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Fresh "Trump Organization" from Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:31 min | 17 hrs ago

Fresh "Trump Organization" from Bloomberg Businessweek

"And Sweden joining the alliance and I continue to be confident that both countries will soon be NATO allies Antony Blinken was joined by the Finnish prime minister in Washington to announce the United States support for both Finland and Sweden joining NATO He praised both countries saying they're committed to NATO's philosophy that an attack on one is an attack on all The Johnny Depp Amber Heard trial is now in the hands of the jury Lawyers for the former celebrity couple presented their closing arguments Friday in the defamation case against herd Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50 million after he said her claims of domestic abuse caused harm to his career I'm Brian shook A federal judge's tossing a lawsuit filed by lawyers for former president Donald Trump that tried to stop New York states ongoing civil probe Liz Warner reports federal judge Brenda sands ruled the AG's investigation into Trump organization business dealings may continue and this ruling comes a day after a state appeals court upheld subpoenas compelling the former president and his kids to submit to questioning attorney general James immediately responded to the judge's decision and she noted in a statement that time and time again the courts have made clear that Donald J Trump's baseless legal challenges can not stop our lawful investigation into his and the Trump organization's financial dealings Liz Warner reporting this Memorial Day weekend is expected to be the busiest for travel since the pandemic hit despite gas prices being historically high over 39 million people plan to drive to their destinations That's up almost 5% from last year a South Carolina mother who went missing with her three children was found safe but there seems to be more to the story Rebecca Hughes explains Lauren's county detention record showed the upstate mother who authorities searched for Wednesday after she and her kids were reported missing is now in jail Leslie Heather burns and her three children ages 5 months to four years were found late Wednesday in record show burns booked into the detention center that night The detention center website lists her charges as three counts of unlawfully placing children at risk no other information is available at this time I'm Rebecca Hughes There's a new scam targeting people with tax debt the Michigan department of treasury says the scam starts with a letter regarding an overdue tax bill The letter threatens action like the seizure of property financial accounts and wages if the debt isn't paid Treasury officials remind residents that the official Michigan treasury letterhead has the name of the governor and treasurer on it and outlines the rights of the taxpayer I'm Brian shook Now this Bloomberg sports update the Yankees are down 33 and 13 on the season in 16 and 6 on the road after a.

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Trump loses appeal, must testify in New York civil probe

AP News Radio

00:59 min | 2 d ago

Trump loses appeal, must testify in New York civil probe

"A state appeals court has ruled former president Donald Trump must answer questions under oath in New York State's civil investigation into his business practices I'm Ben Thomas with details The four judge panel upheld a lower court ruling enforcing subpoenas for Trump and his two eldest children to give testimony in New York attorney general letitia James probe The former president's lawyers had argued that ordering the trumps to testify violated their constitutional rights because their answers could be used in a parallel criminal investigation The Manhattan district attorney's office has charged the Trump organization and its longtime financial chief Alan weisselberg with tax fraud alleging he collected more than $1.7 million in off the books compensation Weisselberg and the company have pleaded not guilty The ruling could mean a tough decision for Trump whether to answer questions or stay silent citing his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination I'm Ben Thomas

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Did Hillary Try to Rig the 2016 Election?

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

00:57 sec | 4 d ago

Did Hillary Try to Rig the 2016 Election?

"Did Hillary Clinton try to rig the 2016 election? Well, it looks like that may very well be the case. Right before the election, Hillary tweeted this out, this could be the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow. Computer scientists have uncovered a covert server. Linking the Trump organization, not the Trump campaign, but the Trump organization, the way Russian based bank. So this was Hillary, essentially attaching an article that claimed that there was this connection between the Trump organization and a Russian bank. Now, as it turns out, there was no such connection. As it turns out, that this connection was concocted was concocted and fabricated by who, by a top democratic attorney, a guy named

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Trump Organization completes $375 million sale of D.C. hotel

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 2 weeks ago

Trump Organization completes $375 million sale of D.C. hotel

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'Significant' evidence suggests Trump Organization misstated asset values for more than a decade, NY AG says

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 2 months ago

'Significant' evidence suggests Trump Organization misstated asset values for more than a decade, NY AG says

"After a civil investigation into his business practices uncovered evidence that he may have misstated the values of assets like golf courses in skyscrapers on financial statements for more than a decade trump had appealed the lower court's subpoena in papers filed late Monday Attorney General Leticia James's office said it had every right to question trump as it seeks to determine whether the mis represented value shown to lenders taxing authorities and other business interests constituted fraud and if so who committed that fraud the AG is also seeking to uphold a ruling forcing trump's two eldest children I Baca and Donald junior to testify Julie

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Why a Donald Trump NYC Indictment Just Got Less Likely

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:20 min | 2 months ago

Why a Donald Trump NYC Indictment Just Got Less Likely

"Has been desperately hoping that they can somehow get the Manhattan district attorney. To criminally indict Donald Trump. Now, the motive for this couldn't be more clear. It's not even quite so much that we want to, that they want to find lock Trump up, although they would love to do that because he to them represents the kind of acme of villainy. So they would love to see him behind bars, but their real goal. Their sort of proximate objective is to prevent Trump from running again. If Trump is under criminal indictment, he'd have to defend himself. There would be a cloud over Trump, PB dealing with this nonstop and the chances of him being able to mount an effective campaign in 2024 would be would certainly be reduced. If he could at all. And but the plans of the left have gotten a kind of setback because the Manhattan district attorney, a guy named Alvin Bragg. Reviewed the evidence produced by this whole team of prosecutors, a team headed by a guy named Mark pomerantz and another guy named Carrie Dunn. And he looked at it and he goes, eh, that's not enough here. And I think in particular, they can't get witnesses to testify against Trump. They've been desperately trying to get people within the Trump organization to sort of spill the beans or sort of rat Trump out or somehow point the finger of blame at Trump, but Trump inspires so much professional loyalty within his organization that they have sort of struck out again and again and again. And so nevertheless, the prosecutor is pomerantz and done a begged bragged go ahead. And they said that quote, this is something that has to be not just done but done now. And in fact, kind of amusingly pomerantz goes with it as time passes the case kind of begins to weaken and the chances of being able to bring it off go down. So it's almost like they're saying they have a window of opportunity. We've got to move and brags like no, there's no there there. That's not enough to make an indictment, and of course there are huge implications to indicting a former president.

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How John Durham Connects Michael Sussmann and Rodney Joffe to Spy on Trump

Mark Levin

01:51 min | 3 months ago

How John Durham Connects Michael Sussmann and Rodney Joffe to Spy on Trump

"Obtaining and on the record waiver for sussman of any conflict of interest with the lawyer With limit sussman's ability to later challenge any conviction whether following a plea agreement or a jury verdict The court will likely grant that motion to ensure both at any waiver of the conflict is knowing and volunteering to ensure sussman can not later attempt to overturn any conviction based on the conflicts with his lawyer It is what followed in the next 12 pages however and not the mundane minutiae of this motion That proved explosive In explaining the potential conflicts of interest sussman's Latham and Watkins attorneys possibly had norm explained much more they get Trump plot To explain the potential conflicts dorm began with the charge Noting as factual background quote unquote That sussman while serving his counsel to the Clinton campaign met with FBI general counsel baker at FBI headquarters and provided baker quote purported date and white papers That allegedly demonstrated a covert communications channel between the Trump organization and a Russian based bank that alpha bank The motion then reiterated the indictment allegations at beginning an approximately July 2016 Joffe that's this Internet guy Worked with sussman the opposition research firm fusion GPS And numerous cyber research as I'm quoting now and employees at multiple Internet companies to assemble the purported data and white papers in connection with these efforts Continued the motion joffe exploited his access to non public and or proprietary Internet data

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New York AG says Trump's company misled banks, tax officials

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 4 months ago

New York AG says Trump's company misled banks, tax officials

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Trump, Ivanka, Don Jr subpoenaed by NY attorney general

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 5 months ago

Trump, Ivanka, Don Jr subpoenaed by NY attorney general

"Donald Donald Trump Trump and and his his two two oldest oldest children children are are now now facing facing subpoenas subpoenas as as part part of of an an ongoing ongoing civil civil probe probe into into the the family's family's business business practices practices New New York York Attorney Attorney General General it it too too should should James James has has issued issued subpoenas subpoenas to to the the ex ex president's president's son son Donald Donald junior junior and and the the daughter daughter Ivanka Ivanka James's James's office office says says it it wants wants testimony testimony and and documents documents in in connection connection with with an an investigation investigation into into whether whether the the trump trump organization organization misled misled banks banks were were tax tax officials officials by by inflating inflating the the value value of of assets assets the the trumps trumps are are expected expected to to try try and and quash quash the the subpoenas subpoenas which which would would set set up up a a legal legal fight fight like like the the one one last last year year after after James James saw saw testimony testimony from from Eric Eric trump trump that that ended ended with with the the judge judge forcing forcing him him to to speak speak with with James James as as investigators investigators Sager Sager made made Donnie Donnie Washington Washington

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Trump sues NY attorney general, seeking to end civil probe

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 5 months ago

Trump sues NY attorney general, seeking to end civil probe

"Former former president president Donald Donald Trump Trump has has sued sued New New York York Attorney Attorney General General seeking seeking to to end end her her several several investigation investigation into into his his business business practices practices the the lawsuit lawsuit was was filed filed two two weeks weeks after after New New York York Attorney Attorney General General it it to to James James requested requested that that former former president president trump trump sit sit for for a a deposition deposition next next month month trump trump alleges alleges the the democratic democratic AG's AG's investigation investigation has has violated violated his his constitutional constitutional rights rights he he wants wants a a permanent permanent injunction injunction barring barring James James from from investigating investigating him him the the Attorney Attorney General General has has spent spent more more than than two two years years looking looking at at whether whether trump's trump's company company the the trump trump organization organization misled misled banks banks or or tax tax officials officials about about the the value value of of assets assets inflating inflating them them to to gain gain favorable favorable loan loan terms terms or or minimizing minimizing them them to to reap reap savings savings in in taxes taxes I'm I'm Shelley Shelley Adler Adler

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NY attorney general seeks Trump's testimony in civil probe

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 6 months ago

NY attorney general seeks Trump's testimony in civil probe

"New new York's York's Attorney Attorney General General wants wants Donald Donald Trump Trump to to testify testify in in the the civil civil probe probe of of these these business business practices practices Letitia Letitia James James is is looking looking into into whether whether the the trump trump organization organization misled misled banks banks or or tax tax officials officials about about the the value value of of the the ex-president's ex-president's assets assets a a person person familiar familiar with with the the matter matter says says our our office office is is now now asked asked that that trump trump appear appear for for a a deposition deposition next next month month that that could could eventually eventually lead lead to to issuing issuing a a subpoena subpoena if if he he refuses refuses the the Manhattan Manhattan district district attorney's attorney's office office is is conducting conducting a a criminal criminal probe probe of of trump's trump's business business dealings dealings separate separate from from the the one one led led by by James James who who two two days days suspended suspended her her campaign campaign for for New New York York governor governor saying saying she she will will instead instead seek seek another another term term as as Attorney Attorney General General Sager Sager mag mag ani ani Washington Washington

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 Reports: Trump selling DC hotel to investment firm for $375M

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 6 months ago

Reports: Trump selling DC hotel to investment firm for $375M

"The trump organization is selling its ritzy hotel near the White House it's been a big money loser for the trump family now the trump organization will sell the rights to the glitzy two hundred sixty three room trump international hotel to a Miami investment group for three hundred seventy five million dollars C. GI merchant group plans to re branded as a Waldorf Astoria that's according to the Wall Street journal in The New York Times ethics experts urged president trump to sell the hotel before he took office but he refused the hotel soon became a magnet for the powerful and power seeking I'm

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2nd grand jury empaneled into Trump investigation, sources say

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 7 months ago

2nd grand jury empaneled into Trump investigation, sources say

"A new grand jury has been convened in New York City in the ongoing investigation into Donald trump's business dealings a person with knowledge of the case this is a new panels been convened as the previous grand jury's term was about to expire there was no comment from the Manhattan district attorney's office which is considering seeking additional indictments in the case which already has led to tax fraud charges against the trump organization a long time CFO Alan Weisberg state investigators are also looking into whether the trump organization misled banks or tax officials about the value of company assets inflating the numbers for a better loan rates or shrinking them for tax savings Donald Trump has not been charged with any wrongdoing newly elected Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg will be taking over the case from the retiring site recipients junior I'm

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Youngkin Beats McAuliffe in Virginia Poll as Education Fight Defines Campaign

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:07 min | 7 months ago

Youngkin Beats McAuliffe in Virginia Poll as Education Fight Defines Campaign

"Here, the Virginia governor's race is quickly tightening. The Virginia governor's race is statistically tied in a new poll actually shows that Terry mcauliffe is losing and the Republican challenger is winning. These polls can be all over the place, but we've been keeping our eye in the Virginia governor's race, and we just did a massive event in Virginia. We had 3000 people show up in loudon county, Virginia, new poll alert, according to the university of Mary Washington, now Connor, that's not some right wing. Institution, right? That's not as if it was, you know, let's say Donald Trump organization doing the poll or whatever, right? Okay. So it says that young kin is leading in the polls with 48%, mcauliffe 43%. What is the RealClearPolitics average? Now show. That's always very interesting to look at. But the number one issue the number one issue as to why all of a sudden, the Virginia governor's race has been flipped upside down is schools. New polling shows that parents of K through 12 children. That means suburban women, and fathers, in Virginia, 56% of them want a Republican governor I can't imagine that this is not a recipe for victory for the Republican. Virginia has become a blue state Virginia has become a place that Republicans used to dominate and because of the growth of the kingdom of Washington D.C. in Northern Virginia in loudoun county and fairfax county in particular, these races have just been so frustrating and seemingly untouchable. But because of the new rise of the mom and dad showing up to school board meetings, we are now seeing a backlash and response politically that is profound and that it's

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Democrat DAs Continue to Harass President Trump and His Family Business

Mark Levin

01:30 min | 7 months ago

Democrat DAs Continue to Harass President Trump and His Family Business

"Trump organization already under indictment faces new criminal inquiry Former president Trump's family business already under indictment in Manhattan which is an outrage Absolute outrage And we can thank the United States Supreme Court for this by the way It's facing criminal investigation by another prosecutor's office that has been to examine financial dealings at a golf course the company owns according to people with knowledge of the matter She have these elected Democrat dies The Supreme Court opened the door to this and so this poor man and his businesses are being harassed left and right Here is a man that comes in off as a multi billionaire with God knows how many properties that he has built and improved and other people he's made relatively wealthy in the thousands and thousands of people who he is employed And then you have somebody like Barack Obama who comes in office leaves office he and his lovely wife Michelle become worth hundreds of millions of dollars selling their fame Al Gore worth over a $150 million selling his fame That is their brand Same of the clintons They come in off as with nothing these people Nothing And are worth hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars afterwards and nobody cares Donald Trump comes in office with multi-billions and he

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Special Counsel John Durham Issues Subpoenas to Law Firm Tied to Clinton, DNC

Mark Levin

01:46 min | 8 months ago

Special Counsel John Durham Issues Subpoenas to Law Firm Tied to Clinton, DNC

"Merit dorm John dorm the special counsel He's issued new subpoenas in the probe of the FBI Russia investigation And he's targeting Clinton campaign law firm This is good news It's kind of weird to take all this time and now he seems to be energized but we'll take what we can get This is from national view Brittany Bernstein special counsel John dorm the attorney tap for the Trump administration to audit the Russia investigation as reportedly handed down a new set of subpoenas including to a law firm with ties to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign The grand jury subpoenas now let's just slow down there The law firm is this Perkins cooey And I hope they take a very good look at this guy Mark Elias Who's this svengali in my view behind so much of this Now the grand race of penis for documents were issued earlier this month according to CNN after dorm charge Clinton campaign lawyer Michael sussman for allegedly knowingly making a false statement of the FBI Investigators from the special counsel's office are seeking additional documents from sussman's former law firm Perkins coy That's the firm An indication that door may be looking to add to sussman's charges or to bring cases against other defendants Dormus reportedly investigating with assessment lied to the FBI regarding who if anyone he was representing when he told the bureau about communications between the Trump organization and Kremlin connected Russia bank alphabet Now we know that he was a he was a Clinton Attorney And this was all done intentionally to try to see as much as possible

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The Trump Organization Is Back in Court to Fight Tax Fraud Charges in New York

NPR's Business Story of the Day

00:52 sec | 8 months ago

The Trump Organization Is Back in Court to Fight Tax Fraud Charges in New York

"Trump's longtime business partner. Alan weisselberg is back in court. Today he served as the trump corporation's chief financial officer and he is accused of fifteen year scheme to defraud taxpayers journalist. Andrea bernstein is covering the case for npr news. and she's online good morning joining. I guess you'd better remind us because there have been so many investigations of trump. Which of the various investigations is this. So this is the criminal indictment. That was unsealed back in july. And what's significant about this case is that despite thousands of civil lawsuits for donald trump or his business and to impeachment trials for the former president. This is the first time. The trump corporation has been charged with a crime. The same goes for alan weisselberg that she financial officer who's worked with the trump family for nearly half a century which is the entire span of donald trump's business career.

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Clinton-Linked Lawyer Charged for Lying in Trump-Russia Origins Probe

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:39 min | 9 months ago

Clinton-Linked Lawyer Charged for Lying in Trump-Russia Origins Probe

"John durham expected to indict clinton linked attorney involved in russia. Probe this is. Sussman may have lied to top. Fbi lawyer james baker in a meeting on september nineteenth two thousand sixteen in that meeting sussman attempted to tie the trump organization to a russian bank. Alfa bank saying that they were using a secret server to communicate michael sussman. The fbi later dismissed those allegations so did muller and they were totally bogus. How did sussman lie. Durum has discovered discrepancies between susman's congressional testimony and his september two thousand sixteen interview with baker during their discussion. Baker claimed sussman told them he wasn't working on the alpha-bank project for any specific client. This directly contradicted his two thousand seventeen sworn testimony before congress in which he said he was working for an unnamed cybersecurity expert also perkins koi internal billing records which durham has shows that sussman build the hours he spent an alphabetic probe to the hillary clinton two thousand campaign. So here's the take away. The facts seem to show that sussman was intentionally provoking the russian probe on behalf of the former presidential candidate hillary clinton and then lied to obscure it. This was five years ago. Everybody half a decade ago. She want to know what the big takeaway is here. Nothing we've known about this for four years.

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Michael Sussmann Provided False Statements to FBI While Working for Democrats

Mark Levin

01:08 min | 9 months ago

Michael Sussmann Provided False Statements to FBI While Working for Democrats

"This is from the hill. But it's in a wide variety of news reports. A federal grand jury indicted attorney Michael Sussman on a charge of lying to the FBI during the 2016 campaign. Making the second prosecution brought by John Dorm, the special counsel tapped by former President Trump to investigate the FBI's probe into Russia interference. He was tapped by former President Trump. The guy is a civil servant. He's been a federal prosecutor for decades. The indictment alleges. It's assessment, an attorney at the firm's Perkins Coe, and I want to get into that in a minute. With ties to the Democratic Party. Misrepresentative, who he was working for 20 presented evidence to the FBI in 2016 of a link between the Trump Organization in the Russian financial company. Alpha Bank. Now let's stop there. He was planning lies with the FBI. On behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC. That's why he sought to cover up his footprints. As to who he was actually working with.

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"trump organization" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

The Brookings Cafeteria

07:14 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

"You get more leverage more lending but then minimizing the amounts when it comes to tech so you have to pay lower taxes so again. it's that same allegation in a slightly different setting of two sets of books being kept and that can be devastating if charged and proved in front of jury. The larger point here is when it comes to falsification of business records when it comes to allegations of tax fraud when it comes to allegations of keeping two sets of books all of these themes that we see in the existing first indictment of leisler g- and the trump or also fit the pattern of other issues that we know are being investigated and the question is have the prosecutors built a basic structure set categories and now are they gonna add onto that structure. Maybe even to charge trump himself. Well i wanna follow up on that particular issue in just a moment. But i wanna follow up on you mentioned falsification of business records. You mentioned tax fraud. Those are some of the potentially relevant criminal statutes that you and your co-authors detail in the report so specific laws at the trump organization where its personnel that may be charged with breaking one of those potentially relevant criminal. Statutes has to do with enterprise corruption. So you've talked about a lot of the potential facts these different events but what is enterprise corruption. I'm really interested in that issue. There are a number of legal tools that the united states and the individual states including new york enacted in order to get at crimes that are not one offs but instead that are part of a broader scheme it has basically three dimensions. Let's say in the trump investigation two of which are exhibited in the existing indictment and the third is the one. You're asking about enterprise corruption and we write about all three the report. The most basic version is called conspiracy. That means agreement to do illegal app. So as opposed to a single illegal act than by single person in a conspiracy. You have multiple people agreeing to do an illegal act and then taking some steps to execute it. That's allows you to charge conspiracy. It's charged in the existing indictment the second step in broadening out further is a scheme to defraud. And that is where you often have multiple illegal. Acts that are being undertaken and we write about that often by multiple people and then the third in the most extreme form even broader than the i do is where you have a company that is so or another joint venture. That is so ridden with conspiracies and schemes. To defraud that the whole enterprise all company becomes corrupt. That is what is known as enterprise corruption. It's the concept that really evolved in fighting against organized crime. By the way you can have parts of an enterprise that become corrupt and other parts that are legit name represents the broadest degree of corruption that you have in these kinds of investigations and as we explained in the report. Prosecutors would have grounds to investigate whether enterprise corruption may have occurred in the case of the trump organization that rubric for the various trump businesses. Or not we don't know if prosecutors will go there we know that the first two steps on this scale of broader scope of crime have been alleged that's conspiracy that's second count in the existing indictment and scheme to defraud. That's the first count in the existing indictment so we'll see if there are additional charges brought in if they take the additional step of alleging enterprise corruption or not well again for listeners. I think that's one of the reasons why this report is so interesting and important. Because you and your co-authors detail what it needs to have a charge in the enterprise corruption field. You go through the facts of the case to really educate people who want to know more about what's happening with the situation in me mentioned a few minutes ago the possibility that donald trump himself mike get charged. So when i ask you how do leaders of business that's under investigation may be charged with violating a statute. How does a leader him herself become coming liable for things that their company or their subordinates have done we talk about this a lot in our report and in order to hold the leader of a business responsible for the activity of the business so for example in order to hold donald trump responsible for alleged misconduct that has done on the trump. Or you do need to show criminal intent that is prosecutors would have to show that. Trump was aware of the misconduct participated in the misconduct and did so with the intent to take those actions if trump was not aware or if he were aware and the prosecutors didn't have the proof and we explain that this is a particularly challenging case because the prosecutors best friend email donald trump is not an email user so far weisselberg has not agreed to cooperate against donald trump. That's another way that you're able to show this kind of content. Even prosecutors believe that he was aware. That's not enough. Got to have sufficient evidence to show intent to show the wrongful state of mind bad acts by the leader of the business and to be able to prove that beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury. That's the phase that we're in now. It's no secret. The prosecutors are looking very hard that mr trump has his own attorney has been vocal out there and we'll just have to see where the prosecution goes with this. So one question people are asking now because it's been in. The news has to do with the statements that donald trump himself has made over the years about his business in about his knowledge of things in that business for example in march. Two thousand sixteen. He said i know more about taxes and any human being that god ever created and he said similar things since then many of the allegations or potential allegations involve tax issues so clearly the former president couldn't say he didn't know about the tax issues or the tax laws so could save that help the prosecution's.

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"trump organization" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

The Brookings Cafeteria

11:34 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

"Important factor underscore for listeners that this report is both prosecutorial roadmap but also a fence roadmap and also. I think it's important to note that neither you nor any of the three co authors are parties in any way to any current or future lawsuits involved with the trump organization. Is that right. that's right. We've all had our encounters with the former president and those around him in litigation in the past but at the present time none of the co-authors are parties to litigation against trump or the trump organization. So let's look at the report now and you go through three major at least by my count. Three major sets of facts that could form the basis of future indictments and as you just mentioned one of them already has the charges against cfo. Alan weisselberg the first involves hush money allegations paid to two women who were alleged to have had affairs with donald trump leading up to the twenty six election and then payments to them then and thereafter. Why could those indictments again become the basis for coming on dighton. I thought we'd moved path that particular set of concerns in the legal sense. Another back in you and your authors are suggesting that those could be the basis of new charges. Well the hush money allegations were the origin of the new york investigation. We know that because the da had two years of litigation against trump and the trump organization to get their financial records principally from their outside. Accountants may czars broad sweeping said subpoenas. That were litigated up. To the united states to bring court twice. I were the subpoenas were upheld and principles were established and then the courts applied those rules. Trump appealed again and first time there was full argument and opinion second time. The supreme court declined to take it up and may ours. Honored the subpoenas. The reason that those hush money allegations are still at issue is because they involve a very serious set of allegations about maintaining fraudulent books and records on a emphasize that these are just allegations. But it's within the applicable statute of limitations in new york for felony falsification of business records violations only under investigation. No finding has been made but it's very telling when you look at the first set of charges that came down all of the things we're going to talk about the three basic categories you advocate. The foundation has been laid for these kinds of offenses. And now it's clear from the public record. What prosecutors are saying. They're gonna see. There are allegations of falsification of records in this. Not the hush money falsification other forms of falsification in this indictment and the question is going to be whether they build on that by the twelfth thirteenth fourteenth and fifteen counts in the indictments are for falsifying business records. So as we read that the hush money allegations are also. We know they're under investigation. We know that they may make out the crime in new york of falsifying business records. The reason that they might be charged as because there's strong evidence that when the hush money was repaid by donald trump the trump organization book that in its books and records as legal expenses instead of what they actually were so. We'll see if this scaffolding of falsifying business records this structure this margaret that has been laid down if that is expanded to include the treatment of the hush money payments. That's the first big category. But you know a lot of clues suggest that is still getting a very hard look and in my view. It should makes out a very serious set of allegations as we explained in detail in the report. Well so it's a much different set of facts but it strikes me as being somewhat similar. Which is the indictment against mr weisselberg. It's not in my understanding illegal for an employee of a company to be compensated in the ways that perhaps he was compensated tuition for his grandchildren apartment. But it's the way that those elements of compensation were recorded or not recorded by the business. Is that the case right now. Against mr weisselberg exactly as you analyze the case against weisselberg and the trump organization because all of these for felony counts for falsifying business records target both that trump businesses and weisselberg. If you look at that you say well the prosecutors have made clear in the indictment that they're looking at the trump organ weisselberg falsification of business records. They've made clear publicly that they're also looking at the hush money payments which involves falsification of business records so these tax issues about concealing things in the books in records for tax fraud purposes could also apply to the hush money misconduct. And we'll see. They're additional charges on that front or not. Well third major area that you covered in the report has to do with tax fraud issues. Which has to do with consulting fees and the way the trump organization booked consulting fees including as relates to vodka trump. Can you talk about what you detail in the report in that area. Sure you're right in. That's the third of the three basic areas that for potential expansion of this. I guess the. I is the hush money. The second is a misrepresentations to loan officers than insurance brokers and representatives basically insurance and bank fraud and the third is tax fraud and again. these are all allegations. We don't know if they're gonna be charged or not. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Even when they're charged so they're entitled to that presumption how much more so before being charged. That's part of the reason that we spent so much time in this report addressing defenses. That might be available in this tax area. There are a series of issues consulting fees conservation knees men's handling of debt so called debt parking that could provide additional tax fraud charges against weisselberg the trump org and even trump himself now. Let's take the consulting fees that you raised. As an example there has been a lot of public reporting that suggests that apparently tax deductible consulting fees that appear on the trump organizations tax returns presumably with the approval of mr weisselberg about trump himself. We need to know what their personal knowledge was. That still an open question that prosecutors are looking at turns out that these consulting fee payments may have gone to members of the trump family said as the president's daughter. Ivanka trump and the question is whether like the benefits that are at issue in the first indictment question is are there going to be other charges where they say hey this was a tax fraud and somehow tax evasion occurred that might occur with consulting fees if like many of the weisselberg charges instead of something being booked as income on which both the company and the recipient are required to pay taxes. It's somehow hidden or concealed. And there's a negative techs impact for the state. I wanna hasten to add that. Ivanka has denied any impropriety. And said there was no negative tax impact of the state as a result of the consulting fees that she collected so it might amount to something and might not and there's two sides to each of these questions and we marshal the evidence in the report on both sides including people who deny that associated with the trump organization who when confronted with this tax line item of consulting fees said what consulting fees. No consulting fees were paid. So they're legitimate questions about web and there may be good answers. Were there two sets of books that really hits when you come to things like the conservation. -spense where it appears that there are such different valuations that are being applied one set of being evaluation on these conservation. Easement trump god in new york and in california one set that where very high valuation applied for tax-deductibility purposes and then lower valuations where that benefits trump elsewhere so raises the question where there two sets of books again strong general denials by trump world. And we'll just have to see where prosecutors go with sure so. Let me move on to another major setbacks that you and your co-authors detail in the report and those relate to how the trump organization allegedly misrepresents property values to lenders journalists business partners and so on. So what's going on. Is there potential coming liability with that kind of action. One of the most important parts of the indictment can be found in paragraph nineteen where the state alleges that the trump organization internally tracked and treated tax fraud items as a part of authorized annual compensation in one set of books but at the corporate defendants falsified other compensation records so the disputed payments were not reflected in gross income in other words that there were two sets of books and as we detail in the report they're very substantial allegations that were similar treatments of trump properties for a bank and insurance purposes. Where you wanna magnify the value of properties in order to and again these are just allegations based on the public reporting will see it. No charges have been filed based these. We'll see if they are but where the allegation is that. The trump organization and trump personally is magnifying the value of these assets for insurance purposes dim bank purposes. So you get more insurance coverage.

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"trump organization" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

The Brookings Cafeteria

09:25 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

"I'm tony a senior fellow at the center for sustainable development here with a sustainable development spotlight a regular segment highlight work from the center. President biden came into office than ambitious agenda the stop the economic hemorrhaging caused by cope nineteen and then transformed the very structure of the economy as it recovers making it more fair. Equitable and sustainable has the nation news. Forward despite having carried the vote in only ten percent of rural counties overall and fifteen percent of rural counties that our economic distress. He's publicly made it a priority to ensure that rural america is part of this transformation and economic rebirth so as large-scale relief legislation has passed and wars proposed. Natalie geiss marin. I took a look at how well he's making good on. That promise for stuff was the one point nine. Trillion dollar american rescue plan passed by congress in march. Twenty twenty one. The legislation focuses primarily on providing relief from the worst ravages of covered nineteen but some of its provisions will represent significant opportunities for replaces a key provision is the three hundred fifty billion dollars in state and local government. Relief which is sending money to nearly every corner of the country of the sixty five point. One billion dollars set aside for counties about twenty three percent. We'll go to non metropolitan in rural counties her also billions for strengthening local food systems expanding broadband promoting economic development in expanding small business credit which may also find their way to rural places. So how can the administration maximize the impact of these. We propose the three point plan. I make sure the rules governing these resources take rural into account and reduce barriers like match requirements and eligibility rules disadvantage distressed rural places. This is key to the administration's equity agenda given that over. Fifty percent of rural black residents and forty five percent of rural native residents live in distressed counties compared to just eighteen percent of rural whites second ensure strategic follow the funding in the american rescue. Plans just to start intentional. Investments through other legislation organized through a national rural strategy will be important to improving term success and third improve transparency having high quality rural data including the ability to follow these federal dollars right down to the specific rural communities. They're meant to benefit will be fundamental to better understanding what works and what is achieving success. The administration's now underway working with congress to build out specifics of the bipartisan infrastructure framework. And it's also has additional proposals that it might consider through a budget. Reconciliation process one proposal. In particular a five-billion-dollar rural partnership program is envisioned to help rural regions including tribal nations. Build on their unique assets and realize their vision for inclusive community economic development. This propose programs signals a real change in approach and recognizes. That federal policy must shift in order to unlock a whole potential of rural america. It's important because it hints at making investments in the software that makes a community run staffing training strong and healthy local nonprofits in other institutions in connections among different leaders in groups of people. We can work together locally to shape strategies and successfully carry them out. It's also an opportunity to make to other fundamental changes to federal policy. One rethink how we measure success rather than simply count. The number of jobs created or dollars out the door. This is a chance to invest in data that measures how well federal investments are improving. The overall quality of life in rural communities make long-term substantial and flexible investments that result in lasting community impact rather than giving discreet injections to put it in water. Here or fix up housing over there. Peru partnership program promises of block of strategic investment that can give communities real on ramp to strengthen and sustain themselves over time the director of the domestic policy council susan rice recently suggested that the road to prosperity runs through rural america. We agree the bein. Administration has taken an important first step through the american rescue plan to get that started. It needs to make sure those resources effectively meet rural communities where they're at and then follow through proposals like the rural partnership program karol. America is to avoid the inadequate recovery experienced after two thousand as we emerge from the kobe. Nineteen you can find. More from tony. Pippa and natalie guys mar on the proposed rural partnership program on our website. And now. here's my interview with norm. Eisen on the new report about. New york's trump investigation norm. Welcome back to the brookings cafeteria. Podcast fred thanks for having me back. It's always interesting when i'm with you. Because it means that something big is going on in my world. Yes i looked at the history of this. And the last time i talked to on this podcast was december twenty sixteen and that was about a report that you and brookings scholar vanessa williamson wrote about the ethics of the soon to be trump administration. So just before. He was inaugurated president. Now here we are a few months after the end of the trump presidency and were again talking about a lot of issues related to trump and his organization. So yeah it's always exciting to talk to you norm we mark the milestones together and knee certainly have encountered one recently right. And so we're here today to talk about a new report that you co authored as i mentioned in the introduction with three other folks and that is about your investigation into the trump organization and since you publish that big news event happened in other news. Events might happen before we hear this. Can you catch listeners. Up on the latest developments and the charges related to the trump organization. And its personnel. Of course the new york. Da joined by the new york state attorney. General brought criminal charges against the trump organization. A number of businesses and the former president's closest financial advisor is cfo. Alan weisselberg in connection with alleged wide ranging tax fraud scheme total of fifteen charges brought in this very sweeping indictment. So that gets us into the report because you cover that particular then possibility in the report again. This report was published at the end of june so before the charges were filed norm. Can you talk about what this report is. And why you and your co authors wrote it. Of course we're very proud that are prognostication. Based on analysis the charges were coming proved to be accurate. The report is entitled new york. State's trump investigation and analysis of the reported facts and applicable law. And i wrote it with three other experts collectively. We have over a century of prosecution and defense experience including with these very actors. The new york. Da and the new york ag or responsible for this first set of charges very likely not the last set of charges as we explained in the report and as united discuss today. fred. Mike co-authors are daniel perry. Who worked as both of federal and state prosecutor and defense lawyer in new york. So she's seen these kinds of cases from both sides of the table. Donayre who had senior Roles helping run the justice department and also as a us attorney in a series For republican administrations and john cudi. Who like me for the most part career defense specialists who have taken on and push back against these charges and as we'll talk about one of the things we do in the report is both lay out of prosecutorial roadmap the first few signs as you know on that road map have now been passed but also very extensive defense road map on how these cases will be defended and the very substantial counterarguments to the arguments. The prosecution is.

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"trump organization" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

02:54 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"I think are healthy as you said for the for the body politic for a state prosecutors now to be trying to go after another candidate after. He's lost you know there's a trade off and maybe maybe they do get. I think mrs clinton got away with murder in hiding her emails and destroying. I but i'm not sure that it was worth it to prosecutor wants. The american public made his decision to defeat her. And i think you could argue the same for For donald trump. It's a bad precedent and who knows You know with this precedent. If some red state prosecutors are gonna find some things to go after joe biden or kamala harris. Finally last last week we got some new jobs numbers. Employment last month was up. Eight hundred fifty thousand but also the unemployment rate ticked up by one tenth of a percentage point. So least you how do you. How do you make sense of this. Latest jobs report. Well i think one issue is that the household survey the establishment survey of employers. Don't always align and they often don't One reason in this case could be just the seasonal adjustments That have been skewed by the pandemic and another reason as there has been a big increase in part-time work And a decline in soap reported Employment and those kinds of could be gig meal gig jobs You know these differences kind of tend to rely on over time. But i wouldn't read too much into the jobs for to one way or the other. I mean what we're hearing in this case. The anecdotes may be more important than the data. And what we're hearing is that businesses everywhere are really struggling to hire workers In which is which is Driving up wages in democrats tout that that's also putting inflationary pressure also hard for businesses. I mean He will get the how much leisure leisure and hospitality workers got a basically twenty eight percent year over a pay raise Which is just stunning. The political context is interesting. So biden is taking credit for that eight hundred fifty thousand new jobs number. Here's part of what he said. None of this happened by accident. It's a direct result of the american rescue plan unquote but bill were still in this strange situation where the headline unemployment number is still about seven million lower than it was in february. Twenty twenty when kovic started to hit the us and yet the labor department's reports are showing that there are nine point three million job openings and so there seems to be a little bit of a disconnect in the labor market here yet the there is.

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"trump organization" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

05:26 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

"They should have been paying. And so think about this thing just as a different kind of case. If i owned a restaurant and i wanted to pay my waiters under the table and i just would give them cash every week and then not report that to the irs. That'd be hard to prove because there wouldn't be records of it and you even if you if you arrested me. It would be hard to know how much money i had how much taxes i hit evaded because i didn't keep records of the cash gave out under the table. This is a different case. Allegedly the trump organization kept records. They understood that they were gonna pay allen weisselberg nine hundred forty thousand dollars every year but they worked hard to convert some of that nine hundred forty thousand into non-cash non paycheck payments and then they only paid taxes on the remainder that they paid through salary so they kept records showing they understood. This was compensation and then they also hit it from the irs. So they would. They were showing that they understood. What they were doing was wrong. But yes that makes sense to keep that separate book knowing it could turn up. It doesn't make a lot of sense. That's i think what surprise the tax law prosecutors so much that most people don't keep another set of books that show you exactly the details of their tax fraud knowing the company as well as i do. I think this is a collision of two values. In which trump had choose one over the other one of those values is not keeping records trump organization and trump particularly bitter famous for not keeping records on things. But there's also a current of cheapness right and the purpose of keeping the second set of books was to make sure that when you were giving these people payments under the table. Allegedly that you weren't giving them too much that they still weren't getting more benefits that ellen westerberg was getting paid nine hundred and forty thousand dollars a year not nine hundred forty one and so you had to keep these records to make sure that in the course this tax evasion. Alan weisselberg didn't get a little more cash than he didn't. He deserved for that. We can speaking to a large grab down. Theron seem to say well everybody do this destin. Everybody grant little here and a little there and help out with college. Tuition and an apartment. So he doesn't have to drive along way. It sounded as he was completely acknowledging that what the prosecutors are charging is.

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"trump organization" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

03:41 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal this is potomac watch. Welcome back bill. I guess i agree with you that if if the result of this is all that results of this year's long investigation it looks to me also like pretty small beer but how you rate the chances that there are You know that the prosecutors here they are trying to build a broader case Whether that that involves trying to flip weisselberg it remains to be seen at seems a little unlikely to me. I mean he's worked for the trump since nineteen seventy-three so he is kind of a lifer But what do you. What do you wrote the odds of another domino here falling. And i know we've been promised a lot of domino's over the years right and they don't seem to come. We were promised that the muller report i have a slightly different take. I think this is all about pressuring mr weisselberg. You know. this guy is a seventy three year old accountant and he was marched into court with handcuffs on really is he. A threat is going to overpower the guards or something This is designed purely to intimidate and to try to to try to get more information and information that's incriminating donald trump. I don't know where that's going to go. I mean i would have thought if they had more they would have already brought it but apparently not on the the question of the political context. Though i mean the other thing to keep in mind some of the the rhetoric especially from new york attorney. General's james i think has been pretty undermining so even in her her victory speech running for the attorney general's office in twenty eighteen. She specifically called out president trump and i'll report of her quote. She says he should know that. We here in new york. And i in particular. We are not scared of you. And as the next attorney general of his home state i will be shining a bright light into every dark corner of his real estate dealings unquote and ali to my i mean. In in retrospect bring this case now i. She shouldn't have said that it's it's corrosive to the case. That's now been brought. Grammy kind of rinks of uh selective prosecution like when prosecutors inside pig the target enin search for her crime and again Goes back to why you don't want to give i the irs More documents of from individuals. It's because that just invites more fishing expeditions into political targets. But the the challenge here. Bill is that she was running for elected office. And this is always seems to me a potential danger when you have elected prosecutors and people who are in the public eye who are unpopular especially in a certain state. if it's politics it's a red state versus blue state thing but the danger of having elected prosecutors who think they can You know get votes by promising to go after certain people. Bill is one that You know it's something everybody should be aware of an and watch out for try to avoid. I think yeah kyle. You're absolutely right. Look we're talking about two democrats sivan's in latisha james who made clear that they were after trump a latisha. James campaigned on it. As you said confirmed that this was her purpose when she went in. Now let's let's be fair note. The donald trump you know talked about that with mrs. clinton and You know at the wall street journal. We kinda dinged him for that. You know like we don't you don't really go after defeated opponents right. That's kind of a banana republic thing do so it was. It was not good. When president trump was implying that wanted his attorney general to go after a hillary clinton had been defeated in. It's not good..

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"trump organization" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:27 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"I do think this you just showed just how politically motivated it is because usually the irs irs or just suburban. Do not bring these kinds of cases they settle them before they even go to tax court because it usually costs more to Costs more to mitigate the cases than they can. Actually you know actually make so. I do think that the there will probably end up being a settlement rather than i don't think this is going to be a clear victory of code tax fraud Especially on larceny larceny. Count the other issue. I raised bill related to framing this as a fringe benefit cases. The indictment alleges. If i'm if i'm reading it right that there were essentially separate books kept by the trump organization tracking this stuff. So there's a section that says will berg's authorized annual compensation was a fixed number for example from two thousand eleven through two thousand eighteen. It was nine hundred. Forty thousand dollars But then it said it says that the trump organization essentially kept track of these benefits and deducted it from that number so weisselberg received the benefits of these payments organization internally tracked and treated many of them as part of his authorized annual compensation so bill essentially what was alleged here is that they would pay him. They agreed to pay him for nine. Hundred forty thousand dollars but then for the purposes of reporting his income they would deduct all this stuff like his car and these tuition payments For his family members. And so i there's so for example there's ap story citing some tax experts former prosecutor saying that the case to them having read the indictment now look stronger than The rumors about this just as a fringe benefits case. I don't know but what you make of that bill. Yeah i'm not that impressed by that. Because i think that has to do with the word trump i'd like to know for example has The manhattan district attorney sivan's ever brought a case like this in manhattan before because I can believe that their executives up and down manhattan that have had similar issues about how they're reporting income and so forth. Look it's not a nice thing to do if they've done it willfully and with the intent of defrauding the tax authorities. But it does seem to me that you know you're disagreeing about the categorization of income or a deduct whether it's income or whether it's a business deduction and i think that that's best handled civilly you know. Find the money that he and if he's guilty find the money that they owe and hit them with that plus a fine..

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"trump organization" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

03:37 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"Wwltv's jake columnist bill mcgurn and editorial board member alicia finley on thursday new york prosecutors criminally charged the trump organization and it. Cfo alan weisselberg. An indictment with fifteen counts which include tax fraud grand larceny and falsifying business records. The indictment itself is only about twenty four pages double spaced if any listeners. Wanna take twenty minutes and go give it a skim Bill you've you've taken a look at it. What does it say. Well there fifteen counts but basically it boils down to this Two aspects one is that the trump organization and it. Cfo who is also named in the indictment disguised about One point seven million dollars in compensation employee compensation as business expenses. In other words they reported in such a way that it didn't have to be reported as income and therefore they taxes. I think they say mr westberg avoided About nine hundred thousand dollars in taxes and then the second part of the counts relates to defrauding the new york state tax authorities new york city tax authorities and the irs of the money that would have been do so basic basically. It looks a lot like a civil case. it's it's sort of unusual to bring these charges criminally But again it boils down to a big dispute over a business deductions which The the prosecutors claim is meant to be hiding income. Yeah the numbers. As i as i see them are that he avoided paying taxes about nine hundred thousand dollars in taxes while taking about one hundred thirty. Three thousand dollars in refunds. So that's about a million dollars there On the other hand that sense. I think the indictment says since two thousand five right up but alicia so the leaks in advance of this indictment discussed it as sort of a fringe benefits case Benefits provided to weisselberg as part of his employment that were not reported to tax authorities and there are two things in the indictment that i think challenge that narrative. The first is the specific nature of some of these benefits. I mean you think of a company car may be as a classic example of a fringe benefit and that's not is in the indictment Weisberg car but it also says the trump organization paid for his wife's car paid for new furniture carpeting at his house in florida paid for private school tuition of his family members. And then there's some unreported cash allegedly for him to pay personal indictments as personal holiday gratuities and so leash. I'm no lawyer but it seems to me that one of the difficulties he may have here is trying to justify those kinds of things as a employment related fringe benefits right. So i mean some of these benefits. It's not uncommon in corporate america And there's a lot of dispute about whether certain things should be considered fringe benefits tax pool. You know it's still At the big tech companies they provide meals lunch and dinner for workers and beyond the big tech companies as well. And so i. I think you're right that some of these things it's very difficult to justify a fringe benefit But.

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"trump organization" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

03:46 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Fit somebody else and serve in the fact that there are all these other executives involved given the fact that there was that detailed set of other records that david was talking about. This is not a one man game so there are all these other people. The prosecutors know that there are all these other people. The question is how can they get to from what they know to what they can prove to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt. And that's the question. Mark that i think is really difficult to answer right now. There's a name that shows up some months ago for the first time. Not a name that people who have involved the company very closely have talked about. We know that there's something called an unindicted conspiracy co-conspirator in this case. Cnn is reporting that that person or a person familiar with the investigation. Told them that. The unindicted co-conspirator jeff mccartney the trump organization longtime controller. There's a lot of information in there. Because weisselberg is the cfo controller and the cfo in most companies worked very closely together on detailed financial matters and have financial responsibility. What if anything does this reporting mean to you. Well you know the conspiracy count to me is quite interesting because you have to have an agreement in order to have a conspiracy and then you have to have an act that is furthering that conspiracy. The act itself doesn't have to be illegal. But in order to make a conspiracy have to have both that agreement and the act so you have to have voice burke agreeing with somebody to engage in the scheme to enrich himself onto enrich and so that makes a lot of sense that it would be the person who works you know basically directly below him. Who would be involved in this agreement again. The question mark is who else if anybody is involved and to me. That's this question about when you think about it. Who stands to benefit from this and to a certain extent it's any of those executives who are named weisselberg not only helping to create this situation in which he's getting all of this compensation that's hidden made as if to seem like fringe benefits there are others and so what were their. What was their involvement in this conspiracy of the conspiracy was between him and and mckearney. That's that shows that that's what the prosecutors can prove right now but if there are others involved in that conspiracy we just don't know that yet and we don't know whether you who those people might be and whether prosecutors can prove that yet or whether they're waiting for a cooperator somebody to flip in order to be able to prove that beyond a reasonable and one can never tell when and how that might happen but this is obviously the first step right you. You file charges against them. People have their come to jesus moment and decide whether they are going to participate or they are going to as donald trump always hopes stay loyal to donald trump. And not do that any sense as to how this plays out. I really don't have a sense. But i do think that the fact that this was a far stronger indictment anybody thought it would be puts increasing pressure on those individuals to cooperate. I'll tell you another thing that i think is really important about this. Which is i feel like. It undermines that narrative that we saw the defense attorneys and his family members. Come out and say this is a political witch hunt. This worked for the president in the past but the stronger the indictment the more iron clad it is. The harder is to make that stick and so there's some way in which you know there's obviously a legal battle and there's a public relations battle but winning the public relations battle or at least being in there helps a little bit with the legal battle and thus far up until this point we had either the defense attorneys basically along with trump himself able.

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"trump organization" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:20 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

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"trump organization" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

07:27 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Recommendation of the career prosecutors. We will say publicly only that we have followed the recommendations of the career prosecutors. That's fair in leona helmsley case. The new york post broke the story robert abrams. The g. said he was going to investigate and rudy. Giuliani the us attorney for the southern district of new york at the time ran to the nearest camera and investigated to move faster ultimately than the state ag. I think clear evidence of a federal crime does put some pressure on the irs doj to do something but one of the ironies here. Is that the reason this case is in this. These offices to begin with is that doj didn't want to touch them. Which stoked fears of politicization of doj which in turn spurred these two offices to get involved which in turn have raised questions about politicization of those offices if merrick garland or or some acting is now to turn around and say well. They've you know hit painter here. We've got a get involved now. Doesn't that raise the reverse politicisation question precisely at a time. When garland is trying to actively de-politicize the entity. Yeah i mean. I think you know one of the things that happened over. The course of the four years of trump's presidency is that people who really liked to just keep their head down and do their work and that's the way. They maintain that they're not being political. Stop being able to do that. They had to keep their head down through their work and think about how to maintain their own legitimacy. And so that's screwed everything up because the way that you normally like to keep your legitimacy is what you just said garland wants to do which is just do what you know is normally done. Which is i just defer. But it's almost impossible as it was robert muller to to just put your head down and do your work and not think like how do i act to counter this narrative You know that. I'm just acting as a political actor. And so you know. I think throughout the federal government that happened and you're absolutely right that by Stepping in a sivan's in some way was responding to that and also Exposing himself to that. And you know throughout that whole litigation. Over and i'm sure Who's just like a great catalog of all these things would know specifically but in all of that litigation was just like time after time was the allegations of politicization. And now you have letitia. James who campaigned on the notion of arm after trump involved in this which exposes them even further To you know what i think are if not you know. I don't think they're legitimate. Claims that this is a political prosecution but they are unfortunately somewhat credible because of what she did. And so you know. I don't know the answer about what you do under those circumstances Uncharted territory. I don't know yeah. I i have a big problem with kiss james involvement in this after her campaign promises and statements and that said i look at the output of this investigation so far and it seems to me. It's been handled in a pretty responsible fashion. Which is to say. They opened an investigation. They don't seem to have leaked a whole lot. Despite the allegations to the contrary they litigated quite effectively the access to records issue to the supreme court they won. They got some material. They built a pretty professional team and now they've issued an indictment that a seems pretty substantial. How should we understand the institutional performance of these two offices so far quinta jump in short so second what everyone has said about general james's involvement. I think that's really striking. And really unfortunate. Potentially that she hasn't recused. I will say just to to live up to the expectation that has been set for me as an encyclopedia. I was struck by how At the arraignment today kerry done who is in vance's office gave a statement to the judge saying essentially. You know we're conscious that this case has been talked about as a political prosecution. That is not what we're doing. We take this very seriously. And i was struck by that first off. Because that's a interesting thing that he felt the need to say that but also that he had he was the person who argued this case before the supreme court and had a really striking exchange with if i remember correctly justice alito. Who essentially more or less accused advances office of leaking derogatory information to the press about the president and duns response kind of amused way was essentially explaining to the justice that it's illegal for them to leak grand jury information at nevertheless. I think that they're a note about that. Did make it into justice alito descent. But i think that's a good demonstration of how rebecca as you pointed out. The office has really been sort of walking a tight rope here in trying to figure out how to pursue this case. Well not making it look political on. That's just an incredibly hard thing to do. Rebecca are you basically impressed with how the case has been handled so far or basically unimpressed or is the jury no pun intended. Still out on that now. I mean so. Far i feel. I think it's impressive. I think it's done a really good job. I think this is a really good solid. Indict man i was to say one other thing about this question of politicisation which has to do with the history of the office. So one thing is if you remember. Sivan's has been accused of going too leniently in the white collar world i. He has the opportunity to pursue this particular investigation earlier on and then there is the whole question of unnop pursuing weinstein. So you know not that. That's a white collar crime but you know the sort of You know they're certain sorts of crimes that he has been accused of not being particularly aggressive about including ivanka trump by kuehnle and so the question is if he had a different track record if he were morgan. Saw who you know. Who is like fearless as i said it was like go after huge. Huge companies huge defendants. If we lose we lose. Let's get those facts out there. Let's deter this crime that that was him if he were here. I do think that he could have brought an more aggressive prosecution without it looking political because in some ways that was just his mo and so if the accounting fraud is really hard to prove and sivan's has to be cautious because in order to convince people that he's not motivated by the political identity and personal identity of the defendant. He has to be consistent and since his consistent is not particularly aggressive. He can't be particularly aggressive. So i don't know it's just it's just one thing to know is that i do think sivan's has done a good job here but i think it's a cautious you know. It's a cautious way of proceeding..

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"trump organization" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

06:52 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Of trial procedure in state court in new york is quite limited. But i'm imagining this going to trial and i'm thinking that there's a direct reference to check signed by donald trump and i'm thinking that if you're the prosecutor you would probably wanna call donald trump to verify that that signature is his and that he signed it and that the facts that you're alleging the indictment or accurate should we assume that if this goes to trial donald trump is going to have to testify or at least a the fifth amendment to prevent himself from testifying. And that's a great question. I don't i mean. I think that you could definitely build this case without him. I mean i don't think you know. Part of what makes us such a strong indictment as as you were saying the beginning. I it seems kind of like it doesn't even rely on any witnesses who could be problematic. It doesn't even really. I mean it's mostly seems like it could be almost a paper case you know it would be a strategic decision whether you call them or not and you know it may be. You would want to. I'm trying to think about why. But i don't think you necessarily have to in order to meet the elements of the crime. I mean in this. I don't think it's new. York state procedure difference. There are some important differences like for instance to compel testimony. You need to give somebody transactional instead of instead of use. And derivative use immunity. But but that's not gonna come into play so i you know nobody's giving donald trump transactional immunity on the so. I don't know. I mean it's a great question but i think if it were me and i were making a strategic choice in you know i think from your experience. Probably have as good input on this well. I don't actually think you would need it. And i probably would just go without it. That's interesting so quitter. Talk to us about the level of personal involvement by trump in this There is that reference to the check that he signed there is also a reference to him not by name as the president of the organization at a key time. Are they being coy or are they dangling references to him in a fashion that suggestive of of more pervasive pervasive involvement. It's a great question. I mean i think as both daniel and rebecca have pointed out. This conduct seems like it pervasive within the organization. It's a little hard to imagine. That trump had no knowledge of it whatsoever. He he was signing those checks through twenty seventeen which i think is is worth dwelling on. We don't know when in two thousand seventeen at stopped perhaps it was when he stepped down a leading organization when he assumed the presidency. But that doesn't mean that he was signing these checks you know through the twentieth sixteen campaign Which is very striking and reminded me a lot of michael coen's testimony about trump signing checks to reimburse him for the stormy daniels payments and well trump was in the white house. As you say there's also kind of ambiguous reference to a purchase of so. This is the lease on the apartment for weisselberg that in two thousand and five Was leased by the trump corporation And quoting from the indictment acting through its president. The indictment doesn't say who the president was now in two thousand and five as you said. Ben the president of the trump organization was trump And there's congressional testimony from trump. That actually confirms that he's identified as such. It's not clear who the president of the trump corporation was. I did a little bit of digging. And at least according to a filing with the florida secretary of state as of nineteen ninety five trump was the president of the trump corporation. But there's not an information after that if it is him i mean that does seem like a finger pointed in his direction. I i've also seen you know a fair amount of speculation about who this unindicted co-conspirator is whether that could be him. I've seen some reporting that. It is probably not him. Although i have no idea how reliable that is at this stage. But i will say it reminds me a little bit of original cohen statement of facts. Where the statement kind of waved its hands at. You know that there was individual. One who cohen had been working with but didn't actually name him. I think this is a fair bit more attenuated. It's nowhere near that. We don't know if trump is the person hiding behind you're the president of the trump corporation. But i did find it interesting that there were sort of these little signposts here. And they're hinting threads that might be pulled onto speak to more involvement by his part whether or not that turns into any criminal charges against him. Daniel you know one thing. This document does very clearly is provide a set of facts that are unambiguously tax fraud. If accurate the justice department has as best as i can tell even after the new york times did that immense investigation even after michael collins testimony did not launch a significant tax fraud investigation involving donald trump. Do they have to now or is it adequate for the irs. To let the city prosecutors of new york vindicate the federal interest. Here it's a very strange set of passages in the in the thing where where the new york. Da's office is is alleging fraud against the irs. But is it plausible for doj on the irs. To just now take the position. Well you know sivan's antiques. James have it. We can keep kind of sitting on our hands and the irs in the doj can do whatever they want here it does appear that there is some federal tax. The irs could go and collect if it wanted to. I really like to be a fly on the wall listening into merit garland's internal monologue tonight as he tries to decide whether this is a case worth pursuing or not there's actually not in- assistant attorney general for tax right now so it would be either garland or an acting merit garland's internal monologue. Sounds something like this. We will wait for the career. Prosecutors to make a recommendation we.

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"trump organization" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

08:12 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Something new and unexpected for shutter members to experience sign up put shutt- dot com okay but one of the things that is and that was quite succinct and helpful answer and yet it still puts in relief. The problem that i don't understand what the parameters of this investigation are and what it is and isn't looking at. You got a little bit of stormy daniels payments. That seems to have been the credit for it. You've got that giant new york times story about a combined with the michael cohen stuff about property valuations. And now you've got an indictment that's about tax evasion on employee compensation rebecca. What can we infer here about. What the parameters of this this sort of combined state level and city level investigations are or do we just not know. I think we don't know is the right answer. I mean you know. We really don't know. But i do think that there is. There's a common thread to all of those strands within this investigation. Which has to do with you know a particular kind of approach to business accounting. That is like messed up. I mean to use colloquial term. It's like you know. I think all of the news that that that quinta so succinctly put together as being like here is an organization. Here's a person who just mixes everything things that are supposed to from. An accounting from a business perspective from a tax perspective be kept in their little different boxes. It's like personal business campaign all of these things charity. All of them are all mixed up in this kind of one sort of trump organization. Mess and i think that i know that that's not really official parameters for an investigation. But i think you know there is a common strand all of those pieces they all have to do with kind of you know a mis accounting for things and so i think that's kind of the investigation it was into this organization and into how it how it handles its dealings and i think they came up with one piece of it and this may be the end of the story and all they can charge and it may not all right daniel. You alluded earlier to your skepticism. That weisselberg would be the only executive for whom this system of differential accounting internally and externally applied. Is there anything that we can infer from these charges about the scope of the investigation and what broader issues. They may be thinking about nothing. That i saw from the indictment tells me what the next move is it would be surprising if it were just weisselberg so one person who might be looking at now. Is ivanka trump right. She was working for the trump organization to for her kids. Tuition being paid out of business entities attacks case against anyone else would be. I think harder to prove on intent. Brown's it's very clear that weisselberg had been in charge of this organization for a long time and understood exactly what was going on so his testimony would be key in bringing tax charges against other people so when he's looking at the potential of many months maybe years in state prison maybe he flipped by. I don't know whether he then flips on a tax issue or a property evaluation for loan purposes issue or russia issue. And i just ask a question of daniel which is one of the indictment. That i didn't totally understand was the part about the so. Can you explain from a tax perspective. What is exactly going on there because that seemed to be quite similar to what what was being alleged about ivanka in the news that she was getting paid through consulting fees for work that was really part of what her salaried work do you. Can you explain the tax consequences of that keogh of the indictment. That's a charge that you would never bring as a criminal charge unless you were bringing other things but there are certain retirement savings vehicles that you only have access to if you have self-employment income that an employee when be able to so the allegation here was that the trump organization was giving him contractor pay. That was self employment income that then allowed him to sock away about fifty thousand dollars a year in tax preferred savings but since he's gonna pay for the taxes anyway. What's the loss there to the government. deferral right instead of paying taxes. Now he pays tax later at a lower bracket or something Maybe at a lower bracket or he just gets the benefit of tax free growth in the intro so it would be like he essentially he made a complicated maneuver to increase the cap on his contributions to two an ira or to a 401k. Except he was using different retirement savings vehicle that not very many people use these plants iras trying to read into that weather avante whether what was going on with allegedly with ivanka and those payments that that she was getting as whether she could ultimately be charged in in in the surf similar wet. Those would be very weak charges. If that's the best that they have on ivanka then This is a sandcastle case. But explain something to me. Because i listen to this and i say assuming for a minute and just to be clear so that we don't get into any liable territory with respect to ivanka trump. I have no information that the trump organization was paying her school tuition or paying her rent or anything of the kind but if hypothetically that were what facts for out why would she be differently. Situated from alan weisselberg is that he's the chief financial officer of the company so he clearly understands whereas she could be a passive beneficiary of somebody else's scheme another difference is donald trump's allowed to pay his grandkids tuition and that's not tax evasion so there would be less clarity as to whether this was trump making an accounting error but doing it through a business account rather than a personal account for paying for personal expenses which he can do or whether this was disguised compensation and to be clear he can do it through the trump organization because he's the sole owner of it so it may be organized as a business but there's no other shareholder who's suffering is. That is that right. There may be at an issue with the other shareholders in some of these entities that he owns most of them through close to one hundred percent. There would be an issue if he claimed as a deductible business expense hammett's for his grandkids school tuition. I doubt he would do that. In part because he was So up to his nose in tax losses that i don't think he would have cared that much about an extra fifty thousand dollar deduction but it's it's much easier to argue in the weisselberg context. This was the employer paying the employees dependence educational expenses which is income rather than this was grandpa paying grandkids tuition. Which could just be a gift from the grandfather..

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"trump organization" Discussed on WSJ What's News

WSJ What's News

03:25 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on WSJ What's News

"Us has won. International support for global minimum corporate tax officials from one hundred thirty countries including the group of twenty nations have agreed to broad outline says part of a wider overhaul of the rules for taxing international companies. The next step will be to pass laws requiring companies to pay a minimum tax rate of at least fifteen percent in each country where they operate president biden said in a statement that the move would quote level the playing field and make america more competitive in surf side. Florida search and rescue efforts at a collapsed. Condo tower have been suspended due to structural concerns. Officials say they'll continue when it safe. It's been a week since the partial building collapse. At least eighteen people were killed and one hundred. Forty five are still unaccounted for. President biden and first lady. Jill biden traveled to florida today to meet with search and rescue officials and family members. The supreme court upheld two arizona voting rules today that democrats had argued discriminated against minority voters. Legal affairs reporter. Brent kendall has more there were two provisions at issue here. One we're arizona's said you know if you vote in a precinct other than than the one you're supposed to go to. The vote doesn't count. It also had a rule that barred third party ballot collection. These would be a lot of times. Get out the vote. Operatives who in some states can go around and say you know we'll collect your absentee male bows and just turn them all in and save you. The trouble of having to go to the post officer to a dropbox and so arizona had banned this and the court's ruling really lead to some sparring between the conservatives and the liberal justices and it's only really partly about arizona. This case was mostly about the broader broader rules for voting rights and the majority the conservative majority said. Look these kinds of rules are reasonable. And you're going to have to do a lot more than show. Maybe slight disparities or slight burdens on voting to prove that something's awful and so the liberals in response said you know that's not what congress wanted when it passed the landmark voting rights act back in nineteen sixty five and what it really wanted to do was to eradicate any burdens on minority voting. And they said both arizona provision did actually harm minorities. The ruling was one of two that divided the court ideologically on its final day before summer recess in another case conservatives on the court struck down a california requirement that tax exempt charities disclosed their major donors to state regulators. This morning we talked about online. Brokerage robin hoods plans to go public today. The company unveiled the paperwork for its ipo. According to the filing the company generated five hundred. Twenty two million dollars of revenue in the first quarter of this mostly through trading activity. That's more than four times. The revenue it generated in the first quarter of two thousand twenty but robin hood reported a loss of one point. Four billion dollars in the first quarter that was mostly due to a one time charge related to emergency fund raising during the height of the game. Stop riley and house speaker. Nancy pelosi has named republican representative. Liz cheney of wyoming to a select committee investigating the january sixth capital riot. Cheney was removed from the gop leadership ranks in may over her criticism of former president. Donald trump coming up why new york prosecutors are focusing on trump organization. Cfo alan weisselberg. Manvier burana.

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"trump organization" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

03:40 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"It is the now. Can you have a violation of bill. Cosby's due process right. It's not a right result. It's not the right result on the law. And i think it's not the right results in terms of public policy. I think it was the wrong wrong decision. That was me the showing. Of course bill cosby actually released today. He's home now. A free man as of as of now the the case that i've seen well the argument laid out in the descent in this case is goes along the lines of katie. The picture that is painted as i can. Best understand that pastor when he's serving a district attorney basically doesn't want to charge cosby or decides not to but recognizes later that it was kind of look bad and sort of retroactively constructs a story about how that was actually done to get his participation in the civil suit and to katie's point. Like how much do you think it matters that. There's no actual written record of the supposed- deal. That is at issue. chris. I agree that everything. Katie said. and it's hard to overstate how much it matters. I'm gonna put it in context. But i as a bigger point that needs to be made clear based on that seventy nine page opinion if you take caster at his word what he's saying is he allowed cosby to reach an agreement that allowed him to pay his way at being prosecuted for sexually assaulting someone because the deal he suggested he reached never been reached. If cosby wasn't rich which should be a problem for everyone. But let's take in context with the supreme court said here because what they're saying is if a prosecutor makes a public statement that he won't move forward than that is the equivalent of a deal for immunity that bars subsequent people who hold the same office. So let's look at a specific case. It puts this injustice in context a moderate. The young man who has murdered in georgia essentially by slave patrol had his case swept underneath the rug by the prosecuting authority. Who refused to move forward a subsequent prosecutors said that was wrong. And i'm going to make this right. Under today's ruling that second prosecutor would not have been allowed to prosecute his killers for murder which works in extreme justice. As we've seen here. Yeah the the point here is a caster puts out a press release which is the only katie. Use your term paper here right. The only written record again brawl talking about lawyers. Who paper everything. That's what they do at the only. The only written record is his press release which i think the the the prosecutors and others have argued essentially is representation of acta prosecutorial discretion and today's point. The question is like does that bind. Future offices is an actor prosecutorial discretion actually some ironclad deal which then cannot be taken back by by a future prosecutors. I guess the question. Katie also is was the mistake on the part of prosecutors here entering that civil testimony even if they got the trial judge to basically say it was. Okay no because he could have still invoked his fifth amendment right against self incrimination and you know he did it and he gave completely. He claimed it was consensual. Contact with andrew constan but he gave exculpatory statements law enforcement already and what wasn't like he was induced. And that's the problem here. The pennsylvania supreme court says bill cosby was induced. Any detrimentally relied upon this press. Release as the reason why he testified. We don't have any evidence of that. And i think that is where this is so wrong. All of the cases fighter to by the pennsylvania supreme court majority opinion says when a prosecutor makes a plea.

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"trump organization" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

02:28 min | 11 months ago

"trump organization" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"At grassroots on that. I've inaugura now for some time that our democracy is at barrel or you got to do is look at the the vote today on the two. Republicans voted in other the. Get to the bottom of what happened on. January six in lied happened on to republicans. That's that's just cannot be me need to know why. There was this insurrection on january six. Who was behind. Who financed exactly what it was all about. But that's why barrel because that's about partisan issue there's nothing positive about trying to find out who is trying to overthrow out government who is trying to overturn elections. These things are very very important to find out eat. We are going to do what is necessary to preserve the integrity of this great democracy. I've been warning for a long time. Mini look the history and no matter how thanks may look We have a democracy that is really being tested in the winter Ever been tested before you noted that the roll call vote today. This was to empanel the select committee to investigate. It did pass two hundred twenty two hundred ninety but you noted that only two republicans it was adam anger and congresswoman liz cheney of wyoming to vote in favor. What does it say to you that it seems. Every one of these votes have come up. There are fewer and fewer republicans willing to cross party lines. I mean when you look back to like a majority of republicans voted in the house. Not to seat the electors to overturn the election. But a sizeable chunk did not. Then you go to the impeachment and you had about a double digits of republicans. I think if i'm recalling correctly willing to impeach the president now we're down to just a committee and we're down to two republicans. It seems the further we get away from it. The worst those vote tallies get on their side offer the further year away from the issue. It lessens the impact. I if you remember the day after the insects you remember what kevin mccarthy said on the floor you remember what mitch mcconnell said..

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"trump organization" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

04:05 min | 1 year ago

"trump organization" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Absolutely. Ah lawrence couldn't agree more with that. And it is consistent with the overarching message that we have throughout the entire trial started an opening statements. That you can believe your is. This is homicide. It's murder so the the court saw what we also heard the testimony and the ark of this trial was simply having the jurors of the court The public to understand that what you thought you saw that video is in fact what you saw a man screaming and pleading for his life. Who was simply being choked. Out is fixated one breath at a time. So the court got that. The court made those findings consistent with evidence proven beyond a reasonable doubt and we think that was absolutely correct steps. Both of you are in private practice When the attorney general asked you to come in to handle this case how did you feel today at the end of that session about your decision. The decision both of you made to come back to get for you to come back into the prosecutor's office to handle this case. Grateful i was. I was grateful to be called back into public service and is heard the sentence and as i read. Also the judge's order recall that he placed great emphasis on the violation of the position of authority. That derek chauvin was in and as a former public servant and in this capacity were both public servants Public service is something. That's important and public service is a public. Trust the abuse of authority in this case was a such a gross violation of that public trust and the judge acknowledged in his order that it made the crime worse it was justification for giving greater sentence that frankly the crime couldn't have happened without Derek chauvin being in a position of authority in any other situation. The victim would have had the option of resisting their attacker. But george floyd was not in a position to be able to resist his attacker because his attacker was a police officer or the bystanders would have gotten such an attacker. Off of george floyd absolutely but for his authority and with the uniform and what that signifies the power of the government the power of the state to use that to actually facilitate the crime. It did make it worse. And so as a as a heard the judge reflecting on this and thinking of about that. Call that keith. Ellison made to both of us. I was grateful to be able to be a part of a process that is going to take a step towards restoring the public trust. That was so violated on that day. Jerry blackwell a quick quick last word from you about From the moment you got that call from keith ellison to today how you feel about that decision you made to do this. It's the absolute best professional decision. I've made in my career as a lawyer. And and in a sense. I i feel that it's the combination of all of the cases. Have been involved in up to this point Defending frankly companies in cases that involve difficult witnesses difficult documents Difficult narratives all of that. Experience came to bear Where we had certainly definite challenges in this case in attempting to convicted police officer. So so i felt. This was the culmination franklin everything i have done in the practice of law up to this point and i was grateful to able to serve this way. Jerry blackwell steve glacier One way to read that judges memo today is a real commendation for your work in that courtroom. He adopted every bit of the evidence that you presented and adopted at beyond a reasonable doubt. Thank you both very much for joining us. Really appreciate ya. Thank you lawrence. Thank you thank you. Thank you and coming up attorney. General merrick.

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