Case Closed…or NOT!

The special master review of evidence seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is no more.

Judge Aileen Cannon on Monday formally dismissed the case, which Trump brought to challenge the Mar-a-Lago evidence collection and in which she appointed special master Raymond Dearie, another judge, to make recommendations on whether prosecutors could access evidence…

The new order closes the book on what had been a rare bright spot for Trump in his otherwise floundering attempts to stymie the sprawling investigations into his conduct.

Cannon – a Trump appointee who sits on the federal court in Ft. Pierce, Florida, which is in the same US court district as Mar-a-Lago – drew criticism from across the ideological spectrum for how she handled the litigation Trump brought days after the FBI’s search of his winter home.

The dismissal of the case now gives the Justice Department full access to tens of thousands of records and other items found among documents marked as classified in Trump’s beach club and private office…

Because Cannon blocked DOJ investigators from using the seized documents in their criminal probe while the special master process unfolded, the review stood to slow down the Justice Department’s investigation…The investigation has recently been taken over by special counsel Jack Smith, who has stressed his desire not to let it get slowed down.

Which is called a “GOTCHA!”

Trump’s company found GUILTY on 17 counts of tax fraud

A jury convicted former President Donald Trump’s company on multiple tax fraud charges on Tuesday in a New York court.

After deliberating for one day, the jury delivered a guilty verdict on all 17 counts, which included tax fraud and other financial crimes, against the Trump Organization. Prosecutors alleged that executives at the company devised a scheme to avoid paying taxes that included “indirect” payments made to top officers for items like school tuition, apartments and cars. The verdict came after a three-year investigation by prosecutors. Trump was not personally on trial, but prosecutors alleged during the proceedings that he knew of the fraud being committed at the company, a charge he has denied.

The Trump Organization was charged with scheming to defraud, conspiracy, criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records. The guilty verdicts mean it will now face a $1.6 million fine.

Presumably, authorities will continue their probe into corruption at Trump’s Organization. Sooner or later, we can hope to see the scumbag tossed into a cell for his crimes.