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Stuff is hitting the fan: Bannon gets second subpoena in a week!
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Post: #1726
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Wow this is so horrible, to find some guy that heard stuff on the internet to be the top DOJ lawyer to force the state of Georgia to change their election results.

This is so important to watch, just how desperate Trump was to stage a coup to force a state election change. Scream1

I sure hope this can help GA bring election interference charges on Trump. This should also make Trump's conviction in the senate more likely to happen now.

Watch NYT reporter explain bombshell report on Trump's attempted coup at the DOJ

"MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes was in disbelief on Friday as he interviewed Katie Benner, The New York Times reporter behind the newspaper's bombshell report on Donald Trump's efforts to force out his acting Attorney General in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results.

"The Justice Department's top leaders listened in stunned silence this month: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with President Donald J. Trump to oust Jeffrey A. Rosen as acting attorney general and wield the department's power to force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results," Benner reported Friday evening.

"The unassuming lawyer who worked on the plan, Jeffrey Clark, had been devising ways to cast doubt on the election results and to bolster Mr. Trump's continuing legal battles and the pressure on Georgia politicians. Because Mr. Rosen had refused the president's entreaties to carry out those plans, Mr. Trump was about to decide whether to fire Mr. Rosen and replace him with Mr. Clark," Benner reported. "The department officials, convened on a conference call, then asked each other: What will you do if Mr. Rosen is dismissed? The answer was unanimous. They would resign."

"Their informal pact ultimately helped persuade Mr. Trump to keep Mr. Rosen in place, calculating that a furor over mass resignations at the top of the Justice Department would eclipse any attention on his baseless accusations of voter fraud. Mr. Trump's decision came only after Mr. Rosen and Mr. Clark made their competing cases to him in a bizarre White House meeting that two officials compared with an episode of Mr. Trump's reality show "The Apprentice," albeit one that could prompt a constitutional crisis," Benner explained.

MSNBC's "All In" anchor Chris Hayes described it as "incredible, incredible reporting."

Benner detailed the strange set of events in the tale and how they ran parallel to other pressure efforts to overturn the election results in Georgia.

"What a remarkable bit of reporting, truly incredible scoop and a shocking set of facts that you have unearth and presented to the world," Hayes said.

Watch:





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Presidential pardons have no bearing on state criminal cases. AZ should not let Bannon get away with stealing/defrauding Trump's supporters of $millions of dollars breaking state laws. Jhikpghfc

Trump pardoned Steve Bannon -- Arizona should prosecute him anyway: columnist

"Steve Bannon's pardon by Donald Trump was blasted by an Arizona newspaper columnist -- who is urging local prosecutors to correct the wrong.

"This wasn't about correcting an injustice, which is the reason presidents have pardon power. Like so many of Trump's pardons, this one intended to excuse a friend or ally from responsibility for his actions," Arizona Daily Star's Tim Steller wrote. "Further, it could potentially protect Trump himself. Without pending criminal charges against Bannon, federal prosecutors have no leverage to convince him to supply any incriminating evidence he might have against Trump."

"All in all, it was another abuse of the pardon power, which the founders intended to be corrected through impeachment of the president. Of course it is too late for that," he explained. "But justice for Bannon remains plausible, because the acts he is accused of are also considered state crimes, and state prosecutions aren't covered by the pardon. It only excuses him from prosecution under federal law."

He urged the Arizona Attorney General's Office or the Pima County Attorney's Office to "step in."

"You see, the conspiracy that federal prosecutors alleged has strong links to Arizona. You could almost say it started in Pima County. On Feb. 8, 2019, Bannon, Kolfage and others hosted an event at Quail Creek in Sahuarita that kicked off a new fundraising effort for We Build the Wall. About 300 members and guests of the Quail Creek Republican Club attended, applauding and donating enthusiastically," he explained.

"That night, Bannon told Star reporter Curt Prendergast "100% of this money is going to build the wall and the legal fight" to get the wall built. It was a pledge that the project repeated in online posts and in emailed appeals for donations," Steller continued. "But, if the indictment is correct, Bannon appears to have known that same night in Quail Creek that he and the others planned to siphon off money, through a nonprofit that Bannon controlled, to pay Kolfage and others."

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This information about the shell company set up to hide campaign money spending, is now being added to the investigations already going on the Trump family, getting close to some indictments I expect. Jhikpghf

Trump campaign used secretive shell company led by Jared Kushner to illegally hide spending: complaint

"On Thursday, Business Insider reported that the watchdog group Campaign Legal Center is alleging former President Donald Trump's family and campaign associates used a shell company to illegally conceal how they were spending election money.

The new allegations against the Trump family are detailed in a supplement to an existing federal complaint.

"The supplement, filed Thursday morning with the Federal Election Commission, is in part based on Insider's reporting in December about American Made Media Consultants, a secretive shell company that operated inside Trump's 2020 campaign committee," said the report. "American Made Media Consultants, the shell company, along with a political firm owned by former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, 'served as conduits that hid the ultimate recipients of nearly half of the campaign's overall spending,' the updated complaint states. 'These schemes disguised which firms or individuals were working for Trump's committees, how much and when they were being paid, and the purposes of those payments,' it continued."

The complaint is a response to former reporting that suggested hundreds of millions of dollars flowed through this shell company, which was approved by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Trump's associates were perpetually dogged by ethics complaints both around the campaign and the administration, from allegations the former president violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by accepting foreign gifts through payments to his businesses, to repeated violations of the Hatch Act by government employees using their platforms to engage in campaign activity."

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-family-illegal-schemes/

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It's Mueller time again,.... This time the DOJ memo against indicting Trump and allowing the former sitting president to ignore subpoenas is not going to have any stay on DOJ powers. chuckle

We will see where all this leads,...... "The charges could have stemmed from Trump's efforts to undermine the 2020 election and reverse his defeat."

Mueller spinoff: Man's arrest on 2016 election charges suggests Russia probe may have survived Bill Barr

"Florida man Douglass Mackey, a notorious white nationalist and right-wing social media troll, was arrested this week on charges of conspiring with others to deprive citizens of their right to vote ahead of the 2016 election, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.

"According to the allegations in the complaint, the defendant exploited a social media platform to infringe one of the most basic and sacred rights guaranteed by the Constitution: the right to vote," Nicholas McQuaid, acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division, said in a press release. "This complaint underscores the department's commitment to investigating and prosecuting those who would undermine citizens' voting rights."

It also suggests that the Russia investigation, at least in part, survived the tenure of former Attorney General Bill Barr.

According to the complaint, Mackey's Twitter account had nearly 60,000 followers, and in February 2016 the MIT Media Lab ranked him 107th in its list of the most influential personalities ahead of the election, higher than NBC News and Stephen Colbert. Prosecutors say that in the months before the election, Mackey collaborated with unnamed co-conspirators to encourage Hillary Clinton supporters to cast votes via text messages or social media — which are not viable or legal voting methods in any state.

The conspiracy charge against Mackey, who was arrested in West Palm Beach, could indicate that the Justice Department has been probing a broader network. Three of his co-conspirators were identified by HuffPost reporter Luke O'Brien, who wrote an in-depth 2018 profile of Mackey: white nationalist financier Jeff Giesea; conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, who has ties to onetime national security adviser turned QAnon hero Michael Flynn; and Jack Posobiec, a far-right provocateur with ties to neo-Nazi groups and longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone. The pro-Trump group, who called themselves "MAGA3X," fueled the Pizzagate social media campaign that smeared Hillary Clinton and other Democratic leaders in the run-up to the 2016 election.

Notably, both Stone and Flynn came under the focus of former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the weaponization of social media in 2016. Flynn had repeatedly shared content from the Russian-linked account @TEN_GOP, which shared disinformation to tens of thousands of followers under the auspices of the Tennessee Republican Party. Stone, a misinformation mastermind, also imprinted on the Trump campaign the importance of social media. Just this summer, Facebook wiped more than 100 Facebook and Instagram accounts and pages that Stone and unnamed associates had used to push disinformation related to the 2016 election, as well as to Stone's criminal trial.

One arm of Stone's social media work in 2016 was an effort to suppress the Black vote, which is also specified in the charges against Mackey. Mueller had questioned and subpoenad Stone's associates who helped orchestrate his social media campaigns.

Former President Trump's efforts to block Mueller — or even fire him — have been well documented. In anticipation of possible acts of executive sabotage, the special counsel's office in the course of its work spun off a number of investigations to other divisions, primarily the Southern District of New York. As one of Barr's first acts in office, he appointed his own special prosecutor, Connecticut U.S. attorney John Durham, to investigate the origins of the Russia probe — and potentially pursue charges against FBI agents and Obama administration officials. Barr has long been suspected of spearheading a secret effort to suppress evidence and snuff out ancillary investigations, and after Mueller submitted his final report, congressional Democrats requested the attorney general's communications regarding the spinoff cases.

Considering all this, it seems possible, even likely, that the Mackey indictment indicates that some Russia-related inquiries have survived Barr's efforts to uproot them.
Investigative journalist Marcy Wheeler proposed another, deeply ironic possibility: The charges could have stemmed from Trump's efforts to undermine the 2020 election and reverse his defeat."

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Looking like the Trump family is in serious tax trouble, could be criminal charges filed soon. Cheer

Trump Loses Another Round in Court: Judge in Fraud Case Orders Ex-Pres to Hand Over Docs, Law Firm Communications

"A New York state Supreme Court judge has ordered Donald Trump, the disgraced former U.S. president, to hand over to New York State attorney general Letitia James even more documents than he had ordered last month.

The New York Times reports Friday night Judge Arthur Engoron “increased pressure on former President Donald J. Trump’s family business and several associates, ordering them to give state investigators documents in a civil inquiry into whether the company misstated assets to get bank loans and tax benefits.”

Judge Engoron also ordered Trump to hand over to Attorney General James communications with a law firm the Trump Organization had hired, denying attorney-client privilege claims.

The Times details several alleged tax evasion scams Trump might have been using, and points to its own “analysis of Mr. Trump’s financial records by The New York Times [that] found that he had avoided federal income tax on almost all of the forgiven debt.


Trump has until February 4 to comply."

https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.co...nications/

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Trump left a trail of dirty money for investigators to follow -- and it could put him behind bars

"Thus, the still lingering question: If we follow Donald Trump's money, where does it lead? Dan Alexander's recent book "White House, Inc.: How Donald Trump Turned the Presidency into a Business," attempts to answer that question. Alexander is a senior editor at Forbes, where he directs the magazine's coverage of money and politics.

In this conversation with Salon, Alexander argues that, contrary to much of the conventional wisdom, Donald Trump is in fact extremely wealthy. He also suggests it is unlikely that Trump ran for president in 2016 as a money-making venture or as part of a long con, given that Trump has lost considerable sums of money by going into politics.

Alexander cautions that we may never see substantive evidence that directly connects Trump to Russian bankers and oligarchs, as so many observers in the news media and among Trump's critics have repeatedly suggested. But that doesn't mean there's no evidence of apparent corruption: Both in his book and in this conversation, Alexander offers compelling evidence that Trump's otherwise inexplicable foreign policy decisions may often have been shaped by venal interests, He even shares a provocative anecdote about an empty San Francisco office suite rented by the Qatari government that may have changed Trump's relationship to that Gulf emirate.

This transcript has been edited for clarity and length.

How are you feeling? There has been a torrent of information about Trump and his finances in the latter part of his term, from the New York Times and other sources. Your book "White House, Inc." was released in the midst of all that. Yet there are still many unanswered questions about Trump and his finances.

My responsibility is just to keep my narrow focus on Trump's businesses. The story is never done. Those businesses never stop operating and never stop moving. So the stories and the conflicts and intrigue do not stop either. And you just get to keep watching it as it unfolds.

Trump never seemed to be held accountable. There was all the anticipation that some new "revelation" would have brought him down. It never happened.

Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister, was also discussed as being a type of "Teflon guy," where nothing ever really stuck to him but there's all this controversy. Eventually it did stick, and he was convicted and sentenced to prison. So the legal system moves slowly. We'll see down the line what the legal effects are of all of the financial information about Donald Trump being made public.

Trump's following — let's remember that he received more votes in 2020 than in 2016 — was largely drawn to him by his brand. As a politician and businessman he is, on the most basic level, selling an image and a lifestyle and all the emotions that go along with it. For many millions of Americans (and others around the world), Trump the brand remains very compelling.

Trump has two brands. There is the business brand and the political brand. The business brand was fading but still in good shape in 2015, when Trump announced that he was going to run for president. He was still making some money from "The Apprentice," but not as much as before. Trump was still throwing his name up on licensing deals and hotels and buildings around the world. He was still licensing lots of products. But if one looks at what's happened to Trump's branding business, it's all fallen apart. Federal rules prohibited him from having his own TV show. He immediately couldn't be on "The Apprentice." That was gone because he decided to run for president.

Then on the first day that he announces his campaign, Trump says, "Mexicans are coming over the border. They're rapists. And some of them I assume, are good people." Corporate America finds it so offensive that Trump loses a lot of his partnership deals right at the start of the 2016 campaign.

Shortly before Trump takes office in 2016, he makes a promise that he's not going to do any new foreign deals. But of course, he ends up doing them. But Trump is not doing the large, "put his name on top of a skyscraper" deals. There were all these discussions of new branding deals in the United States after he took office, but nothing ever came of them. The hotel and building licensing part of his brand fell apart too.

Trump lost many opportunities. From that perspective, Trump's business brand is in really rough shape. Trump's political brand was doing just fine in 2016, because he won the election just as the business brand was failing."

MUCH MORE:
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-crime/

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"Permitted to resign" is a fun term. Jhikpghf Lmao

Trump's longtime Deutsche Bank lender forced out over real estate deal with company linked to Jared Kushner

"Former president Donald Trump's longtime banker at Deutsche Bank lost her job last last year after an internal investigation found she had improperly done business with a client.

Newly revealed regulatory records show Rosemary Vrablic, a senior private banker and managing director of wealth management business in New York, had bought property from a "client-managed entity" without properly disclosing the investment, reported the New York Times.

Records filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority show Vrablic, who had persuaded the bank to loan money to Trump when he was frozen out by most lenders before his presidency, was "permitted to resign" in December.

Deutsche Bank's internal review, which was prompted by a Times report, found that Vrablic and two colleagues had bought a Park Avenue apartment for about $1.5 million in 2013 from Bergel 715 Associates -- which was partially owned by Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and then senior White House adviser.

Trump and Kushner had borrowed nearly $200 million from Vrablic's division at Deutsche Bank at the time of the purchase, and they ended up borrowing even more.

It's not clear whether Deutsche Bank was concerned about the Kushner's connection to the transaction, but the Times made clear that one of Bergel 715 Associates, and not Ivanka Trump's husband, was also a client of Vrablic's.

Vrablic's partners on the transaction were Dominic Scalzi, a banker who reported to her and resigned when she did, and Scalzi's nephew, who worked at Deutsch Bank at the time.

https://www.rawstory.com/deutsche-bank-donald-trump/

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Voting machine maker sues Fox News, Trump lawyers for $2.7 billion

"Voting technology maker Smartmatic filed a $2.7 billion defamation suit on Thursday against three Fox News hosts and Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani for promoting false claims that the company was involved in fraud in the November presidential election.

The complaint filed in New York State Court names the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox Corp., the Fox News Network and Fox hosts Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs and Jeanine Pirro as defendants.

Also named in the suit are former New York mayor Giuliani, the ex-president's personal lawyer, and Sidney Powell, a lawyer for the Trump campaign who falsely claimed that voting machines had flipped votes for Trump to Democrat Joe Biden.

"The Earth is round," the complaint said. "Two plus two equals four. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election for President and Vice President of the United States.

"The election was not stolen, rigged, or fixed," it said. "These are facts. They are demonstrable and irrefutable."

Smartmatic's 285-page complaint said the defendants "have always known these facts.

"They knew the election was not rigged or fixed," it said, but they "decided to tell people that the election was stolen" and to "make Smartmatic the villain in their story."

Fox News broadcast 13 reports stating and implying Smartmatic had stolen the election and that its technology was used in six states where the results were in dispute, the complaint said.

In fact, Smartmatic provided election technology and software only in Los Angeles County, California, it said, and county officials lauded its performance.

The complaint makes 16 claims of defamation and disparagement against the defendants and seeks $2.7 billion for economic and punitive damages.

In a statement, Fox said "Fox News Media is committed to providing the full context of every story with in-depth reporting and clear opinion.

"We are proud of our 2020 election coverage and will vigorously defend this meritless lawsuit in court," Fox said."

https://www.rawstory.com/voting-machine-...7-billion/

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Don Bongina needs to lawyer up, as he is one of the main initial investors in Parler. He also is famous for constantly spewing Russian intelligence propaganda, so this seems like an interesting investigation knowing the Russian intelligence is hosting Parler. chuckle

Let's start with the Congressional committees:

Congress investigating Parler’s ties to Russia -- and Trump -- following Capitol insurrection

"The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is seeking information from the social networking site Parler following the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

"Since the attacks, numerous Parler users have been arrested and charged for their roles, with the Department of Justice citing in several instances the threats that individuals made through Parler in the days leading up to and following the attack," wrote Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). "Individuals with ties to the January 6 assault should not—and must not—be allowed to hide behind the veil of anonymity provided by shell companies."

The letter noted Parler has been hosted by a Russian company, DDos-Guard, after being kicked off Amazon. The letter says DDos-Guard "has ties to the Russian government and counts the Russian Ministry of Defense as one of its clients."

The letter also notes reports the Trump Organization negotiated for a 40% stake in Parler.

The committee is seeking a list of all individuals and entities with ownership interest in Parler, a list of creditors, and all agreements with Russian individuals or companies.

The letter requests the company produces the documents by February 22nd."



https://www.rawstory.com/trump-parler/

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After Impeachment: What Consequences For Trump’s Election Conspiracy Could Look Like

"Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) predicted last year that, even without a Senate conviction, President Trump learned a lesson from the impeachment he faced for using the powers of the presidency to manipulate an election.

She’s right. The lesson he learned is that there would be no harm in him trying again.

But with Senate Republicans positioning themselves to let Trump off the hook the second time around, consequences for his election-subversion scheme might have to come from somewhere else.

In the weeks following Trump’s loss to Joe Biden, the President tried everything he could to undo the results. The effort included attempts to pressure election officials, twist the arms of legislators, weaponize the Justice Department, bully his vice president, and, when all those gambits failed, send an angry mob to the Capitol with the goal of circumventing Congress’ certification of Biden’s win.

For these actions, there could — and should — be consequences, legal experts told TPM. Imposing a penalty on these actions — be it political, legal or financial — is not just about punishing a former president for his attempt to subvert democracy. It’s about deterring similar actors from trying such schemes in the future.

“The main goal here is to deter anybody from ever trying this again. That’s what we have to do,” Campaign Legal Center Senior Director Adav Noti told TPM. “There has to be a penalty so that anybody in a future situation looks at this and says, ‘I will go to jail if I try this and so I won’t do this.’”

An ‘Exceedingly Real, Continuing Danger”
Impeachment is a critical and perhaps the most important forum for holding former President Trump accountable. But there are other tools in the tool box to extract a price for attempts to subvert elections. Already there are the inklings of potential civil actions, including a lawsuit brought by civil rights groups that accuses the Trump campaign of targeting black voters in its attacks on the election results, and defamation litigation brought by Dominion Voting Systems, an election vendor that Trump smeared.

And though the Justice Department’s investigations appear publicly focused right now on the individuals who actually breached the Capitol, criminal prosecutions may well be in the future for those who encouraged the assault, legal experts told TPM, while federal and state prosecutions could also cover some of Trump’s plots to reverse the results that preceded the mob on Congress.

“There’s obviously enough to have an investigation,” said Alan Rozenshtein, an associate professor at University of Minnesota Law School and a former attorney advisor in the DOJ’s Office of Law and Policy in the National Security Division. “Whether to have that investigation is a DOJ choice.”

Focusing just on Jan. 6 as a physical assault on the Capitol ignores “the exceedingly real, continuing danger” of the democratic assault that Trump waged, according to Justin Levitt, an election law professor at Loyola Marymount and former Justice Department official.

While there might not be many more attempts to breach the U.S. Capitol in the near-term future, Levitt said, the threat of broader assaults on American democracy — ones that mimic the other tactics Trump used — will persist.

“I simply don’t believe that he is the last person to try this tactic on for size,” Levitt said. Without accountability, he continued, “there will be no reason for those future threats not to give everything they got.”

That accountability could take several shapes, and while the upcoming impeachment proceedings will serve as an opportunity for broad political pushback to Trump’s disregard for democracy, those proceedings aren’t the only game in town."

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02-13-2021 10:24 PM

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Post: #1739
RE: Stuff is hitting the fan: Bannon gets second subpoena in a week!
Trump facing expanded investigation over $280 million in loans — including for his signature tower: report

"The scope of the investigation into former President Donald Trump has apparently expanded, according to a new report The Wall Street Journal is promoting as an exclusive.

"New York prosecutors are investigating financial dealings around some of Donald Trump's signature Manhattan properties, extending the known range of the criminal probe of the former president and his company, according to people familiar with the matter. The people said Manhattan prosecutors are examining loans Mr. Trump took out on his flagship Fifth Avenue building, Trump Tower; 40 Wall St., an art deco skyscraper in New York City's Financial District; Trump International Hotel and Tower, a hotel and condominium building at Columbus Circle; and Trump Plaza, an apartment building on Manhattan's East Side," the newspaper reported.

"All of the loans under scrutiny were made to Mr. Trump by subsidiaries of Ladder Capital Corp., a New York City-based real-estate investment trust, the people said. Since 2012, Ladder Capital has lent Mr. Trump more than $280 million for the four Manhattan buildings, according to property records," The Journal reported.

This investigation is being led by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. The former president is also under investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

"While the focus of prosecutors' interest in Mr. Trump's properties and loans isn't known, they could be looking for discrepancies between loan documents and financial information submitted elsewhere by Mr. Trump, such as that on tax returns or submitted to an insurance company, legal experts said. Writing false information on a loan application with the intention of getting financial benefits one isn't entitled to can be a crime under New York law, according to legal experts," the newspaper reported. "In 2014, according to property records, Mr. Trump took out a $15 million loan from Ladder for Trump Plaza, a building with co-op apartments and retail space."

The loan on Trump Tower comes due in 2022."

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-tower/

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02-14-2021 07:36 PM

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Post: #1740
RE: Stuff is hitting the fan: Bannon gets second subpoena in a week!
Trump will face massive 'financial damage' when he is buried in lawsuits and indictments: MSNBC legal analyst

"Appearing on MSNBC's "The Sunday Show," former Watergate prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst Jill Wine-Banks claimed Donald Trump's impeachment trial travails may be gone but he is looking at much worse in the courts now that he is no longer in office and protected by the presidency.

As the former prosecutor pointed out, Trump and his family are about to take a big hit to their pocketbooks and their company's financial stability.

After discussing the Senate impeachment vote where Republicans disregarded evidence of sedition and refused to convict the ex-president, Wine-Banks said the future looks much grimmer outside of politics.

"I also want to point out that there's also a lot of civil liability that faces Donald Trump and given how much he loves money and that that may be just as important as anything else," she told host Jonathan Capehart. "He may have to actually pay his back taxes. He may have to give up some of his properties. He may no longer be able to get any financing anywhere."

"So there's a lot of things," she continued before adding, "There's defamation cases against him. There's a case in Chicago because of him polluting the Chicago River, and so I think there's a lot of financial damages that face him."

Watch below:"





https://www.rawstory.com/trump-money/

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Paul Manafort: Convicted
George Papadopoulos: Convicted
Mike Flynn: accepted guilt, pardoned
Michael Cohen: Convicted
Roger Stone: accepted guilt, granted clemency
Steve Bannon: Arrested
Donald Trump: Impeached, Loser - one termer!
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