With all of the election mess swirling around the president, his administration, and family, the last thing he needs is personal legal trouble, but that’s what the District Attorney in Manhattan is busy doing – stirring the pot and investigating the president’s private affairs.
At least, that’s what the headlines are claiming.
The questioning was not specific to the bank’s dealing with the Trump Organization or the President, the people said, with one person adding that it was the beginning of the process. Additional interviews are expected in the near future, they said.
The question does need to be asked and answered: if the questioning involved was not specific to the president’s affairs, and were general in nature, why the screaming headlines indicating that the Manhattan DA is “turning up the heat” and implying that there is wrongdoing on the part of the Trumps and they way they do business.
In court filings, the district attorney’s office has suggested the inquiry could involve tax fraud, insurance fraud, and schemes to defraud its lenders. They also recently subpoenaed the Trump Organization for records relating to fees it has paid to consultants, including a payment made to a company controlled by the President’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.
From the beginning of this particular witch hunt, the drive to get to the president’s personal income records has been pretty blatantly political. No other presidential candidate or president has been treated this way. Those who want him out of office will stop at nothing, it seems, to achieve that goal, even waste millions to billions of taxpayer dollars chasing pots of non-existent gold.