8/10/2022

INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Former President Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right more than 440 times Wednesday in refusing to answer questions at a deposition by lawyers for New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is investigating the Trump Organization’s business practices… Trump answered just one question — his name — and then cited the Fifth […]

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6/14/2022

INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “New York’s highest court declined to take up an appeal by former President Donald Trump and two of his adult children, a decision that obligates the Trumps to sit for depositions next month in the ongoing civil investigation into how they valued their real estate holdings. The New York Court of […]

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5/27/2022

MEDIA/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY: “Former President Donald Trump appears intent to launch a subscription streaming video service, even as his company’s flagship product Truth Social has thus far failed to take off. Trump Media and Technology Group, led by CEO Devin Nunes, is actively beginning to build out the streaming service, and securities filing Friday details […]

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5/4/2022

LAWSUIT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “The Trump family business and President Donald J. Trump’s 2017 inauguration committee have jointly agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the attorney general for the District of Columbia, who claimed that the Trump International Hotel in Washington illegally received excessive payments from the inauguration committee. The settlement in […]

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4/27/2022

LAWSUIT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Former U.S. President Donald Trump has appealed a $10,000-a-day fine and a judge’s contempt ruling over his failure to comply with a subpoena for documents in a case about his business practices, his lawyer said on Wednesday [April 27, 2022]… The Republican former president denies wrongdoing and has called the probe by the […]

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4/25/2022

LAWSUIT/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A New York judge found former President Donald Trump in contempt of court and set in motion $10,000 daily fines Monday for failing to adequately respond to a subpoena issued by the state’s attorney general as part of a civil investigation into his business dealings… New York Attorney General Letitia James, a […]

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4/8/2022

TRUMP BUSINESS: “A judge ruled Friday [April 8, 2022] that the Trump Organization can continue to operate a golf course in the Bronx section of New York City, rejecting a court effort by the city’s government to void its contract with the company owned by former President Donald Trump… The city claimed in a letter […]

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3/29/2022

INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The New York attorney general’s office has ‘uncovered significant evidence’ suggesting that financial statements by the Trump Organization relied on misleading valuations of its real estate assets for more than a decade, the office said in a court filing Tuesday [March 29, 2022]. Those potentially misleading valuations ‘and other misrepresentations’ were used […]

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3/9/2022

TRUMP BUSINESS: “Donald Trump has refinanced the $100 million dollar mortgage on his flagship Manhattan skyscraper, Trump Tower, according to New York City records. The lender is Axos Bank in San Diego; the bank CEO, Greg Garrabrants, donated some $50,000 to Republican campaigns since 2012; $9,600 in donations supported Trump, according to federal election records.” […]

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2/23/2022

INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A long-running investigation into Trump’s business practices from the Manhattan district attorney’s office appears to have been derailed, as the two lead prosecutors, Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz, resigned Wednesday [February 23, 2022]. A New York Times report suggests they did so because the new district attorney, Alvin Bragg, told them ‘he […]

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2/22/2022

SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY: [Donald Trump’s] “long-promised social network, Truth Social, has been almost entirely inaccessible in the first days of its grand debut because of technical glitches, a 13-hour outage and a 300,000-person waitlist… [E]arly glimpses at Truth Social suggest its offerings are almost identical to what Twitter and other sites have offered for […]

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2/20/2022

TRUMP BUSINESS: “My long-term accounting firm didn’t leave me for any other reason than they were harassed, abused, and frightened by DA’s and AG’s that for years have been threatening them with indictment and ruination. They were ‘broken’ by these Radical Left racist prosecutors, and couldn’t take it anymore. Even the letter they sent stated, […]

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2/17/2022

TRUMP BUSINESS/WEALTH: “Former President Donald Trump said in a court filing Monday [February 14, 2022] that he ‘denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth’ about his company’s finances. A day later, he issued a blistering 1,100-word statement in response to his longtime accounting firm Mazars USA dropping the Trump […]

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2/16/2022

INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “New York’s attorney general on Wednesday pounced on former President Donald Trump’s defense of company’s financial statements, saying the five-page statement Trump issued a day earlier contradicted a court filing by his attorneys… Attorney General Letitia James is conducting a probe into whether the Trumps inflated real estate values to obtain bank loans, […]

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12/27/2021

COVID-19/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Donald Trump’s loss-making Scottish golf resorts claimed in excess of £3.3m in emergency support from the UK government, to help furlough staff during the Covid pandemic… Other government data shows Trump Turnberry and Trump International Scotland in Aberdeenshire then made further claims this year while the UK government’s job retention scheme was still […]

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11/24/2021

INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Trump Organization Chief Operating Officer Matthew Calamari, who was being investigated as part of a wide-ranging probe into former President Donald Trump’s company, is not expected to be charged, his attorney said Wednesday [November 24, 2021]… The Wall Street Journal, citing people close to the matter, reported in June that Calamari, Trump’s former […]

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11/22/2021

INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “After the indictment of the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer this summer for income tax fraud, prosecutors now appear to be examining whether the company broke the law by providing low values to property tax officers, while using high ones to garner tax breaks or impress lenders. New York Attorney General Letitia James […]

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11/17/2021

TRUMP BUSINESS: “Donald Trump has said he lost billions of dollars during his time as president and that he ‘expected’ that to happen. Trump made the claim that he suffered major financial loss while in the White House in an interview with MyPillow CEO and conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell, during which the pair mainly discussed […]

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11/4/2021

INVESTIGATION/LAWSUIT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The Manhattan district attorney has convened a second long-term grand jury to hear evidence about the Trump Organization’s financial practices and potentially to vote on criminal charges, according to people with knowledge of the matter… Another person familiar with the case said staffers for District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. (D) and New […]

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10/8/2021

INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Former President Donald Trump provided ‘misleading information about the financial situation’ of his hotel in Washington while he was in office, according to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. The committee, which recently obtained documents from the General Services Administration, found that Trump reported his hotel in downtown D.C. brought in $150 million […]

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9/24/2021

INVESTIGATION/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The Trump Organization must move faster to supply documents sought by the New York Attorney General or face the prospect of an outside company searching the company’s files instead, a judge warned in a newly unsealed court order… The order shows that New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) is still conducting […]

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7/19/2021

COVID-19/TRUMP BUSINESS: “An analysis of documents, some of which only became public in recent weeks, shows just how much Trump’s businesses raked in while he was in office. Dig through everything—including property records, ethics disclosures, debt documents and securities filings—and you’ll find about $2.4 billion of revenue from January 2017 to December 2020… Trump’s business […]

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7/4/2021

RALLY/TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY: “Trump, holding court at the Sarasota Fairgrounds in southwest Florida in front of a enthusiastic and loud crowd, took aim at his successor, President Biden, as he spotlighted the issues of crime and immigration. Trump charged that ‘our streets are being overtaken by vicious thugs and bloodthirsty criminals,’ and claiming that ‘our border […]

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7/3/2021

INVESTIGATION/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “Former president Donald Trump lashed out at Manhattan prosecutors Saturday night for indicting his organization and its chief financial officer for tax fraud, calling it ‘prosecutorial misconduct’ in his most extensive comments on the charges since they were unsealed Thursday… ‘They go after good, hard-working people for not paying taxes on […]

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7/1/2021

INVESTIGATION/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Donald Trump’s company and its longtime finance chief were charged Thursday in what prosecutors called a ‘sweeping and audacious’ tax fraud scheme in which the executive collected more than $1.7 million in off-the-books compensation, including apartment rent, car payments and school tuition. Trump himself was not charged with any wrongdoing, but prosecutors […]

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6/28/2021

INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Radical Left New York City and State Prosecutors, who have let murderers, rapists, drug dealers, and all other forms of crime skyrocket to record levels… are rude, nasty, and totally biased in the way they are treating lawyers, representatives, and some of the wonderful long-term employees and people within the Trump Organization. […]

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5/19/2021

INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “New York Attorney General Letitia James is joining the Manhattan district attorney’s office in a criminal investigation of the Trump Organization, James’ office said Tuesday [May 18, 2021]. The attorney general office’s investigation into the Trump Organization, which has been underway since 2019, will also continue as a civil probe, but the […]

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4/8/2021

TRUMP BUSINESS/INVESTIGATIONS: “The former daughter-in-law of a Trump Organization executive on Thursday turned over boxes filled with financial documents to Manhattan prosecutors who are investigating former President Donald J. Trump and his business, according to her representatives… The handover of the documents offered the latest suggestion that prosecutors looking into possible fraud by Mr. Trump […]

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3/31/2021

LEGAL (LAW & LITIGATION)/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “State prosecutors in Manhattan investigating former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization have subpoenaed the personal bank records of the company’s chief financial officer and are questioning gifts he and his family received from Mr. Trump, according to people with knowledge of the matter… Prosecutors working for […]

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3/16/2021

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP BUSINESS/VACCINES: “Trump Tower [in Chicago] somehow vaccinated its staff members against coronavirus — and the city’s health department is looking into what happened. A vaccination provider came to the luxury tower — which serves condo residents and hotel guests — last week to vaccinate staff through an event organized by tower management, multiple sources […]

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1/12/2021

BANKING/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Deutsche Bank, one of President Donald Trump’s main lenders… will no longer do business with Trump or his company going forward, according to a person familiar with the matter. Trump owes the bank more than $300 million… The moves by Trump’s banks are the clearest signs yet of looming financial blowback to his […]

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1/11/2021

TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP CAMPAIGN: “Much in the same way that social media companies have banished Mr. Trump from their social media platforms, corporations, universities and campaign contributors have moved quickly to disassociate themselves from the president and his supporters… Last week, two institutions announced that they had rescinded the honorary degrees they had previously awarded to […]

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1/11/2021

GOLF/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The PGA of America cut ties to President Donald Trump when it voted Sunday [Jan. 10, 2021] to take the PGA Championship event away from his New Jersey golf course next year. The vote comes four days after the Trump-fueled riot at the nation’s Capitol as Congress was certifying the election victory of […]

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12/29/2020

INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has retained forensic accounting specialists to aid its criminal investigation of President Trump and his business operations, as prosecutors ramp up their scrutiny of his company’s real estate transactions… District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. opened the investigation in 2018 to examine alleged hush-money payments made to […]

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12/22/2020

INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The private bankers responsible for lending to President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner have resigned from Deutsche Bank, the bank said… Deutsche Bank (DB) has loaned the Trump Organization more than $300 million… The Trump Organization is under investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and New York Attorney General and both agencies […]

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12/15/2020

INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Donald Trump’s namesake company is invoking attorney-client privilege in an attempt to shield certain documents from the New York Attorney General’s office, which is conducting an investigation that will follow the president once he leaves office. The attorney general’s office is looking into whether the Trump Organization improperly inflated the value of […]

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12/11/2020

INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “State prosecutors in Manhattan have interviewed several employees of President Trump’s bank and insurance broker in recent weeks, according to people with knowledge of the matter, significantly escalating an investigation into the president… When Mr. Trump returns to private life in January, he will lose the protection from criminal prosecution that his […]

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11/20/2020

IVANKA/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP FAMILY/TRUMP TAXES: “Ivanka Trump, daughter and senior adviser to President Trump, said Thursday evening [Nov. 19, 2020] that two fraud investigations into her father and his businesses in New York are ‘100% motivated by politics, publicity and rage.’ The probes are two of several legal entanglements likely to intensify when Trump leaves office and […]

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10/20/2020

TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “Mr. Trump’s own business history is filled with overseas financial deals, and some have involved the Chinese state… And it turns out that China is one of only three foreign nations — the others are Britain and Ireland — where Mr. Trump maintains a bank account, according to an analysis of the […]

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10/13/2020

DEMS/EMOLUMENTS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The Supreme Court on Tuesday [Oct. 13, 2020] put an end to a lawsuit brought by congressional Democrats that accused President Donald Trump of violating anti-corruption provisions in the U.S. Constitution with his business dealings. The justices refused to hear an appeal by 215 Senate and House of Representatives Democrats of a […]

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10/5/2020

ERIC TRUMP/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “Eric Trump, who runs day-to-day operations of the family real estate empire, sat for a deposition on Monday as part of the New York Attorney General’s investigation into whether the Trump Organization improperly inflated the value of its assets, a person familiar with the matter tells CNN… New York lawyers have […]

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9/23/2020

ERIC TRUMP/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A New York state judge on Wednesday ordered Eric Trump to answer questions under oath within the next few weeks as part of the New York Attorney General’s civil fraud investigation into the Trump Organization’s business practices… James’ sprawling civil investigation is based in part on former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s testimony […]

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9/23/2020

POLITICAL FIGURES/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Letters exchanged between President Trump and former President Nixon during Trump’s early years as a New York real estate developer were revealed Wednesday. The correspondence, apparently initiated by Trump, shows the two men expressing their respect for each other, as well as Trump’s desire to have the Nixons join a list of […]

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9/17/2020

SECRET SERVICE/TRUMP BUSINESS: “President Trump’s luxury properties have charged the U.S. government more than $1.1 million in private transactions since Trump took office — including for room rentals at his Bedminster, N.J., club this spring while it was closed for the coronavirus pandemic, new documents show. The documents, including receipts and invoices from Trump’s businesses, […]

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9/8/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP NET WORTH: “It has been a tough year for President Trump. On top of impeachment and the pandemic, his net worth has dropped an estimated $600 million since last September, to $2.5 billion. That puts him at No. 339 on The Forbes 400, down 64 spots from a year ago. Blame the coronavirus, […]

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8/7/2020

TRUMP BUSINESS: “As of Friday [Aug. 7, 2020], there are currently over 100 products under the ‘Made in America’ collection on the online Trump Store, where they are marked as either ‘Made in America’ or ‘Made in the USA,’ according to a CNBC review. Yet, at least another 180 items that CNBC reviewed are labeled […]

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8/3/2020

DEMS/INVESTIGATIONS/LEGAL/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP BUSINESS: [Reporter: “[I]n New York today, the city prosecutor, sort of, confirmed a criminal investigation into the Trump Organization. Do you have any reaction to that?”] “This is just a continuation of the witch hunt. It’s Democrat stuff. They failed with Mueller. They failed with everything. They failed with Congress. They failed at […]

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2/4/2020

TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “One Day in early 2017, Mike Offit went to the Yale Club in Manhattan for a lunch hosted by a group called Business Executives for National Security. Offit, who has a craggy face and shoulder-­length hair, had spent much of his career in banking, but that had ended nearly two decades […]

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12/31/2019

CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP BUSINESS: “For years, the Trump Organization used undocumented workers to tend to its hotels, golf courses and other properties, even as Donald Trump railed against the threat of illegal immigration as both a candidate and president. This year, faced with a public reckoning after some of those workers came forward, the organization has […]

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12/10/2019

CORRUPTION/LEGAL/TRUMP BUSINESS: “President Trump has paid $2 million to eight charities as part of a settlement in which the president admitted he misused funds raised by the Donald J. Trump Foundation to promote his presidential bid and pay off business debts, the New York State attorney general said on Tuesday [12-10-19]. The foundation’s giving patterns […]

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12/6/2019

SUPREME COURT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg temporarily blocked a lower court ruling ordering two banks to release President Donald Trump’s financial records to House Democrats. Trump had asked Ginsburg to consider the emergency request earlier Friday [12-6-19]. The temporary stay sets the issue on hold pending full consideration by the high […]

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12/5/2019

SUPREME COURT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday [12-5-19] to block a subpoena for his financial documents, arguing that the House exceeded its authority when it ordered Trump’s longtime accounting firm Mazars USA to turn over his personal records. The justices have already put a temporary freeze on the subpoena while […]

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12/5/2019

COURTS/INVESTIGATIONS/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi talked about the ongoing fight over Trump’s financial documents that the House has subpoenaed as part of its investigation. She said the President’s actions of ‘bumping them up in court’ — or continuing to appeal to a higher court — ‘is an obstruction of justice.’ She added that the House is […]

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12/5/2019

DEMS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “President Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday [12-5-19] to hear a second case concerning a subpoena to his accounting firm for his financial records. The new petition, objecting to a subpoena from a House committee, follows a petition filed last month about a similar subpoena from Manhattan prosecutors. Both cases […]

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11/26/2019

TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Tom Barrack, the C.E.O. of Colony Capital and the chairman of President Trump’s inaugural committee, is being pressed by an activist investor to resign, DealBook has exclusively learned. The activist investor, Blackwells Capital, sent a letter to Colony saying: • ‘With Mr. Barrack’s track record and personal issues, no reasonable, […]

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10/25/2019

ETHICS/MILITARY/SCOTLAND/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The Air Force has concluded scores of overnight stays at President Donald Trump’s seaside resort in Scotland did not violate any rules but did raise questions about the ‘public perception’ of funneling taxpayer funds to a property owned by the commander in chief. The review, overseen by the Air Mobility Command, recommended aircrew […]

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10/25/2019

ETHICS/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “The Trump Organization is considering selling its luxury hotel in Washington, D.C., after years of scrutiny of alleged conflicts of interest and breaches of the Constitution since Donald Trump ascended to the White House…The Trump International Hotel Washington, which occupies a 120-year-old Romanesque structure formerly known as the Old Post Office Building, […]

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10/24/2019

NEW JERSEY/TRUMP BUSINESS: “New Jersey officials are moving to revoke the liquor license at one of President Trump’s golf clubs, which they say continued to serve a man who was already intoxicated and got into a fatal car crash shortly after leaving the club in 2015. If successful, the move, first reported by The Washington […]

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10/21/2019

CORRUPTION/G7/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Doral in Miami would have been the best place to hold the G-7, and free, but too much heat from the Do Nothing Radical Left Democrats & their Partner, the Fake News Media! I’m surprised that they allow me to give up my $400,000 Plus Presidential Salary! We’ll find someplace else!” […]

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10/21/2019

CORRUPTION/G7/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “President Trump may have reversed his decision to host world leaders at one of his own properties during next year’s Group of 7 summit at the urging of his fellow Republicans, but he hasn’t finished defending his right to do it in the first place. Mr. Trump on Monday [10-21-19] dismissed […]

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10/20/2019

DEMS/G7/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “So interesting that, when I announced Trump National Doral in Miami would be used for the hosting of the G-7, and then rescinded due to Do Nothing Democrat/Fake News Anger, very few in Media mentioned that NO PROFITS would be taken, or would be given FREE, if legally permissible!”  –Donald Trump, […]

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10/19/2019

DEMS/G7/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “…..its own 50 to 70 unit building. Would set up better than other alternatives. I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally permissible, at ZERO COST to the USA. But, as usual, the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!” –Donald Trump, […]

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10/19/2019

DEMS/G7/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders. It is big, grand, on hundreds of acres, next to MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, has tremendous ballrooms & meeting rooms, and each delegation would have…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October […]

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10/19/2019

CORRUPTION/G7/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned plans late on Saturday [10-19-19] to host next year’s Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort, after Democrats and others had decried the selection as evidence of the president misusing his office for personal gain. In a series of tweets, Trump said he would […]

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10/18/2019

DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), chairman of the House committee that oversees federal buildings, threatened today to subpoena the General Services Administration if the agency does not hand over documents related to the Trump Hotel by next week. DeFazio’s committee, the House Transportation Committee, has been investigating the federal government’s lease of […]

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10/17/2019

CONGRESS/CORRUPTION/G7/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Openly rebuffing congressional investigators and dismissing political optics, President Donald Trump will hold the G-7 summit of world leaders at one of his family’s resorts in the middle of an election year — shrugging off a House impeachment inquiry into whether he is illegally making money off the presidency. Trump’s decision […]

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10/17/2019

CORRUPTION/DEMS/ETHICS/G7/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year’s Group of Seven economic summit of leaders of developed nations at his Florida golf resort, a move Democrats and others decried as more evidence of the president misusing his office for personal gain. White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday […]

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10/11/2019

ETHICS/GOLF/SCOTLAND/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “Last month, the Trump family business received approval from a local government in Scotland for a major expansion of its golf resort near Aberdeen, marking the largest real estate development financed by the Trump Organization since the 2016 election. In August, President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr., flew to Jakarta to […]

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9/26/2019

SCOTLAND/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Despite opposition from many local residents, the Trump Organization on Thursday [9-26-19] received approval in Scotland for what will be the largest new company-financed real estate development project since President Trump was elected: a major expansion of its golf resort near the northeast port city of Aberdeen. The plans call for the construction […]

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9/19/2019

DEMS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “RT @Jim_Jordan: Oversight hearing on DC statehood. Dems’ planned map would carve out Trump Hotel. Is it because they want the tax revenue?…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 19, 2019 9:14 pm […]

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9/18/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/MILITARY/SPENDING/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Since Donald Trump took office, the U.S. military has spent nearly $200,000 at the president’s luxury Scotland resort, according to figures and documents the Pentagon provided to the House Oversight Committee. The spending, which has all occurred since August 2017, paid for the equivalent of hundreds of nights of rooms at […]

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9/17/2019

MILITARY/SCOTLAND/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Air Force officers who have earned medals for their tours of duty can pick up some more brass with a short pit stop in Southwest Scotland. As part of its relationship with the Air Force, the Trump Turnberry resort occasionally gifts high-ranking officers a version of its ‘Pride Pin,’ a lapel pin featuring […]

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9/13/2019

EMOLUMENTS/LAWSUIT/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A federal appeals court in New York on Friday [9-13-19] revived a lawsuit alleging that President Trump is illegally profiting from his hotels and restaurants in New York and Washington in violation of the Constitution’s anti-corruption, or emoluments, clauses. In a two-to-one decision, a panel of judges for the United States Court […]

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9/12/2019

TRUMP BUSINESS: “RT @Trump: Proud to announce that @TrumpNewYork has just been named the #1 ‘Best Hotel in the World!’ Congratulations to our remarkable tea…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 12, 2019 10:36 pm […]

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9/12/2019

DEMS/INVESTIGATIONS/MILITARY/SCOTLAND/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The U.S. Air Force has lodged crews at President Donald Trump’s Scotland resort up to 40 times since 2015, a figure that is far higher than previously known. The tally represents the preliminary results of an Air Force review launched after POLITICO reported last week that an Air National Guard crew stayed at […]

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9/10/2019

MILITARY/SCOTLAND/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday [9-10-19] defended military expenditures at President Donald Trump’s properties, arguing that hotels owned by the president are “just like any other hotel’…McCarthy’s defense comes as the Air Force has launched a global review of its layover policy following a POLITICO report that crews […]

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9/9/2019

IRELAND/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP BUSINESS: “I had nothing to do with the decision of our great @VP Mike Pence to stay overnight at one of the Trump owned resorts in Doonbeg, Ireland. Mike’s family has lived in Doonbeg for many years, and he thought that during his very busy European visit, he would stop and see his […]

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9/9/2019

MILITARY/SCOTLAND/TRUMP BUSINESS: “I know nothing about an Air Force plane landing at an airport (which I do not own and have nothing to do with) near Turnberry Resort (which I do own) in Scotland, and filling up with fuel, with the crew staying overnight at Turnberry (they have good taste!). NOTHING TO DO WITH ME” […]

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9/9/2019

MILITARY/SCOTLAND/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Back in 2014, soon after acquiring a golf resort in Scotland, Donald J. Trump entered a partnership with a struggling local airport there to increase air traffic and boost tourism in the region. The next year, as Mr. Trump began running for president, the Pentagon decided to ramp up its use of that […]

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9/6/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/MILITARY/SCOTLAND/TRUMP BUSINESS: “In early Spring of this year, an Air National Guard crew made a routine trip from the U.S. to Kuwait to deliver supplies. What wasn’t routine was where the crew stopped along the way: President Donald Trump’s Turnberry resort, about 50 miles outside Glasgow, Scotland. Since April, the House Oversight Committee […]

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9/6/2019

DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/SPENDING/TRUMP BUSINESS: “House Democrats have taken their first formal steps to probe President Donald Trump’s alleged efforts to steer U.S. and foreign government business to his luxury resorts, part of an expanding roster of inquiries informing them whether to recommend of articles of impeachment. In a series of letters revealed Friday [9-6-19], the […]

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8/28/2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL/ETHICS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Attorney General William P. Barr has booked a ballroom in President Trump’s hotel for his annual holiday party, an event that he could spend tens of thousands of dollars on and that drew criticism from ethics experts. Mr. Barr booked the Presidential Ballroom at the Trump International Hotel for […]

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8/27/2019

MEDIA/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A made up Radical Left Story about Doral bedbugs, but Bret Stephens is loaded up with them! Been calling me wrong for years, along with the few remaining Never Trumpers – All Losers! https://t.co/KlzzMC40Vt” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 27, 2019 10:23 pm […]

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8/27/2019

DEMS/G7/MEDIA/TRUMP BUSINESS: “No bedbugs at Doral. The Radical Left Democrats, upon hearing that the perfectly located (for the next G-7) Doral National MIAMI was under consideration for the next G-7, spread that false and nasty rumor. Not nice!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 27, 2019 9:40 am […]

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8/26/2019

FRANCE/G7/GOLF/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Presidents usually use international summits to advance their policy agenda on the world stage. But President Trump turned a public appearance in southern France on Monday [8-26-19] into what sounded like an infomercial for his sagging golf and resort business in southern Florida. In suggesting that the next Group of 7 […]

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8/23/2019

COURTS/DEMS/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “An appeals court panel hearing one of President Trump’s bids to keep his finances under wraps signaled Friday [8-23-19] that the subpoenas issued by two House committees did not necessarily have to be all or nothing…The arguments concerned subpoenas issued by two Democrat-controlled committees to Deutsche Bank and Capital One for […]

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8/13/2019

DONALD JR/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Donald Trump Jr., visiting Indonesia’s capital on Tuesday [8-13-19] to promote two Trump-branded resorts, defended his father, President Trump, and their family’s company against allegations that their global business presented conflicts of interest for the president. The president’s son, an executive vice president of the Trump Organization, said that the company had […]

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8/5/2019

TRUMP BUSINESS/VENEZUELA: “Years before President Donald Trump embarked on a campaign to oust Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, the real estate mogul’s business was selling condominiums to the strongman’s supporters. At least half a dozen Venezuelans linked to either Maduro or his predecessor, dictator Hugo Chávez, purchased Trump condos in New York City and South Florida […]

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8/1/2019

LEGAL/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS/WOMEN: “The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office sent subpoenas to the Trump Organization and American Media Inc. on Thursday as part of an investigation into the hush money paid to two women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump. The subpoena to the Trump Organization is seeking communications between the company and representatives for […]

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8/1/2019

LEGAL/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS/WOMEN: “State prosecutors in Manhattan subpoenaed President Trump’s family business on Thursday [8-1-19], reviving an investigation into the company’s role in hush-money payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to people briefed on the matter. The subpoena, issued by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, demanded the Trump Organization provide documents related to […]

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7/18/2019

AFRICAN AMERICANS/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “In October of 1973, the federal government charged the Trump Management Corporation with discrimination against African Americans seeking apartments in the 39 buildings the firm operated, most of them in Brooklyn and Queens. A short time out of Wharton, the company’s then president, Donald J. Trump, quickly denied the charges […]

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7/11/2019

TRUMP BUSINESS: “….And remember, a bank that I did use years ago, the now badly written about and maligned Deutsche Bank, was then one of the largest and most prestigious banks in the world! They wanted my business, and so did many others!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 11, 2019 6:45 am […]

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7/10/2019

COURTS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A federal appeals court panel has unanimously thrown out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution by continuing to do business with foreign and state governments while serving as president. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia — […]

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7/5/2019

CITIZENSHIP/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP BUSINESS: “After months of silence, President Trump responded on Friday [7-5-19] to reports that the Trump Organization has employed dozens of undocumented immigrants by saying that he doesn’t know whether the organization does or not…The New York Times first reported in December that Victorina Morales, a Guatemalan undocumented immigrant, and several others living in […]

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7/2/2019

CHINA/ECONOMY/JAPAN/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A top Chinese leader made an unusually public effort on Tuesday [7-2-19] to ease trade tensions somewhat with the United States, woo foreign investors and reassure his own country’s citizens that their economy remained on track. In meetings during the World Economic Forum in the Chinese port city of Dalian, Premier […]

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7/1/2019

ETHICS/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP BUSINESS: “While visiting South Korea over the weekend, President Donald Trump tried to strike a deal with President Moon Jae-in to get more companies to invest in the United States. But even as he pushed American interests, a partner of Trump’s namesake company is aggressively expanding plans to build luxury Trump-branded resorts in […]

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