Earlier this week, the New York Times published a 14,000-word investigation that detailed the Trump family’s financial history. They uncovered calculated schemes to avoid paying taxes, which in all certainty amounts to criminal fraud.
As you might expect, this report by the Times put Trump in a total rage and he’s been even more defensive than usual since Tuesday as you have probably noticed on his Twitter page.
The Failing New York Times did something I have never seen done before. They used the concept of “time value of money” in doing a very old, boring and often told hit piece on me. Added up, this means that 97% of their stories on me are bad. Never recovered from bad election call!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2018
But regardless of his defense, he can’t deny what the was printed in the New York Times — the man has no proof of his innocence because he’s refused to come forward with his tax returns, and after this bombshell, you can be sure he never will unless it’s subpoenaed by the court.
Interestingly enough, that might happen sooner than we think, as just today — in an effort to thwart Trump’s motion to dismiss the lawsuits against his family and their foundation — the New York Attorney General’s office filed new documents alleging that the family used their foundation during Trump’s campaign.
According to the filings:
‘For more than a decade, the Foundation operated in persistent violation of state and federal law governing charities. The Board abdicated its fiduciary duties entirely, leaving the Foundation to operate without any oversight, and permitted Mr. Trump to use the Foundation’s assets to satisfy his and his for-profit companies’ legal obligations, to promote Trump hotels, to purchase personal items, and, in 2016 – at the direction of Mr. Trump and his presidential campaign- to promote Mr. Trump’s candidacy for political office.’
The Trumps knew exactly what they were doing was wrong, but they did it regardless.
‘Mr. Trump was aware of the limitations on political activity by not-for-profits: he signed documents under the penalty of perjury attesting that Foundation assets would not be used for the benefit of any Foundation officer or director or for political purposes, and he even campaigned for the repeal of one prohibition on using charitable assets to intervene in a political campaign.’
It’s interesting to note that Trump and his cronies have in the past suggested that a sitting president cannot be indicted because of the Supremacy Clause in the U.S. Constitution, but the NY Attorney General’s office claims that there is “no precedent” for such a claim.
Here’s to hoping that the New York AG’s office will test that claim, and do so very soon!
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