Raw Story: Donald Trump is the leader of a political crime family. As president, he abused the power and influence of the office to enrich himself, his family and his inner circle. Much of Trump’s apparent extortion, self-dealing, influence-peddling, and outright blackmail was done in plain sight.
One such scheme, in which Trump attempted to extort the president of Ukraine into launching a phony investigation of Joe Biden, resulted in his impeachment (that is, for the first time). (Now dead gambling boss, Sheldon Adelson, paid the GOP to block the investigation. No impeachment trial was held)
Trump’s blatant disregard for the law is part of his brand as a billionaire reality-TV star turned president and (until last month) the most powerful person on the planet.
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