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Trump sues New York attorney general, seeking to end civil probe

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By MICHAEL R. SISAK

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What is Trump working so hard to keep hidden. And who all else around the globe is he trying to protect. And because he doesn't pay his lawyers and others in his personal armies, who's picking up the legal tabs for him. Or are his Proud Boys and other extremist gangs extorting Trump's poorly educated followers who might still believe he cares a rat's for them, or anyone else who cannot afford to play golf at one of his publicly financed (another example of socialism for the rich) resorts.

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“Her mission is guided solely by political animus and a desire to harass, intimidate, and retaliate against a private citizen who she views as a political opponent,”

Nope. Trump and his organization have a long track record of shady dealings. Where there’s evidence of wrongdoing, investigations ensue.

James may personally detest Trump, but that’s true of 95% of the world’s population. And for good reason. But being a scumbag shouldn’t be reason not to investigate him.

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What is Trump working so hard to keep hidden.

This used to be what right wingers would say when someone exercised their right to keep silent. Suddenly they decided to be silent...

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All criminals want the DA to quit looking at their shenanigans.

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Remember when American presidents were people of moral upstanding, who wanted to be transparent?

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@ Strangerland

To be fair, not exactly.

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To be fair, not exactly.

Well, remember when the people expected them to at least have that image?

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Her mission is guided solely by political animus and a desire to harass, intimidate, and retaliate

Not just James, but this has been her party’s MO ever since five years ago, and the reason I abandoned the party. Too much hate and vindictiveness for me.

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resorting to a familiar but seldom successful strategy 

Har! I suppose he might as well try again, always good to see him losing.

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Like they got Al Capone - get them on the taxes.

The golf course valuation issue looks like an open and shut case, although it is unlikely Trump's fingerprints will be on it - he's always had others do the dirty work.

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Trump. . . An arrogant lout with special privileges. This photo of him says it all.

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He knows he's in serious trouble. Michael Cohen pointed the prosecutors in all the right directions - where the tax and insurance fraud was conducted. Then they arrested Weisellberg who may or may not have cooperated.

But then this week we learned a Trump Org accountant is now testifying before the grand jury;

A longtime accountant for former president Donald Trump — who helped prepare Trump's taxes and the financial statements his company used to woo lenders — testified recently before a New York grand jury investigating Trump's financial practices, according to two people familiar with that investigation. Accountant Donald Bender, of the firm Mazars, appeared before a grand jury that was impaneled this fall by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. (D) to weigh potential criminal charges, the people said.

And then it only gets worse;

And as it turns out, the same Post report added that prosecutors in recent weeks have interviewed Rosemary Vrablic, a former managing director at Deutsche Bank "who arranged hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to Trump." According to the article, Vrablic has not appeared before the grand jury, at least not yet, though she's spoken to prosecutors "about Trump's role in dealings with the bank."

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-s-accountant-banker-cooperate-new-york-investigation-n1285995

His accountant and his banker are spilling their guts....no wonder he's panicking....

Bye-Don....

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the liberal hope, it springs ever eternal related to anything anti-Trump.

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Somehow I don't think suing a prosecutor to stop them from investigating and prosecuting crimes the plaintiff in the suit may have committed will go much past the first hearing in front of a judge. How Mr. Trump;s "free speech rights" were violated ought to be interesting to hear however. Mr. Trump has a long history of using lawsuits to intimidate former business partners he has cheated of their money to make them settle, usually for much less than they are owed, just to get the New Yawk anus off their back. Somehow I don't think that tactic is going to bear fruit when employed against the Federal Courts. Someone like Donald Trump doesn't intimidate a Federal Judge.

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If Trump did anything illegal before becoming president then it needs to be investigated.

Before?? Now, legally they don’t.

You have to investigate crimes after they happen. That's literally the way time works.

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the liberal hope, it springs ever eternal related to anything anti-Trump.

Trump isn't going to see a day in jail or anything more than a token fine. The US doesn't punish the wealthy for their crimes.

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Remember when American presidents were people of moral upstanding, who wanted to be transparent?

No.

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Good for Trump!

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innocent until proven guilty. At least that’s what the left continues to stress to us or does that apply only to the left?

I agree. Trump deserves his day in court where he can defend his good name. And then the jury can decide whether he is guilty or not.

Calling for people to be "locked up" is childish and wrong, wouldn't you say?

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Calling for people to be "locked up" is childish and wrong, wouldn't you say?

I do agree and politicians on both sides should refrain from saying that.

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I do agree and politicians on both sides should refrain from saying that.

Why didn't you condemn Trump for saying it?

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The Trump Org will soon meet the same fate as Trump University, Trump Airlines, and the Trump Atlantic City Taj Mahal Resort...

Trump's own personal lawyer for 10 years has cooperated with prosecutors on the company's many years of tax and insurance fraud...

The firm's Chief Financial Officer, who controlled all financing, loans, taxes, etc., was arrested and frog-marched out of the building...

Eric Trump, in one of his few lucid moments, admitted in 2014 that the firm "get's all the money we need out of Russia"...

A major accountant for the firm decided this week to cooperate with prosecutors...

An employee for Deutsche Bank, with has loaned the Trump Org money, and has been investigated as a front for Russian oligarch funding, is also cooperating with prosecutors...

Trump knows he's soon to be indicted - which is why he concocted The Big Lie to try to remain in power - to avoid a trial and jail. But the coup didn't work, as we're seeing with all the evidence from the Jan 6th commission.

Trump will likely be at Rikers Island in 2024, yet he keeps fleecing his supporters with hints of another Presidential run. And they keep giving....

Just call it The Great MAGA-Con....

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The Trump Org will soon meet the same fate as Trump University, Trump Airlines, and the Trump Atlantic City Taj Mahal Resort.

for over 35 years liberals in New York from Nadler to bunch of other politicians that hated Trump have been trying for years and years lock them up I got knows what I’ve been over the last four years to trade it and failed as well apparently if the FBI can’t find anything you actually think these Democrats can? But if they want to waste more taxpayer money go right ahead, every single time we keep hearing the same old saying soon, soon this is curtains for him” whatever. Keep looking, keep trying Lol

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bass4funk, 11:03am:

Calling for people to be "locked up" is childish and wrong, wouldn't you say?

I do agree and politicians on both sides should refrain from saying that.

bass4funk, 11:36am

or over 35 years liberals in New York from Nadler to bunch of other politicians that hated Trump have been trying for years and years lock them up

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The chickens are coming home to roost, as they say....

None of the banks or investors in the US or Europe would loan Trump money - just look at his trail of bankruptcies....he even bankrupted a casino...that takes a special kind of business incompetence...

So he was forced to do two things; 1) fraudulently devalue his assets to pay less tax, and 2) fraudulently inflate the value of what assets he does own, so he can borrow more money from Russian oligarch financiers, as Eric admitted...

Cohen helped him do that for 10 years, Weisselberg even longer. Now even more accountants and bank officials are cooperating with prosecutors.

His coup attempt was his last ditch try to keep from being indicted and tried. That failed.

The best he can hope for is maybe the Rikers Island Warden will give him the prison inmate number "45"....

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Keep looking, keep trying Lol

It's not a game. Corruption is nothing to laugh at. And when there is substantial evidence for an investigation, that investigation should not be sneered at. Trump has a long record of stiffing contractors, misusing charity money, defrauding customers, and evading taxes. These are not fictions of a liberal mind. They are reality.

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