Tag Archives: Trump Organization

REPORT: Mueller Preps Filings To Go After Trumpworld Figures Over Sanctions Concessions To Russia

The Daily Beast reports: For more than a year, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has questioned witnesses broadly about their interactions with well-connected Russians. But three sources familiar with Mueller’s probe told The Daily Beast that his team is now zeroing in on Trumpworld figures who may have attempted to shape the administration’s foreign policy by offering to ease U.S. …

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Sen. Chris Coons: Trump Sounds Like A “Mob Boss”

The Hill reports: Delaware Sen. Chris Coons (D) on Monday said that President Trump is “clearly going after the rule of law” by attacking the FBI and the Department of Justice over investigations into him. “The president is clearly going after the rule of law and our criminal justice system. And he’s undermining it,” Coons said in an appearance on …

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Trump Inauguration Team Paid Trump Organization For Rooms, Meals, And Event Space At Trump’s DC Hotel

ProPublica reports: When it came out this year that President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised and spent unprecedented amounts, people wondered where all that money went. It turns out one beneficiary was Trump himself. The inauguration paid the Trump Organization for rooms, meals and event space at the company’s Washington hotel, according to interviews as well as internal emails and …

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NEW YORK: Incoming Attorney General Letitia James Promises Sweeping Investigations Into Trump’s Circle

NBC News reports: New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and “anyone” in his circle who may have violated the law once she settles into her new job next month. “We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that …

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Undocumented Longtime Trump Employees Come Out: We’re Tired Of His Abuse While We Make Him Money

The New York Times reports: During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald J. Trump’s bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his crystal golf trophies. When he visited as president, she was directed to wear a pin in the shape of the American flag adorned with …

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REPORT: Trump Has Funneled $1.1 Million In 2020 Campaign Donations Back Into His Own Businesses

Forbes reports: On the day Donald Trump became president of the United States, while inauguration festivities were still in full swing, he officially launched his 2020 reelection campaign. Donations poured in from more than 50,000 people across the country. But according to the latest federal filings, Trump still has not donated a penny of his own, while his businesses continued …

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REPORT: Trump Organization Planned To Gift Putin With $50 Million Penthouse In Trump Tower Moscow

Buzzfeed News reports: President Donald Trump’s company planned to give a $50 million penthouse at Trump Tower Moscow to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the company negotiated the luxury real estate development during the 2016 campaign, according to four people, one of them the originator of the plan. Two US law enforcement officials told BuzzFeed News that Michael Cohen, Trump’s …

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Feds Raid Office Of Trump’s Former Tax Lawyer [VIDEO]

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Federal agents showed up unannounced at the City Hall office of Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke, kicked everyone out and papered over the windows Thursday morning. The nature of their visit was not known, but Ald. Burke (14th) has dodged dozens of federal investigations over five decades in Chicago politics. Federal agents also showed up to …

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Prosecutors: The Cohen-Related Probe Is Still Active

Buzzfeed News reports: Federal prosecutors in New York confirmed Thursday that the investigation that resulted in guilty pleas by President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen remains active, as does the grand jury involved in the investigation. In a filing that opposes the efforts by news media outlets to unseal search warrants that were executed against Cohen this spring, federal …

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Another NYC Building Rips Down Its “Trump” Name

TIME Magazine reports: Residents of Trump Place on the Upper West Side of Manhattan have joined three other buildings in the neighborhood in stripping the president’s brassy five-letter name from their 46-story building in another sign that the brand is losing some of its appeal. In May, a judge ruled that the Trump Organization was wrong in asserting a contract …

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Trump Org Sues Man Who Died In Trump Tower Fire

The New York Post reports: The Trump Organization has filed a lawsuit seeking $90,000 in unpaid common charges and fees from a Trump Tower resident– six months after he died in a fire that engulfed his Fifth Avenue apartment. The board of Trump Tower Condominium, through Trump Organization lawyer Sonja Talesnik, filed the suit in Manhattan Supreme Court late Tuesday …

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Michael Cohen Meets With New York State And Federal Investigators About Trump’s Businesses And “Charity”

CNN reports: Michael Cohen and his attorney met Wednesday with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of President Donald Trump’s family business and charitable organization, according to people familiar with the meeting. The group, which included the federal prosecutors from the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York who charged Cohen …

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Dems Call On Trump To Unmask Financial Ties To Saudis

The Daily Kos reports: In a letter sent today, eleven Democratic senators have demanded Trump account for financial ties between the Trump Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The letter notes that the Trump Organization “for decades has maintained business relationships with the government of Saudi Arabia and with members of the Saudi royal family.” The letter notes some …

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Avenatti: Junior Will Be Indicted By The End Of 2018

We’re not holding our breath, but fingers crossed: Just two days ago, attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted that Donald Trump Jr. will be indicted, in a response to a tweet that Trump Jr. made mocking the idea that Avenatti could run for President. This garnered a lot of attention from the public, as Avenatti has consistently been a thorn in President …

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Trump Mocks But Doesn’t Deny “Boring” NYT Exposé

ABC News reports: The New York Times is standing by its bombshell investigation into the Trump family’s real estate empire, reporting Tuesday that President Donald Trump “engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from his father.” The president’s lawyer signaled in a statement the possibility of a defamation lawsuit “should the Times state or imply” that he engaged …

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New York Launches Probe In Wake Of NYT Exposé

CNBC News reports: New York state tax officials are investigating allegations detailed in an exhaustive New York Times investigation into Donald Trump and his family’s business dealings. The Times reported on Tuesday that Trump and his family committed “instances of outright fraud” in order to transfer millions of dollars from the real estate empire of the president’s father, Fred Trump, …

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NYT Alleges “Outright” Financial Fraud By Trump

The New York Times reports: President Trump participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents, an investigation by The New York Times has found. Mr. Trump won the presidency proclaiming himself a self-made billionaire, and he has long insisted that his father, the legendary New …

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Trump Tumbles 138 Spots Down Forbes’ Richest List

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump, who has long bragged about his success and wealth, has dropped more than 100 spots on Forbes’ list of the wealthiest people in the United States. Trump’s net worth has dropped from $4.5 billion in 2015 to $3.1 billion in the last two years, Forbes reported. The magazine also said that the drop has knocked …

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REPORT: Trump Personally Told Son Eric To Stop Stormy Daniels From Publicly Describing Their Sexual Fling

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump personally directed an effort in February to stop Stormy Daniels from publicly describing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump, people familiar with the events say. In a phone call, Mr. Trump instructed his then-lawyer Michael Cohen to seek a restraining order against the former adult-film actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, …

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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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