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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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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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Don Jr. And Ivanka Subpoenaed By New York Attorney General In Fraud Investigation

Letitia James, the New York Attorney General, has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump for testimony regarding the ongoing fraud investigation James’ office is conducting into the Trump Organization, according to the New York Times and CNN.

The New York attorney general’s office has subpoenaed two of former President Donald Trump’s children for testimony as part of its civil investigation into whether the Trump Organization manipulated the values of its properties.

The disclosure was made public Monday in a court filing where the judge set a briefing schedule to handle a dispute that has arisen over the subpoenas for Trump’s testimony as well as Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

The attorney general’s office previously subpoenaed Trump for testimony and set a deadline of January 7. Trump’s lawyers have said they would move to quash the subpoena.

Eric Trump has already been compelled to give testimony in the matter, The Times notes:

“Mr. Trump’s three elder children — Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric — have long been deeply involved in their father’s company, the Trump Organization, which each of them joined shortly after graduating from college. The legal filing that disclosed the subpoenas on Monday was signed by a judge who presided over an earlier court action brought by the attorney general’s office that forced the Trump Organization to turn over records and Eric Trump to submit to questioning.”

News of the subpoenas issued to Don Jr. and Ivanka come just a day after the ex-president’s former personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen who is cooperating with Bragg’s office, predicted that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg would soon be handing down indictments in the ongoing criminal probe of the Trumps:

“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.”

It appears that 2022 is going to be the year that Donald Trump and members of his inner circle are finally going to be charged for their numerous crimes. It’s about time the law caught up with them.

 

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New Questions Arise After Lindsey Graham Implicates Ivanka In The Jan. 6th Insurrection

We’ve known for a few weeks now that one-term former President Donald Trump’s oldest son, Don Jr., was in frequent contact with then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on January 6, 2021, urging Meadows to tell the ex-president he needed to call off the dogs and urge his supporters to vacate the Capitol where they were rioting.

Now, however, we know that the former president’s favorite child, Ivanka, was acting as a conduit for messages traveling from supporters to the Donald and others in the White House on the day of the insurrection.

Oddly enough, Ivanka’s involvement has become public knowledge thanks to one of the most sycophantic Trump supporters in Congress, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who told CNN’s Manu Raju what he conveyed to the former president’s daughter:

Sen. Lindsey Graham said he didn’t text with Meadows on Jan. 6 —- but told me he spoke with Ivanka Trump to deliver a message to her dad. He said he wanted then-President Trump to “tell his people to leave.”

The Washington Post confirmed Raju’s reporting and added that Graham also told Ivanka:

“You need to get these people out of here. This thing is going south. This is not good. You’re going to have to tell these people to stand down. Stand down.”

Ivanka sent out a tweet on the day of the Capitol insurrection which read:

“American Patriots – any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable,” she posted at 3:15 p.m. on January 6th. “The violence must stop immediately. Please be peaceful.”

That tweet was later deleted after a wave of criticism because Ivanka had referred to rioters as “Patriots.”

All of this is leading to an inevitable nexus: The Jan. 6 Select Committee will no doubt be demanding all text messages and other communications that were sent by both Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner.

With each day it becomes clearer that many in the Trump family were part of a larger conspiracy which was carried out on Jan. 6 at the Capitol. And if it can be proven they broke the law, they need to be referred to the Justice Department for criminal charges.