Trump pays IRS penalty for pay-for-play charity donation bribe

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  1. Robisan macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2014
    Speaking of pay-for-play charity donations, Trump can't even bribe legally... Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

    Trump pays IRS a penalty for his foundation violating rules with gift to aid Florida attorney general

    Donald Trump paid the IRS a $2,500 penalty this year, an official at Trump's company said, after it was revealed that Trump's charitable foundation had violated tax laws by giving a political contribution to a campaign group connected to Florida's attorney general.

    The improper donation, a $25,000 gift from the Donald J. Trump Foundation, was made in 2013. At the time, Attorney General Pam Bondi was considering whether to investigate fraud allegations against Trump University. She decided not to pursue the case.

    Earlier this year, The Washington Post and a liberal watchdog group raised new questions about the three-year-old gift. The watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed a complaint with the IRS — noting that, as a registered nonprofit, the Trump Foundation was not allowed to make political donations.​
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  4. Robisan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2014
    So net effect is Trump personally paid the bribe to Bondi.
  5. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    But it wasn't a bribe if Bondi was going to drop the case anyway.
    Just the same as the millions to Hillary weren't bribes because she was going to do all of those favors anyway.
  6. Robisan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2014
    Clinton Camp Hits Back At Trump's IRS Fine: That's 'Actual Pay-To-Play!'

    Donald Trump has been falsely attacking the charity run by President Clinton when it is Trump's own Foundation that has been caught in an actual pay-to-play scandal.

    While the Clinton Foundation has received the highest ratings from independent charitable watchdogs, Donald Trump's use of foundation money to donate to the Florida Attorney General actually broke the law. Worst of all, it appears the payment may have been intended to stave off an investigation into the sham Trump University that has ripped off unsuspecting students.

    Donald Trump has no standing whatsoever to question the Clinton Foundation, which works to make AIDS and malaria drugs more accessible, when it's been proven he uses his own foundation to launder illegal campaign donations.​
  7. Limey77 macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2010
    Hypocrisy at its absolute finest. What is this, number 2966 reasons why Trump is unfit to even be taken seriously let alone be president???

    The republicans must really be kicking themselves because they could have won this election. They just couldn't get over their childish bickering and their best candidate (very, very wisely) decided not to run. But had the republicans ran a Ryan/Kasich ticket then Hillary would be genuinely struggling rather than cruising the the largest victory ever.

    When will you learn?
  8. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Trump still hasn't learned that people in glass houses...

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