Trump could face more jail time than the tax gate prosecutor claims


Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Ackerman has claimed that Donald Trump could face jail for his tax issues if he is not re-elected in November.

Trump could face more jail time than the tax gate prosecutor claims


Leading lawyers say the president and his daughter, Ivanka Trump, could face up to five years in prison for "a whole series of activities that could qualify for tax evasion rather than tax evasion."

Trump and his legal team have vehemently denied the New York Times investigation's claims that the president had not paid federal income tax in 10 of the last 15 years and the newspaper's federal income tax in the last two years of the investigation. I just didn't pay 50,750 in taxes. 62016 and 2017.

The Times has not released the records obtained to protect its resources.

One of the findings of the report was that Trump lost a lot of money on his golf courses, which helped reduce his tax bill.

Trump dismissed the story as "fake news," while his lawyer, Alan Garten, said the Times article was "grossly flawed."

"Over the past decade, the president has paid tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes to the federal government," Garten said.

However, Ackerman, a partner at law firm Dorsey & Whitney, who serves as a member of the Watergate prosecution team investigating Richard Nixon, said the Times reported that there was activity that led to criminal activity. There may be punishment.

Speaking to CNN host Erin Burnett, Ackerman said: "Trump seems to have done a whole series of activities that could qualify him for tax fraud instead of tax evasion. This is a very important distinction. The New York Times headlined, "Avoid Trump's Taxes," but there's a key difference between tax evasion.

"Tax evasion is only taking the tax code and getting the maximum deductions you can get under the code which is perfectly legal. Tax fraud, lying about your income. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either, Looks like BT aint for me either.

"The most obvious thing about the consultation fees is that some of the $ 747,622 that the New York Times was able to contribute to the payments made to Trump's daughter, Ivanka, has no valid reason. Since she left, she has had to pay a consultation fee. As a Trump employee, she has already’ been paid.

"The only possible reason for doing so was to somehow transfer the money so that Donald Trump would not be taxed, but would only affect Ivanka Trump's tax returns, which may have caused him some losses. In the end, the government gets zero dollars. "

Asked by Burnett if he thought Trump could go to jail if he was not re-elected.

"There's no question about it, and her daughter could go to jail. Tax evasion is a five-year crime. It's a very serious crime and the more money is stolen, the more you go to jail."

Michael Cohen, a former presidential lawyer, echoed those claims, telling MSNBC's Joshua Johnson that Trump "could actually be the first president to be jailed’ from the White House, and I don't think he himself." is also."

Tim Murtaugh, director of communications for the Trump 2020 campaign, told Newsweek: "Trump's degeneration syndrome is real and Nick Ackerman is showing all the signs. The New York Times story doesn't even accuse the president of doing anything wrong. ۔ "


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