Lock Him Up!

Trumpty Dumpty Built a Great Wall, Brooklyn Mural

WaPo’s Josh Dawsey and David A. Fahrenthold reported today that “New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking a deposition from former president Donald Trump early next year [1/7] as part of her investigation into potential fraud inside the Trump Organization.” He’ll probably just take the fifth, even though he has famously said, “If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” I say that it is about time. I have been exasperated this year as one after another of Trump and his ilk have delayed, stalled and attempted to run out the clock on any number of the investigations into his possible wrong doings. It was also reported on Twitter that AG James is abandoning her planned run for NY governor. I guess so that she can devote all of her energies into going after that man. According to the WaPo article, James is examining whether widespread fraud “permeated the Trump Organization.” The NY AG’s investigation centers on whether Trump’s company broke the law by providing low values to property tax officers, while using high ones to garner tax breaks or impress lenders. This deposition is a continuation of the same joint investigation between the NY AG and the Manhattan DA that earlier this charged Allen Weisselberg, CFO of the Trump Organization, with felony fraud. All of these fraud charges are from activities that occurred before Trump became president. In addition to these New York investigations Trump is also being investigated in Georgia for election tampering, “Find me 11,780 more votes.” And for his actions on 1/6 of this year that coincided with the looting of the Capitol. My hope is that over the next few years, he ends up spending so much of his time trapsing from one courtroom to another that he doesn’t have time to run for president again in 2024 and that he is eventually fitted for an orange jumpsuit.

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