For decades, there have been rumors that Donald Trump may have allowed the Trump Organization and real estate properties he owns to serve as vehicles for money laundering.
In September, noted investigative journalist Craig Unger published a book entitled House of Trump, House of Putin, and his exhaustive look at the Trump empire has led him to conclude that Trump did indeed wash millions of dollars in dirty money over the decades. Unger recently told Vox:
“All of this began as a money-laundering operation with the Russian mafia. It’s well known that Trump likes doing business with gangsters, in part because they pay top dollar and loan money when traditional banks won’t, so it was a win-win for both sides.”
Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said this week he agrees with Unger, and if his party takes control of the House in the midterm election, he plans to prove the president is indeed guilty of money laundering:
“I think among the most important business that hasn’t been done at all, an investigation that hasn’t been done at all is the issue of were the Russians laundering money through the Trump Organization? Is that leverage that the Russians may have over the president of the United States? I think it’s negligent not to answer that question and be able to tell the American people yes it’s true or no it isn’t. But if that is the explanation for that otherwise inexplicable conduct in Helsinki in which he sides with Putin over his own intelligence agencies, we need to know about it to protect the country. So I would hope on the Intel committee we can restore credibility with our intelligence agencies and comity within the committee, and I would also hope we would do a credible nonpartisan investigation of those things that could be a threat to the country.”
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is also looking into charges of money laundering, bank fraud, wire fraud, and other criminal conspiracies as part of the Russia investigation. And that’s very bad news for Donald Trump, because if it’s proven that he’s laundered money from the Russian mafia and/or the Russian government, that alone is reason to impeach him.
So if you want to see Trump brought low, be sure and vote. It’s the one power we have over this traitorous criminal in the Oval Office and the best way we can help bring his illegitimate presidency to an end.