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Trump Organization ‘Appears to Be a Criminal Organization’ Says Former US Attorney on Inauguration Committee Bombshell



Former U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg says the Trump Organization “more and more” is appearing to be a “criminal organization.”

Rosenberg made his remarks Thursday afternoon in response to the breaking news bombshell that the Trump Inaugural Committee is now under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The “criminal probe is examining whether some donors gave money in exchange for access/influence,” The Wall Street Journal just reported.

“Is this a corruption case, a pay-to-play case, what does this look like?” MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace asked Rosenberg.

“It’s those things and perhaps more,” Rosenberg replied. “It could be wire fraud, it could be a money-laundering scandal, it could be bribery. Look, the Trump Organization more and more appears to be a criminal organization,” he charged.

“It’s not like they have been for their entire corporate existence playing by the rules and suddenly made two bad payments.”

“Corporations, people whom run them, tend to either obey the law or violate the law.”

“And so, what the Wall Street Journal appears to be describing is a possible public corruption, pay-to-play, bribery case, in which incoming officials, or officials, sold access, ” Rosenberg explained. “That’s illegal, for many good public policy reasons.


Rosenberg, a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia was also the Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He has worked under both Democratic and Republican presidents.

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Federal Prosecutors Open Criminal Investigation Into Trump Inauguration Committee Spending



The Wall Street Journal has just published a bombshell report revealing that federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into spending by the Trump inauguration committee.

“Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donations,” the Journal reports, noting that a “criminal probe is examining whether some donors gave money in exchange for access/influence.”

“The criminal probe by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, which is in its early stages, also is examining whether some of the committee’s top donors gave money in exchange for access to the incoming Trump administration, policy concessions or to influence official administration positions, some of the people said.”

The “investigation partly arises out of materials seized from Michael Cohen,” Trump’s former personal attorney.

Cohen has countless hours of tapes he made by secretly recording conversations.

MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” just posted this report:

UPDATE: 5:37 PM ET –
More via MSNBC:


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