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Trump agrees to shutdown his charity amid allegations he used it for personal and political benefit

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posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:10 PM
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New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced today that Trump has agreed to shut down his charity and give away any remaining money. This is the latest development in the lawsuit against the Trump charity involving Trump and his three eldest children. The suit filed in June alleges "persistent illegal conduct" from the foundation which began in 1987.


Underwood said Tuesday that her investigation found “a shocking pattern of illegality involving the Trump Foundation — including unlawful coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing, and much more.”

“The Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments to not-for-profits from Mr. Trump or the Trump Organization,” Underwood wrote in the initial suit.

The largest donation in the charity’s history — a $264,231 gift to the Central Park Conservancy in 1989 — appeared to benefit Trump’s business: It paid to restore a fountain outside Trump’s Plaza Hotel. The smallest, a $7 foundation gift to the Boy Scouts that same year, appeared to benefit Trump’s family. It matched the amount required to enroll a boy in the Scouts the year that his son Donald Trump Jr. was 11.

The attorney general’s investigation turned up evidence that Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump — all listed as officers of the charity — had never held a board meeting. The board hadn’t met since 1999. The charity’s official treasurer, Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg, told investigators that he wasn’t aware that he was on the board.


Trump attempted to shut down the foundation in late 2016 but was blocked by the New York Attorney General while it continued it's investigations into the charity.

As with every investigation Trump finds himself under, he accuses this one of being orchestrated by partisanship and that he did nothing wrong.

Something of political interest buried deep in the article is this statement:


At one point, Trump used the charity’s money to make a $25,000 political donation to Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi (R). The charity didn’t tell the IRS about that, as required — and instead listed that donation as a gift to an unrelated charity in Kansas with a similar name. Trump’s team blamed accounting mistakes.


This is the same Attorney General who chose not to pursue Trump University for Fraud charges Is it a coincidence that she did so after receiving a large donation from the Trump Foundation?

Also of note is this statement from the Attorney General tying the Trump Foundation charity to the Trump campaign:


New York attorney general: “Our petition detailed a shocking pattern of illegality involving the Trump Foundation – including unlawful coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing, and much more."


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I wonder which excuse Trump and company will use for these crimes? Will it be "I did it but it's not a crime" or "It's not a crime because the Attorney General is a Democrat" or "What about Hillary?". Let's see what the comment section gives us here.

Trump agrees to shut down his charity amid allegations that he used it for personal and political benefit




posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:14 PM
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You’re way late to the party and has already been posted in the mud pit.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: BlackJackal

Already posted here.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: BlackJackal


Why not spread it out amongst all the Romanians He has working at SmelLargo?

If You have Twitter™ You might also tweet the Twit there is a lot of wall already between Mexico/USA, have Him watch Border:Live™ Between Twitter™ remarks.. Dwerp Dwerp



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: BlackJackal

Oh no, New York attorney general made allegations against Trump and his businesses? Well, I guess you better believe them.

How's that for a comment?



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: BlackJackal

Allegations.....haha.

Why is the attorney general seeking restitution instead of prosecution?

And how is it that he agrees to shut something down he tried to shut down in 2016?

Who exactly is he agreeing with?



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:33 PM
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The Coup continues !!

😈🤡😈



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: BlackJackal

Allegations.....haha.

Why is the attorney general seeking restitution instead of prosecution?

And how is it that he agrees to shut something down he tried to shut down in 2016?

Who exactly is he agreeing with?

They wanted to shut it down right after the election, specifically because leaving the Trump foundation running would create the appearance of being able to buy access to Trump. (And we all know that the Clintons have a patent on that game.) New York's attorney general sued them to stop it from shutting down before they could make a political circus out of it.
edit on 18-12-2018 by AndyFromMichigan because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:42 PM
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ITT: People who constantly complain about Clinton's foundation brushing this off as no big deal. Persecution complex card thrown without hesitation as well.

Also several members ganging up on me for sharing a different opinion.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1




Also several members ganging up on me for sharing a different opinion.


You don't have a different opinion. Your opinion reflects the vast majority of mass media consumers.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 04:13 PM
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As he should if they were doing things illegally, and so should the Clinton Foundation if they are proven to have done the same...
We need ALL of the corruption out of our country's political aspects and non profit organizations



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: BlackJackal

He was found guilty of committing crimes? Where was that at in the article?



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 04:57 PM
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Looky Here: When you're not taking any salary from your job, you businesses aren't benefiting from your attention - its not like you need the tax deduction for a charity any more. Makes perfect business sense, cut your losses, quit wasting time and energy in a losing endeavor and rock on.

ganjoa



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 06:22 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: BlackJackal

Allegations.....haha.

Why is the attorney general seeking restitution instead of prosecution?

And how is it that he agrees to shut something down he tried to shut down in 2016?

Who exactly is he agreeing with?


Oh, the restitutions are in addition to the prosecutions. But as you are aware it’s a bit hard to indict a sitting president. Most likely, prosecutors have charged Trump in a sealed indictment and the prosecution will take place after he leaves office.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: BlackJackal

Allegations.....haha.

Why is the attorney general seeking restitution instead of prosecution?

And how is it that he agrees to shut something down he tried to shut down in 2016?

Who exactly is he agreeing with?

They wanted to shut it down right after the election, specifically because leaving the Trump foundation running would create the appearance of being able to buy access to Trump. (And we all know that the Clintons have a patent on that game.) New York's attorney general sued them to stop it from shutting down before they could make a political circus out of it.


You are correct. They wanted to shut it down in 2016 but they were already under investigation at that point in time. They are only allowed to shut it down now with judicial supervision.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: Propagandalf

Ah, so they don't buy into any of it and see it as a psyop being carried throughout all sectors of the entertainment and media industries?

I don't trust the media any further than I can throw them. Is that what most people who trust the media say about the media?



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: BlackJackal

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: BlackJackal

Allegations.....haha.

Why is the attorney general seeking restitution instead of prosecution?

And how is it that he agrees to shut something down he tried to shut down in 2016?

Who exactly is he agreeing with?


Oh, the restitutions are in addition to the prosecutions. But as you are aware it’s a bit hard to indict a sitting president. Most likely, prosecutors have charged Trump in a sealed indictment and the prosecution will take place after he leaves office.


New York has no restrictions and can indict the president in state court. There would be no secret indictment in a state court.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 10:28 PM
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Trump mafia was caught misusing charity money. Spent 10 ten grand on a self portrait painting BTW this is obviously one of many federal crimes commited by trump Mafia



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