Andrew Weissman prosecuted criminals at Enron & Arthur Andersen LLP, who defrauded shareholders out of $74 Billion, defrauded employees out of billions in pensions, and who covered-up those crimes, yet, in Trump’s tweet, Trump mourns for the criminals but not for their victims.
….Will Robert Mueller’s big time conflicts of interest be listed at the top of his Republicans only Report. Will Andrew Weissman’s horrible and vicious prosecutorial past be listed in the Report. He wrongly destroyed people’s lives, took down great companies, only to be……..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
Trump is a criminal who has a habit of siding with criminals & not victims & not with justice. In fact, Trump condemns people who do side with justice & praises criminals who do not.
Since January 21, 2017, Trump sides with convicted criminals: Paul Manafort, Joe Arpaio, Dinesh D’Souza, Scooter Libby (who not even GW Bush pardoned).
Trump has been on the side of crime since at least 1988. The late great investigative reporter, Wayne Barret, reported that in 1988 FBI agent Tony Lombardi arrested mobster Frank LaMagra in Trump Tower. Frank LaMagra offered to cut a deal and wear wire to nail Donald Trump in Trump’s role in the money laundering operation that was being run out of Trump Tower.
FBI agent Lombardi told Rudy Giuliani, who was then US Attorney, about LaMagra’s offer. Giuliani went to Trump and held a private meeting. Within weeks of that meeting, Trump announced he’d give Rudy Giuliani $2Million dollars if he ran for NYC mayor. Rudy then told the FBI to drop the investigation into Donald Trump. The FBI closed the case against Donald Trump without even giving it a case number (no paper trail), LaMarga got no deal with the FBI, was convicted, and Trump became co-chair of Giuliani’s fundraising for his mayoral campaign.
In short, by all appearances, Trump bribed Rudy Giuliani with $2M in exchange for FBI dropping investigation into Trump … and by all appearances, Guiliani took the bribe & the FBI dropped it’s investigation into Trump’s money laundering operation.
Rudy and Donald first got together in the late 1980s shortly before Donald became a co-chair of Giuliani’s first fundraiser for his 1989 mayoral campaign, sitting on the Waldorf dais and steering $41,000 to the campaign. A year earlier, [FBI agent] Tony Lombardi, the federal agent closest to then-U.S. Attorney Giuliani, opened a probe of Trump’s role in the suspect sale of two Trump Tower apartments to Robert Hopkins, the mob-connected head of the city’s largest gambling ring.
Trump attended the closing himself and Hopkins arrived with a briefcase loaded with up to $200,000 in cash, a deposit the soon-to-felon counted at the table. Despite Hopkins’ wholesale lack of verifiable income or assets, he got a loan from a Jersey bank that did business with Trump’s casino. A Trump limo delivered the cash to the bank.
The government subsequently nailed Hopkins’ mortgage broker, Frank LaMagra, on an unrelated charge and he offered to give up Donald, claiming Trump “participated” in the money-laundering — and volunteering to wear a wire on him.
Instead, [FBI agent] Lombardi, who discussed the case with Giuliani personally (and with me for a 1993 Village Voice piece called “The Case of the Missing Case”), went straight to Donald for two hour-long interviews with him. Within weeks of the interviews, Donald announced he’d raise $2 million in a half hour if Rudy ran for mayor. Lamagra got no deal and was convicted, as was his mob associate, Louis (Louie HaHa) Attanasio, who was later also nailed for seven underworld murders. Hopkins was convicted of running his gambling operation partly out of the Trump Tower apartment, where he was arrested.
Fast forward to today: it is very telling that Trump spent 8 hours tweeting his BS lies and mourning for criminals who were convicted of serious crimes which devastated and destroyed so many people’s lives, before he finally acknowledged Pearl Harbor Day by tweeting a 2017 picture of himself.
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