SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Former president Donald Trump qualified for a bonus worth $1.2bn after shares in his social media company remained above a certain value despite falling sharply.  Trump is poised to receive 36m additional shares in Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), owner of his Truth Social platform, under an ‘earn-out’ windfall which boosts […]

Read More… from 4/24/2024


SOCIAL MEDIA/STOCK MARKET/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Buoyed by legions of avid supporters, Donald Trump made a bubbly debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange Tuesday. Shares of Trump Media & Technology Group soared like helium from the opening bell and maintained most of those gains until late in the trading day when a selloff brought Trump’s namesake social […]

Read More… from 3/26/2024


LEGAL/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Donald Trump cannot find a private company to guarantee the $464m (£365m) he has been ordered to pay in a New York civil fraud case. The former president must either pay the full amount in cash or secure a bond to avoid having assets seized. If he is unable to do so […]

Read More… from 3/19/2024


MEDIA/TRUMP BUSINESS: “US regulators have finally given the green light to a controversial merger between Truth Social owner Trump Media & Technology Group and a blank-check company. The blessing from the Securities and Exchange Commission removes the last major obstacle holding back the deal. The merger, if approved by shareholders, would pave the way for […]

Read More… from 2/15/2024


IVANKA/LEGAL/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “The judge overseeing the $250 million civil trial against Donald Trump and his company ordered the former president’s daughter Ivanka Trump to testify in the case. The New York attorney general’s office also revealed in court the dates it expects the ex-president and his children to testify in the case… Both of […]

Read More… from 10/27/2023


LEGAL/TRUMP BUSINESS: “This Trophy was given to me by Deutsche Bank because they were so proud of the Loan they made. They had the best Lawyers, the smartest Loan Officers, and were thrilled to do business with ‘TRUMP.’ Interest was fully paid every month (no payment ever missed!), never received a default notice, and if […]

Read More… from 10/12/2023


LEGAL/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Donald Trump obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in loans using financial statements that a court has since deemed fraudulent, a retired bank official testified Wednesday [October 11, 2023] at the former president’s New York civil fraud trial… A judge last month ruled that the former president and his company, the Trump Organization, […]

Read More… from 10/11/2023


TRUMP BUSINESS: “Former President Donald Trump is no longer rich enough to be included in the Forbes 400, an annual ranking of America’s wealthiest individuals, Forbes magazine said on Tuesday [October 4, 2023]. Trump is still a billionaire, with Forbes estimating his net worth at $2.6 billion. But that’s down from the magazine’s estimate a […]

Read More… from 10/4/2023


LEGAL/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP NET WORTH: “Judge Engoron has been given false and grossly misleading information about my Net Worth by a lying and incompetent Attorney General, such as Mar-a-Lago being worth $18,000,000 when in fact the number would be much closer to 1.5 Billion Dollars, like other properties, including two that were recently sold for numbers […]

Read More… from 10/3/2023


LEGAL/TRUMP BUSINESS: “People are starting to see what a great company I built through the trial started by the Racist Attorney General of New York State, Letitia ‘Peekaboo’ James. It was all supposed to be private, but in many ways it is exposing great success. Incredible assets, lots of cash, and it only gets better. […]

Read More… from 10/2/2023


LEGAL/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Former President Donald Trump routinely overstated his net worth — sometimes by more than $2 billion — during years when the actual values of his real estate holdings were far less than he claimed, according to a court filing Wednesday by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James. The attorney […]

Read More… from 8/30/2023


IVANKA/LAWSUIT/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “A New York appeals court on Tuesday rejected Donald Trump’s bid to end the state attorney general’s lawsuit accusing him and his family business of ‘staggering’ fraud, but dismissed all claims against his daughter Ivanka Trump and said the remaining case may be limited further. Attorney General Letitia James’ civil case […]

Read More… from 6/27/2023


DONALD ON DONALD/TRUMP BUSINESS: “As of 10 minutes ago, my Digital Trading Cards SOLD OUT, in RECORD TIME, approximately $4.6 Million. A great honor, and I hope everyone is Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy. CONGRATULATIONS!” -Donald Trump, Truth Social, April 18, 2023 […]

Read More… from 4/18/2023


LAWSUIT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “A judge declined Tuesday to move the trial date for a civil lawsuit filed against former President Donald Trump, his eldest children and his company by New York Attorney General Letitia James, alleging they duped banks and insurers by inflating the value of Trump’s real estate portfolio. Trump’s legal team sought the […]

Read More… from 3/21/2023


INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP BUSINESS/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Federal prosecutors in New York involved in the criminal investigation into Donald Trump’s social media company last year started examining whether it violated money laundering statutes in connection with the acceptance of $8m with suspected Russian ties, according to sources familiar with the matter… Towards the end of last year, federal prosecutors […]

Read More… from 3/15/2023


TAXES/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Donald Trump asked whether the tax fraud offenses which Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer, was recently jailed for should even be considered a crime. In an early morning post on Truth Social on Friday, the former president described Weisselberg as a ‘casualty of the greatest Witch Hunt of […]

Read More… from 1/20/203


CRYPTOCURRENCY/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Former President Trump on Thursday announced a line of digital trading cards [NFT] bearing his likeness after teasing a day earlier that he would be making a ‘major announcement.’ While some speculated the announcement would be related to the Speaker race playing out among House Republicans or Trump’s largely inactive 2024 presidential campaign, […]

Read More… from 12/15/2022


TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “Donald J. Trump’s family business lost a criminal contempt trial that was held in secret last fall, according to a newly unsealed court document and several people with knowledge of the matter, with a judge ruling against the company almost exactly a year before it was convicted of a tax fraud scheme […]

Read More… from 12/13/2022


TRUMP BUSINESS: “A Manhattan jury has found former President Donald Trump’s namesake real estate company guilty of criminal tax fraud, three weeks after Trump announced a third presidential run. The jury found the two entities of the Trump Organization guilty as charged on all counts, including scheme to defraud, conspiracy, criminal tax fraud and falsifying […]

Read More… from 12/6/2022


TRUMP BUSINESS: “Donald Trump failed to disclose a $19.8m loan from a company with historical ties to North Korea while he was the US president, according to a report. Documents obtained by the New York attorney general, and reported by Forbes, indicate a previously unreported loan owed by Trump to Daewoo, a South Korean conglomerate […]

Read More… from 12/6/2022


TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “Donald Trump reported losses on his tax returns every year for a decade, including nearly $700 million in 2009 and $200 million in 2010, his longtime accountant testified Tuesday [November 22, 2022], confirming long-held suspicions about the former president’s tax practices. Donald Bender, a partner at Mazars USA LLP who spent years […]

Read More… from 11/23/2022


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday [November 1, 2022] temporarily blocked the House Ways and Means Committee from obtaining years of federal income tax returns of former President Donald Trump and related business entities from the IRS… Trump wants the Supreme Court to block the committee from getting his […]

Read More… from 11/1/2022


TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “The criminal tax fraud trial of Donald J. Trump’s family business kicked off in Manhattan on Monday [October 31, 2022]… The two entities, the Trump Corporation and Trump Payroll Corp., which employ and pay Mr. Trump’s top executives, are accused of 17 counts of tax fraud, conspiracy, scheme to defraud and falsifying […]

Read More… from 10/31/2022


LAWSUIT/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “Donald Trump’s namesake company urged a New York judge to reject a demand by the state’s attorney general to appoint a monitor to oversee its financial practices, after she accused it of ‘staggering’ fraud. The Trump Organization’s filing on Wednesday night [October 26, 2022] came in connection with Attorney General Letitia […]

Read More… from 10/27/2022


TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP TAXES: “The Trump Organization stands trial this week in what prosecutors allege was a 15-year scheme to compensate top executives of former President Donald Trump’s company ‘off the books’ to help them avoid paying taxes — with the company’s former chief financial officer appearing as the prosecution’s star witness. Jury selection began Monday […]

Read More… from 10/24/2022


ERIC TRUMP/SECRET SERVICE/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The Trump Organization charged the Secret Service up to $1,185 per night for hotel rooms used by agents protecting former President Donald J. Trump and his family, according to documents released on Monday by the House Oversight Committee, forcing a federal agency to pay well above government rates. The committee released […]

Read More… from 10/17/2022


TRUMP BUSINESS: “A whistleblower has claimed to the government that Donald Trump’s eponymous media company — which sources say is under federal investigation — committed ‘fraudulent misrepresentations’ regarding possible mergers with two other firms as it sought to raise money, according to a federal filing. The complaint from Will Wilkerson, a former executive at Trump […]

Read More… from 10/16/2022


NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The New York attorney general’s office on Thursday [October 13, 2022] asked a judge to bar former President Donald Trump from moving his businesses to a new holding company he formed amid a pending civil lawsuit accusing him, three of his children, and the Trump Organization of widespread fraud. That request is […]

Read More… from 10/13/2022


NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing former president Donald Trump, three of his grown children and executives at his company of flagrantly manipulating property valuations to deceive lenders, insurance brokers and tax authorities into giving them better rates on bank loans and insurance policies and to […]

Read More… from 9/21/2022


INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Ex-President Donald Trump and his former longtime accounting firm have agreed to turn over some financial records to the House Oversight and Reform Committee in a deal that will end a lawsuit over their prior refusal to do so, that panel and Trump’s lawyers said… The deal does not cover a separate lawsuit […]

Read More… from 9/1/2020


SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Former President Donald Trump has run into a significant setback with trademarking the name for his social media platform, Truth Social. According to a filing released this month and tweeted by Josh Gerben, a trademark lawyer, Trump’s social media app had its application refused by the US Patent and Trademark Office because […]

Read More… from 8/25/2022


TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “One of Donald J. Trump’s most trusted executives pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring with Mr. Trump’s company to carry out a long-running tax scheme, an admission that painted a damning picture of the former president’s family business but did not advance a broader investigation into the man himself… Under the terms […]

Read More… from 8/18/2022


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 […]

Read More… from 8/10/2022


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 […]

Read More… from 6/14/2022


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 […]

Read More… from 5/27/2022


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 […]

Read More… from 5/4/2022


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 […]

Read More… from 4/27/2022


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 […]

Read More… from 4/25/2022


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 […]

Read More… from 4/8/2022


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 […]

Read More… from 3/29/2022


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.” […]

Read More… from 3/9/2022


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 […]

Read More… from 2/23/2022


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 […]

Read More… from 2/22/2022


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, […]

Read More… from 2/20/2022


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 […]

Read More… from 2/17/2022


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, […]

Read More… from 2/16/2022


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 […]

Read More… from 12/27/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 11/24/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 11/22/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 11/17/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 11/4/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 10/8/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 9/24/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 7/19/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 7/4/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 7/3/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 7/1/2021


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. […]

Read More… from 6/28/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 5/19/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 4/8/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 3/31/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 3/16/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 1/12/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 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 […]

Read More… from 1/11/2021


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 […]

Read More… from 12/29/2020


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 […]

Read More… from 12/22/2020


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 […]

Read More… from 12/15/2020


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 […]

Read More… from 12/11/2020


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 […]

Read More… from 11/20/2020


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 […]

Read More… from 10/20/2020


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 […]

Read More… from 10/13/2020


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 […]

Read More… from 10/5/2020


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 […]

Read More… from 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 […]

Read More… from 9/23/2020


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, […]

Read More… from 9/17/2020


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, […]

Read More… from 9/8/2020


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 […]

Read More… from 8/7/2020


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 […]

Read More… from 8/3/2020


ERIC TRUMP/FLORIDA/GOLF/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY: “…And the Trump family didn’t ask the Federal government for money to carry this and many other very expensive to carry properties! RT@EricTrump We are incredibly excited to be reopening all hospitality at Trump Doral, Miami on June 18th!! The courses are impeccable and our teams are waiting for you! To […]

Read More… from 6/10/2020


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 […]

Read More… from 2/4/2020


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 […]

Read More… from 12/31/2019


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 […]

Read More… from 12/10/2019


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 […]

Read More… from 12/6/2019


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 […]

Read More… from 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 […]

Read More… from 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 […]

Read More… from 12/5/2019


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, […]

Read More… from 11/26/2019


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 […]

Read More… from 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, […]

Read More… from 10/25/2019


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 […]

Read More… from 10/24/2019


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!” […]

Read More… from 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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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, […]

Read More… from 10/20/2019