Earlier this week, we learned that some of the banks Donald Trump and the Trump Organization did business with over the years have turned over thousands of documents related to possible links between Trump and Russian figures such as oligarchs and government officials to House Finance and Intelligence committees.
The banks identified — Bank of America, Citigroup, and JPMorgan Chase — are all key to ongoing investigations by numerous congressional committees, but they aren’t the most important financial institution that has helped finance Trump and his real estate empire.
The Big Kahuna, so to speak, when it comes to Trump and banking, is Deutsche Bank, which has reportedly loaned Trump some $2 billion, even after he had stiffed them and refused to pay back some of the money they loaned him years before.
But while the congressional committees may not have gotten anything from Deutsche Bank, the Wall Street Journal reports that New York Attorney General Letitia James hit the jackpot in regard to the German banking giant:
“The New York attorney general’s subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bancorp are part of a civil investigation, which could yield fines or other civil actions if the office alleges illegality. The Deutsche Bank documents relate to three mortgages the bank extended to Mr. Trump’s business, as well as proposed financing that didn’t go through, people familiar with the New York investigation said. CNN reported earlier this year that Deutsche Bank had begun providing financial records to the New York attorney general.”
That’s very bad news for Donald Trump for a couple of reasons:
- The president cannot intimidate or fire the New York AG.
- If Trump, the Trump Organization, or any of the Trump family are indicted in the state of New York, the president can’t pardon them.
- U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who has shown he’s glad to protect Trump from any investigations or charges, also has no jurisdiction over Ms. James, who answers only to the people of New York.
Additionally, AG James has made it clear from the moment she took office that no one is above the law, no matter their name or position. Just last month, she swatted down the president when he began whining on Twitter that he was being targeted:
As the elected AG of NY, I have a sworn duty to protect & uphold state law. My office will follow the facts of any case, wherever they lead.
Make no mistake: No one is above the law, not even the President.
P.S. My name is Letitia James. (You can call me Tish.) https://t.co/GXkZ2QVWqE
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) July 1, 2019
The Mueller investigation is concluded and Republicans in the Senate will probably never agree to convict Trump if the House impeaches him. But Letitia James can bring the entire kit and caboodle crashing down when it comes to the president. If she wants, she can destroy the Trump Organization, Donald Trump, and his entire lawless family.
Karma is coming for Donald Trump, and it’s name is Letitia James.