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Trumps May ‘Turn On One Another’ As Prosecutors ‘Go Up The Food Chain’: Report

Each day brings more bad news for failed, one-term former President Donald Trump and his three oldest children, which is leading to speculation that all of them could soon be facing indictment in New York, Georgia, and from the Justice Department.

The threat has become “existential,” according to Trump biographer Tim O’Brien, who said Saturday he believes family members could start turning on each other to save themselves:

“I think you’re going to start to see this vice squeeze in. The Trumps will happily throw underlings under the bus as this gets hotter. I think the question is whether or not the family members will turn on one another as it goes up the food chain.”

O’Brien then went into greater detail about the legal jeopardy facing the Trumps:

“The Manhattan DA’s case has existential consequences to it. Donald Trump and perhaps his children could end up in orange jumpsuits if that case goes the full route. That’s not going to be the case with (New York AG) Letitia James’ prosecution, that’s a civil case. I also think the Georgia case has an existential threat. Donald Trump acting like a 19th-century ward heeler, called up the secretary of state and said find me some votes, and there’s proof of that, there’s evidence.”

It’ll be fun to watch over the next couple of months to see what happens with Donald and his spawn. But if the past is any indicator of what we can expect in the future, Tim O’Brien is right: The entire family is likely to start tossing each other under the bus.

 

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Trump May Let His Children Take The Fall For Him As His Legal Problems Intensify: Report

 

From a legal perspective, this has indeed been the week from hell for failed, one-term former President Donald Trump, as investigations by New York prosecutors, a special grand jury called for by a Georgia district attorney, and subpoenas from the January 6 committee have all converged to ratchet up the pressure on the ex-president.

Since Donald’s three oldest children are also involved in the alleged crimes he’s committed, it’s fair to ask what exactly he’s willing to do in order to guarantee that he doesn’t go to jail.

According to Margaret Carlson of The Daily Beast, the answer is simple: Trump will probably toss anyone and everyone under the bus to save his own hide. After all, he’s done it before.

New York Attorney General Letitia James this week filed subpoenas for two of Trump’s kids—Ivanka and Don Jr.—as part of her investigation of the Trump Organization. This raises the tantalizing question of whether he’d put his own interests ahead of those of his own children. He’s used to throwing lackeys like Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort under the bus to save his own hide. But would Trump leave Ivanka and Don Jr. with skid marks on their backs?

References to the Trump kids can be found in court documents filed in various jurisdictions, which certainly suggests that they’re in legal trouble, too, and can only be saved if their father agrees to take the rap:

It’s easy to view the Trumps as farce, but there’s an element of tragedy, with the children emulating the sins of the father.

I’m old enough to remember when there was talk of Ivanka as a future president. I’m young enough to now know that’s never going to happen.

James alleges that “Ms. Trump caused misleading financial statements to be submitted to Deutsche Bank and the federal government.” The House committee has “invited” Ivanka to appear, but she is thus far resisting in light of statements the committee already has which indicate she twice asked her father to call off the mob. She made herself scarce in the days leading up to Jan. 6, to her credit, but it does suggest she knew what was in the works.

Will Donald toss Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric to the wolves? Based on his past behavior and the fact that he’s a pathological narcissist, the answer can only be yes.

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Former Watergate Attorney: SCOTUS Has Given 1/6 Committee Everything They Need To Put Trump Behind Bars

With the Supreme Court’s ruling Wednesday evening clearing the way for the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection, we should soon know exactly what role failed, one-term former President Donald Trump played in the planning and carrying of the riots that left five people dead, as CNN noted:

The court’s order means that more than 700 documents will be transferred to Congress that could shed light on the events leading up to the insurrection when hundreds of rioters converged on the Capitol attempting to stop certification of the 2020 presidential election results.

Those documents, according to former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman, who said Thursday during an appearance on CNN that if it’s proven Trump tried to block Congress from certifying the election, the ex-president could face 20 years in prison:

“There’s no executive privilege they can assert here. Because executive privilege as the Court said in the Nixon case, you can’t use it for conversations in furtherance of criminal activity. With Nixon, it was in furtherance of the conspiracy to obstruct the Watergate chase. Here it’s relating to basically an insurrection that was perpetrated on the Congress. And there’s no way under any circumstance that any court is ever going to say that those conversations are legitimate, executive privilege-covered conversations. The exec privilege relates to legitimate government business that the president is engaged in, most notably military actions, national security, and the like, engaged in, most notably, military actions, national security, and the like. This is certainly why they’re saying it doesn’t make any difference whether Trump is a sitting president or not. These conversations are not covered by executive privilege.”

Akerman then added:

“This really is going to answer the question, can they make a criminal case on Donald Trump for obstructing Congress, which is an extremely serious federal felony carrying imprisonment of 20 years.”

Those 700 pages of documents must contain some incredibly damaging information or Trump wouldn’t have appealed all the way to the Supreme Court to try and keep them hidden.

As for the 20 years in prison, Trump deserves at least that for the damage he did to this country during his presidency. The time has come to LOCK HIM UP!

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Eric Trump Has An Online Meltdown As New York AG Tish James Closes In On Him

It’s been a very bad 48 hours for Eric Trump, who found out that his phone records have been obtained by the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol insurrection and is now facing added pressure thanks for a court filing from New York Attorney General Letitia James.

The court filing hit the Trumps like a bolt of lightning, as James made it clear that she has “significant evidence” of criminal acts by the Trump Organization that she continues to pursue:

James, who launched her probe in 2019, also said in the court filing that the former president “had ultimate authority over a wide swath of conduct by the Trump Organization” that involved fraudulent misstatements to financial institutions, the Internal Revenue Service, and other parties.

That means bank and tax fraud. The Trumps have been suspected of those crimes for years.

But rather than remain calm and consult his attorneys, Eric Trump decided he’d have a childish meltdown and share it with the internet, firing off tweets that are certain to come back to haunt him and his family as the case against them moves forward.

What exactly was accomplished with that hissy fit? Does he think mean tweets are going to convince Ms. James to drop the case against him and the Trump Organization? If so, then Eric’s even dumber than he looks.

Eric quickly got hit with a massive dose of internet karma. Take a look:

 

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NY Attorney General: Investigation Of Trump Has Uncovered ‘Significant Evidence’ Of Fraud

According to a court filing by New York Attorney General Letitia James, her investigation of former President Donald Trump and his company, the Trump Organization, has uncovered “significant evidence” of fraud by ex-president’s corporation.

NBC News reports:

The probe has uncovered evidence suggesting the company put a fraudulent value on multiple assets and misrepresented those values to financial institutions for economic benefit.

James, who launched her probe in 2019, also said in the court filing that the former president “had ultimate authority over a wide swath of conduct by the Trump Organization” that involved fraudulent misstatements to financial institutions, the Internal Revenue Service, and other parties.

She specifically mentioned the responsibility of two of the former president’s adult children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, James wrote:

“Thus far in our investigation, we have uncovered significant evidence that suggests Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization falsely and fraudulently valued multiple assets and misrepresented those values to financial institutions for economic benefit. The Trumps must comply with our lawful subpoenas for documents and testimony because no one in this country can pick and choose if and how the law applies to them.”

Trump has long been suspected of inflating the value of properties to obtain larger bank loans and then devaluing those same assets to reduce his tax liability. If it can be proven the Trump Organization behaved in such a manner, the company and its top officials (including the three oldest Tump children, Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric) could be charged with bank and tax fraud.

Eric Trump has given a deposition, but refused to answer anything other than basic questions, according to court filings from James’ office:

“During his examination on Oct. 5, 2020, when asked a question that went beyond basic background information, Eric Trump delivered extended prepared remarks objecting to the investigation and invoking his right against self-incrimination.”

Ironically, Eric’s father has repeatedly said that only guilty people take the Fifth, remarking in 2017:

“The mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”

Attorneys for Trump and the Trump Organization maintain the former president has done nothing wrong, with Ronald Fischetti commenting:

“They have been investigating this for three years. We are not concerned about it, because he has done nothing wrong.”

Sounds like it might be time to get concerned.