Rule Change Will Greatly Help Democrats Investigate Trump’s Crimes

A change to House rules will greatly help Democratic investigations of President Trump and his administration, according to a new report from The Hill.

The change allows staff of House committees to conduct interviews of witnesses under oath without any members of Congress present. This frees up the time of legislators to do other work while their staff depose the many witnesses in their investigations. read more

Trump Crime Family Admits They Hired Illegal Immigrants For Years

Donald Trump’s businesses, run by his children, have employed undocumented immigrants for years. After numerous media reports about these immigrants being mistreated and then fired, the president’s son Eric yesterday announced a new company policy to deal with the problem.  He said that the Trump Organization now plans to institute the federal E-Verify program in every one of its golf clubs, hotels and resorts. read more

Giuliani Admitted Collusion in Doomed Attempt to Protect Trump

The past week has not been easy for supporters of Donald Trump, especially those who believe he is innocent of conspiring with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.

On Thursday BuzzFeed News published allegations that he instructed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower real estate project in Moscow. And even though Bob Mueller’s office has attacked the accuracy of BuzzFeed’s reporting, the news site is standing by it, saying it is accurate. And as the truth comes out after Mueller’s final report is issued, and Cohen testifies before Congress on February 7, we may find out that the BuzzFeed story was indeed true. read more

USA Today Gives Evidence Of Illegal Trump Collusion With Russia

President Donald Trump engaged in campaign violations and colluded with Russia, committing both crimes “in plain sight” according to an op-ed published in USA Today.

Ethics watchdogs Fred Wertheimer and Norm Eisen wrote the op-ed, pointing out Trump’s obvious crimes. One, of course, occurred when Trump’s longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, implicated the president in a conspiracy when he pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws. read more

Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Rips Trump in Washington Post Op-ed

George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, is continuing his attacks on President Donald Trump, which apparently has caused some marital friction.

In addition to trashing dubious legal claims by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani on Twitter Friday, Conway also lambasted the president in a Washington Post editorial that he co-wrote with former U.S Solicitor General Neal Katyal and former Republican FEC Chairman Trevor Potter. read more

Two Top Lawyers Say It’s Time For Trump To Resign

Two top lawyers say it is now time for President Donald Trump to negotiate a plea deal and resign from office in order to minimize his legal liability.

Both former U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal and former chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter reached the same conclusion yesterday after more evidence was disclosed making clear that Donald Trump was guilty of committing at least one felony — and probably several more. read more

New York Will Investigate and Prosecute Trump, His Family and His Business

The newly-elected Attorney General for the State of New York has some big plans. And they involve the President of the United States, his children, and his business.

After being elected on November 6, Letitia James promised she would begin large-scale investigations of “President Donald Trump, his family and anyone in his circle who may have violated the law.” She said the investigations and prosecutions of Trump criminal conduct would be a top priority when she starts her new job next month. read more

Civil Tax Penalties Could Bankrupt Trump and His Family

The bombshell investigative report about Trump family tax fraud published yesterday by the New York Times could bankrupt President Donald Trump and his family.

Even though the statutes of limitations may have expired for criminal tax fraud (because the events took place so long ago) that would not be the case for the imposition of civil tax penalties. Which would mean Trump and his family may be on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars. It is not far-fetched to think that this could possibly wipe out his entire net worth and bankrupt him. read more

Fox Guest Says All Americans Are At Risk of Being Targeted by Mueller

Attorney Alan Dershowitz argued on Monday that all Americans are at risk of being targeted by special counsel Robert Mueller. In so doing he accomplished two of the biggest goals of right-wing media:

  1. He undermined the credibility of law enforcement officials, such as the FBI and the Department of Justice, and
  2. He furthered the idea that there is a conspiracy being run to harm Donald Trump and his associates, who have done nothing wrong.

During an interview with Dershowitz on Fox & Friends, host Brian Kilmeade said that President Donald Trump is being targeted and attacked unfairly, as shown by the many investigations into his campaign, into his business dealings, and into his charitable foundation. read more

New York Prosecutors Can Go After Trump Now If Mueller Won’t

There are two big unanswered questions concerning yesterday’s Michael Cohen plea deal:

  1. Is Cohen a cooperating witness who has “flipped” on Trump and will be working with prosecutors to bring down the president?
  2. Since Trump has not been indicted as a co-conspirator, when might that change and when might the president actually be indicted?

It appears that the answer to #1 is “yes” which leaves as the real mystery the second question.

Most of the mainstream media commentators who are talking about this right now seem to be of the opinion that Trump will not be indicted either by Mueller or by the team of Justice Department prosecutors in the Southern District of New York (where Cohen pleaded guilty). And they may be right, because there is very little precedent to go on concerning presidential indictments, and Justice Department guidelines seem to prohibit it. read more

Roger Stone Admits He Is Mentioned in Indictments and This May Prove Trump Crimes

One thing that was accomplished with Rod Rosenstein’s announcement of 12 new indictments against Russians on Friday was to provide proof once again that Roger Stone has a long history of lying.

To go through all of the many provable instances of Stone’s lying would take too much time, but there are a few key examples that show Stone has been lying from the beginning about his personal involvement in the hacking of Hillary Clinton and DNC emails and about his relationship with the Russian government. read more