The campaign finance felonies that Trump directed indicate that prosecutors and Mueller may also have evidence of money laundering and bank fraud.
Frank Figliuzzi said on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports:
We’re seeing an evolution of the defense strategy which has gone from, I didn’t do it to I might have done it but it’s not illegal to the next step being, I did it, and it might be illegal, but I’m the sitting president, and you can’t touch me. The problem with evidence that you directed a felony is that you’re involved in other crimes. People who say, this is just about giving money to women to be quiet don’t understand the gravity of directing money through money laundering, through bank fraud, through wire fraud and then campaign finance violations and possibly using the Trump Organization as a slush fund to support the campaign. At some point, he can no longer say, I didn’t get it because Mueller or the southern district of New York may likely have evidence that shows him directing the money laundering, directing the bank fraud, the establishment of fictitious corporations. At that point, he can no longer claim ignorance.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) December 10, 2018
Trump could be indicted as soon as he leaves office
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) discussed the possibility that Trump could be indicted and face jail time as soon as he leaves office, “There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office the Justice Department may indict him, that he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time. We have been discussing the issue of pardons that the president may offer to people or dangle in front of people. The bigger pardon question may come down the road as the next president has to determine whether to pardon Donald Trump.”
The prospect of Trump ending up in prison is very real. Trump has been connected to multiple felonies, not by media reports, but by federal prosecutors. People who say that this is just about paying off women have it totally wrong. The problem wasn’t the money itself, but the illegal criminal activity designed to hide the payments so that they would not hurt Trump during the presidential election.
Donald Trump has committed a litany of crimes, and he can’t resign from office, because if he does, without a pardon, his next stop is prison.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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