Politics

The Overdue and Critically Needed Trump Indictments

But how long do we have to wait for Donald’s?

John Dean
Dean’s List
Published in
5 min readJun 26, 2021

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Prosecutors will pound another nail into the Trump coffin next week when indictments are issued against the Trump Organization and its CFO, Allen Weisselberg. If these indictments are followed, as expected, with charges against Trump himself, the far-right’s use for Trump may be at an end.

Predictions of Trump’s fall from relevance have been predicted before. The man who could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and still be loved has dodged dozens of bullets. Over 30,500 lies, as painstakingly documented by the Washington Post, have not yet persuaded Republicans to abandon him.

Despite everything, two-thirds of Republicans still believe Trump won the 2020 election. How long can that last, especially if their image of Trump changes?

Easy to understand tax fraud, especially fraud crafted to enrich Trump while raising costs on tenants, contractors, insurance companies, and others, might be the tipping point. While taking advantage of the tax code to reduce or avoid taxes legally is acceptable to some of us, most of us draw the line at doing it fraudulently at the expense of others.

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John Dean
Dean’s List

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