Trump Flagged for $40M in Undisclosed Cash Transfers

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    The Facts

    • Former US District Court Judge Barbara Jones, the watchdog overseeing the financial statements of former Pres. Donald Trump's company, has flagged three transactions that weren't properly disclosed.

    • In 2022, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron, overseeing Trump's civil fraud trial, placed the Trump Organization under court monitoring and ordered the former president to inform Jones whenever he made a transfer larger than $5M.


    The Spin

    Pro-Trump narrative

    Oversights happen in business. As detailed in Jones' letter, no suspicious activity or actual fraud was found during her investigation. The Trumps are cooperating with her work despite this trial being politically motivated to derail the former president's campaign.

    Anti-Trump narrative

    Even when he's in the midst of a civil trial with millions of dollars on the line, Trump can't stop doing nefarious deeds. Now that he's violated a court order, Trump should face penalties from James, who can once again prove that no one is above the law.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 60% chance that Donald Trump will be found guilty of any crime in the Manhattan case before Election Day 2024, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


    Establishment split

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