Donald Trump Suffers More Legal Blows Thursday and Friday!
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it’s determined the Treasury Department was obligated to turn over the former president’s tax returns -- and his critics’ rejoiced. Former Secretary of the Treasury could be charged with both obstruction of justice and obstruction of Congress. But that’s not all the new legal misery Donald Trump will face!
As each day passes, former, disgraced twice impeached President Trump’s legal exposure increases, and his political influence diminishes.
The Justice Department’s office of legal counsel released an opinion Friday that found the House Ways and Means Committee had a legislative purpose in seeking Trump’s income tax returns they subpoenaed in 2020. This will empower President Biden’s Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen to immediately turn over Trump tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee.
If that wasn’t enough, a few hours later, the news broke, Trump pressured his acting attorney general to declare the election results “corrupt.” Trump is now being confronted with handwritten notes compiled by then-deputy attorney general Patrick Donoghue that show the ex-president tried on Dec. 27 to press then-acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen to call the election results into question and “leave the rest up to” Trump and his congressional allies.
Friday’s revelation could force Trump to eventually have to consider a plea bargain or end up spending three years in jail.
Many legal experts, including conservative attorney George Conway, the husband of former Trump advisor and 2016 campaign manager Kelly Anne Conway, think that this is a clear violation of 18 U.S.C. § 610, which details actions that constitute illegal coercion political activity.
The law literally reads…
“It shall be unlawful for any person to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, any employee of the Federal Government... to engage in, or not to engage in, any political activity, including, but not limited to, voting or refusing to vote for any candidate or measure in any election, making or refusing to make any political contribution, or working or refusing to work on behalf of any candidate.”
George Conway on Twitter argues that this technology would have made it a crime for Trump…
“Merely to have ordered the acting attorney general to march down Pennsylvania Avenue with a ‘Trump 2020’ flag,”
Conway believes, however, what Trump did was much more serious.
The law also clearly reads that anyone found guilty of this offense…
“Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
Conman Trump has looked as if he was made of Teflon the past five years, much like the New York City gangster John Gotti appeared in the 1970s.
Yet in the last few days, he’s been embarrassed by…
- A devastating loss by the Congressional candidate he chose to win in a Texas special election primary.
- A Federal Court has affirmed that a case accusing him and his three oldest children alleging a Ponzi scheme can move forward.
- The D.O.J. has made his Jan. 6 Stop the Steal Rally not protected by executive privilege and opened him up to billions in compensatory and punitive damages.
- The D.O.J. has cleared the way for his tax returns to be turned over to his congressional enemies.
- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and as many as 17 other Republican Senators ignored his demand NOT to pass the $1.1 Trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. His reaction was to threaten them with primary challenges in 2022.
- The indictment by the Manhatten DA or Ivanka and Eric Trump.
- The indictment of Rudy Giuliani by the Southern District of New York.
- Melania Trump filing for divorce.
- The release of long-buried tapes from the Apprentice program showing Donald Trump’s use of racist remarks.
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