Tag Archives: Trump Organization

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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AZERBAIJAN: Fire Breaks Out At Trump Tower In Baku

The Independent reports: Firefighters are battling a blaze at the unfinished Trump International Hotel and Tower in Azerbaijani capital Baku. The Azadliq newspaper reported that the fire broke out on the middle floors of the 33-storey building and was spreading, with six units of firefighters at the scene. There were no immediate reports of injuries, following an apartment fire at ...

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Philippine Government Books Trump DC Hotel For Independence Gala As US Considers New Trade Deal

The Manila Mail reports: This year’s Independence Day celebration on June 12 will be held at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC, a go-to establishment favored by foreign delegations from Brazil to Turkey and lobbyists seeking to build ties with the Trump administration. No doubt this is all thanks to our new Ambassador Jose Manuel ‘Babe’ Romualdez. He assumed ...

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REVEALED: Cohen’s Family Loaned $20M To Taxi Mogul Named In Warrant For FBI’s Raid On Cohen’s Office

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: The ties between President Donald Trump’s embattled personal lawyer Michael D. Cohen and Chicago’s taxicab industry go deeper than previously known. Over the past eight months, Cohen’s father-in-law has given at least $20 million in loans to Yasya Shtayner, records examined by the Chicago Sun-Times show. Her family owns Chicago Medallion Management Corp., which manages 368 ...

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Trump Organization Asked Panamanian President To Intervene In Hotel Control Battle, Invoked US Treaty

The Associated Press reports: U.S. President Donald Trump’s company appealed directly to Panama’s president to intervene in its fight over control of a luxury hotel, even invoking a treaty between the two countries, in what ethics experts say was a blatant mingling of Trump’s business and government interests. That appeal in a letter last month from lawyers for the Trump ...

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WAPO: Trump Lawyer Cohen Is Under Investigation For Possible Bank Fraud And Campaign Finance Violations

The Washington Post just updated their “FBI raids Michael Cohen” story with a single and very delicious sentence. Trump attorney Cohen is being investigated for possible bank fraud, campaign finance violations, according to a person familiar with the case. From their original story: Under Department of Justice regulations governing the special counsel’s work, Mueller is required to consult with Deputy ...

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Trump Promotes His Miami Golf Course

USA Today reports: While Patrick Reed was adjusting to his new green jacket after his Masters win, President Trump tweeted his good wishes. Trump pointed out many had seen Reed shine five years ago when he won at a course he owns – Trump National Doral in Miami. But it was actually four years ago – in March 2014 – ...

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Court Greenlights Emoluments Suit Against Trump

CNN reports: A federal judge said Wednesday that a lawsuit alleging foreign gifts made to President Donald Trump may be illegal can proceed. But the ruling from Judge Peter Messitte of the US District Court of Maryland says the Maryland and District of Columbia attorneys general who brought the case will have to focus it on the Trump Organization’s operations ...

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Stormy’s Lawyer To Subpoena Trump’s Bank Records

NBC News reports: Stormy Daniels’ lawyer is demanding that the Trump Organization preserve all records related to the adult film actress and he plans to subpoena them — citing “unmistakable links” between President Donald Trump’s company and a secrecy agreement she signed. Attorney Michael Avenatti also sent similar requests Thursday to two banks involved in a $130,000 payment facilitated by ...

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