Trump Foundation, trouble ahead for the candidate

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    The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold on Tuesday published a series of stunning revelations about Donald Trump's charitable foundation, reporting that Trump used foundation money to finance various legal fees.

    Trump had not made a single donation to his charity since 2008, and used money from others in such instances, the Post found.

    The cases, which together used $258,000 from the Trump Foundation, may have violated "self-dealing" laws that prohibit nonprofit leaders from using charity money for self benefit or the benefit of their for-profit businesses, according to the Post.

    "I represent 700 nonprofits a year, and I've never encountered anything so brazen," Jeffrey Tenenbaum, who advises charities at the Venable law firm in Washington, told the Post, later describing the details as "really shocking."

    "If he's using other people's money — run through his foundation — to satisfy his personal obligations, then that's about as blatant an example of self-dealing [as] I've seen in a while," he continued.

    Trump could be found in violation of self-dealing rules from the Internal Revenue Service, according to the Post, which could require him to pay penalties or reimburse the foundation's money. He is also facing scrutiny from the New York attorney general's office, which could find him in violation of the state's charity laws.

    'I've never encountered anything so brazen': Report details 'shocking' new revelations about Trump Foundation

    Between this and Trump University, Trump may find himself not worrying about losing the election after 8Nov16.
     
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    The Trump outrage du jour.
     
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    The press is now pursuing unlimited war against Trump for "why".
     
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    I don't think so. RWNJ traitors knows he lies every time he opens his mouth. They know he cheats and will steal from them. They know this because he has said so and because that's his entire history.

    They simply don't care. They love Pooting for the same reason they love Trump - he tells them what to think, what to do and because he has promised to take rights away from Americans.

    And, they're invested in believing the lies about Hillary.

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    The part of this that really bothers me the most is not that they are voting against their own country and that Trump promises to screw them over. Its that RWNJs are willingly taking their families, their CHILDREN down with them. Who does that?

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    Oh please.

    The media has given him a pass all along, just as they have harangued Hillary for NOT doing anything wrong. Its shameful but its also very much where our journalism is now.
     
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    Pay attention, luddly, because you are wrong on this. Media can sell a lot of advertising with this route.
     
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    I think it's called reporting the news.
     
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    Yeah....get back to us when they research the 2 billion dollars the clinton foundation recieved from shady contributors.....then they destroyed 2 blackberries with hammers, refused to turn over another 11, refused to turn over a State Department laptop, and used a high tech program to delete 30,000 emails...........

    Yeah...get back to us after they audit the clinton crime family.....
     
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    Trump is still better than the hag hillary.
     
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