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Thu Dec 23, 2021, 06:47 PM

Why Elisabeth Holmes and not Trump ?

She is currently on trial for defrauding investors by misrepresenting what her company was accomplishing and selling.
She is facing up to 20 years if found guilty.

All that is understandable, however I fail to see why Trump is not in the same predicament. After all, the Trump University debacle was also fraud on a grand scale.

He has a plethora of other dubious schemes that could qualify as well.

What is Trump doing that has kept him out of prison for decades, even prior to being president ?


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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 06:50 PM

1. He knows the value of delay, impede, appeal, postpone. . .

in evading justice. He has a legal team with years of experience in these endeavors.

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Response to Stargleamer (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 07:23 PM

6. So does she in her lawyers, she's female and laws are different

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 06:57 PM

2. His pal Rudy

Was Mayor of NYC for 8 years. There are rumors he kept him out of trouble at least for those years.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 07:15 PM

3. She committed her crimes 8 years ago, not 1 year ago. And she is not as big a fish or tricky. . .nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 07:24 PM

7. So did Trump, multiple crimes even when he began with obstructing Comey

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 11:02 PM

14. It was before that when he started committing crimes

He was committing crimes long before he was president. My best guess as to why he tried to overthrow the country, is that by serving two terms the seven-year statute of limitations on all his pre-election crimes would have expired while he was still in office.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 11:03 PM

15. +1

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 07:21 PM

4. Investors came after Holmes, authorities listen then.

 

Normal people, not so much.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 07:23 PM

5. You simply don't understand

Ms. Holmes is on trial for the same reason Bernie Madoff was: fleecing the rich.

If she’s have ripped off the working class like Trump did, she’d still be free.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 07:24 PM

8. ah ... got it 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 07:24 PM

9. Yes there seem to be a pattern there...

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 07:32 PM

10. Yup, she ripped off her investors...

in a big way. It's hard to overstate what a scam she was running. She had contracts with drugstores like Walgreens that were already a going concern even before the Theranos machines could be delivered (and of course, they didn't work). And her corporate board was a who's-who of government/military leaders (e.g. George Schultz). There is a really good book about the Theranos scam: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 07:55 PM

11. I read somewhere that he was sometimes an informer for the feds. I have no idea if that's

true, but it would explain why they let him get away with everything for so long. He'd still be protected if he hadn't run for president.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 07:59 PM

12. It wasn't just investors,

They gave patients invalid blood test results. Diabetics thought they were miraculously cured, non-diabetics thought they were diabetic, and worst of all, cancer survivors got bad news regarding blood markers leading them to believe their cancers were back

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Dec 23, 2021, 08:04 PM

13. presidents are above the law. trump is by no means the first

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