Five Trump Cabinet Officials Were Referred To Federal Prosecutors; DOJ Declined Them All 1

Five Trump Cabinet Officials Were Referred To Federal Prosecutors; DOJ Declined Them All

 

Rachel Maddow reports on the Commerce Department inspector general referring former commerce secretary Wilbur Ross to federal prosecutors for potential prosecution, bringing the total to five Trump Cabinet officially referred for prosecution that the Department of Justice has declined to prosecute.
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80 comments

  1. The Trump administration truly was the most criminal and corrupt in US history. Ironic that he campaigned on “drain the swamp” and then he stocked his government with fraudsters and grifters

    1. @Matt Jackson Are you kidding me, can you possibly be that utterly naive. Biden is not under investigation so therefore you conclude he’s done nothing illegal, wrong or just plain immoral. Wow. Just the fact that you can believe that is proof positive that it would take pages of texting to teach you anything about the DEMOCRATIC Party. It’s as if you’ve been living under a boulder for your entire life. Maybe that’s it, you must be really young.

    2. @Denise Andrews You too Denise since you agree with the metaphor, what vibrant system did Trump remove?

    3. @David Aponte Biden isn’t a criminal. Trump and Rudy made that nonsense up to smear him as corrupt to help Trump get re-elected. It worked for Trump against “crooked” Hillary in 2016 so he used the same strategy in 2020. Only this time it backfired, Trump got impeached and then he lost the election anyway!

      Now Trump is all alone at Mar-a-lago crying about what a massive loser he is!

  2. “… during the one brief term that Trump was President.”

    BRIEF??? Felt like 50 years to me!!

    1. @Sandy Hagen our Great Donald Trump is the best President of usa I’m counting the days all the Demo will be in orange jumpsuit Mexico has a big Surprise for these idiots

    2. @Anita Visram +1
      These same ilk of humans will preside over our extinction with the same sense of urgency and decency.

    1. @Eddie Gesch you can’t even put your hate aside to look at this story for what it is. You’re a joke.

    2. @Bodie 275 actually I watched it before commenting and I stand by what I said chalk it up as hate or whatever but like I’ve said I don’t vote because our votes don’t matter.

    3. I LIKE BIDEN I’M NOT RICH AND DON’T HAVE MY MONEY TO FALL BACK ON!
      BUT BIDENS DONE MORE IN 2 MONTHS
      THAN TRUMPY COULD DO IN 4 YEARS!!!!
      LOOK ALL I’M SAYING IS IF YOUR RICH YOUR FOR ADOLF TRUMP
      IF YOUR NOT YOUR FOR BIDEN IF YOUR RICH YOUR DON’T CARE WHOS REALLY IN OFFICE!…
      UN….LESS
      SOMEBODYS GONNA FINNALLY MAKE YOU PAY YOUR TAXES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YOUR LIFE!!!!
      THE ONLY REASON PEOPLE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BIDEN IS HE’S BIPARTISAM!
      AS LONG AS A PRESIDENT IS CATERING TO THE GREEDY RICH EVERYONE SHOULD BE HAPPY?RIGHT? WRONG SO VERY WRONG!
      PEOPLE HAVE DIED!!!!!
      BECAUSE OF TRUMP LYING TO US BY NOT TELL US ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS!!!!!!
      SO I GUESS YOU CAN SAY HE DID SOMETHING ,AFTERALL… HE MASS MURDERED THIS COUNTRY
      WHAT A LOSER AND A SUCKER HE IS! HE MAKES THE REPUBLICANS ALL LOOK BAD! OOPS MY BAD;
      NO THATS RIGHT THE REPUBLICANS ARE DOING THAT ALL BY THEIR SELVES!
      I’M GLAD I’M NOT A REPUBLICAN
      I WOULD BE EMBARRASSED TO TELL ANYONE!

    4. @Eddie Gesch you Q people are so identifiable… “deep state” but not nearly as deep as Uranus

    1. @scrumshies That won’t work. The type of person that seeks power are more likely to be psychopaths or sociopaths than the general population. Wanting power over others is part of the definition psychopaths and sociopaths.
      In these two categories there is a range empathy towards other people. Some try to do no harm while others view people as things that are either useful to them or not. Are potential allies or enemies.

    1. @Scott Harrison awww you’re so cute…not a single comment about the subject at hand?
      ….five CABINET members were under investigation…somehow they were never indicted… nothing is in such a “deep state” of butthurt than URANUS

    1. This is fake news according to Bidens justice department along with all the dot connecting Rachel does on Trump, I expect 4 years crickets from Bidens justice. But did you get a load of that justice executive order on civil rights which will expire when Trump takes over in 2024. Biden will turn the 20s into the decade of Trump when he treats Trump like he would have treated Nixon if he followed him, a far as crime and clear and present danger to the future of our country there is no comparison to Nixon.

    2. Myko freder, by 2024 jail will be in prison along with many of his flunkies. The decision not to investigate was under Barr’s DOJ, not Garlands. You’re really unbelievable, you’re EXCUSING this corruption because it’s Trump’s sycophants.

  3. Surprise surprise, who would have thought the Trump Adminatration was a “den of thieves”?

    1. You’re absolutely correct! The elites, lawmakers, judges all think we can’t see what is going on in front of our own eyes. Apparently they need to be shown by majority rule we want it to stop!

      We are still the majority, right?
      I really wonder…

    2. How can you speak for all Americans? You stated your opinion as if it were a fact. In the US the law is a very complicated system. If you don’t hasve years of training your opinion of the law is meaningless. That fact means that most Americans opinion is based on a lack of understanding of what the is, and how it works. Would you allow most Americans to remove tumors from your brain?

    3. @zdcyclops1 lickley sorry but unless you know more than the watch dogs who investigated and recommended the DOJ to prosecute than you don’t know no more than me !!! What I do know is Corruption lying cheating and stealing is against the law ! This issue lets me know our pledge allegiance is a lie there no justice for. All just for the white, wealthy and powerful

  4. ANY other person in America would STILL be in Prison for ANY of these crimes.

    Nobody is above The Law …

    1. No one should be above the law – but if we’ve learned anything in the past 4 years, many people in US government positions are clearly that.

  5. Those who refused to prosecute those people should be prosecuted themselves. Reeks to high heaven.

    1. William Barr should be prosecuted for gross corruption and loose his license to practice Law in all 50 states.

    2. @S C Most definitely a top of the list contender for prosecution. An authoritarian attempt by the right or left must be prevented by making a blistering example to serve as a warning for all of those who would make such attempts on the republic of the people, for the people.

    3. Merrick Garland had better get with the program and start doing his job because the American people deserve it.

    4. @Christopher Barrett I couldn’t agree more, i cannot help but see that the DOJ treats those events as it they were business as usual, those event contained in them dangers i think some are not ready to even acknowledge, the horror of what might have happened. And the added gravity to the charges that it should add to everyone arrested. That insurrection benefited from the crowd’s support to their action acting as a force multiplier.

      This was the furthest thing from a regular crime and the cases being treated at the moment do not reflect in any way the gravity of the situation we’re in, failure to recognize the abyss we’re standing on is incredibly dangerous and unacceptable.

    5. So why wasn’t Hillary prosecuted for having an illegal server? No one cares that Americans donated $13 BILLION to the Clinton Foundation Haiti Disaster Relief Fund and bill kept all the money and assonated the President of Haiti when he went to testify against the Clintons either? But those are actual crimes that should be charged. You koolaid suckers have yet to name a crime that anyone can be charged with. Like I hear we are up to 50,000 lies and no one can tell me a lie of any consequences. The liberal truth is nothing but koolaid.

    1. Geez, how deep did Jared go into the annals of intelligence before his clearance was even asked for? He never did get it did he? no recall, bad dream

  6. Imagine the rights heart attack if Biden nominated Nancy Pelosi’s husband to a a cabinet position?

    But McConnell’s wife? NBD

    1. And Chao has been long suspected of deep corruption. Not to mention there should be ethics hears regarding having husband and wife both in governmental positions of power that can help each other.

    2. No family members or spouse of Congress member, should ever be appointed in a presidential cabinets of a sitting president. There should be a law against it! Yes Kennedy had Robert. But it should had ended there. I.had enough of Trrump’ s daughter and son-in-law Jared, who knew nothing about nothing in government. ! Term limits for both parties! Enough of this sickness in Washington DC!

  7. This gets worse as the days continue, they need to be held accountable. So sick of no one being held accountable, we all know they all broke the law.

    1. Traitor Trump & Traitor Tot Jr,
      we’re consumed with hatred about what Jimmy Kimmel was saying, frequently tweeting about him.
      Such a small man.

    1. Are there enough lawyers in the entire US to investigate and prosecute Chump and all the criminals in his administration and the GOP?

    2. @Corey Ham and let’s not forget that the man in charge of the ethics dept quit his job about 6 months into the t. admin… couldn’t keep up with all the corruption and cheats thumbing their noses at ethics rules.. 6 MONTHS was all he could handle… wonder why people always say there are 2 sets of rules and laws in this country.. those for the poor and those for the wealthy

  8. Follow the money. Why doesn’t the current DOJ now prosecute them and the DOJ officials who threw out those cases?

    1. DOJ had been filled with cronies by then and yes, why isn’t it being looked at now?? I hate to think that garland is bowing to pressure to not do his duly elected job… or just the sad fact that the elite just don’t have the same rules as the rest of us.. I am learning this more and more every day and it truly depresses me as I was raised to believe people are the same period.. should be treated the same.. ah what a rude awakening for my ruby eyed vision

  9. AG Garland should answer why his DOJ isn’t doing anything about the referrals that Barr very likely squelched.

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