The minute Trump leaves office, investigators must pounce

This highly dangerous, very emotionally unstable man, who has committed various crimes, must not be allowed to walk away from them and continue to be a threat to this country and its democracy.

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After Trump exits the White House, the various investigators, those in New York, in particular, need to go after him like a swarm of angry hornets, hopefully charging him with numerous crimes and illegal dealings. 

They need to stop him before he takes off and relentlessly wreaks havoc across this entire nation. He must make be made to feel the power of America’s system of justice. 

This highly dangerous, very emotionally unstable man, who has committed various crimes, must not be allowed to walk away from them and continue to be a threat to this country and its democracy. He must be tried, convicted, and sent to prison for as many years as possible. He must pay a heavy price for his many sins.

Some of his crimes and illegal activities for which he has to be prosecuted are civil, some are criminal, and some are moral. At the top of the list is how he initiated a modern-day Civil War in America; just like a dictator, he knew that that rule and conquer was the established way to make it happen.

Suppose it’s Jan. 21, 2021, the day after Biden’s Inauguration, and Trump has now become an ex-president. He now becomes fair game for the hunters, the investigators just waiting for him to enter civilian life. What’s next?

Some would say he will immediately begin planning for the presidency in 2024; that, he will be extremely busy running his businesses while continuing to control the Republican Party.

Others will say it won’t be anything like that because he will be very busy working with a host of lawyers on his defense strategies in a plethora of cases. He will have many, many court appearances before he goes to trial. He won’t have time to do the usual things that feed his ego as he desperately tries to find ways to stay out of prison.

Let’s take a look at some of those investigations currently going on. First, we have the Manhattan New York investigation being run, over the past two years, by District Attorney Cyrus Vance. The main focus is on Trump’s possible bank, tax, and insurance fraud, along with falsification of business records.

Vance is determined to obtain Trump’s tax returns for the past 8 years and it’s almost certain that he will be successful. When he does he will have just about everything he needs to build a solid case against Trump, charge him accordingly, get him convicted, and have him sentenced to prison for at least 5 years.

Next, we have The New York Civil Fraud Investigation being conducted by NY Attorney General, Letitia James. This investigation started when Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, testified before Congress and said Trump inflated or deflated the value of assets to save money on insurance and real estate loans. If he is charged and found guilty he will be heavily fined but won’t go to jail because this is a civil investigation.

Let’s review some other important investigations that are being conducted: 

*Justice Dept. probe into tax evasion: A new Attorney General appointed by Biden might launch a criminal investigation into Trump’s alleged tax evasion. The New York Times reported that Trump paid only $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017.

*The hush money investigation: The Southern District of New York has been carrying on an investigation involving Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer who, at Trump’s direction, made illegal payments to two women who had had affairs with The Donald. 

*E. Jean Carroll: There is an ongoing investigation into the accusation by this journalist that accused Trump of raping her in the 1990s. She also sued Trump for defamation in 2019.  

*Summer Zervos: She was a contestant on the Apprentice, hosted by Trump. 2018. she accused him of sexually assaulting her in 2007. Zervos filed a defamation lawsuit against him in 2017 after he called her a liar.

*Mary Trump fraud case: she is Donald Trump’s niece. She filed a lawsuit earlier this year accusing him and other members of his family of fraud that deprived her of her interests in the settlement of Trump’s father’s estate.

Let’s talk about moral crimes. One of the most despicable things Trump has done is his complete disregard and terrible mismanagement of the Coronavirus crisis. There is no question but that he is personally responsible for, many thousands of Americans’ deaths.

How about these other moral crimes and inhuman acts, that he has committed? 

What kind of man takes young kids at the Southern border away from their parents and then throws them into wire cages just as if they were animals? And then forgets about them and lets them suffer? 

Worse yet, he never developed a plan to return them to their parents. What kind of a human being would ever do such a thing?

What kind of a president, when he knows that some 20 million Americans are enrolled under Obamacare would try everything possible to destroy that medical insurance? I’ll bet that he never gave a thought to the fact that a great many of these people have pre-existing conditions and, if they lose Obamacare, they can’t get other medical insurance. 

Speaking of morality, what kind of president would use his pardoning power to grant pardons to convicted criminals? Convicted criminals who are his friends and associates and who no doubt know all about all his illegal acts and could rat on him if they found it necessary?

Well, the U.S. court system will make the appropriate judgments relative to Trump’s alleged civil and criminal acts and will sentence him appropriately. 

So how will Trump be judged relative to his many acts that violate the principles of ethics and morality? The U.S. system of justice can’t charge him, convict him and sentence him. Will he pay for these violations in some way? I can’t think of anything, that is unless their truly is a Judgment Day whereby he will pay the highest price for the terrible things he has done to his fellow humans.  

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Michael Payne is an independent progressive activist. His writings deal with social, economic, political and foreign policy issues; and especially with the great dangers involved with the proliferation of perpetual war, the associated defense industry, and the massive control that Corporate America holds over this government and our election process; all which are leading this nation down the road to eventual financial ruin if the conditions are not reversed. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and a U.S. Army veteran.

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