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New York Attorney General Tish James Lays A Nasty Burn On Don Jr. And Ivanka

 

It was recently revealed that New York Attorney General Letitia James has subpoenaed Don Jr. and Ivanka, the two eldest children of failed, one-term former President Donald Trump, for testimony as part of an ongoing financial fraud investigation being conducted by her office.

As you’d expect, the two Trump kids say they won’t comply with the subpoenas and have gone to court to have them quashed, according to ABC News:

Former President Trump’s eldest son and daughter have refused to comply with subpoenas issued by the New York State attorney general’s office as it conducts a civil investigation into the way the family real estate business valued its holdings.

“A dispute has arisen between the OAG and the Individual Trump Parties regarding the Subpoenas,” a document filed Monday said.

Despite the attempt to have the subpoenas quashed, most legal experts say courts will rule in favor of AG James because she’s investigating possible criminal behavior.

James also made it clear that all the stonewalling in the world won’t keep her from moving forward, sending out this tweet aimed directly at Don Jr. and Ivanka:

Sounds like Junior and Vanky had better start prepping for their depositions, and they’d better make damn sure they don’t lie under oath.

 

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Michael Cohen Says ‘Very Exciting’ Indictments Are Coming Soon From The Manhattan DA’s Office

According to Michael Cohen, who was personal attorney to failed, one-term former President Donald Trump for several years, he expects the office of new Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg will call him back very soon and predicts “very exciting” indictments are coming in the case against Trump and the Trump Organization.

Cohen was a guest on MSNBC Sunday and was asked by host Alex Witt:

“What are your predictions for 2022 relative to the Trump probe? The fact that Cy Vance has now left office, do you think you’ll be contacted by the new Manhattan DA?”

Cohen replied:

“Yeah, I absolutely do. I think we’re going to start to see a lot of movement now. There’s a lot of momentum going on both at the DA’s office as well as the [New York State] attorney general.”

And Cohen then made his prediction of new indictments in the weeks ahead:

“This case is not over simply because Cy Vance is now out of office. To the contrary, I believe things are going to start ramping up. I think they’ll start moving quickly. I do believe that 2022, especially the early part is going to see some indictments and some very exciting ones for those of us that want to see justice.”

Cohen has previously said that he’s provided Manhattan prosecutors with everything they’ve asked for, and remarked in June of last year:

“I do believe that there is a mounting amount of evidence that they will be prosecuting upon. Some of it of course is civil, and other parts of it are criminal.”

How sweet it would be to see Trump and members of his family indicted for their decades of skirting the laws that are supposed to apply to all of us! It’s Donald’s worst nightmare, and it may be on the verge of finally happening.

Here’s the video:

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Trump Ordered To Testify Under Oath In New York Fraud Investigation

Failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump has been notified that he will have to sit for a sworn deposition in the civil fraud case against him in New York.

The Washington Post reports:

New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking a deposition from former president Donald Trump early next year as part of her investigation into potential fraud inside the Trump Organization, according to people familiar with the matter.

James has requested to take his testimony on Jan. 7 at her New York office as part of a civil investigation into whether Trump’s company committed financial fraud in the valuations of properties to different entities, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the inquiry is ongoing.

One of the people familiar with the investigation said James is examining whether widespread fraud “permeated the Trump Organization.”

Notified of the deposition date, a spokesperson for the Trump Organization used one of the ex-president’s favorite invocations whenever he’s being investigated:

“This is another political witch-hunt,” the statement said, noting that James is running for governor next year. “The only focus of the New York AG is to investigate Trump, all for her own political ambitions … This political prosecution is illegal, unethical and is a travesty to our great state and legal system.”

James is clearly turning up the heat on Trump, who is also under criminal investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Vance suspects Trump and his company inflated the value of real estate assets in order to get larger loans from lenders and later devalued those same properties to avoid paying the required taxes. Bank and tax fraud are just two of the crimes under investigation by Vance.

The former president’s son, Eric, has given a deposition in the fraud investigation being conducted by James. He originally refused to sit for a deposition but later relented. That deposition was given in October of last year, shortly before American voters booted the Donald Trump from the White House and replaced him with President Joe Biden.

The danger of Trump giving a deposition cannot be overstated, according to biographer Tim O’Brien, who has written extensively about the ex-president:

“He can’t be scripted, and he’s injudicious, and he often doesn’t understand that the process is about events and facts, rather than being performance art.”

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NY Prosecutors Focused On Trump’s ‘Pattern Of Fraud’ As Investigation Reaches A Critical Phase

Prosecutors in New York are preparing to issue indictments against failed, one-term former President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization for inflating the value of his company’s assets as a way to get larger loans from banks, according to a report from the New York Times.

Current Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. is leaving office at the end of the year after investigating the ex-president’s company for three years. Vance has said he will decide whether to indict Trump before his term expires on December 31, suggesting that new charges will be coming within the next couple of weeks.

The Times notes that Vance’s office recently issued subpoenas for records related to hotels, golf clubs and office buildings owned by the Trump Organization:

They recently interviewed a banker employed by Deutsche Bank, Mr. Trump’s top lender. And earlier this month, they told a top Trump executive who had been under scrutiny, Matthew Calamari, that they did not currently plan to indict him in the purported tax-evasion scheme that led to charges against Mr. Trump’s company and its chief financial officer.”

The tax-evasion case has so far led to criminal charges against Allen Weisselberg, Chief Financial Officer of Trump Org., but that has never been Vance’s primary focus, according to the Times:

“If Mr. Vance’s office concludes that Mr. Trump intentionally submitted false values to potential lenders, prosecutors could argue that he engaged in a pattern of fraud.”

If a pattern of fraud can be proven, that would also open Trump and his company up to state racketeering charges. Such charges carry increased criminal penalties.

According to Trump, Vance is engaged a “witch hunt,” and he told Fox host Sean Hannity Tuesday evening during an interview:

“If I fly over a state, I end up getting investigated. It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen, because the local prosecutors work with the federal government, and they’re Democrats.”

It’ll be interesting to see where Trump attempts to fly off to once indictments with his name on them are handed down in Manhattan.

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Trump Claims Threats To ‘Hang Mike Pence’ Were OK Because ‘People Were Very Angry’

Chants and threats to “hang Mike Pence” by insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 were no big deal, according to failed former President Donald Trump because “people were very angry.”

In an interview with Jonathan Karl of ABC News, the one-term, twice-impeached Trump said he was certain Pence was safe as thousands of pro-Trump supporters rioted and forced their way into Congress on the day that the 2020 presidential election was being certified.

Karl asked Trump:

Were you worried about (Pence) during that siege? Were you worried about his safety?”

Trump responded:

“No, I thought he was well-protected, and I had heard that he was in good shape. No. Because I had heard he was in very good shape. But, but, no, I think —”

That led Karl to interject:

“Because you heard those chants — that was terrible. I mean — “

Trump:

“He could have — well, the people were very angry.”

And then Trump began to further rationalize how close Pence came to being killed:

“Because it’s common sense, Jon. It’s common sense that you’re supposed to protect. How can you — if you know a vote is fraudulent, right? — how can you pass on a fraudulent vote to Congress? How can you do that? And I’m telling you: 50/50, it’s right down the middle for the top constitutional scholars when I speak to them. Anybody I spoke to — almost all of them at least pretty much agree, and some very much agree with me — because he’s passing on a vote that he knows is fraudulent. How can you pass a vote that you know is fraudulent? Now, when I spoke to him, I really talked about all of the fraudulent things that happened during the election. I didn’t talk about the main point, which is the legislatures did not approve — five states. The legislatures did not approve all of those changes that made the difference between a very easy win for me in the states, or a loss that was very close, because the losses were all very close.”

In other words, because Trump lost to President Joe Biden, Pence was expendable, little more than a pawn in the larger plan for a coup that the ex-president and his allies put in place shortly after it became clear that Biden had won by a landslide.

If the House Select Committee was looking for a smoking gun which proves Donald Trump’s culpability for what took place on Jan. 6, they don’t have to look any further than his remarks to Jon Karl.