Insiders have long known that Trump was nowhere near as wealthy as he claimed. Indeed, at Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Obama compared Mike Bloomberg to Trump and said that was not fair. Mike was a big-city mayor, knew politics inside and out, “and is actually worth the amount of money he claims to be.” Trump’s true wealth was a secret then, and apparently it’s no longer a secret now, at least to Trump’s lawyers, who scoffed at Trump’s lack of wealth.
In an email sent by the Committee on January 6 (and it is probably no accident that it used that email as an example), the House Select Committee seeks to overcome the contention of lawyer Trump John Eastman to attorney-client work product. The Committee held up this email as one of many examples that are clearly not an attorney-client work product. Other examples given included the swap — between Eastman and fellow attorneys Kenneth Chesebro and Bruce Marks. As collected by Mediate, the abbreviations make almost no sense but are in the original:
CHESEBRO: I’m at Trump Internat ona n NYC, so i pay extra dnk red to work on president’s business!!
MARKS: Too bad you’re not in DC and can contribute to the violation of
emoluments clause. (smiling emoji)
CHESEBRO: I’m staying at Trump Int n DC from January 3rd to 8th East. Do my part to curry favor with the president by not having (empty) pockets.
Right. There is not much chance that the committee chose this example at random. Nice little wink there. The Committee wrote:
“The Congressional Defendants therefore ask the Court to review these documents in camera to determine the validity of Dr. Eastman’s assertions of privilege and the applicability of the limitations and exceptions contemplated in the Court’s prior orders, including the waiver , compelling need and criminal fraud”,
So while the Committee is trying to get under Trump’s skin with its choice of example, the little wink, the office of New York State AG is currently lining up its hammer to prove that Trump is nowhere near as rich as he claimed…for banking and lending purposes, while Trump then cracked down on appraisals for tax purposes. Trump’s lawyers seem to know Trump’s problem, at least with cash flow, and have mocked his “poverty.”
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