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Trump Kids Were Targets Of Criminal Probe Back In 2012

Sins of the past never completely go away, but the memories fade as time moves along. The same can be true for alleged sins, as those that have never been completely disproven beyond a shadow of a doubt can linger. Even ones that have been disproven can linger, as there’s a stigma attached to implications of wrongdoing that’s next to impossible to shake. While memories of them may fade, they can rear their heads again when you’re least expecting it.

As Newsmax shares, that’s what’s going on in Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump’s world right about now, as some old allegations have come back to the forefront thanks to a report that has been making the rounds.

“President Donald Trump's children Donald Jr. and Ivanka were the targets of a criminal probe in 2012 for making misleading statements about the Trump SoHo project, WNYC reported,” Newsmax shares. “In short, emails show the Trump children were intentionally using inflated and false figures about the pace of sales of the condos in an effort to lure more buyers.”

The probe could’ve resulted in felony fraud charges for the pair, but that never materialized. So that means there’s nothing to see here, right? Not quite, and that’s due to another tidbit from the story in question. In short, it’s being implied that dear old dad got involved and made everything better. The report claims that Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz strongly encouraged Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to drop the case.

“Vance overruled his own prosecutors from his Major Economic Crimes Bureau. Making matters shady, Kasowitz earlier in 2012 donated $25,000 to Vance's election campaign before the meeting to discuss the case — which Vance returned — and then six months later donated and helped raise more than $50,000 to the DA's campaign, WNYC reported,” according to Newsmax.

Now that the curious story has gone public, Vance has made it clear that he intends to return the contributions.

"I don't want the money to be a millstone around anybody's neck, including the office's. I did not at the time believe beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime had been committed," he said. "I had to make a call and I made the call, and I think I made the right call."

Paul Grand, who was part of the Trump SoHo defense team, reiterates that there’s really nothing to see here - with a caveat.

"Dropping the case was reasonable," he said. "The manner in which it was accomplished is curious," and he would go on to explain that any dealings between Kasowitz and Vance "didn't have an air you'd like."

As part of the report, it’s noted that attorneys for Trump’s children noted that their clients may have exaggerated in the emails, but that didn’t amount to criminal conduct. For anyone that has had the privilege of dealing with a salesperson before, revelations that there may be some exaggerations along the way are not all that surprising. However, the appearance that they may have received some special treatment for alleged wrongdoing doesn’t exactly fill us with warm and fuzzy feelings.

Source: Newsmax
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