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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    Just throwing this out as something I heard on the news. There was a discussion about QAnon and the talk was that QAnon was dying out, but that something even worse was likely to take its place. This based on reporting by someone who has been studying this up close for a long time.

    So, who knows what's going to happen next? Nearly 1/3 of the country's population are either hooked on dangerous conspiracy theories or who idolize Hitler or who either are paranoid enough to think that the government is out to get them, or crazy enough to think that the world would be better if the government was destroyed and replaced by the Confederacy 2.0.
    In a recent poll, only 4 percent of Trump supporters are in favor of QAnon.
    https://www.suffolk.edu/-/media/suff...4319CA32A12376

    Yeah, four percent is too much, but it does suggest that there's a limited constituency for that approach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewGod View Post
    The DA in NY has got Trumps records. "Millions of pages..."

    Now for the fun part.
    If you listen very closely you can hear the sound of knuckles cracking and people twisting their neck side-to-side as the nerds of the lawyer's office start poring through the documents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewGod View Post
    My deepest hope is that NY finds something that dumps him in prison for at least four years. My fear is that they won't find anything actionable (or worse, that SDNY bungles the case, effectively immunizing him from prosecution), and we discover that he's only been so maniacally secretive to prevent people from realizing how false his pretensions of wealth really were.
    I have a feeling that his taxes definitely won’t be the smoking gun that people are hoping for. They’ll show that he did not pay his fare share of taxes but his cult will only deify him further because not paying taxes is patriotic. In their minds taxes only go to illegal immigrants and lazy minorities (no body tell them about the socialist highway system). The returns will also show that Trump isn’t a billionaire. His cult won’t care because he “wrote” The Art of the Deal. That proves he’s a financial and business genius.

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    Where his taxes can do him in is if he declared a property as having little value or losing money, but then inflated the value to get a loan or investments, that is a felony.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robotman View Post
    I have a feeling that his taxes definitely won’t be the smoking gun that people are hoping for. They’ll show that he did not pay his fare share of taxes but his cult will only deify him further because not paying taxes is patriotic. In their minds taxes only go to illegal immigrants and lazy minorities (no body tell them about the socialist highway system). The returns will also show that Trump isn’t a billionaire. His cult won’t care because he “wrote” The Art of the Deal. That proves he’s a financial and business genius.
    Trump's racism and white supremacy is a potent enough ideology that billionaire GOP backers are likely to pool their funds and provide some of the socialism-of-the-rich for Trump and pay his taxes and fines on his behalf.

    The GOP might decide that Trump is a viable enough candidate for their backers to take that hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Where his taxes can do him in is if he declared a property as having little value or losing money, but then inflated the value to get a loan or investments, that is a felony.
    There is a statute of limitations of ten years for mortgage fraud (up from five years as the result of a 2009 law) so it would need to be something he did recently to be prosecuted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    There is a statute of limitations of ten years for mortgage fraud (up from five years as the result of a 2009 law) so it would need to be something he did recently to be prosecuted.
    Trump had only been president for four years, I doubt that he cleaned up his act for the six years prior to that. I would not be surprised if he continued to do that even as President or at least had his kids do it for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    There is a statute of limitations of ten years for mortgage fraud (up from five years as the result of a 2009 law) so it would need to be something he did recently to be prosecuted.
    Depends if the fraud is ongoing. If that's the case, well...

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