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New Developments From Trump Grand Jury In Manhattan Show Prosecutors Are Following The Money

Perhaps you’re familiar with the old expression that when it comes to most crimes, all you have to do is follow the money.

That’s especially true as it applies to Donald Trump and the Trump Organization because the failed, one-term former president never does anything unless there’s money in it for him and his company.

ABC News reports that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. subpoenaed Jeff McConney, controller of the Trump Organization:

“McConney, who serves as a senior vice president and controller for the Trump Organization, is the first employee of the former president’s company called to testify, the sources said, and his testimony is a sign that prosecutors have burrowed deep into the company’s finances.”

Finances are thought to be key when it comes to the investigation being conducted by Vance and his prosecutors, and Daniel R. Alonso, the former chief assistant district attorney in Manhattan said it makes perfect sense that McConney would appear before the grand jury:

“Complex accounting issues are crucial to this investigation, as is the knowledge and intent of the people at the Trump Organization involved in these transactions.

“In any case like that, the two most important people — whether as targets or witnesses — are the company’s CFO and the company’s controller.”

The Trump Organization — which is owned by the former president and three eldest children — is suspected of having committed bank and tax fraud along with possibly laundering money through the company.

Vance is also looking at the Trump Organization’s Chief Financial Officer, Allen Weisselberg, and trying to flip Weisselberg to tell what he knows regarding any possible crimes committed by Trump and other officials inside the former president’s company, so it would make sense to also talk with McConney, Alonso noted:

“If, as has been reported, the DA is targeting Allen Weisselberg, it’s a logical step to seek testimony from the controller, who presumably reports to him and works with him every day.”

Follow the money and find the crimes. That’s even truer when you’re dealing with grifter like Donald Trump.

 

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Cohen Meets With New York DA For 7th Time As Grand Jury Considers Indicting Trump

Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, recently met with prosecutors working for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., a sign that the criminal investigation of the failed, one-term former president is gaining steam and providing new information to a grand jury that was impaneled last year.

According to CNN:

“A source close to the investigation says that Michael Cohen met for the seventh time with prosecutors from the Manhattan’s district attorney’s office. Cohen started talking to them when he was in prison for facilitating those hush-money payments on behalf of former president Donald Trump, but in the past recent weeks, his meetings have increased in frequency, and he has gone in now for the seventh time.”

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Cohen is of special interest to prosecutors due to his role in hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels on behalf of Trump, who feared details of his affair with her would ruin his chances of winning the 2016 election:

“(Cohen) also testified before Congress, you might remember, saying that the former president had manipulated the value of his financial statement in inflating the value of his assets when dealing with banks and insurance companies and deflating the value when it came time to pay taxes. Prosecutors are interested in speaking to Michael Cohen about this. He knows how the company works. He’s the former president’s fixer. He knows the relationships between the president and his chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg. This is a financial investigation. Knowledge about how the place works is really key.”

Cohen’s latest sit-down with Vance’s staff is the worst possible news for Trump, as his former attorney may also have information about financial crimes committed by the Donald. Crimes such as tax and insurance fraud are reportedly a focus of the Manhattan investigation into Trump.

Cohen recently said that Trump should start getting used to the idea of wearing an orange prison jumpsuit, and could wind up being a key witness if Trump is charged and placed on trial.

For Trump, it’s yet another negative development on top of a flood of legal happenings that have been taking place since he left office in January. And there will likely be more in the days ahead.

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Epstein-Maxwell Grand Jury Still Meeting – More Co-Conspirators Likely To Be Indicted

This has truly been a week from hell for President Donald Trump. Over the past five days:

  • Democrats held an incredibly successful convention
  • Former White House senior adviser Steve Bannon was indicted on charges of fraud and money laundering
  • Another federal judge ordered that Trump turn over eight years of his tax returns toot suite to the Manhattan district attorney


But things could be about to get even worse for Trump and others who may have been involved in the many illegal activities of the late financier and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the woman who help groom many of his victims, Ghislaine Maxwell.

The danger for Trump and others who traveled in Epstein’s orbit is that a federal grand jury investigating both Epstein and Maxwell continues to meet and is expected to hand down new indictments any day now, according to the Miami Herald:

“In a filing Friday, federal prosecutors indicated that the federal grand jury investigation into Epstein, his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell and their potential co-conspirators remains active.

“’As the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has stated publicly, the investigation into the conduct of the defendant in this case and other possible co-conspirators of Jeffrey Epstein remains active,’ prosecutors wrote. ‘The full scope and details of that investigation, however, have not been made public.'”


News that the Epstein-Maxwell grand jury is still impaneled and may hand down more indictments should be of special concern to the president, who has been accused of raping a 13-year-old girl with Epstein. Details of that alleged incident came out in 2016 when a court filing revealed the salacious allegation.


Imagine if Trump’s name shows up on one of those new subpoenas. He cannot pardon himself, and even his Attorney General, William Barr, would have trouble making that subpoena go away. And since it would likely involve the sexual abuse of minors, Trump would almost certainly lose the upcoming election, probably by the greatest blowout in U.S. history.

Jeffrey Epstein may be dead, but there are other suspects who could well wind up paying for the crimes they helped him commit or cover up.