Recall that the notorious 1930’s Chicago mobster Al Capone, was never convicted of being behind multiple murders, only income tax evasion. He was convicted in 1931, the year I was born in Evanston, a Chicago suburb, where my father as a bond salesman in Chicago was working at the time. You can read Capone’s Wikipedia bio here.
Will Trump likely pay for his murderous crime of inciting the January 6th insurrection on the US Capitol or even perhaps for his numerous questionable actions while in office? We will probably not know for months but the NY District Attorney’s empaneling of a grand jury suggests his past business practices may prove extremely actionable. Expect news before Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr’s retirement at year end 2021.
We can count that the full trial process will likely take months as everyone is lawyered up to the hilt. You can read an initial Washington Post story here.
Grand jury convened in Trump criminal probe to hear evidence, weigh potential charges https://t.co/MXL5g6R59e
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 25, 2021
The growing number of alleged stories of wrongdoing by former US President Donald J.Trump and his minions should at least serve to warn the GOP that his political power may well not survive the mid term elections if then.
Michael Cohen, his long time attorney, wrote a book entitled “Disloyal” whose validity could be contested in any trial for obvious reasons of self interest, but Thriftbooks analysis is interesting reading here.
Perhaps the most telling of recent disclosures was the brief May 26 CNN interview with former wife of the son of Trump’s long time CFO, Jennifer Weisselberg which is partly covered here.
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) May 20, 2021
Facts of what Trump has perpetrated against our democracy just doesn’t get any more disgraceful and the comparison with the fate of Al Capone makes the life story of that heinous murderer seem almost worthy of pity. After years in prison, Capone was paroled to his home and died with dementia and pneumonia at 48.
From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013
By Donald A. Collins
Publisher: Church and State Press (July 30, 2014)
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