Trump used $258,000 from his charity to settle legal problems

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    Donald Trump spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire’s for-profit businesses, according to interviews and a review of legal documents.

    Those cases, which together used $258,000 from Trump’s charity, were among four newly documented expenditures in which Trump may have violated laws against “self-dealing” — which prohibit nonprofit leaders from using charity money to benefit themselves or their businesses.

    In one case, from 2007, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club faced $120,000 in unpaid fines from the town of Palm Beach, Fla., resulting from a dispute over the size of a flagpole.

    In a settlement, Palm Beach agreed to waive those fines — if Trump’s club made a $100,000 donation to a specific charity for veterans. Instead, Trump sent a check from the Donald J. Trump Foundation, a charity funded almost entirely by other people’s money, according to tax records.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...c88f9c-7d11-11e6-ac8e-cf8e0dd91dc7_story.html
     
  2. Zaac

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    Interesting. Yet this man keeps calling Clinton crooked.

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  3. Benjamin

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    Even if true, which I doubt, probably just desperate attempts to even out the charges against Hillary, 2 wrongs wouldn't make this a right for Hillary. ...and Hillary's "charitable foundation" goes way beyond any standards of making a reasonable comparison between the two events.
     
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    I hear Jeff Bezos has an anti trust problem if Trump becomes president. No worries if Clinton becomes POTUS though.

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    Let's see. Trump’s foundation made a $100,000 donation to a charity for veterans and CTB wants that to be illegal?
     
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    Hmmm....

    Wonder why the Clinton Foundation isn't being investigated. The DOJ just isn't interested. Neither is the New York AG. Sounds a lot like someone is playing political favorites.;)
     
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    Jeff Bezos assigns 20 reporters to look into "every phase of Trump's life", and alleges a misuse of funds in 2007. If true, the IRS might fine him. :eek:

    Jeffrey is going to have to assign more reporters if this is the best he can do.
     
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    The DOJ - too busy trying to find Hillary's laptop and multi-thousands of her emails.

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    The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report.

    The $6 billion in unaccounted funds poses a “significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions,” according to the report.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/4/state-dept-misplaced-6b-under-hillary-clinton-ig-r/
     

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