Trump is prolific. He’s currently under scrutiny by 17 different investigations. Not all of those are covered by our existing threads, not to mention that the other threads are groaning under the weight of too many posts. So: new thread!
This thread is for Trump-related crimes, scandals, and investigations not related to Russia, or to payoffs of people he’s slept with. This is the place to talk about:
- The emoluments case
- The Trump Foundation investigation
- Influence peddling in the Middle East
- And no doubt many more. The fun’s just getting started!
To get things started, NY state AG Underwood today announced that the Trump Foundation was being dissolved - but, and this is the important bit, that the criminal investigation into it continues. And that ain’t good for the family Trump:
It is worth noting that the Clinton Foundation’s comparatively puny conflicts of interest attracted vastly more campaign coverage than the Trump Foundation did. In a normal presidency — i.e., one not beset by numerous other investigations — the Trump Foundation probe would be five-alarm fire news. Indeed, it does pose a very serious ongoing threat to Trump and his family members. The details that have emerged already in public, even before the investigation has concluded, reveal the foundation as a vehicle for what is basically straight-up theft. And since the investigation is occurring at the state level, Trump’s pardon power, which only applies to federal crimes, is useless.