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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.

 

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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.

Wayne Barrett writes:

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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4 COMMENTS

  1. It makes me wonder if Trumps main motive behind his constant tweets of hate and discontent, are because he’s trying so hard to see how far he can go because he HATES his job and wants out. So far he’s proved the sky’s the limit and he can do and say anything he wants since he’s had absolutely no resistance whatsoever. We all know that anyone of his staff who dares to criticize or disagree with him is history and also gets slammed on twitter however since this doesn’t apply to congress what’s their excuse for letting his insanity continue? To me their lack of any kind of action only shows that they are as bad as he is and are condoning his actions. In a way I think it ramps up his actions and has been and is putting our country and it’s citizens at risk. If you think about it, it makes sense his effort to push the envelope and say and do the crazy and insane things he’s said and done. Just like a kid seeing how far they can push their parents before they finally stand up and discipline the kid. Looks like his strategy isn’t working since he doesn’t have any ‘parents’ to make him stop. Also having a blank check using the taxpayers money is very risky and since he has no qualms on spending its been flowing like a river, him spending it on anything he sees fit but saying that we need to cut crucial human services and any other aspect that is to help people who need it. And doing a total turn around on the environment and all the work that everyone has been trying so hard to accomplish for decades to try and save our planet and all the damage we’ve done is unforgivable. His lack of empathy, caring and kindness is affecting the whole world not just the US. He’s made a mockery of the presidency and made us, the citizens look like fools on the world stage for even allowing a monster like him to rule our great country. He sure has hell hasn’t even tried to protect and serve the citizens of this country like he promised to do when he took the oath of office. As far as his out of control spending, the US is in more debt now than it’s ever been in it’s history and when questioned about it his comment was that he didn’t care because he’d be outta here. Hopefully Mueller’s team will finally have enough on him to put him and his family, related or not away for a long long time and he will finally get his wish of ‘getting outta here’. He’ll never resign because as his father told him never to quit and he’s lived his entire life under the shadow of his twisted father whom he worshiped and like him, had the mob mentality. Also a thought, the Electoral College should be disbanded so this supposed ‘win’ never happens again. I know the people in this country will get through this but it’s shocking to see how much damage one person can do if he has no restraints and cares only about his money and the wealth of his so called friends. And why are Presidential candidates not vetted? None of this would be happening if they would have done a thorough background check and found out his mob ties and Russian affiliates and all the shady deals he’s been involved with his entire life. Just food for thought.

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