Manhattan District Attorney Compiling Evidence Of Extensive Tax Fraud By The Trump Organization

Prosecutors working for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. have met with President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, on matters related to the payment of hush money to women who allegedly had affairs with Trump and the falsification of records at the Trump Organization, according to NBC News:

“The former personal attorney for President Donald Trump has entered into an agreement with New York City prosecutors to provide information about the president’s business operation, a source familiar with the situation told NBC News.

“The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is investigating the possibility that the Trump Organization falsified business records, the source said.”

Two former federal prosecutors noted that it’s clear to them Vance’s office is looking to indict Trump on charges of tax fraud.

Joyce Vance, who served as U.S. Attorney for Alabama, noted:

“If they were able to make some sort of a tax charge here … we could be looking at a lengthy violation for a felony. It’s certainly not a misdemeanor.

“The felony crime is a serious one, it carries a lot of collateral consequences. But most significantly is the threat there is jail time involved, and any amount of jail time in the state system in New York would be very unpleasant for the president of the United States.”

Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman was even more specific when it came to discussing exactly that investigators in Manhattan are preparing to do as it relates to Trump and the Trump Organization:

“I think we have a continuous theme here that pervades all of and it’s simply that all roads lead to Donald Trump’s tax returns. To make this a serious crime and a serious felony falsifying business records is usually associated with falsifying numbers so that they falsify in turn the tax returns.”

What Akerman said next should terrify Trump and anyone associated with the Trump Organization:

“So in this particular case it could very well be that they are looking at the false state tax returns that have been filed by the Trump Organization, filed by Donald Trump, and there could be all kinds of people who could have criminal liability here. If it’s just Donald Trump, obviously, the problem there is indicting a sitting president, although the Manhattan DA’s office is not under the same stricture as the Department of Justice. They could indict a sitting president. Secondly, there are lots of people around Donald Trump who could be indicted for aiding and abetting and assisting in this.”

Keep in mind these would be state charges. Trump cannot use Attorney General William Barr to short-circuit state investigations, and there is nothing in case law that says a sitting president cannot be indicted by a state authority. Also, Trump cannot pardon anyone in New York or another other state on charges brought by state of local authorities. He has no way out of being indicted in New York. None whatsoever.

Why has Trump so steadfastly refused to let anyone see his taxes? Because he knows they prove his many crimes.

10 thoughts on “Manhattan District Attorney Compiling Evidence Of Extensive Tax Fraud By The Trump Organization

  1. I wholeheartedly support any entity that has the power to indict, convict and imprison Donald Trump. He is obviously a traitor and a criminal, and the fact that he has the Senate, under the shameful “leadership” of Mitch McConnell, protecting him from the overdue process of impeachment, is an egregious abortion of the system of checks and balances upon which the United States has operated since it was founded. Although the State of New York cannot indict him for the treasonous acts by which he has weakened our long-standing alliances and emboldened our most dangerous enemies, it can, by arresting and convicting him on other charges, cause the undermining of our democratic system to come to an end. Please, New York, proceed with haste.

      • Pls. Put this scumm bag in jail he thinks he cant do wat ever he wants n treat people like shit let him feel how it is to feel in 3 walls n steel bars n see wat kind of a man he is in jail. I bet he is a pussy big fat pussy. Pls. Do it New York I’m from there n he needs a wake up call.

  2. Delayed, long overdue justice is still justice and will be most satisfying when we thought there may be none. Even slippery, slimy escape artist have to pay up eventually. So long Donny, it’s not been real.

  3. Real estate developers seem to think that when it comes to their tax returns none of it is actually a statement but everything is just an opinion. They are only too willing to amend the returns. Trump, however, will go down with the Trump flagship. It can’t come too soon either.

    • Al Capone got away with all his crimes and never went to prison…that is, until he was imprisoned for tax evasion. Looks like it will be the same for Trump and his cronies.

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