Hidden Motives of Trump for the Killing of Soleimani

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Just recently, Iranian general Quasem Soleimani, known for the confirmed killing of hundreds of Americans, and maiming thousands more, was targeted and assassinated by President Donald Trump. Some questions still remain, but one arising ever so slightly among the few who are aware: was there foul play involved on Trump’s side for personal economic benefits?

Whether or not Trump’s decision was morally justified does not matter any further, the deed is done. However, Trump had members at his famous Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida where he supposedly gave, “advance knowledge” of something, “big,” coming that would address Iran and their hostile foreign behaviour. One club attendee said Trump, “kept saying, ‘you’ll see.’” Thus, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren is exclaiming the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should look into the trading done by the club guests in order to see if they were, “tipped off.”

Insider trading, or the trading of a public stock or securities, is illegal because it gives the trader with inside knowledge an unfair advantage. The individuals who engage in it could receive up to 20 years in a federal penitentiary, as well as up to a whopping 5-million dollar fine. And the entity within which the stocks or securities are being traded could be fined up to 25-million dollars. 

Is Trump participating in foul play? Or is Elizabeth Warren simply trying to shed more negative light on the President? Currently the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures and Trading Commission have turned down any opportunities to make statements. However, Warren and junior U.S. Senator of Maryland, Christopher Van Hollen, plan to have a briefing by February 13th.