As New York Attorney General Letitia James made an appearance and gave an update on her investigation into Trump’s business dealings.
She looked to set the record straight. With regard to the U.S. Department of Justice and her investigation. She assured the Justice Department can’t interfere when it comes to the Trump Organization and financial improprieties.
AG James told, “In New York, as you know, we have an investigation against the Trump Organization related to financial impropriety and that investigation is ongoing.” And revealed much of the motivation came about from information given by former Trump fixer Michael Cohen.
Then added, “We will continue that investigation and at this point in time there’s nothing more that I can say other than the fact this they have used every legal attempt to block and deny us information and to witnesses.”
Plus she stated, “In response to our motion to compel, they raised a number of defenses, including certain immunities but they were all denied by the federal court judge and our motion to compel was successful.”
Last month, the president’s second son Eric testified to James’ office. That reportedly regarding a question if the Trump family’s real estate empire falsely reported property values in so they could get loans and/or tax benefits.
He is now executive vice president of the Trump Organization. Eric and his older brother Don. Jr. said to be guiding the family business while their father serves as Commander-in-Chief.
This probe is being conducted along with a parallel one led by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Who is presently in the process of probing Pres. Trump and co. for potential tax fraud.
Regardless of what Trump says or shows, he must be feeling the pressure.
For weeks now Donald Trump has referred to Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his son, Hunter as “corrupt.” During a recent rally, Trump referred to the Biden family as a “criminal enterprise” and an “organized crime family.”
Trump has made these allegations while Biden has never faced any charges and any allegations against his son are just that allegations created by Trump and his allies.
Throughout the years, Trump has been accused of a long, long list of wrongdoings by prosecutors and accusers. Let’s take a look at some of the “corrupt” and “criminal” things Trump has been accused of.
The United States Justice Department filed a suit against Trump, his father, and Trump Management in 1973. The government contended that Trump Management refused to rent to Black Americans. The paperwork for the case stated that Trump’s refused to rent to certain individuals “because of race and color.” The case was settled in 1975 when the Trumps entered into a consent decree to settle the litigation.
Back in 1991, a federal judge found that Trump, a group of his associates and a union official were guilty of having “conspired to avoid paying pension and welfare-fund contributions” by hiring nonunion Polish immigrants to demolish a building located on East 57th Street. The building was demolished to make room for Trump Tower.
The New York attorney general filed a suit against Trump in 2013. In the lawsuit, it alleged that Trump had defrauded more than 5,000 people out of $40 million through the Trump University.
In 2014, a judge ruled that Trump was liable for operating a for-profit school without having the proper licensing.
So far, twenty women have come forward throughout the years to accuse Trump of unwanted advances or sexual assault. The accusations go all the way back to the 1970s.
Despite being caught on a hot mic saying “grab them by the pussy” and “I just start kissing them” Trump denies all of the allegations.
Right now, Trump is in the middle of a lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll a columnist, who alleges that Trump raped her in the dressing room of a department store in the 1990s.
Carroll is fighting to get Trump’s DNA so it can be tested against semen left on the dress that she was wearing that day.
The New York State attorney general’s office is currently investigating Trump after Michael Cohen, his former personal attorney, testified before Congress that “Trump’s annual financial statements inflated the values of Trump’s assets to obtain favorable terms for loans and insurance coverage, while also deflating the value of other assets to reduce real estate taxes.”
Just last month, Trump’s son Eric was questioned under oath as part of the ongoing investigation into illegal activities by the Trump Organization.
Back in 1998, Trump agreed to pay a $750,000 civil penalty to settle an antitrust lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission. The lawsuit alleged that in 1986, Trump made two stock purchases that violated the notification procedures that are required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.
Since moving into the Oval Office ten of Trump’s associates and have been charged or convicted of various crimes.
Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty during a jury trial of bank and tax fraud related to his work with Ukraine. He was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison.
Needless to say, James won’t have any problems finding things to take against Trump.