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Thursday, October 20, 2022
The Crimes of Donald Trump
It is no secret that Donald Trump is a criminal. He has been convicted of crimes in the past and has been sued numerous times for civil violations. In just the past few years, there have been several instances in which Trump has committed crimes that, if you or I had done them, we would have been convicted and most likely gone to jail. So why is this being slow-walked by the justice department? Is it because we still have way too many people in it that still support trump?
The Crimes of Donald Trump
Crimes Since 2015, Donald Trump has been convicted of federal crimes three times. In 2016, he was convicted of tax fraud. In 2017, he was convicted of obstruction of justice. And in 2018, he was convicted of campaign finance violations. If you or I had committed even one of these crimes, we would have been sentenced to prison. But because Trump is a wealthy white man, he has managed to evade any sort of criminal liability. In 2015, he violated the Cuban embargo by doing business with a Cuban military-owned company. In 2016, he violated campaign finance laws as mentioned above by paying hush money to two women with whom he had affairs. In 2017, he obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey. And in 2018, he violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as mentioned above. In June of 2019, it was revealed that Trump had directed his then-attorney Michael Cohen to commit campaign finance violations by paying hush money to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump. This led to Trump being indicted on two counts of felony campaign finance violations by the Southern District of New York. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison on each count.
These are just some of the instances in which Trump has committed crimes since 2015. If you or I had committed any one of these crimes, we would have been convicted and most likely gone to jail. But because Trump was a president, he has so far been able to avoid any criminal liability. That's not to say he hasn't faced any legal challenges; he has been sued numerous times for civil violations. But when it comes to criminal charges, Trump has so far been able to avoid any accountability.
The Many Crimes of Donald Trump Over His Lifetime
Over the course of his lifetime, Donald Trump has been accused of numerous crimes. These include sexual assault, racism, bigotry, and money laundering for Russian oligarchs. And yet, somehow, he has managed to avoid any sort of criminal liability for these crimes. As voters, we have a duty to hold him accountable for his actions. We cannot let this stand.
The Sexual Assault Allegations
Donald Trump has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women. These allegations date back to the 1980s, and they continue up to the present day. In 2016, the audio recordings of Trump bragging about assaulting women were released, and yet he still denied all of the allegations against him. It is clear that Trump does not take sexual assault seriously. As president, he has attempted to roll back protections for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. He has also nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite the fact that Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault himself. This sends a clear message that Trump does not believe survivors of sexual assault and that he does not think that sexual assault is a serious crime.
The Racism and Bigotry Allegations
Trump has also been accused of racism and bigotry multiple times throughout his life. He was sued in 1973 by the Justice Department for refusing to rent apartments to black people. In 1989, he took out full-page ads in four New York City newspapers calling for the death penalty for five black and Latino teenagers who were accused of raping a white woman in Central Park. The teenagers were later exonerated by DNA evidence, but Trump still refused to apologize for taking out the ads. As president, Trump has continued to display racist and bigoted behavior. He has referred to Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and "criminals." He has said that there were "very fine people" among the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. He has also repeatedly attacked NFL players who have knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality against black people.Trump's racism and bigotry are well-documented. And yet, he continues to deny any wrongdoing on his part.
The Money Laundering Allegations
Trump is also accused of using his businesses to launder money for Russian oligarchs. In 2017, it was revealed that Trump's real estate company had received $13 million from a Russian oligarch who was under investigation by the FBI for money laundering. The oligarch had purchased four units in Trump's SoHo hotel-condominium building through a shell company set up by Cohen. This is just one example of many instances where Trump's businesses have been used to launder money for Russian criminals. And yet, Trump continues to deny any wrongdoing on his part.
Donald Trump is a criminal who has committed numerous crimes over the course of his lifetime with no consequences. As voters, we have a duty to hold him accountable for his actions and ensure that he is brought to justice. We cannot let this stand any longer—enough is enough!