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Fresh update on "trump " discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday
"Held with these headlines third dose COVID-19 vaccines are getting into the arms of Americans this weekend After the CDC endorsed them for 65 year olds and up and those with certain medical conditions or jobs or living situations that put them at risk of exposure Former president Donald Trump holds a rally today in Georgia where he's under investigation for urging the Secretary of State to find the votes to turn his election loss into a win there His family's business practices are under scrutiny in New York where a court has ordered the Trump organization to turn over documents The nation's largest utility PG&E is facing 31 charges including manslaughter for a deadly wildfire in California last year historic drought tied to climate change is.
The Hunter Biden E-Mail Coverup Is the Clearest Evidence Yet of Media Corruption
"Im in houston texas about three hours away near the campus of a very very left wing. University of texas in austin is our friend. Katie mcfarland former deputy national security adviser. She's in the lone star state to talking forget. Her book is revolution trump washington. We the people all right. Kt there's a lot to cover today. You ready ready to buckle up. I'm reading all right story out. Hunter biden emails. They looked to be authentic Legit i guess for two million dollars you could have hunter biden moolah as people trying to unfreeze freeze libyan assets. This is very dangerous. The white house is for sale. We know that. Kim your take on that and then what other black males floating around around there. Yeah i'm not surprised at this story. I think a lotta people for a long time. If now that the biden inc was a pay to play scheme whether it was with ukraine weather was with russians whether it was you know chinese anybody. That was the way you got access to. Joe biden vice-president and probably way to get access to him as president is to pay the family to get married. Get something what has always upset me about. This is why the media crush the story so the new york post had. The story had a laptop have the emails and in trying to report it the rest of the media crush them in fact the social media twitter banned the new york post the oldest newspaper in the united states banned them for their having a story that was critical of joe biden during the presidential campaign so to me. It's a bigger problem than just corruption. The white house. It's it's corruption the media you know the watchdog. We're not watching. In fact they were actively working on the other
Fresh update on "trump " discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"Which means he's been marinating in this job for fifty years. So chris i i think i understand. Say kudos to you. Because you know what. I haven't seen anybody in the mainstream the alternative the putative nominal conservative media. Just do the basic research that you dating that. Brief video chris. Yeah and what was really striking to me was that his bachelor's degree was in politics. Yes that's the name not politics international affairs politics. Not political science is politics. And so i'm sitting there. I'm thinking bad. This guy knew exactly what he wanted to do. From a very young age. I think his father was in the military and he had he had it figured out you know he had it figured out. He just like somebody might you know. Move up the ranks at nike or some other corporation google. Something like that. You know somebody might think. Oh you know what. I want to be a ahead of industry or i want to be a big shot here or there. Milley's thought was you. I want to be a big dog in the military. That's going to be my career. And so he planned it from the beginning and so now. He's got the job that he wants. I also make the point in my video by the way just looking this this clip of him here that he does look the part. I'm he looks like a hard ass. But it's manufactured. I mean this is the point. You make the point. That eisenhower could kick your ass. Mainly would probably fall over his you know wattle under his neck and you know the rolls of fat or trip over the medal ribbons if you look at pattern in dress uniform. He's got about three medal ribbons. This guy's got fourteen rows of medal ribbons. And i don't think he fought in world war two like patented. So you make this point. it's it's artifice. chris isn't it. oh absolutely. I mean the question that you raised with your producer is the right question and but either answer is terrible right so the question is does this guy believe what he's saying about white rage and all this nonsense is he really that absurd or is he just playing. The political game is he trying to appease his overlords and the democrat party. Not answer is good but exactly right. That's the point and you know he. He betrayed trump very early on in a very public. Not early on but you remember when trump walk to that church. That was burned down by johnson square. Right that's at the lms antifa onto to the ground. The church where abraham lincoln went to pray before he was inaugurated as president just little small historic detail. Unbelievably despicable act. You know by these thugs right. And what is their punishment. Nothing the fbi hunting on the people that burn down the church. No they're hunting down peaceful protesters literally peaceful protesters from january six. But i digress. After trump walked to the church there was some photos of general milley in the entourages. And general milley comes out and says oh look. That was a mistake. I shouldn't have been there. That was really terrible. And i'm thinking like you worked for donald trump. That's your boss. Show a little respect you know. Stand behind him and say what they did to that. Church was terrible. You know we did not clear the square or to go to the church. That was something that was planned by the park service. Or whatever that nothing to do with us you know. He should have defended trump but instead he stabbed him in the back and i think he should have been fired right then and there. But it's tough to know who your friends are. Sometimes you know. Because i do think that general mills one of these people who probably says everything you wanna hear to your face you know that at the beginning of the administration. He made maggie noises and then when he saw the writing on the wall he he went all pink hair and white rage in. Crt that so he is. He is a political animal. He's not a soldier and he's a traitor. The title for your video is correct. Milli is a trainer. Guys watched the video posted it right now. I have to ask you somebody. And i think you say this in several videos. You still have bodies. Who aren't you know hardcore conservatives or definitely not maga- people who still in the arts industry get any input from them on this whole mealy fiasco do they think it's cool to have somebody undermine the will of the american people in the commodity and chief. You gotta input from your body's who on on the maga- train no and i'll tell you why people who are just transitioning to becoming a conservative or become a republican or you know just moving away from being leftist They're really they're very basic in their perception of what's going on politically because it's very tough. I think to live in the democrat delusion because it's a whole it's a whole ecosystem right. They want you to believe that big is beautiful. You know that that people will find fat people just as attractive as in right. They want you to believe that. I know that's very superficial example. But it's a good example. 'cause it's something that you can see with your own eyes right. I mean we played this clip on the show from well from prager. You you know they want the you if you're in that ecosystem you have to believe that if you don't want to date if you're and you don't want to date a quote woman who has a penis that means you are a transfer i mean. That is the insanity. Chris of the well. They live in a video. I have the second channel called mr pagan right. Talk like this the whole time. And i pretend to be a leftist and defend all their points and i tried to defend biden by saying. Look his plan to leave. All the military equipment in afghanistan was actually brilliant. Because just like millennials have been spoiled and they've all become bisexual so too should we spoil the the taliban and and the more we spoil them the more likely they are to become trans and if they become transplant. Can't live in afghanistan. 'cause they'll be killed so all have to move to america. They'll get american husbands because in america if you think that you can't date a trans woman just because she has a penis then. You're some kind of a bigot. And so they'll they'll marry american husbands but because of sharia law they'll have to obey their husbands so then we'll control the talent. Aban your you have you have black. Pilled yourself into oblivion. That is very very impressive. You got to follow his missile. Take channel as well difference. This is a man who speaks the truth. That's why we're here one on one to speak the truth in this insane insane world somebody else. Who's been doing that for decades. Who's a massive patriot. Who sade new york twice is. 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Republicans Blast Democrats for Pulling Iron Dome Funding
"Applaud once leader mccarthy again for taking a stand and doing what not a single other week week. Humiliated democrat did which was to stand up to the filth to the garbage. Anti semitism which is really targeted. Jewish against the jewish state. That was on tuesday. So thank you leader. Mccarthy thank you republicans for saying no place for hate against the jew or israel in in the house of representatives where was chuck schumer. When all that was going on i thought he was a chamara energy style. Gas big mo a guardian of israel. Where was against this. Hey where was jerry. Nee adam schiff schakowsky and all the others who who were calling trump any semite which was garbage i president have orthodox jewish children orthodox jewish grandchildren and such a such a fan of as roma staunch support of israel that he singlehandedly. Move the embassy member from tel aviv. Jerusalem not a single democrat not even the jewish liberal democrats went to jerusalem when they opened the new embassy and moved it to israel's capital. Why because they hated trump more loved or supported or want stand with israel. So thank you. Republicans for standing up against the hate of the democratic
Fresh update on "trump " discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday
"Is going to make this kind of migration pressure a recurrent challenge from now on The committee investigating the January 6th attack on democracy subpoenaed for Trump administration officials this week President Biden said he won't shield presidential records from that investigation What might we learn from this inquiry We should reserve judgment for now to let this play out But the expectation is that these subpoenas could produce some evidence perhaps stunning evidence of coordination or at least sympathy between certain Republican Congress members and the protesters Perhaps between The White House and the protesters that's obviously what they're looking for in the subpoena they sent to the Biden administration This could well affect people who have eyes to see and ears to hear But for those who still reject the outcome of the election it may only mean more alienation and more denial Speaker Pelosi says the $3.5 trillion package of social safety net in climate programs and the 1 trillion dollars for highway Internet and other projects both those bills will pass the president says talks have hit a stalemate Who's right It's possible they may both be right These teams are still on the field The game's still afoot It does appear the talks have hit a stalemate for the moment At this point we surely do not know that it will finally lead to enactment of the Democrats agenda let alone the full wish list that adds up to $3.5 trillion There are Democrats who will work to reduce the price tag so as to sell it better back home They have a lot of tradition and precedent on their side At the same time you have progressive firebrands pressing their case digging the trenches to defend their lines They have to go back to their constituents too in those voters have an urgent set of priorities that as well So these are real differences And many Democrats since their window of opportunity may be closing Run elvin thanks so much Thank you Scott 6 o'clock in the morning How's your head So it begins at home written this month by the Cuban writer Catherine bisque She continues is it cold in Berlin I go to bed this morning I'm trying to change my habits with the complaint There's an animal in the front yard that eats the neighbor's pigeons The beast eats everything it sees in its path How can I tell it not to eat what doesn't belong to it And their cypress is there Here the seabees have lost their leaves almost everything is lost The day the city the patients The memory The imagery in that poem is arresting in all ways the poet Catherine bisque is under house arrest in Havana Her partner the artist Hamlet love Estee is in via Maurice dean infamous high security prison They are among at least 55 artists and writers pan America says her imprisoned or under house arrest or surveillance since December's mass protests against the Cuban government Artists living under tyranny is often invent artful ways to express themselves at don't mention the state by name The Berlin and the poem may evoke images of imprisonment from an earlier regime in history Pigeons might be a metaphor for free flying ideas The beast may be Cuba's security police The Cuban government's new decree law 35 makes online criticism of the state of cybercrime But in an interview this spring and hypermedia an online independent journal had love Aida said the Cuban Communist Party is characterized by its relentless emphasis on surveillance and its all encompassing desire to control and discipline social behaviors that do not conform Now he's behind bars Pen international was founded a century ago to connect riders across the world and support free expression Julie who directs pan America's artists at risk connection program which share the translation of Catherine biscuits poem told us they found during this pandemic that increasing numbers of artists and dissident voices have been squelched and imprisoned by authoritarian regimes She saw 35 countries trying to Cuba Russia Nicaragua and Iran but also avowed U.S. allies like Saudi Arabia Egypt Brazil and Turkey that she says use emergency powers to suppress free expression Words and images have weight she said that's why government companies in various institutions try to stop them The fear that regimes of blood and iron have of words and images may remind us of.
House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates
"The house committee investigating the January sixth attack on the U. S. capitol has subpoenaed for close advisers to former president Donald Trump the select committee subpoenaed former president Donald trump's chief of staff mark meadows his deputy for communications Dan Scavino former defense department official cash up Patel and former presidential advisor Steve Bannon committee chairman Mississippi congressman Bennie Thompson in letters to the four rice the investigation is looking at the facts circumstances and causes of the attack he's demanding documents and sets their depositions for mid October Thompson adding they believe each of the four has information about the insurrection for instance telling meadows he was with trump during the day and there is credible evidence that he helped plan efforts to contest the presidential election and delay the counting of electoral votes to McGuire Washington
Fresh update on "trump " discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York - Recording Feed
"News. Update executive privilege will not be invoked to shield former president. Trump's white house records from the house committee investigating the attack on the capital back in january ads. According to white house press secretary jen. Psaki who said trump has not asked president biden to invoke it. We have been working closely with With congressional committees and others as they work to get to the bottom of what happened on january six then incredibly dark day in art democracy. She said biden doesn't think it's appropriate to assert executive privilege in this case. The committee seeking information about what trump was saying and doing in the white house during the capital attack. The manhunt for brian laundry will resume this weekend in the florida. Wetlands jim forbes reports the fbi issued an arrest warrant for laundry this week in connection with the death and disappearance of his fiancee gabby petito but tito was last seen in late august and her remains were found in wyoming last sunday. Laundry is a person of interest in the case and has been missing for over a week authorities believe. He's hiding out in a south florida..
Biden slips into political quicksand amid Haitian migrant buildup
"Starting off the show. Tonight we have a discussion about joe biden. Apparently he's doing more deportations than trump specifically deporting more asylum seekers than trump did well. Yeah we don't have the other categories of deportations as the numbers that That we came across. And it's a shocking number. I don't know the entire number. But i have here the us Moved over six thousand. Haitian asylum-seekers from the border at del rio so that's just haitian asylum-seekers just recently with you know the whip's did see that. Oh i saw that very scary stuff. There was ice agents. I guess they're ice. Sported patrol agents. Scroll on horseback whipping people catalyst. Yeah like cadillac. Wrangling them with whips and hitting them with the long whip. It looked incredibly frightening and in and scary to be in that situation with a bunch of armed men on horses attacking people who are just trying to escape the hellish life of living in haiti. And do you think the biden voters expected this to happen because the people on the left like biden love to position themselves as the friend of the immigrants they acted like trump was the worst for immigration and right immigration. I mean right. When joe biden got elected like somebody. I know got a deportation letter. Just and they're telling him oh. It's been a lot worse recently under biden. They told him that his friends sorry like his friends. That like is also a legal immigrant. Types may know some other people like that well according to the same place that you're looking here. It's says twitter account. Aj plus they're citing cnbc saying that biden is using what's called title forty two to expel asylum-seekers without a right to a hearing so you know what asylum is right. Yeah when you leave somewhere that is you're gonna die there or they're gonna put you in prison for the rest of your life or thereafter you for for whatever reason and the numbers here are just shocking. According to cnbc under trump and remember trump had four full years. And we're not even through year number one biden four hundred and forty th over four hundred. Forty thousand people were Were expelled under this title. Forty two during the trump administration and six hundred ninety thousand have been expelled under the biden administration under title forty two so that's a tremendous level of increase because if if biden is able to keep up the same amount over the next three years. Yeah he'd be like twenty four hundred weight. It was six hundred ninety thousand right now so yeah that'd be well over two million people well so you know that is just absolutely horrifying because these people if they are indeed being prosecuted or persecuted. They're going to be sent back to likely their deaths or likely to a prison cell. Yeah it's probably worse for you if you try to leave and then they find out about that absolutely it is. Let's see there's other story here from cnbc biden. Administration appeals judges order. This is from less than a week ago to stop. Expelling migrants under trump era pandemic policies. So there was a judge who said they need to stop using title forty. Two and biden is appealing so this is yet another example of how joe biden is more like trumpy than the trump haters thought. That trump was like people hated trump for all these different reasons and biden has continued trump's policies and crank them up. Yeah my friend. Sent me this weird video of biden today. It was him when he was younger. You know he. He's always been in government office. So i don't know what his title was at the time but he was being interviewed. Probably a senator or something. Yeah and he was saying he was saying. What do people think. I care more about bosnia than haiti because it's white people in bosnia and it's you know black people in haiti and then he just went on and said well if haiti sank into the ocean. I wouldn't care just like that was his answer to that was like what is that supposed to mean. Well i'll tell you clear what it means. It means he has no empathy right to say that about another an entire group of people living somewhere on the planet to say they just if they just all died one day he would have no concern whatsoever for that and you juxtapose that against what he says while he's running for office which is to make himself seem like this all caring. Oh the democrats we care about people that's clearly. Bs tel aviv From penn and teller thought he was going to heal us all with his love. Is that what taylor said. Y- you read that on the show. It was numbered teller's lider new saying let pendulum but tell her was going along with pen from what i could see. So presumably teller didn't disagree otherwise he wouldn't have been in the photo op. Yeah just mixed them up. Sorry according to the story here. Cnbc biden administration appealing. A judge's order to stop using a trump era pandemic policy that allows for the rapid expulsion of migrants without giving them a chance to apply for asylum. So they're using covert as the excuse. The departments for his just cove it. That's why we had to have horseback riders with the because of it. It's just you covered. The department of justice filed an appeal of district. Judge emmet sullivan's ruling thursday bars. The federal government from expelling migrants under the public health law known as title. Forty two sullivan. The ruling to go into effect in fourteen days the appeal is the latest move by the bided administration to address the twenty year high surge of migrants from mexico and central america crossing the border illegally which remains a political flashpoint between republicans and progressive democrats title forty two is first introduced by donald trump in march of twenty twenty over concerns about the corona virus pandemic. It gave the government the power to turn back any migrant caught crossing the border illegally regardless of their country of origin to supposedly stop cove nineteen. So if you had managed to escape from north korea and you made it to the united states which is no easy task. Mind you. it's one thing to get here from haiti or guatemala. Or duress or something. It's a whole other story to get here from north korea. But if he'd managed to and they caught. You did it cover. Nineteen you gotta go back to north korea and you back to north korea where you would certainly either be put into a hellish prison labor camp and then of course all your family members have probably already been put into a prison labor camp. Because that's what they that's how they roll over north korea. If you try to escape or you do something bad. They punish your whole family for it. So you know you're going to prison and it's going to be like the worst possible prison labor camp experience basically on the planet right now if they don't just go right ahead and just summarily execute you but this quote from a man at the border a haitian man with two children. He says the. Us government
Boris Epshteyn on Today's Election Audit in Arizona
"So let's talk about frankly. It's been delayed for months. The arizona owed it. A lot of people are losing faith. Eunice got off the phone with somebody so talented baras one. Can we cautiously expect. Well you know sources of source. So i've been as you know. I've been staying abreast of what's going on in arizona really keeping a close eye on it and make and here's the deal. The audit and audit report should be the audit and audit report. The numbers don't lie ride. The process doesn't lie. So what what. I wanna make sure. Is that when we get tomorrow is the exact representation of what was found. Isn't watered down in any way is from what i understand from what i'm hearing. We are going to see numbers which reflect ballots and issues which are magnitude higher than the difference between president trump. joe pike county alone this mockup county alone. who's doing the audit. And do we trust them. Cyber ninjas doing the audit doug doug logan do we trust them yes and they've shown to be good people to show be honorable people that never. I don't think they've done something like this before. Because nobody's ever really done a full forensic audit of nobody's but it's a tough slog has been and also you gotta remember maricopa county's done everything they can to not turn over that of the nation and because the doj's heavy-handedness an audit to be two parts to recount. What you count the ballots and figure out which ones are authentic. Not anna
Pastor Greg Locke's Popularity Has Exploded Because He Speaks Bold Truths
"Pastor greg tell us first of all what. What is the website for your church. Quick before i forget it. Globovision bc bible church dot com global vision. Bbc dot com. How long have you been pastoring. where did you grow up. I grew up here in hometown. A profit not without honor but in his own country led jesus said but it was a tiny little five thousand person town and then it's just exploded. We're kind of like the last bedroom community here in nashville came back home in two thousand and six so fifteen years ago. I started the church from from scratch. And now we're in a three thousand seat tenant and people just keep showing up because somebody saying something. And god's given us a voice to the nation so thank god for it well. This is what. I have noticed that. Those pastors who've been particularly heroic and bold their churches have exploded. Because there's a there's a hunger for this out there even among nonbelievers or among people that they don't believe it. But i don't really go to church. People are really hungry for this. So i find it kind of funny that the free market sometimes does really wonderful things I mean it you know if you have a virtuous population they will choose virtuous and good things and that seems to be what's happening. We know that our friends in california jack hibs and others their churches have gone up. The numbers have gone up speaking a cornerstone chapel in virginia. In a few days they've experienced a similar thing. When did you decide to kinda get bold on. This stuff was there. It was there a moment for you. Was it During the last few years when did you decide to be outspoken. And become a target of people who just don't like bold people the damn kind of broke for me in two thousand fifteen when the supreme court made their ridiculous decision for same sex marriage and so i did a video called. I'm coming out of the closet and that was it. I mean we went from five thousand followers fifty thousand followers to the blue checkmark and pretty soon two hundred and fifty five hundred million and then of i started fighting target over the transgender bathroom nonsense and planned parenthood just back and forth with them and so it just seemed like controversy began to build the ministry and jumped on the trump train literally because i did a couple of bus tours for mike lyndale and some others and so it just seems like every time i would just i would say something people would resonate and they would say you are saying what we are pastors would
The Media Propagandists Are Not Driven by Profit, They're Driven by Power
"People will say the media only cares about click bait getting traffic to their websites and making money. Now that might be true if they're writing about donald trump that might be true if they're writing about conservatives but that is not the primary motive for the regime media for the people that run apple news for the people that run washington the washington post. Run the new york times for the people that run. Cnn what is the incentive structure for the people that control the major places of distribution. It's not profit. You see the propagandists in the media are not driven by profit motive. They are driven by a power motive. They want to get keep the current ruling class. They do not want to do muckraker. Journalism like either be wells. They do not want to reveal the corruption or inequity to use their own word. Like upton sinclair did instead the media they have become the pretoria guard for the people that are the most powerful now they will go after conservatives. That are powerful. They'll go after people that love their country that are powerful but they will not lay a glove on the fda on hhs on pfizer. Madonna astrazeneca instead. They will pledge fealty to those organizations. And i know this to be true. Because i have been stunned at even at how some conservative organizations have been ignoring the project. Veritas story i think most conservatives are ignoring the project veritas story because what is being revealed by. James o'keefe makes people very uncomfortable that you're public health agencies in the fourth branch of government that is unelected unchecked and filled with unknown administrative state paper shovellers in the bureaucracy
Biden's Approval Rating Hits New Low of 37% Among Independent Voters
"Biden's approval rating has hit a new low of thirty seven percent among independent voters Trump is now outpolling biden in popularity with american voters. They got a real mess on their hands. The white house can't say why some illegals are being deported others. Or not you got the far left all up in arms about deporting any of the illegals you had biden promising to deport the thousands of migrants in del rio texas while secretly relocating them. Two spots here in the united states. What about kobe did they have. Covert are they being tested and they've been vaccinated because the vaccine of course vacs are not facts. How the next six months looks like in america. I really don't.
Has Joe Biden Ever Been to the US Southern Border?
"Joe biden has never been to the border ever like in never in his life. Apparently has joe biden ever bothered to visit our southern border the scene right now of chaos and madness haitian immigrants hijacking buses people living by the thousands under the bridges. He's never been to the border. That's listen if this were trump and that had been revealed that's the headline you'd be hearing every hour on the hour. The president of the united states has never been harder ever. I mean like
Megyn Kelly Hits Back After Being Labeled ‘Anti-Vax’
"Meghan i wanna do something. Now i regret doing. I've always liked david from. He used to be a fairly nice and influential person. he's been disintermediated from influence by donald trump. because he went crazy. I mean literally whatnot. Now you and i both have trump tattoos and so i can show them off. I can probably stand up with those people who line up in the media who've been assaulted by donald trump verbally lived to talk about it and laugh it off. David was kind of knocked off the balance beam. He's attacked you. This week is being an anti vaccine. I think you actually support vaccines like i do. I get my booster tomorrow. I'm going to Applaud when my grandchildren get back today because their mother has done a study of it and they're safe and qualified for and two of the three of them will be eligible for it. Why is david from attacking. You wrongfully liable ously. Really as an anti dr. Which carried almost slander per se business. It's kind of amusing to me. I'm definitely not an antibac- so i've said repeatedly that i'm provex vaccine. I've gotten it. My husband's gotten it. and i. i think everyone who wanted should get it. But i don't like these mandates. And i really don't like them for children and i've said publicly. I have three kids. Not one of whom is yet eligible for the vaccine. But i did lose my dad to a heart attack at age forty five and i have a heart issue and i worry about my children and their hearts because they've got a genetic predisposition to some frailty there so i'm watching the myocarditis thing very carefully and this should be a decision between their pediatrician. My husband and me and it shouldn't be forced on them. By joe biden or anybody else dr algae and there's a reason that the folks in europe have made a different decision. Our friends in the uk are not requiring twelve to fifteen year olds to get this and even when they get to be older. Sixteen they're only requiring one shot which is all the myocarditis seems to be happening after the second shot. Okay so these are the considerations but people don't consider insane our friends across the pond
Texas Needs to Create a Confrontation With the Federal Government Over Border Crisis
"More complaining about to joe biden. And we know who he is. He is not the president of this country. He has some sort of aims ambitions to china or central america. We've gone into that many different times instead. We need to be solution-oriented. I do not like the politics of complaining. Now if you live in california. I get it. Texas is not california texas hill country. They'll secure the border. The good folks in fredericksburg texas. They won't put up with this at all. We also have to stop caring with the left and the media says about us to relevant play. Cut fifty two. But we want to show you why this camp got so big in the first place at swelled the fifteen thousand saturday morning hundreds of migrants at a time just streaming in from sudani kunia walking across the river and just illegally entering the united states without any resistance from our federal government whatsoever. They crowded on the shore and huge masses. We watched it for five six hours straight thousands coming in and eventually the only thing that stopped it was the state of texas and they literally formed kind of a wall if you will with their patrol vehicles and they stemmed the flow. They formed a wall and they stemmed the flow. Of course there's zero resistance from federal authorities. Federal authorities are under orders from the president to allow an open border society. And this really does open the question. And i've asked this question for the last couple months. And i think we're finally seeing an issue that is exposing how republicans are under prepared to deal with the actual crisis. That's happening in america. Which is how much power to the states. Actually have the federal government postures. They flex their muscles but we saw under the trump administration that the federal government backed down when sanctuary state and sanctuary city measures were passed in seattle in portland and san francisco. Los angeles what texas needs to do is create a confrontation with the federal government and the federal government will back down. Texas is the perfect place to test this out.
Is Decertification of the 2020 Election Within the Realm of Possibility?
"Talk about the big d. word decertification. What does that mean. How what would it take to get to that. What does even the precedent if that happens. Is this realistic. I always want to manage. The expectations of our listeners is decertification realistic. I mean i've i've talked to a bunch of attorneys here in georgia and a pretty people saying that there is a legitimate way to get certified. The election and i've heard other people to the contrary so it's really. It's hard to say. But i i mean with what happened here in georgia without a doubt laws. Were broken. That compromise enough ballots that the election. Can't legit. I can't necessarily be verified. You know like even the chain of custody documents in dekalb county that recently came out where there's a law that says when you pick up ballots from eavesdrop boxes. You have to immediately bring them to the elections office to then the time stamped and signed count. How many ballots in the dropbox. You signed a piece of paper. There's a whole process and over forty to sixty thousand ballots violated that process where some of them weren't until the next day according to the timestamped. Then there's like. I think it was like fifteen thousand ballots. Don't even have a time stamp so someone would have picked up these ballots from dropbox had 'em for god knows how long and then tournaments we don't know what it's like there's so much sloppiness bit occurred in this past election that you know i'm not a hundred percent. Sure if there's anything we can do about getting you know trump back in office sir. Decertifying the previous election but in someone wants asked me why are you investigating and it's sort of like if someone is killed right. We still investigate. Even we can't bring the victim back because we need to get to the truth of what happened so that we can prevent it from happening
Caller Recommends Everyone Reads 'American Marxism' Without Emotion, for Pure Facts
"I would like to tell you that I do have your book most definitely And it is absolutely in incredible I am enjoying it so much I read the book I also bought the CD and I listen in my car and I go back and I read over it and I go back and I listen in my car it's going to take me a while to get completely through it But I am finally having some confidence to debate some of the issues with some of the liberal people I know And it has made such a difference I do have a friend on Facebook and a liberal and I had just had enough And I said listen I challenge anyone reading this post to buy Mark Levin's American Marxism Read it without emotion just the intellectual about it Look at the fact and then we can talk about it There is no way someone after reading this book on emotionally I hate Trump out of it There's no way anyone in their right mind could not see what is going
Trump Raised Awareness the Issues of Elections in Our Country
"Man we have a lot to go over But to underscore this issue about how we're going to slaughter them in 2022 If they succeed in changing our election laws which is in this bill coming up next week We may not slaughter them Because that entire change is intended to empower the Democrat party and eliminate competition That's the purpose And they can attack Donald Trump all they want for raising issues about fraud and elections is so forth And the cape mayorca Chris Christie and irrelevancy Can attack whomever he wants and in some areas you know some of the allegations are a preposterous But that said Trump has brought focused attention to the problem of elections in this country And lawyers like Mark Elias and law firms like Perkins cooey And the really illegal dirty tricks Outrageous dirty tricks of the Clinton campaign and the DNC Working with the FBI and intelligence agencies and quite frankly the Oval Office and others This is another reason they hate Donald Trump Because the guy doesn't take crap That's why And so for that he's supposed to be quiet Meanwhile George W. Bush don't you wonder sometimes how he got nominated and elected
Donald Trump Deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for the Abraham Accords
"Question. I wanna ask you and you can go anywhere you want. But when people talk about the abraham accords. I'm not sure. I understand the significance of that. I haven't heard much about it. Tell us what's your perspective on that. What did trump achieve anything. Well the media did a terrible job covering most important storage game. Changing set of arab-israeli peace agreements in a generation re literally have not had an arab-israeli peace accord in twenty five years We've only had two prior egypt and jordan and president trump who was told by everybody in the peace industry in washington. You'll make the middle east worse you'll never make peace. You don't know what you're doing. You're a moron. And yet he accomplished four arab israeli peace agreements plus an agreement between kozo a muslim majority but non arab country and israel. It's extraordinary what trump pulled out and eric. You know this about me. In sixteen i was a sharp critic of trump. i would've considered myself a never-trumper. But i did would always know whether never-trumper did i said. Okay i have these deep concerns about him but let's let's pray for him every day and let's see how he how how he does. When i sat with them in the oval office a scene described in this book. I told him that. I'd been a never-trumper now eric. You know the man. How often does the term never-trumper get used with mr trump in his presence particularly in the oval office because judging from the looking at his is not that often. But i said to him. Listen i didn't believe your promises. I didn't trust you. But i've been stunned by what you've accomplished and i began rattling these things off. Let's just take a few right. The abraham accord had not yet happened. But we were trending there. It was clear to me that he was going to be able to pull these things off. Four arab-israeli agreements. Okay plus destroying the isis kathy. Liberating five million christians and muslims and yazidi from the reign of terror of isis taking out the isis terror. Commander abu bacher all-body taking out the top iranian terror general qasim sulamani ripping up the iran nuclear deal of imposing a maximum pressure sanctions campaign against iran. Moving the us embassy from talbot to jerusalem recognizing israel sovereign rights over the golan heights. And i could go on. And on as i do in enemies and is i believe. Trump deserves a nobel peace prize for the abraham accords. I doubt that he's going to get it. But if you don't win a nobel peace prize for creating peace with four arab countries and israel. What's the price
Why Would a US President Do What Joe Biden Did in Afghanistan?
"Have to get serious because what's going on in the middle east so many people and i'm included are dramatically puzzled like we've never been quite this puzzled at what just happened. I mean i've been on the record. That i don't believe biden was elected and i think this stuff is gonna come out but that's a side issue. Let's say he was elected. Let's say he is the president. Why would a. Us president do what he did in afghanistan. It is utterly unfathomable to me in other words as upset as i am about it. I'm even more mystified. Because i feel like we all must be missing something. Nobody could be this incompetent. There's gotta be more to the story. At least that's my theory will. Unfortunately my book enemies and allies didn't come out in time. And i say that because as you read this book you'll see is i described the transition from president trump to president biden or. I'll just say president biden. There there he is. He's making these days vice president biden. That's probably more accurate. If you don't mind. So so. But i i actually profile him towards the end of the book because i knew everybody would be asking. What should we expect. It's going to be a sharp contrast from trump to biden's but what do we know about by right. Well there are some good things. He's the most pro israel person in the entire democratic party and using eight which is saying almost nothing. No no look. Let's be fair israel. Bipartisan point of unity. For seventy five years it's becoming divided now because you've got the squad Now trying to strip a billion dollars worth of missile defense funding For israel From the latest budget but dome the iron dome system which is which is crazy because it protects palestinians israeli arab muslim and israeli jews and christians but the point is there are many pro israel people in the democrat party and biden is among them but even by some of the closest friends say that his judgment on on middle east issues is is horrific and that he's been wrong on almost every foreign policy issue in the middle east off the last forty
Bush to headline fundraiser for Cheney after Trump backs foe
"Former president George W. bush is coming out of political retirement to support Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney's reelection bid an insider familiar with the campaign's plans says former president George W. bush will be the featured guest at a Dallas fundraiser next month for Liz Cheney the Wyoming lawmaker whose father served as bush's vice president former president trump has been attacking Cheney who voted to impeach him over the January sixth insurrection at the capitol earlier this month bush noted there wasn't that much difference between the nine eleven attackers and the rioters who stormed the capitol building maligned for seems at work in our common life that turns every disagreement into an argument and every argument into a clash of cultures bush's support for Liz Cheney counters trump's efforts to end her political career Jackie Quinn Washington
The Media Is Positively Complicit in Biden's Disaster of a Presidency
"Maddening is a hell crazed. Do you become when you see how complicit the media is in giving this president today a pass on a daily basis not holding this administration accountable for practically anything after the four years we had to endure of these hyenas and jackals going after the trump administration and everybody in it day in and day after. how how. how hard is that for you personally to witness this ben. Oh my goodness mike. I mean you talk about a contrast over the last four years to what joe biden faces every day. I mean you're right when when we were there in the white house. If president trump so much took less than five questions before leaving the room. This shouts from the press would almost be deafening. You wouldn't be able to even hear what was going on. Because they would continually asking questions claimed that he was ruining or tarnishing the first amendment or or getting rid of press freedom whereas joe biden can't barely be bothered to leave his beach vacation in rehoboth delaware to answer questions for the failures of his administration. it's total projection on the part of the press on the part of democrats. And i think it's so funny. Oftentimes what you see with the left in washington. Dc you know how certain people when they get defensive. They project their failures onto people they oppose. No no one has been more guilty of that than the democrat party with press freedom. I mean you think about for years. For four years mike they consistently accused donald trump of harming freedom of the press of damaging the first amendment of not respecting the rights oppress oliver the country. Donald trump was out there every single day during the cova crisis during whatever crisis was going on facing the press taking questions from them answering whatever they wanted to hear and the american people knew exactly where their president stood at all times and with joe biden. That's not the case you're you're right. It's absolutely banning the double standard but frankly democrats in washington would have no standards that they didn't have double
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"Listener supported W. nyc studios. I want to tell you about just one day of trump's Washington. April thirtieth two, thousand eighteen. Nine top executives from t mobile. Check into the trump international hotel in Washington DC with their names on a list of VIP arrivals. They arrive in Washington at a critical moment. Just the day before the company had shared some big news team mobile and sprint announcing yesterday they still the blockbuster. Deal agreement T mobile is set to by Sprint for a whopping twenty, six billion dollars to complete the deal. The company needs approval from the justice. Department one block away from the trump hotel. Hanging out in the lobby in his trademark hot pink and Black T. Mobile. Hoodie. CEO John Ledger is instantly recognizable to hotel guests he and the other exacts aren't just patronizing the president's hotel. They're advertising they're doing so. In. The original same evening check. Sam. In a closed-door sweet justice the hotel lobby. More lobbying is going on. A small group of political donors dining with the president of the United States. Method that you shut down. So every truck now. The guests include a steel magnate who complains to the president about roles limiting the number of hours truckers can be on the road. A property developer who is just holding the next summit with Kim? Jong. UN. And a site he built near Salt if you would. Consider. song-bo also in the mix. Too then obscure businessman either from in which report from you and left Parnasse. They'd security invite to the dinner after promising three hundred twenty five, thousand dollar donation to America first. Action Trump aligned super PAC. They also have something they want from the president or the purchasing A. Ukraine right now that should. The US ambassador in Kief Maria von beach stands in their way we guard your Basler is she still leftover from the Clinton administration where the investment where you great. Yeah. She's basically walk around telling everybody wait he's GonNa get impeached just wait like this is a fabrication. Trump's reaction is strong. Of. Oak. Take her out. It. Took a year. For trump. Did get rid of her. The other person's staying at the hotel that Night T..
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"To be cultivated and activated at a future time prepping the market or Mark is when you condition people with repetition until those words images and sounds become familiar and you associate them with a person place or thing Trump Brands. Joe Biden has sleepy Joe. It doesn't have to make sense. He said it it's out there and it can't be retracted in each month. He references Biden Trump repeats sleepy Joe subconsciously. Nobody likes to think of a president as sleepy. There's no positive value to be added. You can either be neutral or subtract from Biden's credibility. Now, you might be thinking well who's going to fall for that be very clear on this the marketing exercise is twofold first Trump simply needs to keep the votes he has and calling Biden sleepy Joe helps reinforce the negative ineffectual perception his base already associated with Biden second Trump knows he only needs to convert a small percentage with his theater of the mind tactics to ensure re-election and although Biden. Well in this first debate, he didn't do great. When measuring his performance and I think it should be acknowledged. There are a few different things happening here. Right? I know that intellectually we can sit here in polite conversation and thought well I'm here to talk about the issues and I want to hear about the issues. Right and we saw on CNN if any of you saw it that they had people who were on the fence undecided and they had about twelve or thirteen of them outside and asked them for their responses and their Impressions after the debate. Now, they all kind of say the same thing take a very intellectual thoughtful approach, but I say that most of that scrap I think that yes, there is part of that but truthfully nobody's sitting there with a pen and a pad going over the issues and honestly home, if you haven't figured out what the issues are by now. Then standing up and regurgitating it isn't going to tell you anything on the factual side. I know some you're going. Well. That's not true. I can hear how they say it. I hear there we go. Let's back that up for a minute. Now, we get to the heart of it. We get to the presentation side of it the performance side of it the entertainment side of it and we can't get away from that. So off the logical part of your mind is saying no I'm here to weigh the issues and do it in a very objective way, but the other side of your mind Is queued up and conditioned in a very pavlovian way to respond to the medium of television or your phone you're watching it through as.
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"Listener supported W NYC studios. Hello it's Trump Inc. from WNYC and PROPUBLICA I'm Ilya. MARRITZ for more than four years. Donald. Trump has refused to share his tax returns as every other major presidential candidate has done for decades. You know the one that cares about my tax returns of the reporters okay. I. One do you believe that? He says he will he wants to. Buddies under. Audit. Tax Returns because as you know, they're under on it. In fact, there is nothing that says you can't make your taxes public when under audit but that's his excuse and he's sticking with it as he runs for re-election all of which has amped expectations for what might be hiding in his returns if we ever got. Well. Now we are getting some answers, but this is one of the most important stories of the past five years, not one of the most important stories of this year. But one of the most important stories of the past five years because as a candidate, donald trump fought hard to shield his tax returns and as president he has gone even. The New York Times this obtained more than twenty years of tax information for Donald, trump and trump businesses including his time in the white. House. So this is the kind of information that we are going to be hearing about for days and weeks to come and including on the debate stage in front of Sixty, seventy, eighty, million people on Tuesday night. You probably saw the eleven thousand word story they released on Sunday the. Times. Piece touches. So much of our own reporting here at trump bank that we decided to get out our reporter's notebooks and compare. I such a Dork I sat here with my newspaper open and a highlighter I've never sat down with a newspaper and a highlighter, which is you know because it leaks through and so it's really meant for that. But I didn't want to forget anything propublica Heather Vogel and Trump Inc reporter Meg Kramer I turned off in New York Times push alerts on my phone like two years ago when I? Went, on vacation and I never turn them back on again and so I actually found out because people started texting me asking me if I had seen the news nobody in their text, told me what the news was. So I could go on the New York Times website to figure it out Heather Meg. Welcome. Hi. Hello MIC. What is one big thing that you're chewing on after reading this piece? I think the thing a lot of people are going to take away from this reporting is this seven hundred and fifty dollar number that for two years he only paid seven hundred and fifty dollars in federal income taxes. It's obvious point. But like all of us pay more than seven, hundred, fifty dollars a year in taxes but like looking past that seven hundred and fifty dollar number there is so much more in this reporting that starts to fill in the gaps in our understanding of what it means for trump to be in business and in the White House at the same time. So give me one of the things that you think is more significant than his low tax bill. The thing that really struck me as I was reading this was learning that trump is under audit. The IRS is reviewing this refund that it gave him ten years ago, and there's this open question. There has been this open question throughout trump's presidency of whether or not he does the government one, hundred, million dollars. which is a lot of money to the government. So while trump himself had said that he was under audit, this reporting really adds so much to our understanding of what that actually means. Yeah. I. Mean I mean I think that the audit. Relates to one of my bigger takeaways from the whole piece, which is really. That we have this incredible tension between basically different images, different projections of Donald. Trump that. Have come from him and have come from his supporters and the sort of reality of the finances. We have this question of you know we all knew that some of his businesses were losing a lot of money. We may not have had dollar figures around before but we knew he was losing money and we knew that he was a serial tax avoiders. Because he'd said, so himself and so there's always been this question of. How much are those losses Just bad business how much is he just making bad business decisions and how much are they part of some complex? Legal and tax strategy that is somehow you know putting more money in his pocket and I think we have a lot more numbers around those questions right now and what's really interesting to me is reporting shows how this tension is really coming to a head right now that we have what really looks like it could be a house of cards in his financial. Dealings and the question is is, is it going to fall soon and one of the levers that could push him toward having that type of sort of massive financial collapse? potentially is this refund and president trump has maintained that this is not a risk in a tweet that he sent the morning. After the time story published, he said that he and his businesses have very little debt compared with the value of his assets. Meg. Maybe you just walk us through what's in this tax refund. So, during the early years of the apprentice from two, thousand, five to two, thousand, seven trump made a lot of money off of his brand licensing his name doing endorsement deals, and the Times reported that he paid a lot in taxes those years he paid seventy million dollars in taxes. Then something happened in two thousand nine, which was Obama became president and he signed a recession recovery bill that allows taxpayers to go back more years in the past and write off their losses and trump took advantage of this. So on his two thousand, nine tax return, he claims seven hundred million dollars in business losses which allowed him to get that seventy million dollars back from the irs and apparently what happens when you do that. Is The irs gives you something called a quickie refund, which is when they send you a check and then they look into you know whether or not they're going to approve that claim. So any refund over two million dollars needs to be approved by the IRS and this bipartisan congressional panel, and what's hanging in the balance is the question of whether or not trump gets to keep this refund and his awad bigger than two million dollars. In, this audit is not Your Typical Audit where the irs comes in and says, okay, we're going to take a look at your year twenty seventeen tax return and we're going to go down and count the beans and see if it's accurate or not. This is like a special audit that has a very special layer of oversight to it. That involves this huge seventy-three, million dollar refund he claimed and the New York. Times incredibly deep and revealing reporting suggests that the refund stems from his backing away from is Atlantic City casino losses in a very dramatic way in two thousand nine claiming to abandon those businesses in order to be able to get something like a write off and claim the seventy-three million dollar refund and if he has to pay back, it could be as much as hundred million dollars because of interest. as as MEG said. The refund has been questioned and has not been confirmed by the IRS as legitimate and the Times points to some reasons why the Iris could change. It's mine on that and ask for that money back plus interest and fees, which could leave him with a liability of as much as one hundred, million dollars or more to the US government. So The Times talks about the precarious state of trump's business I was very struck that trump had sold most of his stocks in two thousand fourteen. He started taking out loans on properties. He had already paid for a long time ago like the commercial space in in trump tower and to me that really all suggests the guy who is under strain and it backed up something that Michael Cohen said when he testified before Congress which was that the bid for the presidency was really.
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"Didn't know. That there was any criminality involved. I didn't know anything about the fraud or the show corporations or the money lawn. I knew none of that So that was and not only did I. Did I not know that I had no idea that anybody other than Donald or I grandfather was involved So that we submitted for shock it was shocking and it was. It added another level of. To the mix. Or actually. It added betrayal to the mix because twenty years earlier it sounded I felt betrayed as much as I felt unprotected you know these people were not just my aunts and uncles but my trustees and they clearly didn't. Have my best interests at heart when. You, know they refuse to do anything about my grandfather's estate but I didn't know beyond that. I didn't know that there was any financial. diriye financial distractions going on that. affected. My bottom line when they bought me out of certain properties I had to share in. So yeah, that was A. That was a an unpleasant surprise. Shall we say? So you really in your book which I think I missed spoke too much and never enough is the title too much ended never enough by Mary trump you really talk heartbreaking detail about the story of how you and your brother Fred trump a third where. Basically a pressure to accept a legal settlement that effectively disinherited your disinherited disconnected you for much from much potential wealth when your grandfather died. And in that legal settlement to pressure you to go along. Donald Trump. took away your health insurance while your nephew is suffering a rare disorder. Can you walk us through what happened? Yeah, first of all credit work is do it wasn't just donald it was Donald, my aunt, my uncle Robert and my grandmother. which makes it worse. So. What stunning to me? I mean beyond the fact of it, the cruelty of it is how quickly they did it I think it was a matter of weeks if not days after we filed. The lawsuit challenging my grandfather's well. that. They came up with this game of taking away our health insurance of which would've been. Not Particularly. Kind strategy if it had just been me and my brother but given my nephew circumstances, it was. Just, inhumane and Despicable. So it also added a level of stress. To. An already stressful situation that was unimaginable. You Settle Donald Trump at the time said that you know they should have come to me if they'd come to me talk but they sued. So we had to take away this health insurance. Yeah. Well, it won't surprise you to know that that's a lie. Donald and Marianne just refused to speak to us about it. They made Robert Their point man. and. We had conversations with Robert for about five or six months before we brought the lawsuit. So we tried really hard to work things out there. Answer was always sorry. That's just it is what it is will the family motto I guess and just to sort of tied together I mean your conclusion now based on what the of New York Times put together is that they actually cheated you that they actually under valued assets when they were drawing up the legal agreement with you. That's right. They committed outright fraud. And how is your nephew now? All right. I. You know he's he's doing as well as he can be. And he's a really.
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"From WNYC. As, CO, host of the PODCAST TRUMP INC, I've spent a lot of time digging into the trump family business records and speaking to scores of former trump employees, business partners, and associates. Almost to a person they were afraid to speak on the record for fear of retaliation. Until now I've never interviewed someone with the last name. On the record about the trump family business. But that changes right now, my guest is Mary trump niece of the president and author of the book too much is never enough how my family created the world's most dangerous man Mary trump holds degree in advanced psychological studies and teaches graduate courses and trauma psychopathology and developmental pathology. She's the daughter of the late Freddie trump donald trump's older brother married trump. Welcome. Thank you so much for having me. It's great to be her. To, really great to talk to you. So before we talk about your uncle speech last night, the trump family business your book. Married trump what weren't you afraid to speak out? Well I know these people. And I don't find them frightening. Don't get me wrong I know what they're capable of doing but. Telling the truth Gives you a certain amount of? Invulnerability I don't mean that's sound you've but I, I think. It does to some degree. especially. When You know you never have to worry about contradicting yourself right so I I knew that if I could get my message out. Effectively Or transit new I hoped that enough people would hear it to give me some degree of safety. Also. I don't subscribe to their idea of family loyalty. You know they they've not been loyal to me I'd like to think that I would have done what I did anyway quite honestly because there's way too much at stake but I'm just not I'm not bound to them in the way they seem to be bound to each other and You know something's got to change here and if if. My speaking out encourages others people to do so it will have been worth. The title of Your Book Too much is never enough. Seemed a pretty good description of the spectacle. We saw at the White House on the last night of the convention. The White House and cabinet secretaries used as a campaign prop dozens of people attending a rally in the middle of a pandemic defying health rules. How did you interpret what you saw?.
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"It's Thursday night eight PM. Some big golden block letters of peer and a screen. You know the style. They say team trump online. Cut To shots of the White House the map room. There to chairs placed in front of fireplace. There are lots of lights microphones monitors. The setup looks like president. Trump might be sitting for an interview with a network news anchor. This is an interview. But it's with his. Son Donald Trump Junior. Powerful father, it's a special father's Day. Edition of Don Juniors online show triggered. which is your favorite trump child? And why is it evolve? was event. I have heard a couple of calls from you from the White House. Saying, you know. Maybe. You're getting a little hot on social media. That's true. Do you understand irony? And how that works! I do. In the world of this show, there's no corona virus and the economic crisis is only glancing leap present job numbers came out last week, and they were through the roof. There are references to the growing protests around police, brutality and racism. But, only in the context of say, blaming the Democrats for running Minneapolis and Seattle so poorly, they threaten bedlam bedlam all over the place. It won't be long order when Donald Don Jr. Talk about football. What did there should be tolerant protests by players? Their answer is now. About him sort of cowering to the mob. And that whole controversy. Here's a point done. Junior wants to make. He saw something in the TV news about some documents uncovered during the raid of Osama bin, Laden's compound and twenty eleven finally declassified them in there. There were paperwork from Osama bin Laden saying that he wanted to assassinate President Obama because it would put Joe Biden in charge. Did happen. The documents say that bin Laden said binding is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the US into a crisis. The Washington Post reported on it eight years ago. The Obama White House said it didn't take the plot seriously. then. Fox News resurrected the story a few weeks before Don Juniors interview with his dad was taped. What does it say to you had basically the Democrat nominee for president of United States got the posthumous. Osama bin Laden endorsement that this guy is the guy that they put. It says to me. I didn't know that and it's just to me. We're GONNA immediately make a commercial out of that. Is that. The president proclaims it is true we speak the truth, and that's your, and then just like that triggered cuts to a brand new commercial Joe Biden received endorsement by Osama. Bin Laden premiered on Youtube by Donald Trump junior interviewing his father in the White House Joe. Biden China's candidate Iran's candidate and both must candidate. I'm Donald. Trump and I approve this message. This linked to bin. Laden is a trope in two thousand, sixteen, a fake image of Hillary Clinton, shaking Osama bin Laden's hand was widely circulated by Russian social media accounts. Don Jr. Show triggered is just one part of the trump media network donald trump. The president is famous for using traditional ways to reach voters especially through facebook and twitter beginning in the spring of twenty twenty, as trump put his campaign rallies on pause, the president's team began ramping up in a third area of non traditional media, podcasts and Youtube shows. campaigns do have podcasts Hillary. Clinton had head-on. Joe Biden has won. It hasn't been updated since May. Donald trump junior show. It airs every week. Some episodes get more than a million views. Triggered like other shows produced by the campaign offers as you'd expect a Trumpian view of the world. Like the president, social media feeds, there are plenty of lacerating put-downs, unlike those feeds these shows rap, the put downs inside Banter, friendship and family. In this world, what trump says is always true and the mainstream news, critics and naysayers..
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"In two thousand. Nineteen Flynn filed a whistleblower complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We don't know whether the SEC is looking into it and now we come to the part of this story that could connect to trump in his complaint. John Flynn names. Fourteen major lenders were this asset. Inflation appears to be happening. Two of them are lenders. To trump Deutsche Bank and ladder capital. By the way Tom Barrack colony capital is not involved. Deutsche Bank has made loans on trump's DC in Chicago hotels enter Rowan Florida ladder. Capital has made loans on trump tower trump plaza. Forty Wall Street. So we can tell you is that I did look into one of those properties. I looked into trump tower. We can look old loan to new loan and sure enough. What we see. Is that in twenty ten. There was a twenty one percent discrepancy between the two reported. A profit numbers meaning that the old loan was Twenty one percent lower reported profit than what the new loan reported for the same year for twenty ten so it appears that this property is among those that have these questions about its net operating income that we've seen kind of across the NBA market. So you know. Certainly trump has done business with banks that were named in this complaint that I wrote about and it appears at least one of his property was involved and it just underscores the point. I suppose that any action that the trump administration might take around this could affect the trump organization. This is the conflict. We've been looking at first several years. Now you know obviously anything that the government steps in and does for this industry potentially could have an effect on the trump organization very directly Because this is the type of lending that they depend on so you know this is a market. They're very involved in and the Fed has taken action around And there may be further pieces of the bailout that touch it. So you know as we're heading toward this crisis I think it's worth keeping an eye out to understand what the implications are for the president's properties and company and his associates. Heather heard back from the trump organization's chief. Legal Officer Alan Garten. Here's what he told her to quote them. Not only with the numbers provided to the service are accurate but trump tower is considered one of the most under leveraged commercial buildings around ladder capital said it altered historical numbers for to loans that. Heather asked about to remove expenses that were not recurring in the future. It said it's actions. Were appropriate ladder. Did Not respond to requests for comment about its loan for trump tower as for John Flynn's allegations about inflated CNBC'S. Several lenders told Heather they believe it's okay to make changes to historical prophets others including Deutsche. Bank did not comment an industry. Group said they weren't aware of the practice the SEC.
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"We do know that in the past trump has aggressively used stated business losses to reduce taxes. The New York Times reported during Nineteen Ninety and nineteen ninety-one trump's core business losses. Were more than double those of the nearest tax payers in the IRS. Information for those years. Then there's this other bucket of money. This is money. Set aside for something called the paycheck protection program which is a loan program that is designed mainly to help. Small businesses keep people on payroll and businesses can apply for these loans and if they spend the money in a certain way and meet certain requirements that loan or part of it will be forgiven and it appears that some parts of the trump organization qualify for these small business loans. Explain that plays in the cares act. There is a special provision for the hospitality industry which says a hotel can qualify as a small business if a single location. That hotel has fewer than five hundred employees. So even if it's part of a bigger company if one individual hotel has under five hundred people working there that hotel can apply for one of these loans and the idea is to protect smaller hotel owners who may be affiliated with these bigger chains. So what we did was. We came up with a list of trump organization properties that we thought might meet some of their criteria. Okay so you populist. Check the number of employees. What did you find? We found four trump hotels that appear to qualify to that. He owns outright and to that. His company manages. The first is all the moral state. This is the small hotel that's associated with the trump winery in Charlottesville and the second is the trump international hotel in DC On the hotel's linked in page it says that it has fewer than five hundred employees and I also talked to a couple of hotel industry experts. Who said that number sounds about right? The trump organization also manages a hotel in New York and Chicago that both appear to have under five hundred employees. We reached out to representatives at each of these hotels to ask about staff size or whether or not they plan to apply for one of these loans and in here back so this program which could be giving paycheck protection act funds to some trump businesses is run by the small business administration which trump overseas right and the small business administration still hasn't lead out whether or not there will be any public. Disclosure of which businesses qualify which ones receive loans and which ones ultimately get those loans turned into grants We just don't know how it's GonNa work. One thing to add here. Is that loan? Forgiveness depends in part on businesses keeping people on staff and we've already heard of trump hotel employees getting laid off furloughed. So let's talk about that. Trump has hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. His BIGGEST LENDER IS DEUTSCHE BANK. And some of the money that trump organization barred from Deutsche Bank is guaranteed personally by DONALD TRUMP. So he could have a situation where a major bank is renegotiating payment terms with the president of the United States. Who has the power right now to make sweeping changes to the economy so we know from recent reporting in the New York Times that the trump organization has already reached out to what your bank to discuss the possibility of postponing payments. Some of its loans. There is actually a provision in the cares act that applies in this situation and would make it easier for Deutsche Bank to say yes so under normal circumstances when a bank restructures alone or offers modified terms like the ones that the trump organization is asking for it would have to reclassify that loan as troubled debt and then take a couple of extra steps under the cares act. Banks don't have to do that. And the idea is to give banks. More flexibility to work with borrowers and prevent a wave of defaults economists and policy. People I've been talking to about this say this is a really important provision so when it comes to trump. It's not so much an outright benefit it's more like one of these situations that we often see that highlight the kind of complicated tangle of business and government resulting from trump's decision not to divest from his business interests. I reached out to Jennifer hearn. Who is the policy director at citizens for responsibility and ethics in Washington to talk about the potential conflict of interest issues? Baked into office. Like what happens. If the trump organization applies for a small business loan. If you have a situation where more than one eligible company is applying and you have to decide between among them. That's one thing that is certainly concerning. Question is the president's business going to be receiving special treatment also. There's a big question around what enforcement looks like. That's certainly a question that I think needs to be. Raised here is not just will. They received the loans but also if they were to not comply with the terms of alone or grants. What would happen in that circumstance? Who'd be making the decision about what to do about that? There are a lot of open questions here because the reporting requirements haven't been made clear We still don't know if trump will benefit or even what his company will have to disclose We do know however that he oversees the agencies that are writing these rules. The trump organization in the White House did not respond to our questions about whether or not trump's businesses plan to apply for loans through this paycheck protection program if they do in fact qualify and Deutsche Bank declined to comment about its plans for how it will handle troubled loans trump INC reporter Meg Kramer looking at how. Trump's company could benefit from the corona virus bailout PT. There's another related question. One that's prompted by trump's own promotion of the rule of the private sector in alleviating. The National Emergency Very Small Companies Family owned company. Step up and the question is what is the trump organization do. It doesn't appear they're doing much. This is Peter L. Kind. Senior reporter for PROPUBLICA spoke to specific public officials who have got city fundraising efforts going or efforts to get donations of hotel rooms for first responders medical personnel or our patients. Who Don't need hospitalization. And they haven't heard anything from the trump organization from any of the trump hotels. So let's break that down. Let's start with New York. Obviously the epicenter of the crisis and wear trump's businesses from what did you find when you contacted officials in New York so the city desperately needs extra space to house. People Medical personnel also as overflow from hospitals and for people who need to be sequestered. Because they're either waiting. Test results are have been diagnosed but don't require hospitalization and there have been hotels that have stepped up and well the four seasons and the Saint Regis and the plaza hotels in New York have all agreed to donate space free of charge. The trump international hotel tower which is overlooking central. Park has not what other cities have. You looked at well in Las Vegas. In particular. They could have donated food. There was an order of St Order that forced all the casinos and hotels to shut down and the Food Bank. They are which is serving a population. That's in desperate need now. They have six special drive-thru locations that they've set up to meet the need after the hotels and casinos were ordered to shut down. They got a deluge of food. Donations from these places had all this stuff in their kitchens. But suddenly we're going to have any guests and they got food from a half dozen at least of the big casinos in town and they've got nothing at all from the trump hotel in fact they've never received anything for the trump hotel and they're hard time there. Now you try to find out from the trump organization what it was doing. Great yes absolutely. So I love voicemail messages for Donald Trump junior I send emails to Donald Trump junior and eric trump to garden executive vice president in Terni for the trump organization as well as spokesperson for the company. I asked him repeatedly to tell us what they're doing. I mean it's it is possible that trump's have engaged in unseen acts of charity connected to the pandemic. The trump however have not been known to high deeds for which they might receive favourable public attention. Peter L. kind is a senior reporter at Propublica up next oversight in a national emergency with trillions of dollars of taxpayer money going out the door and government being reshaped by the minute trump which is still acting like trump conducting these partisan investigations in the middle of a pandemic is a really big waste of vital resources. Time attention and we want to fight for American lives not waste time and build up my poll numbers. Because that's all they're doing because everyone knows it's ridiculous we'll be right back thanks..
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"We're back and we're looking at Tom. Barrack the man who ran Donald Trump's inaugural committee. It's now inauguration week with balls lunches a concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Thank you very much. Everybody thank you Tom. And an event that has never happened before a five hundred guests. black-tie tag gathering chairman's Global Dinner Chairman. As in Tom Barrack we have so many friends hundred forty seven diplomats invested. It's never been done before. Never had the entire foreign diplomatic core is invited. Plus top dollar donors and there's a separate guest list of over one hundred people invited by the chairman including ambassadors and foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Oh I know how this room is why this is one. This place is surrounded tonight but I want to thank you all for being here. We have great respect for countries. We have great respect for world. Just a short snippet video is all that was released to the public but for five hundred people who mattered. Tom Barracks closeness to his friend. The incoming the president of the United States of America is on vivid display as a troop of Las Vegas dancers Stevens showstoppers pivot and twirl. On a purpose built stage. That cost close to three million dollars. Paid for by the committee. The Tax Tax Return the nonprofit fifty eighth presidential inaugural committee gives this mission statement to promote the social welfare by supporting the inaugural activities of the president elect and vice cuts off there. But what was Tom Barracks Mission Statement. If you thought it was the worst job in the world. Why did he take Justin? And I found a clue. This is an eight-page strategic plan for colony it's dated February twenty seventeen and it's on colony letterhead labeled private and confidential and. Let me restate that date February. Twenty seventeen right after the inauguration. What I found so interesting about this memo is is that it seems to represent colony hatching a plan to profit off? It's access to the trump administration and it's access has to all of these foreigners who were in town for the inaugural events the memo talks about setting up a DC office. The White House Liaison and Public Affairs team quote tie into international bilateral meetings already occurring with key members of the trump administration this would include taking a leadership role in informing the events the participants and the agenda. They seem to be envisioning sort of form of soft lobbying and actually say explicitly in here. We want to establish this brand brand but we want to do it without the appearance of actually lobbying serve suggested. They they were going to be lobbying. Didn't WanNa look like they were lobbying. Yeah and you know another thing about colony is one of the ways they make. Money is by investors giving the money to manage and they make fees off that so I think sort of the subtext text here is that if they position themselves as sort of gatekeepers to the trump administration that's only going to be good for their investment business and for sort of potential inflows inflows from foreigners we asked colony about this document. Here's their statement. This memo was simply an outline of proposed potential business plan which was never acted acted upon or implemented colony at no time has maintained a DC office. There is one thing that we do know which is that. We have calendars from from Steve. MNUCHIN DON trump secretary of treasury. That show in the weeks and months after this memo has written Tom Barrack and Rick Gates. Who is a consultant consultant? At the time. Were having a series of meetings with Secretary Mnuchin and one of which included a bunch of ambassadors from Middle Eastern countries like cutter and UAE at a fancy restaurant in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington. It was in a private space called the mermaid room with seven ambassadors others. A barracks spokesman told US quote. Tom Has meetings with Mnuchin all the time before during and since the election and quote and so you look look at that calendar Van. We don't really know what was discussed there. But it looks a lot like what they're describing in this memo which is putting colony in between meetings of the trump administration and foreign officials so one big question is was colony somehow trying to profit from those meetings and we. I don't really know what was discussed. And they wouldn't tell US frankly. We do know that around this time. Barrick was promoting a private companies plan to export. US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. He discussed leading a White House. Initiative in the Middle East and Barrack told our PROPUBLICA colleague. ARNS DORF that. He considered buying a stake. In and Westinghouse the only American manufacturer of large-scale nuclear reactors whistleblowers rest concerns about the nuclear plan and the House Oversight Committee investigating since trump took office more than seven billion dollars has flowed into colony capital investment funds a quarter of that from Saudi Arabia and the United ended Arab Emirates. We started our reporting with a question. Where did all that inaugural cash go? We found some answers answers. The trump organization was paid which lead to bigger more troubling questions. Did the inaugural committee break the law. Where people taking part in this cash bonanza to to benefit themselves and by access now federal prosecutors in New York have opened a criminal probe that separate from the Muller investigation? They've subpoenaed documents. Let's it's Tom. Barrack lawyers for the inaugural committee who after respond in the past presidential inaugurations. Got Maybe one line in the history bucks. This one keeps making news.
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"Until she isn't Hillary Clinton when Bill Cosby was accused of sexual assault. Mrs Clinton tweeted every survivor of sexual assault. Deserve right after the Republican National Convention. In Cleveland Paul Manafort is forced out of the trump campaign after his undisclosed work for a pro Russian Ukrainian strongman is reported in the news barrick was on TV. Paul Manafort the best in the business incredibly credible incredibly thoughtful mazing track record. He did the job and and then as politics goes everybody gets attacked. I mean this is just a week after. Donald Trump wins the election. He picks Tom Barrack to run his inaugural committee. He's the chairman now. People start start to call him that. In the past inaugural chiefs were often creatures of Washington. Sometimes they went onto jobs like White House. Chief of staff Tom Barrack like the man man who chose him is a wealthy outsider. What he wanted from the GIG is not so clear in Tom Barracks world? You make money by managing other people's money. The thoughts are on a colony financial collie finances one will and even more money flows your way and you get cheered on by Jim Cramer on CNBC. By it's run by Tom. Barrack and I think Tom Barrack is money. I'm going to recommend let's. Let's go to Brian. Brian Unlike private equity firms where the goal is prophets with a nonprofit inaugural committee. The goal is to raise the money. You need to support the mission and then close up shop. You're the instructions. President George W Bush gave to his second inaugural planner. Greg Jenkins you. Don't turn on the spigots full speed ahead. You raise what you need with a ten percent contingency and then live within your means means spend within your means and then you should not have much more leftover. The fifty eighth presidential inaugural committee under under Tom. Barrack does not adopt this thrifty attitude on paper. They say they aim to raise fifty million dollars. Almost one hundred seven comes in their forty seven one one million dollar checks. I've seen notes from the committee's first meetings. You can feel the participants trying to manage. Trump's impulses people say things like make it more pageantry than just the military or eliminate all the parts about winning in a different meeting. According to one source the president elect said. He wanted the kind of show. They have in North Korea for his right hand man in the committee running things day to day Baruch turns to Rick Gates. This is the same Rick Gates was Paul Manafort's number two in Ukraine worked for the trump campaign and much later pleaded guilty to conspiracy and lying to the FBI. In the Mueller. Probe in the midst of inauguration Planning Ricketts rights rights to Ivanka trump. He's looking for price quote on the event spaces at the trump international hotel in Washington. Ivanka connects gates with the hotels director over email propublica just Elliott and. I got the emails and spent a lot of time reading them. The prices they quote are hundred. Seventy five five thousand dollars per day and this is going to be for four days. One hundred seventy five thousand times four is seven hundred thousand. This information is forwarded to Stephanie. Winston walk-off and experienced Newark event planner responsible for conceiving and organising many of the party's we'll call expresses her concerns to vodka and Gates in writing and she essentially says this price is ridiculous. She says please take into consideration that. When this is audited it will become public knowledge stat? Locations were also gifted union station like the trump hotel is a grand old space. That's book for an inauguration. Week event on like the Trump hotel the operator of union station decides to donate that space for free I called up a bunch of DC event planners to ask what they make of this one hundred seventy five five thousand dollar a day number. Their views fell on a spectrum. Somewhere between. Oh that's high and you've gotta be kidding me a spokesman for the inaugural committee confirm. I'm to us that the number and those emails four days for seven hundred thousand dollars total. That is what the committee paid. Which means that the objections in this email exchange exchange from Stephanie Winston? Walk off the event planner to that one hundred thousand dollars a day raid did not win the dentist. The quoted one hundred hundred dollar a day raid was the rate that they paid. Those emails would be of interest to the Internal Revenue Service if they were to conduct it. This is Brett Capelle. He's an attorney down in in Washington. Who Specializes in political nonprofits like the inaugural committee? He told US American tax laws were written to discourage the people who run on profits from steering steering money to insiders and their family members. Ivanka trump who helped set the price. Once testified she owned seven percent of the trump hotel her father and two the eldest brothers on the rest Capelle says if the committee paid them above market rate. Well it's violation of entities tax exempt status and the regulations regulations that govern tax exempt transaction. Now that's that's just a civil violation. Now if they uncovered evidence of a conspiracy to deliberately violate the Internal Revenue Cook by charging two or three times the fair market value in order to derive an illegal profit. Then you get into the criminal side the tax law and those emails Certainly are not helpful to them in that regard the criminal violation hinges on whether the committee committee knowingly deliberately overpaid and whether it can be proven federal. Prosecutors are now looking at the committee's finances though we don't know whether tax laws part of their probe prob- one transaction like this is enough to bring a criminal tax case but if there's a pattern involving other transactions involving the inaugural uh-huh committee and I suspect what they're going to be doing is a forensic audit of all expenditures made by the committee to see you know who ultimately received the money the fifty eighth Presidential Inaugural Committee reported to the IRS that it did not pay above market rates to insiders. We wanted to ask Barrick about this us as the guy in charge. Why did you book the Trump Hotel? Were you concerned about overpaying. Baruch did not agree to an interview. His spokesman and the inaugural committee did not answer our questions about this. Then there's Ivanka. Her spokesman basically told us that vonk wanted a quote fair market rate for the event space in the hotel but he wouldn't give us any evidence of that. One thing is clear. The inaugural committee treated booking the trump hotel not as an option but as a necessity. We know this because the committee he tried to muscle out someone else who booked the ballroom months earlier. She was pretty much the last person you'd want to give the boot Reverend Mary. Turner and I I am the host of the presidential inaugural prayer breakfast in Washington DC. It's a smaller event than the National Prayer Breakfast that you may have heard about. You've been doing that. Since how long we began our husband each in nineteen ninety three to pray for the nation and the Office of the presidency in December. She started getting emails and phone. Calls from Rick Gates Tom Barracks Deputy at the committee wanted our face and Wanted the entire hotels blocked for the full week of inauguration after she politely declined Reverend Turner Heard From Hotel management the cancelled her booking invoking a common clause in contracts newness force measure or an act of God like a hurricane military invasion in this case. They predicted civil unrest. That was their excuse. Which of course it does legal grounds because they had not cancelled other nog girl events being being held there you know about the inaugural committee so if it was unsafe for our group? It would've also been unsafe for the Presidential Inaugural Committee orth Republican Party to hip offense there at the entire week. End Inauguration Day Reverend her did not back down and days later the hotel while on canceled. Her contract on inauguration morning hundreds of God fearing men and women ate Hala and drank communion wine in the trump hotel ballroom.
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"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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It's taught mix tape pot sonic love letter canonica daily musical journey into other human lives. Listen for free wherever you get your poke cost and sign up avenues project DOT org. We're back in a TV. The interview in the glow of victory per scale quoted his wife candace Blount. She said that I was thrown into the Super Bowl. Never played a game in one and Pascale took his super bowl ring and monetize it. He tried to really cash in on the success of the presidential campaign. He actually pitched his commercial work. As the per scale effect and the notion was Mr Commercial Businessman Company Higher Birth scale to do the magic for your company that he did for Donald Trump that was kind of a theme he starts working on a project for the Dallas Mavericks. He pitches a high dollar digital marketing campaign campaign for seaworld does paid speeches in Romania and Monaco. He spotted flying around the world walking down an airplane. I'll he's hard to miss but he's also continuing to do. Political work literally from the moment trump takes office after the whole issue with the fight and the ad commissions per scale reframe things for the twenty twenty election says he's only taking a three hundred thousand dollars regear salary from the campaign but he positions himself to be the beneficiary of much larger income streams for his campaign work while his collecting the salary from the campaign his company gets paid millions of dollars by the Republican National Committee to make and buy ads well. There's certainly nothing the wrong people in politics making money of course there are lots of high level operatives for both parties who have unapologetically cashed in. It's business as usual for the political political class. Pascale says he's doing this for the love of country and trump working for trump is clearly made brad millions and transformed his life. He now drives Ferrari A and B. M. W. He owns a gorgeous two point four million dollar waterfront home in Florida the money from the campaign and the RNC weren't the only way press gal was making money after the two thousand sixteen election. His company was also making money from a pro-trump dark money group called America first and and that's a group that's free from the normal restrictions on disclosing its donors on how much money can raise and how it spends money under the law. These groups are barred art from coordinating with a political campaign but per scale had actually co founded this group along with other trump campaign operatives and he was simultaneously only getting paid by both trump's reelection campaign and America. First Common Cause has filed complaints about this with both the Federal Election Commission and the Justice Department I meant the complaints are still pending after scales named campaign manager in February two thousand eighteen America first which has to publicly report. It's payments suddenly suddenly stopped paying Brad's company personnel strategy but then per scales crew didn't stop doing the work and he didn't stop making money from it. He incorporated rated a mysterious Delaware. LC that had no public connection to him. It's called Red State Data and digital it took over the work per scall- was doing for America the first Super Pac. It's payments as reported in Public Federal Election Commission filings were to a anonymous mail-drop at a Pennsylvania Avenue ups. PS Store and the secretive new company which had no other known clients is made more than nine hundred thousand dollars at first per scale all set his company's work for the RNC the Super Pac and the trump campaign were all legally vetted after PROPUBLICA and other news organizations began asking further questions for scale said he'd stopped doing advise for the RMC but all of that back and forth obscured something Peter you uncovered something else. It's not just that scale was getting streams of income from the campaign. Super PAC and the RNC. It's that the trump campaign has taken over the currency. NC An unprecedented ways under trump the currency has become practically a wholly owned subsidiary of the trump campaign. Now it's not unusual for president to direct their parties to play a critical role but as with so much else in this situation trimtabs way way further than any of his predecessors have one way this has happened. There's a metric down ballot candidates people running for governor or Congress look at called voter scores. It's information Russian on how voters in a particular district feel about trump which could affect campaign ads and messaging previously the RNC would allow these Republican Republican candidates to see this information not trump so candidates in Michigan or Ohio or Illinois who who were trying to figure out how best to run their campaigns how best to be victorious. Republican candidates are deprived of the information from the party on how L. voters in their district feel about trump. RNC officials say the data belongs to the trump campaign which is free to withhold it. If the president wants America I declined comment. It's kind of an enforced loyalty. They don't have the information that they need that might incline them to distance themselves therefore they're in this situation of of being afraid that if they don't hue very closely to the president and to his wishes that that they're going to jeopardize their own candidacies clearly president trump is not patient or tolerant of people that try try to run campaigns distance themselves from him and it's not just the fear factor the parties actually also depriving them of information that might be helpful in them winning reelection or winning office and in two thousand sixteen trump promise to drain the swamp to fund his own on campaign to reduce the influence of big donors. That's not what happened so here. We have what's projected to be America's first billion-dollar in dollar political campaign if so much money rocketing through the trump campaign and updates related accounts and the groups that are supporting trump and per scale is at the center of it all all he personifies a huge issue which is how big money has taken over American politics.
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"The kinds of trademark. For vodka Trump. Trump's investments overseas things that would give you a nexus between Trump's business and foreign governments since Trump became president. I I would bet those are the kinds of stories they're going to focus on I just because they have the most relevant Trump's presidency now and maybe work backward from there in backward in time. So I think those are the things that they're going to look at. And I think injury, you're right. The ability we have to see into those things I did think really expanded overnight, and you're right that when asked for documents at least so far the Trump organization has not done with Donald Trump with Trump campaigned it and save screw you. We're not giving you anything, you know, those are people with all licenses to preserve those people with who don't want to go to jail. They have responded in pretty forthcoming way. So I think we may see more of that. And learn some of the answers to these questions, so Anita you did some reporting in the past months about specifically the Trump adult children, Eric, Don, jR, and their role on the campaign trail, which was the sort of quite interesting side story to me that I feel. Never got enough attention. Because obviously, these are the people that are sort of supposed to be walled off running the Trump organization yet they've been judging by their Twitter accounts spending every moment of October and early November campaigning for their father's causes. So can you talk a little bit about that? Sure. I'll bring you back to last year was it last year two years ago. Now when the Trump family said the children were not going to be they were going to be walled off from their father while he was in the White House. Remember that they were going to really have any interactions. We'll just remind people of that. But sure, I think it's really done junior. The oldest who has been the most active politically he has done. I mean, I've I went to one of his event in Indiana, recently, he's done more than sixty political events this year. He has such a great following his father and a lot of people wonder if he's going to actually run for office. So he's not taking his dad's message all over the place really using kind of the same lie. Lines. There was even a locker up chant about Hillary Clinton at the event, I went to so he's been doing a lot of stuff. I actually in the story. I just recently wrote a vodka Trump. It was doing very little and people were very upset that she was doing very little politically and the White House really really pushed back and said, well, she's at the White House, and she's not doing it because she's at the White House, although we know that lots of people at the White House do political things, but he's in touch with them. He's you know, talking to them. He's working with them of uncle win out on his last day of campaigning to all his rallies. There's a lot of that going on. I think Eric is probably doing the least amount..
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"I mean, I think that last night. I was like, oh, look Trump may have to actually give us his tax returns. I'm so excited. And I got some pushback on Twitter saying, no, no it's gonna go to the supreme court never gonna see it. But just the idea that it might come out. I mean, this is Donald Trump who's father charted donating to the Brooklyn democratic county machine back in the nineteen thirties, which controlled all the DA's, and that was the family business model and the judges that the mechanisms of over. Site would always be influenced by the trumps. And here we are in a situation, which as you say Adam is new for the Trump organization, which is they don't control all the mechanisms of oversight. And therefore, we may find out some very interesting things. What of the reporting that we've done that all of us have done collectively might be of interest for investigators. You know might be hearing worthy. If you were right. And I don't know that's not a prediction of whether or not there would be hearings. But you know, what offs raises sufficient questions that you know, we think it would merit. You know, a government body looking at and frankly, it's just I looked at all of the stories that we've done, and it is such a long list. It's hard to remember all of this stuff. And I'm just I was trying to put it in my mind into buckets, you're dealing with Trump's business dealings his record. You know, the what Adam and. David had referred to what is Trump's business? Then you have the question of foreign government spending on Trump's business, currently, then the influencers accessors in the Trump orbit. So for example, Sheldon at Allston did Trump essentially do his bidding. And then you have this whole separate bucket of essentially corruption among in agencies, right and questions about cabinet officials. We've all talked about these Dame Schiff Wilbur Ross, you have Zinke and the list goes on. And I don't know David Andrew missing any large buckets here. I feel like actually a lot has changed overnight with regards to our perhaps finding out these things because we know just from the court cases that have worked their way through the system that when there is an outside mechanism saying to the Trump organization or the Trump administration you need to. Answer we find out things. And now, we have a whole other branch of government that can be asking those questions, and there may be a whole new flow of information about all of that, David. I don't know if you wanna add to that. I I think that the if I was the Democrats I would start with the things that affect his presidency things that have happened since he became president. I mean, there's lots of things to be done. We've talked about going back and looking at his tax returns. And whether he borrowed the approaches at Fred Trump used at the New York Times said, we're fraudulent the things that if I was a democrat. I would focus on the kinds of stories we've written about that. I would react to would be the stories about foreign influence in a moment's at Trump properties since he became president. We wrote a couple of weeks ago about all the money that Saudi customers have spent a Trump properties in some cases propping up hotels that are losing customers from other places Saudi customers come in and sort of boost them that happened at Trump's hotel in New York to focus on that first and.
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"And here we get to part two in our framework Trump breaking the rules. It's interesting how it worked. It's not really. It's not complicated anyway. It sort of out of monster on a movie for upkeep on his empire of dowdy, outer borough, permanent buildings. Fred Trump was regularly buying you a quick men and supplies. He would buy boilers fridges and stoves by paint supplies. Nothing too strange about that. He was driving his own bargains building by building, and then one day county shows all county building supply. Now, this is a head scratcher to figure out what this was. One of the reporters from the times went to the Bronx to talk to a guy who used to sell boilers to Fred Trump. His name is Leon Eastman, and he remembers a deal negotiated with Fred Trump in nineteen Ninety-three for sixty boilers a huge deal for him. He remembers the lunch. He remembers the restaurant. They went to. He remembers that he had to pay the tab, and he said, there was no all county at this lunch was Fred Trump and Fred Trump's people, and the first thing you ever heard about. County. It was when the checks started willing 'cause they were cutting the checks for you. Got this. The middleman company, all county building supply is paying the price Fred Trump negotiated, and here's the trick. All county would then Bill Fred Trump a higher price, a markup of twenty percent or fifty percent maybe more. Why? Well, it turns out all county was owned by Donald Trump and his siblings and a cousin. So the markup on those boilers went straight from Fred, Trump's pockets to the next generation and all county shareholders companies, siblings split.
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"Welcome back. Let's review where we are. It's early days of the Trump organizations Faren licensing deals. One of their first deals is in Panama to finance it. There's been a scramble for sales brokers have been wrangling buyers and questionable ways. And did we say this, it's Panama, which ranked more corrupt than Brazil. India and Saudi Arabia on transparency, international's index Trump ocean club bonds are a tough sell rated junk. Bear Stearns is about to collapse the real estate market melts down eventually leading to a global recession in two thousand nine. The bounds are downgraded. Ivanka Trump describes things differently. She says out only problem is we don't have enough inventory over the next two years. Things don't go well for the building, Heather in MAG are going to take it from here. Buyers were promised a beach club on a nearby island, the planned club. Kept moving to islands that were farther and farther away from Panama City. It was never finished the Trump casino which was advertised as part of the ocean club. Early on wasn't materializing either. It never did. The developers had an obligation to bondholders to keep up the rate of sales and to keep buyers locked into their sales contracts. Buyers started to default on their payments. In July of twenty seven with the building late and over budget, the Trump family traveled to Panama. For the opening ceremony, it was the middle of Panama's rainy season and a downpour during the opening ceremony flooded the streets outside the ocean club was surrounded by new developments and the neighborhoods drainage system was overloaded inside the hotel Trump lined up with a row of men in dark suits to cut a ribbon. He stood between his son Don Jr. and Panama's president Ricardo Martinelli who's now in jail facing unrelated corruption charges, which he denies Martinelli reportedly told Trump at the event that quote, everything you touch, turns to gold Trump was friendly to. And grabbed him and shoulder. They really love your president and I want to just thank you very much for being here today, and you're my friend. Trump and Martinelli were driven out through the flooded streets in separate SUV's just five months later in November of twenty. Eleven the developer defaulted on its bond payment. What we could see from our reporting was that the Trump's and their promotions had really pushed this thing into existence and had done. So at times in ways that we're very questionable that whole deal had these rotten underpinnings and when things got tough, a lot of the buyers walked away. Investors lost one told us that a full one hundred twenty million of the two hundred and twenty million bond. Financing wasn't paid back buyers walked away from their units and forefeited more than fifty million dollars into posits Trump was making money I by selling his name then by bringing in the financing and taking a cut of investor money without taking on any risk. It's hard to think of any aspect of this project that they hadn't figured out a way to draw fee from the. Two thousand six licensing agreement shows they were getting seventeen and a half percent of what hotel guests paid for the rooms, including what they spent on minibar items, internet service, and even bathrobes. They were also going to get a twenty percent commission. If they were able to help the project save money on construction contract, they weren't hitting four percent for parking unit sales, twelve percent of commercial space rentals, four percent of the hotels gross revenue for managing it lessen incentive fee equal to a fifth of the hotels net operating income. The Trump organization was eventually kicked out as building managers, but Donald Trump based on financial statements, government disclosures, and other records Trump appears to have walked away with between thirty and fifty five million dollars. In Panama. The Trump's engaged in a series of misrepresentations. They made money while buyers and investors lost out and what happened in Panama was not just a one off the WNYC propublica investigation looked at deals from Toronto to the Republic of Georgia and the elements of what we saw in Panama kept appearing inflated figures about the numbers of unit soul inside deals and a sort of Trump sleight of hand. The Trump's consistently talk up their investment early in the deals. When things go bad, they talk down their involvement. So what they said is that they were investing when they weren't and they didn't oversee aspects of the deals when they did. This was part of a pattern that we saw stretching across multiple deals across multiple countries across multiple continents. The details weren't always the same. For instance, in Toronto, buyers were shown these projections about the kind of prophets they could expect from these hotel condo units. And it turned out the projections were completely off the charts, not realistic in any way. Buyers sued. They said, Trump misled them over his ownership stake and that the developers were making false promises about how much money they could make a judge called the projections deceptive documents and added. They were replete with misrepresentations of comission of omission and half truth. The Trump say they're merely licensors and there's no factual basis to involve the trumps and the claims the litigation is ongoing. Then there Chicago where Trump worked to gin up early sales. So what happened in Chicago was that Trump offered a special deal to people who were involved in the project like brokers and architects allowing them to buy an early for a discount. But the problem was that once the project was all done and it was actually selling better, he pulled back that discount Trump cancelled the early deals. He said, we're entitled to the higher prices in a Florida project. There was another wrinkle. This time an. Insiders price for Trump organization employee's including Don Jr. there were emails came out in a court case. So the developer was promising Don Jr. in the Trump employees, five percent down payment in a discounted price and the rights to flip this property pretty much immediately prior to closing so that they could make a big two hundred thousand dollar profit right off the bat. So in the process of that conversation, we saw emails that show they were discussing backdating contracts so that they could get favorable capital gains treatment. They formed a company busy boys to handle the inside deal. The Florida project was never built. The Trump organization did not respond to requests for comment. Oh, also Trump SoHo artist on flav. The Trump International hotel and tower in SoHo is the site of my latest development. This fifty. WNYC propublica New Yorker investigation found there was an actual criminal investigation of Don Jr. and vodka Trump's misrepresentations about how much of the Trump SoHo sold. There was evidence of felony fraud. The Trump's denied wrongdoing after a lot of legal back and forth and visit to the DA. By a campaign donor, the case was dropped. The DA denied. He was influenced by the donor. So with the suggests to me is that this wasn't just a fluke where the Trump sometimes would forget the numbers for particular project and maybe miss speak here they are, but that this was actually a strategy that they employed across deals where they were misrepresenting the value of these projects as part of a strategy to try to draw more money into them that this was actually a feature of their business model, not just a fluke. Donald Trump, and I'm the largest developer in New York.
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"Technically, it's not called the Trump ocean club anymore. But in the spring, when we visited, you could still see the faded outline of t. r. u. m. p. on the sign by the driveway, the marketing materials describe the ocean club as sale shaped. It's more like if Georgia, oh key for an architect, she would have designed to building like this. There are two Infinity pools, even a place to more your yacht. If you have one, there's a rooftop garden dotted with pink and purple tropical flowers. A piano in the lobby is far as we can tell Trump didn't put any of his own money into the building. It was financed instead with two hundred and twenty million dollars in corporate bonds for the purposes of this story, think of a bond as a kind of Bank loan instead of writing a big two hundred twenty million dollar check the Bank breaks Vallone into pieces and sells those pieces to investors effectively. It's the investors. Now the Bank or putting up the money. There's one really important thing to know about this financing in order to get it. The developers had to show that the Trump ocean club was a sound investment. And the way they did that was by getting a huge number of buyers to commit to units a head of time. One of the reasons we came to Panama was to find out more about those early buyers and about the financing in Panama. These records are kept at the office of Panama securities commission. So we went there. Having to the car, Heather Knight talked about one thing in particular. We were hoping to find. Some slicing agreement. It's the document that lays out in detail what his role in the deal was and what he got paid for. It wouldn't be in there. I mean, they've got all the other backup. The claims in the bond prospectus is in there. Driver drop us off in front of a tall glass building. We wrote a cramped elevator up to the eighth floor. Someone let us over to a folding table with a huge stack of documents. There's like one, two, three, it's all the records. They could find about the Trump ocean club bonds. So we go through that twelve thirteen really fat folders. This is amazing. This is what is that pre-sales and it's all about. How does really early sales were going to work. And then a photocopied document with a familiar angular signature Donald Trump just found that license agreement between Trump and developers of the project, and it describes Trump as a world renowned builder and developer of luxury real estate among other things who enjoys the highest reputation in these fields. The license agreement signed in two thousand six. This document is h Frazier trove of information on the Panama deal. It leaves out what Trump's obligations are and how he can make money. He gets a million dollars up front and he gets at least a four percent cut of sales, but get this even if they don't sell. The contract has a special provisions that he will still get a commission. He gets a commission if they sell, he gets a commission if they don't. So there's something else we found an amendment to this document signed in two thousand seven that totally changed our understanding of what Trump did for the Panama deal. There's a line in it that says, Trump is quote responsible for licensee, securing financing from Bear Stearns for the construction of the building. Bear Stearns is the investment Bank that issued the two hundred and twenty million dollars in bond. Financing Trump got a cut at least two point, two million dollars this detail that Trump brought in Bear Stearns and was paid for it directly contradicts the twentieth. Seventeen statement from the Trump organization. It said Trump was not responsible for the financing now, we know that's not true. These documents that Heather and Meg found they link Trump too many more aspects of the deal. Then he's acknowledged in the past the ways he makes money, the Trump families oversight of sales and marketing Trump's direct tie to Bear Stearns financing that made it all possible. Trump ocean club in Panama City was pitched by someone you've probably never heard of Roger Chaffee, Heather talked to him on the phone a couple of times, Roger, easy guy to talk to. He's affable. He's uses colorful language. He's intense. He makes big promises. He's a very determined guy from what people told me. And sometimes that determination comes across a bit as stubbornness is a Panamanian citizen of Lebanese descent. He was an importer exporter of clothing and textiles. He worked in the free trade zone in Panama near the Panama Canal, and he had started dabbling a bit and real estate. He had a plot of land right on the water in an up and coming neighborhood in Panama City. He didn't have the money to build, but court records showed his company agreed to pay over a million dollars to the middleman who introduced him to Trump. He flew up to Trump Tower to meet with Trump in New York and to pitch him the project and the idea that he had. And Trump didn't give an immune answer off the bat. So Kaffee left and flew back down to Miami the next day, the phone rang and he picked it up and it was someone that sounded a lot like Trump on the phone, but he thought it. I said it was a prank call that it was a friend of his and it turned out that it actually was really Trump says that a week later Ivanka Trump flew down to Panama to check the place out Trump and Kaffee. We're in business. When Trump signed the deal in March of two thousand six, the ocean club was still an undeveloped plot of land to start building. They needed the bonds and the bonds they needed to start selling quickly. Trump was ready to make his first pitch. So they had this press conference in Trump Tower in the marble atrium and everybody's got their nice business suits on a caffeine is there. He's got this pale pink tie in well, cut dark suit and has their Don juniors there. And Trump's there, of course, and they announced this incredible project that they're going to do in Panama. One of the biggest buildings if not the biggest building in Latin America. So at this press conference Trump makes what maybe his first misrepresentation about this deal. According to one account Trump says that in addition to being a licensor, the Trump organization has a financial interest in the deal, but he wouldn't say how much he'd left the impression though that he had an ownership stake which he didn't. There's a concept in real estate sales. It's called puffery. It's okay to say you have the world's best building even if you don't. This happens all the time. It's not okay to mislead potential buyers on something material, a specific verifiable statement, you know is inaccurate. In the hopes it will encourage buyers to put down their money that could be fraud.