Alleged Bribery Scheme Could Be the Final Nail in the Coffin for Trump

Is this the end for Former President Trump? Have we uncovered the final nail in the coffin?

Former President Donald Trump has not been having the best of luck lately. With his recent indictment, his legal troubles are continuing to mount.

Not the Best of Luck

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Former President Donald Trump has not been having the best of luck lately. It seems he is caught in one scandal after another, each hurting his 2024 campaign more than the last.

The latest controversy is an alleged bribery scheme by a real estate developer to get two criminals pardoned by Trump.

The Scheme Unfolds

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U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva and Representative Katie Porter allege that real estate developer Mike Ingram secured pardons for Dwight and Steve Hammond, who were convicted in 2012 for setting public fires on public land they leased and illegally killing deer on that land.

Ingram, coincidentally, was already familiar with the Natural Resource Committee, as he was the subject of its first criminal referral for another alleged bribery case. Grijalva and Porter have accused Ingram of making a $10,000 donation to America First Action, Inc. Super PAC in an attempt to get the Hammonds pardoned.

Zero Tolerance

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The two Democrats called for the Interior Secretary’s department to release all files pertaining to the pardons of Dwight and Steve. The two had been sentenced to five years in prison with time served in 2015.

“We’re requesting documents to help us get to the bottom of [the Ingram case],” Porter said. “I have zero tolerance for corruption.”

Various right-wing protests sprung up due to their case, including a 40-day armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

Taking the Bait

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Ingram wrote a letter to a Trump Interior Department official with attached articles arguing on the Hammond’s behalf. A Republican lawmaker tweeted on July 1, 2018, that Trump was seriously considering the pardon.

Just one day later, Ingram sent in his donation to the Super PAC, and the following week, the Hammonds were pardoned.

The Natural Resources Committee tweeted this month that the two Democrats are investigating the case and are requesting documents be released.

“Chair @RepRaulGrijalva & @RepKatiePorter are requesting documents from @Interior regarding a second incident of potential bribery between senior officials in the Trump administration and real estate developer Mike Ingram.” – Natural Resources Committee (@NRDems) December 2, 2022

Exposing the Plot

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In their own statement, the two Democrats laid out their evidence and made the case against Ingram and Trump.

“Mr. Ingram made only one other $10,000 donation during the 2017-2018 nonpresidential election cycle. That donation was the subject of the committee’s criminal referral regarding the Villages at Vigneto development [in Arizona]. In that case, Ingram and 12 other individuals, many of whom maintained personal or professional relationships with Ingram, donated nearly a quarter of a million dollars to the Trump Victory Fund and the Republican National Committee on the same day or within just a few days that a major federal action regarding Vigneto was made in Ingram’s favor.”

The Parallels

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They continued, “The parallels between the Vigneto case and the Hammonds’ pardons raise significant concerns about another potential case of bribery under the Trump administration and warrant further investigation.”

Porter also said that she and Grijalva uncovered the scheme while investigating a different case. They were looking into an alleged $240,000 “quid pro quo” deal between the Trump administration and a real estate developer.

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Donald Trump has dragged many people down a bad path with him, landing many of his cronies, colleagues, and underlings into legal trouble with him. Unfortunately for them, it seems their loyalty to him isn’t being repaid. 

Even his own children are being thrown under the bus while Trump looks to save his skin.

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AOC Claps Back At Marjorie Taylor Greene On TWITTER, “In Case You Forgot, We Sit On The Same Committee”

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Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez,(D-NY), known as AOC, and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), known as MTG, sit on opposite sides of the aisle, and they are both known for being outspoken for their particular political parties.

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Trump Brags About Not Testifying In January 6th Investigation, “What Are The CONSEQUENCES?”

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Former President Trump took to Truth Social to brag about not having to testify in the January 6th investigation.

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Rising crime rates and a lack of safety in the wealthiest country in the world have been hot topics across both sides of the political aisle recently.

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In today’s modern world of legalities and regulations for everything, there are certain things that people are eager to see illegalized in the next two decades, despite the complex legal landscape or things people think will become illegal in America.

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