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Trump, Inc.

01:35 min | 2 d ago

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"High. It's Andrea Bernstein Co host of Trump Inc. before we get started today, I want to take a minute to talk about the journalism. We do here it has been a big year for us and our open investigation of corruption in the business of trump. We've reported on impeachment criminal probes, the trump organization, problematic business history, and how the federal response to Corona virus tracks trump's business model. Now, we're focusing on the way people with huge amounts of money power and influence are trying to shape the twenty twenty election. And we can't do that work without you. Most episodes of trump in take months to produce, we dig through documents and spreadsheets talked with sources and piece together a bunch of separate elements until we start to see bigger story. And as we head into an election. Like no other before it that work is more important. Than ever before. The reporting doesn't just take time. It also costs a lot of money. Every episode requires a full complement of reporters, producers, engineers, fact checkers, editors all working together to ensure the reporting we deliver is timely, accurate, and consequential. That's where you come in. We already power a lot of our reporting with. Comments from listeners like you but just as important is your financial support to WNYC. The nonprofit news organization that makes this show. So we're asking you to make a donation to support the work that we do. If you're able to.

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Trump, Inc.

02:11 min | 6 months ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Before we begin a programming note like basically everyone else we're social distancing and we're figuring things out that means the show will sound a little different. Today were recording and producing it from our homes and it'll also come out on a slightly different schedule for the latest. Keep an eye on your podcast feed or sign up for our newsletter. At Trump Inc. podcast dot. Org there's this awesome power. The government has it has the ability to truly pick winners and losers. And some policymakers sitting in the Treasury Department or some other Government Agency. Has this awesome power to say you get the money. Hugo out of business in one of the most important things we can do that. Make sure that power is exercised fairly consistently and most importantly consistent with the policy goals. That underlie this extraordinary outpouring of taxpayer. Money this is Neil Borowski you more than a decade ago. At the peak of the last Financial Crisis Borowski was given an enormous job. Top watchdog for the government seven hundred billion dollar bailout known as the troubled asset relief program or tarp and so what that means is we can't have corruption and when I'm saying corruption I'm not just talking about bags of cash being delivered to award a ballot program. I'm talking more insidious types that is in Washington. Every day the corruption of access of favoritism of a company getting a bailout not because they meet the objective criteria. That's developed to make sure that the best company gets that money to fulfill the policy goals whether that's full employment or whatever but instead it goes to the company that has the personal connection the family connection the strongest best paid most convincing lobbyists. That's the biggest danger. That's the biggest type of fraud. Waste AND ABUSE..

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

Trump, Inc.

03:29 min | 7 months 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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Trump, Inc.

08:18 min | 8 months ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"And i mean that is so defines the trump business model through the decades currying in favor with whoever figuring out where is the person who is going to be able to deliver the thing you want and then figuring out how to curry favor with that person whether it's through a donation whether it's through giving to their favorite charity whether it's through charming them and taking them on his helicopter there were variety of ways but fred trump and then donald trump sort of used went through all of them and you talk about kushner family also figuring out how to pull those levers as well how old was jared kushner when he made his first political donation eleven this was one of the donations that his father had orchestrated and so you can go and look it up the federal elections it says the records it says jared kushner student and it was like twelve hundred thousand dollars thousand dollars to separate contributions tribulations of one thousand dollars before we leave donald trump's parents i wanna talk a bit about his mother because i didn't know from the book she was an immigrant from scotland and what was her job when she came to the and she was mystic so she worked for andrew carnegie in his mansion asserted golden age home and it's where her she got her taste that we're all familiar with columns gold fancy things i mean it really does come from donald trump's mother and it made me wonder about the do you have a sense of the class like ramifications of their marriage they met at a dance hall fred trump and trump's mother like what was was they were still still immigrants he was still on the way up she was very i mean aspiring and so they married i mean one of the things that's interesting about donald trump's family is his grandfather came to the country and made his fortune at a time when even though there was a lot of wealth inequality you could still change your class so there was more or less the city so there was a lot of land it had been appropriated from native populations but it was basically given to immigrants there were other government supports and and it meant that you could arrive in this country poor and become very rich there was much more mobility it's something that's become much harder especially since the tax cuts and jobs act of two thousand seventeen which has decreased social elasticity and made it much harder for anybody any friedrich trump arriving today it would have a much harder time doing what friedrich trump did and you note that friedrich trump in part left europe because of the inheritance tax around right i mean there's a lot of inheritance as stuff in the book and i actually have the wills of fred trump and joe and ray kushner traced the patterns and you can see how they are getting money to their children and grandchildren and it's one of the real seems that i look at is the intergenerational transfer of wealth because it's what enables in each successive generation to become wealthier and wealthier more and more quickly and it's something that both families perfected the art of and and are still doing to this day so speaking of the next generation when donald trump mary's ivana trump who wrote the pre-nup roy cohn wrote that pre free nap roy let me say there's so many the epigraph of my book is a quote from an unpublished interview of charles kushner that was was given to me by a journal the new york times and it says no human being could write this script god could have and one of the the things that kept amazing is that people who showed up in early chapters of the book like roy cohn is one roger stone is another paul manafort is is another i was all writing about them early on in there in the early chapters of the book and then they come back and act five i did not know that donald trump was going to say where's my roy cohn own when i was writing about his relationship with roy cohn who he met when the justice department is suing the trump family over racial discrimination and and so donald trump hired roy cohn and roy cohen did all kinds of hyper aggressive and sometimes over align legal work for donald trump one of them was the pre-nup that they wrote with yvonna in which ivana trump actually got very little and we tell us who officiated their wedding i didn't know this either peo- norman vincent peale's officiated their wedding author of the power of positive thinking yes i mean yeah weddings for donald trump are always power scenes so as was that lots of city officials came fame for his second wife marla same for his third wife malania hillary and bill clinton came to that wedding during the campaign donald trump talked about how people came to his wedding because he including hillary clinton because he gave money to her foundation i have one last question for you andrea but but i want to let you all know that andrea signing books signing books and i wanna say day even if you have a book please buy another one you know the RNC spent ninety four thousand dollars to bulk by don juniors book so he could be on the bestseller list and i have you all so pleased by my book gifted to a friend i read the audiobook if you like audio books it's also on kindle and i i am very much would like to sign them for you and also please read it and it's already been on the new york times bestseller list but we keep it there so my last question for you andrea is what do you think is like the family code of the trump family what what are the sort of organizing principles so i think the family family code is family above everything so first of all his actual family but then people who are loyal to him those people are favored and i think we have seen that brought to the US government government everybody else is on the outside everybody else is expendable and there's this blurring family interests in business interests that goes on i mean it's really hard for me to overstate how crazy this is because i spent so many years looking at political donations and reading disclosures occurs and seeing like where the money went and how it got into politicians pockets and with president donald trump people just pay him directly and outright every very single day they go to his hotel they go to his golf clubs they might buy a condo they just pay him money and he is tracking who pays him money presidents alinsky the and that phone call made short tell him i stayed in a trump hotel because donald trump cares who's paying him money so so it is an extraordinary thing that people can pay him money and be on the inside and then get the government in motion to do things that will will enable them to make money even faster and unfortunately that is the position where we're in right now i do want to say one thing though the last password the book is hope and i.

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

Trump, Inc.

14:01 min | 8 months ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Trumping listeners it's andrea bernstein i'm on a plane i'm on a tour for my book american oligarchs the kushner's the trumps and the marriage of money and power and during this tour anna sale who's the host of the WNYC studios podcast death sex money interviewed me in front of a sold out crowd at the commonwealth club in san francisco and we thought you'd be interested in this conversation which tells a little bit about how we do what we do here does hi.

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08:39 min | 8 months 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.

09:39 min | 8 months ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Hello and welcome to season. Three of trump inc chameleon merits from WNYC. And I'm just in Elliott from PROPUBLICA TRUMP INC of course a co production of PROPUBLICA and. WNYC's an 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 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 had a third third of the staff and a quarter of the events and they raise. What at least twice as much as we did so? There's the obvious question. Where do they go? I don't know no ideas. No ideas and since Jenkins the spark last year. ABC News is reporting. That Robert Morris probing right now. The donations made the trump's inaugural committee from one key inaugural official testified under oath that he might have dipped into the fund gates admitted to Manafort's lawyers in open court that he quote possibly wrongfully submitted personal expenses to the inaugural committee for Reimbursement. DC lobbyist pleaded guilty to silting an illegal contribution from Ukrainian businessman and member of parliament San Patent admitting to arranging an illegal foreign donations Asian. Donald Trump's inauguration then last December tonight. We're learning how a lot of that money went right into the pockets of the trump family business. Here's what we we Republican. WNYC Brooks News ourselves have uncovered evidence that a vodka trump played a role in how hotels were booked for the inauguration. impossibly next the inaugural committee came directly under investigation. Federal prosecutors in New York is a wide ranging subpoena for documents and records and how to relate nice to potential crime conspiracy against the US false statements mail fraud people from the Middle Eastern countries including Qatar Saudi Arabia and the U. A. e. a used Straw donors to disguise contributions. The trump administration has attracted people who've tried to profit from government connections. Think think Michael Cohen or Michael. Flynn now with a federal investigation of the inaugural committee. It looks as if that pattern may have been set. Even before trump took the oath that brings us to the man in charge of the celebrations in January. Twenty Seventeen Tom Barrack stylistically. He could not be more different from from the president. Trump's thing is bragging don't show and exaggeration barrick can be almost comically self-effacing. All of the really smart intelligent people are in the transition edition taking jobs. That trade finance nuclear disaster. I am the master party platinum. This is a man who fortune magazine on on its cover. Once called the world's greatest real estate investor he oversees a company called colony capital with forty four billion dollars of assets under management. He's in hotels offices and warehouses a word he uses a lot is opportunistic that you have to be opportunistic. Even if Barrick took took the job of inaugural chairman simply as a fever for a friend he still had something to gain. Barrack gets fanshawe financing and does a lot of deals Shen with Middle East countries. This propublica Peter Elkins the perception and reality of his. Having influence government policy is something that matters. There's deeply to all the Middle Eastern states sovereign wealth funds investors who are are really important part of a funding with our does. ooh We found a confidential memo that shows that colony capital this global finance and real estate firm had a well-developed plan to profit from its connections and trump's Washington. Right from the start one note on this story. People who worked inauguration were covered by a confidentiality reality clause. So if you're wondering why am. I not hearing the voices of the people who made this party happen that's one reason Justin's going to rejoin the story in in a little bit. Tom Barrack is seventy one years old. He serves plays Polo received the French Legion of honor for his skills. As a Vintner you look at the vine the divine itself was capable at every level of growing these kinds of berries look sometimes gives out these little laminated cards hearts to people. He meets with his twenty rules for success. Number nine always be nice to the invisible people number fifteen take care of others and the A universe. We'll take care of you even angry. Tom Barrack doesn't really sound mad. At one of the few people in the business world that is really supporting Very publicly Donald trump wi high as a user of the system. I'm also angry with the system. I'm not angry at President Obama. It's really really difficult unless you have. Somebody who's chipping away at all of these bureaucratic pieces his whole adult life. Life Tom Barrack has walked the corridors of power his first job straight out of law school for the personal lawyer to the president of the United States. The president at that time is Richard Nixon. The lawyer is named Herbert Kulmbach. He's the man who personally delivered bags. Full of cash to the Watergate break in team combat claimed he. It didn't know what was in the back. Barrick doesn't stay there long. An assignment takes him next to the gas fields of Saudi Arabia. Where he has a happy accident? I was terrible the Laura Gasification but I play racquetball so one day my boss comes into play by play records. Well there's guy watching racquetball with not sets me up with one of the sons of the king from this first connection with a Saudi Prince Barrick spins out a web of new personal and business relationships around the Middle East relationships that continue to this day. Is there anybody in corporate America who knows the Saudis as well as you do. I'm sure there's there's there's plenty of people that I I started as a young pup. While he's in the Middle East Tom Barrack also spends time in Beirut there he strikes up a friendship with another young American. WHO's also interested in business and politics politics? Paul Manafort next Barrick travels to Haiti to negotiate an oil refinery deal with that country's dictator. Baby Doc Duvalier in the eighties. It's onto Washington. Eric briefly holds a job in Ronald Reagan's Interior Department. Not long after that. He's called before Congress to answer some tough questions questions about a home loan. He forgave which some saw as questionable. Thank you senator. I I would like to make a brief statement that the loan benefited Reagan's incoming Attorney General. Oh Ed meese. An independent counsel investigates and finds no evidence. Barrack was doing a favor to get a job. In Washington. Barrick returns the private sector. He founds ounce colony capital a private equity firm and colony thrives buying up bad loans for cheap in the savings and loan crisis of their early nineteen nineties after the two thousand eight financial crash rush. He scoops up foreclosed homes by the hundreds. And he's not at all I can swoop in and grab something in profit on somebody's misery. You know that's capitalism This is Peter Elkin from propublica who's researched barracks career with colony capital. They're involved in financing of deals or restructuring of deals. They're really pretty ECLECTIC. Operation in reflect barracks personality in many ways when Michael Jackson sinking in debt colony capital buys his Neverland ranch and makes plans for a world world concert tour. Connie also helps any leave of its hang onto the rights to her photographs when her creditors come calling require of both distressed assets and distressed. There's people he's really good at buying low in developing relationships with people often times when they're in trouble and doing big favors for them. AALTO will help him down. The road on at least two occasions colony shows interest in partnering with Donald Trump. Both Times the result is the same. No deal bill. In the nineties colony. Talks trump about financing for Manhattan development called Riverside South. They pull out and the project is built with someone else's help in twenty twelve. Twelve colony lends its name to the trump organization bid to renovate the old post office in Washington. DC There are nine other bidders trump. beat the odds. Let's wins the contract and then go somewhere else for financing Deutsche Bank today. It's the trump international hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. I think barracas America's willing to put his neck in this company on the line a little bit to help somebody out of the critical moment. Even if it doesn't necessarily make business sense in the short-term now now a close friend business associate of Donald Trump Tom Barrack the real estate billionaires known trump for more than thirty years he's when Donald Trump runs for president barrack becomes one of the few prominent business leaders to endorse him. He goes further and recommends his old friend from Beirut days to the campaign Paul Manafort Donald Trump's campaign campaign chairman barrick raises money for the calls. Today What you're calling the real deal? Super PAC has launched and in just a few hours. How much money has it raised just about? Thirty two million in contributions a thirty pack noon is rebuilding. America now actually falls about nine million dollars short of that target but with the millions barracas. They produce a blizzard of ads. Like this one. So who is all four women.

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Trump, Inc.

02:08 min | 8 months ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Hello Trump INC listeners. It's Ilia if you've been listening to the PODCAST for a while. You know. We have a lot of questions about the nonprofit committee that Organiz the parties around. Donald Trump's inauguration a little over a year ago my propublica colleague Justin Elliott and I first reported that the trump hotel hell in DC was paid by the trump inaugural committee to host events. So the president's business made money from a nonprofit posting a civic celebration but it went beyond fat elite planner on the inaugural committee warned that the hotel was overcharging. The committee she wrote this warning in an e mail and sent it to vodka trump. Now we have an update on January twenty second twenty twenty about a year after our reporting and three years after the inauguration the Attorney General of Washington D. C. charged the inaugural committee the trump organization and the trump hotel in civil court with abusing the laws on nonprofits quote members of the trump family. Were aware of and involved in the negotiation of this. Unconscionable contract at the center of the whole thing is a four day rental agreement for the ballroom and some adjacent spaces that the trump hotel an agreement justin and I examined in detail last year in our episode about the inauguration. And Its chairman Tom Barrack. So we're sharing that episode with you again now and just one note before we hit play. We did not immediately received comment about the lawsuit from the inaugural committee from Barrick spokesman or or from a vodka trump we did hear from the trump organization in an emailed statement. A spokesperson said the claims are false. Intentionally attentional misleading and riddled with inaccuracies. The rates charged by the hotel. Were completely in line with what anyone else would have been charged for an unprecedented precedent event of this enormous magnitude..

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Trump, Inc.

07:19 min | 11 months ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Original saga of the Kushner's and trump's it takes so much of what we've been looking at on trump INC and bundles it up into a single narrative and explains how we got to this why the Great Bush the man on stage has a military style here it's like you're suddenly you are just inderal unreal I was registered.

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Trump, Inc.

13:15 min | 1 year ago

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"Yeah just a note before we get started. Producing investigations on a regular schedule is tricky which is one reason you haven't heard from us in a while the summer were working on more stories and you will hear from us every now and then including an episode would later this week following Robert Muller's testimony if you want to know when new episodes come out sign up for our newsletter and when we come back in September will have new episodes on a regular fortnightly schedule that means a new trump INC story every two weeks hello and welcome to the trump INC podcast extra. I'm Elliot merits. Trumping is an open investigation into the business of trump from PROPUBLICA and W._n._y._C.. Here's the story about how someone with no particular technical background or subject matter expertise manage to put himself in the middle of vital national security issue and we don't know what impact he might have had. It's a window into the way power and influence work. Mark Trump's Washington propublica reporter. Jake Pearson found a good friend. Donald trump.

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Trump, Inc.

03:09 min | 1 year ago

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It's Been an Interesting Year for Deutsche Bank

Trump, Inc.

11:49 min | 1 year 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 Trump, Inc.

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12:48 min | 1 year ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Of New York and more. What do you think the president's or? His very closest people who have not been indicted or mentioned apparently as criminal actors by the mullahs report because he says he's not going to pursue any new indictments what what legal jeopardy. Do you think they're still in? Well, I agree with Andrea. And Ilia, I think if you really look at the evidence that is public. We already know that the president has been directly implicated in a campaign finance crime. So that is clear that is still being investigated. The Trump organization is a family business. It is a family business in which Donald Trump was the CEO and part of what we've seen coming up in the context of hush money payments is also some implications related to how the business operated, and the thing about investigations is you know, it's a little bit like unraveling a rug. If you start pulling at the edge of thread, oftentimes, a whole lot more starts unraveling than what you initially started pulling and simply from what we've seen around the Bill. Business practices of the Trump organization and think you can expect a lot more potential investigations that we may or may not hear about that arise as a result of some of the evidence of business practice, and that will directly implicate the president as the CEO of a very closely held family business. You know, it's funny that Maya you use the example of the rug because that's often what I say we need to pull on this threat. And and just we know that there are actually three more investigations out there that are they're not concluded. At least one is the investigation of the Trump foundation in which depositions that were released from Trump's chief financial officer, Allan Wessel bird, in fact, show that there were no separation between the business the campaign and the Trump foundation and in that action, the attorney general seeking to have the Trump family barred from serving on foundation boards and pay a fine. Just last week. Week. The attorney general subpoenaed loans in relation to or information about loans from Deutsche Bank, which was the only lender that would give to Trump after no US banks would because he'd sued them so many times and or stiffed them. So he went to Deutsche Bank and not their regular real estate unit their private wealth unit and Michael Cohen released. Some documents in the public record suggesting that in fact, Trump may have been lying to them which would be Bank fraud. And then the other big investigation is the inaugural which Elliot's been doing a lot of work on. And there are still so many questions, and in fact, at least one person has pleaded guilty to accepting basically being a straw man for an illegal foreign donation. So the inaugural fund is super interesting both in itself and also is a microcosm of the Trump way of doing business where other inaugural funds set a very specific target of the amount of money that they were gonna raise from private donors. They put limits on who could given how this inaugural fund. Have been run fairly differently. A ton of money came in quite understandably because Donald Trump was not expected to win this election. So a lot of people who wanted to have influence in the new administration. I think may have panicked and said, let's let's give this guy some money, and what we know already on the record is that there was one straw, man. Donor acting on behalf of a Ukrainian politician southern district has sent out subpoenas in that probe as well. They're looking for money laundering and several different types of fraud. It sounds very serious, and they'll be requesting the all of the financial documents connected with that the inaugurations interesting because it wasn't in some ways directly controlled by Donald Trump. And yet we know that Trump, and and MRs Trump were routinely briefed on planning they may have been briefed on the financials as well. We don't know that. And and. And we know that the Trump organization directly profited by making sure that they were going to get very hefty payments for use of the Trump hotel during the inaugural, which is news that we broke. So, you know, so there's any number of really interesting things to find out there. It doesn't diminish. My own sense of dissatisfaction, though, I want to know what Robert Muller of all people having looked at all of this closely and carefully thinks, and there's really no substitute for understanding what he learned from all of the records that we know that he got an all the records that we don't know that he got in the interviews that we don't know that he had show my Robert Muller's reputation. I think has benefited. These two years from being such a spanks. If that's the right word heard people use that word like Sheldon Silva was Spinks, but that's another show. But now. Why isn't he out there today holding a news conference or something? Robert Muller is a consummate public servant in that regard. If you're prosecuting one of one of the reasons why James Comey's behavior around the Hillary Clinton. Emails was so shocking is because he wasn't behaving in the tradition of of the of prosecutors of federal prosecutors, which is you keep your mouth shut except to the extent that you're sharing your conclusion, and the reason for that really is to protect both the legal process. It's also to protect the reputation and reputations with those involved, I think where Robert Muller is gone. I think not be viewed as favorably by history to and I say that not as a personal judgment just as a matter of fact is that aspect council, you know, he punted on the issue of obstruction of Justice pretty explicitly. According to the. The bar letter. You know, he said according to the bar letter. He didn't participate in that decision around obstruction? He sent he essentially handed off to rod Rosenstein and William bar who then say, you know, he's not, you know, Robert Muller. Neither SETI should be convicted. You know said that there was a crime committed nor exonerated. And and really in the context of the letter, you know, suggests the politics and the and the internal decision of the department of Justice about whether you could indict a sitting president as part of how they kind of address this issue. So that in and of itself is is is something that I think is a rightful concern both to congress and the American people and to history because the whole point of a special counsel is to have some independent. Of judgment in the evaluation of the evidence. And that was an this is an example where he should have spoken at least through a conclusion of some form in his report. And we should see what that evidence is. Let's go to our next caller Caitlyn in port Washington, you're on WNYC. Caitlyn? Thank you so much for calling. Oh, thank you so much. I'm just I'm just struck by all the references to the narrow investigation of the narrowness of the investigation, which spent twenty two months and correct me if I'm wrong twenty three million dollars of taxpayer money, and now people are calling it a narrow investigation how long and how much are people willing to spend taxpayer money to continue with this it. I there are suspicions. I'm sure everyone regards of Trump's business. There are suspicions about Clinton and the red Lynch's conversations on the tarmac Peter Struck and Lisa page descriptions. But if the taxpayers are asked whether they want to spend their own money to pursue those investigations, I think very few people would want to spend their own money, which is what's happening. Without any tax payer consent. Would you like to see Caitlin for yourself as a tax payer would you like to see all of the investigations discontinued now? So that is not look into potential FBI struck in page etcetera misbehavior to launch the investigation not look into the Trump Inc. Stuff that Ilian. Andrea have been talking about with regard to his business dealings close it all up and just move on to the to the issues or how much of any of that. Do you wanna see gotten to the bottom of? Tax payer money spent in proactive ways to improve the American economy, the American people, and if I think journalists if they wanna pursue investigations and come up with something that that looks actually pertinent relevant or like, it's going to have an impact on the American people are the economy, that's one thing. But but it should not be charged to the taxpayers to be paying for for political investigations. Appreciate it. We have one minute left. Andrea to her point. I'm gonna give you thirty seconds of a political analysis, and my thirty seconds of illegal analysis all the business related investigations. May be per- Caitlyn from port Washington investigation fatigue now. Well, it's interesting about the bar letter. Because the Bartlett are certainly sets that up by saying nothing to see here. Move along it sort of sets up everything else that comes after somehow an anti-climax, whereas we know all of the details are going to be in the report itself. So I think that that is exceedingly important, I also believe in people being held account for their actions. And I think one of the ways you prevent future crimes and misdeeds is by holding people account. So I think it's important to continue that you said earlier that there is ongoing cooperation by gates, and I think also by others that supposedly was pertinent to ongoing investigation. So how can that be the case and Muller be saying that no more indictments will come at the same time? Well, no more. Treatments will come from Robert Muller. We don't know what southern district of New York or or other US attorney's offices will do because Muller has essentially spun out other investigations. And I think, you know, the collars point is quite legitimate one in the sense that people don't necessarily know in the scope of investigations, what this really means in context. But I think the way to look at it as we thirty seven indictments are guilty pleas. And we know so much more as a public about in. This is something we should celebrate. In terms of what Robert Muller's role has been there's so much more. We know about how Russians were interfering how they are trying to compromise. Our our elections and people in US citizens and the extent to which we have corrupt individuals who are operating within government that is money. Well, spent it seems to me if we want to ensure the integ-. Criti both of our government and of our democracy, Maya widely professor urban policy and management at the new school, NBC news and MSNBC legal analyst and former counsel tomato to blase, yo and our Trump Inc. Co host Andrea bunch. Nine. Followed Trump inks reporting on this and more sign up for our newsletter at trumping podcast dot org.

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13:38 min | 1 year ago

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"Lehrer. It's the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC. Good morning, again, everyone as we continue to talk about the release of the mullahs report to the attorney general and the deputy attorney general and there for page letter with their conclusions about what's in the Muller report. And a lot of what comes next now. Here's some unanswered questions in our last caller before the break was feeling gas lit as she put it by knowing all these things and then seeing the conclusion of the attorney general and deputy attorney general, Don, jR, emailing. I love it and then taking that meeting with Russians offering dirt on Hillary Clinton expressed in writing to him as part of Russia's effort to help Trump win mother apparently decided that was not coordination Roger stone. Trump's OC at meeting with WikiLeaks before Wiki leaks released the stove and Democratic Party emails. Some of them. And informing Trump in advance not coordination, Muller's term or collusion. As more commonly said Manafort is campaign, chairman meeting with Kremlin asset Constantine, Nick in giving him private polling date, not coordination after Russia dropped damaging emails during the democratic convention one week, the Republican convention mysteriously changed their party platform from anti Russia to pro Russia on Ukraine, the next remember that not coordination says why? But Ma Trump asking Russia in a speech Russia, if you're listening fine, Hillary Clinton's emails not coordination. Trump negotiating with Russia through the campaign for lucrative Trump Tower deal and lying to cover it up while Russia was helping them get elected not coordination and Michael Flynn after the election meeting with Russia to discuss sanctions relief and lying about it to the FBI not coordination and the firing of call me for. Investigating Russia ties, maybe obstruction. Maybe not according to Muller. No, according to bar and Rosenstein, so we'll pick it up with that set of points with our next guests, Maya Wiley, NBC news and MSNBC legal analyst, professor of urban policy and management at the new school and a former counsel to mayor de Blasio and our Trump Inc team. Andrea Bernstein and Ilya marritz trumping, of course, covers Trump's business world high Ilia. Hi, Andrea, Maya thank you so much for giving us some time today. Good morning. Good morning to be with you. Good morning. So maya. What's your reaction to that litany of things that happened and Muller apparently concluding no conspiracy, no coordination? No collusion. So let me start with the latter part of what you said, Brian because I think as attorneys read this letter differently from journalists. So as an attorney what I read is a statement about evidence and evidence Sherie standards. In other words, I don't see the word exoneration related to conspiracy or coordination. The exact quote from Robert Muller's report is the investigation did not establish, and it's not the whole sentence are Melber made a very big point of this last night on MSNBC. And I and I think it's exactly why people are asking to see more because as an attorney. I if not knowing what preceded his statement of not establishing could change how one reads that sentence. So it's not so much whether or not. Not there are that long litany of of of evidence of of information that the public has already seen. There's even more than that list from all their pasta. And getting what seemed to be very beneficial deal for him in terms of sanctions, remember all their pasta is the Russian oligarch that Paul Manafort owed money, we have the issue that Trump essentially gave confidential classified information to Russians right after firing Komi. So we could even add to that list. And I think that is exactly the reason why we need to understand what was the evidence. And what how was Muller himself interpreting weather, how close he got to the standard was he very far from the standard in terms of all the evidence. He's seen. We. No, we have not seen it all. And I think this is the type of accounting that is critically important to our democracy where you with your legal background expecting something more. And were you surprised at the top line story that came out even as early as Friday, which is the Muller plans? No more indictments not have done junior. Not of anyone else closer to Trump and not on anything else. Short answer is. Yes, I, you know, I'm certainly in the camp publicly saying as an attorney when you see Rick gates continuing to cooperate. When you see the Roger stone trial, not yet coming when you know that their ongoing investigations, and you wonder, you know, that you've had a prosecutor standing up before the judge in Virginia, the federal judge in Virginia judge Ellis and saying no, this Manafort trial is related to the probe around coordination and conspiracy with Russia and remember manafort's behavior. And there's the issue of whether or not or at least the question of whether there would be forthcoming charges. And yes, why wasn't Don jR, interviewed that seems very strange. So certainly, you know, my assumption was just looking at the practice of law that the that it was. Not yet. The even if even if Robert Muller felt that he had amassed most of the evidence that he was gonna get it still seemed premature not to allow those other processes to play out not to question. Don, jR, certainly, and you know, we we can debate whether or not he should have asked for an interview and potentially subpoenaed the president, but the allegations were sufficiently serious, and there was enough question there around Trump Tower Moscow, I you would really have expected at least some additional efforts to have follow up questions to Donald Trump. So it did seem strange to me. I will say I do not have all of the evidence. That was available to Robert Muller. I believe that he is someone who would have acquitted himself by the book with integrity looking at the facts again, though, these kind. Of questions are why it is critical to have a full public accounting tell the public. So that we can see where the evidence is where it took the investigation. And why Robert Muller would report it this time? So Andrea Bunstine ladder refer any way to Trump business dealings, the beat of your podcast trumping. In the Muller report or give you any clues as to any intersection between Trump's businesses and the conclusions of the Russia investigation. I mean, the short answer is no. And I think it's worth remembering that the bar letter is his interpretation of the mother report, which we haven't seen, and we don't know the extent of it. We don't even know at this point how long it is think it's also worth reminding ourselves at the bar letter comes at the end of a process in which the president overtly and covertly tried to intervene at every step of the way. So it's just important to remember that this is coming obviously, the firing of Komi the firing of sessions the attempts to interfere possibly in the southern district. So this is not sort of a hands off thing, you know, not to mention all the tweets, but what I think is really really important to remember about Trump's business is we have learned so much just from the indictment and the. Trials that have come out thus far in the molar campaign about Trump's business. The top line of that we learned that Trump was trying to profit apparently from his presidential campaign by doing a deal for Trump Tower Moscow as his poll numbers were going up. That's number one. We know that his campaign manager Paul Manafort was trying to monetize his position in the campaign by becoming whole with the Russian oligarch that my mentioned Oliviero pasta. We know that Trump's special counsel Michael Cohen was also trying to make money. So this is something really startling. And if you I mean, if we just start from the place that Muller found, okay, there was no crime committed as Maya said not enough evidence of of a meeting legal standard. We still know that the Russians hacked our election. We know the top military intelligence. Officers were stealing emails from Trump's democratic opponents. We know that a separate group of people run by a man who is known as Putin's chef was running this internet trolling activities. So we know all of that happened during the campaign, and what did the Trump campaign do when they were approached by the Russians who said we are trying to help you. We have dirt was just looked the other way at best. And that is very very consistent with what we have found about Trump's business partners. They are suspected money launderer suspected tax evaders one of his partners was indeed a fugitive from US Justice at the time that Trump started doing a deal with him that he just doesn't seem to have a vending operation one one former Trump organization employee said he doesn't wanna know. And I think it's important to think about that. As we go. What are the implications of a president who doesn't wanna know about who is associates are? As we move into this next phase of investigations, this next phase of investigations will include whatever congress decides to continue doing that'll be a political decision, I presume and also what the US attorney here in New York, not the special counsel decides to continue to do as well as what the New York state, attorney general and the Manhattan District Attorney decided to do, and we already know they're looking into Paul Manafort, at least in some of these respects, and so who's out of the woods and who's not with respect to actual legal charges. Yeah. Tisch James, the the new attorney general in New York state said Donald Trump has three three things to be afraid of Robert Muller. Michael Cohen and me. So I I thought that was a pretty bold statement on her part the thing that ties most directly to the molar probe it spun off of the molar probe is the soil. District of New York's investigation into hush money payments. And we've had a that's around stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, the two women who alleged that the head affairs with Donald Trump. And where Michael Cohen went to extraordinary lengths to bury their stories in the final days of the campaign, basically paying them hush money, which was which was an illegal campaign contribution. Now all the legal papers around that refer to the president as as individual one he appears in in some readings to be an unindicted co-conspirator there. And we know that that investigation is live. We know that from a couple of things we knew it for Michael cones testimony before congress reset the southern district has asked me not to talk about this. When he was asked about this. And we know it from the search warrant application that was released last week, which is heavily redacted. And most of the reductions are about those illegal campaign contributions. So it's a really interesting question. How this other? A unit of the Justice department distinct from the special counsel located here in Manhattan is going to where they're going to take this the obvious next place to go is the person one person higher up. That's the president of the United States Justice department legal memos hold that a sitting president cannot be prosecuted. So that means what for the southern district. Do they wait until Trump is out of office? If he only gets one term or do they try to get other people are there other dimensions to this probe that we don't know about? It's a big we don't know. But just based on the facts that we do know it seems very clear that the man who is now president directed. Michael Cohen to break the law to bury a story that was unfavorable to him a story that really would have resonated with a lot of voters in the last days of the campaign, and shall Maya Wiley for you as a legal analyst former counsel to the mayor of

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Trump, Inc.

10:12 min | 1 year ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Trump ink is supported by ZipRecruiter. Hiring is challenging, but there's one place you can go where hiring is simple and smart that place ZipRecruiter where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates. Try it for free. It's recruiter dot com slash WNYC. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Wait a minute. That's it. Then no one else really knows anything. Yes. What did we learn Palmer? I dunno, sir. Are to say. Hello. And welcome to this. Trump ING podcast extra Bill bar letter edition. I'm Andrea Bernstein. We're still processing what we do know what we don't know. And what we want to know. But while we're doing that we're going to send you three different ways to think about what we've learned so far about the special counsel report. Which obviously we've yet to see in a moment, I'll be joined by propublica 's Eric Manzke of a couple of weeks ago put together a list of tips for interpreting the Muller report after that we're gonna play a segment that my co host Ilya marritz, and I did with new school professor and MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley on WNYC's Brian Lehrer show, but I. The department of Justice announced it will appoint of former FBI director Robert Mueller as an independent special counsel. General consensus. It was a good decision to pick a special counsel. Robert Moore is perhaps the single most qualified individuals to lead such an investigation in my view Muller loves prosecuting, bad, guys. He loves putting criminals in jail. It's his thing. I was going to fire Comey. My decision. Do you believe this arise to obstruction of Justice? I don't know that that's Bob Muller's job to sort that out. I think that the the probe is a disaster for our country to me, this appears as the closest we've seen yet real life. Actual collusion. We've been saying from day one there's been no evidence of Trump Russia collusion or people going to suspect cover up absolute high did not collude with Russia. There was no collusion. Nothing. Have this witch hunting total witch onto which is rusher thing with Trump and Russia again, I think we really have to see what Melissa and a lot of falsification going on. We've got a lot of lying going on. And we've got cover-ups George popadopoulos. Rick gates, whole Manafort Eichel, Flynn, Alexander's walk constant t Kalin Michael Cohen, thirteen Russian national. They were hoping to make Americans feel more angry more divided seeking to interfere in the United States, twenty sixteen presidential election. It's startling. If you take a step back and think that a president of the United States is the subject or focus of Neff BI counter intelligence investigation, that's remarkable leaks. And there were insinuations and the people were then making that what they wanted Russia Russia. Russia hate Russia. Russia Russia for so Gideon eager to hear more about this Russia and Trump story and when their stories come get completely debunked. It just kind of everybody agrees to ignore Russian brushing, rush the Russians Russia's Russia Russian. Just an out. There was no collusion with Russia. The most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. There was no collusion with Russia. It was no obstruction. It was a complete and total exoneration. President Trump is wrong. This report is not amount who a so-called total exoneration special counsel Muller was cleared that his report quote does not exonerate close. Quote. The president. That audio diary was put together by j cow it and our friends at the public radio show. The takeaway with Tenzin Vega. I'm joined now Republicans Eric humanity. Hi, andrea. So Eric when you put together your list of tips on how to interpret the mullahs report, you said, stop focusing on collusion. And remember, we already know a lot. So how do you think about the Bill bar letter in that frame most fundamentally, I think that this collusion question, which is very important, obviously has served as an over simplification on both sides because you have people who are, you know, resistance types who feel like okay Muller is gonna come in. And prove this thing there was collusion. It's the he's going to save us. And this is the ultimate case. And Trump was intern saying no collusion that the question of what Trump has done was a binary question of collusion. But of course, the reality is, and we have spent a year and a. Half more than a year and a half digging into a whole range of troubling activities that we have seen by the president by the president's organization really collusion is a very poor descriptors of many of the troubling things that we've found so short. There is the news that Muller has not found collusion. And so yes, it makes sense to highlight that, but let us not think that that is the end game in and of itself. So just to take an example of what we're talking about is our episode last week, we really dug into the Trump Tower Moscow, and what we found had nothing to do with collusion. But that rather Trump had very clear business interests in Moscow who's trying to build a tower. He coulda made a lot of money if he had done it and in order to do it. He needed basically at the Kremlin to help him. And in fact, Michael Cohen, his lawyer asked the Kremlin. For help. So what does that mean? That means that you know, there didn't have to be a p tape. There didn't have to be some secret spy meeting somewhere. It's just Trump could think a you know, what I wanna do. I wanna remain on the Kremlin's good side here because they can make me a lot of money. It's very straightforward. So you also wrote don't expect answers to everything or even most things how are you feeling about that today? I feel like we don't have answers to most things can you debt a little bit more about that. Sure. We're multiple steps removed from hearing the whole story. So just to take Muller itself. Muller's job is as a prosecutor, he's not they're doing the kind of nine eleven report everything that's happened. He's not a historian. He's not a journalist. He's a prosecutor, right? His job is literally not to explain everything. It's to bring cases or to not bring cases. So you have that issue then on top of that? Of course, he gave whatever. Report he gave to the attorney general William bar who then wrote a four page roughly that summarizes what Muller found accurately or not, you know, the full picture or not. We just have no idea. I mean, we have no idea what we don't even know at this point. What do you think our task is now on Trump Inc? I feel like our job remains the same. I will tell you that after having dug into this stuff for a year and a half. I feel like we obviously are conveying everything that we have seen. But that it's like hard to tell people just how questionable just how widespread and problematic the activities that we have seen by the Trump organization prior to the presidency by the powers that be during the presidency. I mean. The range of things that we have uncovered that we have reported on it is hard to wrap your head around. And that just underscored again. Yes, collusion is an important question. But it is by no means the measure of whether or not the president has acted responsibly ethically. Morally or in the interests of the country. Propublica 's Eric humanity. Thanks, eric. Thanks, andrea. And to that end Trumpian has a bit of breaking news. Here's Ilya marritz. So back in January, trumping senior producer, make Kramer, and I stayed at the Trump International hotel in DC. And while we were there we saw a candidate for president of Nigeria in the lobby. Well, I bring you news of another notable foreign politician staying at the Trump hotel DC it is via Rita don't Sheila. She's the prime minister of Romania. She showed up in DC over the weekend to attend the APEC conference, and she was spotted twice in the Trump hotel lobby by our friends. Zach Everson ship heared to have a room key that enables you to operate an elevator there and Romania is quite an interesting country. If you're Trump watcher, you might remember that less summer Rudy Giuliani wrote to the Romanian president warning about over zealous. Prosecutors pursuing corruption cases there and. Another prominent Trumpian is Elliott Brady who sought a defense contract for his company also from the Romanian government, so interesting country. And yes, of course, it is a potential emoluments issue. Thanks, thanks. You can read more of that story on our website at Trump Inc, podcast dot ORG. And now as promised or sending down the stream the segment Ilia, Maya Wiley, and I did with WNYC's Brian Lehrer.

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02:50 min | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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

Morning Edition

04:52 min | 2 years ago

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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"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

Trump, Inc.

06:17 min | 2 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Hey, Trump Inc fans. It's Andrea Bernstein busy putting together season two of trumping it's gonna launch next month. But in the meantime, bring you an update on a story. We worked on last spring. Remember this one, and I'll do anything to protect Mr.. Trump the family. Now vice president-elect Pence as well as the campaign. I like to keep myself in that little circle of extremely loyal people to try to understand Michael Cohen's life. We're going to follow his paper trail. So many of the people around him have been disbarred, disciplined or arrested year after year. Some have been convicted Cohen has never even been accused. Well, as Tuesday afternoon in late August, that's no longer true in a courtroom in New York Cohen. Pleaded guilty to eight felony counts, including tax fraud, Lang to a Bank and campaign finance violations the same. Our he was pleading guilty. Some two hundred miles to the south of federal jury was reading back charges against someone else. It was very important to Donald Trump is former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort also eight counts also Bank and tax fraud. The day after these dramatic developments might Trump Inc. Podcast co host Ilya marritz and I talked with WNYC's Brian Lehrer for a live radio segment, breaking down these court actions and their implications. It's going to have a little different from the way Trump Inc usually does, but without you'd be interested and don't forget, we'll be back with season two next month. So keep an eye on your podcast or sign up for our. Our newsletter trumping podcast dot org. Meantime, here's the conversation. It's the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC good morning everyone. And so we woke up today with President, Donald Trump, accused and Michael Cohen, guilty plea of having directed Cohen to make felony illegal campaign contributions to silence. Women to help Trump win the election of everything that's been said in the last day, here's probably the most important part and it's from the plea deal itself in writing that Cohen admitted to paying hush money to porn star stormy Daniels and twenty sixteen quote at the direction of the candidate unquote. So what a twist in the road we thought we were all on right for the last year. They've been investigating Russia really more than a year to see if they made illegal campaign contributions to help Trump win the election as it turns out, Trump himself directed illegal campaign contributions to help him win the election. According to Michael Cohen, they've been investigating whether Trump conspired with the Russians as it turns out Trump conspired with his own fixer, directing Cohen to break the law to help Trump win and remember, case your outing. It Cohen released a tape recording of Trump doing it. I need to accompany for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend, David. I'm couldn't do that right away. I've actually come up and I've spoken to Alan Weisselberg about how to set the whole thing up with funding that, yes, and it's all the stuff all the stuff because you know, you never know where that company ever know what he's going to be. It's correct. So I'm all over that. And I spoke to Alan about it when it comes time for the financing, which will be listen. We'll have to. I got none of those paying cash Trump said, no, no, no, no. No said Michael Kahn. This is regarding as he said at the beginning of the clip, our friend, David, that's David pecker who owns the National Enquirer was through that that the hush money was paid to bottle up, Karen McDougal's claim of having an affair with Trump. So there's no denying this time. No saying there was no collusion. There was collusion, and there was direction by Trump to commit crimes to illegally influence the election and have these women not been silenced through these illegal campaign donations or if the criminal cover up of the payments, the Cohen has now admitted to had become known before election day would if you fastened people voted differently in Pennsylvania or in Wisconsin or Michigan, we'll never know. Right. But the legitimacy of the election, the election results now becomes a question based on stab facts. About the president's involvement in campaign crimes. Not just something Robert Muller is investigating and here's one potentially significant reaction. It's a tweet from New York Times, conservative columnist, Brad Stevens, significant. If this becomes a widespread conservative sentiment, he writes, I've been skeptical about the wisdom and merit of impeachment Cohen's guilty plea changes that the president is clearly guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. He should resign his office or be impeached and removed from office. So that's a tweet from New York Times, conservative columnist for at Stevens. So what happens next? How does the president get held accountable? If at all, by the congress, which has the sole power to do. So if they don't take Brett Steven suggestion directly or by the voters in midterm congressional. Actions. How should Democrats or Republicans make this factor in their campaigns later in the show last one, democratic congressman and swim swing district, which voted for Trump Sean Patrick Maloney from the Hudson valley who is also seeking the nomination for New York state attorney general. He'll be here later joining us now are the co hosts of our podcast Trump Inc, Andrea Bernstein

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Trump, Inc.

04:00 min | 2 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Hey it's ilia with trump inc podcast extra trumping is an open investigation from propublica and wnyc our goal is to explore the business conflicts of interest at the heart of the trump presidency no one would've thought when the constitution was written that pain your hotel bill was an emolument instead it would have been thought of as value for value exchange not a gift not a title and not an emolument on january eleventh 2017 president elect trump's attorney sherri dylan outlined a plan for trump to keep his business empire while serving as president xi addressed the skeptics who said it would be impossible to know whether the new president was serving the public interest or suggests that the constitution prohibits the businesses from even arm's length transactions that the presidentelect has absolutely nothing to do with and isn't even aware of these people are wrong today we're gonna go deep on hotels rooms valet parking restaurants in meals at properties owned by the trump organization which is still owned by donald trump and while dylan was specifically talking about the ways foreign governments might seek favors by spending money at trump properties we're gonna look at the ways us states and cities and agencies and therefore us tax payers are in fact right now putting money in trump's pockets before trump became president dylan said paying for a hotel room is a fair value exchange it's not a gift and therefore it's not an emolument the constitution does not require presidentelect trump to do anything here perhaps that is a question that will be decided by the courts in this ups owed we're going to hear from three people tracking the flow of taxpayer money to the trump organization often through hotel stays sometimes booked by individual government workers and the firm question we're going to look at how do government officials end up spending money at trump properties my name is alex merge eski researcher at propublica tell me about the first person you called who as a public servant who made a decision to spend public money at trump property yeah this is a guy named after snyder he works in colorado at the national institute of standards and technology that's in the commerce department in the spring of twenty seventeen snyder attended a conference in the washington dc area we don't know the name of the conference on the receipt that we have it says he went to a supervisor training and mission essential travel conference gino with them i don't know what that means okay on their seats that we got it says that he stayed for about half the time he was there at the old post office in dc also known as the trump international hotel dc paying two hundred forty two dollars a night as it happens i went there last year one weekend during brench time it was totally nice vibe there's a glass roof atrium there was live pno music so that's where snyder state and so i called him up i found his number his office number and i give them a collie picked up and i asked him you know we're doing this story about federal employees spending money at trump properties i have this racine front of me it's got your name on it i just wanted to ask you why chose to say at the trump hotel as opposed to other hotels got a little defensive off the bat and explained that he was staying at the trump because it was so close within a block and a half of this conference he was going to was so close that he didn't have to rent a car but on the on the receipts that we have it's sort of clearly says that he rented a car and charged three hundred thirty six dollars to the valet service at the trump hotel so i followed up with him by email actually on the.

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Trump, Inc.

06:01 min | 2 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Bring back Ilya and Jesse, we have one more piece of business. There's more. Hey, yes, there is. We are back and there's one piece of business before we call this evening. We're going to pick a winner from our Trump Inc. Trivia competition. How many of you participated? I hope you all did. Okay. That's a lot of people. Good. I want. I want a good competition here. Let's review some of the questions I can tell you that only two people in the audience. Got all of the questions right. So I think it's a good time to review. Let's have a look. Can we get that on the screen? The question number one, the Trump organization has partnered with developers. M three m for projects in India. What is three m stand for Android, you remember the answer is magnificence in the trinity of men, materials and money. True story. All right. Question number two, the largest contractor for the Trump inauguration was connected to the first family. How all of these answers are real Trump family connections in real jobs. When is correct, tell you it's not. It's not Eric. Trump's former wedding planner who runs HUD in New York. It's not Donald Trump's former caddie who is his social media director, it's not Yvonne. Could Trump's former public relations adviser who was hope Hicks. It is Malania Trump's friend stuff. Winston walk-off is her name. That's right. Twenty six million dollar contract. Next question. These are so many words that can't read them. All one of the following was not real, which one there are four somewhat preposterous scenarios, but only one of them is so preposterous that it didn't happen. Okay. So this did happen. It did happen that at a campaign event for Donald Trump, an Indian Michael Jackson warmed up for a crowd for a sketch about couples getting attacked by jihadists. Wielding green laser guns before the US navy seals came and rescued them, and they all sang born in the USA. Happened and there was a Russian American film company that made a movie in the nineteen nineties about Trump Taj. Mahal casino run by the KGB that featured dancers wearing hammer and sickle undergarments, but what did not happen? Donald junior did not host a sales event at the Trump Tower back who with one hundred guests for screening of the movie. The godfather introduced by Giuliani that did not fake news. All right. Question number four, which of the following was not a Michael Cohen business. This is very much in the news, so you got this right. See he did not Pretty's shoot. Do you know who produced Elliott Brady. Elliot, ROY d. has been in the news recently because he was the third, Michael Cohen. Client who paid one point six million dollars in hush money to a former playboy playmate who said he had impregnated her. Also he was the vice chairman of the our NC. Final question. The center for responsive, politics reports that too dark money groups, which did not disclose their donors. Each gave a million dollars to Trump's inauguration. Just one of these names. Correct. Which one gave money Trump's inauguration. Anyone. H. group gave it not AB IM partners, which are that's Andrey. That's me LLC and we are. We are taking donations. Once. So we have two people got the question right in this audience. We're going to do a drawing now and the winner. I should say the winner is going to get a two thousand four edition of Trump. The game is a board game from. Parker brothers. The tagline is I'm back and you're fired. We've never opened. It is fresh from EBay. You can see my home address crossed off the packaging. I'm going to pick a winner right now shuffle that around real good. Okay. The winner is deca mic. Donnie. Do we have a deck mcdonagh here. Say that, right. How do you say. Duck Gumbo down. Sorry, demo down our winter. Thank you so much. Hope you have room under your bed. Thank you for listening, so carefully to Trump Inc. You definitely want to big prize. So I wanna thank again Tony Schwartz and Mark schuss for joining us this evening. And before we conclude, I want to acknowledge some of the contributors to Trump Inc at Davidson of the New Yorker can share. Just in Elliott. Honestly, comet of investigative. Kaplan, the investigative Cathryn Sullivan until Publico had their Vogel propublica Garrick rabbits from Republican and dick awful the president and CEO is public. And a very, very, very big hand to Jennifer, Sandra, and the Greenspace team who put up this curtain and designed. Our Ange colored Cup tells for the evening. Trump

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Trump, Inc.

09:57 min | 2 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"So just we'll be back at the end of the show. Let's how one more round of applause for Tony, welcome back, Andrea, and Eric. Hello, we're back. I want introduced Mark Shoups who is the investigations and projects that are at BuzzFeed news. So he is one Pulitzer prize for his coverage of aids in Africa, and was part of the Wall Street Journal winning team that wanna policy for their coverage of nine eleven. But many of you may know him as the person who uploaded a file into his document cloud account in January of two thousand seventeen. It's become known as the dossier, which I think is familiar to many of you who listen to Trump Inc and since then Markaz supervised a broad range of investigations. So he is supervised investigations of Russians and Russian state-sponsored murders abroad. He has supervised investigations some of the earliest ones of Michael Cohen and also looking at something. We've also looked at a lot which is Trump's dubious. Business partners in his foreign venture. So please join me in welcoming Mark shoes. So I should say we, we used to work together. It's true. It is true. Mark used to be an editor at propublica and. You know, I am thinking back to January two thousand seventeen where you were hanging out at our office. You seemed totally relaxed. You're laughing with us. You left. You had a bad coffee from Keurigs and then about an hour later, you publish the dossier. And I never discuss scoops. It was very impressive. And we actually thought there's no way market of known about anything because he was just too too, but some investigative. I. And I have to say, you know, looking at the dossier, I couldn't at the time quite get my head around what should I make of it? And even now sixteen months later or roughly speaking, I still really can't get my head around it of, you know, what of this sort of large set of surgeons and rumors and so forth. What had it has added up to and what has been cooperated and not. So what do you make of it now that we're, you know, so far down. Sure. So let me just back up and say something that I'm very proud that we'd published the dossier at the time. At the time that we published, it was quite controversial. Decision are editor in chief. Ben Smith went on television. I can't remember which talking head told in the published fake news and of course the president, those the president, right. Well, the president also said the same press conference where he stood up with his lawyer with the pile of Manila folders to say that his business would be separate from the White House. The first instance we found the president calling somebody fake news was you. Congratulations is also call this a failing pile of garbage. So. But I think today, whether you're democrat or Republican, you're really glad that we published that if you're a democrat, you see it as kind of a road map to the Muller investigation. And if you're a Republican UCF as a piece of hack partisan dirt, that somehow snookered the deep state. So. No matter which side of the political divide your on. That document is news. It's real news and it was important for everybody to the able to see. So I just thought I would put that out there. I mean, if you look at the dossier, one of its central tenants is very simply that the Kremlin launched a coordinated and massive campaign to interfere in the US presidential election with the goal first and foremost to simply destabilize the United States, and they came to believe over the evolution of the campaign that the best way to do that was to support Donald Trump. And both of those assertions, both of them are in the dossier, and they're in the dossier long before they become part of the sort of accepted wisdom in the United States long before our intelligence community. Put forth the exact same analysis. So I think that the overriding sort of corroborated fact of the dossier is the Russian interference with the goal of stabilizing the United States and with its means to support Trump over Hillary Clinton. And you see tons of Caraba USA today just read every single Facebook ad that the Russians all thirty five hundred of them and found that they were geared toward exacerbating racial tensions in the United States to destabilize our democracy. So that's number one. And then I think there are a few other things on a mere eleven days after the Trump Tower meeting which virtually no one knew about at that time, the dossier says that the Kremlin was feeding valuable intelligence to the Trump campaign about Hillary Clinton, whether they were referring to that meeting. I don't know. This is the meeting with done junior. Trump's town. And of course, the dossier talks about Manafort hiding money and receiving ill-gotten gains from Ukraine. You could argue that that is some operated by the fact that that happened with gates, deputy campaign manager, though. So I think that those give you some sense. But to me, the major one is that there was interference in the United States election. So this is a question that we asked Masha who has our own particular perspective on it. Let me read the question that we asked, and then I'll read her response from text the way I should say Masha Gessen his, of course, the national book award winning author of the future is history and the man without a face, which is a book about Vladimir Putin and his staff writer for the New Yorker and writes about three articles a week and puts us all to shame. Right is also Russian American and is live for decades and Russia and has a deep knowledge of that country. So in the wake of the two thousand sixteen elections, this is our question to her. By the way in the wake of the two thousand sixteen elections, you argued that Americans and focusing on the Russian role in the elections, deny their own responsibility for creating an enabling Trump has what we've learned from the Muller investigation and the dossier about interference in the two thousand sixteen elections changed your views at all? Why? And why not? This is her response a little bit. I find the possibility of collusion a bit more believable than I did at first. They're certainly a lot there, but my main two point stand one Americans elected Trump. We need to face this no matter what Muller fines. The Trump presidency is not a Russian creation and to I'm very uncomfortable with a lot of the anew onced reactive ways that this. Has all been covered, Mike? Did you want to add that? I actually agree a lot with her contention that Donald Trump is not a Russian phenomenon. Donald Trump is as American phenomenon as you could possibly ever dream of, you know, and we will never know the exact. Role that Russian interference played in swaying boats. I just don't think that's an answerable question, but the fact that Donald Trump is president and even if he had lost the fact that he could get so close is very clearly because he tapped into something and one of the things he tapped into a very legitimate anger. If you are middle class lower middle class or poor in this country, as you have watched people through automation in many other ways, take jobs. And then while the people in Silicon Valley are getting massively wealthy and where the elites are just simply not in any way, addressing the things that are happening in your backyard, you believe that there's a lot of anger that's going to benefit itself somehow. And it manifest itself with the election of Donald Trump. One of the things that I stuck with a lot of people about the dossier was of course the p. tape. But what we are very interested in some of the other stuff, which was about the sort of what there were hints of money flowing through the Trump organization or through Trump associates, eighteen months later. What do you think we understand now about Trump and his business with the Russians that we didn't understand before and what are we to make of that don't actually think that we know a

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Trump, Inc.

05:36 min | 2 years ago

"trump inc" Discussed on Trump, Inc.

"Hello and welcome to a special episode of Trump Inca podcasts from WNYC and propublica that digs deep into the secrets of the Trump family business. I'm Andrea Bernstein a few days ago. We held a taping at the Greenspace in New York City before a sold out crowd. We had a display of Trump branded items like success. Cologne Trump vodka and Trump cufflinks. There was a gold curtain, a Trump themed cocktail, but even more important. Some really interesting conversations about Trump the businessman and Trump the president, Tony Schwartz, the co author with Donald Trump of the art of the deal, talked with Ilya marritz from WNYC, and Jesse icing from propublica about what Schwartz does and does not recognize in Donald Trump the president, then Eric Manzke from propublica and I speak with Mark shoots. He's the investigations editor BuzzFeed. And he told us why he was the first to post the Russia, dossier, what he's learned since about collusion in whether he thinks the US is drifting toward. A Russian style relationship between business and government. There was also a Trump Inc, trivia contest. You can test your knowledge. One note Masha Gessen the New Yorker staff writer and author of the future is history was supposed to join us, but unfortunately, she injured her jaw and couldn't speak. Don't worry. She's recuperating nicely. She did however Email us answers to some of the questions we would have asked her. So those are coming up as well. So onto the show I voice you'll hear is WNYC's Ilya marritz. Today is day four hundred seventy nine of the Trump presidency. I know. It's hard to process all that. We've lived through Sinaga ration- day the tweets, Russia stormy Daniels, to make sense of the Trump presidency. We at Trump Inc. We have a very particular take on. Things are guide post is that moment in January twenty seventeen. When Trump what he was going to do with his business, the Trump organization. If you're here, you probably know that he didn't sell it. He didn't put it in a blind trust. He handed it over to his adult sons Don Jr. and Eric, Eric, this is where you come in because your position for a long time has been, we need to find a different way to cover this situation. This administration. Why did you think a serialized podcast where we keep saying, we don't know. We don't know this. We don't know that. Why did you think that was a good idea? You know, part of the story here is that there are such basic important questions that are unanswered, and if we shine a light and focus on that very issue. While trying to answer them, that itself has an aspect of public service stood. So one way that we tried to answer these questions is that we have been tracking a lot of the president's business partners and his associates, and one of the things that has been very striking to all of us as we've done Trump Inc is that they're just so often seem to be someone who was investigated, charged or convicted of a crime. So we put some of the names up on wall, and here's an example of what that looks like for people that are listening to the podcast version of this. We are looking at slide with some name. Is anybody here have any questions about any of these names yell, one out. I'll try to explain to you there providence. Charlie Kushner. So that's Jared, Kushner? Stat. And he pleaded guilty in two thousand and four to tax evasion and witness tampering for taping his brother-in-law, having sex with the prosecutor that he had set off to. A two. Keep. This is why trumping sounds good because we fact check each other. So he was Charlie. Kushner was convicted of witness tampering for hiring a prostitute to have sex with his brother in law in a motel room, which he delivered the tape of it to his brother-in-law's wife, aka his sister before a family function, and he did this. He says, because the brother in law was corroborating with the prosecutor of New Jersey whose name happened to be Chris, Christie. So here's what's going to happen, Eric and Andrew will be back a little later in the show with Mark shoe from BuzzFeed. We are very excited to hear from him. Thanks guys. I when we were looking for guests for this live show, we ask ourselves, who can we talk to who really knows? Donald Trump really gets him under stands, how he works, understands how he thinks maybe someone who's been in business with him. So we reached out to man who collaborated with Trump on what is arguably his his most enduring success. Please welcome. The co, author of the bestselling nineteen eighty-seven book the art of the deal, Tony Schwartz. So

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