Scotland’s Top Prosecutor Will Decide if She’ll Go After Trump, Judge Rules squib

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A Scottish judge on Thursday shot down attempts to force the government to investigate former President Donald Trump’s purchase of two golf courses there, leaving the matter in the hands of the nation’s top prosecutor.

Just as in the United States, where politicians have failed to hold Trump accountable and it’s fallen on local prosecutors to pursue separate investigations, in Scotland the pressure to act is now squarely on Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain.

Scotland’s government has been urged to put Trump through a long-awaited financial colonoscopy for his shady golf resort real estate deals, but Lord Sandison’s 44-page judicial decision means that officials can keep dragging their feet.

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