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The DC Attorney General Is Investigating Trump’s Kids For ‘Massive Fraud’: Report

Indictments were handed down a few months ago against the Trump Organization by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., but there’s plenty of other legal news on the horizon, and it involves the three eldest children of the failed, one-term former president, Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric.

The Daily Beast reports that prosecutors with the office of District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine are seeking testimony from Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of Trump Org.:

“The District of Columbia’s attorney general will have to wait just a little longer to find out if three more people in the Trump family circle can be forced to testify, as investigators continue to look into whether Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration committee misspent more than $1 million and enriched his own company.

“A local judge Sunday, on the eve of a potentially critical court hearing in that case, ruled that he won’t even let the D.C. attorney general’s office argue in court on Monday why it should subject these key witnesses to tough questions.”

Recent court filings show Racine suspects that the Trump children were involved in massive fraud related to the 2017 inauguration, steering money to Trump-branded properties in violation of the law.

One person who has intimate knowledge of the allegedly illegal actions by the Trump kids is Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who says the former president’s children have been involved in what’s known as “self-dealing”:

“The world’s about to learn how Trump’s inner circle—with Trump’s full knowledge—took advantage of the presidential inauguration.

“Everything they did was all about self-dealing. They had a nonprofit pay them for their own hotel at an inflated cost.”

It should be noted, however, that Racine isn’t seeking criminal penalties against Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. At least not yet.

The case underway against the three Trump children is civil in nature, and seeks to recover any improperly spent money which would then be handed over to a non-profit to be used for the benefit of the public.

So while Donald Trump waits to see if he and his company will be charged in Manhattan (which seems a virtual certainty), the D.C. case could also open up members of the Trump family to severe financial penalties and leave them vulnerable to prosecution for attempting to enrich Trump Org. with money intended solely for the inauguration.

Things are about to get much worse for the Trumps. They’re certainly deserving of whatever karma has in store for them.

 

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DC Attorney General Says He Plans To Prosecute Elected Officials For Inciting A Riot At The Capitol

Even though the elected officials who provided moral support to the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, may not wind up being expelled from Congress, the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Karl A. Racine, said Monday on MSNBC that he will indeed be prosecuting anyone who incited the riot.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) spoke to the Trump crowd, telling them that “American patriots” needed to “start taking down names and kicking ass” just minutes before the rioting began.

Such remarks, Racine told host Andrea Mitchell, are “outrageous,” and he added:

“Clearly the crowd was hyped up, juiced up, focused on the capitol, and rather than calm them down or at lowest emphasize the peaceful nature of what protests need to be, they really did encourage these folks and riled them up. Now whether that comes to a legal complaint, I think we’ve got to really dig in and get all of the facts. I know I’m looking at a charge under the D.C. code of inciting violence and that would apply where there’s a clear recognition that one’s incitement could lead to foreseeable violence. We still have more investigation to do, and that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to work zealously and fully and where the facts lead to where they naturally go.”

Mitchell asked Racine if that included President Donald Trump. He responded:

“Sure, Andrea, as you know the OLC opinion says the president can’t be prosecuted while the president is in office. As it turns out, the president has about nine more days of office and, of course, the investigation is going to go on much beyond those nine days. It will be another legal question as to whether the president can be prosecuted after his term of office. I think the better weight of authority answers that question affirmatively. And I’m not targeting the president or anyone else. I’m just saying the D.C. Office of the Attorney General — and I’m heartened that the U.S. Attorney also said the same thing — we’re going to follow the facts and we’re going to go exactly where the facts lead.”

Racine has a duty to charge anyone who helped incite the riot that left five people dead, including a member of the Capitol Police Force. No one is above the law in this country, nor should they be. Indict them and let the chips fall where they may.

Here’s Attorney General Racine on MSNBC: