You know, if you are gonna lead a life of crime, and cosplay that you are a Mafia Don, it would be a good idea not to leave a paper trail of your crimes. Lord Damp Nut’s company kept an internal ledger of exactly how much money it was hiding from the IRS, which I would think be one of the first things Trump University would warn you against doing in Tax-Evasion 101:
Weisselberg caused the Trump Corporation to issue corporate checks made payable to a Trump Organization employee who cashed the checks and received cash. The cash was given to Weisselberg for his personal use. The Trump Corporation booked this cash as “Holiday Entertainment,” but maintained internal spreadsheets showing the cash to be part of Weisselberg’s employee compensation.
They documented their own crimes?
For certain years, the Trump Organization maintained internal spreadsheets that tracked the amounts it paid for Weisselberg’s rent, utility, and garage expenses. Simultaneously, the Trump Organization reduced the amount of direct compensation that Weisselberg received in the form of checks or direct deposits to account for the indirect compensation that he received in the form of payments of rent, utility bills, and garage expenses. The indirect compensation was not included on Weisselberg’s W-2 forms or otherwise reported to federal, state, or local tax authorities, and no income taxes were withheld by the corporate defendants in connection with the indirect compensation.
Good work, Stable Jenius.
But all is not lost! According to Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!), the indictments are good news for John McCain!!1!
Trump was thrilled by what he saw as light charges, and according to one of [his] advisers…his mind raced to 2024. “Just wait until 2024, you’ll see,” Trump said. The former president implied that the legal case would be seen as a political witch hunt that would backfire on Democrats. “This is going to hurt Sleepy Joe.” The [unnamed] adviser had the impression that Trump, who was already coming off a high from the large crowd at his rally in Ohio last weekend, was emboldened by the news. “Now he’s definitely going to run for president” again, the person said.