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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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.

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"I represent 700 nonprofits a year, and I've never encountered anything so brazen," said Jeffrey Tenenbaum, who advises charities at the Venable law firm in Washington. "If he's using other people's money -- run through his foundation -- to satisfy his personal obligations, then that's about as blatant an example of self-dealing [as] I've seen in a while."

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Not only that, but he's rigged his charity to use other people's money....

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2016-09-20 12:16 PM | Reply

This suprises you how?

He's always been a crook.

#2 | Posted by bat4255 at 2016-09-20 12:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Dirty Donnie Deplorable: dastardly deeds done daily.

But Hillary got sick once.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2016-09-20 12:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The people who support Donald already understand that he is a thief. They've made that all right with themselves.

Makes you wonder if they're even capable of drawing a line with this man. Which makes you laugh at some other posts I've read that assert that the Republican Party is able (or even wants) to restrain him if he manages to get elected.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2016-09-20 12:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

So, my fellow political junkies. Time to consider how it is that dictators do manage to get into power.

If Trump gets elected, the man will either play the dilettante who sucks up all the glory (but none of the responsibility) while other persons (many of whom we will never be able to quite put a face to)rule in his name from day to day.

OR, Trump will just continue to be himself and if you don't see he doesn't already behave like some narcissistic Honduran colonel with goon squad fantasies-then you are ignorant, willfully blind, or a Kingfish as president is really what you've waited for all along.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2016-09-20 12:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The first question that popped into my head is.. How is Trump not being prosecuted or at least investigated for so many of these indiscretions? Almost immediately the answer popped into my head. As a Presidential candidate and the nominee of one of the major political parties (specifically the party who holds congressional power), Trump has effectively placed himself above the law.

Great work if you can get it!

#6 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2016-09-20 01:22 PM | Reply

As slimy as they get.

Release your Tax Returns Crooked Trump!

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-09-20 02:03 PM | Reply

Trump slime keeps oozing. What a corrupt douchnozzle.

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2016-09-20 02:05 PM | Reply

No Trumpeteer Apologists today? There must be a Hillary thread to piss on.

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2016-09-20 02:28 PM | Reply

"While Trump has refused to release his personal tax returns, the foundation's filings are required to be public."

And if they weren't, he'd be as forthcoming about this big, steaming pile of self-aggrandizing horsesh#t as he's been about his personal income tax returns.

With Trump, one must assume a crooked angle until proven otherwise.

#10 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-09-20 03:51 PM | Reply

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They will fob it off to "the left wing media" is out to get Drumpf. Finally the media is doing their job! Hopefully there is time to dig into the ACTUAL graft and corruption from fat old Orange Hitler.

#11 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2016-09-20 03:53 PM | Reply

Paul Waldman, a senior writer at "The American Prospect," asks: "Is Donald Trump Running the Sleaziest Foundation in America."

I'm not a historian, but I'm beginning to think that Trump may be a singular figure not only in the history of American politics but in the history of American commerce as well. There seems to be no area of his extremely complex financial life that is not infected by double-dealing, public lies, broken promises, or outright fraud....

And incredibly, the man who has done all this refuses to show his tax returns, like every presidential nominee for the last 40 years has done, despite the fact that he has business partnerships in dozens of countries which could potentially create shocking conflicts of interest between his own bank account and the best interests of United States foreign policy. He's not going to tell us what they are -- we just have to trust him that everything's kosher, despite the fact that we know with 99.999 percent certainty that there are troubling things in the returns that the public ought to know about before we make him the most powerful human being on Earth. Because everything we've learned about him up to now is so reassuring....

Perhaps there will be a few stories about the way Trump has used his foundation, and then everyone will move on. Perhaps people will stop asking about his tax returns, and he'll get away with keeping them secret. And perhaps the dishonesty, corruption, and fraud running through almost everything Donald Trump touches has become so overwhelming that each new revelation has lost its power to shock. If that's true, then shame on all of us.
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#12 | Posted by Doc_sarvis at 2016-09-20 04:02 PM | Reply

Yea this is because Trump is broke.

Also Trump said he would give 5mill to a charity if any one could prove Obama was born in the USA.

Now he says he has that evidence Wheres the money he promised????

#13 | Posted by tmaster at 2016-09-20 06:29 PM | Reply

Wheres the money he promised????

His kids are enjoying it.

#14 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-09-20 08:37 PM | Reply

And then there's this

www.cnn.com

#15 | Posted by bat4255 at 2016-09-20 08:45 PM | Reply

Funny what gets uncovered by members of the press previously banned from a presidential campaign press pool...

#16 | Posted by catdog at 2016-09-21 08:19 AM | Reply

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