first read the "President Orrin Hatch" story, I thought it was nuts. Now I'm not so sure.

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Response to GBizzle (Reply #6)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:33 AM

20. Those of you dreaming to remove 2 or more from the line of succession

are just engaging in a fantasy world.

Pence might be caught... but Ryan, despite his rather mafia like "keep this in the family" remarks, is sufficiently out of the loop in Trump's web of traitorous crimes.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #20)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:35 AM

22. It's never happened before, but then nothing about Donald Trump has ever happened before.

 

Literally everything about this man, and his presidency, is unprecedented.

We are way past "that would never happen" territory, past "you can't make this up" territory, and we're now deep into "nothing shocks me any more" territory.

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Response to GBizzle (Reply #22)

Thu May 18, 2017, 11:01 AM

24. That gave me an idea for the title of the Rump postmortem: "Unpresidented"

Hopefully, it'll be a very short book, unlike "Tweets from Chairman Donald", which may well wind up spilling over into several volumes (which will be filed next to "Quotations from Chairman Mao" and "The Wit and Wisdom of Charles Manson".

Sorry to go offtrack. Carry on.

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:26 AM

7. We can only hope

It will come as a cheap way out

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Response to randr (Reply #7)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:28 AM

9. I don't want Putin getting his hands on Air Force One.

 

Talk about a major security breach.

I'm sure there is a lot of sensitive information he'd be privy too if he ever had possession of that plane.

The former KGB colonel probably knows this.

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Response to GBizzle (Reply #9)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:31 AM

14. Like a lot of sensitive technology it may have a kill switch

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Response to randr (Reply #14)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:32 AM

17. A good point. But the people on that plane would have all sorts of info as well.

 

Trump himself could just give Putin all sorts of secrets, which he's apparently already been doing.

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:28 AM

10. No. n/t

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:29 AM

11. I just flashed on OJ's low-speed chase.

What you suggest is absolutely too weird to happen in real life--so I can't rule it out.

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:29 AM

12. Let him go

Let him live in an airport somewhere.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #12)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:33 AM

19. Maybe he can practice his "wide stance" there...

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:31 AM

15. I have been YELLING about this thing on Twitter

since the trip was announced

and ESPECIALLY since Special Prosecutor was announced

AND Head of State is going as well!!!!

NEVER coming back

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:31 AM

16. I thought this might be about his weight problem...

and how he would overload the plane.

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:33 AM

18. Too cold in russia. He must play golf.

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:33 AM

21. I do bet he is not gonna be happy when he has to return back to the USA

 

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:39 AM

23. Folks get their passports invalidated when they don't pay taxes

Just saying, Donald.

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 11:05 AM

25. Bwah-ha-HAH!1 If it happens, I'll *still* laugh from the happiness of being RID of him!1

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #25)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:09 AM

31. I won't be happy that Putin has Air Force One.

 

I have no doubt there are all sorts of secrets and sensitive information just in the plane itself.

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 01:20 PM

26. Yes

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 01:36 PM

27. No, he's a flight opportunity.

Go for it Donald. You can do it. Break free and go back to your old life in a secret undisclosed location. We are okay with that. No, really.

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 01:38 PM

28. I wish.

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 01:46 PM

29. No, he doesn't really like the countries that would take him.

He's okay about visiting other countries, but he prefers his "cocoons". His U.S. golf courses and sycophants. Those are where he feels his power over people who "dissed" him.
He'd rather die than give them up.

Haele

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 01:53 PM

30. Trump in hiding at Sheremetyevo airport!

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