Donald Trump Took Your Money

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President Trump faces more campaign law violations.

Donald Trump Took Your Money

Forbes just published a story of interest on President Trump and campaign expenditures.

President Trump has already cashed in more than $1 million for his 2020 campaign without spending a dime, which means that Trump supporters will reply that’s what makes him a smart businessman while they get ripped off. But the issue is he keeps profiting from his donors and in return is spending nothing.

I’ve even written before on this issue when it comes to staying at Lago Mar where staff, Secret Service, etc. stays at his club at tax payer expense, including tens of thousands of dollars on golf cart rentals when the President plays golf at his own properties.

Trump’s 2020 campaign is renting out space at his hotels for room, food, etc.

  • Trump Tower Commercial LLC has collected $665,000 in rent according to federal filings.
  • The Republican National Committee has paid $225,000 in rent.
  • Trump Plaza LLC has raked in $42,000 in rent since of November 2017.

The Trump Plaza seemed to lack any sort of campaign activity and the journalist couldn’t find anyone to confirm there was.

The full story can be found via this link.

Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Twitter @mcatty_alex

 

No Deals, No Loans, No Nothing- Except More Lies from President Trump

“Oh! What A Tangled Web We Weave When First We Practice To Deceive” –  Sir Walter Scott, from his 1808 poem Marmion.

President Trump would actually know this if he read, but luckily for us, he doesn’t as his mountain of lies crumble around him and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation continues to push forward.

Let’s go back to the beginning with President Trump and his obsession with building a Trump Tower in Russia.

1- In the “Art of the Deal,” Trump writes, well he didn’t actually write the book but claims he did, that he had discussed with Soviet ambassador Yuri Dubinin of building a “large luxury hotel across the street from the Kremlin in partnership with the Soviet government.”

2- In 1987, Trump traveled to Russia to look for possible locations.

3- In 1988, Trump said there would be no hotel because “in the Soviet Union, you don’t own anything. It’s hard to conjure up spending hundreds of millions of dollars on something and not own.”

4- However, Trump returns to Russia in 1996 and announced a plan to invest $250 million in Russian real estate, and even told Russian politician Aleksandr Lebed that he was working with the local government and the mayor of Moscow.

5- Then in an investigation by Reuters, it was discovered that at least sixty-three persons had either Russian passports or addresses,  purchased almost $100 million worth of properties in seven Trump-branded luxury towers including in south Florida where it is well known that Russians own a lot of real estate and have for decades.

I even had one of my clients who was a real estate investor tell me that at real estate auctions, Miami is divided into sections so that the Russians (mob and oligarchs) don’t compete against one another.

6- Reuters pointed out that at least one-third of the units, 703 units in total, were owned by LLC (limited liability companies) which makes it easier to hide the identity of the owner(s).

7- Felix Sater who was born in Russia and claims to have done work in the past with the CIA, owns a company called the Bayrock Group and partnered with Trump by 2000 for a development deal  in Moscow. Sater no doubt is being investigated by Robert Mueller because Sater was the Russian sending Michael Cohen emails during Trump’s presidency for the Moscow Project.

8- In 2005, Sater found what he considered the right property, an abandoned pencil manufacturing factory.

9- Mini-me Donald Trump, Jr. at a real estate conference in 2008 said “as much as we want to take our business over there, Russia is just a different world. It is a question of who knows who, whose brother is paying off who…It really is a scary place.”

Yet, by then Trump Jr., Ivanka, and Sater had traveled to Russia multiple times, and in one email Sater says how he arranged for Ivanka to sit at Putin’s desk. Don, Jr. had travelled to Russia six times in eighteen months leading to the conference.

10- Trump Jr. also said “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets.”

11- The Miss Universe pageant owned by Trump was held in Russia in 2013 and Trump once again said he was discussing development plans.

“I have plans for the establishment of business in Russia. Now, I am in talks with several Russian companies to establish this skyscraper.”

12- Prior to and during the time period that President Trump won the nomination for the GOP, Michael Cohen and Sater continued talking about the Moscow Project and per Cohen’s testimony in court last week, he did so with Trump’s approval. There were even talks of a $50 million penthouse to be given to Putin for free.

Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Twitter @mcatty_alex

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