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Saturday, November 18, 2017

[Donald] Trump's inaugural committee was an ambiguous, corporate-sponsored force from the very start, led by its chairperson, billionaire investor Thomas Barrack, a longtime friend of the president's. Office spaces rented by the group were deserted for several weeks after Election Day, a source told Newsweek, as vendors from across the country were seeking permission to set up shop in the capitol on the historic day. Despite its lagged start, the committee nearly doubled the donations garnered for [Barack] Obama's 2009 celebration by placing zero restrictions on fundraising and collecting millions in funds from predominantly major corporations and wealthy donors.

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There's no way the committee spent anywhere near the $107 million it received in donations, according to the consumer rights advocacy group, Public Citizen.

So where is the money?

"When it comes to the missing funds, there's no good story to be told for Trump," Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, told Newsweek. "Either he wasted the money for his inauguration on the frontend, there's illegal misspending on the backend, or they're planning on donating the leftover cash to charity, but have been too busy and unorganized to follow through."

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The money is missing? Anyone on this blog knows where to go looking for it.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-17 09:52 PM | Reply

They spent it photoshopping people into the crowd pictures.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-17 10:01 PM | Reply

They spent it photoshopping people into the crowd pictures.

And gold plating the POTUS bunkers for when the Orange Manchild attacks the Shortfat Manchild.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-18 12:10 AM | Reply

Green fees can add up.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-18 02:20 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I love that the idiot keeps calling for people to investigate Hillary Clinton.

That's the sort of thing dictators in 3rd world ****holes do. It doesn't happen here.

Now that the idiot opened the door though everyone involved in the **** show he is putting on is going to be investigated for the rest of their lives.

That includes himself and his children. Their children as well, I'm sure.

#5 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-18 06:03 AM | Reply

Where you gonna get $25 million to buy off Trump University students you ripped off for a $100 million?

#6 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-11-18 07:10 AM | Reply

#6

The settlement was paid before the inauguration. But don't let that quell your conspiratorial mindedness.

#7 | Posted by et_al at 2017-11-18 02:36 PM | Reply

The settlement was paid before the inauguration. But don't let that quell your conspiratorial mindedness.

#7 | Posted by et_al

The settlement was paid by a man who said he'd never settle. But dont let that stop you from believing anything else he says.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-18 09:56 PM | Reply

#8

Start at the beginning, when have I ever said I believed what that Buffoon says.

BTW, wanna guess many cases I've settled where one or more parties said never?

Never say never and never assume.

#9 | Posted by et_al at 2017-11-18 11:39 PM | Reply

Knowing Trump, he probably paid himself a gratuity.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-11-19 04:15 AM | Reply

Grifters gotta grift...

#11 | Posted by catdog at 2017-11-19 07:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

well you see there's a series of off-shore financial institutions that specialize in "discretion" when it comes to depositors bona fides; or maybe some oligarch has put a down payment on a villa somewhere ...

#12 | Posted by b_al at 2017-11-19 08:49 PM | Reply

Sure am glad we got that corrupt Obama out.

Anyone check Hillary's pizza shop?

#13 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-20 07:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

726

Your dry sense of humor always make me laugh.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-11-20 07:43 AM | Reply

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