Tag Archives: Trump Organization

Miami Trump Resort Doubles Rates Ahead Of His Visit

The Huffington Post reports: The president’s Miami golf resort that puts money into his pocket more than doubled its room rates just before the White House announced his Thursday visit ― possibly increasing taxpayer costs for staff who must travel there in advance. Donald Trump’s plan to address the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting at Trump National Doral next to …

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DC Sues Trump Organization Over Alleged $1M Scam

The Washington Post reports: D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine sued President Trump’s inaugural committee and business Wednesday, alleging that the committee violated its nonprofit status by spending more than $1 million to book a ballroom at Trump’s D.C. hotel that its staff knew was overpriced and that it barely used. During the lead-up to Trump’s January 2017 inauguration, the …

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De Blasio Refers Trump Org Property Tax Review To DA

Politico reports: The de Blasio administration has referred findings from a review of the Trump Organization’s property tax filings to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday morning. In October, WNYC reported that President Donald Trump’s business portfolio would cite lower income from its properties when reporting to the Department of Finance, which is in charge …

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Trump Org To End Bidding On DC Hotel On Jan. 23th

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Trump Organization plans to cut off bids on its Washington, D.C., hotel on Jan. 23. The Trump Organization leased the property, within the Old Post Office building, from the federal government, and, with extensions, the lease lasts almost 100 years. A new lease owner could adjust the branding and managing of the building. President …

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Secret Service Probes Redacted Incident At Mar-A-Lago

The Palm Beach Post reports: Palm Beach police say they are conducting an “open and active criminal investigation” at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s South Florida estate, following an unspecified incident Monday night. The Secret Service is leading the investigation and no arrest has yet been made, according to the Palm Beach Police Department. Michael Ogrodnick, a police spokesman, declined further …

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Iranian Official Hints At Attack On Trump Properties

The New York Post reports: Senior Iranian officials are using Twitter to hint at threats against President Trump’s properties — including his Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida and Trump Tower in Manhattan — over the killing of Iran’s top military commander. Hesameddin Ashena, a top adviser to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, tweeted a link to a Forbes Magazine video that …

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Developer Says He’ll Submit Bid On Trump’s DC Hotel

The Washington Post reports: D.C. real estate investor and developer Brian Friedman says he will bid to acquire the lease to President Trump’s 263-room luxury hotel in downtown Washington, a project that has generated ethical controversies for the president since he entered office. Friedman said he would like to partner with Hilton to turn the Trump International Hotel into a …

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Trump Org Fires More Undocumented Workers

The Washington Post reports: Nearly a year after the Trump Organization pledged to root out undocumented workers at its properties, supervisors at the Trump Winery on Monday summoned at least seven employees and fired them because of their lack of legal immigration status, according to two of the dismissed workers. The timing of the firings at the rural Virginia winery, …

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Watchdog Group: Trump Lifted Argentina Tariffs While They Considered Two Trump Organization Trademarks

From the government watchdog group CREW: Donald Trump’s business received approval for two new trademarks in Argentina on November 6, according to a trademark database review by CREW. These are the first Argentinian trademarks that have been granted to one of Trump’s companies since he took office. A closer examination of the time frame surrounding the application and registration of …

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Trump’s Golfing Cost To Public Stands At $118M

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump has pushed his taxpayer-funded golf tab past $118 million on his 26th visit to Mar-a-Lago, his for-profit resort in Palm Beach, Florida, with a Saturday visit to his course in neighboring West Palm Beach. The new total is the equivalent of 296 years of the $400,000 presidential salary that his supporters often boast …

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Another Chinese National Arrested At Mar-A-Lago

CNN reports: A Chinese woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with trespassing on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, according to Palm Beach Police, in the second time this year that a Chinese national been arrested for intruding on the premises. Jing Lu, 56, allegedly trespassed on the Palm Beach resort and was asked to leave by security, Palm Beach Police …

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Trump Hotel Rates 13X Higher For Campaign Event

Just in from the watchdog group CREW: In November, we noticed a mysterious spike in the price of available rooms at Trump’s DC hotel for a Saturday night in December. The minimum cost was 13 times the average, but we couldn’t identify a reason for the spike, until photos surfaced of the Trump Victory Committee’s winter retreat at Trump’s Hotel …

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TODAY: Supreme Court Hears Three Trump Appeals

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s fight to keep his personal financial records private reaches a new stage on Friday when U.S. Supreme Court justices meet to consider up to three hotly-contested cases pitting Trump against congressional Democrats and a New York prosecutor. The Republican president is trying to block subpoenas for bank records, tax returns or other materials demanded by …

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IG Report Ties Ivanka To British “Dossier” Author/Spy

ABC News reports: Nearly a decade before the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka met a British intelligence officer who ran the Russia desk — and when the agent left his covert service and moved into private practice in 2010, she stayed in touch, ABC News has learned. Ivanka Trump worked as an executive vice president at the Trump …

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Trump Asks SCOTUS To Block Dems From His Financials

CNBC reports: Attorneys for President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court to hear arguments in a case over whether his longtime accounting firm will be required to turn over his financial records to Congress, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said. The request, which was made in a filing known as a petition, comes after the top court late last month halted …

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Appeals Court Rules Dems Can Have Trump’s Financials

The Washington Post reports: A federal appeals court has sided with House Democrats seeking to obtain President Trump’s private financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One, stating that “the public interest favors denial of a preliminary injunction.” The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit came in the ongoing legal battle Trump has waged over …

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Trump Organization’s Loan Banker Dead By Suicide

Law & Crime reports: Thomas Bowers, identified as a former Deutsche Bank executive who signed off on controversial loans to President Donald Trump, died last week after apparently taking his own life at 55. According to Forensic News‘ Scott Stedman, “One source who has direct knowledge of the FBI’s investigation into Deutsche Bank said that federal investigators have asked about …

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SCOTUS Continues Block On Trump’s Taxes, Financials

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a continuing legal block on a powerful House committee’s access to years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns and financial records from his longtime accounting firm. Acting as presidential impeachment proceedings seemed to inch forward, the court blocked the effect of a recent federal appeals court ruling in favor of the …

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RNC To Hold Winter Meetings At Trump’s Miami Resort

The Washington Post reports: The Republican National Committee will hold its winter meetings at President Trump’s Doral golf course in Florida next year — awarding another of the party’s most lucrative events to the president’s private business, a party spokesman said Thursday. The multiday event will be held in January at the Trump National Doral. Last month, Trump briefly chose …

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Trump Appeals To SCOTUS: Keep My Financials Hidden

The New York Times reports: President Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to bar his accounting firm from turning over eight years of his tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors. The case, the first concerning Mr. Trump’s personal conduct and business dealings to reach the court, could yield a major ruling on the scope of presidential immunity from criminal investigations. …

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