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    The Daily Kos gave us another example of Trump's corruption this morning:

    It’s been almost a year since Donald Trump got voted out of office, but that doesn’t mean he and his minions can’t still make headlines … for the worst reasons. Newly released emails indicate that when Trump ordered three associates from his private club Mar-a-Lago to reorganize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 2017, those associates also tried to persuade the VA to sell veterans’ medical records—for profit.

    Selling patient's information, naturally, is a violation of HIPPA.

    The team was formed on Jan. 11, 2017, because Trump believed “veterans were treated badly.” Of course the best way to treat them is to profit off them, right? According to an email released by U.S. lawmakers Monday, the team consisted of Marvel executive Isaac Perlmutter, Washington, D.C.-based lawyer Marc Sherman, and Dr. Bruce Moskowitz, a West Palm Beach, Florida, physician.

    Moskowitz apparently told David Shulkin, then-secretary of the VA, that talks had taken place with Johnson & Johnson, CVS, and Apple about a potential deal. According to the released emails, Shulkin was open to the plan. Whether or not veterans were asked for consent or signed any contract to sell medical data is not indicated in the documents released.

    However, the emails do indicate that the trio wasn’t the only group of Trump minions involved. An email dated March 31, 2017 indicates that Trump’s daughter Ivanka introduced Perlmutter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky to explore the proposal.

    While the emails do not indicate whether Trump himself knew of the plan to sell veterans’ patient data, both his daughter and his son-in-law Jared Kushner were involved, according to the emails. An email from Kushner did suggest that Trump was “excited” to meet Perlmutter to discuss his plans for the VA.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/9/28/2054876/-Emails-find-Trump-trio-planned-to-sell-veteran-patient-data-for-hundreds-of-millions-of-revenues?detail=emaildkre

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    It was a curious time for Sonny Perdue to close a real estate deal.

    In February 2017, weeks after President Donald Trump selected him to be agriculture secretary, Perdue’s company bought a small grain plant in South Carolina from one of the biggest agricultural corporations in America.

    An examination of public records by The Washington Post has found that the agricultural company, Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM), sold the land at a small fraction of its estimated value just as it stood to benefit from a friendly secretary of agriculture.

    Danny Brown, the former president of AGrowStar, confirmed negotiations began in late 2015. But Brown said ADM wanted $4 million for the plant — 16 times what Perdue’s company ultimately paid for it.

    The timing of the sale just as Perdue was about to become the most powerful man in U.S. agriculture raises legal and ethics concerns, from the narrow question of whether the secretary followed federal financial disclosure requirements to whether the transaction could have been an attempt to influence an incoming government official, in violation of bribery statutes, ethics lawyers say.

    Six years earlier, ADM had paid more than $5.5 million for the same land, a figure that closely matches assessments by independent experts contacted by The Post, who analyzed the value based on state records and drone footage of the property.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/interactive/2021/sonny-perdue-adm-land-deal/

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    In 2012, Trump told lenders that his property at 40 Wall Street was worth $527 million. A few months later, he told tax authorities that the 70 story building was worth $16.7 million.

    Other Trump properties show similar wide variations. Although the differences are not necessarily illegal, they can be if they were deliberately false.

    Since the Trump organization is the holding company for 500 corporations, solving the mess out could take a very long time. If the prosecutors are finally able to come to conclusion, Trump could eventually follow in the footsteps of Al Capone, who went to prison for tax evasion,

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-organization-investigation-property-values-vance-james/2021/11/19/78c15850-4706-11ec-95dc-5f2a96e00fa3_story.html

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    Don't worry about that; likely we will never see Trump in jail. The "wheels" of justice move awful slow as shown in a lot of cases, by that time we'll have another Capone type running the country. The GOP has plenty of "brain dead" candidates lined up. Lots of other "crooks" around, so that will keep the courts "humming" as well Rittenhouse types "judges" will help . Yes, be proud of this country it will fill lots of history books for sure.
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    In 2012, Trump told lenders that his property at 40 Wall Street was worth $527 million. A few months later, he told tax authorities that the 70 story building was worth $16.7 million.

    Other Trump properties show similar wide variations. Although the differences are not necessarily illegal, they can be if they were deliberately false.

    Since the Trump organization is the holding company for 500 corporations, solving the mess out could take a very long time. If the prosecutors are finally able to come to conclusion, Trump could eventually follow in the footsteps of Al Capone, who went to prison for tax evasion,

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-organization-investigation-property-values-vance-james/2021/11/19/78c15850-4706-11ec-95dc-5f2a96e00fa3_story.html

    If Trump or his associates are found guilty of appraisal fraud, he (or they) could face up to 25 years in prison.

    https://vozwire.com/trump-could-according-to-ny-penal-law-187-25-get-up-to-25-years-for-appraisal-fraud/


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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    In 2012, Trump told lenders that his property at 40 Wall Street was worth $527 million. A few months later, he told tax authorities that the 70 story building was worth $16.7 million.

    Other Trump properties show similar wide variations. Although the differences are not necessarily illegal, they can be if they were deliberately false.

    Since the Trump organization is the holding company for 500 corporations, solving the mess out could take a very long time. If the prosecutors are finally able to come to conclusion, Trump could eventually follow in the footsteps of Al Capone, who went to prison for tax evasion,

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-organization-investigation-property-values-vance-james/2021/11/19/78c15850-4706-11ec-95dc-5f2a96e00fa3_story.html

    If Trump or his associates are found guilty of appraisal fraud, he (or they) could face up to 25 years in prison.

    https://vozwire.com/trump-could-according-to-ny-penal-law-187-25-get-up-to-25-years-for-appraisal-fraud/

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    Keep on dreaming; the wheels of justice here turn awfully slow. Enough proof of that lately. Is Bannon already in jail? don't let me laugh. Trump will not release the "documents the Dem's want and is now stuck in the appeals court. The Dem's are an bunch of "sissy's" who have no guts. Biden still lives in the "60's". So how are they ever going to "grab" Trump? The country is going to loose; not Trump, he'll make sure the "dough" keeps running in his direction, the GOP members keep sending him money all the time.When was the last time Trump spent "one" day in court? Teflon "Donny" they call him, not for nothing.
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    Trump has had legal troubles his entire career, starting with the case involving his discrimination against black people in 1973.

    https://www.npr.org/2016/09/29/495955920/donald-trump-plagued-by-decades-old-housing-discrimination-case

    Since then, he has been involved in between 3500 and 4000 lawsuits, including 60 cases that were filed in the first three weeks of his presidency.

    https://www.nickiswift.com/254813/heres-how-many-lawsuits-donald-trump-faced-during-his-presidency/

    He paid a bunch of money related to Trump University and his charity, but he faces increasing peril for two lawsuits in New York, another in Georgia, and allegations arising out of January 6.

    Which of those cases will to the most damage is anyone's guess, but Bramhall (of the Daily News) has an idea:

    Bill Bramhall's editorial cartoon for Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, as New York Attorney General Letitia James seeks to subpoena former President Trump in his ongoing fraud investigation.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/resizer/QjjZF5PyXgdXoQYGcPpnVvPeSxQ=/1400x0/top/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/tronc/RSYC3RYOJZA3RLC4YZ6BTXLNIM.jpg

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    Don't worry; his "bully party" will win again in 2022 and 2024. Forget any "lawsuits" he's used to it. Tucker Carlson is now an favorite on Russian TV so is Trump. Don't forget the "cult", they will protect both of them until death . Amen
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    Former President Donald Trump will soon have “to surrender himself to be booked” on charges of criminal racketeering under New York state law, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston said during an interview on MSNBC on Saturday.

    “I anticipate they’re going to bring a racketeering charge against Trump,” Johnston told MSNBC host Yasmin Vossoughian before adding that an indictment against the former president is now certain as a result of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s ongoing investigation into whether Trump’s company misled lenders or tax authorities about the value of its properties.

    https://dailyboulder.com/trump-is-about-to-be-booked-on-criminal-racketeering-charges-in-new-york-investigative-reporter/

    In 1985 and 1986, Rudy Giuliani took on the 5 New York crime families - and beat them. They were convicted of extortion, racketeering, and murder.

    Trump has often been considered to be a mob boss, so it would be fitting if the criminal racketeering charge was the one that finally get him some prison time.

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    Sorry, I have to laugh. Trump did "racketeering" his whole life as well all his "buddies". So nothing new; he has become an "expert" on how to "evade" our "weak" laws. In the end he will may be pay an "fine" which will not hurt him, because he "steals" it right back from the "donations" given from his "cult". No pain at all and he just continues his "money game practices" forever. He's called "teflon Don" not for nothing. If you did not know yet that this country is an "paradise" for "crooks" and "lawyers"; as well lots of "judges" are part of the never ending "game"here. Even Argentine and Brazil are jealous of us. Just follow the "money"!