The Trump Organization tax fraud charges

The entrance to Trump Tower on 5th Avenue is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 19, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Just days before tax fraud, larceny, and other charges against the Trump Organization and one of its top executives were filed in New York, Brookings published a report by four leading experts titled “New York State’s Trump Investigation: An analysis of the reported facts and applicable law.” On this episode, one of the report’s co-authors—Ambassador Norm Eisen, a senior fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings, discusses the report’s findings. This conversation occurred after the initial charges were filed, but before any other legal developments occurred.

Also on this episode, Tony Pipa, senior fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development at Brookings, focuses on opportunities for development in rural America in the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan. Listen to this segment also on SoundCloud.

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