90 Miles From Tyranny : ‘Suspiciously timed’: Eyebrows raise when Feds raid office of Chicago lawyer–who once worked with Trump

Friday, November 30, 2018

‘Suspiciously timed’: Eyebrows raise when Feds raid office of Chicago lawyer–who once worked with Trump

Federal agents raided the Chicago office of a lawyer who once worked on President Donald Trump’s property taxes.

The agents arrived unannounced at the City Hall office of Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke Thursday, kicking out anyone who was inside and placing brown paper over the windows and doors, according to the Chicago Sun Times.


Federal agents reportedly did the same at Burke’s ward office.


Burke’s law firm of Klafter & Burke had worked with Trump’s companies for a dozen years to reduce property taxes on his Chicago skyscraper, saving more than $14 million, according to The Hill. The two reportedly went their separate ways earlier this year with Burke citing “irreconcilable differences.”

The raid on Burke’s Chicago office came as Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Thursday to making false statements to Congress.

A triple punch of perceived negative news seemed to delight the left, despite the fact that Cohen’s plea is already looking like another nothing-burger.

💣MAJOR bombshells today (and it's only 1pm):

👉🏼Michael Cohen pleads GUILTY to lying about Trump Tower🇷🇺Moscow and is COOPERATING
👉🏼FBI raids @Trump Org's outside counsel (Chicago Alderman Ed Burke)
👉🏼 (Trump's main lender) raided by 170 cops this morning
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Though it was not yet clear what agents were doing at Burke’s offices, the Chicago Sun Times noted the Democratic alderman of the 14th Ward “has dodged dozens of federal investigations over five decades in Chicago politics.”

I’m at alderman Ed Burke’s City Hall office where feds reportedly raided this am and appeared to have covered the office with paper. Burke recently cut ties with Trump after working closely for 12 yrs and helped to cut property taxes on his Chicago Trump tower by more than 14 mil
478 people are talking about this
People are rightfully pointing out that the suspiciously timed Burke raid is not known to be tied to his dealings with Trump

it could also be tied to his many other corrupted dealings in his political career

you are right and what a defense lol
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According to the Sun Times:
About 15 agents had arrived at City Hall about 7:30 a.m., bringing their own boxes. Some then went across the street to the underground parking garage at the Daley Center to find Burke’s car, but it wasn’t there.

Federal agents also showed up to Burke’s ward office and papered over the windows there. A group of them left about...

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is bigger than big folks. Ed Burke goes all the way back to Tony Accardo, and he has very close ties to both Obama and Trump. Burke is so dirty he makes Harry Reid look like a piker. The question now is, who's camp is raiding Burke's office? Obama's or Trump's? They both aren't going down, so this should be massive.

    For reference, read Bob Cooley's "When Corruption was King", and this pretty good old Breitbart article:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2010/04/15/alderman-edward-burke-part-iii-top-machine-boss-of-obama-s-chicago/

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