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Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:29 PM

Jared Kushner helped create a Trump campaign shell company that secretly paid the president

Source: Business Insider

EXCLUSIVE: Jared Kushner helped create a Trump campaign shell company that secretly paid the president's family members and spent $617 million in reelection cash, a source tells Insider

President Donald Trump's most powerful advisor, Jared Kushner, approved the creation of a campaign shell company that secretly paid the president's family members and spent almost half of the campaign's $1.26 billion war chest, a person familiar with the operation told Insider.

The operation acted almost like a campaign within a campaign. It paid some of Trump's top advisors and family members while shielding financial and operational details from public scrutiny.

When Kushner and others created the company in April 2018, they picked Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump, to become its president, Vice President Mike Pence's nephew John Pence as its vice president, and Trump campaign CFO Sean Dollman as its treasurer and secretary, the person who spoke on the condition of anonymity said.

Insider independently verified details of this person's account with other sources close to the Trump campaign.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/jared-kushner-trump-campaign-shell-company-family-ammc-lara-2020-12

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Reply Jared Kushner helped create a Trump campaign shell company that secretly paid the president (Original post)
sabra Dec 18 OP
redstatebluegirl Dec 18 #1
Botany Dec 18 #2
Grins Dec 18 #45
cstanleytech Dec 18 #46
C_U_L8R Dec 18 #3
Traildogbob Dec 18 #21
erronis Dec 18 #30
McCamy Taylor Dec 18 #4
Escurumbele Dec 18 #14
C_U_L8R Dec 18 #23
erronis Dec 18 #31
SayItLoud Dec 18 #5
DENVERPOPS Dec 18 #35
CrispyQ Dec 18 #6
NCjack Dec 18 #7
Miguelito Loveless Dec 18 #8
ToxMarz Dec 18 #10
Miguelito Loveless Dec 18 #13
maddogesq Dec 18 #19
Lonestarblue Dec 18 #20
LastDemocratInSC Dec 18 #27
ace3csusm Dec 18 #52
PoliticAverse Dec 18 #9
iluvtennis Dec 18 #12
Cozmo Dec 18 #11
ancianita Dec 18 #15
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Botany Dec 18 #18
Evolve Dammit Dec 18 #17
Javaman Dec 18 #22
NoRoadUntravelled Dec 18 #54
Captain Zero Dec 19 #58
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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:31 PM

1. Great, more on his grifting and PENCE!!!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:31 PM

2. Pardon Me?

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"Jared Kushner helped create a Trump campaign shell company that secretly paid the president's family members and spent $617 million in reelection cash, a source tells Insider.

*****

I hope Cy Vance in NY State is looking @ this. How many laws did that grift break?

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:14 PM

45. But...but...but...

...Trump donated his salary to the Park Service!

So much more is going to come out. The DOJ took four years to Nixon’s accomplices. This may take longer.

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:21 PM

46. I am sure Trump will be doing plenty of pardoning..........for his family and self.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:32 PM

3. And they wonder why they lost.

Fucking losers.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:44 PM

21. Careful

You may get a pearl clutching scripture post from Little Marco, the Christian that alluded to Trumps Dick size on nation TV.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:15 PM

30. If by losing you mean absconding with billions of US taxpayer $s?

They don't care about elections anymore. They need to find a safe haven, although they think they have one somewhere on the Black Sea....

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:35 PM

4. This too will be pardonned

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:00 PM

14. Lets hope not...lets write the script as "this will get them all in jail"

Maybe we can send the universe a more just message. I rather wait for the outcome than to call it before anything happens.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:52 PM

23. They better pay all their NY State taxes

or they'll be all over their unpardonable asses.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:18 PM

31. If they stay in the US and even care about NYS properties.

I would guess Florida doesn't extradite its residents to New York for tax crimes.

But there are so many other nations/states that would just love to have the trump family and their stolen riches.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:35 PM

5. Now that his leaked there will be a lot of....

"I think I need to amend my tax returns"....coverups of unreported $$$.

A Presidential Crimes Commission is needed more than any time in our history.

What we DON'T know must be really dark.

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Response to SayItLoud (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:23 PM

35. We don't know a thousandth of what has gone on and is continuing to go on.....

This is probably a drop in the bucket compared to what the TRUMP INC spawn have done daily the last four years.

And then also think about the massive grifting the ENTIRE RepubliCON party has done the past four years....
For instance think about the half a Trillion they doled out of the massive bailout fund that the RepubliCONs declared they did not have to declare/account to anyone where it was spent.........

At times, The RepubliCON grifting probably looked like turning hundreds of children loose in a huge candy store with absolutely no supervision. Seriously.....

We are not on a new chapter of America's history, we are on an entirely new set of books, something akin to the Encyclopedia Britanica or World Book Encyclopedia.........

Un-fathomable...............

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:37 PM

6. Shouldn't this shithole be in jail?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:37 PM

7. Lara, they compromised you! Enjoy prison!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:38 PM

8. So, Pence is involved in the slush fund

up to his greasy neck.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:50 PM

10. Like any good organized crime family

You gotta cut they guys who can finger you in on the take (or send them swimming with the fishes).

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:58 PM

13. So, Trump can pardon Pence before he resigns,

then Pence can pardon him.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:16 PM

19. Pence prepares to oversee Trump's loss -- and then leave town

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/17/pence-trump-election-loss-447326

To the mods: I wasn't sure this was worthy of LBN thread start, but it seems relevant here given the timing. It will be about three weeks from now so Mikey can get his second vax shot before he gets out of Dodge.

I think part of this is that Pence is trying to protect his future by staying out of sight while the Tangerine Grifter scorches the earth as much as he can before Joe takes over.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:39 PM

20. If Pence is smart, he'll stay out of town until after noon on January 20.

Otherwise, he will be forced to pardon Trump, which may not look so good for his political ambitions. He wants to run for president in 2024, and if Trump escapes any federal indictments and runs himself in 2024, Pence is screwed. Without Pence around, Trump would be forced to pardon himself, a risky move. Of course, Trump can always order Pence back to DC in time to be sworn in as president so he could pardon Trump. If Pence disobeyed, Trump would crucify him. Mikey is in a tough position just now.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:09 PM

27. Pence needs to be in a tough position.

He's been a toady from the beginning and failed to do his duty as a citizen and public official, meaning he could have tried to put the brakes on a lot of the dysfunctional stuff that has happened. Or, he could have resigned in disgust. But all of that assumes he has the moral and ethical standards to do so.

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Response to LastDemocratInSC (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 04:19 PM

52. Unless he is compromised

Remember, Paul Manafort chose him as VP maybe orders from Putin...They could have video or photos of Pence ... we saw the video of him running the other day....

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:42 PM

9. "Follow the money". n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:53 PM

12. +100. nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 12:52 PM

11. To all the idiots who thought it was such a good idea to have a failed businessman run the govt

You got Enronned!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:02 PM

15. It's gonna be a RICO indictment in Jan.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:03 PM

16. I think the upward trajectory of Kushner's failing is about to change

Let's see that motherfucker goin' down, down, down....

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:13 PM

18. Godfather 2 "just enough to get my beak wet."

Jared Kushner, approved the creation of a campaign shell company that secretly paid the president's family members and spent almost half of the campaign's $1.26 billion war chest, a person familiar with the operation told Insider.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:09 PM

17. sounds like good old GOP family values. Grift, form LLC/ shell companies, spend, enrich, repeat.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:47 PM

22. this is like a protection racket...

where the mob pays out to it's lieutenants and thugs parts of their protection racket take.

how the fuck???

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Response to Javaman (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 06:25 PM

54. Maybe tRump's not the boss. Maybe the (Russian) mob owns this administration.

The tRump's look like they're living the mob family lifestyle and tRump acts like a mob boss. But tRump's family is small potatoes relatively speaking.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #54)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 02:11 AM

58. Maybe Trumps Russian Loans ARE paid back

And this is how they did it

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #58)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 08:04 AM

61. That is

my wondering as well.

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #58)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 01:34 PM

62. Could be. There are more valuable currencies than cash in some cases. nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:53 PM

24. We need to build a special prison to house all of them after they're out of power.

Out of fucks to give!

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Response to ffr (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:04 PM

26. Guantanamo

I think we already have one suited for terrorists--Guantanamo. That works for me

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:59 PM

25. these fuckers seriously all need to be locked up. NOW. crime family!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:55 PM

39. When the FBI and Congress won't perform their legal duties what recourse is there?

Does anyone seriously think Wray is interested in making a case after January 20th?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:11 PM

28. State and District authorities don't like shell companies...........

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:14 PM

29. The whole lot of them are criminals.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:19 PM

32. But, but, but...

...he "donated" his salary! Doesn't mean there's no proof he's done what he said, because he said he did!!!

Fuckers.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:20 PM

33. Jared's looking for a jail term just like his daddy

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:20 PM

34. Shocked

Shocked, shocked that grift is the family business.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:28 PM

36. Legal Question: If they get pardoned for the crime, Do they get to keep the money?


If you walk out of the bank with a bag full of money you just stole, but your daddy is the president and gives you a pardon for the crime, do you still get to keep the bag full of money?

No wonder they did not go after Brad Parscale for spending so much money on himself...

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Response to mackdaddy (Reply #36)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:49 PM

38. Civil indictments will take care of that. They're immune from pardons. n/t

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:31 PM

37. Question to an attorney

In a criminal trial, doesn't the ENTIRE 12 person jury have to be UNANIMOUS in their decision to find the party guilty???????

If that is true, what are the odds of sitting a jury without one of them being a TrumpHumper radical??????????

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #37)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 06:26 PM

55. Yes, that will be a problem.

But at the very least we can make them spend the rest of their lives in courtrooms or at least until they run out of money.

I'm not an attorney, by the way.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:56 PM

40. Money laundering

is a Trump family value.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:58 PM

41. Latest edition of "Grifters Gonna Grift"

nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:04 PM

42. I knew this was happening...

well at least I conjured the conspiracy in my tinfoil encased head...

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:11 PM

43. Bunch of thieves, Con men/women, organized crime family.

They saw the USA as their private Huge Piggy Bank.

All are crooks and should be arrested and thrown into jail.

No wonder Mike Pence is such a sycophant, his nephew is involved.

What absolute traitors to the USA.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:12 PM

44. Isn't this why Michael Cohen is in jail?

Breaking campaign finance laws? That co-conspirator may be indicted afterall.

This needs to be blasted on every news show.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:25 PM

47. Tip of the iceberg...


Wait until they find the slush funds from Trump on the phone all day soliciting bribes.

Every relationship with him is transactional. He wouldn't do anything that a lobbyist, CEO, or head of state asked of him without demanding something in return.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #47)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 02:43 AM

60. 100% true! I say this is why piles of vaccines are sitting in warehouses

waiting for orders on where to deliver them. Trump is seeing who the highest (kickback to him) bidder.

Even if they tried, there wouldn't be enough time while he's still living to prosecute every one of his "white collar" crimes.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:27 PM

48. This is way over the head of the average trump voter

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They will never understand this is the same thing as someone stealing their wallet or boosting their beloved riding lawnmower.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:36 PM

49. To all the suckers that gave this con man money. Haha.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:53 PM

50. "They went to Jared"

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:58 PM

51. Meh. It's no 'defund the police.'

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 04:28 PM

53. Holy crap!!!

That's ballsy even for Trump & Co. Almost half a billion dollars? Its like they were begging to get caught.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 11:37 PM

56. Is this supposed to be a surprise?

After all, didn't he get together with his (smart?) young whizkid business buddies and start a company grifting off of the PPE back at the beginning when PPE was so scarce and he was tasked by Trump to solve the problem? Everyone Trump brought into his administration was out to make piles of money, but he has been one of the worst of the lot. He and his wife were born to it. It would be nice to never see him again, but I would hope they would do something about "shell companies."

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 12:32 AM

57. So much crime, lets move on and heal ?????

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF that go after these losers and throw them in the super max pokey and throw away the keys

Everybody except Melania and Barron
Just civil suits and bankruptcy for them.

Jared went to Harvard, just like Zuckerberg crooks to the core.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 02:30 AM

59. Special counsel to investigate trumpies and pence's nephew?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 04:41 AM

63. K&R

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