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Trump ordered to pay $2M in Trump Foundation settlement, admits misuse of funds

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posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:31 AM
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See, for me, here's the thing and bear in mind this is my belief and opinion and I'm not asking anyone else to believe me or consider anything I say as factual.

For decades the rich, politicians and such have set up charity organizations and other foundations and utilized them to enrich themselves and use them to get around paying more in taxes.

But up until Trump, a spotlight has never been shown on any of it, even when the misuse and corruption was obvious. Bu tthe Trump hate is so strong they shine a spotlight on his every action.

The result of this is that Trump is being shown doing exactly what every other rich businessman, politician, etc. has done before him. Then everyone jumps up an says, "See! See what he's done?! NEVER has this been done by antone else before!"

It's disingenuous at best or fraud dressed up as "justice" at worst.

Go after the bad orange man, but ignore what anyone else is doing or actively obfsucate it? I'm not a Trump fan or supporter, but hippocrites doing this just rankle me and ensure I'd never vote for any of them involved in these ongoing travesties.




posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 12:53 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
The "charity thing" - - I followed closely.

It was a total scam - - by intention.

Meant to enrich Trump.

If that were true, there would have been criminal charges.

Were there?



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 12:57 PM
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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
That's not all, though.

“Our petition detailed a shocking pattern of illegality involving the Trump Foundation..."

Ok, so, impeach, then prosecute criminally.

If there is there there, then go get him.

Is there? There there?

Guess not...
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posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 03:29 PM
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originally posted by: Thanatos0042
See, for me, here's the thing and bear in mind this is my belief and opinion and I'm not asking anyone else to believe me or consider anything I say as factual.

For decades the rich, politicians and such have set up charity organizations and other foundations and utilized them to enrich themselves and use them to get around paying more in taxes.

But up until Trump, a spotlight has never been shown on any of it, even when the misuse and corruption was obvious. Bu tthe Trump hate is so strong they shine a spotlight on his every action.

The result of this is that Trump is being shown doing exactly what every other rich businessman, politician, etc. has done before him. Then everyone jumps up an says, "See! See what he's done?! NEVER has this been done by antone else before!"

It's disingenuous at best or fraud dressed up as "justice" at worst.

Go after the bad orange man, but ignore what anyone else is doing or actively obfsucate it? I'm not a Trump fan or supporter, but hippocrites doing this just rankle me and ensure I'd never vote for any of them involved in these ongoing travesties.




You need to study the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations regarding the establishment and operation of Section 501c-type charitable organizations.

Because you obviously do not understand why, or how contributions to charity can provide tax benefits,

While still remaining within the bounds of the law.

Although establishing a charitable organization, and contributing funds to that organization, might allow you to deduct some portion of your contribution from income, you cannot, legally, then use those donated funds for your personal benefit.


Most charitable contributors understand this simple fact, and if they do not they also do not consider themselves to be “stable geniuses”, either.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 04:02 PM
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originally posted by: fencesitter85
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All this proves is that Trump can admit when he is wrong. The same can not be said for the Democrats. Anything Dems have accused Trump of doing, they have done to an exponential degree. Why do you condone the behavior of the Democrats, but hold Republicans to a completely different standard? Why the double standards?

Also one piece of advice, when you can't debate a topic and have to resort to name calling then your statement has lost any credibility it may have had.






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posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: Xcalibur254

So FINALLY... after 3 years, someone has found something he is guilty of!

IMPEACH!!!!



How long do you think it'll take to impeach the next conservative republican POTUS..?

I'm sure the Dems are already looking into it, even before they know who it is..lol



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: Bhadhidar

Well, Internet Stranger, it's good to know that from my post you know everything that I know, don't know, understand and don't understand about everything and already have the sum of my life experienes that formed my opinion unveiled before your eyes.

So, you know, I guess considered me schooled by your obviously superior attitude, experience and intellect.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: tanstaafl

They need some bargaining chips to barter with to convince him to just fake some kind of illness(dementia maybe?) And resign..



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posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 10:24 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: DBCowboy

The mans character speaks volumes. But you'll vote for him either way because "muh protectionism and top down economics".

Obama, Biden and the Clintons are without sin? I’ve yet to find a politician I thought was perfect, or whom I agreed with about every issue. I always vote for the lesser of two evils, and Trump is waaaay less evil than his opponents. He’s done more to fight back against China than every prez combined since Nixon. He’s genuinely trying to stop illegal immigration and he’s rewriting disastrous trade agreements that have cost us many good-paying jobs. Those three things alone outweigh all the minor transgressions the Left cries about while ignoring its own hypocrisies.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:01 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66

originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: Gryphon66

Question...since this was settled and Trump was not prosecuted how does this admit guilt of breaking a law? It was a LAWSUIT not a criminal case.


Are you saying it’s not against the law to misappropriate funds from a charity?

It is.


Was it prosecuted and is trump getting time for it? NOPE. there is the answer you are looking for. Its only a crime if its prosecuted.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:25 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: DBCowboy

This is exactly what Trump does. He does wrong, and huffs and puffs about it until it boils over and then calls his lawyers, they deal with it and then collaborate on what collateral damage would be and either fight it, or pay off who ever is against them.

Trump abuses the system more then anyone else. Goes to show MONEY TALKS!


It's not abusing the system if you are playing by the rules. If you don't like the way President Trump handled it then change the rules.



posted on Nov, 8 2019 @ 11:39 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

The correct answers are: yes, misappropriation of funds is a crime, and yes, Trump admitted he committed this crime.

Individuals confess to crimes every day without prosecution.



posted on Nov, 9 2019 @ 08:06 AM
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1. Trump organization - do you think he was sitting around writing checks for pictures, or even writing checks himself, or even making personal decisions about how money is to be spent, or if it's legal - "organization"

2. 2 million is the fine assessed, not the amount "misused."

3. Who is this "fine" compensating? The state of new york for photos he hung in Florida? I thought he didn't pay any taxes and they were glad to get rid of him? Do the tax payers of New York state approve of these wasteful revenge sprees, I think they would rather have the potholes, nightmare traffic and housing prices fixed....

4. Blatantly partisan and avoiding direct comparisons to the billions that flowed through there former senators "organization" which all dried up the day she failed to win the presidency, coincidence surely.



posted on Nov, 9 2019 @ 08:35 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

You really have to look into the use the word "misuse" in this case. They were basically fined for not maintaining administrative documents well enough an example would be they didn't maintain their board meeting notes long enough.

As far as I've been able to tell they were not fined for misusing actual donations and all of that money was properly accounted for.



posted on Nov, 9 2019 @ 09:45 AM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: Lumenari

That's not a valid point.

Can you not see what that man and the Republicans have done to your two party system?

America is a breaking point, and Trump is a symptom of it.


Yes it is. You're talking about the character of one man, and dismissing the character of another.

How about a party? Democrats demonized the victims of Bill Clinton. Democrats sat on the Epstein story for three years because it implicated the spouse of the Democrat nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Character indeed. You sound like a Trudeau supporter. That speaks volumes about your character.



posted on Nov, 9 2019 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: Wardaddy454

Mr. Trump is implicated just as deeply if not moreso with Epstein... Were the Dems covering for Trump too?



posted on Nov, 9 2019 @ 03:28 PM
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originally posted by: MonkeyFishFrog
a reply to: Edumakated

Is $2,000,000 the cost of your integrity then? Cause if it was me and I knew I did nothing wrong I would happily spend $10,000,000 to protect it. If Trump is a billionaire then $2,000,000 is pocket change.


Really? when people like you have forced POTUS Trump to give up making money, meanwhile you ignore the billions made by Clinton, the Obamas, and the Bidens? There is no tree in which money grows called "Trump's tree." A settlement doesn't equal to being guilty... This is also coming from New York, the same place in which a new law was passed that if you are linked to POTUS Trump "double jeopardy" no longer applies ONLY to you, or anyone else close to POTUS Trump.

Please, don't mention "integrity" when it comes to what socialist/democrats have been doing just to go after a POTUS that has done more for this country than ALL OF YOU TOGETHER COULD EVER DO.

The left has criminalized political opposition... All of you whom make false claims about POTUS Trump being a dictator, you are the ones whom don't give a crap that your party is full of corrupt tyrants that are above the law...


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