For so many years now, we have sat and watched as the disgraced, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump got away with heinous crime after heinous crime, without an ounce of justice, repercussions, or accountability to be seen.
But if one Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist is correct in his newest assessment, Donald’s days of riding high on the hog when it comes to his crimes are soon to be over.
David Cay Johnston says ex-President Donald Trump is soon to be indicted on criminal racketeering charges under New York state law.
Johnson’s assessment came during a recent appearance on MSNBC, where he claimed that the charges will hail from Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s ongoing investigation into whether Donald Trump and his company wildly over and undervalued his properties to tax officials and lenders, in an effort to receive for favorable loans and tax breaks.
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“I anticipate they’re going to bring a racketeering charge against Trump,” Johnson confidently said during the segment. “Certainly Trump’s team, when he’s indicted, and I’m certain he will be indicted, is going to try to lay the blame on everybody else, and so what the prosecutors want to show that is if (Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer) Allen Weisselberg phonied up documents, it was at the direction of Donald Trump.”
MSNBC host Yasmin Vossoughian pressed the well-known investigative journalist further still, pushing for confirmation from Johnson that he is absolutely certain regarding an impending Trump indictment.
“Oh, yeah,” Johnson responded without missing a beat. “They would not have done all of this and know how much they know… if they weren’t going to to do this. Yeah, they will indict him. Exactly when? I don’t know. I don’t expect it will be on a straight tax charge. I think there will be a tax charge, but the key charge will be racketeering.”
Johnson goes on to note that the timing of the alleged impending indictment will depend largely on how long it takes prosecutors to pour through the five million pages of documents that were handed over to them by the Trump Organization.
“Once he’s indicted, Trump will have to surrender himself to be booked. I’m sure he will be released on his own recognizance, and then we will see a campaign of trying to delay trial,” the journalist goes on to explain. “You will see Donald say, ‘This is corrupt, the prosecutors are corrupt, the police are corrupt, the auditors are corrupt,’ because that’s what Roy Cohn taught him when he was a young man — accuse law enforcement, and then delay, delay, delay.”
With every fiber of my being, I hope he is right.
You can watch the clip of Johnson’s MSNBC appearance here:
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