The government wolves ARE circling Donald Trump and company ….
(Not just in New York either)
Trump doesn’t own their boss….
And he has been more upfront about not giving a shit about the rules..Or law….
Could his world come crashing down taking others with him?
It’s the latest and biggest in a growing number of signs that the former president’s legal jeopardy is very real. Just last week, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced that her investigation of the Trump Organization was now criminal in nature, not just a civil matter. James signaled that her team is working with Vance’s. Trump is also the subject of a criminal investigation in Fulton County, Ga., of his meddling in the vote-tabulation process in that state, and multiple federal cases have implicated him in potential wrongdoing, too.
Were Trump to face charges stemming from any of these inquiries, it would be a first in American history. But that’s not because all of his predecessors were necessarily innocent; it’s because there is very real and legitimate tension between holding powerful people accountable — even the (formerly) most powerful person in the world — and the idea that a functioning democracy doesn’t involve legal retribution against one’s political foes once they’re out of power….
At the same time, there is no question that Trump has thumbed his nose at the rules of politics and at legal constraints more than any other recent president.
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III detailed five instances in which Trump’s actions may well have satisfied the conditions of obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation, while saying he couldn’t accuse Trump of crimes because of long-standing Justice Department policy against charging a sitting president.
Trump’s own Justice Department also implicated him in a proven crime involving hush money paid late in the 2016 campaign to women who said they had affairs with Trump.
Trump’s tax schemes from before his presidency have also come under a microscope, with the New York Times saying they included “instances of outright fraud.” Such schemes appear in many or most cases to have taken place outside the statute of limitations, but Trump’s taxes continue to be a focus of prosecutors….