HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » NY AG serves notice to Tr...

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:07 AM

NY AG serves notice to Trump on MSNBC she's coming after him and his family after the election

Source: Raw Story

Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday morning with host Ali Velshi, New York Attorney General Letitia James said her office is proceeding with investigations into Donald Trump and his family whether he wins re-election or not.

According to James, her first concern is making sure there is no election interference in New York on Tuesday, before assuring the MSNBC host that the Justice Department can’t interfere with her when it comes to the Trump Organization and financial improprieties.

“In New York, as you know, we have an investigation against the Trump Organization related to financial impropriety and that investigation is ongoing,” she began. “We will continue that investigation and at this point in time there’s nothing more that I can say other than the fact this they have used every legal attempt to block and deny us information and to witnesses. We filed requests to compel and we were successful. We had the opportunity to question Eric Trump and we are continuing to review all of the documents they have submitted and other witnesses as well — we look forward to questioning them also.”

“To be clear, without telling me any details about the investigation, you are not subject to any other types of rules?” the MSNBC host pressed. “There is no immunity that someone can present the president with that limits your ability to pursue these investigations and put whatever charges forward you see fit. As the attorney general of New York, you’re not governed by the Department of Justice or any federal rules?”

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/ny-ag-serves-notice-to-trump-on-msnbc-shes-coming-after-him-and-his-family-after-the-election/




38 replies, 6768 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 38 replies Author Time Post
Reply NY AG serves notice to Trump on MSNBC she's coming after him and his family after the election (Original post)
George II Oct 2020 OP
BootinUp Oct 2020 #1
lapucelle Oct 2020 #2
iluvtennis Oct 2020 #3
groundloop Oct 2020 #4
JCMach1 Oct 2020 #6
JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 2020 #30
cstanleytech Oct 2020 #31
Calista241 Oct 2020 #5
BlueNProud Oct 2020 #9
Post removed Oct 2020 #25
appalachiablue Nov 2020 #37
BlueNProud Oct 2020 #7
Duppers Oct 2020 #12
BlueNProud Oct 2020 #15
Duppers Oct 2020 #20
TwilightZone Oct 2020 #22
paleotn Oct 2020 #29
orangecrush Oct 2020 #33
paleotn Oct 2020 #34
dalton99a Oct 2020 #8
RockRaven Oct 2020 #10
Jon King Oct 2020 #11
RockRaven Oct 2020 #16
Jon King Oct 2020 #18
NoMoreRepugs Oct 2020 #13
Celerity Oct 2020 #23
Bayard Oct 2020 #14
SammyWinstonJack Oct 2020 #24
paleotn Oct 2020 #28
Roc2020 Oct 2020 #17
Enoki33 Oct 2020 #19
PatrickforO Oct 2020 #21
C Moon Oct 2020 #26
IthinkThereforeIAM Oct 2020 #27
Cha Oct 2020 #32
milestogo Oct 2020 #35
Miguelito Loveless Oct 2020 #36
Brainfodder Nov 2020 #38

Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:11 AM

1. She says in there that Cohen was a key source

I guess I remember that being clear before. Seems a Trump year ago.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:12 AM

2. Democrats put a phenomenal executive team on the ballot in 2018.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:28 AM

3. Excellent news - put that trump crime family done. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:38 AM

4. Seems like it might have been better to keep this more low key

In my most humble opinion, it would have been better to keep this under wraps until indictments are issued.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:52 AM

6. Saving the taxpayers money when he flees the country!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 02:56 PM

30. Not her style. Didn't she rage against the existence of the NRA, ...

... because some of its officers were corrupt?

She's loud and brash. Now let's see if she can back it up.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 03:42 PM

31. That there has been an ongoing investigation and that Trump has been trying to block it

from being able to continue has been well reported already though so it would be kind of pointless to try and keep it low key or under wraps.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:38 AM

5. Saying stuff like this publicly is not the smartest idea.

Despite it being what we all want to see happen. The Trumps will just say she's prosecuting them for political reasons, and they'll play recordings of her and others saying this type of stuff ad nauseam.

She can say she's already won the Trump immunity argument, but fighting to get and serve a subpoena is different than trying to prosecute a criminal case.

Trump himself is also insulated by an army of accountants, tax and real estate lawyers. The Trump Org is a major corporation, and has a finance department staffed in the hundreds. Trump just can't call up Deutsch Bank and say a property is worth X, he and his company are going to have to prove properties value before any loans. And it would be extraordinarily suspicious to the bank if Trump himself is delivering those documents to DB. He would have to involve his staff, and they would take the lead on delivering requested documentation. Those types of valuations take months to process. Trump is a big picture guy, the minutiae of those types of things are not something he'd work on.

James appears to base a lot of their case on Michael Cohen's testimony. I have no doubt that if Trump really didn't want Cohen talking, there are ways they could have shut him up.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Calista241 (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:59 AM

9. Agreed. She's making it seem like there's a vendetta.

If they've committed crimes charge them. Until then keep it shut.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Calista241 (Reply #5)


Response to Calista241 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 12:46 AM

37. What instantly stood out to me, very unwise move.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:56 AM

7. She talks a big game

whats the point in talking? Do what you're gonna do and shut up about it. NY AG been letting this crooked family run rampant for years. I'll believe it when I see it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BlueNProud (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:29 PM

12. Yes but Letitia James ...

Has only been AG for 2yrs, since hump has been in office.

We can hope justice will be done.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Duppers (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:33 PM

15. Why telegraph a punch

not holding my breath that dump or his grotesque offspring will ever be wearing orange jumpsuits.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BlueNProud (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:57 PM

20. Good pt!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BlueNProud (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 01:02 PM

22. Everyone knows what she's doing.

Especially the Trump administration. Eric Trump was just questioned, for on.

None of this is a secret.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BlueNProud (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 02:17 PM

29. This isn't telegraphing anything....

Donnie and the spawn have known for quite some time that state of NY is hot on their asses. The problems to date have been access to evidence, specifically financial records. Can't charge without evidence of crimes. And "I just know he's been up to no good" is not evidence.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to paleotn (Reply #29)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 05:14 PM

33. Lots of new posters

Jumping on the discredit Letitia James bandwagon.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to orangecrush (Reply #33)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 05:20 PM

34. That's interesting.

I wonder if they're related to the polling concern trolls?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:57 AM

8. The Trump family must pay for their crimes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:17 PM

10. The NY AG does civil cases only. Criminal prosecutions are handled by DAs. So at best we'll

see fines, asset seizures, dissolution of organizations, settlements of the sort we saw with Trump Foundation. At least from her office. They will, of course, share evidence of crimes with the appropriate DA, like Cyrus Vance.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RockRaven (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:27 PM

11. Not in NY

In NY the Attorney General can indeed bring criminal cases. Its not that way in all states but it is in NY.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jon King (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:36 PM

16. In an absolute sense, yes they can prosecute some things, but from their own website FAQ:

"In general, the law states that this Office does not have jurisdiction over most criminal matters. The Attorney General prosecutes fraud in the sale of securities, anti-trust violations, the unlicensed practice of a profession, and other types of fraud, when the case is referred to the Attorney General by the head of a State agency."

So I cannot say for certain whether or not any Trump crimes will count as "fraud, when the case is referred to the Attorney General by the head of a State agency" but maybe it will. I doubt the first 3 items in the list will apply.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RockRaven (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:43 PM

18. In NY the Governor can direct the AG to investigate and prosecute...

Her office powers are very broad and flexible. NY state law allows the Governor to empower and direct criminal prosecutions to the AG. Also, any powers she does not have can easily be granted through the NY State legislature and sent to the Governor. Powers and laws of NY state can be changed as needed to allow her sufficient powers.

https://ag.ny.gov/bureaus

"While the Attorney General acts independently of the Governor, the Governor or a state agency may request the Attorney General to undertake specific criminal investigations and prosecutions."

Trump family crimes are right up the alley of the NY AG. She can indeed investigate and direct prosecution for crimes related to taxes, fraud, and a whole host of other things.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:31 PM

13. I disagree w the DU naysayers here. Put every ounce

of pressure possible on the RUMP 24/7. The more pressure the more unhinged, if that’s possible, he becomes. His craziness only helps JB and KH IMO.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 01:15 PM

23. +100000000

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:31 PM

14. Cue the death threats

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bayard (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 01:19 PM

24. Cue the cheating. Cheat big or go home. GOPee.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 02:13 PM

28. Cheat big or go to jail....

Extra incentive, but on the other hand, that just adds to the list of crimes if cheat big doesn't work. Slither off to a country lacking an extradition treaty is still an option. If it were me, plan A, but make sure plan B is sitting on the tarmac with the engine warmed up.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:38 PM

17. Good. Accountability is on the ballot too

Let Trump and his cohorts tremble every second until election night...then the judgement.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:53 PM

19. The more psychological pressure that the crime family is put

under the better, and the more the public is reminded of their criminality the better we will be served, especially at this time. Their persecution claim will be inevitable, even if the AG said zero.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 01:00 PM

21. This is great. James, and other Attorneys General need to GRIND on the Trump

family. God knows, there are plenty of potential charges out there, ranging from a quarter million counts of reckless disregard for human life, 545 counts of genocide, over 10,000 counts of crimes against humanity, racketeering, treason, money laundering, etc.

I mean, Trump doesn't need to even try in order to be a corrupt piece of shit. With him it is effortless!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 01:35 PM

26. I think, this isn't only a warning to Trump,

but also to those planning on breaking election laws. And maybe to get some to come out against Trump—to show he is not above the law.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 01:55 PM

27. Oh, come on! Don't scare them away so close to the end of the game...


... it stinks when that happens. Then we end up just passing the basketball around while the clock winds down...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 05:06 PM

32. Rt.. TY & Please Watch your Back, AG James!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 05:26 PM

35. LOCK THEM UP.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 06:04 PM

36. I agree with her sentiment

but think it is highly inadvisable to make mentally unstable people feel they must take desperate actions. Especially when a particular mentally unstable monster has nuclear launch codes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2020, 05:55 AM

38. I have no complaints on the timing of whatever this is, or care do you?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread