Rachel Maddow sent the entire Trump family reeling on Wednesday as she pointed out that the president and his children are clearly being targeted by investigators for their crimes.
The MSNBC host pointed out that basically everybody involved in the illegal payment scheme during the 2016 election has either been sentenced to prison (Michael Cohen) or entered into a cooperation deal with investigators (AMI and Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg).
That leaves four people who haven’t been granted immunity and are likely being targeted by prosecutors who are using the information they’ve been able to gain from these cooperating witnesses.
“They happen to be four people who were employed as top executives at the Trump Organization who all have the same last name,” Maddow said as MSNBC plastered the screen with a picture of the president and his children.
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Who all is implicated in this illegal payment scheme? Well, Michael Cohen, they’ve got Michael Cohen now. He’s going to prison for it. They’ve effectively named the president as his conspirator, but maybe the president himself can’t be indicted while he’s president. Well, now we know as of today they’ve told the media company that committed this crime with them that the media company is off the hook in exchange for their cooperation. Well, is there anybody else potentially in trouble for this felony given what prosecutors have now made public about the nature of this crime and what they know about it. Yeah! Yeah, as it turns out, yeah there is someone else potentially in trouble here. And they don’t have a non-prosecution agreement and they don’t have immunity, because that’s the president’s company, and specifically the decision-makers inside his company, who would’ve had the authority in that company to help pull something like this off at the time that it happened during the campaign. And there appear to be five people who fit that bill. One of whom is the Trump organization‘s chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg. He has also reportedly been granted immunity by prosecutors in exchange for his assistance in this matter. And then the other four people who were inside the Trump organization at the time this felony was committed who apparently would’ve had the authority within the company to make something like this happen. They happen to be four people who were employed as top executives at the Trump organization who all have the same last name.
The house of cards is about to come crashing down on the Trump family
Today’s sentencing of Michael Cohen should have been a red flag for the Trump family. So, too, should the news that AMI turned on the president and has been cooperating with investigators regarding the same illegal payment scheme that implicated the president.
At the end of the day, it appears that investigators have clear targets in mind as they continue to flip witnesses involve in this crime: Donald Trump and his children.
The Trump crime family is about to come crashing down.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.