‘We know there is extreme wrongdoing’: MSNBC analyst says Trump Tower Moscow was clearly money laundering
Enough has been revealed about “extreme wrongdoing” by President Donald Trump to have removed any doubt as it if he broke the law — with now the question only being the breadth of his wrongdoing, New Yorker staff writer Adam Davidson explained to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Monday.
Davidson said he imaged that “Trump’s greatest fears are around losing money, losing his wealth.”
“He now has a very serious possibility of having to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes to New York State,” he noted. “His son Don Jr. has told people reportedly that he expects to be indicted. I’m of the view — based on other reporting I’ve done and others have done — that Ivanka is at risk of prosecution.”
Davidson also discussed the Trump Hotel Moscow deal.
“If you talk to prosecutors, they will tell you it’s really hard to do white collar crime at all, and it’s especially hard to do white collar crime that crosses borders,” he explained. “We know well — this is well documented, well studied throughout the former Soviet Union, which is — there is not really a legal way to become a billionaire or to do major real estate development.”
“So, I tell you, at a bare minimum, to me, we have reached the point where it is no longer responsible to talk about this as, ‘who knows, maybe we’ll find something,'” Davidson noted.
“I feel strongly we are at the place where we know there’s extreme wrongdoing, extreme problems, and it’s just a matter of the breadth of it and what the reaction will be,” he concluded.