Trump charity gave $100K to Citizens United for lawsuit against TrumpU investigating NY-AG

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  1. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    It bears repeating - Clinton used his charity to eradicate AIDS in Africa. Trump used his charity to avoid prosecutions for fraud.

    Important note: This $100,000 donation was the single largest donation Trump's charity gave out that year. This was not just another trivial, run-in-the-mill donation.

    Trump charity gave $100,000 to David Bossie’s Citizens United that helped fund lawsuit against mogul’s foe

    Donald Trump’s charitable foundation gave $100,000 in 2014 to a conservative activist group that was used to help finance a federal lawsuit against New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — the same public official who was suing the real estate mogul for fraud over the operations of Trump University.

    The size and timing of the donation to the Citizens United Foundation, an arm of the sprawling conservative network run by David Bossie, who is now Trump’s deputy campaign manager, could raise fresh questions about whether Trump has used his tax-exempt charity to further political and personal causes.

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    A review of tax returns filed by the Trump Foundation shows that the 2014 donation to Bossie’s Citizens United Foundation was by far the largest it gave to any organization that year, substantially exceeding its contributions to more traditional charities, such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (which got $50,000), the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ($25,000) and the Police Athletic League ($25,000).

    It was also the first time the Citizens United Foundation had ever received funding from Trump’s charity.

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    The Trump Foundation’s tax return for 2014 lists the purpose of its $100,000 donation as “general” support for the activities of the Citizens United Foundation. The Citizens United Foundation’s tax return for that year lists as, among its three major activities, its “legal research and judicial action program” that included “litigation support in defense of human and civil rights.”​
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Even worse, Trump doesn't even donate to his own charity. Much like his campaign contributors, he's bilking his foundation contributors.

    As or more crooked than Hillary.
    Clueless on policy and how government works.
    Insanity is voting for him no matter how much you hate Hillary.
     
  3. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Of course he has! His whole life has been about furthering his personal wealth and ego.
     
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    It's okay when the KKKLintons do it thought amiright?
     
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    Let me know when Trump starts paying for AIDS drugs for people instead of building casinos that go bankrupt and buildings with his big ol' name on them.

    And what's with the KKK? You really don't expect to be taken seriously when you write things like that do you?
     
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  7. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Is this supposed to be evidence?
     
  8. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Ah...okay. Less serious it is then!
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Donald Trump's only experience with helping the sick was when he cancelled his nephew's health insurance policy.
     
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    But... but... people hate the career politicians and want something different and not gridlock!
     
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    So Trump donated to Citizens United who just happened to be in a legal battle with an AG? Mmmk what does this have to do with TrumpU? How would a legal battle between Citizens United and an AG in anyway affect his case?
     
  12. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    It's just Trump being a vindictive dick.

    One would think the man who ran a self financed campaign and decried those taking money from others (which he now does), isn't a fan of the CU ruling.
     
  13. Robisan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Using your charity to wage vendettas against your personal enemies. I'm sure if this was a Clinton Foundation story you'd be all ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ too... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: x ~
     
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    The rhetorical equivalent of "Squirrel!"

    Here's what you don't get, Trump is corrupt and no amount of attacking Hillary Clinton, or digging up obscure nonofficial buttons—the lack of a union 'bug' means they weren't produced by the campaign—changes that.
     
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    I think if Clinton is elected, I'm going to start a web comic featuring Bill in a post-apocalyptic era, set 10 years after Obama institutes martial law to avoid leaving office. It seems like it would be his thing, given that post apocalyptic generally comes with scantly clad women. I imagine he would conceal a sawed off shotgun, using a saxophone case with a false bottom. Obviously he would leave a trail of corpses behind him including those of zombies, Green Party activists, and former Mossad agents, because no one crosses Bill (not even Uma Thurman).
     
  16. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    The thread title makes it sound like Trump is paying someone off in relation to the Trump U case when in reality it's completely unrelated, tons of people donated to the Citizens United campaign, it was extremely high profile and if you were planning to run for president you could say you got involved.
     
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    Again, why would the self proclaimed king of self financing and railing against those who take big money give money to CU which contradicts that stance?
     
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    Trump wasn't/isn't a political official so not the same as Clinton Foundation.
     
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    Because the CU ruling is not so much a campaign finance case, but a free speech case (correctly decided in my view). This is what the Left refuses to understand. The undergirding free speech foundation of the ruling has been lost by the droning on and on and on by the left about corrupt money in politics. That's not what the case was about.

    And remember, Hillary is benefiting from the ruling probably much more than Trump is.
     
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    I believe the right wing was behind this so if he wants to be the candidate of the right there you go. I don't personally believe that corporations are people.

    If your question was the thread title I wouldn't have an issue and it seems more relevant to what actually happened anyways. Bravo.
     
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    That's the best he had to offer. Sad. :oops:
     
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    Oh...you think the confederate flag is racist? Or do you only think that when it comes to Democrats? I've never seen you call @stroked out for his avatar.
     
  23. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    I was wondering the same thing. What a dilemma. ;)
     
  24. Robisan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Did I use the words 'paying off?' No. Because this isn't about "paying someone off." Paying someone off is when you give money (or something of value) to the investigator to change what they do. Like what Trump did for FL-AG Bondi and then TX-AG (now Gov) Abbott. If I meant to imply "paying someone off" I would've said so. Believe me.

    To be clear - the thread (and its title) are about Trump paying a third party (CU) to harass the investigator (NY-AG). Read it again. That's what it says:

    Trump charity gave $100K to Citizens United for lawsuit against TrumpU investigating NY-AG
    It's not my fault you didn't understand clear written language.
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    Ah, so it's OK to use your charity to harass your enemies as long as you've never been a political official. Got it. Duly noted. :rolleyes:

    Also, too, I guess by your logic former political officials who are now private citizens have different rights than other private citizens. Got that too. Duly noted as well. :rolleyes:
     
  25. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    The thread title isn't clearly written and you did that purposely to draw attention to TrumpU in a situation that has nothing to do with TrumpU. Citizens United vs AG has absolutely no connection with TrumpU.

    Also in the Florida case, Trump was solicited for donations, he didn't initiate whatever payoff scheme you are implying.
     

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