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Tue Sep 13, 2016, 08:19 PM

Breaking NY AG opens Inquiry into Don the Con's Foundation



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Reply Breaking NY AG opens Inquiry into Don the Con's Foundation (Original post)
malaise Sep 2016 OP
mcar Sep 2016 #1
blogslut Sep 2016 #2
malaise Sep 2016 #4
madokie Sep 2016 #6
malaise Sep 2016 #10
madokie Sep 2016 #14
Egnever Sep 2016 #20
brer cat Sep 2016 #3
malaise Sep 2016 #5
sarcasmo Sep 2016 #7
catnhatnh Sep 2016 #17
etherealtruth Sep 2016 #24
bluesbassman Sep 2016 #8
malaise Sep 2016 #11
spiderpig Sep 2016 #9
malaise Sep 2016 #12
napkinz Sep 2016 #13
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2016 #16
muriel_volestrangler Sep 2016 #22
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2016 #23
canetoad Sep 2016 #15
BootinUp Sep 2016 #18
ladym55 Sep 2016 #19
napkinz Sep 2016 #21
spanone Sep 2016 #25

Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 08:22 PM

1. Drip, drip, drip

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 08:22 PM

2. Linky!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/09/13/new_york_attorney_general_inquiry_into_trump_s_cash_cow_his_foundation.html

Yesterday, my colleague Jeremy Stahl wrote a post titled: “The Trump Foundation Is Just a Front for Trump to Pretend to Give to Charity.” That sounds about right. The Trump Foundation, as it were, has been the object of much speculation and various attempts at scrutiny—particularly by the Washington Post’s David A. Fahrenthold—but what have we learned? “Donald Trump’s charity is basically just a front for Trump to give away other people’s money in his own name, sometimes for causes that directly benefit Donald Trump,” Stahl writes. That certainly doesn’t make Donald Trump much of a philanthropist, but is it illegal? Or just unethical? On

Tuesday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told CNN his office has launched an inquiry to find out.
“Trump’s foundation appears to have repeatedly broken IRS rules, which require nonprofit groups to file accurate paperwork,” the Post reports. “In five cases, the Trump Foundation told the IRS that it had given a gift to a charity whose leaders told The Post that they had never received it. In two other cases, companies listed as donors to the Trump Foundation told The Post that those listings were incorrect.”

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Response to blogslut (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 08:49 PM

4. That's part of the reason why he can't declare his taxes?

Charity fraud

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 08:56 PM

6. He will rue the day he decided to run for the republiCON nomination

He's a bigger crook than the dick every was. If somehow he made it all the way to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave he'll be the crookedest pResident ever

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Response to madokie (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 09:03 PM

10. Yep - prison awaits

I can't wait

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Response to malaise (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 09:12 PM

14. I live for that day

I know I'm bad for feeling that way but I've lost any and all compassion for the 'CONs. Especially for tRump

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Response to madokie (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 11:07 PM

20. Yup I don't think he anticipated how invasive it is to run for president.

 

Every stone gets turned over. He has a regular quarry.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 08:33 PM

3. Do you think he will set up a gofundme

to pay the lawyers for this? Got to have some other people's money for the defense.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 08:50 PM

5. Don't rule that out

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 08:58 PM

7. The P.T. Barnum side show continues.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 10:57 PM

17. The difference between Trump and P T Barnum?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._T._Barnum


Barnum was significantly involved in politics, focusing on race, slavery, and sectionalism in the period leading up to the American Civil War.

His opposition to the Kansas-Nebraska Act which supported slavery, of 1854 led him to leave the Democratic Party to become a member of the new anti slavery Republican Party. He had evolved from a man of common stereotypes of the 1840s to a leader for emancipation by the Civil War.

While he claimed "politics were always distasteful to me," Barnum was elected to the Connecticut legislature in 1865 as Republican representative for Fairfield and served four terms.[6][27] In the debate over slavery and African-American suffrage with the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Barnum spoke before the legislature and said, "A human soul, ‘that God has created and Christ died for,’ is not to be trifled with. It may tenant the body of a Chinaman, a Turk, an Arab or a Hottentot – it is still an immortal spirit."[6] Barnum was notably the legislative sponsor of a law enacted by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1879 that prohibited the use of “any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception" that remained in effect in Connecticut until being overturned in 1965 by the U.S. Supreme Court Griswold v. Connecticut decision.[28]

Barnum ran for the United States Congress in 1867 and lost to his third cousin William Henry Barnum. In 1875, Barnum as mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, worked to improve the water supply, bring gas lighting to streets, and enforce liquor and prostitution laws. Barnum was instrumental in starting Bridgeport Hospital, founded in 1878, and was its first president.[7]

Barnum enjoyed what he publicly dubbed "profitable philanthropy." In Barnum's own words: "I have no desire to be considered much of a philanthropist...if by improving and beautifying our city Bridgeport, Connecticut, and adding to the pleasure and prosperity of my neighbors, I can do so at a profit, the incentive to 'good works' will be twice as strong as if it were otherwise."[29] In line with this philosophy was Barnum's pursuit of major American museums and spectacles. Less known are Barnum's significant contributions to Tufts University. Barnum was appointed to the Board of Trustees prior to the University's founding and made several significant contributions to the fledgling institution. The most noteworthy example of this was his gift in 1883 of $50,000 ($2,000,000 in 2013), to establish a museum and hall for the Department of Natural History, which today houses the department of biology.[30] Because of the relationship between Barnum and Tufts, Jumbo the elephant became the school's mascot, and Tufts students are known as "Jumbos."[31]

So in short, he opposed racism, engaged in worthwhile charitable projects and won many elections to public office-And Don has yet to win any...

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Response to catnhatnh (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 06:15 AM

24. I never really knew much about PT Barnum ... thank you!!!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 08:58 PM

8. I am thoroughly convinced that EVERYTHING Trump is associated with is shady.

He has operated that way for so long that it has become second nature to him. Add to that his gargantuan sense of entitlement, playing by thr rules never even occurs to him.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 09:05 PM

11. Same here

He's a first rate con

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 09:00 PM

9. Chris added that Trumpy is already under investigation in NY over Trump U

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 09:05 PM

12. In New York and elsewhere

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 09:08 PM

13. Close Down The Foundation and LOCK HIM UP!









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Response to napkinz (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 09:56 PM

16. Orange is the new orange. . . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 05:58 AM

22. Brilliant! (nt)

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #22)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 06:01 AM

23. Thanks, but I read it a few days ago in another DU post :) . . . nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 09:17 PM

15. I only regret

that I have but one rec to give for this enquiry. (Sorry Nathan Hale)

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 11:00 PM

18. I guess the NYT will HAVE to cover it now. nt

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 11:03 PM

19. I was just thinking the same thing

How many days will it take???

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 11:12 PM

21. Brian Williams covering this breaking news on MSNBC

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 08:16 AM

25. K&R...

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