Did Trump Mislead His Own Accountants?

“As prosecutors in Manhattan weigh whether or not to cost Donald Trump with fraud, they’ve zeroed in on monetary paperwork that he used to acquire loans and boast about his wealth,” the New York Times studies.

“The paperwork, compiled by Mr. Trump’s longtime accountants and referred to as annual statements of monetary situation, may assist reply a query on the coronary heart of the long-running prison investigation into the previous president: Did he inflate the worth of his belongings to defraud his lenders?”

“If the prosecutors search an indictment, the case’s final result may hinge on whether or not they can use the paperwork to show {that a} defining function of Mr. Trump’s public persona — his penchant for hyperbole — was so excessive and intentional when coping with his lenders that it crossed the road into fraud.”

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