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Trump Is Now Suspected Of Witness Tampering In The Capitol Riot Investigation

It now appears that failed, one-term former President Donald Trump may be charged with witness tampering by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

According to the Washington Post:

On Wednesday, the committee’s chairman (Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-MS) pointed to another area of inquiry with both potential criminal implications and an interesting backstory: witness tampering.

At issue is the evolution of remarks made by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who was informed Wednesday that the committee wants him to voluntarily cooperate. In the asking letter sent by the panel to McCarthy, Thompson notes:

“Your public statements regarding January 6th have changed markedly since you met with Trump,” Thompson wrote. “At that meeting, or at any other time, did President Trump or his representatives discuss or suggest what you should say publicly, during the impeachment trial (if called as a witness), or in any later investigation about your conversations with him on January 6th?”

The former president has engaged in a form of witness tampering before, most notably during the Ukraine investigation which resulted in him being impeached:

Trump also has a history of doing things that certainly at least walk up to the line of witness tampering, including a tweet attacking former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch even as she testified at his earlier impeachment, and attacks on Michael Cohen invoking Cohen’s family after the former personal attorney for Trump flipped on him. Yovanovitch called Trump’s tweet “very intimidating” in her testimony, while Cohen postponed his own testimony, citing Trump’s “threats.”

This latest evidence of how Trump allegedly sought to make McCarthy change his recounting of what transpired on Jan. 6 could well be added to a growing list of potential crimes committed by the ex-president in connection with that event.

So far, the committee could well send criminal referrals to the DOJ for Trump that include charges of inciting a riot, interfering in an official proceeding of Congress, sedition, and witness tampering. Any of those would result in the former president spending the remainder of his life in federal prison.

 

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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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Washed-Up Actor Jon Voight Says Trump Was Sent By God And Is Guided By Lincoln’s Spirit

Apparently, washed-up actor Jon Voight didn’t get the memo that failed, one-term former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election in historic fashion, because he just released a video in which he claims Trump was sent by God and is being guided by the spirit of Abraham Lincoln.

In the video, which was posted to Twitter and has since gone semi-viral (though not for the reason Voight would have hoped), the actor looks into the camera and says:

“We must give applause for our hero. Yes, he’s been the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.”

Let’s see: Lincoln freed the slaves and Trump wants to keep them from voting. So that sure as hell doesn’t add up.

Voight continues:

“He’s a man of integrity, a man of devotion, a man who ran the entire country with great heart and soul. I’d like to give President Trump an honor.”

I’d like to give him a life sentence in prison. And tens of millions of Americans agree with that sentiment.

Voight concludes his video with this flourish of bullshit:

“Hope has arrived, and we shall never feel this loss again for we all know it was stolen, and we, the American people, know the truth. Donald J. Trump is a source of God’s speed, and I know Abraham Lincoln’s spirit is with him to turn America great again.”

Hope arrived the day Trump left office. The whole “source of God’s speed” is virtually undecipherable. And if Lincoln’s spirit has descended and settled on anyone currently on the face of the planet, it sure as hell isn’t Dotard Donnie.

Voight’s video tribute to ex-President Grifty was met with laughter and scorn.

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Trump’s Cognitive Decline Is On Full Display In Rambling Thursday Evening Phone Interview With Sean Hannity

In the 14 months American voters overwhelmingly rejected him and his policies, failed former President Donald Trump has desperately tried to remain semi-relevant, but his efforts have only served to remind the country what a complete douchebag he is and why we came out in record numbers to send him packing.

During a phone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday evening, Trump rambled and jumped from one subject to another, proving that his cognitive abilities have deteriorated badly since he left office.

The ex-president had a major senior moment when Hannity asked him about President Joe Biden:

“So, you keep banging your head against the wall — why would you expect a different result?”

The twice-impeached Trump responded:

“So, we would have had the wall completed in three weeks. It was largely completed. We did almost 500 miles of wall.”

What?! He went from a metaphorical wall to the one he was never able to complete while he was in office.

If that’s not bad enough, Trump also reignited his long-running feud with windmills:

“You look at what’s happening to these beautiful prairies and plains and these gorgeous areas of our country where they have these rusting hulks put up all over the place that are noisy, they’re killing the birds.”

Donald and his rabid pack of acolytes love to suggest that President Joe Biden isn’t mentally sharp, but if anyone is one the downward slope when it comes to brain function, it’s clearly Trump. After all, he was never very bright to begin with and has now descended into a degenerative mental state that suggests he may have inherited Alzheimer’s Disease from his late father.