Crime Trump-Russia

BOMBSHELL: Top White House Aides Have Given Mueller Evidence That Proves Trump’s Guilt

The final chapters of the Trump-Russia saga are drawing near, and it looks as if Special Counsel Robert Mueller has hit paydirt when it comes to conclusive evidence of Donald Trump’s criminal actions.

A blockbuster new report from investigative journalist Murray Waas suggests that top White House aides and confidential documents prove Trump’s guilt on obstruction of justice and other crimes beyond a shadow of a doubt:

“Several people who have reviewed a portion of this evidence say that, based on what they know, they believe it is now all but inevitable that the special counsel will complete a confidential report presenting evidence that President Trump violated the law.”

Much of the obstruction evidence centers around the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who was dismissed by the president when he allegedly refused to pledge loyalty to Trump or back off an investigation into disgraced National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Waas notes:

“The central incident in the case that the president obstructed justice was provided by former FBI Director James B. Comey, who testified that Trump pressed Comey, in a private Oval Office meeting on February 14, 2017, to shut down an FBI criminal investigation of Trump’s former national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. ‘I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,’ Comey has testified the president told him.”

The president and his attorneys have repeatedly asserted that Trump had no way of knowing Flynn was under criminal investigation when he made the comments to Comey. But a confidential White House memo suggests that to be untrue:

“A confidential White House memorandum, which is in the special counsel’s possession, explicitly states that when Trump pressured Comey he had just been told by two of his top aides—his then chief of staff Reince Priebus and his White House counsel Don McGahn—that Flynn was under criminal investigation.”

And that would make the obstruction of justice case against Trump a slam dunk, providing all the evidence necessary to impeach and/or prosecute him.

Waas also discovered that both Priebus and McGahn told Mueller that they had indeed told Trump of the FBI investigation into Flynn prior to his meeting with Comey when he asked the FBI chief to back off the probe of his national security adviser.

The simple fact is that while Trump has railed about a “deep state” conspiracy against him, the most damning evidence was provided by the people closest to him who refused to take the fall for a man as corrupt as the current, illegitimate president.

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Democratic Congressman Predicts Don Jr. And Jared Kushner Will Be Indicted Soon

While most of the recent attention and news regarding the Russia investigation has been focused on Michael Cohen’s assertion that President Trump knew about the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian agents promising to provide damaging information on Hillary Clinton, two of the Americans in that meeting — Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner — have now managed to find their way back into the headlines.

Though it’s long been assumed that both Don Jr. and Kushner are of interest to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, what a Democratic member of Congress said Monday afternoon on CNN suggests that Mueller may be on the verge of indicting the two.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) — who just so happens to be a member of the House Judiciary Committee — told Wolf Blitzer that comments made by both the president and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, over the past 48 hours are an indication that the White House is in panic mode. And then he made a stunning prediction:

“I think they’re getting closer to knowing that the truth is going to come out that there was activities with the Trump campaign and Russia in releasing those hacks and guiding them to the states and the localities where they came from. Some of that was Jared Kushner’s responsibilities, some of it was Donald [Trump] Jr. I think you’re probably going to see indictments of both of those people.”

Indeed, Don Jr. and Jared played prominent roles in the 2016 Trump campaign, so it only makes sense that they might have serious legal exposure if and when Mueller begins indicting more Americans who conspired with their Russian counterparts.

Blitzer seemed more than a little surprised by what Cohen had just said, wondering if he had any inside knowledge about who might be next to see their name on an indictment. To that, Cohen replied:

“It’s a serious charge, Wolf, and time will show whether I’m correct or not. But I believe I am correct… if it walks like a duck, if it swims like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. And you can see where it’s going.”

Let’s not forget that the third person at the Trump Tower meeting with Don Jr. and Kushner was former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. He’s already been indicted and goes on trial in federal court starting Tuesday.

Looks like Robert Mueller is about to round up the big name traitors and make them pay for their crimes.

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Paul Manafort Goes On Trial Tuesday, And Donald Trump Should Be VERY Afraid

On Tuesday, July 31, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will appear in a Virginia courtroom as his trial begins on 16 charges that include:

  • Filing false individual tax returns
  • Failure to file reports of foreign transactions
  • Bank fraud
  • Bank fraud conspiracy

While none of those charges would seem to have anything to do with either Donald Trump or the larger Russia investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the White House will be watching the Manafort trial closely, and the president’s legal team is likely dreading what might surface during testimony in open court.

Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance notes that while judges try to keep things on track and not allow for diversions, you can never estimate what will happen:

“Witnesses sometimes say things you don’t expect, and defense lawyers, on cross-examination, can open a door to new subjects. And once that happens, the witness is entitled to say anything that’s responsive. So it’s entirely likely we will hear things that illuminate the larger work Mueller is doing.”

The “larger work” Vance refers to is the Russia conspiracy case, which involves money, influence, manipulation, and more than a little espionage. All of that tells us that the Trump team is on pins and needles, fearful of what may come out in the weeks ahead.

Manafort’s seemingly endless connections to all things Russian are also causing nerves to be frayed at the White House. Manafort, after all, may be the conduit through which Russia gained a foothold in the 2016 Trump campaign. A Congressional investigator told Vanity Fair:

“There is no part of Manafort’s financial shenanigans that is not fully on display to Mueller. And Manafort doesn’t do things for free. So if your theory of the larger case is that Manafort was the hub of the collusion wheel—and if he got paid for helping facilitate these things—Mueller may have the records. Would they come in during this trial? We’ll see.”

And here’s the other reason Trump and the administration should be worried: When Manafort sees the evidence against him is overwhelming, he may decide to flip and cooperate with Mueller. If that happens, it’s lights out for the Donald.

Things are about to get really interesting.

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Feds Squeeze Trump Org. Chief Financial Officer, Prepare To Charge Donald With Money Laundering

Donald Trump is not having a good week.

First there was the release of the recording made by his former attorney, Michael Cohen, which suggests the president did indeed know of payoffs being made to a woman Trump had an affair with. Then there was the new polling suggesting that the 2018 midterm election is looking like a blue tsunami, meaning impeachment may begin as soon as next year if Democrats retake control of Congress.

And now we have a report from the Wall Street Journal that proves federal authorities investigating Trump are indeed following the money trail by issuing a subpoena to longtime Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg as part of the ongoing probe being conducted into Cohen:

“For decades, Mr. Weisselberg has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the Trump Organization, and was once described by a person close to the company as ‘the most senior person in the organization that’s not a Trump.’ The subpoena illustrates that investigators are seeking input from Mr. Trump’s closest colleagues in the Trump Organization, particularly those with knowledge of the company’s financial dealings.”

What might those financial dealings include? Considering that Weisselberg is the point man in the Trump Organization when it comes to money, it’s a safe bet that investigators are looking for evidence of money laundering and bank fraud. For decades, many have speculated that Trump sought financing from Russian oligarchs and organized crime figures when American banks refused to loan him money because he had stiffed financial institutions by declaring bankruptcy on numerous occasions.

Also, we know that the Trump Organization has attempted to build Trump skyscrapers in Russia over the years, suggesting that Trump may have financial ties to the leaders of Russian republics known for corruption and demanding cash in pay-for-play schemes.

And the news could get worse for Trump if any of those remaining Cohen tapes (and there are over 100 in the FBI’s possession) have the president discussing illegal money transfers.

The trail Donald Trump fears most is the one that’s paved with dirty money. And it’s that same trail that will lead to his destruction.

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The Cohen Tape Donald Trump Fears Most Has Evidence Of A Criminal Conspiracy — And We Could Hear It Soon

The recording of a discussion Donald Trump had with this attorney, Michael Cohen, which was released to CNN yesterday, does indeed suggest the president may have been a party to fraud. But the tapes Trump fears most are yet to be released, and they could wind up implicating him in a conspiracy beyond the one he may have committed with Vladimir Putin.

One thing that hasn’t been discussed much when it comes to Cohen are his extensive ties to Russian organized crime. As Salon first reported in April:

“Before he joined up with Trump in the mid-2000s Cohen was involved in a series of scams, including insurance and IRS fraud, for which he always avoided indictment while others were jailed or fined.

“Many of his associates in these businesses came from the former Soviet Union and had connections to Russian organized crime. Cohen married a Ukrainian immigrant whose father had pleaded guilty to a felony conspiracy to defraud the IRS in a taxi medallion fraud case. Cohen himself has made millions in the New York taxi business, which is reportedly one of the areas the FBI cited in its search warrant.”

If Cohen ever discussed “business” that involved the Russian mafia — which is known as the most brutal in the world — with Trump and taped it, he made his client part of a much larger, more dangerous conspiracy that would implicate them both in crimes ranging from money laundering and human trafficking to drugs and murder.

And if there’s a tape of that conversation about the Russian mob between Cohen and Trump, then the president will no longer be able to say the Russia investigation is a “witch hunt.” He will have been a party to organized criminal activities.

Why would Trump have gotten into bed with the Russian mafia in the first place? Money. American banks refused to loan him a dime, so Trump may have agreed to launder dirty money for Russian organized crime. But in doing so, he also opened himself up to being blackmailed. Cohen likely knows where all of the money came from, and that’s a big problem for the Donald now that his former fixer has turned against him.

Sources close to Cohen say the more damaging tapes he made of his meetings with Trump are yet to surface, but that they will, and soon.

Imagine the fear that must be coursing through Trump’s fevered brain right now. He can sense that the end is near, but he’s powerless to do anything about it. He’s probably running through all the incriminating things he and Cohen talked about over the years.

Meanwhile, somewhere in a nondescript building in downtown Washington, D.C., Robert Mueller is listening to the Cohen tapes and taking notes as he considers all the crimes he can charge Donald Trump with.