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New York state opens criminal probe into Trump Organization

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Another one? Excellent!

13 ( +18 / -5 )

Lock him up.

15 ( +23 / -8 )

Can we have 11 different hearings about this, just like we did for the e-mail lady?

13 ( +16 / -3 )

Liz Cheney is home watching this on TV - and chuckling...

14 ( +17 / -3 )

Jeez. Does this never end?

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

"I hear the train a comin', it's rolling 'round the bend..."

11 ( +14 / -3 )

And all the filth will soon come spewing forth....courtesy of Cohen and Weisselberg....

The devalued properties to cheat on taxes....

The over-valuing of properties to fraudulently obtain loans....

Those loans from Russian oligarchs funneled through Deutsche Bank...

Note this announcement today came 60 days after Trump was forced to turn over 8 years of his tax returns to the Prosecutors...

Oh my....

10 ( +13 / -3 )

Really looking forward to getting a look at the bottom of the real swamp in America, the one where Trump is revealed as the biggest, most loathsome swamp creature of all, but it would be a brave person who could say with confidence that even if the investigations find all the evidence they need, it would have any impact on the blind faith of rusted-on Trump worshippers.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

Soon, Trump will try to go on the campaign trail for an imaginary secondary presidential run. He wants to con people out of money to pay off loan debts, lawyers, and politicians in hopes all of this will go away!

He has already disowned poor Rudy!

8 ( +11 / -3 )

I don't think a US president has ever been found guilty of a crime or gone to jail. Trump won't be the first.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

TICK TOCK FAT GUY

11 ( +14 / -3 )

Here we go again, this is attempt takedown 3 or 5? I lost track. Good luck on trying to get the former President....again. The left thought with each investigation Trump is toast and this one will be as well, they never learn. ROFL!

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We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA," he said.

Haven't heard sweeter words for a while now.

Tick Tock tick tock............

12 ( +15 / -3 )

bass4funkToday  01:42 pm JST

The left thought with each investigation Trump is toast and this one will be as well, they never learn. 

Unless you can back that assertion up by demonstrating in depth knowledge of criminal investigations into corporate financial improprieties in general and this one in particular I think we can dismiss it as more of the usual sycophancy you waste so much of your time with.

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This is why he was willing to incite an insurrection - to keep himself in office and out of prison.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Wonder which one of the babies will turn on daddy first.

My bet is on ivanka.

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Here we go again, this is attempt takedown 3 or 5? I lost track.

I fully believe you have difficulty counting past four.

Good luck on trying to get the former President....again.

That's right. The former President. Lost the election by millions of votes. I'm glad you've finally accepted it.

The left thought with each investigation Trump is toast and this one will be as well, they never learn. ROFL!

The right thinks Trump is going to destroy his opponents with each tweet he makes - oops, he can't tweet any more, can he?

11 ( +13 / -2 )

Here we go again, this is attempt takedown 3 or 5? I lost track. Good luck on trying to get the former President....again. The left thought with each investigation Trump is toast and this one will be as well, they never learn. ROFL!

@bass4funk - So just for the record, your position on all this is that Trump and his company hasn't done anything wrong, and your will continue to believe that is the case regardless of what evidence is produced to the contrary? Is that correct?

13 ( +14 / -1 )

bass4funkToday  01:42 pm JST

Here we go again, this is attempt takedown 3 or 5? I lost track. Good luck on trying to get the former President....again. The left thought with each investigation Trump is toast and this one will be as well, they never learn. ROFL!

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Al Capone was investigated multiple times before he was finally stung on his tax violations.

The Trumps are con artists criminals plain and simple.

13 ( +13 / -0 )

get the former President....again

I can't believe a Trump person saying former president. Isn't he the current president and Biden stole the election?

My bet is on ivanka.

No, she wants to keep her inheritance. If she has to stay in federal prison (shouldn't be too long) for all those millions (by not ratting on Daddy) this something I would even do. I mean she didn't kill anyone.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

letsberealisticToday  02:13 am UTC

bass4funkToday  01:42 pm JST

Here we go again, this is attempt takedown 3 or 5? I lost track. Good luck on trying to get the former President....again. The left thought with each investigation Trump is toast and this one will be as well, they never learn. ROFL!

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Al Capone was investigated multiple times before he was finally stung on his tax violations.

The Trumps are con artists criminals plain and simple.

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Unless you can back that assertion up by demonstrating in depth knowledge of criminal investigations

From watching the bungling FBI and the Democrats fumble their attempts and miss to take Trump out, and hearing from some of the best legal advisors on TV and in private, the ones that are neutral, I think I do.

I think we can dismiss it as more of the usual sycophancy you waste so much of your time with.

Actually, it’s the other way around, but still it makes me laugh watching the haters try so, so hard. ROFL!

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The usual suspects are so easily overjoyed and manipulated.

look a squirrel! Run right to the distraction.

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Trump was toast: twice. He was bailed out: twice. Primarily by a guy named McConnell who Trump, and you, now refer to as a RINO (not rhino)

I call them Rhinos because essentially that’s what these people are. But no, he doesn’t have anything to worry about.

-14 ( +1 / -15 )

No, she wants to keep her inheritance. 

There’ll not be much left to inherit after the fines, dissolutions and bankruptcies.

Ivanka still has her husband’s money and will try to hold on to that.

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The irony is that none of these investigations would have happened had donald not brought the spotlight on himself. He’d have been another small time crooked businessman with a TV show.

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I fully believe you have difficulty counting past four.

Liberals spending our tax money like crazy and you say that? Lol

That's right. The former President. Lost the election by millions of votes. I'm glad you've finally accepted it.

I’m more interested in Dems losing the House in 2022

The right thinks Trump is going to destroy his opponents with each tweet he makes - oops, he can't tweet any more, can he?

But his rallies are going to start up again, let’s see Dorsey and Zuckerberg try and block that. Lol

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

Liberals spending our tax money like crazy and you say that? Lol

Yeah.

I’m more interested in Dems losing the House in 2022

Another prediction from you, huh? When was the last time you were right? 2010?

But his rallies are going to start up again, let’s see Dorsey and Zuckerberg try and block that. Lol

Why hasn't he held any already? Because now that he's not President, he'll have to pay for them himself, and he can't. ROFL.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

The tax man cometh. Tick-Tock, Donald, Jr., and Eric.

You're all going to jail.

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Yeah.

Makes sense why we’re in a mess. Dems and math, like milk and oil, disastrous.

Another prediction from you, huh?

yep! Democrats are holding onto five seats and they have a slim majority, very slim and so far it’s not looking good for them, even Nancy Pelosi acknowledge that and so as we slug along forward with this president I see a repeat of 2011 and I don’t think that not only will the Republicans get those five seats that they need to flip the house, I think that they will pick up extra seats, so yeah I am making a prediction Based on the same exact nutty things that the Democrats are doing back in 2009

Why hasn't he held any already?

Well....just like with any other concert or event, you need to prepare for it, that’s kind of like basic......

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

I love this report. This from a Trump hater, who’s factually honest...

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/10/25/dream-on-progressives-trump-is-not-going-to-jail

Any starry-eyed progressive who has faith that a “justice system” that could not indict one of the smug galleries of crisp, white-collar Wall Street bankers responsible for orchestrating the Ponzi-scheme-like subprime mortgage racket that triggered a near depression will have a miraculous epiphany and finally charge a former president for alleged financial crimes may also believe that Trump ought to have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

As for the civil lawsuits, I anticipate that most will inevitably – albeit reluctantly – be settled out of court after more than a few hefty cheques are written to make all the tricky business go away.

One well-meaning but hallucinating congressman has even suggested a “Presidential Crimes Commission” that would empower independent prosecutors to examine “those who enabled a corrupt president”.

I doubt Mr Bipartisanship, Joe Biden, is keen on the idea.

Given the myriad of indignities that Trump has inflicted on sentient Americans, I share their belief that it would be right and just to watch this abominable excuse of a commander-in-chief suffer the indignity of being the first US president to be charged and subsequently imprisoned.

This president deserves to be reduced to “inmate” Trump. Sadly, it is not going to happen.

Yup, Trump’s not going anywhere.

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> bass4funkToday  02:44 pm JST

I love this report. This from a Trump hater, who’s factually honest...

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/10/25/dream-on-progressives-trump-is-not-going-to-jail

Any starry-eyed progressive who has faith that a “justice system” that could not indict one of the smug galleries of crisp, white-collar Wall Street bankers responsible for orchestrating the Ponzi-scheme-like subprime mortgage racket that triggered a near depression will have a miraculous epiphany and finally charge a former president for alleged financial crimes may also believe that Trump ought to have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

As for the civil lawsuits, I anticipate that most will inevitably – albeit reluctantly – be settled out of court after more than a few hefty cheques are written to make all the tricky business go away.

One well-meaning but hallucinating congressman has even suggested a “Presidential Crimes Commission” that would empower independent prosecutors to examine “those who enabled a corrupt president”.

I doubt Mr Bipartisanship, Joe Biden, is keen on the idea.

Given the myriad of indignities that Trump has inflicted on sentient Americans, I share their belief that it would be right and just to watch this abominable excuse of a commander-in-chief suffer the indignity of being the first US president to be charged and subsequently imprisoned.

This president deserves to be reduced to “inmate” Trump. Sadly, it is not going to happen.

Yup, Trump’s not going anywhere.

No, this is a criminal investigation. No politics here. The FED and police in the US are largely conservative that's why conviction may not happen. But make no mistake, Trump is a criminal without question - the evidence is mountainous if you care to look.

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Watch out for Trump's erstwhile consigliere and personal lawyer, Don Giuliani, coming out of the woodwork and left-field, and see how he flips like a blini (Russian pancake). The ultimate take-away from the sad (for America) tale of Trump is be careful what you wish for (especially when you've bitten off more than you can chew).

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Bet nothing comes of this before he either dies or somehow (I hope not) gets re-elected. Although I guess they could always get the FBI or some other bent law enforcement agency to do a dawn raid on him and make him do walk of shame.

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Here we go again, this is attempt takedown 3 or 5? 

here we go again, republicans thinking a trail by the senate actually proves a persons innocence.

Trumps indictments will now be held by a judge and or jury this time round, in a court of law where making false or misleading statements can mean committing perjury, where actual evidence will be what decides Trumps fate. lol

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Yup, Trump’s not going anywhere.

yeah better back off on your predictions, havent had very good results last 4yrs

Ive got a prediction, Trumps never going to be president again. lol

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Makes sense why we’re in a mess.

Yes, we just came out of four years of the worst President in modern history.

Dems and math, like milk and oil, disastrous.

You're the one who can't count to four, not me.

yep! Democrats are holding onto five seats and they have a slim majority, very slim and so far it’s not looking good for them, even Nancy Pelosi acknowledge that and so as we slug along forward with this president I see a repeat of 2011 and I don’t think that not only will the Republicans get those five seats that they need to flip the house, I think that they will pick up extra seats, so yeah I am making a prediction Based on the same exact nutty things that the Democrats are doing back in 2009

So that's a yes, your last prediction that came true was over a decade ago. ROFL!!

Well....just like with any other concert or event, you need to prepare for it, that’s kind of like basic......

He's had four months. He's a lazy bum afraid of his creditors trying to scam his supporters into paying his bills. and, to be fair, that might work. He is a very good scam artist. He certainly has you fooled.

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such excitement here! the last time it was a similar topic- Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti ended up in jail and Stormy Daniels was making a settlement, paying Donald Trump's lawyers money.

Something will hit the news cycle in the next 48 hours that this is meant to get out in front of, its always that way.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

Another chapter of the Witch Hunt. The NY AG has an obsession with Trump and will implode in this as well as the previous hyped attempts that failed due to the facts. But go ahead grab some popcorn anyway.

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I fully believe you have difficulty counting past four.

Liberals spending our tax money like crazy and you say that? Lol

Yep, sounds like 2017-2020; unfunded tax breaks for the Top 1$, two trillion dollar bailout bills, billions in unfunded farm subsidies...all signed in Black Sharpie...

That's right. The former President. Lost the election by millions of votes. I'm glad you've finally accepted it.

I’m more interested in Dems losing the House in 2022

But we're glad you accepted Biden won...

The right thinks Trump is going to destroy his opponents with each tweet he makes - oops, he can't tweet any more, can he?

But his rallies are going to start up again, let’s see Dorsey and Zuckerberg try and block that. Lol

Dorsey or Zuckerberg? Try McConnell and McCarthy, who want to move past the "Big Lie"...but won't be able to with Trump out constantly whining about it at his unhinged rallies. Guaranteed they'd cancel him like Cheney if they could...

I love this report. This from a Trump hater, who’s factually honest...

Aljazeera? Really? And you call yourself a conservative?

Yup, Trump’s not going anywhere.

Just like you so accurately predicted last Fall...

8 ( +8 / -0 )

No, this is a criminal investigation. No politics here. The FED and police in the US are largely conservative that's why conviction may not happen. But make no mistake, Trump is a criminal without question - the evidence is mountainous if you care to look.

Ok, like I said and the article, not going to happen, we have been through this so many times and the hope of Trump in orange eludes the left one again.

-10 ( +0 / -10 )

Yes, we just came out of four years of the worst President in modern history.

Not nearly as bad as the 8 years before that.

You're the one who can't count to four, not me.

The left continue to sling arrows and can’t hit their perspective target, talks out not counting. 2022 keep it up, Pelosi is thinking about another career, can’t blame her. Helps Trump and the GOP.

He's had four months. He's a lazy bum afraid of his creditors trying to scam his supporters into paying his bills. and, to be fair, that might work. He is a very good scam artist. He certainly has you fooled.

He used to be a liberal so....

So you are back to your normal I hate the FBI stance when only last week you were praising them.

I have no idea what you are frothing about, I never changed my mind on the FBI.

-10 ( +0 / -10 )

Please let this actually lead to some indictments and actual prison time. And please let the leads include Trump and his criminal spawn.

BTW, Do all the Trumps still have their passports? If so, prepare for them to flee.

I 'd love to see him & his crime family perp walked.

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Oh my. It’s going to be quite a year. Who’s going down first? Gaetz, Rudy or the ex President?

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Not nearly as bad as the 8 years before that.

Much worse. That's why Trump was "the worst".

The left continue to sling arrows and can’t hit their perspective target, talks out not counting. 2022 keep it up, Pelosi is thinking about another career, can’t blame her. Helps Trump and the GOP.

What is a "talks out"?

He used to be a liberal so....

Is that why you said you hated his lousy show that you'd never seen? But then when he became a far-right demagogue you liked his amazing show that you'd never seen?

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You just made my point for me. As with Hillary, Trump will be going nowhere near prison.

Even the Dems know this.

Too bad for you we can all see your posting history so know this is inaccurate. 

No, it’s accurate, I don’t trust the top echelon of the FBI.

Your opinion about the FBI, like everything else, is driven by your hyperpartisanship.

As is there’s and the left

-10 ( +0 / -10 )

yep that Michael Cohen. the convicted felon one who cant wait to make up some new stories to write a new book.

DIdnt he have tapes at one point? Didnt liberals claim he went to Prague when he never did? all that stuff was thrown out, along with the Steele Dossier which the NY Times admitted was fake at last this week, more than 4 years later.

Something tells me he might be a bit salty about this. You know, the Repubs on the FEC deciding Trump is cool because he already went to jail for it

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This is one thread where the usual subjects and their “predictions” are even more irrelevant than usual.

This is a criminal, not a political matter.

The Judicial branch is the one branch that has proven immune to the bully boy.

He’s going to jail and deep down they know it.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

This is mostly about tax fraud, and whether he misled investors. Maybe you can get a good deal on one of the Trump properties right about now... Google Trump Organization to see a nice selection.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

This is a criminal, not a political matter. 

The Judicial branch is the one branch that has proven immune to the bully boy. 

He’s going to jail and deep down they know it

He’s not going to jail, won’t happen, what could happen is that he gets hit with a civil suit and have fork over a lot of money and that’s just about it. Other than that, no commissions and no impeachment trials. The Dems lost again.

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