The Omnibus Trump Criminal Investigation Thread

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  1. MikeH92467

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    Manhattan D.A. has has enlisted a former federal prosecutor who pioneered Racketeering prosecution against mob figures to head the investigation into Trump. Racketeering cases often involve close examination of tax records, but SCOTUS is sitting on them. Developing.... :corn:
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  2. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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  3. We Are Borg vs. USS Crazy Horse

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    Trump's fucked.

    SCOTUS just allowed the release of his tax returns. Unanimously.
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  4. We Are Borg vs. USS Crazy Horse

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    Obligatory tweet for @steve2^4, from the Manhattan DA:

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  5. tafkats

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    Tick, tock ...
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  6. steve2^4

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    For those wondering WTF,

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last-ditch attempt by former President Donald J. Trump to shield his financial records, issuing a brief, unsigned order requiring Mr. Trump’s accountants to turn over his tax and other records to prosecutors in New York.

    The court’s order was a decisive defeat for Mr. Trump, who had gone to extraordinary lengths to keep his tax returns and related documents secret. There were no dissents noted.

    The case concerned a subpoena to Mr. Trump’s accountants, Mazars USA, by the office of the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., a Democrat. The firm has said it will comply with the final ruling of the courts, meaning that the grand jury should receive the documents in short order.

    Mr. Vance issued a three-word statement in response to the court’s order: “The work continues.”
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  7. matthunter

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    For further info - this still won't make them public (Grand Jury records are sealed).
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  8. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Meh. If Orange Man ends up in an orange jumpsuit, I'm satisfied. Still can't grasp the unanimous S.C. ruling, though. When was the last time that happened?
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  9. Diacanu

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    I'm highly skeptical to the point of cynical about him ever seeing the inside of a cell.
    I'd love for his "empire" to be torn down around his ears though.
    And for his disgusting daughter, sons, and son-in-law to have to make money off hanging out with smelly rednecks forever.

    Baron I feel sorry for.
    Maybe he can write a "daddy dearest" book, and get it made into a Netflix movie, and change his last name, and go into hiding in a cabin.
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  10. Demiurge

    Demiurge Goodbye and Hello, as always.

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    I don't know, he's got some major liability on not only tax evasion, but tax fraud, per his former lawyer who did his taxes, who is now in full cooperation mode with multiple investigations.

    I think there's a very real chance they get him. Because there isn't only this, there's a dozen other things being pursued. Hell, Cohen went to jail for election fraud - individual #1 was Trump.
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    Yeah, whatever NDA Melania had to sign in order to get good prenup terms can't possibly bind him once he's an adult.
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    Kaczynski is an unassuming last name that no one would suspect him of being a Trump if he adopted it.
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    There are from time what are called "per curiam" opinions that SCOTUS issues. At a guess, a few times a year as to full fledged opinions, and more frequently on procedural stuff where they reject or accept something in a sentence or two. ETA: The opinions are not necessarily unanimous, but it's a fairly safe bet that they are.

    Usually per curiam opinions are not on cases with much sex appeal or newsworthiness. And usually people who are arguing causes that would generate a unanimous opinion quit while they are behind at the circuit level, and also, given that SCOTUS hears only about 100-200 cases a year, they just refuse to hear a lot of the slam dunk ones and let the court of appeal's decisions stand.
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    To paraphrase Archer, Trump calling anything about the investigations of him "fascism" is like Alanis Morrisette and O.Henry had a baby and called it this exact situation.
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    Archer: Hey Donald.
    Donald!
    DONALD!

    Trump: What?!

    Archer: Danger zone!
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    OH IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT? BECAUSE THAT'S HOW YOU GET FASCISTS!
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    So will it turn out to be ...

    a) tax fraud
    b) loan fraud
    c) both

    or

    d) both, plus some other new and exciting piece of sliminess?
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    It's not the thread for it, but nothing would make me happier if true facts come out in Maxwell's upcoming trial that Trump was definitely involved in Epstein's underage girl business.

    I'd take great satisfaction in pointing out to the Trumptards that they voted for a child molester. :yes:
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    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Yeah, having observed NY's Most Egregious Slumlord since the Eighties, I'll go with All of the Above.

    If he's lucky, the hearings will go on until his McDonald's-saturated heart stops and never see a prison cell.
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    You forgot money laundering for Russian mobsters.
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    They'll just say it proves how virile he is.
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    Or you'll get the whataboutism argument, which has been employed quite often on this very board.
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