07 June 2017


Forbes magazine broke a shocking story yesterday (link here) with the headline: "How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business."

In brief, Donald Trump and his son Eric hosted fundraisers for children's cancer research at Trump properties and told donors to the event that all proceeds were being given to charity and that the Trump Organization would pick up all the costs.

But they lied to donors.

The Trump Organization was actually being paid $1.2 million from the proceeds, taking money that was supposed to go to sick children.

The Trumps also appeared to be padding the bill for their actual costs. As the article notes: "golf charity experts say the listed expenses defy any reasonable cost justification for a one-day golf tournament."

The piece notes that, if proven in court, such behavior would be self-dealing and misleading donors and thus a violation of both state and federal law with civil and criminal penalties.

It is known that a New York State investigation into Trump's charity activity has been underway for months.

And therein may rest the rainbow at the end of this tale: as President, Trump can try to obstruct any federal investigation and, even if prosecuted, pardon both himself and his son if he were convicted in a federal court.

But not in a state court. Even as President, he would be powerless to stop a state criminal investigation and he also could not pardon himself or his son, if convicted.

The pot of gold in the rainbow is this: one of the lead lawyers in the state investigation is none other than former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who Trump promised wouldn't be fired two months before he turned around and fired him.



    Yesterday we had the honor to host Mr. President Obama in Montreal and his speech was so refreshing and full of HOPE for USA and more, for the entire planet.

    It's such a shame that this «bandit», Trumpty Dumpty, took his place and is such a disgrace for USA and the White House.
    Not surprising that he is such a bully to lot of people in many ways.
    He doesn't have the greatness and gentleman side to be such a character in office.

    When you see Obama acting and talking in front of 7000 people that were amazed by him, we can only think that USA deserve more that kind of leader than this «moron» in place in office.

    Also, the meeting with Justin Trudeau in a restaurant in Montreal after his speech was another main event that proves how open minded and human is Mr. Obama.

    Montrealers were seduced and honored by this man's visit.

  2. Anonymous04:43

    Es increĆ­ble tanta bajeza.Amigo venezolano,Cucuta


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