Anyone surprised with this?
Freed from working FOR President Donald Trump?
The FBI and Justice Department IS looking into Trump campaign illegalities they may have been forbidden to deal with on Bill Barr’s watch….
A former senior aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul was indicted this month for allegedly funneling $25,000 from a wealthy, unnamed Russian to former President Trump’s reelection efforts.
The big picture: The Justice Department alleges that Jesse Benton, 43, the husband of Paul’s niece and a veteran Republican staffer, orchestrated a scheme to conceal the illegal foreign donation with another GOP operative, Doug Wead.
The details: The indictment, unsealed on Monday, outlines allegations of a convoluted money trail from the unnamed Russian national through a consulting firm run by Benton and to a Trump joint fundraising committee.
- The Russian national was determined to underwrite a Trump fundraising event in order to get a photo with the former president, according to communications between Benton and Weed cited in the indictment.
- The indictment alleges that Benton received $100,000 from the Russian national and passed on $25,000 to the joint fundraising committee, allegedly pocketing the remaining $75,000.
- Wead and Benton each face six criminal charges, including conspiracy and abetting illegal foreign political contributions.
And there is also this.coming Donald Trump’s way from the Manhattan DA’s on going grand jury criminal investigations….
In the hearing, which marked the first court appearance for Weisselberg, 74, since his July arrest in an alleged 15-year tax fraud scheme, a judge tentatively scheduled the trial to begin next summer. The Trump Organization is also indicted as an entity and could face monetary sanctions and other consequences that could cripple or seriously harm the Trump family’s business….
In July 2019, the Supreme Court found that Trump was not protected as president from state court proceedings, clearing the way for the district attorney to enforce a grand jury subpoena seeking the records. It was not until February that the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. received the tax returns and related exhibits, following more legal wrangling by Trump attorneys….