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Prosecutors Signal They’re Ready To Charge Trump With Money Laundering: DETAILS

In February, the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), detonated a bombshell when it issued a subpoena to the Trump inaugural committee demanding thousands of pages of documentation related it donors, vendors, and finances.

But it was what the cover of that subpoena stated that has sent shivers across the West Wing of the White House. Specifically, prosecutors allege that the inaugural committee engaged in:

“Conspiracy against the US, false statements, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, inaugural committee disclosure violations, and laws prohibiting contributions by foreign nations and contributions in the name of another person.”

Note that many of those stated crimes — conspiracy, false statements, wire fraud, and money laundering — are the same ones that people such as Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, and Roger Stone have been charged with. That suggests the Southern District is following the road map laid down by Robert Mueller.

The new subpoena is also bad news for other members of the Trump family, including First Lady Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump, both of whom were actively involved in deciding where money from the inaugural committee was spent.

In addition to the SDNY subpoena, the New York Times is reporting that the Eastern District of New York “is separately investigating whether inaugural officials helped foreigners illegally funnel donations to Mr. Trump’s inaugural committee using so-called straw donors to disguise their donations.”

How did all of this come about? It’s based in large part on testimony given by former Trump attorney/fixer Michael Cohen and Rick Gates, who served as Paul Manafort’s right-hand man for years and was co-chairman of the campaign when Manafort was still running the show.

Trump has long been accused of laundering money in his business dealings. But it appears he tried to do the same with his inaugural committee and got caught red-handed.

The biggest legal threat to Donald Trump was never Robert Mueller. It’s the Southern District of New York, and it appears they already have all the evidence they need to make one hell of a case against the president. They’re following the money, and that’s how you bust a crook like Trump.

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5 Completely Disgusting Revelations From The Unearthed Trump Interviews With Howard Stern

Donald Trump has been interviewed by shock jock Howard Stern more times than by anyone else. Considering that Trump is fond of being crude and rude, that’s only fitting.

15 previously unreleased hours of interviews between Stern and Trump were obtained by Newsweek. The magazine dubbed the new tapes a:

“Rich, Freudian case study, a gold mine for anyone trying to understand the president of the United States.”

Since most of us don’t have the time (or the inclination) to try and listen to 15 hours of a jerk like Donald Trump talking to Stern, here’s five of the most reprehensible things that were revealed in the new tapes:

1. A Few Days After Her Death, Trump Commented on Anna Nicole Smith:

“When she came to New York, I saw Anna Nicole Smith the first day or week that she was in New York. She was 6 feet tall. She had the best body. She had the best face. She had the best hair I’ve ever seen. You know, hair is my thing. I’m really into hair up right now, okay? And she has the most beautiful. I mean, she had the best hair, but she had the best face and the best body. You said [she had] the best face. She had the best body.”

2. His Thoughts on Famous Women:

Angelina Jolie? “Her lips are too big…a solid 7…a 7 is not a 10.”

Kim Kardashian? “She’s got a huge trunk…it’s seriously big.”

Halle Berry? “I love her upper body.”

Charlize Theron? “Ivanka is much better-looking than her.”

3. And Speaking of Ivanka…

“She’s 6 feet tall. She’s got the best body. She made a lot of money as a model. A tremendous amount and then she went cold turkey and gave it all up because she had to go to college because I wanted her to go to college. She goes to the best college sort and she goes to Wharton and she’s got straight As and she’s one of them. She’s considered one of the most beautiful women. And she really is—she is like a great beauty.”

4. The Problem With Smart Women:

“Now the women did use their sex appeal, and they’re like incredibly beautiful. Of the women, there are some that are just unbelievable — like supermodel beauty, in addition to having a 200 IQ, and that maybe is negative. A beautiful woman that’s that smart. That could be a negative.”

5. World’s Worst Father:

“I’ve been a good father—a really good father. But I’ve never been that involved. Like, if they ever said, ‘Come on outside, dad. Let’s have a catch in Central Park.’ I’d say, excuse me, what?”

Donald Trump is an asshole. He’s also a pervert. And he’s very possibly the most shallow man to ever walk on the face of the earth. Too bad we can’t impeach him for being such a douchebag.

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Court Documents Show Trump and Don Jr. Are Under Criminal Investigation In New York

Recently, more than 800 pages of documents surrounding the various search warrants in the case against Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, were released by federal prosecutors in New York, and while some of the pages were heavily redacted, what we were able to see suggests that President Trump and his son, Don Jr., are under investigation by prosecutors working for the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).

Barbara McQuade, the former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, noted in an op-ed she wrote for USA Today that based on what we know and what we can surmise, there remains just a couple of suspects who are mentioned in those redactions:

“That leaves ‘Individual 1,’ described in the charging document as ‘the president of the United States,’ and, perhaps, Donald Trump Jr., who signed a check that Cohen says was reimbursement for the hush money payments, or anyone else whose involvement has not yet been disclosed. While we may not know who remains under investigation, these redactions mean that least some portions of the campaign finance scheme are still under scrutiny, and that more charges may be filed.”

And that’s exactly the same conclusion reached by former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman, who said during an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday evening:

“The first big takeaway is that Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. are under investigation. The only reason that this has been redacted is because of an ongoing investigation. The two people that we know that the U.S. Attorney’s office is looking at is Donald Trump and his son. So, this does not augur well for either of them.”

With the SDNY on the trail of the entire Trump family and the Trump Organization, an absence of indictments from Mueller is a long way from exonerating the Trumps. As a matter of fact, the SDNY has fewer restrictions than Mueller’s team, which was focused on the 2016 election and Russia.

The Trump family is going down. Every shred of evidence and documentation we have proves that to be true. Now it’s just a question of when it happens.

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Michael Cohen Is About To Help Federal Prosecutors Drop The Hammer On Sean Hannity

Michael Cohen, who served as Donald Trump’s personal attorney and fixer for a decade, testified Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee, and what he had to say (along with the documentation he brought with him) was very bad news for the president.

But something Cohen revealed about another of his clients suggests that Fox News host Sean Hannity may well be in major league legal jeopardy.

Cohen, you may recall, only had three clients in his legal practice: Donald Trump, former Republican National Committee (RNC) finance chairman Elliott Broidy, and Sean Hannity. And a response Cohen gave when asked about tapes he made of his former clients should be of special concern to Hannity.

Republicans on the oversight committee tried desperately to suggest that Cohen had broken the law by making recordings, though that seems unlikely given New York’s very lenient laws on taping conversations. But Cohen also revealed that one of the tapes he had involved another person who he said “is also subject to an ongoing investigation.”

Since we know Trump is under investigation, that only leaves Broidy and Hannity. Broidy has been under investigation since 2018 for money laundering and influence peddling, which is no secret. But it’s never been formally disclosed that Hannity is being looked at by Mueller and/or the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York.

The problem for Hannity is that his many connections to Trump and the 2016 Trump campaign make him a prime suspect. After all, Hannity has admitted on-air that he was in direct contact with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort at a time when Manafort was under surveillance by federal authorities.

Hannity has also been in constant contact with Trump since he took office. That alone would make him a person of interest to investigators. And if Cohen has turned over tapes of him talking to Hannity about possibly illegal deals or other criminal conduct, then Sean is completely screwed.

So while Wednesday was a bad day for Donald Trump, it may well have been doomsday for Sean Hannity.

Lock him up!

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Here’s How The Mueller Report Is Also Devastating For Mike Pence

Now that we have a version of the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in hand, we know that President Donald Trump repeatedly obstructed justice and was only spared from being indicted because he was shielded by a Justice Department directive saying a sitting president cannot face indictment.

The Washington Post laid out the obstruction case against Trump, and it’s incredibly damning:

“The special counsel categorically rejected arguments advanced by Trump’s lawyers that the president is shielded from obstruction-of-justice laws by his unique constitutional role and powers.

“’The Constitution does not categorically and permanently immunize the president,’ the Mueller report said in a dense section of legal analysis that suggested that investigators found abundant evidence that Trump had in fact repeatedly sought to undermine the probe.”

And that’s just tip of the iceberg, according to CBS News:

“[Another] instance involves Mr. Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who left the administration just weeks into Mr. Trump’s presidency after he misled FBI agents and top administration officials — including Vice President Mike Pence — about his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn had said he had not discussed sanctions on Russia with Kislyak, a lie that Pence and others then repeated.”

Take special note of that last sentence, because it contains a mention of Vice President Mike Pence, and while Trump may have been the main focus of the Mueller probe, Pence is also up to his eyebrows in guilt, and that means the VP is damaged by what Mueller has to say, too.

Back in September of 2017, Sean Illing noted in Vox that there was compelling evidence Pence also took part in the crime of obstructing justice, writing about the firing of FBI Director James Comey, who refused to agree that he would stop investigating Flynn for his connections to Russia:

“Trump initially authored a lengthy memo stating his real reason for firing Comey (that he wanted to shut the Russia investigation down).

“That memo was later rejected by White House Counsel, Don McGahn. But reports from the New York Times and Washington Post indicate that before it was rejected, Trump read the memo aloud to some of his closest advisers, including Pence. Which means Pence was very likely aware of Trump’s real motivations regarding the Comey decision. Yet on the following day Pence went before the public and affirmed Trump’s cover story for firing Comey.”

Jed Shugerman, a law professor at Fordham University, had this to say about Pence’s role:

“If Pence gave any feedback in revising the letter to cover up those intentions and to give disingenuous legal reasons for firing Comey, he is guilty of conspiracy to obstruct justice and aiding and abetting.”

And even though Pence wasn’t charged or specifically named, he still has the stink of crime and corruption all over him, and that means he has zero political future.

Robert Mueller not only helped destroy the Trump presidency with his report, he got a two for one deal by helping to implicate Pence and making sure both of them are politically crippled.