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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)

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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

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