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Another case of Trump corruption comes to light, another $50,000 payoff to avoid prosecution

By iwog following x   2017 Oct 4, 8:54am 100 views   6 comments   watch   quote     share  

Donald Trump isn't draining the swamp, Donald Trump is the swamp.

Two of President Trump's adult children, Donald Trump Jr. and White House adviser Ivanka Trump, were very close to being indicted in 2012 on accusations they misled prospective buyers about units in the Trump SoHo, a hotel and condo development that was hurting for buyers.

A ProPublica investigation found that attorneys in the Manhattan District Attorney's office spent about two years building a case against the two Trump children that included emails showing the Trumps knew they were using inflated figures to attract potential buyers to the condo.

“They knew it was wrong," one source familiar with the emails told ProPublica. There was "no doubt" that they “approved, knew of, agreed to, and intentionally inflated the numbers to make more sales,” the source added.

The case disappeared after Trump's personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, met with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to ask him to drop the investigation.

Kasowitz, according to the report, offered no new arguments and simply reiterated what Ivanka and Donald Jr.'s lawyers had already said.

Three months after the meeting, Vance overruled his own prosecutors and dropped the case. That same year, Kasowitz donated $25,000 to Vance's campaign, which Vance said was returned shortly before their meeting.

“I did not at the time believe beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime had been committed,” Vance told ProPublica. “I had to make a call and I made the call, and I think I made the right call.”

A later donation of $50,000, however, occurred less than six months after Vance dropped the case. When confronted with this information, according to ProPublica, Vance pledged to return this donation as well, pledging that it would not be a "millstone" around the neck of his office.
1 me123   2017 Oct 4, 9:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Hey, has The Hill found the Russian collusion proof yet?
2 anonymous   2017 Oct 4, 9:53am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
That's why I call him Dotard J. Swamp.
3 Tenpoundbass   2017 Oct 4, 10:19am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Trump is going to drain the swamp with the Deep States own rules.
You Idiots are away these new revelations of crimes even though it's been the MO of business as usual in Washington since the systemic deaths of the Kennedy's, can retrofit the Vermin that squirmed out of prosecution to go after Trump?
4 joeyjojojunior   2017 Oct 4, 10:21am   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
So you elected a guy that does the same thing every other business does in Washington because you think he's going to clean the stuff up?

5 HEY YOU   2017 Oct 4, 10:35am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
I'm still waiting for Mueller to finish his investigation.
Wonder what he's got on Cyrus Vance Jr.?
Even if all of those,Rep/Cons, are innocent,
Boycott all Rep/Con/Nazis anyway.
6 iwog   2017 Oct 4, 10:49am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Trump can't pardon anyone convicted of a state crime. When he tries to do it and the courts disallow his pardon, I expect the screaming baby twitter tantrum to be epic!!!

Icing on the cake? Trump supporters secretly know this will happen also but would never admit it.

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