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Trump foundation fraud

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posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 06:06 PM
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from here.

Donald Trump’s charitable foundation gave $100,000 in 2014 to a conservative activist group that was used to help finance a federal lawsuit against New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — the same public official who was suing the real estate mogul for fraud over the operations of Trump University.

The size and timing of the donation to the Citizens United Foundation, an arm of the sprawling conservative network run by David Bossie, who is now Trump’s deputy campaign manager, could raise fresh questions about whether Trump has used his tax-exempt charity to further political and personal causes.

It is a claim, actively promoted by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, that got new attention this week after Trump’s foundation acknowledged paying a penalty to the IRS for an improper $25,000 donation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s reelection campaign during a time her office was considering whether to join Schneiderman’s lawsuit against Trump University.

A review of tax returns filed by the Trump Foundation shows that the 2014 donation to Bossie’s Citizens United Foundation was by far the largest it gave to any organization that year, substantially exceeding its contributions to more traditional charities, such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (which got $50,000), the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ($25,000) and the Police Athletic League ($25,000).

While the donation to Bossie’s group has been mentioned in some media accounts, what has gone unnoticed until now is a major project of Citizens United at the time: a lawsuit it filed that year — since dismissed by a federal judge — against Schneiderman, New York’s Democratic attorney general, over his efforts to require nonprofit groups such as Citizens United to disclose the identity of their donors under seal to the New York State Charities Bureau.

Schneiderman by then had become a major political nemesis of Trump. In 2013, Schneiderman had filed his own lawsuit, still pending in New York state courts, accusing Trump of ripping off students at Trump University through fraudulent and deceptive trade practices, promising to teach them to “make a killing” in the real estate market but, according to the suit, delivering courses that had little if any value.

Trump, in response, launched a public relations and legal counterattack against Schneiderman. He accused him in a Twitter barrage of being a “lightweight hack” who brought the suit for political purposes. He filed a complaint against Schneiderman with the New York ethics agency (since dismissed) over donations the attorney general had solicited from his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, while his office was investigating Trump University. Trump, in a later interview, described Schneiderman as “a low-life, a sleazebag” who was part of a “cesspool of corruption” in New York politics.

the idea of basing a political campaign around the clinton foundation and, using tried and tested republican tactics maybe about to bite.
very much a case of defend the indefensible for trump fans, an open goal for clinton, will democrats pursue?
will republicans try emails again or some actual policies, maybe?




posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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They're both crooks and tools.



posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 06:19 PM
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At least Trump openly admits to using the system to his fullest advantage.

And admits it needs to stop.

But yes, both are crooks at this point and have been for years. Another questionable donation is at this point barely even news.



posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: stinkelbaum

I think this is about to get much worse for Donald Trump. Someone is claiming to be collecting evidence that Trump, while claiming donations on his taxes, didn't actually make the donations that he claimed. It's a work in progress so no links yet. Watch for it though.



posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 08:10 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: stinkelbaum

I think this is about to get much worse for Donald Trump. Someone is claiming to be collecting evidence that Trump, while claiming donations on his taxes, didn't actually make the donations that he claimed. It's a work in progress so no links yet. Watch for it though.


Trump promised personal gifts on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ Here’s who really paid.




The time had come to fire Khloé Kardashian. But first, Donald Trump had a question.

“What’s your charity?” Trump asked.

They were filming “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the reality-TV show where Trump schooled the faded and the semi-famous in the arts of advertising, salesmanship and workplace in­fighting. Most weeks, one winner got prize money for charity. One loser got fired.

Kardashian told Trump that she was playing for the Brent Shapiro Foundation, which helps teens stay away from alcohol and drugs.

Trump had a pleasant surprise. Although Kardashian could not win any more prize money, he would give her cause a special, personal donation. Not the show’s money. His own money.

“I’m going to give $20,000 to your charity,” Trump said, according to a transcript of that show.

He didn’t.

After the show aired in 2009, Kardashian’s charity did receive $20,000. But it wasn’t from Trump. Instead, the check came from a TV production company, the same one that paid out the show’s official prizes. www.washingtonpost.com... -54aa2e849447_story.html



posted on Sep, 10 2016 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: Annee

Can they prove the company didnt get the money from trump to give to kardashians? Rich people play all kinds of games to get a tax break.



posted on Sep, 10 2016 @ 08:23 PM
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originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: Annee

Can they prove the company didnt get the money from trump to give to kardashians? Rich people play all kinds of games to get a tax break.


There's a number of stories citing this (here's one)

Patheos has also picked up this story and has a photo of a note of charities that were not paid

Another (with links) that says he's using money from his charities to squash fraud charges against himself

An older report (Washington Post, so better source than the above) showing he bought Tim Teabow helmet with money from his charity

And, of course, he hasn't released his IRS statements.

Do you remember the "giving money to veterans rally" and the flap that followed when he was shamed into giving what he'd collected (because he didn't donate after all) - and it was less than he claimed he was going to give?



posted on Sep, 10 2016 @ 08:50 PM
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If he hasn't been persecuted it doesn't Trump Hillbeast's efforts at getting paid.
JUST ask Haiti about that.
edit on 10-9-2016 by cavtrooper7 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

until he gets convicted of it its not a issue.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 06:35 AM
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originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: Byrd

until he gets convicted of it its not a issue.


Really?





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