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There’s a Word for What Trumpism Is Becoming – The Atlantic

By David Frum, July 13, 2021

About the author: David Frum is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy(2020). In 2001 and 2002, he was a speechwriter for President George W. Bush.

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“I became worse.” That’s how double impeachment changed him, Donald Trump told a conservative audience in Dallas last weekend, without a trace of a smile.

This was not Trump the insult comic talking. This was the deepest Trump self. And this one time, he told the truth.

Something has changed for Trump and his movement since January 2021. You can measure the difference by looking back at the deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. Trump made three statements about those events over four days. He was visibly reluctant to speak negatively of the far-right groups. He praised “fine people on both sides” and spread the blame for “this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides.”

Trump’s evasions triggered a national uproar. As Joe Biden complained in an essay for The Atlantic at the time:

Today we have an American president who has publicly proclaimed a moral equivalency between neo-Nazis and Klansmen and those who would oppose their venom and hate.

–Joe Biden

Source: There’s a Word for What Trumpism Is Becoming – The Atlantic

Trump Organization Is Charged in 15-Year Tax Scheme – The New York Times

By Ben ProtessWilliam K. Rashbaum and Jonah E. Bromwich, July 1, 2021Updated 3:46 p.m. ET

Allen Weisselberg, center, surrendered Thursday morning at the Lower Manhattan building that houses the criminal courts and the district attorney’s office.Credit…Jefferson Siegel for The New York Times

The Trump Organization, the real estate business that catapulted Donald J. Trump to tabloid fame, television riches and ultimately the White House, was charged Thursday with running a 15-year scheme to help executives avoid paying taxes by compensating them off the books.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office, which has been conducting the investigation, also accused a top executive, Allen H. Weisselberg, of dodging taxes on $1.7 million in perks that should have been reported as income.

Mr. Weisselberg, Mr. Trump’s long-serving and trusted chief financial officer, faced grand larceny, tax fraud and other charges.

Editor’s Note: Stay tuned for more on this.. more indictments.. trials…

Source: Trump Organization Is Charged in 15-Year Tax Scheme – The New York Times

Report: Trump’s Inner Circle Is Terrified the Feds Are Coming for Them Next | Vanity Fair

To be fair, they probably should be.

By Bess Levin, May 3, 2021

President Donald Trump at the White House on December 7, 2020.by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

If you haven’t been keeping up with the legal affairs of Donald Trump of late, what you should know is that the guy is very likely f–ked.

With the ex-president facing no fewer than 29 lawsuits and three criminal investigations, his tax returns are currently in the hands of Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., whose team is also working to flip the Trump Organization employee who knows where all the bodies are buried and has both (1) cooperated with prosecutors in the past and (2) made some rather interesting comments about the company’s legal dealings.

At the same time Rudy Giuliani had his home and office raided by the feds last week, a turn of events that former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara has said is very, very bad news for the NYC mayor turned Trump lawyer/cautionary tale.

All of which reportedly has the rest of the 45th president’s inner circle extremely concerned about their own legal exposure.

Source: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/05/trump-inner-circle-raid-fears

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

#TrumpImpeachment #CNN #NewsTrump’s impeachment trial begins with stunning riot video 312,624 views •Feb 9, 2021

The video that proves (believe your eyes and ears)

Trump incited a riot of insurrection, and deserves impeachment, and never again hold any public office.

Warning: Graphic content, riot at Capitol