Will Trump Face Arrest As Joe Biden Is Sworn In As President?

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JakeThomas

“Does such a scenario seem too dramatic…? Possibly. But this is the Trump era."

The Independent’s Washington Bureau Chief John T. Bennett imagined on Friday a scenario in which President Trump is met with immediate legal trouble upon Joe Biden’s swearing in and Trump’s return to civilian life.

  • Bennett wondered: “Does such a scenario seem too dramatic, too much the stuff of political thriller novels or B-rate films? Possibly. But this is the Trump era. And that means nothing is too outlandish or even off-limits.”
  • “There are at least 12 federal and state investigations into Trump, his 2016 campaign and his business dealings, according to a list compiled by the New York Times,” Bennett wrote.

That includes possible hush-money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels and others; whether the Trump team offered a pardon to his former “fixer” and personal attorney Michael Cohen; alleged insurance claim inflation; other potentially illegal insurance frauds; misused charitable trusts; various campaign finance violations; and self-dealing within The Trump Organization, a.k.a the family business.

  • There is also the issue of Trump’s taxes.
  • “Federal investigators also seem keen to speak with the President about a slew of matters related to his, to put it diplomatically, murky tax situation,” Bennett noted.
  • “When you have watched the Trump operation up close for a half-decade...there are similarities to organizations that operate, shall we say, at the margins of rules and laws,” Bennett wrote.

Fictional television mob boss Tony Soprano once said, “If you can quote the rules, then you can obey them.” This president never quite quotes them, instead stating his interpretation of them and trying to shape others’ perceptions of how he has twisted and pressed them to their breaking points.

The head of the Soprano organization also uttered this memorable diatribe: “All due respect, you got no f***in’ idea what it’s like to be Number One. Every decision you make affects every facet of every other f***in’ thing. It’s too much to deal with almost. And in the end, you’re completely alone with it all.”

  • That Trump could face legal consequences after leaving office is not too far-fetched.
  • Bennett observed: “Donald John Trump has made countless consequential – and highly questionable – decisions in his private and presidential dealings, ones that have triggered the legal system’s scrutiny over and over and over.”

He may very soon be alone with it all.

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Comments (25)
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DEM
DEM

This MASSMURDERER and his enablers need to be indicted, convicted AND EXECUTED for all these needless deaths. This is not incompetence, this was planned. Otherwise we made a terrible mistake at Nuremberg.

Fredbrillo111
Fredbrillo111

Trump bragged about Roger Stone not "Flipping" on him or "ratting" on him...then Trump commutes Stones sentence. When asked if pardoning someone as a reward for their silence would be illegal, William Barr said...yes it would.. But he did nothing about it... didnt even bother to investigate and look for evidence. He's complicit.

charles1166
charles1166

Let's vote! Hanging or firing squad?

charles1166
charles1166

Lets vote

Age_Of_Reason
Age_Of_Reason

Maybe he and Biden can share a cell. It appears that Creepy Joe was collecting a portion of proceeds from his childrens (and siblings?) dirty dealings overseas. The kids sell access to Joe, Joe creates policy for the buyer, Joe then takes a percentage of dough that his kids made in the deal. Democrat business partner Tony Bobulinski confirms emails on Hunter's laptop. It's the story of the century... puts Trumps little misdemeanors to shame.

TRUMP 2020

Snippets
Snippets

Funny, but I don't think the Biden conspiracy theory got off the ground. It disappeared like a fart in a wind storm. However, Trumps crimes are real. He will be pursued.

Espugh
Espugh

I certainly hope so! He has destroyed our democracy, economy and killed over a quarter of a million people!

0lMackyD321
0lMackyD321

He will never be alone. The boys on E-Cell Block are only too eager to cozy up with him.

Honey Badger
Honey Badger

Are you trying to be funny? Name one -ONE- outgoing president, who was arrested by the incoming president. Just ONE. Because there was a whole bunch of them, who richly deserved to be HANGED for war crimes - yet every single one of them enjoys the blessings of presidential retirement in a multimillion dollar estate, and happily dies of old age, after the best medicine the People can pay for is no longer working.


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