As was expected, following his acquittal at the fake impeachment, Real and Rightfully Elected President of the United States Donald Trump is being investigated for fake crimes and getting sued for everything.
The Associated Press has a 1500 word piece up about all his suits. I’m just going to pick through and give you the gist.
Sued for the Capitol Storm by Congressman:
In one of what is expected to be many lawsuits over the deadly riot, Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson accused Trump of conspiring with far-right extremist groups that were involved in storming the Capitol.
Trump, who made a fiery speech to supporters prior to the riot, could also be hit with criminal charges — though courts, wary of infringing free speech, have set a high bar for prosecutors trying to mount federal incitement cases.
Thompson is black.
He says Trump was working with the Ku Klux Klan. Really, that’s what he says. Joe Biden just said the KKK is “the most dangerous organization in America.”
(This is like talking about ghosts or something.)
Criminally Investigated by Georgia for Election Meddling:
Atlanta prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into whether Trump attempted to overturn his election loss in Georgia, including a Jan. 2 phone call in which he urged the state’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to reverse Biden’s narrow victory.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, a Democrat elected in November, announced the probe Feb. 10. In the call, Trump told Raffensberger: “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have” to get to erase Biden’s lead, and argued that Raffensberger could alter the results, an assertion the Republican secretary of state firmly rejected.
Details of the call, such as Trump’s focus on the vote total, “lets you know that someone had a clear mind, they understood what they were doing,” Willis told MSNBC last week. “When you’re pursuing the investigation, facts like that — that might not seem so important — become very important.”
Criminally Investigated by DC for Riot Incitement:
Karl Racine, the attorney general for Washington, D.C., has said district prosecutors could charge Trump under local law that criminalizes statements that motivate people to violence.
But the charge would be a low-level misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of six months in jail.
Federal prosecutors in Washington, meanwhile, have charged some 200 Trump supporters with crimes related to the riot, including more serious conspiracy charges. Many of the people charged said they acted in Trump’s name.
But the bar is very high to charge Trump with any crimes related to the riot. There has been no indication that Trump would be charged in the riot though prosecutors have said they are looking at all angles.
Criminally Investigated by New York for Paying Off Hookers and Various Other Business:
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., a Democrat, is in the midst of an 18-month criminal investigation focusing in part on hush-money payments paid to women on Trump’s behalf, and whether Trump or his businesses manipulated the value of assets — inflating them in some cases and minimizing them in others — to gain favorable loan terms and tax benefits.
Vance’s office hasn’t publicly said what it is investigating, citing grand jury secrecy rules, but some details have come out in court fights mounted by Trump’s lawyers over prosecutors’ access to his tax records. Trump’s lawyers have gone to the U.S. Supreme Court twice to block a subpoena for the records, with a ruling on the latest challenge expected in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, Vance’s prosecutors have been speaking with Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen about the payoffs he arranged to porn actress Stormy Daniels and model Karen McDougal during the 2016 campaign so they wouldn’t go public about alleged affairs with Trump, as well as Trump’s relationship with lenders Deutsche Bank and Ladder Capital and other issues.
Last month, Vance’s office sent subpoenas to local governments in the New York City suburbs seeking information about a sprawling Westchester estate Trump owns there, and 158 acres of land he donated to conservation land trust in 2016 to qualify for an income tax deduction.
Criminally Investigated by Feds for His Inauguration:
The same U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan also appears to have moved on from its investigation of Trump’s inaugural committee. That inquiry examined the committee’s spending, including whether foreigners illegally contributed to inaugural events.
A major donor to the inaugural, Imaad Zuberi, pleaded guilty to charges of tax evasion, campaign finance violations and failing to register as a foreign agent. He’s scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Los Angeles.
Civilly Investigated by New York for Doing Business:
New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil investigation focuses on some of the same issues as Vance’s criminal probe, including possible property value manipulation and tax write-offs Trump’s company, the Trump Organization, claimed on millions of dollars in consulting fees it paid, including money that went to Trump’s daughter Ivanka.
James’ office issued subpoenas to local governments in November 2019 for records pertaining to Trump’s estate north of Manhattan, Seven Springs, after Cohen provided Congress with Trump financial statements that listed the 213-acre property was worth $291 million in 2012 — far higher than the $56.5 million value that a Trump-commissioned appraisal placed on it in 2015.
Feds Might Do the Russia Thing All Over Again:
The Justice Department, under attorney general nominee Merrick Garland, could still pursue matters left uncharged in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Mueller’s report included multiple accusations of Trump obstructing justice, including firing FBI Director James Comey over his unwillingness to say Trump was not personally under investigation; pressuring Comey to end an investigation into Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn; and instructing White House counsel Don McGahn to have Mueller removed amid media reports that his team was investigating whether Trump had obstructed justice.
Sued for Unwanted Kissing of a Waitress and Defaming a Kissed Waitress:
Lawyers for Summer Zervos, a restaurateur who worked with Trump as a contestant on “The Apprentice,” asked New York’s high court last week to dismiss as moot Trump’s appeal that argued a sitting president can’t be sued in a state court.
Zervos came forward during Trump’s 2016 campaign with allegations he subjected her to unwanted kissing and groping when she sought to talk to him about her career in 2007. Trump denied her allegations and retweeted a message calling her claims “a hoax,” leading Zervos to file the defamation lawsuit against him.
Sued for Falsely Denying Rape Allegations:
A defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, a former Elle magazine columnist who accused Trump last year of raping her in the mid-1990s, is on hold as an appeals court weighs Trump’s argument that the United States government, rather than Trump as an individual, should be the defendant.
Government lawyers have argued that statements he made about Carroll — including that she was “totally lying” to sell a memoir — fell within the scope of his work as president because Carroll was, in effect, questioning his fitness to hold public office.
This is just getting rolling, of course.
Of course, under “The Weinstein Rule,” he can be sentenced to decades in prison just because some woman says he raped her. They can also put him in prison for whatever.
They probably don’t want to put him in prison. But again, as I said this morning: I don’t know how these people work. Evidence shows that they’re maniacs.
If I was them, I wouldn’t want him in prison.
They just tricked Russia into putting a guy in prison, so maybe they know they don’t want him in prison.
But he’s gonna go completely broke, and they’ll send the paparazzi to take snaps of him in the McDonald’s drive-thru in a beat-up 1990s Honda Civic, wearing an Iron Maiden t-shirt with holes in it he got at the Good Will. Probably a NASCAR baseball cap.
His kids are going to get sued too. Maybe one of them will go to prison.
Well. One of them is going to do fine.
Within a year, it will come out that Jared is informing to the feds, and Ivanka will publish a book apologizing for her father. She will probably even go on The View and say something like “I felt like a prisoner.” She will cry and apologize personally to Meghan McCain and say “your father was such a great man and sometimes I felt jealous of you because you could take such pride in him.”
The best thing Trump can do is go to Russia, frankly. That is 100% not a joke. He should leave the country with as much money as he can, and declare himself president in exile.
They’re going to take Mar-a-Lago, they’re going to take his towers and hotels and everything else. The criminal cases might get dropped or he might just be told to pay money for secret taxes or whatever, but in the civil cases, no judge in this country will rule in his favor.
He will have to pay millions for defaming a woman by denying her rape allegations.
All kinds of people are going to sue him for defamation over all kinds of stuff he tweeted over the last decade.
It’s gonna get surreal.
You’re gonna see crap like: “Elton John Awarded 50 million dollars is disinformation lawsuit after Neo-Nazi and White Supremacist terrorist leader Donald Trump falsely spread the debunked conspiracy theory that John’s Pinball Wizard character in the movie Tommy reminded him of Hanna-Barbara racist caricature Hong Kong Phooey.”