NEWSWEEK: Trump’s Companies Destroyed Thousands Of Emails And Documents Demanded In Lawsuits

From this week’s cover story in Newsweek:

Over the course of decades, Donald Trump’s companies have systematically destroyed or hidden thousands of emails, digital records and paper documents demanded in official proceedings, often in defiance of court orders. These tactics—exposed by a Newsweek review of thousands of pages of court filings, judicial orders and affidavits from an array of court cases—have enraged judges, prosecutors, opposing lawyers and the many ordinary citizens entangled in litigation with Trump. In each instance, Trump and entities he controlled also erected numerous hurdles that made lawsuits drag on for years, forcing courtroom opponents to spend huge sums of money in legal fees as they struggled—sometimes in vain—to obtain records.

This behavior is of particular import given Trump’s frequent condemnations of Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent, for having deleted more than 30,000 emails from a server she used during her time as secretary of state. While Clinton and her lawyers have said all of those emails were personal, Trump has suggested repeatedly on the campaign trail that they were government documents Clinton was trying to hide and that destroying them constituted a crime. The allegation—which the FBI concluded was not supported by any evidence—is a crowd-pleaser at Trump rallies, often greeted by supporters chanting, “Lock her up!”

Trump’s use of deception and untruthful affidavits, as well as the hiding or improper destruction of documents, dates back to at least 1973, when the Republican nominee, his father and their real estate company battled the federal government over civil charges that they refused to rent apartments to African-Americans. The Trump strategy was simple: deny, impede and delay, while destroying documents the court had ordered them to hand over.

  • kevin vincent

    Wonder if this will have any real effect… Trumpers will just deflect to Clinton after all but maybe others will go after his hypocrisy

  • bryan

    Lock him up. In Russia.

    • canoebum

      It is my sincere hope that he is finally locked up, in New York. I’m a looking very much forward to charges from our Attorney General regarding the Trump Foundation. Best case scenario, Trump is found guilty of fraud, forced to repay all the money donated to the foundation (which could require him to liquidate some major assets, perhaps even Trump Tower, because he doesn’t have the cash), and long stretch in state prison. The coup d’grace would be incarceration in Dannamora, the Clinton County Correctional Facility.

      • ColdCountry

        He would make a deal by throwing someone, or several someones, under the bus and stay out of jail. I’m sure he has a lot of dirt on a lot of people. Someone as dirty as Trump has a fair number of people down in the mud with him. Wouldn’t it be nice if one or more of them made a preemptive attack?

        • canoebum

          I wouldn’t be surprised if that someone turned out to be Krispy Kreme himself, in exchange for a lighter sentence.

    • JT

      He can be put in a gulag on the Siberian Riviera.

      • Kissmagrits

        But, he’d probably try to turn it into a Trump resort on arrival
        complete with deluxe dog sled service.

        • JT

          And of course it would go bankrupt.

    • lattebud

      Or the Ecuadorian embassy in London with on internet or cell phone access, preventing him from tweeting.

    • Dutchoy74
      • JCF

        Oh look, someone’s trying to elude my Killfile—whatever shall I do?

  • vorpal

    It doesn’t matter: the slimier Trump is, the more the Trumpeteers seem to love it.

    • CanuckDon

      He’s their ultimate freedom fighting hero….the one who knows how to buck the system, work around the red tape, and get whatever you want despite the damage done to anyone else. This entire Trump for President scenario demonstrates their hideous, callous love of our dog-eat-dog world. Perhaps that in itself is why so many of us are not only stressed but depressed with that truth of humanity.

      • Brian Burleson

        Great summary of the situation. IMO.

      • JCF

        Ignore, or cheer?

    • ColdCountry

      Yup. They’re delighted that someone is getting away with what they wish they could get away with.

    • Smokey

      But according to Sunday’s nytimes Hillary and Bill didn’t get a building permit for some work done to their home. Isn’t that just as bad? /s

  • Todd

    The Respose …

    Didn’t impact national,security …..Benghazi ….no Anthony Weiner peen

    Yawn

  • hudson11

    and this surprises who? throughout the entire campaign, trump has tried to project onto HRC every nefarious action he’s ever taken.

    • Steverino

      That is exactly what animates his campaign rhetoric.

  • dcurlee

    But the 🐑 will still follow him

  • vorpal
    • Reality.Bites

      That clip-art woman looks like she’s been waiting since the 1970s.

      • Gerry Fisher

        Jackie Brooown!

      • It’s Shirley Chisholm!

        • ericpayne

          Are we old, or what? She was also the first person to spring to mind when I saw the image.

          • To specifically date myself, I remember reading about her in the Weekly Reader in elementary school. I loved the idea of a black woman being president. No one else seemed to be as impressed but I had very much liked Uhura in Star Trek and of course Diahann Carroll as Julia. Anyway, yes, we are old.

          • ericpayne

            I felt much the same, and was a little upset I wouldn’t be eligible to vote until the next election, since I was only 15 the year she ran.

          • Jessicaeandrews1

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      • Brian Burleson

        She’s got Angela Davis’hair. Must be the 70’s.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Hunney, I thought that was Angela Davis!

      • JCF

        As long as she’s been waiting to be able to rent a Drumpf Apt (Drumpf Sr “We don’t rent to N words”, Donny nod&grin: per Drumpf senior property manager)

    • DominaarTMcC

      Sorry kiddies, but this IS NOT Shirley Chisholm. Ms Chisolm was a fine and upstanding representative who would have served America proudly, This image is not of her. Glad to see awareness of her persists. Don’t forget Texas great, Barbara Jordan. Two great Americans of the ’60-70s.

  • bambinoitaliano

    The Trump strategy is always simple, lobbing accusation at his opponents the exact same thing he committed on his own.

    • Kissmagrits

      My surrogate grandmother, the late Alice Miller, used to tell me
      “The smeller’s the feller!”.

    • Ray Taylor

      All he knows is what he does.

  • Michael R

    At some point we’ll figure out that he’s voted twice in some election .

    • TuuxKabin

      There’s a video of Billy Bush and him wandering around from polling place to polling place. He can’t even find the correct polling place to vote.

      • To be fair, I had that problem voting in the 2014 primary. I had to go to 3 different places to find the right location. You’d think that info would be on the registration card but it’s not. And it’s not as easy to find that info online in many places.

        • TuuxKabin

          We’re you new to the ‘district’? Every primary, voting day, each and every apartment building door has the location of the polling place for that address. But we’re in a big blue bubble, and I just found out it’s the local democratic club to GOTV. That and weeks before date of voting polling location is received in the mail. Also sent out by the local democratic club.

          • I live in a tiny blue bubble gerrymandered into deep red districts for just about everything. Even the people at the other primary polling places sent me to the wrong place. And no I never received a mailing telling me where the polling place would be. And this year it was in a different place than it was in 2014 so it’s not like it’s always the same place.

  • PickyPecker

    OT: HAPPY HALLOWEEN, JMG’ers!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHLgob-PpIk

    • TuuxKabin

      And HAPPY HALLOWEEN to you and every JMG’ers, picky pecker!

      http://67.media.tumblr.com/194b632314a56c7221f963a784a2f1f7/tumblr_odp3n5d35Y1uluhv2o1_500.gif

      • barrixines
        • TuuxKabin
          • barrixines

            I am all for any autumn/winter celebrations that light up the night. The anti-Halloween sentiment here, as mild as it is, can feel as manufactured as the war on Christmas but I do have some sympathy with how local traditions are swamped by a global market. For me Castanyada actually has more in common with the traditions in southern England at this time of the year than Halloween. And in the same way as Halloween crowds out la Castanyada so it does Guy Fawkes Night in the UK.

          • TuuxKabin

            Dia de muertos is another example of global swamping. The opening scene from the James Bond film, Spectre, gave it global exposure and Mexico City’s mayor initiated a new tradition. Inspired by the film.

            http://www.animalpolitico.com/2016/10/mancera-juan-gabriel-desfile-dia-muertos/

          • B Snow

            That scene was so cool, all that red and white and black, and the one really long take. Also cool that life is imitating art and they’re going to have a parade. I hope it goes well and does start a new tradition.

          • TuuxKabin

            It’s an ancient tradition practiced all over Mexico. Thinking it would be what was shown in Spectre we traveled to Mexico City in ’89 only to find nothing going on except in the cemeteries, in peoples’ homes and churches and/or some public spaces. But nothing on the scale as seen in the movie. We continued going annually to smaller cities and locations where we knew there would be parades and large public exhibitions. We’ve since set up our own ‘ofrendas’ at home and quietly reflect on those gone ahead of us.

            https://www.inside-mexico.com/the-day-of-the-dead-ofrenda-2/

          • ChrisMorley

            Do you mean the fun and games in Lewes, Sussex? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OttNo41ab0

        • TuuxKabin

          ETA to reply, los amigos de Barcelona en Mérida, Yuc., Mx.

    • vorpal

      Happy Halloween, PP!
      (Here it’s actually a holiday, namely “Protestant and Evangelical Churches Day.” Finally, Evangelical Christianity brings something positive to the human race!)
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0bb3a5ffb33b326ffe7af9ad1d7a1043058fcbdab00652b5745ea9ac1cfa557f.jpg

      • MB

        Happy 👻 happy 👺 Halloween, my sweet 😵 widdle 👹 puddytat 🎃

        • vorpal

          =purrrrrs=
          😽😽😽
          Will write you more soon, precious MB!

          • MB

            My plane leaves Philly in 4 hours 😞

      • TuuxKabin

        Never noticed the wee chest ‘shield’ of white fur on you, if this was a pix of you as a kitten.

        You prolly already have this lined up:

        http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/halloween-derived-from-ancient-celtic-cross-quarter-day

        • vorpal
          • Clive Johnson

            The eternal allure of the box…

          • vorpal

            Indeed! Just to spite you pesky humans, you can spend $200 on some elaborate carpeted cat structure of many perches for our amusement, and we will have 10 times more fun with the box it came in. 😹

          • ColdCountry

            Just like kids!

          • vorpal

            We have trained them well: they learn from the best ;-).

          • B Snow

            They eventually learn to use the cat tree. 🙂 All three foster kittens had it figured out by the end of last week. It’s usually the two smaller ones on one perch and the bigger one on another, but I found all three of them snuggled up together on one perch on Saturday. I need a “head exploding from cuteness” emoji to insert here.

          • vorpal

            Pics (pretty please) or it didn’t happen :-).

          • B Snow

            On the camera at home. I’ll try to remember to post them here!

            I may not actually have a pic of all three on that one shelf– usually by the time I grab the camera, they’ve moved, or the sound of the camera coming on gets them all interested and they wake up. But I’ll see what I have. 🙂

          • vorpal

            That’s a cat for you. You find them in the perfect adorable position of amazing awesomeness, and then you scamper off for three seconds to grab your camera. When you return, you face three kitty anuses aimed directly at the camera.

          • B Snow

            To be fair, kitty anuses are also pretty cute.

          • vorpal

            LOL admittedly, some CAN be.

            That being said, the penchant for cats to turn and show you their anus during photo time is legendary, in my experience.

            Prior to digital photograph, I think given how many unintended (I swear!) pics of cat anuses ended up on some of my rolls of film, some film developers probably had a few very weird ideas about me :D.

          • B Snow

            And just now! Trying to get video of three kittens playing with one cat toy. One walks off, the other just sits there while the third one plays until I stop filming, THEN she pounces. It’s like they don’t even care about fame.

          • B Snow

            Here’s the three in the tree, all backlit so you can’t really see the super-cute details. And one of your doppleganger when he kind of looks like a baby bat.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c10b003aefcbc8d83fec652a666c6cc3f0baa63c003391a1976009fbfb57b87.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/49e9562856c371a00dbbd3806eb3f9df8485c795188ad95cd8259986686bbce5.jpg

          • vorpal

            =cuteness overdose=
            =goes into a cat coma=

          • TuuxKabin

            Lovely and you haven’t lost the illustrious coat of yours. Not to compare, but, we had a huge Kuvasz/Tervuren herder/guard dog. Garret. The size of a Great Pyrenees, which are white as are Kuvasz, but he was all black, Tervuren trait, except for a ‘priest collar’ which we called his ‘shield’.

            El hubs described my preferred taste in coffee as it is in my dogs. Black and strong smelling.

            He would ‘herd’ neighbors’ toddlers so they stayed in a group in their yard when he wasn’t watching them from a well concealed spot in the yard. All Pets Are Important. Herding breeds work hard for their crunchies.

          • vorpal

            “He would ‘herd’ neighbors’ toddlers so they stayed in a group in their yard”

            That is utterly adorable!
            Since they have denied me my much desired servant bell, I meow incessantly until my staff is exhausted from having to listen to me and gives me my crunchies.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            “Herding breeds work hard for their crunchies.”

            Agreed. And so do ratters. Speaking of which, I just racked up my fifth verminkill!

          • TuuxKabin

            Phillip!!! You’re here. Last week I mentioned to el hubcap how I missed you and our replying to each other. That I hoped you’d return after the election. We were talking about people we’ve noticed missing, and those who bowed out. Good to see . . . not King Tut . . . Pharaoh! Good to see his sweet face again. Wow. What a nice ‘treat’ on Halloween!

            I just did major kitchen cleaning after noticing evidence of vermin this morning. The weather’s colder and they’re coming in. We need a mouser. Did Pharaoh kill the fifth? Good dog!

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Hi, TuuxKabin! I missed you, too! (And many others, here.)

            Yes, he’s killed four rats and a baby bird (oops)–a quick shake of the neck–no blood at all–and they’re dead.

          • TuuxKabin

            Well, he can’t be blamed for getting his instincts mixed up a bit, and at least it was out of doors, yes?

            Knowing they’re in the building and apartments is a bit unsettling. The shareholder on the first floor, and the shareholders on the fourth floor, just below us, new buyers this summer, are talking about getting cats as mousers. We volunteered taking care of them as needed, as they all travel quite a bit.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Yes, all outdoors. There was an explosion of verminous activity here a few months ago due to uncharacteristically too-warm and too-humid weather.

            I’m sure your cats know just where all those mousies like to run about through the walls!

          • TuuxKabin

            Local hammerjacking of the streets for ConEd to do whatever they do and nearby building construction has disturbed the usual underground vermin and they’re seeking new quarters. Found out a freaky fact from the exterminator. Rats do not have a rib cage. They can squeeze their bodies thru any space they can squeeze their heads thru. Found out TMI of other routes they can gain entry. No matter how high a floor. I was thinking of presenting the idea to the next BOD meeting we invest in a mongoose for the duration.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Love the idea of a mongoose, TuuxKabin! Any idea where to get one? That reminds me of a story from my first year as a practising lawyer.

            Our slightly individualistic client got it into his head for some reason he wanted a Monitor Lizard as a pet. But since he lives within the City and County of San Francisco, I knew there was going to be trouble. So, next day I’m on the phone with the Curator of Reptiles at the Greater Los Angeles Area Zoo, and I mention the Monitor. Without missing a beat, and with a totally str8 face (I imagine), the Curator shot back:

            –“This isn’t Michael Jackson’s lawyer calling again, is it?”

            Er, no.

            Bottom line: no Monitor Lizard for client.

          • TuuxKabin

            That’s a riot! At first I though, holy moly, Phillip was MJ’s lawyer. Good punch line. El hubcap just reminded me mongoose are snake predators. Going to have to look into this.

            One day, during construction a few blocks over the rats were upsettled and running all over the ‘hood, I opened the door, up here on the 5th floor to take the vacuum cleaner down to the cellar. A rat was just about three steps down the stairwell. Looked at me, turned around and started scurrying down the steps, me in hot pursuit with the vacuum cleaner. I finally caught up with it at the landing between the 2nd and 3rd floor and clobbered it with the carpet attachment, at the end of the hose.

            Damn thing let out a ‘squeak’ and that was that. Joan, on the second floor was just coming out of her apartment, saw what happened and took me in for a cup of tea. I was hoping for something stiffer, but, tea was nice.

            Now for that research on mongoose.

            So glad to be commenting with you again.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Yes–snake predators–that’s what Kipling’s story is all about–how this mongoose comes to clean up a small Indian village where a young girl has been killed by a cobra; mongoose and village boy become BFF. Dramatic twist. Denouement. The end.

            “I was hoping for something stiffer.” Not going to touch that one. ;}

          • TuuxKabin

            There’s always a drink. Something cool. Easy to touch.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Prince Albert: Say, Victoria, do you like Kipling?
            The Queen: I don’t know, I’ve never kipled.

          • TuuxKabin

            Wonderful on toast for brekie, with a spot of tea, eh?

          • TuuxKabin

            ETA to previous mongoose reply:

            – The mongoose is a small rodent-like mammal, the mongoose is similar in appearance to the meerkat and the weasel. Mongoose are naturally found in Asia, Africa and parts of Europe but the mongoose has also been artificially introduced to the Caribbean in more recent times.
            – Main Prey: The food that the animal gains energy from… Rats, Eggs, Insects.
            – A group of mongooses is called a “mob” a “pack” a “gang” or a “troop” The mongoose was made famous in the jungle book story “Rikki tikki tavi” by Rudyard Kipling, a short story about an Indian grey mongoose.
            – Keeping a wild animal such a mongoose as a pet is iffy at best. As the mongoose is already present in force in Hawaii and Puerto Rico, there’s no problem keeping one as a pet there. How how many are kept illegally in the rest of the United States is anybody’s guess — nobody’s likely to advertise that.

            Ferrets (not members of the rodent family, nor are they related to the opossum, raccoon or mongoose. NO.) have been banned in the city since 1999 but they are legal to own in New York state. Last May, Mayor Bill de Blasio signaled that the city would permit the slinky critters, reversing then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s ferret fatwa.

            I guess then-Mayor Ruddy Ghouliani didn’t like the food chain competition.

            You’ve really sent me, happily, down the ferret/mongoose hole. Now it seems the City Council voted down the lifting of the ban. Ferrets are not allowed as pets in NYC. I now know more about NYC. Thanks!

            http://www.nycferrets.com/

          • Phillip in L.A.

            I remember there was a guy I used to see around the East Village in the early-mid-’80s who walked around with a beautiful white (or off-white, if winter) ferret on a leash.

            Yeah, “Rikki Tikki Tavi,” by Kipling–that’s what I was thinking of! That story held me spellbound as a tot.

          • TuuxKabin

            And where were you a tot, spellbound by “Rikki TikkiTavi”? I watched a bit of it on youtube. Endearing.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Los Angeles. Is this some kind of trick question? ;}

          • TuuxKabin

            Not a trick question, my dear Phillip. I was curious as to where you were as a tot.

          • David Milley
          • B Snow

            Heh, that last pic — our black cat used to do that. He’d MEOOOW and we’d say “You have such a big MOOUUTH!”

          • JCF

            Aw, my Black Labbie & Labbie Mix both had a bit o’ white on the chest (Labbie Mix was an actual white spot, the purebred Lab just had a faint “fish hook” of white hairs!)

      • JCF

        “If I don’t mess w you, vulnerable on the ground NOW, do you promise not to bring Death from the Sky LATER?”

    • billbear1961

      Happy Halloween, sweetheart!

    • David Milley

      Oh! Must. watch. again!

    • Goodboy
  • zhera

    Just watch how absolutely NONE of his supporters will care about this. He can do anything he wants, legal or illegal, moral or immoral; they’ll cheer and shout USA no matter what.

    Speaking of, is the USA chanting a Republican thing or does it happen at the Dems rallies as well?

    • Ernest Endevor

      I think it’s a Republican thing.

    • Reality.Bites
      • CanuckDon

        Gleefully, we had “Oot oot” in the discos!

    • stuckinthewoods

      Chanting USA is required of us. We have a national rosary. Five decades of ten “USA”s are separated by one “life, liberty, pursuit”, while at the juncture we must say the first seven words of the preamble to the Constitution “We the people of the United States.” By law,… before breakfast.
      And we’re gonna sue countries like France, Netherlands, Australia,and Norway cuz’ their flags use red, white, and blue. So no, it’s all of us.

      • zhera

        lol

        • stuckinthewoods

          well, lol if you choose. You know “US” stands for United States but most of those chanters think US is just ‘us’ in all caps.

      • Chuck in NYC

        Didn’t this really take off during ABC’s Olympics coverage? Seems like 1984 in Los Angeles was when it became a national epidemic after ABC shamelessly capitalized on it with the 1980 U.S. ice hockey win over the Soviets in Lake Placid. If anyone can source an earlier date, I’m all ears.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Too little, too late.

  • Stubenville

    This has been the oddest election cycle I can remember. Almost nothing will stick to Trump (except for the sexual assault comment.) yet the mobs would be out for Hillary with pitchforks and flaming brands if she didn’t separate her recycling properly.

    • It’s not just that things didn’t stick, but everything that would normally tank a campaign made him more popular with his supporters. That says a lot about the kind of people who support Trump. They LOVED the sexism and racism. That’s WHY that voted for him. It’s not in spite of those things. That’s why they love him.

      • B Snow

        Hillary’s only mistake re: deplorables was apologizing for her statement.

    • There is so much against Trump, they don’t know where to start, whereas with Hillary Clinton, all they’ve got is emails, and she’s not only been cleared of that, but has pledged to prevent the recurrence.

    • ericpayne

      Hey, Stubenville… you don’t mean “Steubenville, OH,” do you?

      • Stubenville

        Nope. Slightly different spelling. No association with Steubenville, OH

  • JT

    NEWSWEEK: Trump’s Companies Destroyed Thousands Of Emails And Documents Demanded In Lawsuits

    Lock him up!

  • Stubenville
    • billbear1961

      Kick the bastard’s orange ASS, candy corn darlings!

  • billbear1961

    The goddamned hypocrite!

    Why have the courts REPEATEDLY allowed the crooked BASTARD to get away with this?!

    • (((GC)))

      And why was the date for his Trump “University” fraud trial set for weeks AFTER the election?!

    • justme

      $$$ payoffs to those involved..
      Did that to the township in NY when he “donated” the property to the town and still took a “loss” on his taxes for more than the property was worth..

    • Clive Johnson

      Yes…

      And, how many other unaccountable swindlers are out there taking advantage of a flawed legal system?

  • Ray Butlers

    It’s unclear as to why he has not been prosecuted. Lock him up.

    • basedonfact

      He has been prosecuted. Every time he settles out of court. He has Lost or settled 175 fraud cases

  • Rex

    You just know that whatever they accuse the Democratic candidate of doing, that Trump’s done the same or worse. It won’t matter to his supporters. I don’t think there’s a damn thing that will persuade them otherwise. They are completed deluded into believing that he’s the answer to America’s problems. Elect him president and then we’ll see what real problems are.

  • safari

    The only thing I want to hear about Trump after the election is his court battles and failures.

    • TuuxKabin

      Fines and sentencing and filings for bankruptcy.

    • Ross

      And the sound of a jail door slamming on him.

  • Silver_Witch

    There are other candidates on the ballot. You dont have to vote for Trump or Clinton.

    I get the point of this article Trump did it too. It is what rich people do. He is an at. If Trump is bad for doing it isn’t everyone who does it bad?

  • justme

    Just like Romney and the Mass. computers when he ended his term as governor

  • Gerry Fisher

    One of the many repulsive things I’ve learned about Trump during the past two years is the extent to which he’s been able to get away with murder from a business/legal perspective. I guess bullying isn’t effective only on the playground.

  • Buford

    I’ll state the obvious… while I’d like to see Trump behind bars just as much as any thinking, rational person, these allegations are worthless since the judges and other authorities apparently were unable or unwilling to file criminal charges against him.

    • stuckinthewoods

      Yes, but why haven’t they? It seems odd that in the many cases he’s been involved in he’s always gotten away with it.

      • boatboy_srq

        Wealthy white hetero male. Not so very surprising.

      • Buford

        Agree. If the allegations are true, seems pretty clear that any judge which was ‘outraged’ by such actions would file contempt charges or worse… yet, here we are. Again, these allegations will go nowhere.

    • Tiger Quinn

      You think that was an obvious statement? No, that’s your opinion on a matter. The charges are hardly worthless – they speak to the current situation.

      • Buford

        They’re not ‘charges’, Champ… they are allegations, and the fact that these supposedly ‘outraged’ judges and prosecutors did not file actual charges against Trump and his lawyers in response to all of this alleged criminal activity makes these allegations about as powerful (legally-speaking) as rumor or hearsay… which is not at all.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      HA! Great minds!

  • Uncle Mark

    I am reminded what “Art of the Deal” ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz said about Donald Trump and his propensity to project his sins upon others, whether it was Trump implying that Obama received “special help” getting into & graduating Harvard and implying that he was a bad student, yet we never see how “brilliant” Trump was a Wharton’s; not even a report card. Then there was Trump making much ado about Anthony Weiner being a pervert…say’s the ol’ pussy grabber, and of course his projections about Hillary being a crook, or even calling her a racist. The list of his projections could go on & on.

  • TexasBoy

    Latest WikiLeaks shows content of the questionable emails, sent from Huma Abedin to Hillary Clinton…

    “Hey Hill, sorry you’re feeling under the weather with pneumonia. Here is something that might perk you up…one of Ton’y dick pics…he is well endowed.”

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • boatboy_srq

    Private sector. Different space. So, totally different rules. (/s)

    Kinda like the Libertarians’ simultaneous convictions that litigation is the one true tool to keep business accountable, and that tort reform is necessary to allow business to survive.

  • KentDean

    I was having a pretty good day until I read some of the comments on the Newsweek page. I wonder if the American system has the strength to call this man to account should he be elected.

  • Herald

    Cover story in Newsweek – GOOD! maybe, just maybe people will notice.

  • TampaDink

    People are saying that many of those emails were written in Russian.

    • B Snow

      Hey, I just read that on the internet!

      • TampaDink

        Read what? That thousands of trump’s deleted emails were written in Russian & came from the Kremlin?

        • TampaDink

          I’m reading about this Russian email connections to trump even more often that I had 5 hours ago. What is going on, folks? What the HELL is going on? We’re going to get to the bottom of this. Believe me!

        • B Snow

          Only half were written in Russian and came from the Kremlin. The other half were receipts for his donations to NAMBLA.

          • TampaDink

            A lot of people are saying that don the con is one of the founders of NAMBLA and that he also founded NAMGLA. The best people are saying this. Believe me.

          • B Snow

            NAMGLA? Goat? It’s goats, isn’t it??!! Just when you think Donald Trump can’t get any worse, you read something like this on the internet……

          • TampaDink

            I was thinking girls, rather than goats….but now that you bring it up, he has never denied that he likes to fuck goats. People are saying that he does fuck goats. Believe me. ;-p

          • B Snow

            Ah, you’re thinking of NAFDLA (Father-Daughter).

          • TampaDink

            That TOO. It isn’t just his daughter he’s said to have been intimate with. There is the accuser who he’s scheduled to face in court that was 13 at the time of the alleged sexual assault….and people are saying that she is not the only underage non related victim.

  • NancyP

    Trump learned his business and legal ethics from the Mafia and Roy Cohn.