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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gave at least $45,000 to the campaign of Alan Hevesi, a New York state comptroller who later went to prison for his role in a pay-to-play bribery scandal, according to a Huffington Post review of campaign finance records.

Trump's donations coincided with a $500 million lawsuit he filed against the city of New York in the hopes of reducing his property taxes. As the city comptroller and later the state comptroller, Hevesi, a Democrat, played a role in evaluating and settling legal claims against the city of New York and its officials.

The bulk of Trump's donations went to Hevesi's campaign for state comptroller, a race Hevesi won in the fall of 2002. In the fall of 2003, by which point Trump had given Hevesi $35,000, the city settled Trump's lawsuit, a decision that would have involved both the state comptroller ― i.e., Hevesi ― and the new city comptroller.

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The city reduced the tax assessment for Trump's newest building by 17 percent and awarded the building a special tax abatement. In exchange, Trump agreed to subsidize 200 units of affordable housing in the Bronx. The settlement saved Trump $97 million in taxes he didn't have to pay, he later wrote in Trump: How To Get Rich.

Trump had donated small amounts to Hevesi during the course of Hevesi's decades-long career as an assemblyman and a comptroller. But the tens of thousands of dollars Trump gave between July 2002 and January 2004 had no precedent, and no postscript. According to finance records, after 2004, Trump never gave to Hevesi again.

During that same time, Hevesi began accepting bribes from a California businessman, Elliott Broidy, in exchange for steering state money to Broidy's financial management firm. Hevesi and Broidy both eventually pleaded guilty to felonies in the ensuing corruption scandal.

Broidy is now a major fundraiser for Trump's presidential campaign. He's also the vice chairman of Trump's joint fundraising effort with the Republican National Committee, called Trump Victory. During the time he was bribing Hevesi to steer him business, Broidy and his wife donated at least $126,800 to Hevesi's campaign war chest, more than double what Trump gave.

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"I've got to give to them, because when I want something, I get it. When I call, they kiss my ass."

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-09-20 01:23 PM | Reply

Smells like desperation. You should try using some deodorant and anti-desperant.

#2 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-20 01:41 PM | Reply

Leftists are outraged after a Texas parade float depicted Obama and Hillary sharing a prison cell.

#3 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-20 01:43 PM | Reply

I'll be back later. I have to post some stories about Hillary's health problems on the Internet and Facebook.

#4 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-20 01:48 PM | Reply

Trump's never ending list of corruption keeps growing ...

#5 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2016-09-20 02:11 PM | Reply

Smells like desperation.

#2 | Posted by mysterytoy

You always have.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2016-09-20 02:17 PM | Reply

"You should try using some deodorant and anti-desperant"

Sounds like your anti-depressant dosage needs recalibrating.

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-09-20 03:37 PM | Reply

Where's your daily tax return thread? I can't find it.

#8 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-20 03:43 PM | Reply

Hillary's eyes appeared not in-sync with one another, as the left eye looked to be cock-eyed and displaced, especially as she looked towards the left.

A montage of Hillary's eye-catching moments before a small group of Temple University students can be seen below in footage by The American Mirror.

Do you see Hillary's cock-eyed moments?

LMAO. Now she's cock-eyed.

#9 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-20 03:48 PM | Reply

Oh, lookie here. Talk about dirty deals. Breaking news!

Former President Bill Clinton and his Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) distributed "watered-down" HIV/AIDs drugs to patients in sub-Saharan Africa, and "likely increased" the risks of morbidity and mortality, according to a draft congressional report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

#10 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-20 04:42 PM | Reply

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Hillary Clinton has dropped 19 points with millennial voters in one month!

#11 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-20 08:55 PM | Reply

Don't count too much on the millennia vote.

They also were huge Bernie supporters on social media. But when it came time to vote. They were no where to be found.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2016-09-20 09:13 PM | Reply

"The question becomes, ‘how many people lost their lives, how many people found it was a false promise,'" asked Blackburn in an interview with TheDCNF.

The possibility that CHAI distributed adulterated and diluted AIDS drugs to Third World victims could shake the foundations of the Clinton charity and spark a new round of scrutiny in the final weeks of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign.

#13 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-20 09:19 PM | Reply

So when you hear how the Clinton Foundation does good work they always mention their distribution of AIDS drugs in Africa. Now we see the drugs were watered down and people died from them.

#14 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-20 09:22 PM | Reply

IT'S HAPPENING! Trump Is ONE STATE Away From Winning RCP's Electoral College Vote

#15 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-20 09:43 PM | Reply

Smells like desperation. You should try using some deodorant and anti-desperant.

This from the guy who posted 10 of 15 comments on this thread, all about the Clintons.

Moron.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2016-09-20 11:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This from the guy who posted 10 of 15 comments on this thread, all about the Clintons.

Moron.

#16 | Posted by jpw

So I guess it's ok for your people to bring up colin powell when talking about Hillary's e-mail scandal or bring up bush when talking about Obama but I'm the moron for making that same comparison.

Maybe you're the moron.

#17 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-21 07:31 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

So I guess it's ok...

It wasn't so much the deflections but the Niagara Falls volume of them.

Maybe you're the moron.

You're a trump supporter. You can't call anyone a moron.

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2016-09-21 11:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You're a trump supporter. You can't call anyone a moron.

Most newsworthy post ever.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2016-09-21 03:13 PM | Reply

IT'S HAPPENING! Trump Is ONE STATE Away From Winning RCP's Electoral College Vote
#15 | POSTED BY MYSTERYTOY

How are you so excited about nothing?

By the way. Here's the article you literally copied and pasted the headline from.

www.thegatewaypundit.com

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2016-09-21 03:17 PM | Reply

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