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Donald Trump and his family fleeced America: Why aren’t they being held accountable? | Salon.com

By Dean Obeidallah, Published December 31, 2021 6:00AM (EST)

Donald Trump (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston is not giving up on exposing how Donald Trump and his family fleeced America while he was in the White House.

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To that end, the bestselling author is back with a meticulously researched new book, “The Big Cheat: How Donald Trump Fleeced America and Enriched Himself and His Family.”

I recently spoke to Johnston about his new book for “Salon Talks” and one thing is clear: His enthusiasm to see Trump held accountable has not waned just because the Trump presidency is over.

In “The Big Cheat,” he uncovers details on Trump’s scams that began with his inaugural committee and ran straight through his “Stop the Steal” fundraising grift.

In between, Johnston notes a range of corruption by Trump, such as stopping in front of his Washington hotel during the inaugural parade in 2017 to send a clear message: “If you want something from the Trump administration, you will first pay tribute to Donald.” As Johnston writes, spending money at Trump’s hotel was one way to do just that.

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Source: Donald Trump and his family fleeced America: Why aren’t they being held accountable? | Salon.com

How Trump tried to pressure Georgia officials to overturn the 2020 election | CNN

By Marshall Cohen, Jason Morris and Christopher Hickey, CNN
Illustration by Will Mullery, CNN Published August 5, 2021

Illustration by Will Mullery, CNN

Washington (CNN) – Prosecutors in Georgia are still investigating whether former President Donald Trump broke any laws when he tried to overturn his 2020 defeat in the hotly contested state.

The probe ramped up earlier this year, with a grand jury convening in Atlanta. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has said the criminal investigation includes potential “solicitation of election fraud, the making of false statements to state and local governmental bodies, conspiracy, racketeering, violation of oath of office and any involvement in violence or threats related to the election’s administration.”

Months after the election, new information is still coming to light about Trump’s potentially unlawful effort to overturn the results.

Recent reports indicate that he considered installing a loyalist as acting attorney general at the Justice Department — someone who agreed with Trump’s false claims about voter fraud and was prepared to pressure election officials in Georgia to overturn the results.

Source: How Trump tried to pressure Georgia officials to overturn the 2020 election

The Country Is on the Cusp of a New Era – The Atlantic

America is inching closer to a possibility it has never seen before: the indictment and trial of a former president.

May 19, 2021, Kimberly Wehle, Professor of law at the University of Baltimore

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Yesterday evening, New York State’s attorney general, Letitia James, announced, “We have informed the Trump Organization that … We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity.”

According to The New York Times, James will be sending two of her office’s prosecutors to join the team of Cyrus Vance Jr., the Manhattan DA.

With this news, Donald Trump, those around him, and the country as a whole inch closer to the prospect that a former president could face criminal charges, and possibly even prison time. The country has not been through anything like this before.

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Source: The Country Is on the Cusp of a New Era – The Atlantic

Could Trump Be Convicted Of Criminal Charges? : Fresh Air : NPR

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‘New Yorker’ writer Jane Mayer talks about the criminal investigation into whether Donald Trump engaged in tax, banking and/or insurance fraud. If convicted, he could be sentenced to prison.

“The thing that’s most complicated about this case and makes it really hard is that in order for this to be a criminal act, they have to prove that there was criminal intent — that Trump intended to break the law and knew what the law was,” Mayer says.

Source: Could Trump Be Convicted Of Criminal Charges? : Fresh Air : NPR