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POLITICAL CAREER. HE’S MADE IT AS HARD AS HE’S MADE IT AS HARD AS POSSIBLE. POSSIBLE. BACK TO THE TAXES AND ALL THE BACK TO THE TAXES AND ALL THE REST OF IT. REST OF IT. THAT SAID, ANY TIME ANY THAT SAID, ANY TIME ANY REPORTERS OR ANY INVESTIGATORS REPORTERS OR ANY INVESTIGATORS HAVE GOTTEN AHOLD OF ANY LITTLE HAVE GOTTEN AHOLD OF ANY LITTLE PIECE OF HIS FINANCIAL HISTORY, PIECE OF HIS FINANCIAL HISTORY, IT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE SO IT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE SO UNIMAGINABLY BAD. UNIMAGINABLY BAD. IT’S KIND OF HARD TO BELIEVE IT’S KIND OF HARD TO BELIEVE THIS ISN’T ALL ANYBODY WORKS ON THIS ISN’T ALL ANYBODY WORKS ON WHEN IT COMES TO HIM. WHEN IT COMES TO HIM. ANY LITTLE MONEY THING RELATED ANY LITTLE MONEY THING RELATED TO HIM THAT HAS BEEN FULLY TO HIM THAT HAS BEEN FULLY REPORTED REVEALS A CATASTROPHE. REPORTED REVEALS A CATASTROPHE. PICK ONE AT RANDOM. PICK ONE AT RANDOM. THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS THAT WERE HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS THAT WERE MADE TO BENEFIT HIS CAMPAIGN MADE TO BENEFIT HIS CAMPAIGN DURING THE TIME HE WAS RUNNING DURING THE TIME HE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. FOR PRESIDENT. FUNDS PAID BY CHECKS HANDWRITTEN FUNDS PAID BY CHECKS HANDWRITTEN BY TRUMP ORGANIZATION BY TRUMP ORGANIZATION EXECUTIVES, INCLUDING HIS ELDEST EXECUTIVES, INCLUDING HIS ELDEST SON. SON. WE STILL DON’T TOTALLY WE STILL DON’T TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WHY THOSE TRUMP UNDERSTAND WHY THOSE TRUMP ORGANIZATION EXECUTIVES NEVER ORGANIZATION EXECUTIVES NEVER GOT CHARGED IN THIS SCHEME. GOT CHARGED IN THIS SCHEME. THE PRESIDENT’S PERSONAL LAWYER THE PRESIDENT’S PERSONAL LAWYER WHO CONVEYED THE CHECKS TO THE WHO CONVEYED THE CHECKS TO THE WOMEN WHO WERE BEING PAID OFF IN WOMEN WHO WERE BEING PAID OFF IN THE SCHEME, HE ENDED UP GOING TO THE SCHEME, HE ENDED UP GOING TO PRISON FOR THIS MONEY. PRISON FOR THIS MONEY. BUT MICHAEL COHEN IS STILL IN BUT MICHAEL COHEN IS STILL IN PRISON FOR THAT HUSH MONEY PRISON FOR THAT HUSH MONEY SCANDAL. SCANDAL. PROSECUTORS IN THE SOUTHERN PROSECUTORS IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK NAMED THE DISTRICT OF NEW YORK NAMED THE PRESIDENT AS THE PERSON WHO PRESIDENT AS THE PERSON WHO SUPERVISED AND ORDERED THE SUPERVISED AND ORDERED THE COMMISSION OF THOSE FELONIES. COMMISSION OF THOSE FELONIES. THEY DESCRIBED HIM AS INDIVIDUAL THEY DESCRIBED HIM AS INDIVIDUAL 1. 1. WHO KNOWS, DEPENDING ON THE WHO KNOWS, DEPENDING ON THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS AND STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS AND WHETHER HE WINS RE-ELECTION, WHETHER HE WINS RE-ELECTION, MAYBE WE’LL SOON SEE HIM FACE MAYBE WE’LL SOON SEE HIM FACE HIS OWN FELONY CHARGES ON THAT HIS OWN FELONY CHARGES ON THAT AS WELL. AS WELL. I MEAN THAT’S JUST ONE — THAT’S I MEAN THAT’S JUST ONE — THAT’S JUST A COUPLE HUNDRED THOUSAND JUST A COUPLE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS DURING THE CAMPAIGN. DOLLARS DURING THE CAMPAIGN. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. WHOA, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WHOA, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO PRISON. PRISON. MAYBE THE PRESIDENT IS TOO. MAYBE THE PRESIDENT IS TOO. WHAT DO WE KNOW OF THE WHAT DO WE KNOW OF THE PRESIDENT’S TAXES? PRESIDENT’S TAXES? NOBODY HAS BEEN ABLE TO OBTAIN NOBODY HAS BEEN ABLE TO OBTAIN MORE THAN A FEW PAGES OF HIS MORE THAN A FEW PAGES OF HIS TAXES. TAXES. BUT “THE NEW YORK TIMES” BUT “THE NEW YORK TIMES” COMBINED THOSE FEW KNOWN PAGES COMBINED THOSE FEW KNOWN PAGES OF HIS TAXES WITH A BUNCH OF OF HIS TAXES WITH A BUNCH OF BUSINESS RECORDS FROM THE TRUMP BUSINESS RECORDS FROM THE TRUMP FAMILY BUSINESSES THAT THEY FAMILY BUSINESSES THAT THEY OBTAINED THROUGH SORT OF OBTAINED THROUGH SORT OF MYSTERIOUS MEANS AND A BUNCH OF MYSTERIOUS MEANS AND A BUNCH OF TRUMP’S FATHER’S TAXES. TRUMP’S FATHER’S TAXES. WITH THOSE MATERIALS, “THE NEW WITH THOSE MATERIALS, “THE NEW YORK TIMES” WAS ABLE TO PUT YORK TIMES” WAS ABLE TO PUT TOGETHER A MAGNUM OPUS 40-PAGE TOGETHER A MAGNUM OPUS 40-PAGE LONG, 13,000-WORD PULITZER PRIZE LONG, 13,000-WORD PULITZER PRIZE WINNING EXPOSE ABOUT THE WINNING EXPOSE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT RUNNING CRIMINAL PRESIDENT RUNNING CRIMINAL SCHEMES TO EVADE TAXES, TO RIP SCHEMES TO EVADE TAXES, TO RIP OFF EVERYONE FROM THE CITY TO OFF EVERYONE FROM THE CITY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO THEIR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO THEIR OWN TAENGTENANTS. OWN TAENGTENANTS. I MEAN TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS I MEAN TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. IT WAS BAD ENOUGH THAT THE IT WAS BAD ENOUGH THAT THE PRESIDENT’S SISTER RESIGNED HER PRESIDENT’S SISTER RESIGNED HER LIFETIME SEAT ON THE FEDERAL LIFETIME SEAT ON THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY TO AVOID AN ETHICS JUDICIARY TO AVOID AN ETHICS INQUIRY INTO WHAT SHE AND HER INQUIRY INTO WHAT SHE AND HER BROTHER HAD DONE TO EVADE TAXES BROTHER HAD DONE TO EVADE TAXES AS PART OF THIS BIG FAMILY AS PART OF THIS BIG FAMILY SCHEME. SCHEME. JUDGES HAVE LIFETIME TENURE. JUDGES HAVE LIFETIME TENURE. AND I LEARNED TODAY AN AND I LEARNED TODAY AN ASSOCIATION WHERE THEY HAVE ASSOCIATION WHERE THEY HAVE EMERGENCY MEETINGS. EMERGENCY MEETINGS. SHE GAVE UP HER SEAT AS A SHE GAVE UP HER SEAT AS A FEDERAL JUDGE. FEDERAL JUDGE. SHE GAVE UP LIFETIME TENURE ON SHE GAVE UP LIFETIME TENURE ON THE FEDERAL BENCH JUST TO EVADE THE FEDERAL BENCH JUST TO EVADE A JUDICIAL ETHICS INQUIRY INTO A JUDICIAL ETHICS INQUIRY INTO HER ROLE IN THAT ALLEGED ILLEGAL HER ROLE IN THAT ALLEGED ILLEGAL TAX SCHEME THAT SHE DID WITH HER TAX SCHEME THAT SHE DID WITH HER BROTHER. BROTHER. BUT SHE, OF COURSE, PAYS NO BUT SHE, OF COURSE, PAYS NO PENALTY FOR BECAUSE HE’S PENALTY FOR BECAUSE HE’S PRESIDENT NOW. PRESIDENT NOW. WHAT ELSE? WHAT ELSE? OH, THE PRESIDENT HAD A BUSINESS OH, THE PRESIDENT HAD A BUSINESS VENTURE WHICH HE CALLED A VENTURE WHICH HE CALLED A UNIVERSITY, TRUMP UNIVERSITY. UNIVERSITY, TRUMP UNIVERSITY. THAT WAS EXPOSED IN A TIDAL WAVE THAT WAS EXPOSED IN A TIDAL WAVE OF CIVIL LAWSUITS AS A MASSIVE OF CIVIL LAWSUITS AS A MASSIVE FINANCIAL FRAUD. FINANCIAL FRAUD. THAT WAS THE CASE YOU MIGHT THAT WAS THE CASE YOU MIGHT REMEMBER IN WHICH THE PRESIDENT REMEMBER IN WHICH THE PRESIDENT DERIDED THE JUDGE OVERSEEING DERIDED THE JUDGE OVERSEEING THAT MATTER AS BEING INCAPABLE THAT MATTER AS BEING INCAPABLE OF JUDGING HIS CASE BECAUSE THE OF JUDGING HIS CASE BECAUSE THE JUDGE WAS OF MEXICAN ETHNIC JUDGE WAS OF MEXICAN ETHNIC EXTRACTION. EXTRACTION. HIS PARENTS WERE FROM MEXICO. HIS PARENTS WERE FROM MEXICO. AND SO, THEREFORE, OF COURSE, HE AND SO, THEREFORE, OF COURSE, HE COULD NOT BE A JUDGE OF A COULD NOT BE A JUDGE OF A TRUMP-RELATED MATTER. TRUMP-RELATED MATTER. REALLY? REALLY? DESPERATE MUCH? DESPERATE MUCH? THE TRUMP UNIVERSITY SCAM REALLY THE TRUMP UNIVERSITY SCAM REALLY DOES APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN A DOES APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN A LONG-RUNNING, STRAIGHT-UP, BIG LONG-RUNNING, STRAIGHT-UP, BIG CRIMINAL FRAUD SCHEME. CRIMINAL FRAUD SCHEME. THE PRESIDENT ULTIMATELY DECIDED THE PRESIDENT ULTIMATELY DECIDED TO SETTLE THOSE CASES BY PAYING TO SETTLE THOSE CASES BY PAYING $25 MILLION IN CASH TO THE $25 MILLION IN CASH TO THE VICTIMS OF THE TRUMP UNIVERSITY VICTIMS OF THE TRUMP UNIVERSITY SCHEME. SCHEME. ALSO HE RAN A CHARITY. ALSO HE RAN A CHARITY. WHEN THE PRESIDENT STARTED WHEN THE PRESIDENT STARTED PROMISING CHARITABLE GIFTS TO PROMISING CHARITABLE GIFTS TO VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS DURING VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS DURING THE CAMPAIGN, REMEMBER, HE THE CAMPAIGN, REMEMBER, HE BOYCOTTED A DEBATE AND SAID BOYCOTTED A DEBATE AND SAID INSTEAD HE’D HOLD A FUND-RAISER INSTEAD HE’D HOLD A FUND-RAISER FOR VETERANS, GIVE A MILLION FOR VETERANS, GIVE A MILLION DOLLARS OF HIS OWN MONEY AND DOLLARS OF HIS OWN MONEY AND WOULDN’T VETERANS BE SO HAPPY TO WOULDN’T VETERANS BE SO HAPPY TO GET THESE DONATIONS. GET THESE DONATIONS. A “WASHINGTON POST” REPORTER WAS A “WASHINGTON POST” REPORTER WAS ASSIGNED TO FIGURE OUT WHY THE ASSIGNED TO FIGURE OUT WHY THE VETERANS GROUPS WEREN’T GETTING VETERANS GROUPS WEREN’T GETTING THE DONATIONS AND WHAT HAPPENED THE DONATIONS AND WHAT HAPPENED TO TRUMP’S SUPPOSED MILLION TO TRUMP’S SUPPOSED MILLION DOLLAR PLEDGE THAT APPEARS NEVER DOLLAR PLEDGE THAT APPEARS NEVER TO HAVE MATERIALIZED. TO HAVE MATERIALIZED. ULTIMATELY THE REPORTER FROM ULTIMATELY THE REPORTER FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST” TRYING TO “THE WASHINGTON POST” TRYING TO FOLLOW THAT ONE SINGLE FINANCIAL FOLLOW THAT ONE SINGLE FINANCIAL THREAD WITH TRUMP, HE ULTIMATELY THREAD WITH TRUMP, HE ULTIMATELY STUMBLED UPON ANOTHER GIGANTIC STUMBLED UPON ANOTHER GIGANTIC FINANCIAL FRAUD SCHEME THAT THE FINANCIAL FRAUD SCHEME THAT THE PRESIDENT HAD BEEN OPERATING, PRESIDENT HAD BEEN OPERATING, THIS TIME UNDER THE GUYS OF HIS THIS TIME UNDER THE GUYS OF HIS FOUNDATION, HIS CHARITY, WHICH FOUNDATION, HIS CHARITY, WHICH WAS THEN AFTER TONS OF PUBLIC WAS THEN AFTER TONS OF PUBLIC REPORTING EXPOSED WHAT HE HAD REPORTING EXPOSED WHAT HE HAD BEEN DOING, IT WAS SHUT DOWN AS BEEN DOING, IT WAS SHUT DOWN AS A FRAUD BY NEW YORK STATE A FRAUD BY NEW YORK STATE REGULATORS. REGULATORS. AND THE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE A AND THE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE A VERY HARD TIME EVER BEING VERY HARD TIME EVER BEING ASSOCIATED WITH ANY CHARITABLE ASSOCIATED WITH ANY CHARITABLE ENTITY IN YEARS TO COME, SHOULD ENTITY IN YEARS TO COME, SHOULD ANY CHARITY EVER WANT HIM. ANY CHARITY EVER WANT HIM. EVERY SINGLE FINANCIAL ANYTHING EVERY SINGLE FINANCIAL ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PRESIDENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PRESIDENT THAT HAS EVER BEEN INVESTIGATED THAT HAS EVER BEEN INVESTIGATED TO THE SLIGHTEST DEGREE OR TO THE SLIGHTEST DEGREE OR REPORTED ON WITH ANY VIGOR HAS REPORTED ON WITH ANY VIGOR HAS REVEALED SOMETHING THAT DESERVES REVEALED SOMETHING THAT DESERVES A PRISON SENTENCE OR AT LEAST A A PRISON SENTENCE OR AT LEAST A LOT OF PROBATION, OR AT LEAST LOT OF PROBATION, OR AT LEAST THE ENTITY BEING SHUT DOWN BY THE ENTITY BEING SHUT DOWN BY THE AUTHORITIES, OR AT LEAST THE AUTHORITIES, OR AT LEAST MULTIMILLION DOLLAR FINES. MULTIMILLION DOLLAR FINES. EVEN THE ONES THAT YOU’VE EVEN THE ONES THAT YOU’VE FORGOTTEN ABOUT. FORGOTTEN ABOUT. THIS IS A YOUNG MAN NAMED SAM THIS IS A YOUNG MAN NAMED SAM PATTON. PATTON. HE VERY NARROWLY AVOIDED YEARS HE VERY NARROWLY AVOIDED YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON AND INSTEAD IN FEDERAL PRISON AND INSTEAD GOT YEARS OF FEDERAL PROBATION GOT YEARS OF FEDERAL PROBATION THANKS TO HIS COOPERATION AFTER THANKS TO HIS COOPERATION AFTER HE PLED GUILTY TO FUNNELING HE PLED GUILTY TO FUNNELING ILLEGAL FOREIGN DONATIONS INTO ILLEGAL FOREIGN DONATIONS INTO THE TRUMP INAUGURAL COMMITTEE. THE TRUMP INAUGURAL COMMITTEE. BUT OF COURSE. BUT OF COURSE. THIS IS THE MAINE SUPER PAC THIS IS THE MAINE SUPER PAC SUPPORTING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SUPPORTING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RE-ELECTION EFFORT. RE-ELECTION EFFORT. THE SUPER PAC WAS RECENTLY THE SUPER PAC WAS RECENTLY SUBPOENAED IN CONJUNCTION WITH SUBPOENAED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST THESE THE CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST THESE GENTLEMEN WHO WERE RECENTLY GENTLEMEN WHO WERE RECENTLY INDICTED FOR MAKING HUNDREDS OF INDICTED FOR MAKING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DONATIONS INCLUDING THOUSANDS OF DONATIONS INCLUDING $300,000 THAT THEY ILLEGALLY $300,000 THAT THEY ILLEGALLY DONATED TO THAT PRO TRUMP SUPER DONATED TO THAT PRO TRUMP SUPER PAC SUPPORTING THE PRESIDENT’S PAC SUPPORTING THE PRESIDENT’S RE-ELECTION EFFORT. RE-ELECTION EFFORT. LITERALLY, IS THERE ANYTHING LITERALLY, IS THERE ANYTHING FINANCIAL ASSOCIATED WITH DONALD FINANCIAL ASSOCIATED WITH DONALD TRUMP THAT HASN’T RESULTED IN AN TRUMP THAT HASN’T RESULTED IN AN INDICTMENT, A SETTLEMENT OR SOME INDICTMENT, A SETTLEMENT OR SOME SORT OF MASSIVE SCANDAL? SORT OF MASSIVE SCANDAL? EVEN IF YOU SET ASIDE THE EVEN IF YOU SET ASIDE THE ILLEGAL EMOLUMENTS STUFF AND ILLEGAL EMOLUMENTS STUFF AND KEEPING HIS BUSINESSES OPEN AND KEEPING HIS BUSINESSES OPEN AND TAKING PAYMENTS FROM FOREIGN TAKING PAYMENTS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, WHICH THE GOVERNMENTS, WHICH THE CONSTITUTION EXPLICITLY CONSTITUTION EXPLICITLY PROHIBITS. PROHIBITS. REMEMBER WHEN HE WAS GOING TO REMEMBER WHEN HE WAS GOING TO HOST THE G-7 MEETING AT DORAL SO HOST THE G-7 MEETING AT DORAL SO ALL OF THE OTHER G-7 COUNTRIES ALL OF THE OTHER G-7 COUNTRIES WOULD HAVE TO PAY HIM PERSONALLY WOULD HAVE TO PAY HIM PERSONALLY FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF ATTENDING FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF ATTENDING THE G-7? THE G-7? EVEN IF YOU SET ASIDE HIM EVEN IF YOU SET ASIDE HIM SPENDING A THIRD OF ALL OF THE SPENDING A THIRD OF ALL OF THE DAYS OF HIS PRESIDENCY AT DAYS OF HIS PRESIDENCY AT PROPERTIES OWNED BY HIS BUSINESS PROPERTIES OWNED BY HIS BUSINESS WHILE HIS COMPANY SAYS, OH, NO, WHILE HIS COMPANY SAYS, OH, NO, WE’RE NOT PROFITING FROM THAT. WE’RE NOT PROFITING FROM THAT. THE SECRET SERVICE STAYS HERE THE SECRET SERVICE STAYS HERE FOR FREE. FOR FREE. BUT IT TURNS OUT HIS BUSINESS BUT IT TURNS OUT HIS BUSINESS HAS BEEN CHARGING THE U.S. HAS BEEN CHARGING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT RACK RATE, FULL RACK GOVERNMENT RACK RATE, FULL RACK RATE FOR SECRET SERVICE ROOMS. RATE FOR SECRET SERVICE ROOMS. THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING A MINT ON THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING A MINT ON IT ALL THIS TIME AND JUST BEEN IT ALL THIS TIME AND JUST BEEN FLAT-OUT LYING ABOUT IT. FLAT-OUT LYING ABOUT IT. EVEN IF YOU SET ASIDE THE PETTY, EVEN IF YOU SET ASIDE THE PETTY, RANK CORRUPTION AND SELF-DEALING RANK CORRUPTION AND SELF-DEALING OF HIS TIME IN OFFICE, LEAVING OF HIS TIME IN OFFICE, LEAVING EVEN THAT ASIDE, ANY TIME EVEN THAT ASIDE, ANY TIME ANYBODY HAS BEEN ABLE TO FOLLOW ANYBODY HAS BEEN ABLE TO FOLLOW ANY OF THE MONEY AROUND HIM, IT ANY OF THE MONEY AROUND HIM, IT IS A DUMPSTER FIRE AND SOMEONE IS A DUMPSTER FIRE AND SOMEONE OFTEN GOES TO JAIL. OFTEN GOES TO JAIL. AND SO, YEAH, BROAD RANGING AND SO, YEAH, BROAD RANGING SUBPOENAS FOR THE ENTIRE SUBPOENAS FOR THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE OF HIS FINANCIAL AND UNIVERSE OF HIS FINANCIAL AND BANKING RECORDS AND ALL OF HIS BANKING RECORDS AND ALL OF HIS TAX RETURNS GOING BACK YEARS, TAX RETURNS GOING BACK YEARS, YEAH, I THINK HE’S NERVOUS ABOUT YEAH, I THINK HE’S NERVOUS ABOUT THAT. THAT. I BELIEVE THAT WOULD BE THE I BELIEVE THAT WOULD BE THE PROVERBIAL HILL HE WOULD CHOOSE PROVERBIAL HILL HE WOULD CHOOSE TO PROVERBIALLY DIE ON IN TERMS

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