Tag Archives: Trump Organization

Trump Tried To Veto Braille In Trump Tower Elevators

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump once tried to veto the use of Braille in the elevators of Trump Tower, and was unaware—and unmoved—by the fact that it was required by federal law, according to a Wednesday report from the New York Daily News. When an architect informed him the Braille was, in fact, mandatory, Trump reportedly responded “Get rid ...

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Former Watergate Prosecutor: Immunity For CFO Could Lead To “Downfall Of The Trump Organization” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A former Watergate prosecutor said Friday that the longtime chief financial officer of the Trump Organization receiving immunity could lead to the “downfall of the Trump Organization.” Assistant Watergate special prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks made the comments on MSNBC just hours after reports broke that Allen Weisselberg was granted immunity as part of federal prosecutors’ investigation into Trump’s ...

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BREAKING: Trump Organization CFO Granted Immunity

From the Wall Street Journal: Allen Weisselberg, President Trump’s longtime financial gatekeeper, was granted immunity by federal prosecutors for providing information about Michael Cohen in the criminal investigation into hush-money payments for two women during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to people familiar with the matter. CNBC reports: Weisselberg had been subpoenaed by prosecutors earlier this year to testify before ...

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Cohen Investigated For Bank Fraud Of Over $20M

The New York Times reports: Federal authorities investigating whether President Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, committed bank and tax fraud have zeroed in on well over $20 million in loans obtained by taxi businesses that he and his family own, according to people familiar with the matter. Investigators are also examining whether Mr. Cohen violated campaign ...

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Republicans Have Spent Millions At Trump Properties

McClatchy reports: At least 125 Republican campaigns and conservative political groups spent more than $3.5 million at President Donald Trump’s resorts, hotels and restaurants since January 2017, the month he was sworn in, according to an analysis by McClatchy. The money paid for catering for a fundraiser at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla. , a night’s stay at ...

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Trump Gets $534K Federal Rent Credit For DC Hotel

The Washington Post reports: The General Services Administration granted a $534,000 rental credit to the Trump Organization’s D.C. hotel for providing “security, utilities and janitorial services” to support tours of the building’s clock tower run by the National Park Service, federal officials said, an adjustment that contracting experts say illustrates the highly unusual arrangement between the company owned by President ...

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SCOTLAND: Trump Course Destroyed Protected Dunes

ABC News reports: Documents show that U.S. President Donald Trump’s family business has “destroyed the vast majority” of an environmentally sensitive area of sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen in Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage, which is responsible for the management and monitoring of sites of special scientific interest, has found that construction of the golf course has ...

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Trump Organization CFO Subpoenaed In Cohen Case

Raw Story reports: Federal officials have issued a subpoena to longtime Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg in their criminal probe of former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen. The Wall Street Journal reports that Weisselberg is “considered a witness” in the investigation of Cohen, whose office was raided by the FBI this past April. “For decades, Mr. Weisselberg has served ...

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Judges And Religious Leaders File To Revoke Liquor License For Trump’s DC Hotel Over “Egregious Conduct”

The BBC reports: A hotel owned by US President Donald Trump should have its liquor license revoked, a group of religious leaders and judges say. The group filed a complaint to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) saying the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC should lose its license due to Mr Trump’s “egregious conduct”. Local laws say only people ...

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FEC Dismisses Self-Enrichment Suit Against Trump

Politico reports: The FEC will not investigate President Donald Trump’s political campaign for enriching his businesses after considering a complaint from a liberal watchdog group, which alleged that Trump’s boasting about his hotels and use of his private jets constituted a violation of campaign law. The agency released its decision Friday, two years after the complaint was filed during the ...

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Canada Considers Sanctions On Trump’s Businesses

This would go over with hilarious results: Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says she is not ruling out potential retaliatory sanctions against the Trump Organization in response to the U.S. president’s recently announced tariffs. Freeland was asked by a Canadian lawmaker during a question period whether the nation’s government has considered sanctions targeting Trump’s businesses, rather than the American people, ...

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DOJ Defends Trump’s DC Hotel In Federal Court, Claims Business From Foreign Governments Aren’t Emoluments

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s hotel company did not break the law by doing business with other countries, a Justice Department lawyer told a federal judge Monday. The state of Maryland and the District Columbia have accused Trump of capitalizing on the presidency and causing harm to local businesses that compete with his Washington hotel. Monday’s arguments before ...

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Trump Lawyers Tell Federal Court That Members Of Congress Have No Standing In Emoluments Lawsuit

Politico reports: Lawyers representing about 200 Democratic members of Congress urged a federal judge on Thursday to allow them to press ahead with a lawsuit seeking to block President Donald Trump from taking payments and other benefits from foreign governments doing business with his corporate empire. Nearly a year after the suit was filed, Judge Emmet Sullivan of U.S. District ...

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Trump Profited $40 Million From DC Hotel In 2017

USA Today reports: The president’s income from his company’s hotel in Washington, D.C. topped $40 million last year, according to a copy of his annual financial disclosure report released on Wednesday, making the property a clear winner among a portfolio which showed mixed results. The Trump International Hotel, located less than one mile from the White House, has emerged a ...

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Trump Agrees To Keynote Fundraiser For Anti-Abortion Group After They Advertise It Will Be Held At His Hotel

Media Matters reports: In anticipation of its annual gala, the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) has been promoting official room blocks for the event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and running a contest in which the prize includes a free stay at the property during the gala. On May 14, during the White House ...

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Former Obama Ethics Official Tees Off On Chinese Govt Funding Of Trump Project: See You In Court, Mr. Trump

New York Magazine reports: About 72 hours before Trump developed a friendlier attitude toward Beijing, the Chinese government agreed to pump $500 million into an Indonesian theme park that will benefit the Trump Organization — and thus the president himself, since he refused to divest from his company when he took office. The Chinese government just extended a loan to ...

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Trump Org Loses Name Battle With Condo Owners

The New York Times reports: Over the opposition of lawyers for a company owned by President Donald J. Trump, State Supreme Court Judge Eileen Bransten ruled Thursday that a condominium on the Upper West Side could remove the bronze letters spelling out his name from its 46-story building. The ruling opens the door for the 377 condo owners at 200 ...

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MANHATTAN: Trump Organization Demands Names Of Condo Owners Who Want His Name Off Their Building

The Washington Post reports: The condo board at a Manhattan high-rise called “Trump Place” will be in court on Thursday morning, asking a judge’s permission to take that name down off the building’s facade. Last year the board at 200 Riverside began to consider taking down its own signs — after some residents complained that the Trump name might reduce ...

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Trump Organization Denies “Raid” On Doctor’s Office: He Gave Us Those Files Peacefully And Cooperatively

ABC News reports: The Trump Organization Wednesday disputed an account by the president’s former personal doctor that his office was “raided” in 2017 to collect President Donald Trump’s medical records while confirming its chief legal officer was involved in the seizure. The president’s former personal doctor, Harold Bornstein, said in an interview Tuesday with NBC News he felt “raped, frightened ...

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Trump Asks Federal Court To Dismiss Emoluments Suit

CNN reports: President Donald Trump has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause related to private payments from other governments. Trump is asking the judge to dismiss the complaint against him as an individual. He’s also being sued separately for violating the Emoluments Clause — which prohibits federal officeholders from receiving ...

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