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Giuliani Says He’s ‘Willing To Go To Jail’ But People Will Go To Hell If He Does

It’s been a little while since we last heard from Rudy Giuliani, and based on the things he said in an interview with WNBC, he should have remained silent, because he only succeeded in making himself sound incredibly guilty.

Giuliani is under investigation on multiple fronts and could be facing decades behind bars, but he maintains that he’s “willing to go to jail.”

“I committed no crime, and if you think I committed a crime, you’re probably really stupid, because you don’t know who I am.

Is the guy who put the mafia in jail, terrorists in jail, Ed Koch’s commissioners in jail, and the worst people on Wall Street — I’m not going to file (a form)? I mean, that’s just crazy.”

Rudy also expressed anger about the fact the FBI raiding his home and office, adding:

“I am more than willing to go to jail if they want to put me in jail. And if they do, they’re going to suffer the consequences in heaven. I’m not, I didn’t do anything wrong.”

But why would Giuliani be willing to go to jail if he hasn’t done anything wrong? He responded:

“Because they lie, they cheat.”

But it was what Giuliani said next that suggests he’s still half crazy, commenting that those who are investigating him are going to get their just reward in the next life:

“I am more than willing to go to jail if they want to put me in jail. And if they do, they’re going to suffer the consequences in heaven. I’m not; I didn’t do anything wrong.”

Suffer the consequences in heaven? So now Rudy can predict how God thinks? Something tells me the former New York City mayor will have plenty to explain to God when he’s judged and cast into the abyss.

Rudy loves to brag about how he used to put mobsters in jail. Now, however, he’s part of the Trump mafia and no better than the criminals he used to prosecute.

 

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Federal Appeals Court Says Multimillion Dollar Fraud Suit Against The Trumps Will Proceed

An enormous class action lawsuit filed against former President Donald Trump and his three oldest children — Don Jr., Eric, and Ivanka — will move forward despite pleas from the Trumps that the case be allowed to go to arbitration.

According to Courthouse News, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the lawsuit, accuses the Trumps of running a pyramid scheme to hawk the services of American Communications Network, which allegedly ran a multilevel marketing scheme that bilked investors and never produced the financial returns it promised:

“Trump and three of his children — Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump — appeared from 2005 to 2015 in promotional television ads, at events and in magazines touting American Communications Network, a telecommunications company that offers business seminars and encourages enrollees to bring in new recruits.

“In a 2018 federal class action, four investors who said they lost hundreds or thousands of dollars investing with ACN sought damages from the then-first family and their corporate entity, the Trump Organization, saying they concealed that ACN paid them handsomely for their endorsements.”

Here’s how the scheme worked: ACN made investors pay $499 up front so they could register with the promise that they could then earn commissions by selling products at “motivational rallies.” At those rallies, family and friends were shown a DVD to encourage them to pony up money for their share of a massive payday promised in ACN’s promotional materials, many of which featured the Trumps encouraging people to pay money so the could reap the rewards, which never materialized.

In the lawsuit, investors reported they made back “less than 10%” of their initial investment.

Much like another illegal scheme, Trump University, the only people who made money in the ACN/Trump deal were the principals: ACN and the Trump family.

A class action judgement against the Trumps could put a massive dent in their bottom line at a time when the Trump Organization is reportedly hemorrhaging money and the former president is unable to lure investors to his struggling real estate business.

The Trump Organization is also under criminal indictment for engaging in tax fraud over the course of decades. Those indictments were handed down earlier this month.

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Warning From Steve Bannon Directly Implicates Trump In Jan. 6 Attack: Legal Expert

A warning issued by former White House adviser Steve Bannon directly implicates former President Donald Trump in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe.

On the January 5 edition of his show, “War Room: Pandemic,” Bannon remarked:

“All hell is going to break loose tomorrow. Just understand this: all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. It’s going to be moving. It’s gonna be quick.

The very next day, shortly before pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol, leaving five people dead, Bannon had this to say:

“Today’s not just a rally… at one o’clock that starts and there’s going to be some pretty controversial things going on.”

 

It has already been suggested that the White House and Trump were expecting violence on Jan. 6, as Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker report in their recent book, I Alone Can Fix It:

“A Homeland Security operations chief said his agency had picked up chatter of some folks traveling to Washington with intent to do violence.”

All of this — especially the comments from Bannon — according to Professor Tribe, implicates Trump directly in the Capitol riots, as he noted on Twitter:

Tribe’s tweet drew plenty of reaction on social media:

The Jan. 6 Select Committee needs to subpoena both Bannon and Trump, among others,. We have to know how deep this conspiracy goes and who needs to be charged with crimes against the United States.

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DC Attorney General Focused On Don Jr. And Ivanka For Inaugural Fraud Scheme: Report

The District of Columbia attorney general is focusing in on Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump for their role in an alleged scheme to defraud the 2017 Trump inaugural committee out of more than $1 million, according to The Daily Beast.

Attorney General Karl Racine has filed a civil lawsuit against both the inaugural committee and the Trump Organization which went to mediation earlier this month. However, no resolution was reached on the matter, which places it back in the hands of a judge overseeing the suit:

“The case will proceed, as all sides wait to see whether D.C. Superior Court Judge José M. López rules that the local law enforcement agency has already proven its case before trial. The office of the local attorney general, Karl Racine, has a pending motion for summary judgment arguing that the evidence already presented weighs that heavily in his favor.

“The local attorney general claims the Trump Organization and Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. were ‘unjustly enriched’ by overbilling the nonprofit inauguration committee. The office wants the judge to force the return of $1.08 million in ‘misspent charitable funds.’ (The AG’s office wants to award that money to another civic-minded nonprofit of its choosing.)”

The suit is especially dangerous for Don Jr. and Ivanka, who are believed to have bilked the inaugural committee out of millions by directing events to the Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capital and overbilling on rooms and services provided at the hotel.

While Racine’s suit is asking for a civil judgement against the Trumps, his office retains the right to any evidence of criminal behavior to other agencies that could pursue the Trump Organization and seek criminal penalties, including imprisonment for fraud and other crimes.

One of the key figures in the inaugural fraud scheme was recently indicted in federal court:

“Tom Barrack, who led the inaugural committee as its chairman, was arrested on a separate matter last week. Barrack, a wealthy investor and personal friend of Donald Trump, appeared in Brooklyn federal court on Monday to plead not guilty to charges that he used his access to the incoming president to secretly lobby for the United Arab Emirates.

“When Barrack was deposed in November 2020 by Leonor Miranda, an assistant attorney general with the office’s public advocacy division, he claimed that he wasn’t involved in the Trump family’s initial selection of venues—and that he didn’t know about the block of hotel rooms that were eventually paid by his committee.”

Barrack might be willing to cooperate with prosecutors and tell what he knows about possible crimes by the Trump family and Trump Org. If he wants to avoid spending the rest of his life in prison (Barrack is 74), he’d best start singing like a canary.

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Gaetz Abruptly Ends Press Conference As Reporter Asks Him: ‘Are You A Pedophile?’

On Tuesday, as the first day of hearings began for the House Select Committee on January 6, a group of four Republican lawmakers decided they’d go to the Department of Justice building and protest the treatment of people arrested following the Capitol insurrection, whom they claim are “political prisoners.”

In attendance were Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Matt Gaetz (FL), Louie Gohmert (Texas), and Paul Gosar (AZ), The Hill reports:

“(Greene, Gaetz, Gohmert, and Gosar) were holding a news conference outside the DOJ to protest the treatment of individuals arrested in connection to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, when counterprotesters arrived on the scene.

“One protester repeatedly blew a whistle during the event, and other demonstrators were holding signs that read ‘Jan 6th was an inside job, vets for democrats’ and ‘Traitors + Rapists: Sit Down,’ the latter likely referring to Gaetz, who is under investigation for an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.”

The counterprotests were so loud and raucous that at one point a man announced:

“The left is interrupting the press conference, we need to end it.”

As the crowd was dispersing, a reporter repeatedly asked Gaetz:

“Are you a pedophile?”

Gaetz couldn’t walk fast enough to get away from the scene, and the question he was being asked came just hours after his future sister-in-law, Roxanne Luckey, posted a series of videos on TikTok in which she lambasted the Florida congressman, calling him “a literal pedophile.”

Gaetz is currently under federal investigation for allegedly being sexually active with an underage girl he trafficked across state lines, a crime which can carry a penalty of life in prison.

Gaetz, Greene, Gohmert, and Gosar are all trying their best to deflect attention from the fact that many in their party supported and continue to support the domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol earlier this year. But all the distractions in the world won’t be able to paper over the fact that the current GOP is under the thrall of a monster named Trump and believes violence is more valuable than democracy.