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Sat Mar 23, 2019, 02:53 PM

Federal Prosecutors in California Are Now Looking Into Trump's Inaugural Committee

Federal investigators in California are currently looking into allegations of misconduct and corruption by members of President Donald Trump‘s inaugural committee.

According to The New York Times, the U.S. Department of Justice is currently probing “the business and political dealings” of top Trump fundraiser Elliot Broidy–who allegedly attempted to use his close relationship with the 45th president’s campaign to promote his own business interests.

Per a prior report by the Times:

After Mr. Trump’s election, Mr. Broidy quickly capitalized, marketing his Trump connections to politicians and governments around the world, including some with unsavory records, according to interviews and documents obtained by The New York Times. Mr. Broidy suggested to clients and prospective customers of his Virginia-based defense contracting company, Circinus, that he could broker meetings with Mr. Trump, his administration and congressional allies.
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Los Angeles-based investigators are part of this ongoing investigation and have raised specific questions about the inaugural committee, per anonymous sources cited by the outlet who are said to be familiar with the matter.

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/federal-prosecutors-in-california-are-now-looking-into-trumps-inaugural-committee/

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Reply Federal Prosecutors in California Are Now Looking Into Trump's Inaugural Committee (Original post)
gldstwmn Mar 2019 OP
ProudMNDemocrat Mar 2019 #1
gldstwmn Mar 2019 #2
ProudMNDemocrat Mar 2019 #4
Joe941 Mar 2019 #10
pnwmom Mar 2019 #12
Joe941 Mar 2019 #18
pnwmom Mar 2019 #19
leftieNanner Mar 2019 #3
Brother Buzz Mar 2019 #8
leftieNanner Mar 2019 #11
pnwmom Mar 2019 #14
Brother Buzz Mar 2019 #15
pnwmom Mar 2019 #16
Brother Buzz Mar 2019 #17
pnwmom Mar 2019 #13
Leghorn21 Mar 2019 #5
gldstwmn Mar 2019 #6
mr_lebowski Mar 2019 #7
gldstwmn Mar 2019 #9

Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 02:57 PM

1. The "Witch Hunt" continues.......

The Robert Mueller chapter may be closed for now, but other chapters to this book are in process.

For what Mueller uncovered, he passed on to other entities to have jurisdiction over pertaining to Russia and following the money. Trump's legal problems just got WORSE.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 03:04 PM

2. If my hunch is correct Mueller decentralized the

investigation in order to make it pardon proof. It also set it up so that no one person or entity will be responsible for the indictment and prosecution of various individuals. It's brilliant really. In other good news an online privacy group is suing to make the entire report public. It's all going to come out one way or another.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/privacy-group-sues-justice-department-to-make-mueller-report-public?via=twitter_page
Also there are sealed indcitments. There are so many bombs about to drop.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 03:07 PM

4. Brilliant on Mueller's part I must say.

As for the staff he put together as well. I suspect they still will be on this behind the scenes so when the shit does hit the fan, they will have the evidence to back it all up.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 03:38 PM

10. Nope. You are just trying to spin bad news.

 

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Response to Joe941 (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 12:01 AM

12. What bad news? The NYTimes reported today on a dozen ongoing investigations that started w/Mueller

and got farmed out across the country, to Federal prosecutors in L.A., SDNY, EDNY, EDVA, and D.C; and to state prosecutors in NY.

And we haven't even seen the Mueller report yet so we can't say it contains bad news, either.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 10:02 AM

18. What bad news? How about no indictments?

 

That's pretty bad.

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Response to Joe941 (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 11:42 AM

19. No indictments today. But a dozen ongoing investigations that could still

produce indictments at any time.

We are at no different a position with regard to indictments than we were last week. Mueller's work has been farmed out to prosecutors from Los Angeles to New York, and in between.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 03:05 PM

3. How does California have standing?

I mean, none of this stuff happened in California, so how can they be investigating it?

Lawyers on DU? Could you help me out here, please?

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 03:29 PM

8. It's Federal Prosecutors operating out of their LA office

It's a federal investigation; the State of California has no involvement

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 05:02 PM

11. Thanks Buzz!

nt

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 12:04 AM

14. Yeah, but the CA Feds are involved because Broidy lives in CA. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 12:14 AM

15. More specifically, they're running the operation out of their LA offices

because Elliott Broidy lives in LA.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 12:23 AM

16. Of course you're right. And it's wonderful, isn't it?

Some big legal powerhouses are taking over where Mueller left off.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 12:37 AM

17. I love it when a plan comes together

And this Californian is waiting to read what the local journalist do when they sink their teeth into this story.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 12:03 AM

13. Simple! Guess who lives in Los Angeles -- and who got raided last summer? Guess!

Elliott Broidy, that's who! Former Deputy finance bigwig for the RNC.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 03:10 PM

5. This makes me so happy!! Broidy is up to his chin in dirty dealings...NO QUARTER, California!!

The trove of hacked documents shows that Broidy, a Republican fundraiser, and his wife engaged in contract negotiations to represent Jho Low in 2017, after Trump became president. The emails included talking points to be used with the White House explaining why the U.S. should drop its probe. One draft contract called for Broidy’s wife’s firm to make $75 million if it succeeded. That number closely matches the amount the government is seeking from Higginbotham-related accounts in its forfeiture lawsuit....


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-30/1mdb-s-jho-low-allegedly-funneled-money-to-influence-doj-probe

Elliot Broidy





I am delighted to announce the addition of these longtime friends of the Party and supporters of this administration to our Finance leadership team,” said Chairwoman McDaniel. “Elliott Broidy, Michael Cohen, and Louis DeJoy will serve as National Deputy Finance Chairmen….”


http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/scandals-engulf-multiple-rnc-finance-chairs


Tom Barrack and Elliot Broidy slipped major $$$ to Rick Gates in 2017:

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates was paid tens of thousands of dollars in 2017 by a company headed by a leading Republican fundraiser and a firm headed by Donald Trump's inaugural committee chairman for help navigating the new administration, even as Gates was under criminal investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, a new report says.

The New York Times article raises questions of why the two men, Elliott Broidy and Thomas Barrack, each of whom had close ties to the Republican Party and, in Barrack's case, to the president himself, were paying a lobbyist like Gates for guidance on how to deal with the new administration.


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/24/broidy-barrack-paid-gates-for-advice-on-trump-administration-report.html


A sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica shows federal agents scoured Elliott Broidy’s office for documents related to China, Saudi Arabia and a Miami Beach club promoter.

Federal authorities raided the office of Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy last summer, seeking records related to his dealings with foreign officials and Trump administration associates, according to a sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica.


https://www.propublica.org/article/federal-authorities-raided-trump-fundraisers-office-in-money-laundering-probe

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 03:20 PM

6. And the Gates case is ongoing. n/t

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 03:25 PM

7. Wonder what IQ45's cut was going to be out of these arrangements? (nt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 03:30 PM

9. Hefty I'm sure if Broidy's wife was expecting

75 million.

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