NEWS: N.Y.C. Will End Trump Contracts Over Capitol Riot. The contracts are for two ice-skating rinks at Central Park, the Central Park Carousel and the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, a city-owned golf course in the Bronx. @emmagf
This is a reckoning unlike anything Trump has ever seen. Includes famed Wollman rink, that Trump famously offered mayor Ed Koch to rebuild in 1980s at Trump expense within six months, in return for the leases to operate the rink. Trump has run it ever since.
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4 Jan
JUST POSTED: Did President Trump's call to Georgia's Sec of State violate the law? Several prominent lawyers think it might have. But unclear it will result in any charges. A look at the law and prospects for any follow up.…
Here is the federal law in play
And here is the Georgia law in play.
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25 Dec 20
You can't erase history: Charles Kushner, a multimillionaire real estate executive, philanthropist and a top Democratic donors, sentenced to years in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion, witness tampering, making illegal campaign donations…
Bernard B. Kerik, a former New York police commissioner who rose to national prominence, was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to eight felony charges, including tax fraud and lying to White House officials.…
Michael R. Milken, the once-powerful financier who came to symbolize a decade of excess, was sentenced to 10 years in prison yesterday for violating Federal securities laws and committing other crimes.…
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In case you missed it, the sentencing memo from DOJ prosecutors who along with the FBI spent years of their lives bringing a case against a guy convicted of one of the largest Medicare fraud cases in US history. A year later, Trump commuted what is left of his 20 yr jail term.
If you want to read the entire memo, here it is…. And here is a second related memo.
And here is the response--just abt a year later--from President Trump…
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JUST POSTED: A case study in how to get out of jail--if you are rich and have been convicted of largest Medicare fraud case in US history. Donate money to a charity. Get them to intervene with Trump. Boom. You are free. With @kenvogel & @JesseDrucker…
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And here is what he said just before he was sentenced....
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23 Dec 20
UPDATE: A federal court judge in DC on today (Tuesday Dec. 22) imposed a temporary restraining order on helium drilling project on pristine federal lands in Utah that I wrote about in SUNDAY NYT.…
Here is the story. This was one of four projects that I focused on in this story. It is a temporary restraining order, which is very unusual, as Interior has not even issued the drilling permit yet. But judge agreed that his action would be moot if he waited.
Here is the story from Sunday's paper. Final approval of this Utah project had been expected as soon as Dec. 23, with construction slated to begin immediately .…
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Trump pardon fest begins. Among those at head of the line: two ex Republican House lawmakers convicted of federal crimes.
Other pardons include George Papadopoulos, former Trump campaign aide who has spent months sending tweets praising Trump and anything and everything having to do with him.
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