New York suing Donald Trump: The walls are closing in on the ex-president – is his time finally up?
○When it comes to Donald Trump, words alone cannot describe what is going on.
At various points in time, especially after he became president, a graph or timeline can prove to be a better tool for understanding events.
For example, he fired James Comey in May 2017, apparently because the FBI director didn’t agree to let General Michael Flynn go, who lied to agents in conversations with Russian diplomats, That led to the creation of the Mueller probe, which highlighted Trump’s many missteps and possible obstruction of justice.
Trump will be furious for months at Mueller’s report — they all claim he’s been acquitted and that it’s a witch hunt.
When it comes to Trump’s first impeachment, after Mueller’s inability to come up with actionable conclusions, there’s no question that Democrats are enthusiastic about such a venture, and it’s often convenient to have a list to follow. .
What is Rudy Giuliani doing in Kyiv? What did he ask of the then-little-known leader, Volodymyr Zelensky, what the relevance of Hunter Biden was, and whether Democrat Adam Schiff’s staff was told Trump was apparently trying to pressure Zelensky to investigate Joe Bye Deng in exchange for releasing the army?
Even with notes in front of you, it’s often hard to keep up.
Now, again, we need special props.
On Wednesday morning, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the indictment against Trump and his three eldest children, accusing them of financial fraud and alleging that they have knowingly misrepresented the value of the Trump Organization’s business interests over the years.
“The pattern of fraud and deception used by Mr. Trump and the Trump Organization for their own financial gain is appalling,” James said at a news conference in New York on Wednesday morning.
“Claiming that you have money you don’t have is not the same as The art of tradingthis is the art of stealing”.
New York Attorney General announces lawsuit against Donald Trump
James’ desire to return $250 million in assets, bar Trump’s three eldest children from public office and ban Trump himself from any business dealings in the city or state for five years is sure to anger an American-born man. The city, with its hubris, seems typical of the New York tycoons of the 1970s or 1980s.
Trump was quick to dismiss the lawsuit, saying James was trying to harass him and his family, accusing her of going after him for political reasons, and describing her statement as “nearly three years of ongoing, targeted, and unethical.” the climax of political harassment”.
The lawsuit alone appears to be bad for Trump and his family as he blames the man known for his successful businessman. apprenticelies and hierarchical dishonesty.
But James’ lawsuit isn’t Trump’s only challenge, and that’s where we might need help intersecting Venn diagrams, or even old-school board games like Risk.
Because as James passes her findings to the court and other prosecutors, it’s important to remember that Trump faces many other issues.
In August, FBI agents raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion in Florida, where they took hundreds of secret and classified documents after the former president allegedly left These documents should not be held by the White House.
The Justice Department’s ongoing investigation is looking into warrants for possible violations of the Espionage Act. So far, Trump has not offered a plausible reason why he still has the documents, other than what he wants.
It’s unclear how Trump will get out of the woods. Currently, an independent evaluator or special director is reviewing the documents seized by the FBI to determine if any may be privileged.
Most legal experts say such inspections are unnecessary, and the Trump team’s request is widely seen as a delaying tactic.
That’s not his only pressing issue.
Next week, the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will meet to submit a report and announce any possible referrals, the second time Trump has been impeached.
Those orchestrated speeches have damaged Trump’s standing among Republicans, who are increasingly prepared to at least consider voting for someone else, though Trump himself seems determined to get involved again, polling data show. select.
One thing intersects with all these different things – Donald Trump himself, and his apparent belief that normal rules and laws do not apply to him.
Trump has been written off multiple times before for various scandals, only to get backlash.
It might also be the reason why he avoided it all. But for now, it feels like the wall is closing.