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Trump University

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Talks To The New York AG Who Sued Trump University

It’s a tall task to get anyone to watch a late-night comedy show with special guest: a government lawyer. Unless that government lawyer is Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general who filed a successful $40 million civil lawsuit against Trump University. For Schneiderman’s efforts, now-President Donald Trump directed a characteristically ham-fisted Twitter tantrum @AGSchneiderman.

July 19, 2017
Colbert raps Trump's response to Hamilton-Pence incident

#EndorseThis: Colbert Raps Trump’s Raging Retort To ‘Hamilton’ Cast

Late Night host Colbert reviews the weekend’s really important story — that huge Pence-Trump-Hamilton Twitter feud — in a costumed rap performance, rhyming “aspersions” and “gay conversions.”

November 22, 2016
Trump, China

We Need To Stop Pretending Donald Trump Isn’t Good At This

Trump possesses a totalitarian genius for occupying our political discourse with the sort of bullshit that feeds his fame and appeals to Americans who feel victimized by change.

November 21, 2016
Trump University

The Absolute Best, Most Terrific Reporting On Trump University

President-elect Trump has agreed to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits from students who say they were defrauded by Trump University. Here’s a primer on the best reporting on Trump University.

November 20, 2016
Trump, Intelligence Community

Trump Due In Court For Fraud Case

While presidents enjoy immunity from lawsuits arising from their official duties, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that this shield does not extend to acts alleged to have taken place prior to taking office.

November 9, 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
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump formally accepts the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Judge Rejects Bid To Toss Trump University Lawsuit

The cases against Trump University have regularly cropped up during the presidential campaign. Trump was roundly criticized in May when he accused U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is of Mexican descent, of being biased against him because of the candidate’s pledge to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

July 23, 2016

Florida AG Decided Not To Investigate Trump U. Days After Receiving A Solicited Donation From The Trump Foundation

According to an Associated Press report from June, Bondi “personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump around the same time her office deliberated joining an investigation of alleged fraud at Trump University and its affiliates in 2013.”

July 12, 2016

Donald Trump Just Asked Judge Gonzalo Curiel For A HUGE Favor

“Undoubtedly, these videos…will be used by the media and others in connection with the presidential campaign,” read a motion filed on Wednesday night with Judge Curiel.

June 17, 2016

Fox News Joins Media Coalition Asking For Release Of Trump U. Depositions

Lawyers for the media coalition argued that the lawsuit “has become a prominent election issue” and that Trump himself had cited Trump U. “as an example of his business success.”

June 16, 2016
U.S. presidential candidate Trump speaks at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate at the University of Miami in Miami

Trump University Followed A Familiar Model: Scam Wealth Seminars

In 2009, Kathleen Meese paid Trump University $25,000 for a course in real estate. In return, she got no marketable expertise or business skills — just plenty of credit card debt. Her case shows that while Trump University professed to have trained dozens of successful real estate brokers, the business simply took students’ money without advancing their actual skills.

June 8, 2016
Mark Kirk Illinois Senator Republican

The First Of Many: Sen. Mark Kirk ‘Un-Endorses’ Donald Trump

“I have spent my life building bridges and tearing down barriers–not building walls. That’s why I find Donald Trump’s belief that an American-born judge of Mexican descent is incapable of fairly presiding over his case is not only dead wrong, it is un-American.”

June 7, 2016
Donald Trump

Conservative Media Struggles To Defend Trump And His Widening University Scam Scandal

What good is having a right-wing echo chamber if it’s not cranked up and blaring out a disciplined message during the presidential campaign? The conservative movement continues to grapple with that propaganda question in the wake of Donald Trump clinching the nomination, which has created deep fissures within the right-wing media and its historically united front.

June 7, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally to highlight POW-MIA issues on Memorial Day weekend in Washington, U.S. May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump Doesn’t Care What Mainstream Republicans Think About His Racism — But They’re Not Helping

Why does Trump persist with this racist crusade? Because he isn’t going after the mainstream Republican base, he’s going after the racists.

June 7, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves after speaking at a "Women for Hillary" event in Culver City, California, United States June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Clinton Opens Up Double-Digit Lead Over Trump Nationwide: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

The shift in support comes as Clinton steps up her attacks on the real estate mogul’s policy positions, and as Trump fends off criticisms of his eponymous university and the pace at which he doled out money that he raised for U.S. veterans.

June 5, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Sacramento, California, U.S. June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Trump Escalates Attacks On Judge In Trump University Suit: WSJ

Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had “an absolute conflict” in presiding over the litigation given that he was “of Mexican heritage.”

June 3, 2016

Cartoon: The Graduate

Your credentials are impeccable.

June 3, 2016

Flashback: How Fox News Let Trump Lie When Trump U. Lawsuit Was Filed

Trump and his real estate seminar business have been facing fraud and misrepresentation lawsuits for years, and Fox News was letting Trump lie about it long before he became a presidential candidate.

June 2, 2016

#EndorseThis: Trump Used Professional ‘Testimonial Giver’ In Recent Defense Of Trump U.

Will Trump U. be the scandal to finally put some kind of dent in Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency? Only if voters are telling the truth when they say they like Trump because “he tells it like it is” and “he’s successful.”

June 2, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in San Diego, California, U.S. May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Suckers For Trump Need To Believe

The Question: Why didn’t the trail of wreckage left by Trump’s failed businesses deter students from forking over as much as $35,000 for a class at Trump University? The Answer: They wanted to believe in a plot that favored them.

June 2, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the media regarding donations to veterans foundations at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Newly Revealed Documents Expose The Trump University Scam

A Trump University sales playbook included in the unsealed documents serves as proof of employee claims. The document states that the university “teaches the technique of using OPM… Other People’s Money,” and “how to leverage your tuition using OPM.”

June 1, 2016
Eric Schneiderman

Trump University Is Going To Trial

“As we will prove in court, Donald Trump and his sham for-profit college defrauded thousands of students out of millions of dollars.”

April 27, 2016

NY Court Allows Fraud Claim Against Trump University To Proceed

The claim is part of a lawsuit that accuses Trump and the now-defunct for-profit venture of misleading thousands of people, who paid up to $35,000 each.

March 1, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the debate sponsored by CNN for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential candidates in Houston

5 Reasons Why ‘Trump University’ Is A Complete And Utter Scam

Donald Trump might have to appear in court while he runs for president — to defend himself against allegations that a company under his name bilked thousands of consumers thousands of dollars.

February 29, 2016