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Crime Donald Trump The Trump Adminstration

Michael Cohen Says He’s Cooperating With ‘Multiple Government Agencies’ Investigating The Trump Family

Back in November, just a day before the 2020 presidential election took place, Bess Levin wrote a fascinating article for Vanity Fair in which she revealed that the thing Donald Trump feared most if failed at securing a second term in office was going to prison. Levin referenced a report from the New York Times:

“Seldom far from Mr. Trump’s thoughts, however, is the possibility of defeat—and the potential consequences of being ejected from the White House. In unguarded moments, Mr. Trump has for weeks told advisers that he expects to face intensifying scrutiny from prosecutors if he loses. He is concerned not only about existing investigations in New York, but the potential for new federal probes as well, according to people who have spoken with him.”

The Times report was followed by one from Jane Mayer of the New Yorker, which confirmed that Trump was indeed fearful of being prosecuted:

“Two of the investigations into Trump are being led by powerful state and city law-enforcement officials in New York. Cyrus Vance, Jr., the Manhattan District Attorney, and Letitia James, New York’s attorney general, are independently pursuing potential criminal charges related to Trump’s business practices before he became President.”

 

All of that means that what Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, revealed on Twitter Friday evening must have the Donald in histrionics right about now, especially since his own Twitter account has been suspended and he can’t reply.

Here’s what Cohen shared:

Cohen followed that post with another that touched on Trump’s being kicked off Twitter:

Since Cohen knows all sorts of dirt on the Trump family, it’s safe to assume the president is terrified right now, realizing that while he might be able to escape charges at the federal level with a pardon, he can’t do anything about the plethora of criminal investigations currently underway in New York.

Imagine Trump at this very moment inside the White House, feeling the walls closing in on him but powerless to do anything about it. He has been reduced to little more than an angry, impotent old man who’s facing the rest of his life behind bars.

 

That’s what you call perfect karma.

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Crime Donald Trump Greed

Judge Green-Lights Massive Fraud Lawsuit Against Trump Family

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a fraud lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump, his company, and three of his children (Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric) can move forward, according to Bloomberg:

“U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield in Manhattan ruled Wednesday that the case can go forward with claims of fraud, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices. The decision likely opens the door for the plaintiffs to start gathering evidence from Trump and his company, including documents and testimony.”


A group of people allege that the Trumps hoodwinked and stole money from thousands of aspiring young entrepreneurs by actively promoting two bogus multilevel marketing ventures and a live seminar that promised to teach them Trump’s “secrets to success” in real estate. They are also seeking damages for a nationwide class of individuals who say they too were taken advantage of by the Trump family and Trump Organization.


Specifically, ShareBlue Media reports, the Trump name was used to hype products that were not legitimate and could not possibly make money:

“The Trumps had partnered with a company called ACN that theoretically sold internet plans and a comically out-of-date videophone, but it was really just a garden-variety pyramid scheme. The lawsuit describes a complicated scheme of ‘downlines’ and ‘upline’ and ‘training events,’ and Trump was happy to hype it.

“According to the complaint, Trump, his children, and the Trump organization got paid millions for that hype, but allegedly neither ACN nor the Trump defendants told the public that part. People who got duped into investing in the MLM scheme did so, they say, because they believed in Trump when he told them it was a spectacular opportunity. Instead, they lost a spectacular amount of money.”


Even though thousands of people lost money, the Trumps made off like bandits, even hosting numerous charitable events at Trump golf courses, greatly enriching the Trump family company.

Donald Trump and his family are nothing but con artists, grifters, and petty thieves. They make money off the desperation of others and then leave their victims holding the bag. It’s about time karma started catching up with this pack of criminals.

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Corruption Crime

New York Prosecutors Preparing To Indict Trump And Three Of His Children: REPORT

While the investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded, it now appears that prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) may present an even greater threat to the president and members of his family, Politico reports:

“Manhattan-based federal prosecutors can challenge Trump in ways Mueller can’t. They have jurisdiction over the president’s political operation and businesses — subjects that aren’t protected by executive privilege, a tool Trump is considering invoking to block portions of Mueller’s report.”


The SDNY may even attempt to do what Mueller didn’t do: Indict a sitting president:

“Legal circles are… buzzing over whether SDNY might buck DOJ guidance and seek to indict a sitting president.”

Since the Southern District is also looking at the Trump Organization, there could also be legal jeopardy for Don Jr., Eric, and Ivanka Trump, especially as it relates to charges such as money laundering and fraud:

“The New York federal prosecutors are far from finished. They’re still seeking interviews with Trump Organization executives, according to a source with knowledge of the probe. Investigators are looking at everything from potential mail and wire fraud to illegal foreign contributions and money laundering.”


Even Chris Christie, who served as a former federal prosecutor, said recently that the SDNY is a much larger threat to Trump and his family:

“This is why I’ve been saying for months that the Southern District of New York investigation presents a much more serious threat to the administration, potentially, than what Bob Mueller is doing.

“Bob Mueller has a task: It’s Russian interference and potential collusion in the 2016 election. Southern District of New York is whatever the heck you want.”


Don’t forget that the New York Attorney General’s office and the New York Revenue Department also have ongoing investigations into Trump, his family, and his company. And House Democrats have begun multiple investigations into the president and his ties to foreign governments, including Russia and Saudi Arabia.

It appears that Trump is in deep shit everywhere he turns. And there’s absolutely nothing he can do to forestall any of it.

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Corruption Crime

Michael Cohen’s Testimony Guarantees Donald Trump Jr. Is Going To Prison

This has been the day from hell for the Trump family, especially Donald Trump Jr., who has now been implicated by the president’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, in the conspiracy to pay hush money to women who allege they had extramarital affairs with the president.

Cohen gave the House Oversight Committee evidence that proves Don Jr. was involved in the money paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels so she wouldn’t reveal her relationship with the president just months before the 2016 election. That makes Don Jr. part of a conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud.


The New York Times reports:

“At the hearing on Capitol Hill, Mr. Cohen produced two checks that he said were among 11 payments to reimburse him for the $130,000 he had paid with his own money to one of those women, the pornographic film actress Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels.

“One check, dated March 17, 2017, bore the signatures of Donald Jr. and Mr. Weisselberg. The other, dated Aug. 1, 2017, had the president’s own signature.”

The top check bears the signatures of Don Jr. and Trump Org. CFO Alan Weisselberg. The bottom check contains President Trump’s signature.


Cohen also shot holes in Junior’s assertion that he never told his father about the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June of 2016. That meeting, you’ll recall, was attended by Don Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner. They were meeting with Russian nationals for “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. The Washington Post notes this passage from Cohen’s prepared statement:

“I remember being in the room with Mr. Trump, probably in early June 2016, when something peculiar happened. Don Jr. came into the room and walked behind his father’s desk — which in itself was unusual. People didn’t just walk behind Mr. Trump’s desk to talk to him. I recalled Don Jr. leaning over to his father and speaking in a low voice, which I could clearly hear, and saying: ‘The meeting is all set.’ I remember Mr. Trump saying, ‘Ok good … let me know.’”


If Don Jr. testified to Congress and said he didn’t tell his father, then prosecutors also have him for perjury.

And if you’re thinking the president can just pardon his son and take him out of legal jeopardy, keep in mind that the Attorney General of New York is also investigating these financial crimes, which took place in her jurisdiction.

Donald Trump Jr. — aka Traitor Tot — is screwed. And his daddy can’t save him from prison.