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Are Mueller’s people also looking at Trump’s financial dealings?…Is That Trump’s real worry?

Lets go back a few folks….

Donald Trump had problems with Federal taxes….

Donald Trump had problems with New York and New Jersey laws….

Donald Trump had a general money problems and had gone to Russian’s for money…

Donald Trump has gone out of way to NOT show his taxes to anyone….

 

In  Robert Mueller’s investigative group are IRS and Treasury investigators ….

Also Dept. of Justice white collar crime investigators …..

Donald Trump , his son, son-in-law and Paul Manafort did business in New York State….

It is reported that New York State investigators are working with the New York State people…

Mueller also has a Grand Jury sitting in Manhattan and Brooklyn….

 

Trump is said to be a billionaire…

That means he has done a LOT business ….

You can bet Mueller’s people have a copy of Trump’s Federal and State tax returns…and are looking at the financial’s of his business empire’s in America and abroad….

If Mueller doen’t get Trump and his associates for one thing?

They need to worried about others….

There’s an interesting lesson in the fact that Paul Manafort is being brought down by criminal money laundering and tax evasion charges that are at best tangentially related to his work for Trump’s campaign — there’s a lot of white-collar crime happening in America that people are getting away with.

Making white-collar criminal cases is labor-intensive, it’s difficult, and under ordinary circumstances it doesn’t necessarily win a federal prosecutor any friends. The increased post-9/11 emphasis on terrorism cases; the Supreme Court’s unwise decision to acquit Arthur Andersen and reduce Jeff Skilling’s sentence, both for charges related to the Enron matter; and the political pressure to dedicate a wildly disproportionate share of federal law enforcement resources to immigration enforcement have all conspired to transform white-collar criminal prosecution into something of a lost art. Jesse Eisinger’s recent book, The Chickenshit Club, tells the story well if you’re interested.

The point, however, is that Manafort’s criminal misconduct only came to light because he happened to have stumbled into massive political scandal that put his conduct under the microscope in a way that most rich criminals avoid.

By the same token, over the years Trump has been repeatedly fined for breaking federal money laundering rules, been paid millions in hush money to settle civil fraud claims, been caught breaking New Jersey casino law, been caught violating the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, been caught violating federal securities law, been caught violating New York nonprofit law, and — of course — been accused of multiple counts of sexual assault.

Yet throughout this storied history of lawbreaking, Trump has never faced a major criminal charge. He gets caught, he pays a civil penalty, and he keeps on being a rich guy who enjoys rich-guy impunity — just like Manafort. In an ideal world, the United States would not be systematically soft on white-collar crime. In a second-best world, Congress would discharge its constitutional obligation to engage in meaningful oversight of the executive branch. In the real world, we have Bob Mueller….

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Mueller probe update 9/12/17…’Don’t lie to protect Trump’….

That’s the advice Trump’s staff and supporters are being given as they prepare to sit down with FBI agents and Mueller lawyers….

Just relate what actually happened….Don’t lie to the investigators who will check your story with others….

Observers feel the staff people are NOT the target here…

But Mueller’s people want to get a base idea of what went on with the President himself , his son and son-in-law and several close aides on a possible cover up of certain actions and the firing of James Comey to stop the Russian investigation…

“What I always tell clients is you can’t protect anybody. You can only hurt yourself,” said a lawyer representing a client involved in the Russia probe. The attorney added that any overt attempts to protect Trump will raise wider suspicions of a cover-up, making matters “worse for everybody.”

“Efforts to concoct a story to protect somebody are almost inevitably doomed to failure,” the attorney explained. “All you do is create liability to yourself that didn’t exist before.”

Mueller’s investigation and multiple probes on Capitol Hill have expanded to include the Trump family’s interactions with Russians as well as business deals involving the Trump Organization. The federal prosecutors and congressional investigators are doing their homework as they build substantive factual records through document requests, subpoenas and interviews.

That’s something the lawyers representing Trump officials say they can’t impress enough on their clients, especially when one of the most potent weapons Mueller and his team have to gain leverage centers around anyone who makes misleading statements or other trip-ups.

“The lesson to be always learned is loyalty is one thing, but are you prepared to go to jail for it?” said former Whitewater special counsel Robert Ray. “The answer to that question should be no.”….

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Will Mueller’s people dig deep into Trump personal info for Russian connections?

USA  TODAY is out with a long piece that speculates that Special Council Robert Mueller’s people have, or are beginning to take a expansive look into Donald Trump and other’s financial records and taxes looking evidence of Russian money connections…..

As with other investigations?

Things may come down to old fashion political  influence peddling…..(and his prior business practices?)

The Supreme Court has recently raised the bar for those convictions…But DIRECT money movement could result in a Grand Jury decision…

One would think the Trump , mindful of the above?

Will sign the the sanctions bill Congress has just passed….

Since Election Day, President Trump’s businesses have sold at least 30 luxury condos and oceanfront lots for about $33 million. That includes millions of dollars in properties to secretive shell companies, which can hide the identities of buyers or partners involved in the deals, a USA TODAY investigation has found.

Now, details of some of those deals and other transactions by Trump’s family business could be unmasked as special counsel Robert Mueller expands his inquiry into election-meddling by Russia and whether Trump’s campaign colluded.

Federal investigators are expected to delve into records revealing some of the President’s most closely guarded secrets, including how much money he makes, who he does business with and how reliant he is on wealthy, politically-connected foreigners.

A half-dozen experts contacted by USA TODAY said they expect Mueller and his team to pursue everything from Trump’s income tax returns to the bank records underlying his companies’ real estate transactions in a quest to identify people who have financial relationships with the President and his business and political associates.

Mueller’s sweeping mandate means his investigators can get, or may already have, The Trump Organization’s phone records, e-mail and contracts, exposing sensitive records and long-secret details to eventual release as part of the public record of the investigation.

Trump’s real-estate business in particular has relied on wealthy Russians and other foreigners, sometimes as buyers of condos in the company’s towers around the world and as investors or partners in the projects. Trump’s son, Donald, said at a 2008 real estate conference, “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets. … We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”

Experts say Mueller’s move to follow the money has the potential to expose Trump, his family and his associates to legal troubles that go beyond election-year collusion with the Russians. It opens the door to revelations of any business-related malfeasance discovered during Mueller’s look at Trump’s business network….

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