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The Case Against the President: Emoluments, Trump's Finances, Taxes & Foundation

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Curious thought but had Trump resigned the Presidency or even dropped out of the campaign back in 2016, would any of this have come to light? Trump dragging this out has opened up more and more small wounds, it seems, and Mueller is simply dripping drops of alcohol on the cuts. Had Trump walked away, does the investigation even get this far?

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56 minutes ago, SaintsInDome2006 said:

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.

High efficiency board - they're just getting stuff done. Who needs meetings?

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42 minutes ago, SoBeDad said:

From Bloomberg: "The New York attorney general still seeks repayment of at least $2.8 million in funds that Trump’s charity allegedly directed toward his 2016 campaign."

Cohen will pay that out of his pocket. Wait. 

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In addition the Trumps are not to serve on any charitable boards in New York for several years. Yep okay for them to be in the White House but can't be trusted to serve on a charity board. 

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2 hours ago, lazyike said:

In addition the Trumps are not to serve on any charitable boards in New York for several years. Yep okay for them to be in the White House but can't be trusted to serve on a charity board. 

I stand corrected, apparently the ban on serving on boards is only under consideration and not yet official. 

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NY Attorney General has ordered the Trump Foundation to dissolve.

It’s always SAD to see a charitable organization fold, especially one that gave so much to the children— Ivanka, Eric, and Don Jr.

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The Trump supporters have been absent in this thread since the NYT tax fraud article dropped.  Would like to see some of them attempt to defend these articles in this thread.  Most of the articles in this thread would be headline news for months in any normal presidency.  

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Former Trump club employee says management kept her off Secret Service screening list because she is undocumented

A former kitchen employee at one of President Trump’s golf clubs in New Jersey said her superiors kept her name and those of other undocumented workers off a list of people to be vetted by the Secret Service before a Trump visit to the club in 2016.

Emma Torres, 43, an immigrant from Ecuador, said that she informed a human resources official at the club that she did not have papers to live legally in the United States when she was asked to submit her information for a clearance check. She said the names of undocumented workers were then excised from a list turned over to the Secret Service.

...Anibal Romero, a Newark-based immigration attorney, said he now represents five immigrants who say they had worked at Trump’s Bedminster club without legal status in recent years. Investigators with the FBI and the New Jersey attorney general’s office have collectedemployment documents on his clients in recent months, he said, an indication that the agencies may be scrutinizing the hiring practices of the president’s club. ...

The Feds and the New Jersey AG are investigating Trump's Bedminster Country Club.

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FBI, New Jersey investigators gathered evidence of undocumented immigrants who say they worked at Trump golf course, lawyer says

...The FBI agents told him they would “coordinate” with the New Jersey state attorney general’s office, Romero said.

The materials collected by law enforcement agencies, first reported by the New York Daily News, indicate that investigators may be launching a probe into the hiring practices of the president’s golf club. ...

 

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On 12/19/2018 at 10:55 AM, Dickies said:

The Trump supporters have been absent in this thread since the NYT tax fraud article dropped.  Would like to see some of them attempt to defend these articles in this thread.  Most of the articles in this thread would be headline news for months in any normal presidency.  

They have been absent in every thread that covers his possible crimes and short comings.

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7 hours ago, sho nuff said:

They have been absent in every thread that covers his possible crimes and short comings.

They are absent because they get banned for responding. HTH. 

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3 minutes ago, Mr. Bojangles said:

They are absent because they get banned for responding. HTH. 

Have a nice season, guy.

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19 minutes ago, Mr. Bojangles said:

They are absent because they get banned for responding. HTH. 

100% false

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On 1/4/2019 at 11:28 PM, Mr. Bojangles said:

They are absent because they get banned for responding. HTH. 

Maybe they should respond with bannable stuff?

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White House Intervened in Case of Trump’s Casino Pal Steve Wynn
 

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The move came just before the administration drafted new guidance that could have paid off for the gambling boss, and months before his resignation.

...Just over three months after Wall was approached with the White House’s request to meet, the Trump administration announced that it would reverse the Obama era tip-pooling guidance, pending notice of further rulemaking. Worker rights groups were aghast, with some arguing that the way the new guidance had been written would have effectively allowed employers to pocket workers’ tips. ...

 

 

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Who is buying Ivanka’s stuff? Doesn’t she sell higher end stuff? The Trump name is toxic, isn’t it? She should use her husbands name... oh wait. 

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14 minutes ago, Mario Kart said:

Who is buying Ivanka’s stuff? Doesn’t she sell higher end stuff? The Trump name is toxic, isn’t it? She should use her husbands name... oh wait. 

Lots of big name retailers still stock her cheap clothing line (Macy's, Ross, Wal-Mart, tons of others).

Macy's stopped selling Donald's products but they have no ethical problem with Ivanka.

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Investors in Former Trump-Branded Hotel in Brazil Charged With Corruption

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — A well-connected businessman in Brazil conceived the idea of a luxurious getaway in Rio de Janeiro bearing a world-famous name: Trump.

After work began on the Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro, the businessman, Paulo Figueiredo Filho, boasted about his access to Donald J. Trump, who was then a candidate for president. Mr. Figueiredo, the grandson of the last military dictator in the authoritarian government that ran Brazil from 1964 to 1985, displayed a picture of himself with Mr. Trump at the Trump Tower in New York, both men flashing a thumbs-up sign.

“He’s one of the most recognized businessmen in the world, and if anything, we’re getting more exposure,” Mr. Figueiredo told The New York Times in an interview in 2015, in which he expressed admiration for Mr. Trump’s policy positions.

But at the end of 2016, the Trump Organization pulled out of the project, and the golden letters with the Trump name were removed from the seaside building.

And now, the Brazilian investors who backed the project are engulfed in a growing bribery scandal, and an international arrest warrant is expected to be issued for Mr. Figueiredo.

The federal police in Brazil this week arrested 13 entrepreneurs and bank executives charged with diverting public pension funds into two commercial projects, including the former Trump hotel, in exchange for bribes and illegal commissions. The other project was a sprawling office building in Brasília. ...

 

 

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On 1/4/2019 at 10:09 AM, sho nuff said:

They have been absent in every thread that covers his possible crimes and short comings.

Short comings? 😵

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New York prosecutors seek records from Trump inauguration committee: Sources

Prosecutors in New York’s Southern District have reached out to President Donald Trump’s inauguration committee and plan to subpoena the organization for documents, sources with direct knowledge tell ABC News, indicating that even as the special counsel probe appears to be nearing an end, another investigation that could hamstring the president and his lawyers is widening.

The contact from the Southern District, which came from its public corruption section, is the latest activity focusing on Trump’s political fundraising both before and immediately after his 2016 election. Lawyers for the inauguration committee were contacted midday Monday and asked if they could accept a subpoena for documents from federal prosecutors, according to sources familiar.

The details of the request remain unclear.

Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has been extensively interviewed by prosecutors in the Southern District office. Longtime family accountant and Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg has agreed to cooperate, though the extent of his help is unknown.

The Trump family business has also been in contact with prosecutors, but sources familiar with those discussions would not spell out the specific topics covered.

Those involved in discussions surrounding the inaugural fund, a non profit tasked with organizing festivities surrounding the president’s swearing in, declined to detail specific questions from investigators. Trump’s inaugural fund raised $107 million – the most in modern history.

A spokesperson for the Southern District of New York declined to comment.

 

 

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Natasha Bertrand‏ @NatashaBertrand 10m10 minutes ago

Lots of subpoenas yesterday--Maryland prosecutors also subpoenaed financial documents from Trump's golf courses in Scotland, per the Times of London, as part of their investigation into whether Trump has violated the Emoluments Clause.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/trumps-scottish-finances-in-the-spotlight-tnrfhtcd7

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1 hour ago, squistion said:

Natasha Bertrand‏ @NatashaBertrand 10m10 minutes ago

Lots of subpoenas yesterday--Maryland prosecutors also subpoenaed financial documents from Trump's golf courses in Scotland, per the Times of London, as part of their investigation into whether Trump has violated the Emoluments Clause.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/trumps-scottish-finances-in-the-spotlight-tnrfhtcd7

Here's the full thing for any so interested.

Trump’s Scottish finances in the spotlight

The company that owns Donald Trump’s Scottish golf courses is being investigated by US prosecutors.

DJT Holdings, the parent company for resorts in Aberdeenshire and Ayrshire, has been ordered to open its books to prosecutors investigating a hotel in Washington.

Brian Frosh, the attorney-general for Maryland, was confident that he would prove that President Trump was still receiving money from his businesses.

More questions have been raised about how Mr Trump funded his spending spree in Scotland, after reports that Deutsche Bank had turned him down for a loan to fund work at his Turnberry leisure complex. Mr Trump bought the Menie estate in 2006 with the aim of creating a 1,500-acre golf resort. He acquired the Turnberry hotel and golf course in Ayrshire in 2014.

Mr Trump has been fighting lawsuits that claim that foreign representatives spending money at the Trump International Hotel was a violation of the constitution’s emoluments clause, which bans federal officials from accepting benefits from foreign or state governments without congressional approval.

Opponents have also accused the president of using his office to promote his businesses, including describing his Turnberry resort as “a magical place” at a presidential press conference at Nato headquarters in Brussels last year.

Robert Mueller, the US special counsel, is also likely to scrutinise British accounts after Democrats raised concerns that the money could have come from Russia.

Mr Trump resigned from DJT Holdings before his inauguration in 2017 and transferred his assets to a trust.

Prosecutors in Maryland have demanded documents and access to properties controlled by the trust, DJT Holdings LLC and its subsidiary Trump Old Post Office LLC, trading as Trump International Hotel Washington.

Mr Frosh said the court was “seeking information proving that hotel revenues were flowing to the president through his affiliated entities, including the Donald J Trump Revocable Trust. We are confident that at the end of discovery we will be able to prove our case that President Trump is violating the constitution’s emoluments clauses, America’s first anti-corruption laws,” he said.

DJT Holdings is the parent and financial guarantor of Trump International near Aberdeen and controls Turnberry through a complex network.

SLC Turnberry Limited was bought from the Dubai government in 2014 by Mr Trump’s Golf Recreation Scotland Limited, owned by Turnberry Scotland LLC, which is 99 per cent owned by DJT Holdings LLC.

If successful the subpoena could provide a missing link in the chain of financing for Mr Trump’s Scottish golf courses.

Ben Cowdock, an anti-corruption expert at Transparency International, said that US limited liability companies (LLCs) did not file public accounts, so they could obscure the identity of the true owner. “The subpoena means we get to understand the ownership structure of DJT Holdings LLC, and hopefully that will shed further light on this trust, which will give us some real information on how that is set up,” he said. “Trusts make it really difficult to work out where the power lies, and I think this has been used by Trump to distance himself from these companies.”

Glenn Simpson, who compiled the “Russia dossier”, told the US House intelligence committee in 2017 that the opaque source of funding for Mr Trump’s golf courses was “concerning”.

Adam Schiff, the committee chairman, asked if the money could have come from Russia. Mr Simpson replied that British corporate accounts “don’t on their face show Russian involvement, but what they do show is enormous amounts of capital flowing into these projects from unknown sources. These golf course are just sinks, they don’t actually make any money.”

Mr Mueller has already subpoenaed Deutsche Bank after Mr Trump reportedly borrowed £130 million to transform the Old Post Office into his Washington hotel in 2016, according to Reuters.

On Saturday The New York Times reported that Deutsche Bank subsequently refused to lend him any more money for Turnberry when he ran for president.

Amanda Miller, a Trump Organisation spokeswoman, said that the company “bought Trump Turnberry without any financing and put tens of millions of dollars of our own money into the renovation”.

Turnberry reported losses for the fourth consecutive year under Mr Trump’s ownership, losing £3.38 million last year and £17.5 million in 2016, according to accounts filed by Golf Recreation Scotland.

The Trump Organisation wants planning permission to build 550 luxury homes near the Aberdeenshire resort, but the proposal has attracted more than 3,000 objections.

•The cost of policing Mr Trump’s four-day visit to the UK in July was more than £14.2 million, according to figures obtained by the Press Association. He met the Queen at Windsor Castle and played golf at Turnberry.

 

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12 hours ago, Sheriff Bart said:

Hope Hicks is smart to get out earlyish.

I thought DJT canned her? Eh, doesn't matter. She was there long enough, she'll get caught in the net too.

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David Fahrenthold Retweeted Eric Umansky

Damn! Trump's inaugural was paying @realDonaldTrump's Hotel $175,000 PER DAY for event space.

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28 minutes ago, cosjobs said:

 

David Fahrenthold Retweeted Eric Umansky

Damn! Trump's inaugural was paying @realDonaldTrump's Hotel $175,000 PER DAY for event space.

The $107 million swindle.

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1 hour ago, cosjobs said:

 

David Fahrenthold Retweeted Eric Umansky

Damn! Trump's inaugural was paying @realDonaldTrump's Hotel $175,000 PER DAY for event space.

:lol: JFC.

 

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1 hour ago, cosjobs said:

 

David Fahrenthold Retweeted Eric Umansky

Damn! Trump's inaugural was paying @realDonaldTrump's Hotel $175,000 PER DAY for event space.

That's just smart business. 

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1 hour ago, cosjobs said:

 

David Fahrenthold Retweeted Eric Umansky

Damn! Trump's inaugural was paying @realDonaldTrump's Hotel $175,000 PER DAY for event space.

I'm certain politicians in Louisiana have gone to jail for this kind of thing.

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Tennessee Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen grilled Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker Friday over the Mueller probe and the lease of Washington, D.C.'s "Old Post Office" building for the Trump International Hotel. 

Cohen said the inspector general of the General Services Administration -- which manages government buildings -- issued a "rather scathing report" about the government's decision to lease the Old Post Office, located on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, to the Trump Organization.

Cohen asked Whitaker whether he has seen any documentation alleging violations of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution when it comes to President Trump's connection to the organization leasing the building.

Whitaker said that there are several instances of "ongoing litigation" on the matter and that he could not draw conclusions at this time.

Cohen blasted Whitaker for the DOJ's involvement in helping represent Trump in those matters, saying the president is "making personal monies" off the lease of a government building.

"Shouldn't [Trump] have his personal lawyers represent him for this nefarious conduct?" Cohen said, raising his voice.

FNC.

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18 hours ago, cosjobs said:

 

David Fahrenthold Retweeted Eric Umansky

Damn! Trump's inaugural was paying @realDonaldTrump's Hotel $175,000 PER DAY for event space.

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Federal prosecutors in New York are circling Donald Trump’s inaugural committee as part of a wide-ranging investigation into possible money laundering, illegal contributions and cash-for-access schemes. Now, WNYC and ProPublica have identified evidence of potential tax law violations by the committee.

A spokesman confirmed that the nonprofit 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee paid the Trump International Hotel a rate of $175,000 per day for event space — in spite of internal objections at the time that the rate was far too high. If the committee is deemed by auditors or prosecutors to have paid an above-market rate, that could violate tax laws prohibiting self-dealing, according to experts.

Tax law prohibits nonprofits from paying inflated prices to entities that are owned by people who also control or influence the nonprofit’s activities.

“Every legitimate nonprofit is very concerned with this,” said Doug White, a veteran adviser to tax exempt organizations, speaking generally. “You’re benefiting a private person, and you’re using the nonprofit to do it.”

The inaugural committee also spent at least $1.5 million at a hotel in which the investment firm of the committee’s chairman, Tom Barrack, held a small stake.

In addition, the inaugural nonprofit appears not to have disclosed multiple gifts to the committee on its tax return, as required by law.

Trump’s inaugural committee spent more than $100 million, almost twice the amount spent on the next-most expensive inaugural party, that of Barack Obama in 2009. In addition to probing how the nonprofit spent its money, investigators are examining whether the inaugural received improper donations from foreigners. Inaugural nonprofits are prohibited from receiving donations from people who are not U.S. citizens.

The committee paid a total of $700,000 to the Trump International Hotel for event spaces for four days in January 2017. At the time, a consultant working for the inaugural committee expressed her concern over email that the price quoted by the Trump hotel — $175,000 per day for several event spaces — was too high, as ProPublica and WNYC reported in December.

“Please take into consideration that when this is audited it will become public knowledge,” wrote Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, an experienced New York-based event planner, suggesting a fair rate for the event spaces would be at most $85,000 per day, less than half of what was ultimately paid. That fee did not cover catering.

Ari Krupkin, an event planner at the Markham Group in Washington, said event space rentals typically come as part of a package that includes catering and audio-visual. Without those services included in the price, he said, "$175,000 a day seems more than egregious."

“It could be a tax law violation,” said Brett Kappel, an attorney at Akerman LLP who advises nonprofits. “Those emails would be of great interest to the Internal Revenue Service if they were to conduct an audit. They probably will be of great interest to the U.S. Attorney's office in the Southern District of New York, which is investigating the inaugural committee.”

Tax law bars nonprofits such as the inaugural committee from insider deals that would unduly benefit people — in this case the Trump family — that have influence over the nonprofit, Kappel said. In legal parlance, these are known as excess benefit transactions. A key question would be whether the Trump hotel charged the inaugural committee above-market rates, which could violate tax rules, Kappel said. If an IRS audit found such a civil violation, the inaugural committee would have to pay taxes on the amount of money it overpaid.

It could become a criminal violation, Kappel said, if investigators uncover evidence that people knew that charging above-market rates to enrich the Trump Organization was illegal and did it anyway.

A question on the mandatory nonprofit tax return, Form 990, asks whether the organization engaged in any excess benefit transactions. The inaugural committee checked the “No” box.

The inaugural committee’s tax return states that it had a written conflict-of-interest policy, but the spokesman declined to provide the policy to reporters. Atchley & Associates, the Texas firm that prepared the tax form, did not respond to requests for comment.

The inaugural committee has said that overall, for the event spaces and other expenses, it paid more than $1.5 million to the Trump hotel, as first reported by ABC and The New York Times.

 

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‘My whole town practically lived there’: From Costa Rica to New Jersey, a pipeline of illegal workers for Trump goes back years

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he Washington Post spoke with 16 men and women from Costa Rica and other Latin American countries, including six in Santa Teresa de Cajon, who said they were employed at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. All of them said that they worked for Trump without legal status — and that their managers knew.

The former employees who still live in New Jersey provided pay slips documenting their work at the Bedminster club. They identified friends and relatives in Costa Rica who also were employed at the course. In Costa Rica, The Post located former workers in two regions who provided detailed accounts of their time at the Bedminster property and shared memorabilia they had kept, such as Trump-branded golf tees, as well as photos of themselves at the club.

..Their descriptions of Bedminster’s long reliance on illegal workers are bolstered by a newly obtained police report showing that the club’s head of security was told in 2011 about an employee suspected of using false identification papers — the first known documentation of a warning to the Trump Organization about the legal status of a worker.

Other supervisors received similar flags over the years. A worker from Ecuador said she told Bedminster’s general manager several years ago that she entered the country illegally. ...

 

 

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Trump picks golf club, Mar-a-Lago members as ambassadors

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Since he took office, Trump has appointed at least eight people who identified themselves as current or former members of his club to senior posts in his administration. USA TODAY identified five of those appointees in mid-2017, prompting criticism from ethics watchdogs that the selections blurred the boundary between his public duties and his private financial interests.

Since then, Trump has appointed three other members as ambassadors in Europe and Africa. One has been confirmed by the Senate.

 

 

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New Day‏Verified account @NewDay

"I have thought for a very long time that the President, as a real estate developer, had violated what's called the Foreign Corrupt Practices act," says Rep. @JackieSpeier. Speier says she's focusing on 3 Trump hotel projects: Toronto, Soho and Panama

 

 

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Wolkoff frequently told Melania about her concerns regarding Gates, these people said. She relayed her concern about the high access level of his security pass within Trump Tower and his closeness with the Trump family. In her view, these people said, he exacerbated a situation already fraught with potential conflicts of interest. Members of the inaugural committee talked about how he frequently worked out of Donald Trump Jr.’s office. He was in constant communication with the adult children in order to keep them in the loop about decisions surrounding the inauguration.

Wolkoff also questioned Gates and Barrack about pricing and budgets across the board, according to the people familiar with the conversations. She started to grow concerned about being left out of meetings, particularly as she raised more red flags. Because part of her responsibilities included reviewing all budgets from her vendors and presenting them to other members of the inaugural committee, she studied the line items in order to be able to explain them. At points, she could not justify the numbers coming in. After circulation of a quote from one of their largest event-production vendors, Hargrove LLC, Wolkoff was shocked that no one in the organization appeared willing to question the figures. She suggested that the quote seemed far beyond what the Obama inaugural committee would have been charged in 2009. She sent an e-mail to her team and Barrack on December 31, 2016. “I am DISGUSTED by [Hargrove’s] lack of transparency and entitlement to [the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s] funding,” she wrote. “I can not approve any budget line items because I do not have a clue what these numbers represent!!” (Hargrove did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)

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Much is still unknown about how inaugural funds were managed, or if the unaccounted for $40-odd million will ever be publicly explained. It’s unclear whether there was foreign influence, or illicit attempts to profit off of proceedings. What Gates has offered investigators—about anything, really, but about the inauguration, in particular—is also unclear. How deep the Southern District’s investigation into all of this is yet unknown. But much like some of Cohen’s other taped conversations, the discussions with Wolkoff about the inauguration may have turned out to be consequential. On the witness stand during Paul Manafort’s trial in Virginia last summer, prosecutors asked Gates if he charged personal expenses to the committee. “It’s possible,” he responded.

As investigators continue to pursue the matter, they may find themselves in a familiar situation: seeking out former Trump allies-turned-adversaries who saw it all go down firsthand. One of the most inexplicable plot points in the whirling Trump drama has been the president’s public treatment of his former lawyer. Trump was aware that Cohen possessed all manner of damaging information about him, and yet he wasted few opportunities to disparage him publicly. Ultimately, Cohen implicated Trump in federal campaign-finance violations as he pleaded guilty. He spent more than 70 hours cooperating with federal investigators, opening his book to tell them what he knew about the president, his business, and the campaign. While Wolkoff’s treatment has been gentler, she’s been similarly isolated and publicly disparaged. And now, what she knows could be of interest to investigators, too.

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Trump Businesses Get a Boost From Republican Party Patronage

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President Donald Trump’s businesses received nearly $3.8 million from political committees during the two-year 2018 campaign cycle, according to the latest disclosure reports. The top political customers: Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican Party.

Trump’s campaign committee spent more than a million dollars at Trump businesses during the midterm elections, including renting space at the Trump Tower in New York City, according to disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Throughout 2017 and 2018, Trump hotels in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Washington and golf clubs in Virginia, Los Angeles, Miami and Bedminster, N.J., cashed in as well, as venues for events by political groups large and small. Candidates and political operatives also billed hotel stays to Trump’s network of luxury resorts.

 

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