Donald J. Trump wasn’t even charged. This was an investigation into the massive Trump Organization, not one individual.
With the continued politicization of businesses, the siloing of the left and right, and divided consumer bases, this may not be the win that the left thinks it is.
Still, after years of investigations and harassment, the Dems have finally scored a win against Trump courtesy of the New York Attorney General Letitia James.
From the New York Times:
Donald J. Trump’s family real estate business was convicted on Tuesday of tax fraud and other financial crimes, a remarkable rebuke of the former president’s company and what prosecutors described as its “culture of fraud and deception.”
The conviction on all 17 counts, after more than a day of jury deliberations in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, resulted from a long-running scheme in which the Trump Organization doled out off-the-books luxury perks to some executives: They received fancy apartments, leased Mercedes-Benzes, even private school tuition for relatives, none of which they paid taxes on.
The AG is now crowing over the win.
Today's guilty verdict against the Trump Organization shows that we will hold individuals and organizations accountable when they violate our laws to line their pockets.
I commend @ManhattanDA for this big victory, and I am proud of the role that my office played in securing it.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) December 6, 2022
James is a partisan hack who has said publicly many, many times that her singular focus would be on Donald Trump.
HEY MEDIA: Here's a free compilation of Letitia James spouting partisan vitriol against President Trump for four minutes straight.
Take it. Run it.
Be a little more non-partisan than Letitia James is. pic.twitter.com/JOxi33Td2j
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) September 21, 2022
New Yorkers: When you see women pushed to their death in front of Subway cars, when children are shot in the middle of Times Square, know that the Cy Vance and Letitia James prioritized investigating Trump over fighting crime. They are responsible for the mess that is New York. pic.twitter.com/KckroVSJLJ
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) January 18, 2022
Leftists couldn’t resist celebrating the news.
Reuters: TRUMP ORGANIZATION FOUND GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS IT FACED IN NEW YORK TAX FRAUD TRIAL
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 6, 2022
And there it is. The Trump Organization is found guilty of tax fraud on all counts.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) December 6, 2022
On All Seventeen Counts. 17!
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) December 6, 2022
“While the Trump Organization is well known for cutting corners, and reporters have extensively documented Mr. Trump’s ethical lapses over the years, the verdict branded it as a felonious enterprise — its greatest legal reckoning.“https://t.co/TFWzoosVXK
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) December 7, 2022
The Trump Organization is now legally the Trump Crime Syndicate
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) December 6, 2022
The organization that the Trump children work for, not the Biden children, was found guilty on all counts today.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) December 6, 2022
“We’ve got him now!” they cry.
This is a significant verdict—the Trump Organization is found guilty of serious felony fraud charges.
This will give even more leverage to New York Attorney General Tish James in her civil suit, which seeks extraordinary remedies that would cripple the company. https://t.co/aSlrJAIq3c
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) December 6, 2022
NY jury CONVICTS Trump Organization on all counts. Two important takeaways: 1. this likely spells the end of Trump Org, and 2. this increases the odds of a NY prosecution of Trump himself, given that the prosecution argued “Evidence shows Trump
'explicitly' OK'd tax fraud.”
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) December 6, 2022
While the NY Times says that the guilty verdict is a “highly public reckoning for the Trump Organization, forever branding it as a felonious enterprise,” it also admits something else…
Nine paragraphs into the article, the Times reveals that the investigation into 15 years worth of finances of the Trump family’s real estate business, yielded a maximum penalty that would be a “rounding error” to the Trump Organization.
The conviction on charges of tax fraud, a scheme to defraud, conspiracy and falsifying business records is hardly a death sentence for the Trump Organization. The maximum penalty it faces is $1.62 million, a rounding error for Mr. Trump, who typically notched hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue during his presidency.
Source: New York Times (Emphasis added)
Yossi Gestetner, political commentator and member of the Orthodox Jewish Affairs Public Council, tweeted that it was “quite amazing” that after years of scrutiny by a politicized office that all that they could find was the books being “off” by around $106k/year.
Quite amazing for the @Trump Org that after years of its books being reviewed by a political office, what was found is that the person responsible for the books took on average $106,000 a year the wrong way.
($1.6 million over 15 years. I thought it was 10 years).
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) December 6, 2022
As the Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles pointed out, while the left is celebrating the verdict and “Yaas Qween-ing” Tish James, they’re ignoring one pretty significant detail… how much did this years-long partisan investigation and court case cost to get the Trump Organization to pay what amounts to a “rounding error”?
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) December 6, 2022
The New York Times can explain how devastating this is for the Trump Organization and the former President — who wasn’t even charged — all it wants to, but it seems a bit disingenuous when they’re simultaneously trying to rehabilitate the reputation of crypto scammer and Democrat donor, Sam Bankman-Fried.
FTX and its charismatic founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, were meant to save the crypto industry. Last week, the company collapsed.
Who is Bankman-Fried, and why did so many believe in him? Listen to today's episode of The Daily. https://t.co/NSoICCfFG0
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 18, 2022
"I've had a bad month." Sam Bankman-Fried’s $32 billion cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, plunged into bankruptcy this month. He said his lawyers did not want him to talk, but he answered questions at The New York Times DealBook Summit. https://t.co/IKEPcphTDm pic.twitter.com/qYSSCEaDuO
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 30, 2022
- DARK CRYPTO: Dems Big Beneficiaries From Disgraced Exchange Fund Billionaire
- ‘Worse Than Madoff’ Jesse Watters Says The FTX-Ukraine-Democrat Ties Need To Be Investigated (VIDEO)
If the Left didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have standards at all.
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