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I would be interested in a link that shows this was a common position at the time.

Given the time and place where he was a career prosecutor it would not be surprising if he was corrupt. Then again, the Obama administration can't have been that concerned about corruption given the politicians they installed in Ukraine.

by fjallstrom on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 03:03:09 PM EST
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There is circulating in US culture today a common, colloquial measure of political expedience and moral rectitude anywhere that is seldom attributed to its author.

"An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 03:39:45 PM EST
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The endemic culture of corruption was one good reason for leaving Ukraine alone and not bringing about the 'orange revolution' to begin with. In a place like Ukraine one is forced to go with what you got if you are to intervene. Those that have power and could be a useful ally are all corrupt and those that might be honest are pretty much impotent and useless.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 03:50:41 PM EST
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