It’s almost hard to believe but it is true–Trump and his flunky son Eric scammed people out of money that the people thought was going to charity. Instead it went into Trump’s pocket.
President Trump’s charity foundation funneled $100,000 in donations meant for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital into revenue for the Trump Organization by using his son’s charity, Forbes reported Tuesday.
And it’s not the first time:
At a nursery school a year earlier, Trump had crashed the ribbon-cutting for the event aimed at helping children with AIDS.
Once he was onstage, Trump played the part of a big donor convincingly. Photos from the event show Trump smiling, right behind Giuliani, as the mayor cut the ribbon. During the “celebratory dance” segment of the program, Trump mugged and did the macarena with Giuliani, Kathie Lee Gifford and a group of children.
Stealing money from kids with AIDS . . . yeah, you read that right.
The big complaints we’ve had about Trump so far are that (1) he refused to divest himself from his private businesses, thereby creating a conflict of interest and a potential violation of the emoluments clause of the United States constitution; (2) that Trump’s team “coordinated” with the Russians in hacking the Hillary Clinton campaign and otherwise worked with the Russians to manipulate the presidential campaign; and (3) obstruction of justice (or in other words, trying to screw up the FBI’s investigation on purpose).
Today, however, we learn that the FBI’s investigation is far deeper than who talked to the Russians and when. We know this based on who is being put on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. We have Justice Department “fraud chief” Andrew Weissman. Weissman was the director of the Enron Task Force in 2002, which if you might remember brought down Enron and their shady accountant company Arthur Anderson. He was also “co-chair” of heavyweight private law firm Jenner & Block’s White Collar Practice Group where he “worked on a broad range of matters including ones involving securities fraud, antitrust, health care fraud and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.”
These are not experts on conflicts of interest and espionage. No, they are experts in fraud, white collar crime, corruption and illegal business practices. You build your team based on the game you are playing. And it appears the game here is fraud and corruption, and not hacking. This indicates that the investigation into Trump is far more serious than what games he played with the Russians to take down Hillary.
It’s clear that the Russians have significant leverage over Trump. We aren’t talking about pee-pee tapes, we’re talking about wide spread fraud and criminal activities.
Trump is repeating his delusional lie, obviously a racist attack against immigrants, that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election. Of those millions, Trump has made up another lie by saying that not one of those millions of made up fantasy votes were for him.
There were four documented cases of voter fraud in 2016. Three of the four were Trump supporters.
Something even more obscene? Trump’s chief strategist, treasury secretary, daughter, and son in law are all registered to vote in two states.
Voter fraud only counts if you don’t have white skin.