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Michael Cohen, Personal Attorney    Emoluments    Impeachment    Obstruction of Justice


  • Rudy GiulianiUkraine business and failure to file as a Foreign Registered Agent (FARA)
  • Judge J. Paul Oetken, US Attorney Geoffrey Berman:
  • Andrey Kukushkin Impeachment-Ukraine Foreign Campaign Finance Violations
  • David Correia Impeachment-Ukraine Foreign Campaign Finance Violations At Large
  • Lev Parnas Impeachment-Ukraine Foreign Campaign Finance Violations
  • Igor Fruman-Impeachment-Ukraine Foreign Campaign Finance Violations in Straw Donor Scheme lied, saying they used Global Energy Producers (“GEP”), a purported liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) company, but did pay House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) to pressure the US to remove the now-Fmr. US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, and Sessions had received $3 million in donations from a Trump-aligned super PAC Press release
  • Deutsche Bank
    • VTB Bank-Putin’s  bank  backed  around  $2billion  in  Deutsche  Bank  loans  to  Trump
    • Trump Organization
    • Trump Family
    • Jared Kushner,Donald Trump Jr., Steve Bannon, Sam Clovis, Erik Prince: Criminal referral for prosecution by the Senate Intelligence Committee to the DC US Attorneys Office under Jessie Liu, who was fired and replaced by Trump AG Bill Barr‘s associate Tim Shea (charged in the “We Build The Wall” scam), who then reduced  Roger Stones sentence & dropped the case  against Mike  Flynn on May 7, 2020, who already pleaded guilty twice.  Fmr. DC US Atty.Glenn Kirschner Explains ItNY AG Leticia James v.DONALD TRUMP, DONALD TRUMP, IVANKA TRUMP, ERIC TRUMP, THE DONALD J. TRUMP FOUNDATION founded in 1987 November 7, 2019; Ordered to pay $2 million “(1) breach of fiduciary duty and waste under New York’s Not-for- Profit Corporation Law (“N-PCL”) against the Individual Respondents; (2) failure properly to administer Foundation assets and waste under New York’s Estates, Powers and Trusts Law (“EPTL”) against the Individual Respondents; (3) wrongful related party transactions against Mr. Trump as defined in the N-PCL and EPTL; (4) dissolution of the Foundation under the N-PCL §§ 112 and 1101; (5) dissolution of the Foundation under the N-PCL §§ 112 and 1102; and (6) an injunction pending resolution of this proceeding.” Des Moines, Iowa on January 28, 2016 Donald Trump for video Mike Huckabee: Fundraiser for military veterans was actually a campaign organized and planned event. The campaign contributed $2.8 million to the Trump Foundation. The following day, named donors C-Span

      Donald Trump

      • Donald Trump Jr.Referred for criminal prosecution by the Senate Intelligence Committee to the DC US Attorney‘s Office
      • Jared Kushner– Referred for criminal prosecution by the Senate Intelligence Committee to the DC US Attorney‘s Office
      • Eric Trump – NY AG Leticia James v. THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC.; DJT HOLDINGS LLC; DJT HOLDINGS MANAGING MEMBER LLC; SEVEN SPRINGS LLC; ERIC TRUMP; CHARLES MARTABANO; MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS, LLP; and SHERI DILLON 68-Page Memo to Force Compliance with Remitting Taxes & Corp. Documents August 24, 2020
      •  Ivanka Trump – Under FBI Counterintelligence Investigation for Trump for the brand-licensed Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver that opened a Ivanka Trump™ Spa in February 2017 & developed by Malaysian billionaire Joo Kim Tiah’s Holborn Group for $360 million after Tiah befriended Donald Trump Jr.. in 2013 & pitched Ivanka on October 21, 2015 at a “Trump Luxe” VIP condo service launch  in the YVR London Aviation Centre . Holburn is backed by Tony Tiah Thee Kian, chairman of TA Enterprise, who has securities laws violations and  made “false statements to the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange”CNN.  Trump International Hotel Vancouver operator files for bankruptcy Daily Hive Urbanized Kenneth Chan. August 28, 2020 “Records obtained by Daily Hive Urbanized from the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada show TA Hotel Management has total liabilities of $4.8 million and total assets of $1.1 million.”
        Trump International Hotel & Tower Baku, Azerbaijan-Never opened (2008 conception), 2009-10 US Embassy cables exposed by WikiLeaks; May 2012 developer contracts with former maintenance engineer turned parliamentarian Elton Mammadov & Baghlan Group‘s Baku XXI Century ($2.5m), 2014 hotel announcement with architect Pierre Baillargeon & Mace of London, Backers: “notoriously corrupt” Ziya Mammadov, Azerbaijani Transportation Minister & an oligarch, supposedly using son Anar’s company and a Trump license, the family shell zqan. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (F.C.P.A.)-(Trump’s SEC Chair, Jay Clayton, wrote a 2011 paper against it. In 2000, 3 cases, in 2016, 54): US Companies cannot reward a foreign government officials in exchange for material or immaterial, preferential benefit. even unknowingly by avoiding discovery of a partner’s corruption (closing the “head in the sand” loophole; see Frederic Bourke of Dooney & Bourke sentenced 1 year in prison for Azerbaijani deal, 2009 ; Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRG) When TIH&T Baku was conceived (2008), Ziya gave the 2008-incorporated construction company Azarpassillo millions in contracts for the Baku-Iranian Astara highway & more, chaired by Keyumars Darvishi who was head of the construction company, Raman, owned by the IRG‘s main financial arm, the Islamic Revolution Mostazafan Foundation. Keyumars has been the acting director of brother Habil’s Tehran Metro Co. & was a Sardar/Sr. Official of the IRG, and brother Kamal runs the IRG-controlled & 2007 US-sanctioned for Iran nuclear missile development co., Nasr that makes ballistic missile guidance systems. The Trump Org. knew by 2015.  The US considers the 150,000 independent theocratic military IRG a terrorist organization involved in Drug Trafficking & Money Laundering, and supports Hezbollah New Yorker
      • Trump Organization-NY AG Leticia James’ 68-Page Memo
        • Allen Weisselberg Trump Organization CFO, Prepared Taxes for Decades Testified & granted immunity in Michael Cohen payoff to Stormy Daniels & Karen McDougal to protect the Trump Campaign
        • Alan Garten, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
      • Trump Campaign

      Michael Cohen– Trump is co-conspirator Individual 1 in Campaign Finance Violations and Tax Fraud

  • Trump Inaugural Committee– Illegal Foreign Contributions
    • Elliott Broidy
  • Fmr. Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY-27)- Insider Trading 2018 for June 22, 2017, MIS416 – a multiple sclerosis drug in development by Innate

White House Attorney Don McGahn

  • John Eisenberg, NSC’s Top Attorney
    • Michael Ellis, Attorney for Devin Nunes on House Intelligence Committee, Susan Rice Wiretapping Scandal, March 2017

Congress asks Trump attorney Michael Cohen to turn over documents, testify on May 30, 2017, Cohen refused to do so.” Washington Post Video   Trump’s personal attorney hires attorney: Report The Hill June 16, 2017

Cohen is mentioned in the Steele Dossier as being key to the Trump-Russia communication and cover-up.

Resigned Marc E. Kasowitz, Defense Attorney  retained by Trump to defend him in Russian investigation. “Kasowitz, who has known Trump for decades, has represented Trump in numerous cases, including on his divorce records, real estate transactions and allegations of fraud at Trump University. He is a partner at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman in New York. The outside legal team would be separate from the White House Counsel’s Office, which is led by Donald F. McGahn, who served as the Trump campaign’s attorney. ” Washington Post

 July 21, 2017 “Marc Kasowitz is out as Mr. Trump’s personal attorney, CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reports. And Kasowitz’s spokesman, Mark Corallo, has resigned, Garrett says.” CBS News


Bayrock/KazBay-Money Laundering vehicle for Trump Properties

Mazars CPA


Sheri Dillon of the International and Moscow Award-Winning Law Firm Morgan Lewis, was representing Trump in his “tax audit.” On January 11, 2017, Trump held a press conference and presented piles of empty, blank file folders. This is the same tactic that Trump’s mentor, Roy Cohn used. A lawyer discusses the tactic on    Read about McCarthy attorney and Trump, Roger Stone and Paul Manafort‘s Mentor, Roy Cohn here: A mentor in shamelessness: the man who taught Trump the power of publicity

The Trump administration is trying to oust the Manhattan US Attorney. The office is conducting investigations into Trump associates and interests. Business Insider and June 19, 2020
US Attorney for SDNY Geoffrey Berman learned he was being replaced in an announcement.  He did not step down willfully.

Attorney General William P. Barr on the Nomination of Jay Clayton to Serve as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Friday, June 19, 2020 effective with United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito in the Interim beginning July 3, 2020


December 16, 2016: ELECTIONS Free Speech For People Campaign for Accountability v. Russia and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., filed before the Federal Election Commission. The Complaint


Hush money to influence 2016 election-Michael Cohen– Testified on February 27, 2019 before the US Congress that Trump directed him to lie about hush money payments to Stormy Daniels that implicated Donald Trump Jr. and Allen Weisselberg, Trump CFO. Cohen took a $130,000 home-equity loan to pay for 11 installments starting with $35,000 check on August 1, 2017 from Trump’s personal bank account bearing Trump’s signature to pay Stormy (See evidence).  

Trump Just Got Busted In A Pay-To-Play Private Prison Scandal Washington Journal 

The Campaign Legal Center filed suit against Private Prison GEO Corrections Holdings, which donated $100,000 to the Pence-endorsed Rebuilding America Now SuperPAC the day after Obama announced plans to phase out private prisons and $225,000 the week before the election. After inauguration Sessions announced plans to continue usage of private prisons and a month later GEO received a $110 million contract to build an illegal immigration detention center in Texas. “”The Campaign Legal Center…filed a suit that charges the private prison provider violated federal laws, which prohibit government contractors from making political contributions.” The plaintiff “charges the Justice Department is violating a grant of expedited processing which requires its complaint get priority processing. However in late May, the Justice Department found time to grant GEO two more ten-year contracts that are anticipated to generate $664 million in revenue for the company”

“Since then Sessions has also boosted the potential prison population by demanding judges reverse the Obama-era policy of handing down reasonable and humane sentences to those convicted of minor drug offenses. Sessions has demanded they be given the longest sentences allowed by law, a policy that social scientists, prisoner advocates, and common sense has been shown to be cruel, wasteful and ineffective in stopping crime or reducing recidivism.

GEO has continued to operate despite years of scandals, lawsuits and the forced (and voluntary) closures of questionable facilities it ran. In 2007, Texas correctional officials shut down a juvenile justice center run by GEO after investigators found despicable living conditions for inmates, who did not have proper access to education, and lived in terror of attacks by other inmates. Prisoners at the Reeves Country Detention Center in Texas rioted in 2008 ad 2009 causing up to $20 million in damages. In 2009, GEO closed a prison it ran in Pennsylvania after it was it with several wrongful death lawsuits. In 2010, GEO was named in a class action suit over conditions at a youth correctional facility in Mississippi.It no longer runs that facility, the largest juvenile holding center int he U.S.  At various times GEO has been accused of abuse of prisoners, instances of sexual abuse, neglect, and unacceptable living conditions. It has denied most allegations.” Washington Journal 

Fox Accused in Lawsuit of Publishing Fake News at Trump’s Behest Hollywood Reporter August 1, 2017 Eriq Gardner

A new lawsuit filed in New York claims that President Donald Trump got an advance look on a Fox News story purportedly showing the Russians weren’t behind hacked DNC emails published by WikiLeaks. According to the complaint, Trump pushed Fox News to publish the story “immediately.” The problem was that the story allegedly contained fabricated quotes.The lawsuit comes from Rod Wheeler, a former Washington, D.C., homicide detective and a Fox News contributor. He is said to have worked with Ed Butowsky, a Dallas-based financial adviser with connections to the White House. Together, they investigated the death of Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who was murdered on July 10, 2016.Conspiracy theorists, perhaps prompted by cryptic statements from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, have sought to demonstrate that it was Rich who provided WikiLeaks with emails that gained notoriety during the 2016 election. If Rich did this, that would mean the Russians didn’t. It would perhaps take pressure off of the Trump campaign in an investigation of whether there was collusion.On May 14, Wheeler says Butowsky texted him, “Not to add any more pressure but the president just read the article. He wants the article out immediately. It’s now all up to you. But don’t feel the pressure.”Butowsky also allegedly left a voicemail that stated, “A couple minutes ago I got a note that we have the full, uh, attention of the White House, on this. And, tomorrow, let’s close this deal, whatever we’ve got to do. But you can feel free to say that the White House is onto this now.”Fox News published the story, credited to reporter Malia Zimmerman, and attributed two quotes to Wheeler that the plaintiff now says were fabricated. One where Wheeler said, “My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” and the other where Wheeler said, “My investigation shows someone within the DC government, Democratic National Committee or Clinton Team is blocking the murder investigation from going forward.This was fake news, alleges Wheeler in a defamation suit. He says Fox News published the story a few days after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey as a way to shift blame.”Hollywood Reporter


Trump took $17 million in insurance for damage few remember   Associated Press  October 24, 2016 “PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump received a $17 million insurance payment in 2005 for hurricane damage to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, but The Associated Press can find little evidence of such large-scale damage.

Trump has said the property was devastated after hurricanes in 2004 and 2005. But Mar-a-Lago members, staff and preservation officials do not recall significant damage, raising questions about how the payout was approved. Nor do Palm Beach building permit records show that Trump ever performed major reconstruction or restoration work to the historic property, though former city officials say such repairs would almost certainly have required approval.

Trump did not answer questions from the AP about the damage, but he conceded pocketing some of the insurance money in a 2007 deposition in an unrelated civil lawsuit.” Associated Press


Trump urges dismissal of former ‘Apprentice’ contestant’s lawsuit July 7, 2017 Washington Post  “Arguing in part that a U.S. president cannot be sued in state court while serving in office, lawyers for President Trump in a court filing late Friday called for the dismissal of a complaint from a former contestant on the “Apprentice” television show who claims the president sexually harassed her a decade ago.”

The Stunningly Long List of Women Who’ve Accused Trump of Sexual Assault

We’ll update this list if more people come forward.  Mother Jones 

Woman suing Trump over alleged teen rape drops suit, again Politico By JOSH GERSTEIN


Underestimating Wealth 2006, “Trump has accused both Forbes magazine and “TrumpNation” author Timothy O’Brien of under-estimating his wealth. (He filed a defamation suit in 2006 against O’Brien, who had estimated Trump’s net worth at between $150 and $250 million, claiming that the assertions in his book were inaccurate and had cost the Trump Organization deals. The suit was eventually dismissed.)” The Real Deal

Gambino-associated Moll sued at Trump Tower “FBI agents subpoenaed Trump in 1980 to ask about his dealing with John Cody, a Teamsters official described by law enforcement as a very close associate of the Gambino crime family…But a female friend of Cody’s, a woman with no job who attributed her lavish lifestyle to the kindness of friends, bought three Trump Tower apartments right beneath the triplex where Donald lived with his wife Ivana. Cody stayed there on occasion and invested $500,000 in the units. Trump, Barrett reported, helped the woman get a $3 million mortgage without filling out a loan application or showing financials. In the summer of 1982 Cody, then under indictment, ordered a citywide strike—but the concrete work continued at Trump Tower. After Cody was convicted of racketeering, imprisoned and lost control of the union, Trump sued the woman for $250,000 for alteration work. She countersued for $20 million and in court papers accused Trump of taking kickbacks from contractors, asserting this could “be the basis of a criminal proceeding requiring an attorney general’s investigation” into Trump. Trump then quickly settled, paying the woman a half-million dollars.” Politico


Illegal Polish Immigrants built Trump Tower while Mafia-controlled Union Permitted It “In 1979, when Trump hired a demolition contractor to take down the Bonwit Teller department store to make way for Trump Tower, he hired as many as 200 non-union men to work alongside about 15 members of the House Wreckers Union Local 95. The non-union workers were mostly illegal Polish immigrants paid $4 to $6 per hour with no benefits, far below the union contract. At least some of them did not use power tools but sledgehammers, working 12 hours a day or more and often seven days a week. Known as the “Polish brigade,” many didn’t wear hard hats. Many slept on the construction site…the Genovese family principally controlled the union; this was demonstrated by extensive testimony, documents and convictions in federal trials, as well as a later report by the New York State Organized Crime Task Force…When the Polish workers and a union dissident sued for their pay and benefits, Trump denied any knowledge that illegal workers without hard hats were taking down Bonwit with sledgehammers. The trial, however, demonstrated otherwise: Testimony showed that Trump panicked when the nonunion Polish men threatened a work stoppage because they had not been paid. Trump turned to Daniel Sullivan, a labor fixer and FBI informant, who told him to fire the Polish workers. Trump knew the Polish brigade was composed of underpaid illegal immigrants and that S&A was a mob-owned firm, according to Sullivan and others. “Donald told me that he was having his difficulties and he admitted to me that — seeking my advice — that he had some illegal Polish employees on the job. I reacted by saying to Donald that ‘I think you are nuts,'” Sullivan testified at the time. “I told him to fire them promptly if he had any brains.” In an interview later, Sullivan told me the same thing.In 1991, a federal judge, Charles E. Stewart Jr., ruled that Trump had engaged in a conspiracy to violate a fiduciary duty, or duty of loyalty, to the workers and their union and that the “breach involved fraud and the Trump defendants knowingly participated in his breach.” The judge did not find Trump’s testimony to be sufficiently credible and set damages at $325,000. The case was later settled by negotiation, and the agreement was sealed.”  Politico

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