US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

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11 Jun 2019

Company part-owned by Jared Kushner got $90m from unknown offshore investors since 2017

A real estate company part-owned by Jared Kushner has received $90m in foreign funding from an opaque offshore vehicle since he entered the White House as a senior adviser to his father-in-law Donald Trump. Investment has flowed from overseas to the company, Cadre, while Kushner works as an international envoy for the US, according to corporate filings and interviews. The money came through a vehicle run by Goldman Sachs in the Cayman Islands, a tax haven that guarantees corporate secrecy.
A real estate company part-owned by Jared Kushner has received $90m in foreign funding from an opaque offshore vehicle...

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1 Mar 2019

How Trump’s $50m golf club became $1.4m when it came time to pay tax

Trump’s lawsuit in county court argues that the luxurious private club, which he bought in foreclosure for about $8m in the mid-1990s before spending what he claimed at the club’s opening event was another $45m in improvements, has been unfairly assessed and is in fact worth only $1.4m.
Trump’s lawsuit in county court argues that the luxurious private club, which he bought in foreclosure for about $8m...

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10 Nov 2018

Trump’s acting attorney general was part of firm US accused of vast scam

Matthew Whitaker was paid to sit on the advisory board of World Patent Marketing, which was ordered in May this year to pay a $26m settlement following legal action by federal authorities, which said it tricked aspiring inventors.
Matthew Whitaker was paid to sit on the advisory board of World Patent Marketing, which was ordered in May this year to...

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14 Jul 2018

US indicts 12 Russians for hacking DNC emails during the 2016 election

A dozen Russians were criminally charged on Friday with hacking and leaking the emails of senior Democrats during the 2016 presidential election campaign.Grand jury indictments against the 12 alleged Russian intelligence officials were announced by Rod Rosenstein, the deputy US attorney  general, at a press conference in Washington.
A dozen Russians were criminally charged on Friday with hacking and leaking the emails of senior Democrats...

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1 Mar 2018

Congress investigates Ben Carson’s housing department over staffing claims

Congress on Wednesday began investigating allegations that an official at Ben Carson’s department of housing and urban development (Hud) was  demoted for refusing to approve expensive redecorations to his office.
Congress on Wednesday began investigating allegations that an official at Ben Carson’s department of housing...

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6 Nov 2017

Trump commerce secretary’s business links with Putin family laid out in leaked files

Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is doing business with Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law through a shipping venture in Russia. Leaked documents and public filings show that Ross holds a stake in a shipping company, Navigator, through a chain of offshore investments. Navigator operates a lucrative partnership with Sibur, a Russian gas company part-owned by Kirill Shamalov, the husband of Putin’s daughter Katerina Tikhonova.
Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is doing business with Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law...

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19 Sep 2017

Trump in Moscow: what happened at Miss Universe in 2013

Investigators are examining closely efforts apparently made by the Russian government to pass Trump’s team damaging information on Hillary Clinton, using Trump’s politically connected Miss Universe business  partners as couriers. They are also looking into the $20m fee that Trump collected for putting on the pageant from those same business partners – along with extraordinary allegations about Trump’s private conduct  behind closed  doors at the Ritz-Carlton hotel during his 2013 stay in Moscow.
Investigators are examining closely efforts apparently made by the Russian government to pass Trump’s team...

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29 Aug 2017

Lurid Trump allegations made by Louise Mensch and co-writer came from hoaxer

Explosive allegations about Donald Trump made by online writers with large followings among Trump critics were based on bogus information from a hoaxer who falsely claimed to work in law enforcement. Claude Taylor tweeted fake details of criminal inquiries into Trump that were invented by a source whose claim to work for the New York attorney general was not checked, according to emails seen by the Guardian. The allegations were endorsed as authentic and retweeted by his co-writer Louise Mensch.
Explosive allegations about Donald Trump made by online writers with large followings among Trump critics were...

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28 Jun 2017

Trump lawyer’s firm steered millions in donations to family members, files show

Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal Jay Sekulow approved plans to push people to give to his Christian nonprofit, which then paid big sums to his family. Documents obtained by the Guardian show Sekulow that month approved plans to push poor and jobless people to donate money to his Christian nonprofit, which since 2000 has steered more than $60m to Sekulow, his family and their businesses.
Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal Jay Sekulow approved plans to push people to give to his Christian nonprofit,...

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17 May 2017

New fake news dilemma: sites publish real scoops amid mess of false reports

Louise Mensch is among a number of bloggers offering a mix of true and inaccurate stories, forcing readers to discern for truth for themselves. And Mensch’s post was difficult to dismiss outright because she and her co-author, Claude Taylor, had earlier reported a pair of details from the investigations into Trump’s alleged links with Russia that were later confirmed by major mainstream news outlets.
Louise Mensch is among a number of bloggers offering a mix of true and inaccurate stories, forcing readers to discern...

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27 Nov 2016

Clinton splits from White House on Jill Stein recount push rejected by Trump

The campaign’s general counsel, Marc Elias, said in an online post that while it had found no evidence of sabotage, the campaign felt “an obligation to the more than 64 million Americans who cast ballots for Hillary Clinton”.
The campaign’s general counsel, Marc Elias, said in an online post that while it had found no evidence...

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23 Nov 2016

Jeff Sessions accused of retaliation after claims of racism cost him a judgeship

Donald Trump’s nominee for US attorney general has been accused of bringing criminal prosecutions against a pair of black officials in Alabama as retaliation for their roles in derailing his nomination to be a judge. The officials faced federal corruption charges in the southern district of Alabama, where Jeff Sessions was the top federal prosecutor, after their allegations of racism caused the US Senate to deny Sessions the judicial appointment in 1986.
Donald Trump’s nominee for US attorney general has been accused of bringing criminal prosecutions against a pair of...

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