Per NBC, Herschel Walker conceded a few minutes ago — current tally, Warnock 51.2%, Walker 48.8%.
Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., claimed victory in a speech to supporters here after NBC News projected his victory over Herschel Walker.
“Thank you Georgia!” he said. “I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart, and to God be the glory.”
“And after a hard-fought campaign — or should I say campaigns — it is my honor to utter the four most powerful words ever spoken in a democracy: The people have spoken.”…
Warnock paid tribute to his mother, Verlene Warnock.
“She grew up in the 1950s in Waycross, Georgia, picking somebody else’s cotton and somebody else’s tobacco,” he said. “But tonight she helped pick her youngest son to be a United States senator.”
So we can afford to celebrate that… and to take note of another Tuesday victory for truth, justice & the American way:
BREAKING: Trump Organization found guilty of all charges by jury in a 15-year tax fraud scheme that prosecutors said was orchestrated by top executives at the company. https://t.co/Z1RbMKbnag
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 6, 2022
Trump Organization: GUILTY, 17 counts. (Video: MSNBC) pic.twitter.com/Df5iIzFXLV
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) December 6, 2022
Today's guilty verdict against the Trump Organization shows that we will hold individuals and organizations accountable when they violate our laws to line their pockets.
I commend @ManhattanDA for this big victory, and I am proud of the role that my office played in securing it.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) December 6, 2022
This is a significant verdict—the Trump Organization is found guilty of serious felony fraud charges.
This will give even more leverage to New York Attorney General Tish James in her civil suit, which seeks extraordinary remedies that would cripple the company. https://t.co/aSlrJAIq3c
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) December 6, 2022
Breaking news: Former president Donald Trump’s namesake company was convicted of tax crimes committed by two of its longtime executives after a Manhattan trial that gave jurors a peek at some of the inner workings of the Trump Organization’s finances. https://t.co/JjcmaUxCm1
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 6, 2022
… The real estate, hospitality and golf resort operation headquartered at Trump Tower on Fifth Ave. faces the possibility of a $1.6 million fine. New York Supreme Court jurors began their deliberations mid-day on Monday.
The company was charged with scheme to defraud, conspiracy, criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records.
Prosecutors built the case largely around longtime Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg, who pleaded guilty in August to 15 counts including tax fraud, conspiracy and grand larceny. He was promised a steeply reduced sentence of five months in jail in exchange for testifying against the company. He had faced up to 15 years in prison.
McConney, who admitted in his testimony to committing crimes, was granted immunity under New York law because he was called by prosecutors as a grand jury witness in the case.
In his testimony, Weisselberg detailed how he and the company’s comptroller, Jeffrey McConney, schemed to cheat state and federal tax authorities over a 15-year period beginning in 2005. Weisselberg used the company to cover major personal expenses like rent for a luxury apartment on the Hudson River, Mercedes Benz leases for himself and his wife and private school tuition for his grandchildren…
Prosecutors argued the conduct of Weisselberg and McConney made the company criminally liable. Two Trump Organization entities — the Trump Corporation and the Trump Payroll Corp. — were on trial. Both were found guilty on all charges.
Lawyers for the entities argued that Weisselberg had no intent to help the company — only himself — and that prosecutors did not successfully prove there was corporate liability. Prosecutors argued the company saved on their Medicare tax responsibility and benefitted in other ways from the scheme.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office also argued at the close of the case that Trump had personal knowledge of the tax cheating carried out by his executives. At one point in his summation, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Steinglass pointed to a document that had been initialed by Trump and called it “explicit” proof of his knowing that his executives were tinkering with expenses to reduce their tax liabilities.
Trump has not been charged with wrongdoing. In a recent social media post, he denied having knowledge of the crimes Weisselberg and McConney committed.
Add tax fraud to the long list of Trump’s accomplishments.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 6, 2022
It took one day of deliberating for the jury to find the Trump Organization guilty on all charges. How long? ONE day.
A 15-year concerted conspiracy to defraud. Led by a guy who insurrected, wants to overturn the Constitution, and says he's running for President.
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) December 6, 2022
Anyway just watch for the flood of posts talking about how New York juries are too, um, "urban" to be fair to Trump. That's more or less what they're saying about D.C. juries.
— Popehat (@Popehat) December 6, 2022
(Urban Dictionary definition of ‘the word‘. ‘Peekaboo‘ may have been a New York localism — I can remember my old man mocking an acquaintance for using it, as a heinously outdated too-cute-by-half circumlocution, back in the mid-1960s.)
Trump Organization just found guilty on all counts of tax fraud, 17 in total
The halls of Mar-a-Lago will be dripping red with ketchup tonight, can’t wait for the truth social post claiming he doesn’t even know who the IRS is pic.twitter.com/ufBJcTE52D
— Caitlin of County Kerry (@lynn_of_cait) December 6, 2022
Criminal tax attorneys – what’s the prospect of federal tax charges against the Trump Org?
Or is complex financial crime now just a state thing?https://t.co/rTJsP9LmhD
Or Hunter Biden for that matter. https://t.co/X566SG9dds
— Janet Johnson (@JJohnsonLaw) December 6, 2022