The Trump-Russia investigation runs further afield

The Trump-Russia probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller seems to be going further and further afield in order to try and compromise someone, anyone, that can turn them some evidence against Donald Trump. At this rate, they will find some retired librarian that forgave Donald Trump some library fees and shorted the city coffers on their $0.25 fee. In this article, you can read where the Mueller witch hunt has researched into the backgrounds of former in-laws and the like, looking to turn someone.

As Written and Reported By Byron York for the Washington Examiner:

On May 22, a man named Evgeny Freidman, the owner of more than 800 taxi licenses in New York City, pleaded guilty to “failure to remit to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance $5 million in 50-cent [Metropolitan Transportation Authority] surcharges between 2012 and 2015,” according to a press release from the state attorney general.

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The guilty plea topped national newscasts and was discussed for days, which is a little unusual for a case in which a fairly small-time businessman — even one known around New York as the “taxi king” — admitted to pocketing a local tax on cab rides.

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So why was it big news? Because Trump.

“More breaking news tonight,” CNN reported May 22. “This, on President Trump’s fixer, Michael Cohen. One of Cohen’s business partners, a Russian immigrant known as the taxi king, has quietly agreed to assist federal investigators as part of a plea deal.”

The idea was that, as part of his cooperation, Freidman would dish on Cohen, which would increase pressure on Cohen to dish on Trump with Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller, and the end result would be … well, that was unspecified, but it clearly involved expectations of some sort of yet-to-be-exposed wrongdoing on the president’s part……


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