Tag Archives: Trump Organization

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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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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