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Criminal probe, legal fights await Trump after White House

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By MICHAEL R. SISAK

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Trump is a corrupt businessmale and a corrupt politician, the most corrupt politician in modern history.

One positive of the Trump era has been wider scale reporting of how corrupt many of those in the 'elite' class, e.g. Trump, his family and others in his circle, are.

I would enjoy seeing Trump behind bars, but doubt that will happen. Many of the 'elite' in power don't want further attention paid to their corrupt ways.

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Trump may earn the distinction of becoming the first former president to be imprisoned to add to his worst president in history award.

The sad part is that rational adults with half a brain have known he was an incompetent fraudster since at least the early 80’s.

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It needs to be totally transparent to the pubic including the trial, so all can know how much of a criminal that he is.

If not, it will just fuel the conspiracy theories. We do not need trump and his deplorables actively sabotaging the new administrations attempts to help the country recover from trump's incompetence.

I hope the Democrats do not do the dumb thing and take the high, while trump and GOP are planning to stab everyone in the back to regain power.

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He's always the victim and he always says that he's innocent of any wrongdoing but this crook will try to pardon himself before he leaves. No wrong doing but a pardon eh? Hell, he might even try a Nixon, Ford act while he gets out of Dodge. But be careful orange baboon, 'Tish James and her posse is on your six!

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He shouldn't worry too much, Giuliani will defend him, so he'll be in jail until his last day - won't need to worry about what to do of his time for the next years.

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I hope his legal battles continue with the same level of success and professionalism we have consistently seen.

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Trump is a corrupt businessmale and a corrupt politician, the most corrupt politician in modern history.

That is absolutely not even remotely close to winning a cigar. Lol

One positive of the Trump era has been wider scale reporting of how corrupt many of those in the 'elite' class, e.g. Trump, his family and others in his circle, are. 

If you take a timeline, a historical timeline and view across the country of corruption in the political arena, you’re going to get a list of Democrats overwhelmingly over the years across the country and Washington is definitely no exception to that.

I would enjoy seeing Trump behind bars, but doubt that will happen.

I couldn’t agree more, but these corrupt lawyers will try and they will fail and badly because they know they don’t have a case whatsoever just like Trump doesn’t have one to overturn this...election.

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they know they don’t have a case whatsoever just like Trump doesn’t have one to overturn this...election.

Finally he concedes.

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As some said during the election, there are a number of routes to winning 270 electoral college seats and there are quite a number of routes to prison for Trump come January. He is as corrupt as they come. A swamp creature who wanted to drain the swamp so he could refill the swamp for himself along with obedient swamp creatures. How 74 million people in the US in 2020 don't realize this is mind-boggling. Luckily 80 million do realize it but it's scarily close. It should be more like 150 million against him and 4 million for him.

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Most of these are white collar crimes. The rich just cough up some dough and get on with their lives. Tax evasion is an exception, and so is the sexual assault allegation.

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The rich just cough up some dough and get on with their lives. Tax evasion is an exception,

Trump has been audited so many times, yeah, they tried, but like with the Russian hoax they couldn’t get him on anything, they had nothing, the same with his previous audits, they had nothing, so probably Trump might have to pay some fine (if any) and that’ll be it.

and so is the sexual assault allegation.

Lol

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Oh dear. How sad. Never mind.

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He’s a bully who uses his money & influence to scare off lawsuits made against him.

Hopefully justice will prevail & he’ll get what’s coming to him

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Trump has been audited so many times, yeah, they tried, but like with the Russian hoax they couldn’t get him on anything, they had nothing, the same with his previous audits, they had nothing, so probably Trump might have to pay some fine (if any) and that’ll be it.

You forget that if Trump wasn't a sitting President, he would have been indicted for obstruction of justice and as a co-conspirator in the illegal Stormy payoff - that immunity ends on Jan 20th...

Then there are the various criminal investigations into the Trump Org and Trump's taxes - and the DOJ's ongoing investigation into Giuliani and his pro-Russian Ukraine business partners for campaign finance fraud - how much was Trump involved in that? Remember Rudy's words; "I have insurance"...

The reality is that Trump is already likely to be indicted as soon as he is replaced - and then there are additional indictments forthcoming.

He knows that - that's why he is subverting our democracy trying to remain behind the cloak of the Presidency...

But that failed also...

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but like with the Russian hoax they couldn’t get him on anything

He was actually impeached, so they absolutely did "get him". He was unsurprisingly acquitted by hiw own party, but explicitly not exonerated. (meaning : he's 100% guilty but his friends pardoned him anyway)

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In the words of Ed Norton who's father was a Federal Prosecutor:

I’m no political pundit but I grew up w a dad who was a federal prosecutor & he taught me a lot & I’ve also sat a fair amount of poker w serious players & l’ll say this: I do not think Trump is trying to ‘make his base happy’ or ‘laying the groundwork for his own network’...

..or that ‘chaos is what he loves’. The core of it is that he knows he’s in deep, multi-dimensional legal jeopardy & this defines his every action. We’re seeing 1) a tactical delay of the transition to buy time for coverup & evidence suppression 2) above all, a desperate endgame

..which is to create enough chaos & anxiety about peaceful transfer of power, & fear of irreparable damage to the system, that he can cut a Nixon-style deal in exchange for finally conceding. But he doesn’t have the cards. His bluff after ‘the flop’ has been called in court...

His ‘turn card’ bluff will be an escalation & his ‘River card’ bluff could be really ugly. But they have to be called. We cannot let this mobster bully the USA into a deal to save his ass by threatening our democracy. THAT is his play. But he’s got junk in his hand. So call him.

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Bob FosseToday  09:13 am JST

*"they know they don’t have a case whatsoever just like Trump doesn’t have one to overturn this...election."*

Finally he concedes

Ah, but note the cunning ellipsis before "election" as if to imply that it's all been rigged just like The Great Leader has been making out. Besides, he says that Trump doesn't have a case and yet writes in another comment:

bass4funkToday  10:22 am JST

...I do think Trump should pursue this until the end...

Pursue it until the end even though he doesn't have a case? I don't see that ending well. Then there's something about "build no on his face" (???!!?!??!!!?) so I don't think any of this should be taken too seriously.

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bass4funkToday  10:10 am JST

they tried, but like with the Russian hoax

How do you think he would have got on in that impeachment trial without a jury stacked with obliging Republican bootlickers?

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I think if it goes badly for him, and I hope it will, that he will not be put in jail, but rather, exiled. Sent in disgrace, along with his family, to some nice, small, secluded and guarded island from where he can't broadcast his disillusionment. That would be enough. And I'm sure there would be plenty of US military people to volunteer for the task of keeping him isolated. Hell, why not Cuba?

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He's in it up to his third chin in NY, and he can't pardon himself. He may flee to Florida and try to avoid extradition, but he's eventually going down, if not to prison then penury.

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Trump was impreached during his term in office.

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Well I actually did some research and providing false information on a loan application is something that can carry a prison sentence. But my guess is it's rare.

What Trump most likely did was claim his building was worth X to get a high loan then on his taxes claimed the same building was only worth Y to pay lower taxes.

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It is a hallmark of the human race that when you become a well-known figure, cockroaches will appear out of the cracks hungry for monetary scraps or fame they neither earned nor deserve.

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Hes got 50 plus court cases waiting for him once they escort him out of the whitehouse...Orange man might just his orange overalls after all....

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Well I actually did some research and providing false information on a loan application is something that can carry a prison sentence. But my guess is it's rare.

What Trump most likely did was claim his building was worth X to get a high loan then on his taxes claimed the same building was only worth Y to pay lower taxes.

Not to mention, paying his Ivanka consultation fees to lower his overall taxable income.

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This should be interesting to watch. It's been reported that Trump might be a flight risk and should have his passport taken away. LOL!

If Trump goes to a federal prison, do the Secret Service have to accompany him there?

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This should be interesting to watch. It's been reported that Trump might be a flight risk and should have his passport taken away. LOL!

That is funny, which report did that come from? Even Epstein wasn’t a flight risk and he had a thousand reasons to be. Lol

If Trump goes to a federal prison,

Trump is Not going to prison unless Dominion software is used. ROFL!

Trump was impreached during his term in office

And acquitted as well.

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I can't believe some people are stupid enough to keep believing his lies after he's already been proven to have made the exact same lie in the past....yep there goes my coffee..

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Trump will face the same problem in every court that he has run into with every court - they don't accept innuendo and assertions made through tweet as having any relevance whatsoever. They deal with facts, and not the "alternate" brand. They want evidence that supports those facts. Screaming "Soros" while dripping with sweat and hair dye won't move many judges anywhere but to annoyed.

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