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"trump inc" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"trump inc" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"From W. I see for the remainder of this show. Let's listen to an episode from the show that I co host Trump Inc. It's a story we did last fall, and I reported it from Ukraine. I arrived there just as the whistleblower complaint was blowing up. I went there to look at how powerful oligarchs were influencing the country and found myself in one of the biggest stories of this presidency. The campaign to dig up dirt on Joe Biden that ultimately led to Donald Trump's impeachment. Okay, so surely read it first. And then I could have peace. And this is Daria Callen Yuk. I met her last fall. When I took a reporting trip to Ukraine. I had planned to look at how wealthy oligarchs there were reshaping the government and society at large. I wanted to tell on you to tell me about her work at the anti Corruption Action Center or an tack, But almost immediately after I arrived, the White House released what it was calling a transcript of a call between President Trump. President Vladimir Dolinsky of Ukraine. I asked Alan York to read it with me. Mr. Give you a call and I was going to have a turn. John Cole will get to the bottom fit. On that call, Trump asks Zelinski to quote do us a favor, investigate his political rival, Joe Biden, with a bright orange beanbag chair and a staff of mostly young people. Yan Tak has the feel of a small start up. Everyone here not just aria is furiously digesting the document. So is that is it okay for the president of the United States? To have Attorney General of the United States to call the president of Ukraine. Tio discuss investigation Is that OK? Well, I'm not a lawyer, but I believe you are a lawyer. It is actually very astonishing to me. To see that. Something like that is happening in the United States from which we're trying to learn how to make democracy..

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"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

Trump, Inc.

05:28 min | 2 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Beyond personal plays along. She also seems to know exactly. What's up with a wink and a nudge? Trump has been making the press and the public complicit in his lies since forever. Take the two thousand seven launch of trump vodka a great tasting and. I'm very proud of the fact. Actually that I don't drink but you see what he did there too great tasting dot com. And I'm very proud of the fact that I don't drink but it's a vodka that people really like it you know it's taken off. Like the only place. Trump vodka took off was Israel where it was marketed. As Kosher for Passover an investigation by the Jerusalem Post found some trump vodka was not kosher And when they joined the trump organization trump's children also learned to spin hyperbole and deception. We have many projects that are actually selling. I talked forty units in Panama Panama. We sold it a five hundred percent premium anything. The luxury market had ever experienced prior to our entry when it comes to the trump organization misrepresentations were frequent now. Trump is doing the same as president since January twentieth. Two Thousand Seventeen. We have been documenting every false. Or misleading statement made by President Trump. Glenn Kessler is editor of The Washington. Post fact checker. He spoke with trump INC producer Catherine Sullivan in August. And how many Arab to today as of today so as of August fifth the numbers. Twelve Thousand Nineteen Kessler says. The PACE has picked up dramatically from about five lines a day to around twenty from the family separation policy. President Obama separated the children to voter fraud. Which is extremely rare. Vote many times not just twice not just three times and they vote. It's like a circle. They come back. They put a new hat on. They come back. They put a new shirt on and in many cases. They don't even do that. He tells defensive I never told Don mcgann to fire muller no collusion. No obstruction was a complete and total. Exoneration Andy Fudges seemingly inconsequential stuff. My father's from Germany Both of my parents are from the E. U Fred trump was born in the bronx father's German right was German and Born in a very wonderful place in Germany I so I have a be used to be. One lie could badly hurt. President trump repeats his lies like it's dare just announced they're expanding or building sex. They're opening up seven other plans. Steel is opening up a minimum of eight plants. Steel building eight or nine

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The Washington Post claims President Trump made 12019 false or misleading claims over 928 days

Trump, Inc.

03:29 min | 2 years ago

The Washington Post claims President Trump made 12019 false or misleading claims over 928 days

"Beyond personal plays along. She also seems to know exactly. What's up with a wink and a nudge? Trump has been making the press and the public complicit in his lies since forever. Take the two thousand seven launch of trump vodka a great tasting and. I'm very proud of the fact. Actually that I don't drink but you see what he did there too great tasting dot com. And I'm very proud of the fact that I don't drink but it's a vodka that people really like it you know it's taken off. Like the only place. Trump vodka took off was Israel where it was marketed. As Kosher for Passover an investigation by the Jerusalem Post found some trump vodka was not kosher And when they joined the trump organization trump's children also learned to spin hyperbole and deception. We have many projects that are actually selling. I talked forty units in Panama Panama. We sold it a five hundred percent premium anything. The luxury market had ever experienced prior to our entry when it comes to the trump organization misrepresentations were frequent now. Trump is doing the same as president since January twentieth. Two Thousand Seventeen. We have been documenting every false. Or misleading statement made by President Trump. Glenn Kessler is editor of The Washington. Post fact checker. He spoke with trump INC producer Catherine Sullivan in August. And how many Arab to today as of today so as of August fifth the numbers. Twelve Thousand Nineteen Kessler says. The PACE has picked up dramatically from about five lines a day to around twenty from the family separation policy. President Obama separated the children to voter fraud. Which is extremely rare. Vote many times not just twice not just three times and they vote. It's like a circle. They come back. They put a new hat on. They come back. They put a new shirt on and in many cases. They don't even do that. He tells defensive I never told Don mcgann to fire muller no collusion. No obstruction was a complete and total. Exoneration Andy Fudges seemingly inconsequential stuff. My father's from Germany Both of my parents are from the E. U Fred trump was born in the bronx father's German right was German and Born in a very wonderful place in Germany I so I have a be used to be. One lie could badly hurt. President trump repeats his lies like it's dare just announced they're expanding or building sex. They're opening up seven other plans. Steel is opening up a minimum of eight plants. Steel building eight or nine

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Andrea Bernstein

Longform Podcast

08:39 min | 2 years ago

Andrea Bernstein

"Andrea Bernstein she is the Co Co host of the podcast trump inc.. And she's got a new book out. It's called American oligarchs the Kushner's trump's and the marriage of money and power. It's it's about The trump's in the KUSHNER's in marriage money power take is what this book will not make you feel better about the world crate crate. As my experience reading it did not. I did not feel more optimistic. Afterwards is I do think though it is a large segment of the last year's media psycho. We haven't actually had anyone on. Who's just sort of gone? Full trump in their reporting getting except Maggie Haberman. Of course. Yeah well I mean the thing. Is She actually hasn't gone. Full trump in her reporting she has been reporting about political corruption corruption and business in New York. For years and years she was at the observer for a very long time and now is at WNYC and that's kind of been her beat so like her beat became on this corner national story in this sort of and then you'll hear about in the interview but basically I think right after the election she felt felt like I know this world that now is everyone's world and I have some Responsibility get in there and one thing I will say about the book which is also true. The podcast is I feel like Despite everyone in the world being on this story it feels sort of random a lot of the time time and the book really grounds what is happening and how Donald Trump became president in like decades and decades of family history the and New York history and tristate history and it was the first time that it felt like cohesive to me. Well you've answered in my questions. If you're looking to answer other people's questions maybe start a queue in a newsletter with mail chimp. They make it easy to start any Dang Kinda in a newsletter. You want You won't even have to start paying until a certain number of people subscribed so dip a toe dip that. Tell Jim now. Here's Max with Andrea Bernstein. Hi Andrea Hi so great to be here. Thank you for coming to do the PODCAST. Can I say that it's the thing that the trump team has most wanted to do was to talk with you. Well I will say that That's great and a little intimidating but There's one piece of that which is not surprising. which is that so I like emails a fairmount from people who think that they would be good guests on the podcasts Taylor like I you know who I think should be on the show is meek and I got a different one from your co host? Who remained said I think she'd have Andrea on the show? But it wasn't just like hey I think should have Andrea on. It's pretty interesting stuff. She doing he had a like a real like Tower Bernstein like the nine pillars. He didn't send that to me exactly would then I followed him and was definitely. We should do this and I was like. What do you think I should ask? And then he seventy nine pillars and it's rare that someone both nominates a colleague of theirs to come on the show and has such a like a a clear way of thinking about you've never met Elliott out of the blue. I just emailed me out of the blue and then put together this thing and I think it might help us talk talk about the book a little bit. The first pillar Bernstein is Everyone wants to help you. CEOS public information officers other journalists rival outlets people on the street. Anyone could be a source. That just don't know it yet. Your job is to let them know. Yeah anybody can be a source and it is. I mean one of the interesting things about reporting on the trump's in the Kushner says they seem so distant far off there in the White House but here in in this area the New York metropolitan area. Almost everybody knows one of the families and has had a personal experience with them so in many cases this is all I had to do was tell people. I'm writing a book and people said. Oh well I happen to know so and so and maybe so and so can help you so many people were afraid to talk to me so I wouldn't say that everybody wanted to help but it's true anybody could help. That was one of the questions I had reading the book which was this is among if not the hardest beat in the world. Lots of people are covering these folks. Lots of people are trying to figure out how Donald Trump's business works and I'm interested in how you get the main figures in this story to engage gauge with you when dozens of reporters are asking these questions. And then how you find the people who no one has talked to yet and then the third part of that question I guess is is like how do you find something new when everyone's trying to find the same thing so I mean one of the things that gave me pause was not an obvious thing because is one of the ways that I have covered. Corruption is by happily looking in the dark corners where nobody else is looking when we WNYC Z.. And when I started covering the bridge gate scandal with Chris Christie I had covered transportation so when they said that they had realigned the lanes to have a traffic study. I was like that is definitely definitely not a traffic study so I knew immediately. I knew immediately that there was politics and I had covered the port quarter therapy and I knew how to extract information from them so I cry. Let's go back. Yeah how do you extract information from the Port Authority so so one of the big ways you extract information from the poor thrice by showing up so you go to the meetings and you ask the questions but also I serve. They don't like to respond to freedom of information requests but the thing about the port authority is a state agency which is controlled by two governors. So in in any situation where there is a tension. Somebody is going to want to help you. Because they think it's going to thwart their other side so that is one of the ways that there were people who were unhappy with the way the other side was doing things that they would be willing to talk but then at the end of the deaths of everybody wants to talk especially when you're an honest broker occur and they understand that you're going to be fair about things so persistence is another thing. Just sorta hanging in there until people realize you're not going away and it's better to talk to you. visit potentially naive leave question but how important how big a part of that process is being able to suss out people's motivations that way and play to them. Well I think that you know in All journalism you're always looking for where's the oversight whereas the tension. Where's the places where people might disagree? So it's one of the reasons sway former employees organizations tend to be really great sources and there's a lot of people that really know how to work-linked Dan rea well and can find out everybody that used to work at a company and I. I don't do this so much but I mean like if I work with or they'll just call a list of people you get a bunch of names in the just call call so looking at those sources of tension is one way to extract information but anyway just to get back to your main question about some six everybody. Nobody else was covering it so it wasn't my natural inclination but also I did feel like I had a long view on this world and and also because I've been covering corruption in New York and New Jersey politics and also national politics. I had covered six presidential campaign so I just felt like I knew to all the elements of this particular world so I thought okay. Even though a lot of people are looking at it I need to look at it because I have a perspective on it. That is is not precisely the same as anybody else's so that was one reason why I thought I should do it. Even though it's a sandbox at everybody is playing in but one of the things that I really discovered as I went along is that most people don't read things multiple Arabi things very quickly so you can find out so many things by reading up to the end.

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"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

Trump, Inc.

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

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"trump inc" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Said he ordered a review of military aid to Ukraine because he was concerned about corruption to my mind that is really upside down world I'm Tansy Nevada and today on the takeaway for October second will untangle the ties between president trump and Ukraine to learn more about the impeachment crisis Also on the show a friend's tribute to Jamal Kashogi one year after his death plus Musician Robbie Robertson looks back on his decades long career Tori with Opt Dylan and playing in the band we've played music and eventually had to say the world is wrong where right this is good and I don't care what anybody says start in Ukraine right now as house Democrats move ahead with their impeachment inquiries and the president trump the executive branch is pushing back last week secretary of State Mike Pompeo was subpoenaed by the heads of three House committees seeking any comments that might illuminate allegations that the president improperly pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden in response to a request from House Democrats to depose five State Department officials who may have witnessed wrongdoing pompeo struck a defiant tone accusing Democrats of bullying and intimidation we will of course do our constitutional duty to cooperate with this co equal branch and we won't tolerate folks on Capitol Hill bullying intimidating state department employees that's unacceptable at a press conference in Rome earlier today Secretary Pompeii Oh doubled down before confirming reports that he had been on the July Twenty Fifth Phone Call decisively what the American policy with respect to Ukraine it's been remarkably consistent and we will continue to try to drive.

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"trump inc" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:32 min | 3 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on KQED Radio

"That the president cannot block House Democrats from obtaining records, held by the accounting firm. Czars, USA President Trump's lawyers are appealing that decision. And while the president is also likely to appeal the deutchebanks ruling both decision signal that this may be a legal fight that the president cannot win. Andrea Bernstein was in the district court on Wednesday when the door Bank ruling was issued. She senior editor for WNYC at host of the Trump Inc podcast. Great to be with you Andrea. Hey, great to be takeaway, as always. Thank you. We every we were just saying this is a nonstop moving story. You. Were in the courtroom. Why did the judge determine that President Trump cannot block the second subpoena? Well, essentially what he said is he has no constitutional right to do. So. And this was not a great area. What happened was it was scheduled for oral arguments, so that Trump lawyers made their arguments, and what they said is this is outrageously broad. It's an invasion of privacy and then lawyers for the house Representative stood up and they said, no, no, no. This is completely within our purview. We need to understand these things where looking into the president's finances. We're looking into money laundering. We're looking into the long strange history of the Trump family relationship with what you make. And we have the right to do this. So then there was a break. And then the judge came back and said, I have a forty five page ruling and his essentially congress has a right to look at these things. It is clear under the case law. It is clear under the constitution. And these subpoenas are valid now the documents that the Democrats are requesting from deutchebanks and Capital One. What are they asking for what exactly do they wanna find out? So this is really interesting. And we haven't episode right now are Trump Inc podcast, that just dropped and it goes over a very long, and very strange relationship, that Trump has had with Deutsche Bank Trump borrowed over two billion dollars from the Bank over the course of two decades. At one point he defaulted on over six hundred million dollars worth of loans, and then he sued the Bank and acrimonious history. And then Trump comes back in and he goes to another division of the Bank, and they start funding a number of deals for the Durrell golf course for the post office in Washington that we took a really close. Look at and the deals are strange. They don't seem to financially add up, when you say they don't financially. Add up. What does that mean? Exactly. Even Michael Cohen, testified about Deutsche Bank and the relationship with Donald Trump. So what does it mean when they don't add up, so there are a lot of different aspects? What Michael Cohen was saying is that Trump misrepresented his assets to the Bank, which is a crime in and of itself. And in fact, one of the reasons why Michael Cohen is now in jail. The other loans, though, raise questions about whether the Bank was overly generous, whether they gave too much money to Donald Trump. And what is so strange? Is that parallel to these deals with Trump? So not involving Trump at the exact same time. Go at your Bank was fined over six hundred million dollars for allowing ten billion dollars essentially to be laundered out of Russia. So that's going on. Right. The same time period where all of these strange deals with Trump. Are going on now. We don't know if they're related. We can't see all the documents. But that's what congress is looking for one of the arguments that the president's legal team made is that the request that the Democrats have in the subpoenas in are asking for records of Donald Trump's family members. Where does that stand? So this was really interesting because the lawyer for the house or stood up and sort of broke the fourth wall a little bit and middle of his argument. He was he said, oh, come on your honor. We know that when you want to do a illicit financial deal you put a company in the name of your children. Maybe your grandchildren. This is how not necessarily the Trump's, but this is how financial crooks work. So in order for us to understand these deals, we need to understand all these relationships and I should say that underpinning, this all Trump as we know did not divest from his family company and what? That means is that his family company's business is now the whole country's business because it could be affecting policy decisions. We just don't know, we do know that Robert Muller, subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for records related to Donald Trump and his business dealings. What do we know? I mean, does that mean that that Muller had access to the documents that the Democrats want? So we don't actually know that and it's interesting because there was a report that, that had happened. And after the report came out, according to the mall report, the president was extremely upset, and this is one of the moments in which he tried to have his White House counsel or then White House counsel, Don Mcgann fire Muller. Now from what we can tell from reading them all report. He did not look into President Trump's financial business. He really did not go down the road of looking into his relationship with. OH a Bank, there's a long section involving the Trump Tower Moscow, but not so much on this, and one of the things that the house has been saying, we are looking at this, because we need to understand things that Robert Mueller did not look at, and he should have looked at this, because this could be the thing that Trump was worried about coming out could be now Deutsche Bank has said it will comply. I'm not sure how much of a choice, the Bank has in in order to not comply. But what happens next, so it was really interesting in the court hearing yesterday because the lawsuit is Trump v Deutsche Bank, and it's done Trump Yvonne ca Trump, Eric Trump, Donald Trump junior and several of their business entities suing deutchebanks to say to your Bank. You cannot comply with the subpoena in the courtroom Deutsche Bank and capital. One silent not a word. The argument was between Trump and the house of representatives. They said. Prior to the time of the lawsuit after the lawsuit and essentially yesterday, we will cooperate. We're ready to cooperate with any subpoenas that you have in court. The Trump lawyer after the judges really unambiguous ruling said we asked for a stay that which means it wouldn't go into effect. The subpoenas would not be valid and the judge said, no these subpoenas are valid. So as of the time of the ruling they're valid. But what happened in the other case this week is that the Trump was went into court, and they said, we are going to appeal this, and we're going to ask for a stay of the ruling so happens that way. And the judge said to the Trump lawyer well, are you going to be appealing this, and the lawyer said, well, I haven't spoken to my client, but it's a safe bet. Andrea Bernstein is a senior editor for WNYC and host of the Trump Inc podcast. Thank you so much. Andrea. Thank you. And everyone subscribe to Trump Inc..

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It's Been an Interesting Year for Deutsche Bank

Trump, Inc.

11:49 min | 3 years ago

It's Been an Interesting Year for Deutsche Bank

"The head of Japan Christian seven did an interview with the Houston business editor at the German newspaper did site. The two were speaking at a reception at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. You wanted to become a journalist of all profuse Heusen, the newspaper, man, asking the banker if you were a journalist, how would you report on Deutsche Bank today? So in a nutshell what you, right? The Deutsches CEO is taken aback. He fumbles for a moment. I would say Deutsche Bank is the most significant self-help story, the financial industry. That's how the detailed editor doesn't really want to talk about self help sometimes with Dutch makes the case that just it seems to get better. There is another problem like in, in November when things really looked up and then all of a sudden stated Tony's came in search dodger Bank headquarters under the suspicion that Dutch was involved in in Monday, laundering activities. What was your first thought? In a nutshell. A few months earlier, the German police had raided the bank's Frankfurt headquarters. No. Of course at that point in time. It's it's disappointing not disappointing. You know, personally for me, but being subject to investigations and regulatory actions has become the new normal for Bank in recent years. The Bank has been fine billions of dollars for lax controls on everything from laundering Russian money to violating sanctions against Iran, Libya. And Sudan, somehow you life is tainted by pest how with the constant uncertainty that something is light pop up. You know, I think that makes live really interesting, right? I mean. That's life has become very interesting for deutchebanks. In a recent portfolio congress reveal that has been asking for detailed records of frump family business interactions with Deutsche Bank in the file in congress said straight out, it's investigating the relationship for possible money laundering, illicit financial deals fraud and foreign influence in the two thousand sixteen elections. By its own admission. Deutsche Bank has a history of serious compliance. Deficiencies when it comes to global money laundering in the very recent past. Now comes a new revelation from the New York Times deutchebanks own anti money laundering experts flagged multiple suspicious transactions, they were as recent as twenty sixteen and twenty seventeen and involved Trump's business and the one formerly run by his son in law, Jared Kushner among the transactions one, we're money had moved from Kushner companies to Russian individuals. The times wrote that deutchebanks money laundering experts were so concerned they wanted to report these transactions to the US treasury, but supervisors refused to do so. Carrie McCue, deutchebanks spokeswoman said in a statement alert dispositions by investigators undergo a higher level review by qualified staff. Transaction monitoring castle wide net and not all alerts will result in esscalation. She added we take responsibility for compliance very seriously. And that the Bank has increased our anti financial crime, staff and enhanced its controls in recent years. A spokesperson for the Trump organization emailed, the statement, this story is absolute nonsense. We have no knowledge of any flagged transactions with Deutsche Bank. In fact, we have no operating accounts with Deutsche Bank, we sent questions to the Kushner companies, the White House Trump's private banker and lawyers for the Trump's in Jared Kushner, the White House did not have comment. The others didn't respond. Meanwhile, the investigations pile up those Pena's were sent a multiple financial institutions including Georgia Bank, the house, intelligence and financial services committees are hoping to get information on loans. The German Bank gave a to the Trump and Trump organization and vicious presidential harassment. This is all these people do ever Trump earlier today and FOX and friends calling it harassment is the Trump family and the organization, sue deutchebanks and Capital, One two blocks of Pena's. So we've issued subpoenas into your Bank, and we are collecting a lot of the documents that we had requested. And we are reviewing I can only tell you that the investigation came about as the result of the testimony, Michael going. Hello, and welcome to Trump Inc podcast from WNYC, and propublica that digs deep into the secrets of the Trump family business. I'm Andrea Bernstein today on the show Trump and his family's relationship with Georgia Bank, a Bank with a history of problems. They were laundering money for wealthy Russians and people connected to Putin in the Kremlin in a variety of ways for almost the exact time period that they were doing business with Donald Trump. This is David enrich, the finance editor of the New York Times, and all of that money through DOJ Bank was being channeled through the same exact legal entity in the US that was handling the Donald Trump relationship in the us. And so there are a lot of coincidences here. There's a lot of smoke. I have not found any fire, but unfortunately, I do not possess subpoena power. We're going to walk you through all that smoke. Trump Inc, is an open investigation. So we're just going to say wait now. We're still not sure what this all adds up to. What we do know Trump right now about three hundred and fifty million dollars to your Bank more than he does any other financial institution. And so much is happening regarding the Bank so fast. But we decided to lay out what we've learned by digging into Trump's financial deals with the Bank and why his recent loans, raise so many questions questions raised by congress. The new York Attorney General and the bank's own employees. Let's get to know Deutsche Bank it likes to think of itself as a cousin of other global institutions like J, P Morgan Chase or Citi group, but Deutsches recent history, sets it apart from its competitors after the global financial crisis in two thousand eight Deutsche Bank, like all banks was under financial pressure. At the same time, there was more and more wealth, building in Russia and Russians wanted to get it out of the country. Maybe they earned it illegally. Maybe they were just scared that, if they kept their money in Russia, Vladimir Putin would have it seized banks are supposed to run checks to make sure they're not helping criminals move dirty money, and New York state regulators found deutscher didn't do that between two thousand eleven and two thousand fifteen the Bank improperly and covertly helped usher, ten billion dollars out of Russia and into London and New York and it got caught. We spoke to the woman. Man who did the catching my name is Maria Vullo? And I was the superintendent of financial services from early two thousand sixteen through February one of two thousand nineteen, she oversaw banking, and insurance in New York state, just after Trump was inaugurated Vullo signed a consent order with, which a Bank in it Deutsche acknowledged it had allowed bad actors to achieve improper ends. This consent order addresses the man had serious compliance. Deficiencies that spanned deutchebanks global empire. These flaws allowed a corrupt group of Bank traders offshore entities to improperly and covertly transfer more than ten billion dollars out of Russia by conscripting Deutsche Bank operations in Moscow London and New York to their improper purpose. Deutsche Bank paid over six hundred million dollars in penalties in New York, and in the UK and said it would address its deficiencies. Here's how the corrupts game worked it began in Moscow with an order by a shell company to buy a specific amount of stock, but the buyer, one asked for a particular company stock just the amount. They wanted to spend investigators found some prettiest Pacific emails like this one I have a billion ruble today. Misspelled, by the way ruble. But will you be able to find a security for this size? So then what would happen the same day, which a Bank made up Murchison in Moscow, it would make a sale in London of the same amount of stock the trades. Mirrored each other for that reason, they're called mirror trades, ten billion dollars were moved in this way rubles to pound two dollars, possibly dirty money going in clean money coming out. If you're a Bank, you're supposed to have systems in place to prevent trades like this, because it makes it easy for criminals to wash their money through the. Mancial system. So, yes, there was a supervisor on the Moscow desk, which appeared to have been paid a bribe or some other undisclosed compensation to facilitate the schemes employees complained. They were pushed off. No one did anything even when another bag asked which Bank is something going on here. Deutsche Bank responded, essentially, no, no problems here. Instead, they should have elevated the concerns. Yes, and should have raised a red flag again, and we're looking at issues, like know your customer, looking at who these counterparties are, and who's behind the counterparties, if one was going to actually do the proper KYC process, KYC know your customer, this is key underpinning of the financial system away to keep the money launderers terrorists, and other crooks out, or somebody comes to the Bank, who is this person Deutsche Bank, did not have a central? Is know your customer system and its Moscow office Deutsche Bank, had one person as head of compliance, head of legal and anti money laundering, all at the same time, and you certainly need more than one person who is doing three jobs to actually have an effective compliance system. I mean staffing for compliance is essential. And this was woefully inadequate. New York regulators were not able to track them the actual people behind the ten billion dollars in suspicious transactions. And so a very big question remains. What was the reason behind the because money was exchanged, why we still don't know. There's no evidence, these mirror trade deals, involve Trump were telling you about them because in the words of New York regulators, serious compliance deficiencies at the Bank spanned deutchebanks global empire during the same period. Donald Trump was borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars. And because congress is taking a closer look, according to a legal brief fits investigating. Whether Deutsche Bank is doing enough to stop schemes like mirror trading. The brief says this is important in determining the volume of illicit funds that may have flowed through the Bank and whether any touched the accounts, held there by Mr. Trump his family or business.

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"trump inc" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:05 min | 3 years ago

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"I'm Rachel Martin in Washington DC, and I'm David Greene in Culver City, California. So there were all the headlines from special counsel, Robert Muller's report right no conspiracy with Russia. President Trump not exonerated buried inside. The report or some oddities like a thirty thousand dollar jar of caviar. That's right. VR? It's one thing team at Trump Inc. Caught that's the podcast from WNYC. And pope publica they've been looking at the impact this report could have on the president's business empire. And we're joined by Ilya marritz from Trump Inc. Titania good morning. So a lot to chew on this report. You guys really looking at the business and goals and Trump's businesses, but what exactly caught your attention? Yeah. Well, when Robert Muller got started. There was a lot of speculation that he was going to look at Donald Trump's tax returns or maybe his loans from Deutsche Bank in the end the thing that Robert Mueller has the most to say about involving the Trump organization is this project called Trump Tower Moscow. Donald Trump wanted for many years to build a big tower in Moscow and during the campaign actually, starting his earliest twenty fifteen his people, particularly Michael Cohen were very involved in an effort to find a site find a partner and begin building. What's fascinating in Robert Muller's narrative is the way. The campaign takes off at the same time that this effort to build a Trump Tower Moscow is also taking off. In addition. We see for the first time, you know, a lot of the details. Here had been reported other places, but Muller brings it together in a narrative that makes sense. And we learned for the first time that there was quite a bit of outreach from highly placed Russians to the Trump organization saying we can offer help. But the the president has always maintained like he was still allowed to do business. This was another business project. I mean, but so many questions here because of the country. What's happening Russia did Muller make ties and way that makes something seem? Like, it shouldn't have been happening illegal or just sort of circumstantial stuff. There's just a lot of questionable stuff, for example. When Michael Cohen was looking into traveling to Russia. He would need an invitation actually to get there. We'll so he was talking with a sanctioned Russian Bank actually with the Bank who was one of whose major shareholders had been expelled from the United States. He was guilty of felonies here. So again, and again, we see very irregular and unusual activity and not only irregular unusual, but also concealed from the American people. You'll remember in one of the debates Donald Trump said he had no business in Russia. We now know that that was definitely not true that Trump Tower Moscow was not cancelled until after the election and after Donald Trump had one. Yeah. The timing. It was going on longer than than than they were suggesting what about the caviar. Yes, the caviar. So Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had a message. Exchange with a Russian Ukrainian named Constantine Kalinic during the twenty sixteen campaign included, the phrase black caviar actually referred to the guy who gave Manafort the caviar. We now know the answer to that mystery of what seemed like a very coded message. It turns out it was the former president of Ukraine victory in a kovic. Someone metaphor worked for for a long time. I think what this incident really does it just underlines the ways in which Manafort kept up his ties in the former Soviet Union while also working for Donald Trump for free. A lot of questions a lot of questions and you're trying to answer them for us. Oh, you merits from the podcast Trump Inc. Thank so much. You're very welcome. Large numbers of migrant families continue to cross the US Mexico border. Hoping to get a silent some arrive in need of medical care. Others get sick while they're in government custody. This next story is about the volunteer. Medics stepping in to help treat the migrants after they're released. Here's Mallory folk from member station K R WG at a Catholic retreat center in the southern new Mexican city of Las Cruces nine year old boy is undergoing medical evaluation..

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04:17 min | 3 years ago

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"Stay with us. This is morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin in Washington DC, and I'm David Greene in Culver City, California. So there were all the headlines from special counsel, Robert Muller's report, right? No conspiracy with Russia. President Trump not exonerated buried inside. The report or some oddities like a thirty thousand dollar jar of caviar. That's right, caviar. It's one thing that team at Trump Inc. Caught that's the podcast from WNYC. And pope publica they've been looking at the impact this report could have on the president's business empire. And we're joined by Ilya marritz from Trump Inc. Tie ilia. Good morning. So a lot to chew on this report. You guys really looking at the business and goals and Trump's businesses, but what exactly caught your attention? Yeah. When Robert Muller got started. There was a lot of speculation that he was going to look at Donald Trump's tax returns or maybe his loans from Deutsche Bank in the end the thing that Robert Mueller has the most to say about involving the Trump organization is this project called Trump Tower. Our moscow. Donald Trump wanted for many years to build a big tower in Moscow and during the campaign actually, starting his earliest twenty fifteen his people, particularly Michael Cohen were very involved in an effort to find a site find a partner and begin building. What's fascinating in Robert Muller's narrative is the way the campaign takes off at the same time that this effort to build a Trump Tower Moscow is also taking off. In addition. We see for the first time know a lot of the details. Here had been reported other places, but Muller brings it together in a narrative that makes sense, and we learned for the first time that there was quite a bit of outreach from highly placed Russians to the Trump organization saying we can offer help. But the the the president has always maintained like he was still allowed to do business. This was another business project. I mean, but so many questions here because of the country was sapping Russia like did Muller make ties. And that makes something seem. Like, it shouldn't have been happening illegal or just sort of circumstantial stuff, I'd say there's just a lot of questionable stuff, for example. When Michael Cohen was looking into traveling to Russia. He would need an invitation actually to get there. Well, so he was talking with a sanctioned Russian Bank actually with the Bank who was one of major shareholders had been expelled from the United States. He was guilty of felonies here. So again, and again, we see very irregular and unusual activity and not only irregular unusual, but also concealed from the American people. You'll remember in one of the debates Donald Trump said he had no business in Russia. We now know that that was definitely not true that Trump Tower Moscow was not cancelled until after the election and after Donald Trump had one. Yeah. The timing of it was going on longer than than than they were suggesting what about the caviar. Yes, the caviar. So Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had message exchange with a Russian. Ukrainian named Constantine Kalinic during the twenty sixteen campaign. It included the phrase black caviar actually referred to the guy who gave Manafort the caviar. We now know the answer to that mystery of what seemed like a very coded message. It turns out it was the former president of Ukraine victory in a kovic. Someone metaphor worked for for a long time. I think what this incident really does is it just underlines the ways in which Manafort kept up his ties in the former Soviet Union while also working for Donald Trump for free. Lot of questions. Let of questions and you're trying to answer them for us. Oh, you merits from the podcast. Trump Inc thinks stink. Thanks so much. You're very welcome. Large numbers of migrant families continued across the US Mexico border hoping to get a Silom some arrive in need of medical care. Others get sick while they're in government custody. This next story is about the volunteer. Medics stepping in to help treat the migrants after they're released. Here's Mallory folk from member station K R WG at a Catholic retreat center in the southern new Mexican city of Las Cruces nine year old boy is undergoing a medical valuation. What?.

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11:22 min | 3 years ago

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"Okay. Coens call to the Kremlin to ask for help with building the tower and financing the construction took place in January in March at least twelve of let him your Putin's top military intelligence. Officers began a massive theft of emails and documents from Democrats and Hillary Clinton. So while Cohen was talking about a land deal with the Kremlin Putin and his military men were about to execute an attack on the twenty sixteen elections. Early twenty sixteen Seder and Cohen are planning a trip to Moscow. But to arrange that they need an official invitation from Russian business Seder messages Cohen saying there will be an invitation from TB Bank BT be is a state owned Bank. That's under US treasury sanctions for Russian aggression in Ukraine. He says VDB Bank CEO Andre Causton will be at all meetings with Putin. So that it is a business meeting, not political leader, cedar rights. It's an invitation that's being directed by Putin's people not a banker an invitation from BT be never comes through. Instead, they get an invitation from gen Bank a different Bank. Also under sanction Heather looked into gen Bank. And a man named you've Guinea DeVos skin, the Russian press calls him, Jen banks owner and Jen Bank his Bank records show. He controls at least four. Eight percent of the bank's capital turns out that just like Felix sater's DeVos can has roots in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. They were teenagers. They're at the same time. It is twenty s voskan got involved in a guest bootlegging scheme that was run by the Russian mafia, and it was really kind of notorious scheme and resulted in a number prosecutions and a lot of sort of stepped up law enforcement action to try to break up the Russian mafia around that time DeVos skin was convicted of tax evasion and spent some time in prison in the US for his role in the Mafia-led bootlegging scheme. He returned to Russia where according to the organized crime and corruption reporting project, he remained tied to criminal networks. So then he became a part owner of Jenn Bank. It's a small Bank. Partly state-owned that expanded significantly in the Crimea right after Russia, invaded the territory. This is the Bank that sends an invitation to Cohen during the campaign. Well, I think what's really amazing about this that it shows us that even with Trump in the. Glare of the spotlight from the campaign that you've got Seder still connecting him and his associates with people who not only have criminal backgrounds, but appear to have ties to networks of criminals a lot of businesses that work internationally, really actively try to avoid these kind of associations in order to try to protect their reputation and to prevent someone. They're associated with getting the whole company into all kinds of trouble. You know, we haven't seen any evidence that Trump organization does this, and it raises questions about what these sorts of folks might have wanted to seek in return from Trump or from staff Cohen given that his political career was really taking off at that moment as the campaign continues the plans for a Moscow trip by both Cohen and Trump proceeded pace in his testimony before the house oversight committee. Cohen says he talked Trump about going to Moscow during the campaign, and the Trump told him to talk it over with his campaign manager at the time Corey Lewandowski, what did you discuss speeding? Possibility of which dates that Mr. Trump would have availability. If in fact that we were going to go over to Russia to take a look at the project. Cohen and Seder are messing about this latest may fourth twenty sixteen. That's the day after the Indiana primary where Ted Cruz and his campaign and Trump became the all but certain nominee by this time. According to the special counsel's office, top Russian military intelligence officers had already succeeded in hacking, the computer networks of the democratic congressional campaign committee, the Democratic National Committee, the Hillary Clinton campaign and the personal emails of Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta. Russian agents had monitored the computers of dozens of democratic campaign workers implanted malware stolen, thousands of emails and begun to plan how to release them. towing is still planning Trump visit to Moscow in June of twenty sixteen as the Republican national convention in Cleveland is approaching he gets a formal invitation to go to Russia. But at the last minute, he decides not to go. In the beginning of June that other Moscow development family, the ones who hosted the Miss Universe events reappear in our story. Our as Laura along with his popstar, sunny mean, and means publicist rob Goldstone Goldstone emails done junior saying there's high level and sensitive information from the Russian government that would incriminate Hillary Clinton don't junior takes meeting in Trump Tower with rob Goldstone in a Russian government lawyer, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort are there to within days of Don juniors meeting Felix, cedar. And Michael Cohen meet face to face in the same building at the snack bar in the atrium to talk about their Trump Tower Moscow deal. And that's where the trail ends Trump's Moscow. Tower is never built Cohen says the deal was terminated because Trump won the presidency. What you describe is certainly worrying we laid out our reporting on the Moscow deal and on Cohen's, call to the Kremlin and talk of the Putin penthouse for Alexandra Raggi, the president and founder of trace international on organization that helps companies comply with anti-bribery laws. She's an expert in the Foreign Corrupt Practices act or CPA. And it says you can't pay or even offer to pay anything value and fifty million dollar penthouses clearly something of value in order to secure either new business or an improper business advantage, and that might be waving permitting issues. Overlooking zoning restrictions to be in violation of the FCPA. She says the quid pro quo doesn't have to be perfectly explicit. Nobody ever says it we will give you a penthouse in exchange for. Your help with zoning restrictions or security, your traffic, or whatever the issues are a lot of it is left unsaid. And whether Trump knew of the penthouse offer Roddy says that might not matter in an F CPA case because there's an expectation that companies do their diligence. For years Trump denied he had any business in Moscow until Coen's guilty plea when Trump said he was acting like any ordinary businessman. Nothing wrong too. I was running my business while I was campaigning. There was a good chance that I wouldn't have one in which case I would have gotten back into the business. And why should I lose lots of opportunity? Why they're an I can't quite get this to all add up. Why Trump and his associates pushed so hard to build in Russia at this time with this developer. I think one of the biggest questions is why Rozov this is a guy who on the surface didn't seem to have himself positioned to do a deal. Like this something of this scope and magnitude he didn't have land under his controls far as we know he didn't have financing lined up as far as we know. And he didn't have a history of successfully leading efforts to build skyscrapers in Moscow. So one of the questions is did he bring some kind of other value to Trump some kind of value? We can't see exactly I think we don't understand completely his value to Trump. And knowing that Trump is obviously businessman he's looking to make some money. We don't completely understand. Why Trump thought he was the one who could help him make that money? Where would the streams of money come from how this would all work? Exactly. Those are all questions that we still have. So another question is this is a post sanction environment because of the invasion of Crimea. Why was Trump at all? So hell bent on building cower in Moscow during this period. Another thing that occurred to me in this reporting. Once I got in was, you know, I understanding the complexity of the Moscow real estate market. This is not an easy place to build understanding the lack of power Rozov or capacity Rozov seem to have. And then, you know, finding out that in addition to those hurdles that you have a time in history when other investors other foreign investors are pulling out of this market because of the Korea invasion and the US sanctions. So it's a very. Strange time to get involved the way Trump did. And did Trump's associates in fact, offer something of value to the Kremlin. If you have a situation where you're in American developer and also a presidential candidate. And all of a sudden, a foreign leader has in his possession, essentially evidence that you may have broken US law that you may have broken the Foreign Corrupt Practices act that gives you a whole lot of leverage over that candidate, theoretically. Trump cower Moscow deal remains under scrutiny from multiple investigators were continuing to look at it too. If you have any tips, please send them to us at tips at Trump Inc, podcast dot org. In this week's newsletter, including some artwork we mentioned in this episode. It's an illustration of glittering fasted high rise with the Trump name spelled out across the top floors. Sign up at Trump Inca podcast dot org. Trump ink is produced by Meg Kramer Alice wilder, and Catherine Sullivan who provided additional reporting for this episode. The technical director is Bill moss would help this week from Sam bear our editors are Charlie Herman, Eric humanity. Nick, Varsha ver-. Katie's Abud ski is public research director special. Thanks to Daryl Stanford and Anthony formulae and BuzzFeed news feed has an easy to read time line of Cohen and Seder's communications about the Moscow project. We'd recommend checking it out Robin fields as Republicans managing editor, Jim Schachter. The vice president for news at WNYC and Steve Engelberg is the editor in chief at propublica. The original music is composed by Hans Brown.

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02:50 min | 3 years ago

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"Of the deal turn a small loan into a global empire. But now a New York Times investigation claims he was actually given a fortune from his father's real estate company often through quote dubious tax schemes, then you have the Manhattan DA looking into Manafort former campaign manager who is already likely to be staying governments housing for free for the rest of his life. If you know what I'm saying then. Then you move down the coast a little bit to Maryland and the district of Columbia. They have at emoluments lawsuit my personal favorite just because you like the word a monument do the emoluments clause that bans foreign governments from giving free things to the president. Right. And then the congressional investigations Wednesday. Michael Cohen was speaking at the house oversight committee. But that is not the only committee digging in to Trump, you have judiciary ways, and means and intelligence, I'm sure I missing others. And I'm sure there are others that are coming that. We haven't gotten to yet we have to be skeptical when some people say Muller's done Robert Muller's report may land at literally at any minute now. Whatever you think of all of this things are getting very serious very quickly. What's in it? And how soon it comes out all of that stuff is purely fueled by rumors? And anybody who's interested in the story really ought to know that by now, right? I've always felt that there was too much coverage of the mullahs report. I think one of your points for news consumers is don't sweat the small staff, huge cast of characters confusing plot lines. How can you possibly tell the difference between small-scale stop and big small stuff and enormous stuff? Other than by keeping up with everything. There are lots of people paying attention to this. There are people who are paid to pay attention to it. We will synthesize all of this stuff. We will put together the big picture. Following a little kids train tracks. That twist all in a million different ways. But still are going to end up at the door. And if you want to pick up the train at the end, just wait at the end. And thank you very much for coming on the show for having Eric. You Manzke is a deputy managing editor with propublica and a co host of the Trump Inc podcast from propublica and WNYC studio. Aw. And always you can find our breaking news consumers handbook Muller edition on the media.

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09:02 min | 3 years ago

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"Me. So we insiders look today at the way the Trump organization valued it's assets doing did with golf courses, which just undervalue them when it came to paying taxes, and then for other reasons to go back and say they were actually worth more than they were times that I was asked again with Alan Weiss super the CFO to go back into with four. We had to call Trump. Networth rise on the Forbes wealthiest individuals list when we heard Forbes, we knew we had to call our friend. Dan Alexander who covers Trump's businesses any us to work on putting together the magazines billionaires list. So basically Michael Cohen is describing how the Trump organization tries to game the system and act like down Trump is richer than he actually is and the exercise to game. The system is kind of similar to how you actually go about valuing his NetWorth generally in his testimony cone, just gripe is essentially what was working backwards from the value. Trump wanted to be assessed at and trying to make the numbers work. The difference is that when you're trying to game the system you start with a number that you want at the end, and then you kinda work your way, backward and try to figure out how can we fudge? Things to get there and Donald Trump in. This is true years before he ever became a political figure is absolutely obsessed with the number that Forbes says is his net worth. We've put about sixteen hundred people on the Forbes four hundred since the first Lewis in nineteen eighty eighty-two. None of them care as much about this figure than the current president of the United States. So what was your reaction to hearing this discussion of for today will none of the content of it was surprising? Because of course, when you're on the other end of it, you know, exactly what's going on. You know that these numbers don't make any sense, and they're not tethered to reality. But was interesting was hearing the person delivering the message. I mean, Michael Cohen was one of the people who was in discussions with us in past years over these vary conversations. And so today to hear him flat out admit we were just making a bunch of that stuff up. It was kind of amazing to watch. But of course, there nothing really revelatory about it. We knew it. But nonetheless, seeing somebody admitted always kind of fascinating. Kinda startling all of the things that he said today in the testimony that we know goes on because we deal with Trump orgnization the White House we deal with their public statements. So we know the game that is going on. But to have him owned two. It was kind of weirdly satisfying. Interesting. I it was funny as we were looking at it. Because particularly when he started getting into the nitty gritty of how exactly they try to manipulate the numbers again, it all makes sense. But it's like, wow. So it really is just that arbitrary now that Trump just picks a number and they just try to back up from there. You know? So we got a clue as to why. Because Cohen released these financial documents in connection with an attempt to get a a loan from Deutsche Bank to buy the Buffalo Bills, which I didn't actually know was something that they did did you. There was some rumors about them potentially buying the bills and two thousand thirteen or whatever it was. But truthfully, nobody took it all that. Seriously. Trump made a bunch of noise about it. But there was always the question. How is Donald Trump can have enough cash to buy an NFL team? So made sense that they would have had to go get financing if they were seriously trying to do it and how serious the project actually was. Was I suppose for the bait. So Michael Cohen didn't come right out and say this and the testimony, but what these documents show is two thousand eleven they're total assets are around five billion four and a half billion in two thousand twelve they're five billion. And then the next year twenty thirteen they're nine billion or maybe they're eight point six billion because he's assigned this whole new asset category called brand value. So what did you learn from his documents? Well, so you can see as you're looking through line by line that he is signs of value to his licensing and management revenue. Streams, and that makes some sense. So Trump gets paid to put his name on other people's products. And in many cases, they're locked into those deals for certain amount of time. And so you would value that they're publicly traded companies that have similar business lines. So you can come up with the valuation for that that is a brand business. That's the definition of brand business. What you don't do is? Then just for the heck of it tack on a random number that makes the whole NetWorth much bigger. Just doesn't make any sense seems to be the hint in Michael Cohen testimony that these two threads are converging on the one hand getting really good valuation from Forbes and having these figures to present to the banks. Yeah. I mean, it's kind of interesting it's easy to justified trying to deceive a magazine trying to deceive banks is much more dangerous endeavor. And how seriously Bank would have actually taken this. You know as another question. I mean, if you're a banker at Deutsche Bank, and you pull this up, and it's got this sort of cursory summary of the assets and then half of it is tacked onto brand value. Are you really gonna change the amount of money that you're lending to Donald Trump? Probably not what else did you learn today? What your big takeaways? Well, you know, the stuff that is outside of the business was, of course, interesting. I was laughing with one of my colleagues. So here you're talking about the stormy Daniels stuff and the Russia's stuff and all that I was talking about the middle and my colleagues, and we watch these congressional testimonies every now and then from start to finish, and it takes a couple hours, and usually you sort of start to. Out after an hour. And you know, one out of every four questions is interesting or something like this on this one. It was like ninety percent of the exchanges were fascinating, regardless of the topic. Dan, Alexander, Forbes magazine, thank you so much. Of course. Thank you, Sylvia. This one other thing I wanted to talk about before we wrap up this episode, which is the portrait which one Cohen describes a charity option where there's a picture of Donald Trump up for bid and Donald Trump. According to Cohen wants to make sure that his portrait is going to get the highest bid of any of the other portraits in this auction. So he says to Michael Cohen, go out and find a straw or go find someone to keep bidding up. So it gets to the highest price and the plan is that they're gonna reimburse this guy. So that does happen. He Bizet up. They get the highest price. And then there is Michael Cohen paying this guy from Donald Trump's foundation. So this is not a high stakes campaign situation. It's not that Trump wants to be on the Forbes billionaire list higher number than he is is nothing. He wants to get a Bank loan and he wants to make his assets presentation look as good as it possibly can. This was a portrait auctioned off and Trump just wanted the bragging rights, and to do that he was potentially willing to cross a legal line because you can't take money from a charitable foundation and use it for non charitable purpose. It was actually really fun watching Twitter while watching the hearings, although you sort of had to be there required. A lot of attention to be careful about that around the time that this was happening right after David Farren fold from the Washington Post, who's covered the Trump charity better than anybody. He tweeted this is actually the third portrait of himself that real Donald Trump has allegedly bought with his charities money. I knew about a three foot one at a six foot. One. This is a nine foot one that he bought back in twenty thirteen. I knew about the painting. I didn't know charity money was involved. So we really did. Learn new things today. We're gonna leave it there for now. But I am so sure Michael Coen's testimony is something that we will return to again and again in future episodes of Trump Inc.

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09:30 min | 3 years ago

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"Trump didn't wanna say it. No, not at all went to such lengths to deny it. But we know that when this plea deal came out he said, well, I if my campaign wasn't successful. I still had a right to make money as a businessman. He does have a right to make money as a businessman. The question is whether he should be secret. Negotiating with a hostile foreign power during the campaign for president the next piece of tape. I love I love this next piece of it. Because it tells us so much about the inner workings of the Trump organization. So there is this understanding that they can do things extra legally that they can figure out these creative methods to cover their tracks. There's a sense of cheapness look people don't wanna be paying for things and their sense of. Okay. We have to keep all of the secret. And all of this comes out in this description that Michael Cohen gives of how he met with Donald Trump about the payments to Stephanie Clifford, aka stormy Daniels during the final weeks of the campaign, and how they would get that done, and he talks about he and Trump and Alan Wessel Berg, the Trump organization chief financial officer all together. And then he and Ellen Wessler go off and they try to figure. Out how they're going to do it are you there styling to use his money didn't want to use mine, and he said he couldn't and we then decided how else we can do it. And he asked me whether or not know anybody who wants to have a party at one of his clubs that could pay me instead or somebody who may have wanted to become a member of one of the golf clubs, and I also don't have anybody that was interested in that. And it got to the point where it was down to the wire. It was either we somebody wire the funds and purchased the life rights to the story from miss Clifford, or it was going to end up being sold to television. And that would have embarrassed the president, and it would have interfered with the election. Okay. There's so many interesting things about this main one is just the sense of precariousness around all of this. This is a an active candidate for president of the. United States major party nominee weeks away from the election, and he's desperately searching for somebody who can help cover his tracks. That's just to think that he was going to campaign rallies and coming off stage and thinking about this is just so striking. And there was also one of the things that came up a number of times in the testimony was how it interacted with the access Hollywood tape and Michael Cohen says it was very much on their minds that if there was another story about a problematic Trump relationship with the woman that that they really feared would be devastating. And in one sense. He was saying that's what sort of pushed us to go to these desperate lanes. But as the hearing went on it was really clear that this kind of thing was in character. It was on Inari, and we have come across this. We've come across this sort of strange financial range. We're trying to figure out what they mean. What is this? What is that? What's the plan? And here's Michael Cohen say no there was no plan. We were just. Scrambling. And this is what we came up. The only other thing I want to say about this clip is Allan Allan Weisselberg. His name came up a bunch kind of felt like Michael Cohen is pointing a big red arrow at him. And it was like talk to this guy in congress should talk to this guy. If they have these questions because Allen Weisselberg chief financial officer of the Trump organization started working for Fred Trump decades ago, and he's been with Donald Trump every step of the way, we know he has some kind of immunity deal with prosecutors. But we don't know the shape of that deal. I don't know if congress can call him if they can subpoena him, but if members of congress are still curious about all this stuff after hours and hours of Michael Cohen testimony today, the next person, they should talk to probably is Ellen Weisselberg. I feel like this is a good moment to put in a little note for the listeners that you and I covered Michael Cohen's crimes before he was rated before really anybody knew his name. Name. We were looking at his associates, and they're problematic criminal histories, and and how Michael Cohen had never been charged with a crime, but he had been running up against all these people who were or who lost their professional licenses or had been charged in some way, and the Republican response to everything Michael Cohen said was he's Aligarh. He's a liar. He's a liar. And we at Trump Inc certainly have familiarity with that. But having said that a lot of the things that Michael Cohen said today lined up with other things we have learned about the Trump organization from people who've been associated with it from documents from court records. So there was a sense of the pieces falling into place. Finally. Okay. So the next piece of Dave I wanna play actually connects with what we've just been talking about. And that's the hush money payments and the. The profile that that we did of Michael Cohen last April, and we're still trying to figure it out right after he had been rated. That's right. So who you're going to hear from next is Michael Rothfield? He is one of the team of reporters at the Wall Street Journal who really pulled this whole thing apart and got everybody interested in the stormy Daniels payments and piece together the story of these shell companies. We'd heard that it was an LLC with kind of a funny name. Appropriate name like damage control or something. They started searching state databases for new companies formed in October twenty sixteen picking out any suggestive names they saw right? We look for damage control. We looked for like hush money way looked first secrets, you know, things like that secret consultants things such as that we eventually found one called resolution consultants that was formed in Delaware. And when we pulled the paperwork for that corporation, Michael Cohen's name was on it. And that was kind of like a bingo moment, and we thought we had found it. But the timeframe wasn't quite right. And so we confronted Michael Cohen with that. And he said, no, no, that's not it that I never even set up a Bank account for that Elsie. They went back to the database of shell companies. That's how we found essential consultants Elsie which also had his name on. And that was the one that he used with that. So when Michael Rothfield store. Comes out and Joe Palo story. This creates a huge public relations problem for Trump and Michael Cohen with whom he at the time is still allied. And they have to get their story straight about these facts that are now being trumpeted on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and we actually heard a breakdown of how he did that. And how according to Michael Cohen he- and Trump put their story together. Here's an exchange with Katie hill democrat from California about the cover up did the president call you to coordinate on public messaging about the payments to miss Clifford's in or around February twenty eighteen. Yes. What did the president ask or suggest that you say about the payments or reimbursements? Who's not knowledgeable of these reimbursements? And he wasn't knowledgeable of my actions. He asked you to say that just move great. And then Cohen went onto describe the scene from Peru. Twenty eighteen basically one year ago when he Cohen is doing this interview with a reporter from Vanity Fair and Donald Trump actually calls him. And he takes time out from the interview to discuss with the president of the United States how they're going to get their story straight about the hush money payments. And it's just we knew that this coordination was happening or is probably happening. But hearing him describe it was made it just so vivid. Also that it was happening in twenty eighteen so this is well into Donald Trump's presidency, and we learned today with after Donald Trump had written a personal check for thirty five thousand dollars to pay Michael Cohen and his son. Donald Trump junior had signed a nun. Other check. So the family is in on this payoff scheme. As Michael Cohen described. It Cohen gave us those checks. Look at stunning things about that one of them is that there's this participation what the southern district of New York has described as a crime by Donald Trump and his son and his business. Another is that there's Donald Trump in the White House has Michael Cohen describes it in the Oval Office saying here's this picture. Here's this portrait. And by the way, your check is coming by FedEx, and it takes a while for that to get through the White House apparatus. But don't worry. It's coming to you. So all of this reporting, we've been doing about Noor is no separation between Trump and his business and his campaign. There is Michael Cohen testifying that is all coming together. In this moment of getting Michael Cohen his payment reimbursement for his hush money payment to stormy Daniel completely own

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Trump, Inc.

06:56 min | 3 years ago

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"Donald Trump is a man who ran for office to make his brain great not to make our country. Great in his opening remarks before the house intelligence committee. Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney made a striking statement about Trump's campaign. He had no desire or intention to lead this nation only to market himself and to build his wealth and power. Mr. Trump would often say this campaign was going to be the greatest infomercial in political history. In essence, it's not that Trump's campaign overlapped or conflicted with his business. The campaign was the business. He never expected to win the primary. He never expected to win the general election. The campaign for him was always a marketing opportunity. Hello and welcome to this Trump Inc. Podcast extra from WNYC and propublica. I'm Andrea Bernstein. I'm Ilya marritz for the last year we've been rambling the mysteries of Trump's financial interests this week. Michael Cohen lead some of those interests bear in his testimony before the house oversight committee and in documents. He released leading up to the hearing and Ilian our like, oh my God. We can't believe we are actually having someone from inside tell us how things worked on the record. So we've each picked up some of the segments of the hearing that we think are the most eliminating, and we're going to play them and talk about them before we go started just want to say how remarkable it's been less than a year since you. And I were driving around Nassau County an outer Brooklyn retracing elements of Michael Cohen's life. Now, he's here. And he's telling us what he knows. So the first piece of Cape that I picked out was about the Trump Tower Moscow deal. This deal was back in November. When Michael Cohen was like, no, no, no this deal did not end in January of two thousand sixteen. It went on until June of two thousand sixteen and other really stunning things in that plea deal. He said he had briefed Trump end his family about it. He said he had been in touch with a campaign official and that he had spoken to unofficial from the Kremlin about this Moscow projects. He lied to congress events thing. He lied to congress about and in his opening statement, he addresses why he lied Mr. Trump did not directly tell me to lie to congress. That's not how he operates. In conversations we had during the campaign at the same time. I was actively negotiating in Russia for him. He would look me in the eye and tell me there's no Russian business and then go on to lie to the American people by saying the same thing in his way, he was telling me to lie. There were at least a half a dozen times between the Iowa caucus in January of twenty sixteen and the end of June. When he would ask me, how's it going in Russia referring to the Moscow tower project? You need to know that Mr. Trump's personal lawyers reviewed and edited my statement to congress about the timing of the Moscow tower negotiations before I gave it so to be clear, Mr. Trump knew of and directed the Trump Moscow negotiations throughout the campaign and lied about it so many things here that I wanna talk about. But let's start with the lie, which is that colonists saying that he and Trump both knew that Trump was lying, and they just went on with it. This was ordinary course of business again. In fact, the method of establishing this story is just sort of being like, I don't know. It's just like sort of saying what you wish were true. And then acting as if it is true. What going didn't really say one of the things about the lie is that it will say that people from the Trump organization or people who know. Trump have often said this to me that everybody knows that there is a lie involved and everybody just accepts it and Cohen says at another part of his testimony. He says he didn't think the stakes were so high when it was just real estate development versus running for president and being president of the United States. This is the first time that I've heard anybody on the record in this big stages, saying Trump, lied all the time. Everybody knew it. This was part of the business model, right? He's also implicating Trump's children in the lie. Don, jR, and vodka vodka has basically said I was barely involved at all. I believed on junior has said something similar and said that I think under oath to congress. So that might really create problems for him. What that's if only peripherally contradicts ten times. Right, right. So he writes Cohen said he briefed the Trump family about. Ten times in that period. What I didn't hear him dress. And that's a little unsatisfying to me is why they wouldn't admit to the Moscow deal. What were they trying to hide exactly it is? I think one of the big lingering questions from today. One of the things though that Michael Cohen testified about was that his testimony was reviewed by the president's attorneys end. He said Ivanka injured Kushner's attorney also looked at it. It was part of this joint defense agreement. So one of the things that is interesting about that is that he was sort of saying, okay? I never was told directly to line. He was clear about that that he was never ordered to lie. But that he as he said I worked for Trump for decades. So I understood the code so by submitting a certain piece of testimony that contained a lie. He his understanding was that he was given the signal to go ahead and do that. I think the one other thing that we have to say about Moscow is that Cohen talked about it repeatedly as a business deal as a lucrative business deal. He talked about the prospect of making hundreds of millions of dollars from this deal. And he really talked about it as something that the Trump family and the Trump organization saw as a profit center for them. They didn't expect the win the election, but they did expect to come out of twenty sixteen making a lot of money out of this deal. So that was useful confirmation for us who are trying to understand the the motives of the campaign around that time, and what they were doing in Moscow in the first place, and it doesn't entirely explain why Trump

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Trump, Inc.

08:14 min | 3 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Stay. I always wondered what this place would be like if Trump had not one who would be here. I'm sure it will be doing well because hotel how different with the clientele be. If Donald Trump was still down Trump, the the businessman or than president David Farren old medicine at the hotel at breakfast time. He covers Trump's businesses for the Washington Post. He and his colleague Jonathan O'Connell have been reporting who spends money at Trump's hotel, and what kind of influence they might want. They wrote about a hotel guest. We mentioned earlier in this episode t mobile CEO, John ledger, the t mobile store that we got was different because it was such a close tie between somebody wanting something from Trump's administration and paying money Trump's business. So we got a hold of these things called VIP arrivals lists. If things at the staff here gets from their managers, everyday to say here are the most important people checking in people like friends of the Trump family are big spenders at the hotel or important people in Washington, they tell the staff, you know, be on the lookout. So you can greet people by name, and we got those ape. April thirtieth twenty thousand last year. So able thirtieth is the day after team mobile this company based in Seattle announces a huge merger with sprint that they need the Trump administration to approve this merger. And they're gonna make a lot of money. The next day nine executives from T mobile check into the Trump hotel, they come back again. And again, this is not nine people from the accounting department, or, you know, nine people from the t mobile store until Oklahoma. It's nine of top executives headquarters, including John ledger who was there. They're outspoken CEO. My reporter Jonathan O'Connell found him and asked him why are you here? And he said, I just feel very comfortable here. Also, I'm here to lobby the Justice department of it's right across the street. We asked the White House and the Trump organization if there are any protocols in place to prevent President Trump from knowing who patronizes his DC hotel or other Trump properties, they made no reply to this or any of our other questions. And you know, there's not like an explicit order, which we have never found Donald Trump saying, hey, if you want something for me from my government, come stay at my home. Tell people aren't stupid right in Washington. Everybody wants a leg up. Everybody wants to influence government in every possible way. They can. So if you think this will help you why not in the grand scheme of things given how much people spend on lobbying in Washington, even really expensive hotel room is a drop in that bucket. We're two years into this thing. So I've spent a lot of time looking back at the articles that were written in like January of twenty seventeen and now it's January of twenty nine teen. What does that mean? Those those two years of accumulated social action in this space. It's a really interesting to me a sign of how Trump has become the Republican party. You know, there's no Republican headquarters. But here there's no if you're going to gather as Republicans in Washington, this is the place to do much place really existed before we've talked to people here. Republicans who are here. There's often so much drama and negatively outside this building for them there, you know, because of trade wars and tariffs and stock market problems and declining poll numbers here. It's always November eight th two thousand sixteen. They're always winners than surrounded by people who were there when they won. So it's a it's a save somebody called it a safe space. You know, they come in to to be with other people into revel in that moment that they had together like a hotel DisneyWorld that does nears eve every. It's like the Danna log for that. Yeah. It's similar. It's the people who are there on November eight twenty sixteen that part of that victory. Even if they fallen from grace in the Trump world, you're never, you know, everybody knows your name here, you know, celebrated here in a way that doesn't go away and what about the ongoing conflict of interest. The comfort of interesting is unlike anything we've ever seen in modern American history. I wanna know how this not necessarily how it ends. But how it isn't a year we've gone through a period where it's been so little enter interest in official Washington scrutinizing what's happening here. That's over that, there's gonna be a lot more scrutiny. Now, I don't know what that looks like in a year. And if it will seem as great of an idea Trump to set up his own hotel, five blocks in the White House in a year as it does today. The Trump organization leases the old post office from the federal government. They pay rent an agency called the General Services Administration manages the lease last month. The inspector general of that agency published a review of how the GSA handled the potential conflicts of interest that came with Trump being elected president without saying whether it's proper or improper for the US president have a financial interest in the hotel, the authors of the report faulted the GSA for not even considering the question. They said the agency ignored the constitution. Then they basically said don't let that happen. Again, the agreed with the recommendations. So. And with that we checked out of the Trump International hotel in DC afterwards, Meghan. I both have the strong feeling boy were we lucky to see so much in less than twenty four hours. Dr Sebastian Gorka, stork ball is president Pence candidate for president of Nigeria. How fortunate that we picked this day of all days to be here. Thing is you could get lucky here any day of the week every weekday morning. The latest issue of sack ever since eleven hundred Pennsylvania newsletter arrived in my inbox. And I am always excited to open it up and see what he's written. It is stuffed with social media showing lobbyists and cabinet officials enjoying themselves here guests here have included the prime minister of Malaysia governor of Maine, a lobbyist for the Saudi government wants booked five hundred rooms in just three months. I've suggested that the media should have a Trump hotel press pool like how they have a White House one, but they should fit and that somebody here every night from six to eleven and just see what you can get I go one step further. It's not just journalists who should see this place. Everyone should all Americans. On our way out. We had one more stop. We didn't wanna leave without properly checking out the national park from the top of the old post office tower, you can see most of Washington, including the White House. Look so much bigger on TV to the south on wall. The the storks people were gathering for the March for life as for the people we saw at the hotel joy villa made headlines if you weeks later with her build the wall dress at the Grammys the gown included sculptural ball of barbed wire on each shoulder. Mike Pence's political action committee disclosed spending of more than thirty six thousand dollars at the Trump hotel in the space of just two months in the lobby. Ilia kept bumping into Michael damn? Lynn core. The hotels director each conversation was a little bit less awkward, and by the time, we left Ilia felt that they'd really bonded and Atiku Boubacar. Well, as we recorded this episode the results of the Nigerian election were still. Coming in. But it seemed pretty clear he would finish in second place without the votes to win a Boubakar's party said it could challenge the results. Coming up on Trump Inc. Michael Cohen is scheduled to testify publicly before the house oversight committee. If that happens, you'll be hearing from us if you enjoy this show, please leave us a review on itunes, and if you haven't already subscribe to our newsletter at Trump Inc, podcast dot org. Speaking of newsletters, if you have not yet subscribed to Zack ever since eleven hundred Pennsylvania would highly recommend checking it out. We here at Trump Inc. Are big fans. This episode was produced by Catherine Sullivan. The senior producer of trumping is Meg Kramer, Wayne show. Meister mixed the episode with help from Hannah's Brown and Bill moss is the technical director, Charlie Herman, and Eric ski are the editors with Nick Varsha ver- special. Thanks this episode to Zach Everson, Anita Kumar, David Farren fold Jonathan O'Connell and the Washington ringing society, Robin fields as propublica managing editor. Jim Schachter is the vice president for news at WNYC and Steve Engelberg is the editor in chief at propublica. Original music composed by Hannah's Brown.

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Trump, Inc.

04:24 min | 3 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Hello Trump, Inc listeners. It's Andrew Bernstein. And we're back with third season before we get into our first episode just a note about timing over the next few months, we're going to be releasing stories in short bursts. So for example, we'll have a series of episodes say three or four weeks in a row, and then we'll take a short break before our next batch of stories if you wanna stay up to date on our latest episodes, and you haven't signed up for our newsletter yet head on over to Trump Inc, podcast dot org and sign up. Okay. Here's the story. York City today. Tom barrack, the inaugural committee chair visited Trump Tower to meet with the president-elect it's that limbo period. After Donald Trump's surprise we in in the presidential election and before his swearing in and Trump Tower with its gold elevators and security dogs pacing the lobby is the momentary center of the universe. A man appears wearing a thick winter scarf. His head is bald his face looks kind. A reporter asked him a question during a little tease of what we can expect the inauguration, the balls the maybe Milanez gallon anything you can share. I mean, inaugurations gonna be amazing and what we're doing is trying to Oriyenko towards the greatest tribute to America. Our story today is all about this man, Tom barrack, he ran Donald Trump's inauguration. An event that two years later is coming under intense scrutiny for the record sums of money raised and how it was spent Barrick has been friends with Trump for decades and the story of how they met is an old chestnut. Barrick shared at the Republican national convention. He was a big guy in New York at the time. And he wanted to buy the year is nineteen Eighty-eight. Donald Trump is desperate to buy the plaza hotel across the street from central park. It's a landmark building he can see from the top of Trump Tower, and it happens to be for sale. And it happens that the seller is represented by Tom barrack, Trump and barrack get together. And Trump agrees to pay an eye popping sum of money for the building. And he said, no, no contract. No contract you and I shake hands right here. No, lawyers, no contract. No, nothing. You just tell me the things that I should know and how to fix it. And I'll do this deal. The New York Times ran this quote from an executive familiar with the sale. Tom played Donald like, a stratovarius decades later Barrick gave a different spin to Trump supporters in the convention hall. He played me like a Stein away, piano. The two men have remained friends. It was one of the most amazing things I had ever seen. He practices an unbelievable set of disciplines. Everybody says okay now, let's jump forward. Three decades to Trump Tower, January twenty seventeen Barrick has made a fortune in business his friend is heading to the White House, and he's playing maid of honor. So we're going surrounded with is the soft sensuality of the place. So we have all of that. But it's a much more poetic cadence, you'll make sure everything is just right last question. You talked about what he wanted. Tell us what he has told you he wants what is some specifics that he wants to be a part of the inauguration. He he really wanted it to be about the people not about. So his instructions to me, by the way, which is the worst job in America. Right. He gave the best job in American all very bright guys to give you the party the worst job. In American master of a one hundred million dollar party chest with the world's most powerful people on the invite list. Hello and welcome to season three of Trump Inc. I'm Ilya marritz WNYC. And I'm just in Elliott from propublica. Trump inc. Of course is a co production of propublica and WNYC and open investigation in real time into the business ties that underpin the Trump presidency. A year ago? We brought you a story that asked a simple question. The inaugural committee raised nearly one hundred seven million dollars. What did they do with all that cash or as George W Bush's inaugural chief, Greg Jenkins put it so they

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WNYC 93.9 FM

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"You know, in addition to her interest in looking at what the banks did during the financial crisis, which a lot of progressives believe was never, you know, sufficiently investigated, even during the Obama years, she it'll be interesting to hear of some public testimony occurs. How? The congresswoman from queens in the Bronx questions. Yeah. I we we from Trump Inc. Went went down to congress a couple weeks ago and had some meetings, and what was really striking as we were watching the offices being cleared out and moved into this was all sort of happening during those late days of the shutdown was how amped up the different committees were only talking to people in the house seemed to be about getting started. And the the question on everyone's mind really was sort of coordination and proper deference, and who gets who gets a first the first wack at a particular witness or particular topic, they seem to be sorting that out this week right now. Well to be continued WNYC's. Ilya marritz, co host of our Trump Inc podcast, which is making news this week for getting hold of a confidential memo from the chair of Trump's inaugural committee of how the company he founded with try to profit off his connections to Trump. And as you've been hearing that piece of string leads many places Eliot. Thanks a lot. Thanks, brian. Brian Lehrer on WNYC much more to come. Hi, I'm Alison Stewart host of all of it on WNYC on the next it Jilin and play right Nick pain on their new show at the public theater called seawall alive if their third artistic collaboration plus journalists Tommy Tomlinson on his new book elephant in the room, one batmans quest to get smaller and a growing America. Don't miss Ave. Weekdays at noon on WNYC. WNYC's.

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All In with Chris Hayes

02:33 min | 3 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Even as House Democrats begin their own investigations, Donald Trump. Federal prosecutors are not slowing down as we mentioned. We know the southern district of New York is now probing the Trump inaugural committee, and how it raised and spent more than one hundred million dollars. There've always been a lots of reasons to be suspicious about what went on they raised way more money than any inaugural committee ever in history look at that bar chart there. It's been accounted for that money. Extremely shoddily. And weirdly, if at all, here's the man who ran George W Bush's second inaugural committee trying to make sense of it. My best understanding of this is we put on I think four times as many events as they did. And we had three times as many staff as they did. And those are by far the two largest expenditures. So in today's dollars. I think we I think what we raise comes out to be about fifty four million. So quite a bit less than what the Trump inaugural committee raised. I cannot imagine where that money went and didn't go to staff that didn't go to events where the money go. Now, keep in mind. This is a group of people around the president who had just won an election. They did not expect to win. And they were about to take the White House and beat some of the most powerful people in the world. And there were all kinds of opportunities for all kinds of people to trade on their proximity to the surprise next president of the United States. Now, a new report from propublica WNYC shows how the company run by the Trump inaugural committee, chairman was planning to take advantage propublica reporter just now he joins me. Now. He's reporting. Part of propublica. Trump Inc project with WNYC. Great to have you here. Tom barrack is the man at the center of this and a company called colony what was barracks role. What was colonies roll here? Sure is a barracks. Really interesting figure. He's extremely old friend of Donald Trump. He was an advisor in the campaign. And then when Trump won the election Trump asked him to run the inaugural committee, which is this nonprofit that raised all the money that there's still so many questions about, but he also has this other head which is he was founder of a huge investment firm called colony capital, and you uncovered a memo, right? This is the story is based on. And what is the memo spell out? Right. So this is a colony memo dated February twenty seventeen so right after Trump Trump sworn in right after the inaugural, and what it is is a plan essentially for colony to profit off its relationships with Donald Trump the administration on the one hand and foreigners on the other hand. So they actually lay out in explicit terms that..

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WNYC 93.9 FM

02:55 min | 3 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"You probably know like Monty Williams, and Melissa Mark Viverito and many you don't on the next Brian Lehrer show. We'll have clips from that first the debate moderator air Lewis from spectrum New York one will be our guide. Also Ilya marritz from our Trump Inc podcast on how prosecutors and now looking at the Trump inauguration the Brian Lehrer show at ten AM on WNYC. Gets the Ted radio hour from NPR guy-roger and on the show today ideas about gender power and fairness and just a quick warning their stories in this episode about sexual violence and harassment that may be difficult to hear. Hi toronto. Hi, how are you? Hi, it's Cairo here. How are you? Good. Thank you coming in. Thank you. I'm sorry for being late. My name is Toronto Burke, and I'm the founder of the metoo movement. So it. It came to me in parts, and it started the idea of wanting to address and deal with sexual violence. Second came to me before the words me to blur. The tool that I was using to do it. So. I'm a survivor of sexual violence and had been grappling with my own journey around. Healing had been grappling with what that looks like. And just at how it was affected means is coming to terms with that. And it was just painfully clear to me at some point that we didn't have any conversation about sexual violence, and I saw so much. I had a moment in my life. Where? I met a child in my early twenty s who wasn't my camp whose eyesight running youth leadership program and basically confided in me that she had been molested by his stepfather. But she did. So at a time when I really did not know what to do with that information. And only thing that came to me to say was that this happened to me too. Like this thing that it just didn't feel like the appropriate thing to say at the time. But that's what was like ringing in my head while she was saying it was a moment of me confronting my own issues as well. But so that words me to came from that moment because it was. After it happened. And she like walked away in a moment was over. I realized I wish I decided that's because I wish somebody would have said, it's a me. You know, I was I didn't go through my formative years thinking, I.

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NPR's RAD analytics standard goes live

podnews

02:50 min | 3 years ago

NPR's RAD analytics standard goes live

"In the latest pod news NPR's read, a method of measuring consumption data for podcasts has launched a blog post on NPR's website describes the company's NPR have worked with to get to. This point is also a tech spec website, including a simple introduction NPR say that they'll soon release a web based tool to help create rod compliant podcasts NPR one app for Android works with red today. Rod works by podcasters. Adding specific time markers to things that they want consumption data on her story or an ad or a section and a tracking server to send anonymous data to rat aware podcast players and data back to publishers. So, you know, how many people have heard those bits of your podcast pod trackers announced support for rats and their own Rabbitohs open for sign up other companies who've said, they'll support it include Acosta ads Wayes aren't nineteen blueberry, TRITON, Omni and wide orbit. We've tanked every story in. Yes. Today's pod news podcast with Ryan tags as a separate download few maybe play with. We've also written our own tracking server to collect the data apple Google. Spotify. Have yet to comment about whether they'll support rat. But it is fairly clear that overcast Marco Armand won't he commented earlier this year, the big data ruined the web, and I'm not gonna help bring it to podcasts. In other news one in six British drivers. Listen to podcasts music instead of radio claims a survey done for common you factor. Nissan. Meanwhile, separate data from the US suggests that twenty five percent of US commuters doesn't podcasts and music WNYC has one to two Pont Columbia awards for digital journalism for Trump Inc. And juvenile Justice podcast court pod sites research has been made free for everyone the product continuously samples episodes from hundreds of podcasts and offers insight into how brands use them to advertise. Their announcement notes that apple advertised using podcasting briefly at the end of September. Paul bean has released a new pod ads affiliate program with commissions for referring podcast advertisers, and up to one hundred dollars credits to referred advertisers. Pot adds his pod beans smart podcast advertising platform. And if you're a developer tune in his now reporting a distinct user agent for we've seen tune in radio pro while another reader Jay reports seeing tune in radio the tune in Android app, though is still claiming it something called L A V F. However, anyway, we've updated our user agent table, which now has a last updated data on it. Big tugged coke and supermarket salesman. Jamie Oliver has launched Jamie's Christmas cracker people merry Christmas. And this is so exciting. This is my first ever poker, which promises listeners all the tips. They need to ensure their Christmas feast is cracker.

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White officer who shot neighbor inside his apartment indicted for murder

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00:25 sec | 3 years ago

White officer who shot neighbor inside his apartment indicted for murder

"Have shown up, but it probably wouldn't have been in a number. It's right now in this climate, Michelle Obama will also be speaking at the Barclay center in Brooklyn, tomorrow night, Saturday, and Manhattan and Brooklyn are both vying to light the world's largest minora in celebration of Hanukkah this year, the thirty two foot high four thousand pound gold colored minora is going outside of the plaza hotel in Manhattan today, and it will be lit on Sunday marking the first night of Hannukah across the river the river Brooklyn's largest minora roughly the same size will also have its first lighting of the season Sunday night at grant. Army plaza a concert kickoff for the festivities and Brooklyn organizers, we'll have music Lakas and the rest every night of Hannukah currently forty one degrees cloudy at five. Oh, six. Support for NPR comes from Baird for one hundred years. Baird has partnered with individuals businesses institutions and communities working together toward their financial goals. More information is available at Baird one hundred dot com. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish. And Mary Louise Kelley President Trump's sit down with Vladimir Putin looked set to go ahead on the sidelines of the g twenty summit this week. Then Trump threatened to call it off yesterday. He said it was probably on. And then from Air Force One on route to Argentina Trump tweeted. He was pulling out the bottom line is they may have an impromptu chat in Buenos Aires who knows there's nothing on the formal schedule. What we do know is that hanging over any meeting between the leaders of the United States and Russia is Robert Mueller, the special counsel who has been investigating ties between Russia and Trump and who this week showed his hand in a number of interesting ways, prompting journalist Garrett Graff to ask is Robert Muller's in game. Incite graph explores that question in wired magazine this week, and he joins me now hither Garrett by now as is prone to happen in two thousand eighteen there have been twists and turns even since you file. This story, and we're gonna get to some of those but to travel far far back in time all the way to Monday this week forgotten the dark ages. This was the day that Muller's team alleged that Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chair had lied to the FBI. And you argue in your piece in wired that this day Monday may end up breaking among the most consequential days yet of the Muller probe. Why it's an incredibly hard, obviously to read the tea leaves of this investigation surprised us at every turn and often surprises us multiple times within a single day. But it seemed like Monday was the beginning of the end that the decision to declare Paul Manafort as non-cooperative and move forward with his sentencing appears to be perhaps a way that Muller is trying to move forward with publishing something that could. Look like the Muller report that he plans to file sometime presumably next week. A document outlining with the court all of Paul manafort's lies in crimes. So if that is one way that Mueller may be showing his hand or about to show his hand. Let me fast forward you now to yesterday, which is when longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty again this time of lying to congress about a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow. How does it that shift the picture? It's one of the most significant moves that we've seen so far from Muller because what it does is connects Donald Trump and the Trump organization directly to Russia in directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the course of the two thousand sixteen campaign and how so how are they now coming together? We'll what you have is Michael Cohen trying to contact in game the assistance of Ladimir Putin himself. To secure the funding and the approval for Trump Tower Moscow as late as the spring of two thousand sixteen well into the period where Donald Trump has secured the GOP nomination for president of the United States. One of the aspects of Muller strategy appears to have been he's kind of rating, whatever final report he's going to produce at the end of this as he goes, I mean, he's been producing these very detailed court filings. Exactly. And people seem to be waiting for there to be some hard back book that gets published at the end of this. That is labeled the Muller report like nine eleven commission style. Exactly. And I think most people are missing that. He is writing a lot of that report in public with every court filing where the details that he puts into these are far more than is strictly necessary for the criminal prosecution that he's attempting to pursue. So when you look at the. Totality of what? Bob Muller has published in these indictments in these plea agreements, there's a lot there. Well, it's about three hundred pages of what a Bob Muller report would look like at the end. So to your key question is Bob Muller's in game. And I think it is it's incredibly hard as I said to understand where this investigation is going day to day. But Bob Muller has to know that his investigation was under threat, potentially after the election, and after attorney general Jeff Sessions being fired. Absolutely. And that he I think appears to be ready for some rapid movement in the weeks ahead now that doesn't necessarily mean this is going to come to a quick conclusion. The prosecution's for Watergate stretched out over the course of almost a decade. But this is I think a case where George popadopoulos went to prison for his. Fourteen days sentence last Monday, another former trumpet, we should mention. Yes. And that I think by the time George popadopoulos comes out of prison. We're gonna know a lot more about this case, journalist and Muller biographer Garrett Graff Garrett. Thank you. My pleasure. So as we just heard one of the most significant developments in the Muller probe this week was President Trump's former lawyer and fix Michael Cohen pleading guilty to lying to congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Russia during the two thousand sixteen campaign and that effort came after decades of President Trump trying to build in Russia to be NYC's. Ilya marritz, co host the Trump Inc podcast. He joins me now to give us a more of the long view. Welcome to the program. Thanks for having me. I should say Trump Inc. Right. I have to get to Trump Inc. So we know some about Michael Cohen's work during the presidential campaign. How does this week's news ads what we already knew about Trump's efforts to build in Russia? Well, we now know because Trump's former lawyer said it in court that Trump was actively pursuing a tower in Moscow while he was campaigning for the Republican nomination for president. This is something Donald Trump has long denied what history tells us is that Trump has long wanted to put his name on a building in Moscow. So in one thousand nine hundred seven he visits the US. Czar the Soviet Union, and he talks about how they need luxury hotels in Moscow and Leningrad. He makes another trip in one thousand nine hundred ninety s doesn't get anywhere. And then in the two thousand Trump's starts to lend his name to developers around the world. And there's a there deals around Russia. There's one in Azerbaijan there's one in the Republic of Georgia which Michael Cohen helps to arrange in twenty thirteen Trump's comes to Moscow again for the Miss Universe pageant. He owns the pageant, and he says again that he's in talks with developers. And then finally we see a renewed effort in two thousand fifteen and two thousand sixteen to build in Moscow.

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Trump taxes: New York authorities examine president's tax affairs

"The state and city level in New York. In addition to that, we know that prosecutors in the southern district have been following up on the things that Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to last summer which had to do with tax fraud as well or the president's former lawyer. Yeah. Correct. And then in addition to that, the new York Attorney General is looking at the Trump foundation in one of the things that we've already learned from her investigation is that the walls between the foundation and the Trump organization where thin to nonexistent. So it's possible that there might be more to learn there. Now, a top of all of that. There's the House Democrats who've said they want to see the president's current tax returns. If they take control over the house, they could demand to see them. So a lot swirling here. But I mean when we reported on on the president's tax practices in the past. I mean, we will people have said, look there's this. There's there's tax avoidance in a legal way. And then there's illegal tax evasion. And that it's often murky what's actually happening. So I mean is it possible that there might be no legal fallout here for the president? It is possible that there might be no legal fallout. And of course, he and his lawyers are maintaining that he's done nothing wrong. And that this was all looked at in some cases, decades ago and cleared. There are a number of things that are extremely puzzling. And one of the situations that the New York Times pointed out was a company called all county. Building and maintenance, which was basically a company that did nothing other than Mark up prices of things like boilers and air conditioners and stoves for Trump apartments, and then give the markup to Donald Trump and his siblings with no apparent tax consequences. There was also something that the Trump seemed to have done frequently and we know from our reporting on Trump Inc. The podcast that they're still doing today, which is when it is in their interest to puff up a value of a property. They'll say, oh, this is the biggest the best they do. So it sounds like the president. Right. But they're in disputes with tax authorities around the country right now, for example, claiming some of their golf courses are are really worth very little in an effort to get lower taxes. So some of the techniques described in the article, we know are continuing through through today. All right. So a lot of threads a lot of investigations to follow here. But one question is whether those tax. Returns ever actually be made public. And what happens is election could say a lot about that. Andrea Bernstein is the co host of Trump Inc. The podcast. Thanks so much. Andrew. Thank you. So since President Trump nominated judge Brad Kavanagh to the supreme court back in July, advocacy, groups have spent a whole lot of money nearly ten million dollars on these warring TV ads for and against him. Now the attacks and this spending are fiercer than ever here's NPR's Peter Overby, the sharpest attacks so far may come from the American Civil Liberties union which opposes Cavanaugh. The ACLU rolled out the ad this week with a million dollar by enforce states.

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