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Trump Foundation
Tax, Taxes, Donald Trump, Ethical Dilemma

Donald Trump’s Ethical Conundrum

If Donald Trump fails to adequately separate himself from his commercial affairs, even his Republican allies in Congress must hold him accountable. Trump sought this job, and while he has made a show of breaking with traditions, he cannot break faith with the American people.

December 28, 2016
On Christmas Eve, Trump announced his foundation will shut down

On Christmas Eve, Trump Announces His Foundation Will Shut Down

A spokeswoman for New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman said on Saturday that Trump cannot shut down his foundation while the state’s investigation is ongoing.

December 24, 2016
Crony: Linda McMahon's family gave $5 million to Trump's foundation

Pay For Play? Consider Donald Trump’s Crony Cabinet

During the campaign, Trump shrieked “pay for play!” to defame the Clintons over and over again, without proof. But now he is doling out top positions in government to the patrons of his campaign, his businesses, and even his foundation.To Trump, a post in his cabinet is not a commitment of trust granted on behalf of the people, but a plum to bestow on any crony who once did him a favor.

December 11, 2016
Trump Foundation

The Trump Foundation Says It Violated ‘Self-Dealing’ Ban

Donald Trump’s charitable foundation said it violated a ban on so-called “self-dealing” by transferring income or assets to a “disqualified person,” according to a copy of its 2015 tax filings made public this week.

November 25, 2016
Trump tweets, Yemen

5 Ways Trump Is A Living Parody Of Conservative Beliefs

The exposure of Trump’s attempts to present himself as generous is invaluable, revealing a hollow man who represents the epitome of conservatism’s unchecked greed and exploitation.

October 31, 2016
Trump, Dictator, Media

The Trump Files: How His Huge Election Con Went Down

Trump has done a masterful job of selling an image contradicted by the public record including court and regulatory documents, his books and speeches, and more.

October 28, 2016
special counsel

Attorney General Orders Trump Foundation To Stop Raising Funds In New York

The “notice of violation,” issued by the office of New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, followed a series of reports in The Washington Post that suggested improprieties by the Trump Foundation, including using the foundation to settle legal disputes.

October 3, 2016
trump foundation

Trump Isn’t Sure Whether His Foundation Followed Charity Laws

Trump didn’t seem to know what was going on with his own foundation but was adamant that he did not receive any funds, personally.

September 26, 2016
Trump loves his rallies

Donald Trump Has Blind Trust Issues

Confronted with the recent Newsweek cover story detailing numerous potential conflicts of interest between his foreign business dealings and American national security should he be elected, Trump and his children responded with a litany of nonsensical claims.

September 20, 2016
privilege

Trump Jr. Interview Shut Down By Aide When Questioned About Trump Foundation

“Alright, that’s it –, ” a voice says. “We have to move on to the next one.”

September 15, 2016
Richard Painter

Former George W. Bush Ethics Lawyer: Trump And His Family Need To Cut Ties With The Trump Organization If Trump Wins

Richard Painter, the former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, says if Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes president, the only way to avoid serious conflicts of interest would be for Trump and his family to sell all of their holdings in the Trump Organization.

September 15, 2016
Trump Foundation

The Trump Organization’s Secretive Global Financial Web

A close examination by Newsweek of the Trump Organization, including confidential interviews with business executives and some of its international partners, reveals an enterprise with deep ties to global financiers, foreign politicians and even criminals, although there is no evidence the Trump Organization has engaged in any illegal activities.

September 14, 2016
swing state

New York Attorney General Opens Probe Of Trump Foundation

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Tuesday he had opened an inquiry into the Donald J. Trump Foundation to ensure the Republican presidential nominee’s charity was complying with state laws governing nonprofits.

September 14, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates and U.S. Senators Cruz and Rubio shake hands and talk at the end of the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines

Should Evangelical Voters Trust Trump? Cruz? Rubio? Not So Much

So how would Iowa’s evangelical Christian voter be served by those three leading candidates — Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz? If history has any predictive power, not too well.

January 31, 2016