The Trump Foundation – A Cesspool of Corruption and Secrecy

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The Clinton Foundation is the target of never ending scrutiny by the alternative media, as they desperately try to find ways to discredit our first female presidential candidate. But conveniently the Trump Foundation has received almost no media attention, until now. Respected media outlets and independent think tanks are starting to uncover multiple accounts of serious misconduct and potentially illegal activity within Trump’s purportedly charitable foundation, and the investigation has only just begun.

When independent investigators decided to look into the Trump foundation, they were shocked and appalled by what they found. The foundation has been involved in numerous scandals, including personal use of charitable funds, illegal political contributions, and sleazy PR stunts that exploit the contributions of others to promote Trump’s personal brand. Since its inception, Trump has used his foundation as a personal piggy bank, spending money meant for charitable causes on vulgar items such as a giant personal portrait and an autographed football Jersey! Just this year, Trump had to pay a $2,500 fine to the IRS for making an illegal $25,000 contribution from his foundation to an organization involved in the political campaign of Florida’s Attorney General. Making political donations from a charitable foundation is a very serious crime, especially for someone running for the highest office in the land. In addition, Trump has spent more than a quarter million dollars of foundation money to settle lawsuits involving his for-profit business – a staggering scandal that potential prosecutors are still looking into. The most shocking fact of all however, is that Trump has contributed precisely nothing to his foundation since 2008, and yet he continues to take all the credit for his foundation’s charitable donations!

The debunked accusations against the Clinton Foundation pale in comparison to the dishonesty and corruption  of the Trump Foundation. And the scary thing is, these discoveries are only the tip of the iceberg! A number of more in-depth investigations into the Trump Foundation are currently underway, which will no doubt lead to even more illegal findings in the near future. We really need to ask ourselves as a nation, do we really want someone who is involved in this much controversy, as our President? Isn’t it time for a professional candidate with experience operating responsibly and competently at the highest levels of government? For any objective, unbiased American, whether Republican or Democrat, the answer to that question should be obvious – we need Hillary for President, as she is the only candidate who has the integrity to lead and serve this great nation, and give our children the bright and prosperous future that they deserve.

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There has also been speculation that Trump may have used his foundation to transfer American uranium to Russia. This is supported by the fact that Trump’s financial dealings with Russia are unclear and his foundation as of today has exactly zero holdings of uranium, suggesting a possible complete transfer to Russia.

Given this abundance of absence of evidence, Trump is a serious security risk for our nation.

And he called a Venezualan woman fat, showing he has serious issues with character, ethics, morals and temperament and is unfit to hold office.

MillionDollarBonus_

I have no doubt that Trump is secretly colluding with russia. The fact that he las left no trace of any dealings with Russia just doesn’t add up, and is very fishy. This needs to be investigated further.

trav777

His repeated failure to support all-out war with Russia (like his opponent) clearly shows he worships Putin and is a secret agent for the Russians.

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Yes, and it’s time in our nation for a woman to destroy Russia. How can girls have a healthy self image if only men can initiate nuclear war? If Hillary wins, young girls will hold their heads up high that they too can fight Hitlers and Putins.

trav777

He’s also neck deep in Saudi money. Trump in just the span of time since his spouse has been out of office managed to go from totally broke to a net worth of $200M. On a “public servant” salary. Nobody even asks a single question about this.

His charity has multiple layers of other charities, which have varying classifications and can be used to launder money from a donor to a recipient with proceeds siphoned off to Trump himself. You just take the funds in one corporation and transfer them to another. And nobody questions it.

Trump did pay for play at every turn in his public service career.

Would you want a man who called a womyn something mean to have his finger on the nuclear button?

Black Lives Matter

Don’t forget that he also said John McCain wasn’t a war hero. Trump is the definition of deplorable.

MillionDollarBonus_

Trump has shown that he simply does not have the integrity or trustworthiness to be president. As Robert De Niro said, Hillary has “earned the right to be president”, through over a decade of responsible public service.

The media has been grilling both candidates equally, and so far Hillary has come out unscathed, while Trump continues to make headline news day after day in scandal after scandal. If there was anything Hillary had done that was even remotely as bad as what Trump has done, we would have heard about it by now. But no respected authority has been able to validate any of the baseless accusations thrown at Hillary by conspiracy theorists and the alt right.

Black Lives Matter

Praise be to Allah for celebrities like Robert De Niro who put their careers on the line by speaking truth to power.

trav777

Agree. If the mainstream news doesn’t print it, or an accredited source doesn’t say it, then it literally NEVER HAPPENED.

CNN tells us we are fighting ISIS and Russia is the enemy- therefore, we ARE fighting ISIS and Russia IS the Enemy and we have ALWAYS BEEN AT WAR WITH EASTASIA.

If RT is showing something that you don’t see on CNN, for example, footage from Aleppo, or Tottenham, or anywhere else…they are lying and it is fake. CNN has Alicia Machado. THAT is what is important. Twenty plus years ago, Donald Trump called a crazy woman of color a mean name a couple of times…this ALONE should disqualify him for President.

There is no evidence that Hillary has ever done anything wrong at any point in her career or life, otherwise, wouldn’t CNN be running a day plus worth of coverage on it/her? Wouldn’t the FBI have put a criminal indictment recommendation before the DOJ? Wouldn’t the DOJ be prosecuting?

Unless you expect me to believe that the entire system is corrupt from top to bottom and that the media are simply willing accomplices to complete and total fraud, corruption, malfeasance, murder, and crime. This is America and we have freedom of the press and slow motion eagles and flags, FFS…

Black Lives Matter

MDB prints an October Surprise! This will finish Trump for sure!

MillionDollarBonus_

This is only the tip of the iceberg – journalists and think tanks are launching major investigations into the Trump Foundation which are expected to uncover decades of corruption and scandal.

Black Lives Matter

Yet the corporate media and the “justice system” refuses to prosecute him. This is yet another instance of the powerful protecting the powerful and is precisely why we need Hillary Clinton in the White House.

MillionDollarBonus_

Yup. It’s really sick that billionares like Trump can escape justice for horrific abuses of power, while ordinary Americans are punished every day for minor offenses like speeding. Hillary is the only one who can clean up this mess.

drb6

Please do not forget that Trump lies about his support for Iraq war, while Hillary has repeatedly stated that she is for or against that war, depending on the audience, thus demonstrating her flexibility, which is another reason why she should be elected. I would also add that Hillary’s attitude towards banks demonstrate her flexibility and adaptability – not everyone can bask banks in public, while voting for bank bailouts and receiving donations from the big financial corporations!

drb6
drb6

bash the banks, not bask – right wing keyboard sabotaged my typing

MillionDollarBonus_

Well I think the Iraq war is a bit of a distraction, because we had no choice but to take out Saddam given his connections to 9/11 and the strong evidence for weapons of mass destruction. But I agree that Trump is unfairly trying to score political points by pretending he was against it – Lester Holt let him off really easy on this one. I was quite angry that Lester Holt gave Trump such an easy time overall during the debate.

And yes, the ability to both work with corporations when necessary, while also defending the public against the special interests, is eomthing Hillary excels at.

Black Lives Matter

People just need to shut up and trust Hillary. Hillary has been in public service for over 30 years. Her accomplishments are innumerable. People also forget that a lot of the bankers who received bailouts are progressives. We need more progressives in positions of power.

drb6
drb6

Furthermore, the bailed-out bankers support re-election of progressives who bailed them out, thus creating a win-win situation both for our economy and political system!

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Hillary criticized Goldman Sachs so harshly in her speeches for them that all recordings, notes and records were destroyed. That’s how ashamed GS was. And the high speaking fees they paid to Hillary are reflective of that level of shame.

drb6
drb6

And the final straw that should make ANY progressively thinking person support Hillary for President is that Bush-senior has said that he will vote for her!

RationalInvestor

oh … i dunno …

anyone from the Bush Dynasty gives me the heebie jeebies.

drb6
drb6

me too, unless they do the correct thing – support Hillary for President!

Black Lives Matter

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is shutting the Trump Foundation down! Now that’s responsiveness! This piece is going to turn the election!!!

drb6
drb6

That is one quick, impartial, efficient policing! I am sure Schneiderman will be rewarded with a well-paid job at the transparent and fully law-compliant Clinton foundation!

Black Lives Matter

It turns out that posting on progressive websites actually works! I haven’t been this excited since the last Netroots Nation conference, which, as Hillary correctly observed about Sandernistas, I watched livestream from my parent’s basement!

We’re changing the world!!!

MillionDollarBonus_

About time! It’s amazing that the Trump Foundation has got away with this illegal activity for so long. So much for the baseless allegations against the Clinton Foundation – it looks like the legal experts are very clear about which foundation is truly corrupt!

drb6
drb6

I might add, “accredited” legal experts, and not some right-wind nutjobs.

trav777

Yes. Those same sources are telling me Trump took a tax loss. I mean, wtf, and he wants to be President?

REAL Presidents do not take billion dollar tax losses. Look at Hillary! She’s the EPITOME of success.

She has amassed a $200M plus fortune on a public servant’s salary in less than 20 years! WTF has Trump EVER done that shows that type of success and financial acumen?

The only way you could have done better than Hillary did is if you were straight up mud covered, pimped-out, selling access to everything CORRUPT and we ALL KNOW that does not describe Hillary or the Clinton Foundation. Or else CNN would have told us so.

jfb

Even if I’m confident that Trump will be prosecuted and jailed soon there is still some chance that Cruz get the permission to replace him rather than to let Hilary run unopposed. That’s why it is important for all of you to sign the petition to get reparations by executive order while Obama is still in charge:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/african-american-reparations-executive-order
I have already signed it 8 times under different names, it would go faster with a software to create names but all the programmers to whom I asked were whites and refused

RationalInvestor

Taxes are reparations under another name. White people work and pay taxes. These taxes are then distributed to various minorities and used for social-justice projects. It is time to raise taxes!

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