Tag: Trump Tax Returns

Prosecutors Investigating Trump Focus on His Finance Chief

State prosecutors in Manhattan who are investigating former President Donald J. Trump and his family business are sharpening their focus on the company’s long-serving chief financial officer, asking witnesses questions about his dealings at the company, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The increased focus on the executive, Allen H. Weisselberg, could step […]

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Manhattan D.A. Now Has Trump’s Tax Returns

Tax and financial records that former President Donald J. Trump fought to keep secret for nearly 18 months have been turned over to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which is investigating possible fraud by Mr. Trump and his company, an official said. The voluminous records, including eight years of personal tax returns, were handed over […]

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With Trump’s Records, Manhattan D.A. Has His Work Cut Out

Weather: Rain, mixed with a little snow, around midday. Clearing later, but wind gusts continue. High in the mid-40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Friday (Purim). After more than a year of legal wrangling, it’s official: the Manhattan district attorney’s office will be allowed to access years of former President Donald J. Trump’s tax returns […]

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Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Bid to Conceal Taxes and Financial Records

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last-ditch attempt by former President Donald J. Trump to shield his financial records, issuing a brief, unsigned order that ended Mr. Trump’s bitter 18-month battle to stop prosecutors in Manhattan from poring over his tax returns as they investigate possible financial crimes. The court’s order was […]

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Trump’s Tax Returns Aren’t the Only Crucial Records Prosecutors Will Get

When New York prosecutors finally get to examine the federal tax returns of former President Donald J. Trump, they will discover a veritable how-to guide for getting rich while losing millions of dollars and paying little to no income taxes. Whether they find evidence of crimes, however, will also depend on other information not found […]

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Trump Taxes: Here’s What’s Next in the Manhattan D.A.’s Investigation

Early this month, Mr. Vance enlisted a prominent figure in New York legal circles, Mark F. Pomerantz, to help with the investigation. Mr. Pomerantz, a former senior federal prosecutor with significant experience both investigating and defending complex white-collar and organized crime cases, will handle interactions with key witnesses, among other tasks. For additional help, Mr. […]

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Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Bid to Conceal Taxes, Financial Records

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last-ditch attempt by former President Donald J. Trump to shield his financial records, issuing a brief, unsigned order requiring Mr. Trump’s accountants to turn over his tax and other records to prosecutors in New York. The court’s order was a decisive defeat for Mr. Trump, who […]

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Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Bid to Conceal Financial Records

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last-ditch attempt by former President Donald J. Trump to shield his financial records, issuing a brief, unsigned order requiring Mr. Trump’s accountants to turn over his tax and other records to prosecutors in New York. The court’s order was a decisive defeat for Mr. Trump, who […]

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Legal Pressure on Trump Increases With Judge’s Order in Fraud Inquiry

A New York judge on Friday increased pressure on former President Donald J. Trump’s family business and several associates, ordering them to give state investigators documents in a civil inquiry into whether the company misstated assets to get bank loans and tax benefits. It was the second blow that the judge, Arthur F. Engoron of […]

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Biden Wants to Raise Taxes, Yet Many Trump Tax Cuts Are Here to Stay

WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump has left the White House. But many of his signature tax cuts aren’t going anywhere. Democrats have spent years promising to repeal the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which Republicans passed without a single Democratic vote and was estimated to cost nearly $2 trillion over a decade. President Biden […]

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The Financial Minefield Awaiting an Ex-President Trump

And while Mr. Trump maintains a vast and devoted following among working-class supporters, they are not, for the most part, the future clientele of the resorts that became magnets for suitors seeking to rub shoulders, or win favors, from a sitting president. Even in defeat, Mr. Trump has raised more than $250 million in political […]

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Accountability After Trump

There are also powerful arguments against an administration investigating and prosecuting its opponent. No matter how strong the evidence or how independent Mr. Biden’s attorney general, it will inevitably look to half the country like a political hit job. Perhaps that shouldn’t matter, but from a practical standpoint it’s hard to convince Americans that the […]

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How to Reform the Presidency After the Wreckage of Trump

Now that Donald Trump’s time in the White House is ending, an urgent task is the reform of the presidency that for four years he sought to shape in his image and to run in his personal and political self-interest. What the those years have shown is that the array of laws and norms that […]

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Manhattan D.A. Intensifies Investigation of Trump

Employees of Deutsche Bank and Aon, two corporate giants, could be important witnesses. As two of Mr. Trump’s oldest allies — and some of the only mainstream companies willing to do regular business with him — they might offer investigators a rich vein of information about the Trump Organization. There is no indication that either […]

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As His Term Ends, Trump Faces More Questions on Payments to His Hotel

WASHINGTON — It was a month before Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, and one of his aides had a delicate question: Wasn’t there going to be a backlash when it became known that the inauguration had spent donors’ money at Mr. Trump’s hotel in Washington, even though other places would cost much less or even be […]

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Tenants Sue Trump Over Scheme That Drove Up Their Rents

President Trump will face a raft of potential legal challenges when he leaves office — from, among others, the Manhattan district attorney, the New York attorney general and perhaps the United States Justice Department. Now add to that Leonie Green of the Westminster Apartments in Brooklyn. Ms. Green is among a group of tenants in […]

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Trump Tax Write-Offs Are Ensnared in 2 New York Fraud Investigations

Two separate New York State fraud investigations into President Trump and his businesses, one criminal and one civil, have expanded to include tax write-offs on millions of dollars in consulting fees, some of which appear to have gone to Ivanka Trump, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The inquiries — a criminal investigation […]

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The Man Who Wouldn’t Concede

Bret Stephens: Gail, you sometimes write columns asking readers to vote for the worst members of the Trump administration. With that in mind, what are your candidates for the worst moments in the Trump presidency? His behavior since Joe Biden became president-elect has got to be in the Top 5. What else? Gail Collins: Bret, […]

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As Soon as Trump Leaves Office, He Faces Greater Risk of Prosecution

President Trump lost more than an election last week. When he leaves the White House in January, he will also lose the constitutional protection from prosecution afforded to a sitting president. After Jan. 20, Mr. Trump, who has refused to concede and is fighting to hold onto his office, will be more vulnerable than ever […]

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What Berlusconi Could Teach Trump About Losing

MILAN — Consider two men with the same background: real estate, entertainment, television, conservative politics. Same passions: adulation, flashy mansions, golden furniture, younger women, a perpetual tan, their own hair. Same strengths: cheeky charm, boldness, resilience, the intuition to offer themselves as a provocative alternative to an establishment that treated them as upstarts. Same weakness: […]

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What’s Next for Trump? Family Business Awaits His Return

President Trump’s tax records show signs of financial distress, he claims to have lost out on billions of dollars in income while in office and his eldest sons say the family business has forfeited dozens of potential deals across the globe. Now, denied a second term by voters, Mr. Trump may seek to return to […]

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Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim That He ‘Prepaid Millions’ in Income Taxes

As the Biden campaign has sought to make an issue of the $750 income tax bill President Trump had in 2016 and again in 2017, he has shot back by saying he has “prepaid millions of dollars” in federal income taxes. I PREPAID Millions of Dollars in FEDERAL INCOME TAXES! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) […]

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Biden and Surrogates Hit Trump on Taxes in Closing Argument

As former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his surrogates make their closing arguments in battleground states stressed by economic hardship amid the pandemic, they often focus on one number: $750. That’s the amount President Trump paid in federal income taxes in 2016 and again in 2017, a recent New York Times investigation found. […]

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The President’s Taxes: A Reader’s Guide

Over the last several weeks, The New York Times has published the findings of its investigation into more than 20 years of President Trump’s federal income tax records — information that he has fought to keep hidden in defiance of presidential tradition. That series of reports is the culmination of work that began more than […]

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Trump Has Made Selfishness America’s Credo

Back in the early 2000s, an academic named Robert Sampson did one of the better-known studies in urban sociology of the past 20 years, discreetly dropping thousands of stamped and addressed letters all over the streets of Chicago. What he was looking for, essentially, was to see which neighborhoods would be most diligent about dropping […]

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How a Century of Real-Estate Tax Breaks Enriched Donald Trump

Twenty-five years before he was elected president, Donald J. Trump went to Capitol Hill to complain that Congress had closed too many tax loopholes. He warned that one industry, in particular, had been severely harmed: real estate. The recent demise of real-estate tax shelters, part of a landmark 1986 overhaul of the tax code, was […]

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How Trump Maneuvered His Way Out of Trouble in Chicago

The financial crisis was in full swing when Donald J. Trump traveled to Chicago in late September 2008 to mark the near-completion of his 92-floor skyscraper. The fortunes of big companies, small businesses and millions of Americans — including the Trumps — were in peril. But the family patriarch was jubilant as he stood on […]

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In Trump Donations, Big Tax Write-Offs and Claims That Don’t Always Add Up

In President Trump’s telling, he is a committed philanthropist with strong ties to many charities. “If you don’t give back, you’re never ever going to be fulfilled in life,” he wrote in “Trump 101: The Way to Success,” published at the height of his “Apprentice” fame. And according to his tax records, he has given […]

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Biden and Trump’s Final Debate: Who Won?

Welcome to Opinion’s commentary for the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. In this special feature, Times Opinion writers pick the winner and then rank the victory on a scale of 1 to 10: 1 means a very narrow win; 10 means a blowout. Here’s what our columnists and contributors thought of […]

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Trump Records Shed New Light on Chinese Business Pursuits

President Trump and his allies have tried to paint the Democratic nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr., as soft on China, in part by pointing to his son’s business dealings there. Senate Republicans produced a report asserting, among other things, that Mr. Biden’s son Hunter “opened a bank account” with a Chinese businessman, part of what […]

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$421 Million in Debt: Trump Calls It ‘a Peanut,’ but Challenges Lie Ahead

President Trump painted a rosy picture of his financial condition during a televised town hall on Thursday night, calling his hundreds of millions of dollars in debt coming due “a peanut” and saying he had borrowed it as a favor to lenders eager to take advantage of his financial strength. In fact, the loans, and […]

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