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Day Of Reckoning: In Pursuit Of All The Ex-President’s Crimes

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December 27, 2021

As we embark on a new year, we find ourselves asking the same old question about the disgraced 45th president of the United States: When—if ever--will Donald Trump be brought to justice?

As president, Trump weathered both the Mueller investigation and two impeachment trials. And to this day, he has yet to be charged with a single criminal offense, whether for his attempts to undermine the results of the 2020 election; his role in sparking the January 6, 2021, insurrection; or his sordid history in the private sector as a marketing con man and real-estate huckster.

Understandably, many Americans have become cynical about the prospects of holding Trump to account. Many fear that Trump has forever damaged what remains of our collective commitment to the rule of law.

But all is not lost. Amid the gloom, there are encouraging signs that Trump may finally be headed for a day of reckoningRobert

The House January 6 Select Committee is diligently investigating the origins of the insurrection, including Trump’s part in inciting the riot at the Capitol that delayed the certification of Joe Biden’s victory. Both Bennie Thompson (D-SC), the committee’s chairperson, and Liz Cheney (R-WY), the ranking Republican, have disclosed that Trump is under consideration for a criminal referral to the Justice Department.

At the same time, state-level investigations against Trump appear to be heating up in New York and Georgia.

While we endure the agonizing wait, investigators have a truly staggering array of potential charges to shift through and analyze. They include:

Federal Crimes
I. Offenses Related to the Insurrection and the Attempt to Halt or Delay the Certification of the 2020 Electoral College Vote Count.

Inciting an Insurrection, 18 U.S.C. § 2383, maximum penalty: ten years in prison.

Seditious Conspiracy, 18 U.S.C. § 2384, maximum penalty: twenty years in prison.

Conspiracy to Defraud the United States, 18 U.S.C. § 371, maximum penalty: five years in prison.

Obstructing an Official Proceeding, 18 U.S.C. § 1512, maximum penalty twenty years in prison.

II. Offenses Related to the Phone Call Pressuring Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “Find” Enough Votes to Overturn the State’s Election Results.

Depriving or Defrauding the Citizens of a State of a Fair and Impartially Conducted Election, 52 U.S.C. § 20511, maximum penalty: five years.

Conspiracy to Deprive the Citizens of a State of Rights Secured by the Constitution, 18 U.S.C. § 241, maximum penalty: ten years.

III. Offenses Related to the 2016 Election, the Hush-Money Payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, and the 2017 “Reimbursements” to Michael Cohen.

Conspiracy to Defraud the United States, 18 U.S.C. § 371, maximum penalty: five years in prison.

Campaign Finance Law Violations, 52 U.S.C. § 30109, maximum penalty: five years in prison.

IV. Offenses Related to the Mueller Investigation, and the Attempts to Halt or Otherwise Derail the Investigation.

Obstruction of Justice, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1505, 1510, 1512, maximum penalty: ten years.

New York Crimes
Offenses Related to Private Business Practices.

Falsifying Business Records, New York Penal Law, § 175.10, maximum penalty: four years in prison.

Tax Fraud, New York Tax Law, § 1806, maximum penalty: twenty-five years in prison.

Insurance Fraud, New York Penal Law, § 176.30, maximum penalty: twenty-five years in prison.

Conspiracy, New York Penal Law, § 105, maximum penalty: twenty-five years in prison.

Racketeering and Organized Criminal Activity, New York Penal Law § 460, maximum penalty: twenty-five years in prison.

Georgia Crimes
Offenses Related to the Raffensperger Phone Call:

Solicitation to Commit Election Fraud, Georgia Code § 21-2-64, maximum penalty: ten years in prison.

Tampering with a Voter’s Certificate, Georgia Code § 21-2-56, maximum penalty: ten years in prison.

There is no guarantee, of course, that any of this will lead to an actual arraignment.

While in office, Trump was shielded with temporary immunity from federal prosecution as a result of the Justice Department’s longstanding policy against indicting a sitting president. Although that immunity is gone, Trump would nonetheless be protected by the presumption of innocence, just like any other private citizen, were he to be prosecuted now. And it would represent a historic first for a former U.S. president to be charged with a crime. No prosecutor, state or federal, is going to roll the dice unless they are confident that they could prove Trump’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Ultimately, the final calls will be made by three prosecutors: Attorney General Merrick Garland on the federal level; Alvin Bragg Jr., the incoming Manhattan District Attorney in January; and Fani Willis, the Fulton County, GA, District Attorney.

Thus far in his tenure as the nation’s top law-enforcement officer, Garland has proven to be upright but overly cautious. Willis is viewed by some observers as being overburdened by an enormous caseload of ordinary prosecutions. Bragg is untested.

Whether any of the three prove to be up to the challenge, one thing is certain: It isn’t sufficient to prosecute the low-level rioters who stormed the Capitol. To restore the rule of law, the leaders of the insurrection must be charged and tried. This includes the ringleader of them all—Donald Trump.

In both New York and federal courts, the basic statute of limitations specifies that charges must be brought within five years of the commission of a felony. In Georgia, the general statute is four years.

The clock is ticking. There is no more time to waste.

Article reprinted with permission from Bill Blum| Blum's Law

https://www.nationalmemo.com/pursuit-of-donald-trump-crimes

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Donald Trump is just the second coming of George Wallace (without the eventual crisis of conscience at the end), riding the same wave of toxic ugliness that almost swept Wallace into the presidency. Wallace forced the country to a crisis, making the feds send troops into Alabama (starting conservatives on their hatred of the federal government, which still continues today), and that's the same game Trump and his many clones (DeSantis, Greene, Bozobert, Cawthorn, Gaetz, etc.) are playing now. They're trying to stir their base up to such levels of craziness that they feel they're "justified" in attacking their own government... and then trying to make the federal response to their insurrection which they've forced become more fuel for their base's paranoia.

America has a stupidity crisis. Conservatives have figured out that a toxic cocktail of idiot-religion blended with idiot-politics have left their base so malleably soft-headed that they can be fooled intoanything, and they're taking full advantage of it to see if they can putsch their way to power. They see they're losing the war of ideas and so they've doubled down on gerrymandering and voter-suppression, reliance on propaganda which increasingly resembles televangelism, Dominionist religious madness, and with violence and terrorism as a backup.



Conservatives, I think, were surprised at how stupid and violence-hungry their base turned out to be. They thought Trump would lose, they thought he'd be seen as a joke in the primary, but they forgot the George Wallace model. Their base turned out to be very stupid, very racist, very easily fooled, and not only open to throwing out the Constitution (which they love to talk about while working against it every chance they get) and accepting a dictatorship... it's what they fucking WANT.

Trump tried to take away more rights from Americans than any president in recent memory. Luckily he didn't succeed in as much as he tried because the guardrails held in most cases, but it's not for want of trying. He tried to destroy the fourth estate -- the press -- by using old Hitlerian "lugenpresse" branding. He tried to make the election process itself null and void -- that's about as basic as it gets. He tried to put the judiciary in his pocket and use the Attorney General of the U.S. as his personal "fixer." He tried to destroy our relations with our allies and play up to our enemies instead. He fucked our trade system (another thing that's starting to show its real fruition and which conservatives are now trying to blame on Biden). Trump wanted to turn the cops into a gestapo to crack down on his political enemies (the ill-defined "antifa") and personally threatened senators so much that few in his party dared to oppose him on anything, no matter how crazy. He browbeat and strong-armed state officials, threatening to cut off funding (ironically to states that generate most of the money in the first place!). He tried to brand all America's gatekeepers as an enemy "deep state" until they were hesitant to to do their job. And all along he kept up the threats of what his armed and kill-happy base might do if he was opposed.

And Trump's out of office so all of this would be irrelevant, if it weren't for the fact that the GOP saw that this shit works on their base and are trying to carry it forward. Trump may or may not get another chance in office, but it doesn't really matter -- whoever the GOP runs going forward is going to do the same totalitarian race-driven hate-driven shit. Doesn't really matter if it's DeSantis in office, or whoever else -- they'll be following the old George Wallace poison, just like Trump did. It's what their party is now.

Everybody who opposes them is going to be "antifa" or a "Communist," every idea they don't like is going to be "Marxism" or "Critical Race Theory" -- they have a nice convenient box that nobody in their base understands or even wants to to put every person or idea they don't like into, and that base will give them carte blanche to deal as ruthlessly with it as they like. They make heroes of guys like Kyle Rittenhouse because he killed some "lefties" like they all want to do. That's the ideal now.

I don't know if they'll actually start building camps to execute fellow Americans or not, but I do know that if they do, conservative Christians will decorate them rather than try to tear them down. And the GOP knows that. And they're going to exploit it all they can, damage to the country be damned.

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hard to believe that the guy who went broke running casinos took the advice of the drunkest guy in the room

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Back in 2015, Joe Biden went viral after he was video taped groping Senator Steve Daines’ niece on C-Span while meeting with his family for his swearing-in ceremony.

The girl, Maria Piacesi who was only eight years old at the time, was filmed standing in front of then Vice President Biden as he ran his hands up and down her upper body.

Six years later, Maria Piacesi is finally speaking out. Citizen journalist Jonathan Pasetti recently shared screenshots of a conversation he had with Maria Piacesi on social media app Tik Tok where she admits that President Joe Biden pinched her nipple. The teenager has since deleted her comments however the screenshots still exist.

“Did Joe Biden pinch you?” asked Pasetti asked on Tik Tok.

“Yes,” confirmed Maria Piacesi.

Did Joe Biden pinch you?” A user by the name of Jonathan Pasetti asked, to which Piacesi responded, “Yes.” However, soon after, she deleted her comment.

“Why did you delete the comment?” Pasetti asked. “I have friends that would no longer be friends with me if they knew that,” Maria Piacesi replied.

Mr Pasetti then added: “Those ‘friends’ are not true friends then. You were abused by a pervert and deserve justice, but only you can exact that justice by telling others.”


She followed this up by saying


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“I would do something about it — to be honest — if I thought it would help, but it would only make more people angry and I’ve already had people calling me out saying I’m lying and this is BS [bullsh*t], even though it is not. I just don’t think it would help with anything right now,” Maria Piacesi said.

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PkrBum wrote:Back in 2015, Joe Biden went viral after he was video taped groping Senator Steve Daines’ niece on C-Span while meeting with his family for his swearing-in ceremony.

The girl, Maria Piacesi who was only eight years old at the time, was filmed standing in front of then Vice President Biden as he ran his hands up and down her upper body.

Six years later, Maria Piacesi is finally speaking out. Citizen journalist Jonathan Pasetti recently shared screenshots of a conversation he had with Maria Piacesi on social media app Tik Tok where she admits that President Joe Biden pinched her nipple. The teenager has since deleted her comments however the screenshots still exist.

“Did Joe Biden pinch you?” asked Pasetti asked on Tik Tok.

“Yes,” confirmed Maria Piacesi.

Did Joe Biden pinch you?” A user by the name of Jonathan Pasetti asked, to which Piacesi responded, “Yes.” However, soon after, she deleted her comment.

“Why did you delete the comment?” Pasetti asked. “I have friends that would no longer be friends with me if they knew that,” Maria Piacesi replied.

Mr Pasetti then added: “Those ‘friends’ are not true friends then. You were abused by a pervert and deserve justice, but only you can exact that justice by telling others.”


She followed this up by saying


quote:
“I would do something about it — to be honest — if I thought it would help, but it would only make more people angry and I’ve already had people calling me out saying I’m lying and this is BS [bullsh*t], even though it is not. I just don’t think it would help with anything right now,” Maria Piacesi said.


Such bullshit,Pkr! Where'd you find this on Bannon's website?

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Such bullshit,Pkr! Where'd you find this on Bannon's website?

He got this in a direct communique from JFK and JFK Jr.

Pkr has also been a sniveling little shitheel.

Now, he’s a sniveling little shitheel QAnon freak.

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Vikingwoman wrote:
PkrBum wrote:Back in 2015, Joe Biden went viral after he was video taped groping Senator Steve Daines’ niece on C-Span while meeting with his family for his swearing-in ceremony.

The girl, Maria Piacesi who was only eight years old at the time, was filmed standing in front of then Vice President Biden as he ran his hands up and down her upper body.

Six years later, Maria Piacesi is finally speaking out. Citizen journalist Jonathan Pasetti recently shared screenshots of a conversation he had with Maria Piacesi on social media app Tik Tok where she admits that President Joe Biden pinched her nipple. The teenager has since deleted her comments however the screenshots still exist.

“Did Joe Biden pinch you?” asked Pasetti asked on Tik Tok.

“Yes,” confirmed Maria Piacesi.

Did Joe Biden pinch you?” A user by the name of Jonathan Pasetti asked, to which Piacesi responded, “Yes.” However, soon after, she deleted her comment.

“Why did you delete the comment?” Pasetti asked. “I have friends that would no longer be friends with me if they knew that,” Maria Piacesi replied.

Mr Pasetti then added: “Those ‘friends’ are not true friends then. You were abused by a pervert and deserve justice, but only you can exact that justice by telling others.”


She followed this up by saying


quote:
“I would do something about it — to be honest — if I thought it would help, but it would only make more people angry and I’ve already had people calling me out saying I’m lying and this is BS [bullsh*t], even though it is not. I just don’t think it would help with anything right now,” Maria Piacesi said.


Such bullshit,Pkr! Where'd you find this on Bannon's website?

Even your eyes are lying to you?

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Great hearing from Vikingwoman again. Wish she would post more often. On the other hand it's too bad obnoxious drug abusers don't do the world a great service and drop dead in their tracks.

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Trump gropes his own daughter, peeks in at beauty contest contestants and brags about it, brags about "grabbing pussies," cheats on his wife with a porn star, etc. etc. big list of sleazy shit... and, nothing from Republicans.

Matt Gaetz gets caught with an underage girl. Nothin'.

The Southern Baptist coalition covers up widespread child molestation... aaaaand all we hear about is god-this-god-that. https://www.npr.org/2022/06/02/1102621352/how-the-southern-baptist-convention-covered-up-its-widespread-sexual-abuse-scand

Republicans back known child molesters, because... doesn't matter to 'em. https://washingtonmonthly.com/2021/04/22/missouri-republicans-knowingly-backed-an-alleged-child-sex-abuser/ And he's hardly the only one. Roy Moore, onward... there's a list. Hell, here's just a sample: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/7/11/1870982/-Republican-Sexual-Predators-Abusers-and-Enablers (Yeah, I know, partisan website, but it's a bunch of links).


Lauren Boebert's husband shakes his dick at teenagers in a bowling alley. That's just great, ha ha, he's funnier'n the Dukes of Hazard.

Conservatives in Tennessee try to pass a bill legalizing child marriage - https://www.kait8.com/2022/04/06/proposed-legislation-could-legalize-child-marriage-tennessee/ Rah-fucking-rah from the Republican base. Marrying a kid is a great way to own the libs!

And they have some seriously fucked-up ideas about raising children. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2006/9/1/241913/- Again, partisan website, but go for the links. I can provide anecdotal evidence of this from pretty much every conservative I know. It's hard to find any who don't have a kid in prison, in rehab, or dead. My Republican-operative cousins have such a miserable family life that the cops have been involved several times. One dad's gotten in fist-fights with his son because the son hates him so much. I've got conservative co-workers talking about being raised with "the belt and the Bible" and thinking it's good that their dad beat them bloody for things when they were five. My conservative classmates used to make paddles as gifts to the teachers at my high school, enabling their own abuse. They'd drill holes in the paddles out of the belief they'd be able to swing 'em faster and harder. And this wasn't just paddling when you did something -- we had one coach who delighted in leaving bruises and welts on people with "birthday licks." There's something sickly sadomasochistic in the conservative mind... maybe it's connected to that fucked-up amygdala they've got - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-human-beast/201104/conservatives-big-fear-brain-study-finds - I don't know, but it's prevalent in most of them I know. Whenever we've gotten an abusive, authoritarian boss, it's the conservatives who defend the mistreatment... even when they don't like it. "You don't question your abuser," that's the basic philosophy.

It goes on and on and on.



But Biden puts hands on kids the way people did back in the more-innocent 50's that conservatives always want to go back to, the time before people got super-PC about adults even speaking to kids... and they try to build a federal case out of it. Why? Because it's a political straw to grasp at just 'cuz they hate the guy. Conservatives have reached a point of funhouse fuckwittery that they can't just dislike an opponent -- they have to try to turn them into a "monster" and attribute all kinds of crazy things to 'em, such as being lizard people who drink baby's blood and order up children like pizzas. Nothing is too silly for these cultists. https://www.the-sun.com/news/3666573/inside-qanons-craziest-conspiracies-pizzagate-lizard-people/


Now, I'll admit that I'm not fond of Biden being so handsy -- he's handsy with everybody, not just kids. He's a "toucher" and I find touchers kind of creepy. That's just my standards; not everyone who doesn't share them is necessarily a creep. But it's silliness itself to think that if he was some kind of child-rapist he'd be doing it at events where there are tons of cameras. I know they gotta hate the guy, it's part of their do-anything-to-belong conformism, but could they at least stick to some basic fucking logic?

Of course they can't. It'd require honesty, and honesty's something guys like our resident worthless shit troll are even worse at than logic.



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Treason Is the Most Profitable Business Trump Ever Engaged In

Big money is the cancer that has been eating away American politics ever since the Supreme Court blew up hundreds of good government laws designed to protect our democracy from predators like Trump

Thom Hartmann
Jun 30

Donald Trump wasn’t joking back in 2000 when he first seriously considered running for president and told us, “It’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it.”

While president, he raked in an estimated $1.6 billion, much of it (particularly during the pandemic) money from pushing government contracts and the like to his own properties and companies.

During that time he was also doing the bidding of Vladimir Putin in the hopes of one day setting up a Trump Tower in Moscow: in his service to Putin he outed an Israeli spy to the Russian ambassador in his first week in office; trashed our intelligence agencies (shutting down our two main cybersecurity agencies, letting the Russians set up shop in the computer systems of the Departments of Treasury and Commerce); denied weapons systems to Ukraine; did his best to cripple NATO; and welcomed Russian money funneled through the NRA and other front groups.

In his post-presidency, Trump has taken in an estimated half-billion dollars in contributions from gullible mostly elderly Republicans through an unending stream of daily fundraising pitches in email and on social media that continue to this day.

Treason, in other words, has probably become the most profitable business in which Trump ever engaged.

Of course, Trump wasn’t the first to this game. It’s the entire premise of the Reagan Revolution’s embrace of neoliberalism, as I lay out in detail in The Hidden History of Neoliberalism: How Reaganism Gutted America.

Putting financial interests (money) over national interests (patriotism) has become the main focus of an entire industry of think tanks and “bill mills” like ALEC that crank out “model legislation” for bought-off members of Congress, both state and federal, to enact into law.

Much of this goes back to the Reagan Revolution, but it’s been put on steroids by a series of Supreme Court decisions — culminating with Citizens United — that give billionaires and corporations the power to use unlimited dark money as a weapon against politicians who stand in their way, and as a reward for those who do their bidding.

The Federalist Society and its allies famously bought today’s Supreme Court, using dark money legalized by Lewis Powell’s Bellotti decision (among others); individual industries buy the key politicians they need to stop legislation that might reduce their profits (Sinema and drug pricing comes to mind); and even foreign governments and their allies can now legally influence American elections (AIPAC has become a major player) because of the Court’s Citizens United decision.

Before the Reagan Revolution most members of the House of Representatives were average folks and most senators, while typically well off, were — like Barry Goldwater whose family owned a retail store in Arizona — small business people.

Today there are very few members of the House who aren’t multimillionaires and we have several senators worth hundreds of millions. As the Supreme Court tilted the political field toward the white, male, and rich, the party that most embraced the “money first” ethos — the GOP — has come to reflect that in its makeup and priorities.

Big money is the cancer that has been eating away at the foundations and structures of American politics ever since the Supreme Court blew up hundreds of good government laws designed to protect our democracy from rich predators.

And they are rich. While average Americans are carrying the full tax load necessary to support America, most billionaires in this country are paying around 3 percent in income taxes. Most large corporations not only pay nothing; they’ve figured out ways to get government to give them money every year.

If our body politic is to survive as a democratic republic, we must remove that cancer. And that means overturning Citizens United and its malignant spawn.

It won’t be easy, fun, or fast. But it has to be the polestar around which pro-American politics are organized. Anything else is just treating symptoms while the underlying disease continues to relentlessly destroy our nation.


https://hartmannreport.com/p/treason-is-the-most-profitable-business?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email&utm_content=share

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How many times can you fall for the same con? jocolor

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PkrBum wrote:How many times can you fall for the same con? jocolor


You mean will the fall for the same con in 2024 that they fell for in 2016. lol!

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Allen Weisselberg, Donald Trump’s Longtime CFO, Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

The president’s company is deeply implicated in the scheme.
Russ Choma

August 18, 2022

The longtime chief financial officer of Donald Trump’s company pleaded guilty to 15 felony charges relating to a tax fraud scheme he carried out in his role at the Trump Organization. Allen Weisselberg, 76, who served Trump for decades as a bookkeeper, accountant, and eventually CFO of the Trump Organization, admitted in court on Thursday that he deliberately manipulated the company books and lied on his tax returns in an effort to hide more than $1.7 million in extra compensation. The extra income came in the form of a raft of luxurious perks—the Trump Organization paid his rent, leased him a car, and even paid for his grandchildren to attend a tony private school in New York City.

Although Weissleberg oversaw the financial books of the Trump Organization, and in his plea guilty acknowledged he had altered corporate financial records, the whole case still points ominously in the direction of Trump himself as all of the money Weisselberg received flowed from the closely-held network of companies that are almost without exception owned by Trump. The Trump Organization was indicted last summer in tandem with Weisselberg, and prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney’s office expect to take that case to trial in October.

Weisselberg faced as much as 15 years in prison, but thanks to his guilty plea today, he will likely spend no more than 100 days in jail (factoring in good behavior)—but he will serve the term in New York City’s notorious Riker’s Island not a state prison. Then-Manhattan district attorney Cy Vance indicted Weisselberg last summer as part of an ongoing investigation into Trump, presumably hoping to pressure Weisselberg to turn on his boss, but the accountant has adamantly refused to play ball—or even humor them the D.A.’s office with a meeting.

Prosecutors said that Weisselberg will have to repay more than $1.9 million in back taxes, interest, and penalties, and that they will recommend serve 5 to 15 years in prison if he fails to testify truthfully at the upcoming Trump Organization trial.

In court on Thursday, Weisselberg spoke quietly, repeating “Yes, your honor,” as New York Superior Court judge Juan Merchan walked him through a detailed recounting of the various crimes he has now admitted to. He pleaded guilty to everything prosecutors had leveled against him and waived any right to appeal. In the course of his guilty plea on Thursday, Weisselberg agreed that many of his crimes were directly in coordination and cooperation with the Trump Organization and its various entities—a fairly damning series of statements that previews the testimony he might offer at trial. However, Weisselberg fingered only one other individual at the Trump Organization, a longtime accountant named Jeffrey S. McConney, who testified before a grand jury in the matter and apparently took much of the blame for the tax avoidance scheme. McConney has not been charged with any crime.

But even as the plea deal falls short of touching Trump personally, Weisselberg’s testimony against the Trump Organization is still highly damaging. There is no distance between Trump and the corporate entity that carries his name. He personally owns nearly 100 percent of every one of the hundreds of LLCs and entities the Trump Organization encompasses. For most financial and legal purposes, the Trump Organization is Donald Trump.

Following his plea, Weisselberg, walked out of the courtroom without acknowledging reporter’s questions, and he and his attorneys exited court house. In a statement, his attorney Nicholas Gravante Jr. suggested the plea was nothing more than an attempt by Weisselberg to essentially cut to the chase and get everything over with.

“In one of the most difficult decisions of his life, Mr. Weisselberg decided to enter a plea of guilty today to put an end to this case and the years-long legal and personal nightmares it has caused for him and his family,” Gravante said. “Rather than risk the possibility of 15 years in prison, he has agreed to serve 100 days. We are glad to have this behind him.”

Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg, who inherited the case filed last summer by his predecessor Vance, was absent from court (Vance attended Weisselberg’s arraignment last year), but said in a statement that the plea agreement was damning for the Trump Organization.

“Today Allen Weisselberg admitted in court that he used his position at the Trump Organization to bilk taxpayers and enrich himself,” Bragg said. “This plea agreement directly implicates the Trump Organization in a wide range of criminal activity and requires Weisselberg to provide invaluable testimony in the upcoming trial against the corporation.”

*This is a developing story.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/08/allen-weisselberg-donald-trump-trump-organization-pleads-guilty-to-tax-fraud/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-newsletter-08-18-2022

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Weisselberg? He stole from me? I'm shocked!

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