[ Editor’s Note: Will Trump make an insanity defense case when he is finally cornered? Will evidence emerge that he paid a shrink to claim he was not responsible for his past ‘mishaps’ due to the ‘delusions of grandeur’ disease?
Whatever it is will be entertaining to some and painful for others, specifically, all those he will be taking down with him.
I am still confident we will see Jan6 justice, not necessarily due to the kingpin confessions at the last minute, but via all the staff people who know almost everything that their bosses knew, and who can give testimony against them for aiding and abetting an insurrection.
Trump is a man who added invisible floors to Trump Tower and over a half dozen huge mansions to one of his golf courses to pump valuations. Things like this are only done by people who have been getting away with it for a long time… Jim W. Dean ]
First published February 17, 2022
On Tuesday evening, former President Donald J. Trump, rattled by news that his longtime accountants had declared that years of his financial statements were not reliable, issued a statement of self-defense with new claims about his wealth. These, too, did not add up.
In a rambling emailed message, Mr. Trump referred to a “June 30, 2014 Statement of Financial Condition” prepared by the accounting firm, Mazars USA, showing that the year before his first presidential run his net worth had been $5.8 billion. But that is not what he said back then.
When he declared his candidacy in 2015, he produced what he called his “Summary of Net Worth as of June 30, 2014” with a very different number: $8.7 billion. A month later, he upped the ante, releasing a statement pronouncing that his “net worth is in excess of TEN BILLION DOLLARS.”
…Among other things, according to court filings, Mr. Trump claimed his triplex penthouse apartment in Manhattan was 30,000 square feet, when in fact it was 11,000 square feet — inflating its supposed value by about $200 million.
Similarly, the value of his estate in Westchester County was said to have been exaggerated by $61 million through the inclusion of seven nonexistent mansions.