As news broke Thursday morning that Deutsche Bank's German headquarters had been raided in Frankfurt over, numerous observers were quick to note the bank's deep ties to U.S. President Donald Trump.
I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning—it smells like victory.
An interesting development. Why did Deutsche Bank lend Trump money when no US bank would?
Such a Nice day for Trump’s Proctology Exam
ALL OTHER BANKS WOULDN’T TOUCH HIM? Is that really true? I am skeptical to say the least. In my view, may be true but hard to believe that many other banks could not also be involved.
The Long and Winding Road for Trump and Family Leads To a Jail Cell…
Perhaps, since it’s been shown that Douche Bank was laundering money for the Russians, that money was then being funneled to Herr Trump and fambly.
My jaw just dropped for about the third time I started reading the Miami Herald article and now This? It’s like those dominos falling…
Well tape your jaw up 'cause Deutsche Bank wasn’t the only raid this morning. Federal agents raided the law office that did tax work for Trump for years.
The connection is made clearer in this report from the Hill…
That is also my question.
Please, someone connect the dots on Trump’s casino company revenue being down 1% for the 1995-2005 when all other companies in Atlantic City showed revenue growth of around 17-20% These were the best of years in AC and Trumps places were the bomb back then. And, coincidentally, and allegedly, a few nefarious Russians tied to the Russian mob and specifically to corporate skimming and money laundering operations lived in both the Trump Taj Mahal in AC and Trump Tower in NYC during parts of this time period. I suspect that the money not there in revenue growth was skimmed out, laundered by Russian players, funneled back in as clean to Deutsche Bank, and wham bam loaned back to Trump himself, at least some of it, to bail out his “clean” businessman status- to the extent that was even slightly plausible. Do the digging on this someone…
this is pretty plausible. obviously Trump’s finances are filthy. But we can’t lose sight of the fact that this was supposed to be a “collusion” case centered on a so-called “stolen election”. So far, it appears to be a massive fishing expedition. I think Mueller’s always known where Trump’s dirt was–no surprise, given everyone else knows it, too–but he’s needed one excuse after another to move his initial investigation to a place where it would stumble on paydirt.
The question is: is this what we want our prosecutors to be able to do? Just amble around until they dig something up without probable cause in the first place?
Face it, the Feds don’t raid your accountant and your bankers offices hoping to find something. It means they already have something and that they are simply looking for further corroboration.
All this, the plea by Cohen, and the revocation of the plea deal to Manafort, are all happening suspiciously soon after fat Donnie two-scoops and his lawyers turned in his written exam to Mueller. Methinks his next exam may be proctological in nature as the federales appear to be putting on rubber gloves.
The fat lady isn’t singing yet, but she is clearing her throat. However, don’t be surprised when everybody but fat Donnie ends up in an orange jump suit. In the end, there will be so many people under this bus that none of its four wheels will touch the ground.
You don’t seem to understand. If a special investigator finds evidence of other crimes during the purvey of his inquiries, he is often given the latitude to look into those as well (as a matter of fact, Rosenstein has already authorized such action)
If the cops kick in your door with a warrant to search for stolen jewelry and happen to notice the meth lab you have in the basement, all they need do is call the judge and update the warrent. It’s all admissible.
As everyone will tell you, nobody ever ran a legit casino.
(b) The Special Counsel is authorized to conduct the investigation confinned by then-FBI
Director James 8. Corney in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on
Intelligence on March 20, 2017, including:
(i) any links and/or coordination bet ween the Russian government and individuals
associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump; and
(ii) any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation; and
(iii) any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a).
© If the Special Counsel believes it is necessary and appropriate, the Special Counsel is
authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters.
Because Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s son was heading the real estate division of Deutsche Bank and deemed the loans proper. Deutsche Bank loaned President Donald Trump over $1 billion for his real-estate projects while Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s son led a real-estate division there. Justin Kennedy was the global head of the real-estate capital markets division of Deutsche Bank, which loaned to Trump when other banks wouldn’t. Justin Kennedy left Deutsche Bank as his father was deciding the Citizen’s United case. After leaving Deutsche Bank, he and another former Deutsche Bank employee went to New York to head LNR. LNR then bailed out Kushner’s white elephant at 666 Fifth Avenue…that white elephant a major source of financial problems (until August) and security clearance conflicts of interest.
Recall the timing of Kennedy’s resignation and the appointment of Kavanaugh to replace him and the fact that Kennedy’s son was Trump’s loan officer at Deutsche Bank…
It would be delicious irony if the issues with Trump and Deutsche Bank spread to other less-than-honorable high-ranking officials (former officials) in the US gov…