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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:37 AM

REPORT: PROSECUTORS HAVE OBTAINED DAMNING INFORMATION ALLEGEDLY IMPLICATING TRUMP IN HIS COMPANY'S C

REPORT: PROSECUTORS HAVE OBTAINED DAMNING INFORMATION ALLEGEDLY IMPLICATING TRUMP IN HIS COMPANY’S CRIMES

After literal decades of avoiding any and all consequences for a life of corruption that has included everything from inciting an attack on the U.S. Capitol to attempting to extort Ukraine, to allegedly directing his lawyer to violate campaign finance laws, to lying to the public about COVID-19, to allegedly stiffing hundreds of contractors, is Donald Trump actually going to be held accountable for running a company accused of, among other things, conspiracy, grand larceny, and multiple counts of tax fraud and falsifying records? On the one hand, he never has, so why would anyone expect it to happen now? On the other, thanks to the work of Manhattan prosecutors and helpful witnesses, he appears to be closer than ever to a situation in which he spends numerous years in prison!

Weeks after the Trump Organization and its longtime CFO, Allen Weisselberg, were hit with a slew of criminal charges, for which the latter faces more than a decade in prison and to which they both pleaded not guilty, the Daily Beast reports that Weisselberg‘s ex-daughter-in-law, who’s been extremely helpful to Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office thus far, provided the Manhattan D.A.’s office with explosive information concerning Donald Trump’s involvement in the crimes his company and longtime employee have been accused of committing.

According to reporter Jose Pagliery, during a Zoom call with investigators on June 25, Jennifer Weisselberg, who was previously married to Allen’s son Barry Weisselberg, told investigators that she was in Trump’s office at Trump Tower during a January 2012 meeting in which the real estate developer discussed compensation with Allen and Barry, explaining that while the latter would not be getting a raise, his children’s private school tuition, which clocked in at more than $50,000 a year per child, would be paid for. According to Jennifer Weisselberg, Trump turned to her and allegedly said, “Don’t worry, I’ve got it covered.” While that might sound like an instance of the ex-president being an uncharacteristically generous guy, prosecutors have claimed that Allen Weisselberg was awarded numerous fringe benefits over the years—like a free apartment, cars, and, yes, private school tuition—for the express purpose of avoiding paying taxes. Which, according to the indictment against him, he did, to the tune of $900,000.

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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/07/jennifer-weisselberg-donald-trump-prosecutors

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Reply REPORT: PROSECUTORS HAVE OBTAINED DAMNING INFORMATION ALLEGEDLY IMPLICATING TRUMP IN HIS COMPANY'S C (Original post)
hookaleft Jul 20 OP
gopiscrap Jul 20 #1
Blue Owl Jul 20 #2
lindysalsagal Jul 20 #3
Totally Tunsie Jul 20 #4
Hugin Jul 20 #6
hookaleft Jul 20 #9
lagomorph777 Jul 20 #16
liberalmediaaddict Jul 20 #5
monkeyman1 Jul 20 #7
multigraincracker Jul 20 #8
zaj Jul 20 #10
secondwind Jul 20 #11
zaj Jul 20 #12
DemocraticPatriot Jul 20 #18
zaj Jul 20 #19
stillcool Jul 20 #13
uponit7771 Jul 20 #15
spanone Jul 20 #14
Wounded Bear Jul 20 #17
NH Ethylene Jul 20 #20
kentuck Jul 20 #21

Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:38 AM

1. come on! Nail the orange bastard

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:38 AM

2. It's a long wait, holding out for the shoe to drop on The Slobfather

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:44 AM

3. Lock him up!

Not on WAPO, yet....

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:46 AM

4. I hereby nominate Erin Schaff as

Queen of the Run-on Sentence.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:58 AM

6. Nah. TheFerret has that...

commas, maybe.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 02:48 AM

9. haha nt

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:39 AM

16. It's hard to breathe when reading that.

On the other hand, it's a pretty exciting story.

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:51 AM

5. Fingers crossed this is true

Trump’s ego has gotten even worse since he left office. He truly believes he's the Teflon Don.


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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 02:36 AM

7. al Capone went to prison for less !! time's up for TFG !

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 02:46 AM

8. One good thing for the lawyers,

they'll have to be paid in advance.

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 04:07 AM

10. NOT WORTH THE CAPS HEADLINE BECAUSE...

Unless I missed something, the evidence given is a be statement by her that she heard him order the payments.

That's not strong evidence. Her testimony isn't going to hold up in court. She will get destroyed by a defense atty for being an angr, scorned, drunken ex wife.

THIS IS NOT THE SORT OF NEWS THAT JUSTIFIES A VANITY FAIR ARTICLE. AND I WISH THEY WOULD STOP WITH THE ALL CAPS HEADLINES TOO!

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Response to zaj (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 05:35 AM

11. She was at the meeting in Trump Tower.


She was there…

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Response to secondwind (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 06:31 AM

12. Unless she has evidence, it's just "he said, she said".

And from what I've seen of her so far, she's going to be an easy witness to discredit.

She did a lot of good bringing forward boxes of evidence that prosecutors can use. But she's not going to be a good witness, and this story is entirely her testimony.

So not very useful, IMO.

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Response to zaj (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 10:09 AM

18. It won't be just "he said, she said" if investigators can find documentary evidence

that backs up what she is saying. That is why this may be important.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 10:23 AM

19. The documentary evidence would be worth...

...getting excited about. But that's not what this story is about. Sadly.

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:15 AM

13. if I had a nickel for every

headline of TFG going down,...I'd be with Jeff Bezos.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:32 AM

15. +1, I'm done with it ... His COVID-19 lies killed 500k Americans

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:31 AM

14. K&R

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:41 AM

17. Hyberbolic click bait headline...

followed by word salad of implications and woulda-coulda-shoulda reporting.

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 11:02 AM

20. Wake me up when you hear the click of the handcuffs around TFG's wrists.

Or when hell freezes over, whichever comes first.

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 11:03 AM

21. Isn't this old news ??

I thought I read about this a few days ago??

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