Trump looks more and more like an ordinary low-rent dimwit mobster with every passing court case, conviction and guilty plea.
This is no “witch hunt.” It’s the most successful special counsel investigations ever. Alongside the guilty pleas by Cohen implicating Trump in multiple crimes it was a bad day for Trump. Trump looks more and more like an ordinary low-rent dimwit mobster with every passing day.
With Tuesday’s convictions in the trial of Trump’s campaign chairman Manafort, Robert Mueller struck another blow in his investigation: 5 guilty pleas, 32 indicted individuals, 187 charges revealing startling evidence of Russia’s 2016 attack on our democracy. That’s some “hoax”!
Cohen says Trump ordered him to commit crimes. Only a deluded fantasist, i.e. Trump and his white evangelical cult followers, can now claim the investigation of subversion of an American election which has yielded dozens of indictments and pleas, is a “hoax” or “scam” or “witch hunt.”
“Let that sink in: Trump’s own lawyer has now accused him, under oath, of committing a felony.” (New York Times Editorial Board.) This news is not fake but the religion of Trump’s white evangelical Trump-cult supporters looks more fake with every passing shocking day.
Trump employs only men who are blatant grifters, cons and crooks; insisting that he’s personally done nothing wrong; and reminding us that he hires only the best people. Now 2 of those crooks are convicted and one just admitted they committed crimes at Trump’s direction.
“Meanwhile, leaked documents showed that Cohen was paid millions last year by companies such as AT&T and Novartis to provide advice about the administration.” (Wash Post) Trump corrupting all of us.
R. Khuzami deputy US attorney in NY said Cohen “chose to break the law, repeatedly over many years and in a variety of ways- we are a nation of laws with one set of rules that applies equally to everyone.” Trump was Cohen’s client. When is Trump going on trial?
As part of his plea deal, Cohen agreed to file corrected tax returns and pay $1.5 million to the Internal Revenue Service. And Trump..? What about his tax returns and bank statements?
According to court filings, Cohen failed to report $4 million in income from 2012 to 2016 to avoid paying taxes on money he earned, mostly through interest and taxi rental payments. What do you think are in Trump’s tax returns?
According to court papers in Jan 2017 after Trump’s election Cohen sought reimbursement for the Daniels payment from Trump executives at the Trump Organization directed that Cohen be paid $420,000 a Trump exec told another to falsely describe the fees as legal expenses.
According to court filings, Cohen used a line of credit for the Daniels payment that he obtained through a fraudulent loan application in 2015. Trump was in on bank fraud. White evangelicals support a mobster.
“I participated in this conduct . . . for the principal purpose of influencing the election,” Cohen said.
Cohen told the court that “in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office,” he and the chief executive of a media company worked in the summer of 2016 to keep an individual from publicly disclosing information that could harm the candidate.
Cohen pleaded guilty to 5 counts of tax evasion, 1 count of making a false statement to a bank and 2 campaign finance violations: willfully causing an illegal corporate contribution. We all know Trump has done all these things too. Where are his tax returns?
Trump is a mob boss not a president.
Crooked Trump: Will you resist a plea bargain more than the other mobsters in your crime family's inner-circle? Do you have the guts to risk a 5 year jail term for the slim chance of saving your political career and the cultic love of your moron base you privately mock? No? Then resign!If only you had not run for president your henchmen could have continued laundering Russian money, evading taxes and paying hush money to whores and mobsters until you tweeted off to crime lord hell. You bit off more than you could chew. Resign before you're sent to jail.
Posted by Frank Schaeffer on Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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