23 July 2021

Right Lucy, I'll Kick the Football

So, we have yet another breathless article suggesting that we now have direct and irrefutable evidence of criminality on the part of Donald Trump, and strongly suggesting that a prosecution is right around the corner.

We have been getting stories like this for 4 years now, and until Donald Trump is taken into custody in handcuffs, I will not believe that anything will come of this:

A witness in the New York investigation against the Trump Organization has told prosecutors that Donald Trump personally guaranteed he would cover school costs for the family members of two employees in lieu of a raise—directly implicating the former president in an ongoing criminal tax fraud case.

The explosive claims come from Jennifer Weisselberg, the ex-wife of a longtime company employee, during a teleconference call with investigators on Friday, June 25, according to two sources who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity.


Weisselberg then provided key details for investigators. In January 2012, inside Trump’s office at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, Jennifer Weisselberg watched as Trump discussed compensation with her husband and her father-in-law, both company employees. Her husband wouldn’t be getting a raise, but their children would get their tuition paid for at a top-rated private academy instead.


If true, Jennifer Weisselberg’s claims would directly tie Trump to what a New York criminal indictment described as a corporate scheme to pay executives “in a matter that was ‘off the books.’”

Call me a cynic, but I do not expect Trump to ever see the inside of a criminal court room over this.


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