05 March 2019

The Whole Shebang

The New York Times published a terrific op-ed yesterday (link here) about how a method used by prosecutors against organized crime figures could be used against Donald Trump, his family, and his business.

A three-paragraph excerpt tells the story:

"Indicting the whole Trump Organization as a 'corrupt enterprise' could also help prosecutors address the thorny question of whether the President can be indicted in office; they could lay out a whole pattern of criminal activity, indict numerous players -- including perhaps Trump family members -- and leave the President himself as a named, unindicted co-conspirator.

"Such an action would allow investigators to make public all the known activity for Congress and the public to consider as part of impeachment hearings or re-election. It would also activate powerful forfeiture tools for prosecutors that could allow them to seize the Trump Organization’s assets and cut off its income streams.

"The irony will be that if federal prosecutors decide to move against President Trump’s empire and family together, he’ll have one man’s model to thank: his own TV lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who perfected the template to tackle precisely that type of criminal enterprise."

It's too early to ask Santa for this but my birthday is next month. This would make a perfect gift for me.

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