Tag: Trump Organization

It Might Be Unethical or Even Illegal, but Not if You’re the President

WASHINGTON — The rules are clear for nearly everyone who works in the executive branch: Officials are prohibited from playing even a minor role in a decision that directly creates a financial benefit for the employee or the employee’s immediate family. But those rules do not apply to the president and vice president, the only […]

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Those Foreign Business Ties? The Trump Sons Have Plenty Too

Last month, the Trump family business received approval from a local government in Scotland for a major expansion of its golf resort near Aberdeen, marking the largest real estate development financed by the Trump Organization since the 2016 election. In August, President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr., flew to Jakarta to help kick-start sales at […]

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Ruling on Trump’s Tax Returns: 5 Takeaways

On Monday, a federal judge issued a ruling that effectively ordered President Trump’s accountants to turn over eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns to the Manhattan district attorney. Mr. Trump’s lawyers immediately appealed the decision, and an appeals court temporarily blocked the ruling. So for now, the president can keep his financial […]

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Trump Ordered to Turn Over 8 Years of Tax Returns to the Manhattan D.A.

A federal judge on Monday rejected a bold argument from President Trump that sitting presidents are immune from criminal investigations, allowing the Manhattan district attorney’s office to subpoena eight years of the president’s personal and corporate tax returns. Lawyers for Mr. Trump quickly told the court they would appeal the ruling from Judge Victor Marrero […]

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Donald Trump, Globalist Democracy’s Founding Father

Nations of the world, take heed. There was a time, just months ago even, when a foreign country interfering in America’s elections would have been impermissible by law and unacceptable to the people. The rules of our democracy have changed. President Trump — who brands himself as a new kind of nationalist (without the historical […]

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Trump Organization Receives Approval to Expand Golf Resort in Scotland

WASHINGTON — Despite opposition from many local residents, the Trump Organization on Thursday received approval in Scotland for what will be the largest new company-financed real estate development project since President Trump was elected: a major expansion of its golf resort near the northeast port city of Aberdeen. The plans call for the construction of […]

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Federal Prosecutors Ask Judge to Delay Subpoena of Trump Tax Returns

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan told a judge Tuesday night that they are considering inserting themselves into a lawsuit filed last week by President Trump that argued he cannot be criminally investigated while in office. The unusual court filing suggested that the president’s own Justice Department could take a position on a sweeping constitutional argument by […]

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Trump Is Accused of Inventing Tax Return ‘Privilege’ to Block Subpoena

The Manhattan district attorney’s office on Monday accused President Trump and his lawyers of trying to invent a “new presidential ‘tax return’ privilege” by arguing that Mr. Trump should not have to comply with a subpoena seeking eight years of his personal and corporate returns. The district attorney’s office used the pointed language in court […]

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Trump Sues Manhattan D.A. Over Demand for 8 Years of His Tax Returns

A lawyer for President Trump said Thursday he had filed a lawsuit in federal court to challenge an attempt by state prosecutors in Manhattan to subpoena eight years of Mr. Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns. “In response to the subpoenas issued by the New York County District Attorney, we have filed a lawsuit this […]

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8 Years of Trump Tax Returns Are Subpoenaed by Manhattan D.A.

State prosecutors in Manhattan have subpoenaed President Trump’s accounting firm to demand eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns, according to several people with knowledge of the matter. The subpoena opens a new front in a wide-ranging effort to obtain copies of the president’s tax returns, which Mr. Trump initially said he would […]

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When Your Commander in Chief Is Also Providing Your Hotel Room

TURNBERRY, Scotland — The middle-aged golfers had finished their last single-malt whiskeys late one night this July, and the bartenders were closing up. Then a bus pulled up to the Trump Turnberry hotel on Scotland’s west coast with a load of new guests, several staff members said. The doormen, dressed in kilts with long feathers […]

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The Trump Organization’s Biggest Acquisition Yet

Last year, I proposed that Congress eliminate the risk of pay-to-play corruption posed by President Donald Trump’s sprawling business empire by nationalizing the Trump Organization. Only by placing the Trump family business in public hands, I argued, could lawmakers restore some confidence in the integrity of American governance. I’m now happy to report that the […]

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The Trump Organization’s Hostile Takeover of the U.S. Government

Last year, I proposed that Congress eliminate the risk of pay-to-play corruption posed by President Donald Trump’s sprawling business empire by nationalizing the Trump Organization. Only by placing the Trump family business in public hands, I argued, could lawmakers restore some confidence in the integrity of American governance. I’m now happy to report that the […]

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Air Force to Review Layover Procedures After Stopover at Trump Resort in Scotland

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has ordered a review of its procedures used to decide where personnel are put up during overnight layovers, after conceding on Sunday that the decision to place a crew at the luxury resort owned by the Trump family in Scotland this year “might be allowable but not advisable.” The internal […]

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Military Stopover at Scottish Airport Sometimes Includes a Stay at a Trump Resort

WASHINGTON — United States military personnel have occasionally stayed at the Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland while Defense Department planes stop over and refuel at the nearby airport, according to a person with direct knowledge of the arrangement. Questions about the overnight stays at the Trump golf resort emerged after House investigators wrote to […]

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Pence’s Stay at Trump Hotel in Ireland and Trump’s G7 Plans Draw Democrats’ Scrutiny

House Democrats, furious over President Trump’s continued promotion of his branded properties for government business, said on Friday that they would scrutinize whether two recent cases would violate the Constitution’s ban on presidents profiting from domestic or foreign governments. Two chairmen acting in tandem sent letters to the White House, the Secret Service and the […]

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The G7 Summit, Brought to You by the Trump Organization

The Doral golf resort near Miami has been struggling ever since its owner, Donald Trump, kicked off his bid for the presidency. In the span of two years, its net operating income fell by almost 70 percent. Maybe that’s why what passes for presidential diplomacy these days includes this pitch, made by Mr. Trump just […]

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Trump’s Signature New York Hotel and the Art of the Compromise

For more than two decades, the Trump International Hotel and Tower has soared over Central Park, a crown jewel of President Trump’s family business that features luxury hotel rooms and exclusive private residences just off Columbus Circle. In true Trump fashion, the hotel and tower are branded with the Trump name on three hard-to-miss signs. […]

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Manhattan D.A. Subpoenas Trump Organization Over Stormy Daniels Hush Money

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] State prosecutors in Manhattan subpoenaed President Trump’s family business on Thursday, reviving an investigation into the company’s role in hush-money payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to people briefed on the matter. The subpoena, issued by the […]

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Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim He ‘Spent a Lot of Time’ With 9/11 Responders

WASHINGTON — President Trump walked into the Rose Garden on Monday and signed into law a bill that would permanently fund the care of emergency workers who became ill after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He also revived an old claim that he spent time at ground zero alongside firefighters and police officers. Mr. […]

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