August 1, 2023

Donald Trump Appears To Be A Criminal (Update)

Donald Trump Appears To Be A Criminal (Update)

Education fraud, charity fraud, business fraud, tax fraud, election cheating, sedition, government corruption, classified document theft, obstruction of justice, sexual assault — and now conspiracy to overturn the lawful results of the 2020 election.

Donald Trump appears to be a criminal. Here are the facts:

November 2016: Donald Trump paid $25 million to settle civil charges by New York’s attorney general that Trump University defrauded its students.

December 2019: Donald Trump paid $2 million and was forced by New York’s attorney general to shut down the Donald J. Trump Foundation in a civil settlement for illegally misusing charitable donations for political and personal purposes.

December 2019: The U.S. House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for seeking to condition the delivery of U.S. aid to Ukraine on that country announcing it would investigate campaign rival Joe Biden.

January 2021: The U.S. House of Representatives again impeached Donald Trump, this time for “inciting violence against the government of the United States” in his effort to deny and overturn his 2020 election loss to Biden.

January 2023: The Trump Organization, Donald Trump’s business operation, was fined $1.6 million, the maximum penalty, by a New York state court after the company was convicted by a jury of 17 criminal felonies, including tax fraud and falsifying business records.

April 2023: Donald J. Trump was indicted by a New York grand jury on 34 criminal counts of falsifying business records in order to conceal damaging information and unlawful activity from voters in 2016.

May 2023: A New York federal jury in a civil case ordered Donald Trump to pay E. Jean Carroll $5 million for battery and defamation after it found that Trump sexually abused Carroll in a department store dressing room in 1996.

June 2023: A federal grand jury in Florida indicted Donald Trump on 37 criminal felony counts, including 31 under the Espionage Act, the indictment concluding that Trump “endeavored to obstruct the FBI and grand jury investigations and conceal retention of classified documents.”

July 2023: A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, indicted Donald Trump on four criminal felony counts, accusing Trump of conspiracies to defraud the United States, to obstruct an official proceeding, and to deny citizens’ their rights to have their votes counted, all in connection with Trump’s efforts to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, which he knew he had lost.