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Fresh update on "trump" discussed on The Ross Kaminsky Show
"Democrats have essentially proven the Republican point that this committee is purely partisan intended for political purposes, rather than fact finding purposes, and that means that a big percentage of the population I won't watch it. People who might otherwise have watched it won't watch it. Republicans. Because the people that the Republicans trust Jim Jordan gym banks, some other lesser known Republicans, it would have been on the committee are now not there, And you've just got Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, who most especially trump supporting Republicans. Don't trust at all. So now this whole thing. Has lost Any the near of Of truth. Fairness of nonpartisanship or even of bipartisanship. And the whole thing is just a big cluster. You know what.
Officers Give Emotional Testimony at Capitol Riot Hearing
"House Select Committee investigating the deadly attack on the U. S Capitol by former President Trump supporters began its first hearing emotional testimony from the police officers at the hearing. They're haunted by the harrowing attack, saying the sting does not go away. D C police officer Michael Finnegan has nothing but contempt for some lawmakers, the very people he was trying to help that day. I feel like I went to him. Going back to protect them and the people in this room. But too many are now telling me that hell doesn't exist or that hell actually wasn't that bad? The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful. The GOP says the committee should investigate Pelosi because she's ultimately in charge of capital security. The committee could hold another hearing in August.
Fresh update on "trump" discussed on Derek Hunter
"You're listening to the O. Reilly update. Here's what's happening today in America. The CDC wants facemasks again. Can you believe it? New York Mayor de Blasio says the era of voluntary vaccinations is over. The push to remove Governor Newsom in California gain Steen Donald Trump and Richard Nixon gets scorched in a new poll and a new survey shows most Millennials resent the rich Also ahead, should the Catholic Church boot Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi. But first the Centers for Disease Control revising its covid guidelines. The CDC now recommends vaccinated people begin wearing face masks indoors in places with high transmission rates. Despite the change, officials still believe fully vax individuals are protected from the delta variant, currently surging in places like Los Angeles in Florida. Big Apple Mayor de Blasio informing folks in New York at the time. For quote voluntary vaccinations is over de Blasio now mandating the vax for all city employees. Those who refuse must take a covid test every seven days. So the mayor, we've tried voluntary we could not have been more kind and compassionate. The voluntary phases over unquote. But the constitution is not over, so we'll see. Latest polling, published by the L A Times says Governor Newsome may be removed from office is fall Voters split on the upcoming recall 47% believe Newsome should go. 50% want the governor to state. Conservative commentator Larry Elder is a top contender to replace Newsome. Survey from you. Gove, citing presidents with most unfavorable ratings. Bottom of the list. Richard Nixon, Donald Trump. 54% of Americans view, Mr Trump. Poorly. The most admired commander in chief. Abraham Lincoln. Another survey from the Cato Institute says an increasing number of young Americans resent the wealthy. Paul finds 52% of adults under the age of 35 believe rich people got that way. By taking advantage of poor people. By comparison, 79% Of senior citizens say wealthy Americans. Earned it. In a moment. Biden, Pelosi and the Catholic Church. Right back..
Hearing exposes TV viewers to blunt language, racial slurs
"The first is the house investigation into the U. S. capitol insurrection because many TV viewers to cover their eyes and ears violence profanity racial slurs most lot of that and much more during the coverage of the investigation into the U. S. capitol riot those tuning in for live coverage on the networks got to see the kind of scenes and dialogue more fitting for an R. rated movie as profound as the words might have been the scenes were poignant as for police officers who defended the capital on January sixth describe what they saw heard and felt as supporters of president Donald Trump tried to disrupt the certification of Joe Biden's election CNN fox news channel and MSNBC all carry the hearing which lasted more than three hours and full NBC preempted daytime programming to air most of it that CBS and NBC provided as optional for its affiliates I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Fresh update on "trump" discussed on Bloomberg Markets
"The state of New York is going to require all state workers to be vaccinated or undergo regular covid testing. Now, this as the White House is also considering doing the same thing for all federal employees that is already in effect for via workers, and everyone is supposed to mask up in schools now, regardless of their vaccination status. That, according to the new guidance announced by CDC director Rachelle Wolinsky, who explained it to Good Morning America, the delta variant is showing every day its willingness to outsmart off. To be an opportunists and areas where we have not shown a fortified response against it. CBC director Rochelle Walensky says the decision to re adopt these mask restrictions was not taken lightly. Students expected to be back in classrooms By the way this fall, families starting their back to school shopping, finding prices way on the rise. Demand is surging supply shortages stemming from the pandemic Prices are skyrocketing. The National Retail Federation predicts back to school shoppers will spend an average of $850 per family this year. That's up $60 from last year, and the Justice Department says aides to former President Trump can testified before congressional committees investigating the January 6th capital Riot Global News 24 hours a day. This is Bloomberg. Asset manager. These are the days wearing. There's a long come feel the rush again at Busch Gardens..
January 6 Hearing: Capitol Riot Inquiry Invokes Emotional Police Testimony
"Us in america these idiots and all have now attacked started attacking nina tour because sean tell brown taking millions and corporate money is not the problem. That's not you've got to protect her. Got to protect your corporate interests trying to kill you need attorneys political career and you gotta tacna turner attack turner and you say you're a progressive. Get though outta here man get out of here do something with your life be constructive sort of being destructive idiots. Are you see. i'm on fire. Let's do it well a lot to get to in the news today. So let's start off with the hearings that took place this morning. The house select committee meant to investigate the insurrectionists on january six the trump supporters who stormed the capital Well they had their first day of hearings today and we heard from capitol police officers and members of the dc metropolitan police. Let's start off with the first video. Which features harry done And aquilino ganal both of them are. Us capitol police officers. They were there in the capital on the day that the trump supporters had stormed it and they want to share their perspective on what they went through. Let's watch the writers attempted to breach the capital. Were shouting trump. Send us baked the rice. Sei we want trump as we came close to the terrorists line was divided and we came under attack a man attempted to rip the baton from my hands and we wrestle control eh retain my weapon after push back. He yelled at me. You're on the wrong team. I too was being crushed by the rioters. I could feel myself losing oxygen and recall thinking to myself this. I'm going to die. He kicked me in my chess. As we went to the ground i was able to retain my baton again. But i ended up on my hands and knees and blind. The medical mask. I was wearing at the time to protect myself from the krona. Virus was pulled up over my eyes so i couldn't see brace myself against the impact of their blows and feared the worst
Fresh update on "trump" discussed on Dan O'Donnell
"Uh, as she announced that she is calling for this, And this is an issue that sort of galvanizes Republicans. So whomever it is that takes over the state Republican Party Whether it's Shiming. I've heard the name Paul Pharaoh bandied about. There are a number of people who are in the state Republican Party who might get a promotion. But ultimately, the focus has got to be on restoring faith in Wisconsin's elections and advancing the America and Wisconsin first principles of the Donald Trump Administration. While also understanding That we need principled candidates with principled messages. To carry the torch for Republicans in Wisconsin. You're listening to the Dan O Donnell show. We will be back very quickly, So stay tuned to okay. Streaming only on peacock. Glenn Maxwell had it all until she met Jeffrey Epstein DeLay. Maxwell's charged with enticement of minors, sex trafficking of Children and perjury. Epstein Shadow.
The Democrats Try Taking Advantage of LatCrit
"This is Lackritz lack great preachers. There really is no such thing as the United States sovereignty because America is bigger than just the United States. And besides, they argue, United stations. The real interlopers. That's you. Those crossing the border by the hundreds of thousands of the actual indigenous Americans. The Democrat Party hopes to benefit from embracing the movement as it counts on wave after wave of illegal aliens. Subsequent grant of amnesty is one of the ways Which it seeks a permanent hold on power. The Pew researchers reported. Latino voters favored the Democrat Party by a significant margin. Almost laugh when people say Well, Trump made a lot of inroads with the Latino vote he got, like 40%. You know what? Ladies and gentlemen 40% to 60%. That's a slaughter. Jim Clifton, chairman C of Gallup s here the questions every leader should be able to answer regardless of their politics. How many more people are coming to the southern border? What's the plan? There is a 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Roughly 450 million adults live in the region. Gallup asked them if they would like to move to another country permanently. If they could a whopping 27% said Yes. This means roughly 120 million people south of the border would like to migrate somewhere. Gallup, then asked them where they would like to move of those who want to leave their country permanently. 35% of 120 Million or 42. Million, said they want to go to the United States. 42 million. Seekers of citizenship or asylum, are watching to determine exactly when and how is the best time to make their move. In addition to finding this is writing a solution for the thousands of migrants currently at the border, Let's include the bigger harder question. What about all those who would like to come? What is the message to them? What is the 10 Year Plan? 330 Million U. S. Citizens are wondering. So are 42 million Latin
Fresh update on "trump" discussed on Radio From Hell
"I don't know. Well, we're not asking you. I don't hear him answering either Frustrates me. Uh, so Liz Cheney. At the Hearings the investigate investigating the January 6th. Assault on the capital. She says. We need to investigate. Donald Trump's every phone call every conversation every meeting he took on January 6th. We must know what happened here at the Capitol. We must also know what happened every minute of that day in the White House, agreed, congresswoman said. During a the House Select committee investigating the attack on the capital. We can't leave the violence of January 6th and its causes on investigated. The American people deserve the full and open testimony of every person with knowledge of the planning and preparation of January 6th. We must know what happened here at the Capitol. We must also know What happened every minute of the day in the White House. I don't hear her asking. Why it Liz must we not know why the CDC is requiring masks, huh? We need to know that too, don't we? Cheney, of course, was kicked out of all of her. Committee, uh, kicked out of her committee positions because she wants to know the truth. She didn't pledge loyalty to the furor. So the Republicans had to throw her out because you wanted the truth. Yep. Jim Jordan. Yeah. Kept dodging the question dodging the question dodging the question, then finally said, Okay, Yes, I did speak to President Trump on January 6th. Okay. What did you talk about? It's none of your business. Well, that's all right. We can get you under oath. Ask you then It's our business. Absolutely. Our business and earth. Alright, good. His boner fight with radio from hell on next, 96. Boehner, candidate number one From the seven o'clock hour. It's what we were just talking about. It's um I got used in the right order. Yeah, um, those capital cops are really good actors, so pro trump political commentators Julie Kelly. Laura Ingraham on Fox and others have called the police officers who testified at the Capitol right inquiry yesterday. Their crisis actors trying to make a big deal out of something that wasn't a big deal that I forget the congressman's name who said, Uh,.
The Problem Is Unvaccinated, Infected Illegal Aliens Coming to the U.S.
"It's like this coronavirus. They want you to believe it's trump supporters who won't be vaccinated. Maybe it is. Maybe it's not But look at the statistics. Recent immigrants in this country. From developing nations of the third world. Very, very hesitant to be vaccinated. For a lot of reasons. For a lot of reasons. Maybe because they listen to Biden and Kamala Harris early on. But here's what I know as a matter of fact. As I've been pointing out now, day after day after day. Here's what I know as a matter of fact. We have no idea how many illegal aliens Have been vaccinated. They haven't even been tested. They haven't even been tested. They're being moved all around the country without Without even contacting local and state governments to let people know about it so into the shadows, as the left likes to say, or the The open borders group likes to say into the shadows. They go never to be found again. So you're not going to be able to test them? You're not going to be able to suggest they get vaccinated. You don't even know who they are. You don't even know where they are. So tonight. They're telling us if you've been vaccinated you to wear a mask inside. The problem is not the people who have been vaccinated. The problem is not the gun owners who are law abiding. So, as I said the other day. And as I wrote in liberty and tyranny years ago, illegal aliens get a health past. They get a health pass. While we prepare for more lockdowns.
Mark Levin Reacts to January 6th Hearings in the Last Hour
"I listened to some of this hearing. I didn't watch it live. But I listened to some it literally in the last hour or so. And, um Tremendous amount of drama. Lot of graphics. Adam Kinzinger was crying lose, Cheney said. Sometimes you have to pick country over party. Ladies and Joe, this is this is really, uh Too bad, quite the spectacle. That this committee is loaded up the way it is. If Adam Schiff on this committee Who led an insurrection against the Trump administration. You have this guy Raskin from Maryland on this committee. Push for impeachment twice. Then you have Cheney has always hated Trump her father's always hated Trump. The Bushes have always hated Trump. And then of course you have King Singer. Who lied to the people in his district when he ran as a tea party candidate, flipped into Rhino land and has always hated Trump. Didn't vote for Trump. Now we had some police officers giving testimony. I don't condemn them. But we only had certain police officers giving testimony. You don't have police officers giving testimony so far, who let People into the Capitol building. Maybe maybe they will be questioned. You don't have FBI officials being brought into this hearing. Maybe there will in the future. Explaining why they failed to provide information to the police officers when they had it 48 hours earlier. You don't have any answers right now. Why Nancy Pelosi and nobody in leadership. Accepted Donald Trump's offer of 10,000 National Guardsmen.
Trump Didn't Know He Was in a War With the Deep State in 2016
"Do you think trump has finally woken up to the idea that he kind of squandered opportunities that he was like me and like many persuaded that He might be able to get some things done not aware that he was in fact in an all out war. Yeah i would. I would cut trump's some some real slack for not realizing that the left was not going to permit the legitimate transition of power in two thousand sixteen and they never did. The left rejected the the results of the two thousand sixteen election and use every method fair and foul terrorist methods. Creating a fake dossier that links an american citizen like donald trump that links into the farm power and suggests that he's committing treason making up the lab dossiers putting him in hotel rooms. Doing disgusting acts with prostitutes taking bribes from foreign governments making all of that up and then the fbi knowing it is a pack of lies and using its power destroying people's lives going to go after. Mike flynn george popadopoulos. Pablo carter page destroying people's lives in service. What they knew was ally. This is how the east german stasio operated. So i don't know. Donald trump did not realize that the deep state were anti-american evil terrorist force. That must be rooted out of america and the hundreds of these people deserve to spend the rest allies in federal prison. That's how bad the fbi is. The fbi should be abolished at every executive members should be investigated with an inch of their lives to find out how for instance so many of them could go public and say the hunter biden. Laptop was russian disinformation. They said all that just before the election they said the case against donald trump was solid. They lied to us. They used our own government against us just as surely as your andropov used his government against the russian people in the nineteen eighty s. We are dealing with a domestic dictatorship. That is using facebook and twitter to get around the first amendment censor free speech. You can't even ask questions about the legitimacy in the last election. Or whether it's a good idea to take maxine. No you're going to be silenced. And the federal government is going to coordinate with these allegedly private companies in order to silence your free speech. Are you alarm yet. Are you angry
The Tower of Babel and Christian Nationalism With John Zmirak
"One of the episodes in the old testament. And it's very interesting to those of us. Who are we get cold things like your christian nationalists and of course you should take time to unpack bad. What is christian nationalist. What what isn't even me. Well if you actually look at what it's supposed to represent you realize. Oh it's the worldview of pretty much every us president before george h w bush and also that of donald trump. It is you you. You believe that christian mores should infuse the government that natural law should be the basis of positive law. That is what you could what you could know as good and evil based on reason that reaffirmed What's taught in divine revelation. But you're drawing it. At of reason. You know we hold these shoot to be self evident rational arguments based on human nature. That should be the basis of morality not tribal solidarity like black lives matter on new black or white lives matter or any other kind of tribalism and not class solidarity like marxism or socialism and not theocracy where you say divine revelation what it says in my sacred book must be imposed by no natural law which you know are reflecting on what mankind is and who we are what we are people that should be the basis of law but you don't wanna global dictatorship a global oligarchy like the united nations. Are you back to the tower of babel. I can see. I know. I can see you getting there but for second i was like wait a minute. Where's he going. But now i know joe so keep going keep going up. You don't want a global lists remote oligarchy like the un or the eu or napoleon's empire or the soviet union or the new world order. You don't want distant remote elite bureaucrats imposing their will on ordinary people. You want people to be elect governments in their own countries. You wanna have an independent hungary and independent poland an independent united states. That's the nationalism part. So nationalism sounds so scary what's the alternative marxist
Biden Mileage Rule to Exceed Obama Climate Goal
"President Biden is proposing tougher vehicle mileage standards to cut greenhouse gases industry and government officials briefed on the plan tell the Associated Press that under the blighted ministration the environmental protection agency and department of transportation are expected to release propose rules that would tighten tail pipe emissions standards rolled back under president trump applying a framework from California the rules would begin with the twenty twenty three car model year and ramp up in twenty twenty five to a bottle error levels above five percent annual increase in the mileage standard they're shooting for forty percent of all new car sales to be electric by twenty thirty the move comes at a time when Americans are buying record numbers of less efficient pickup trucks and SUVs Jennifer king Washington
Liz Cheney Leads Pelosi’s Weaponized Jan. 6 Committee
"You should be thanking me profusely for not subjecting you liz cheney. I just listened in to what she said. The pelosi republican on this january sixth committee hearing she said everybody in my party agreed that what happened on. January six was on american and that everybody who participated in the violence should be held. Accountable should be prosecuted. What's changed then. She went on to say nobody should be trying to whitewash the events of january six. Who's trying to whitewell. Who doesn't believe that the people who attacked police officers and breached the capital and committed acts of violence should be prosecuted. Who doesn't believe that. Nobody thinks that nobody thinks that this was a patriotic thing to do. No normal rational person anyway so when she says well there's a but behind that when the what's the but what truth do you wanna find liz. Cheney that has already been revealed my gosh the media plays the video of the violence every chance they get if i see the same video of the same breaking down the windows and pushing up against the cops one more time. I'm gonna hurl. We've seen it. we know it. It's despicable okay. What do you want liz. Cheney what do you want adam kindergar- you want to try to make trump and trump supporters. Somehow be responsible for it. And i guess you wanna prevent trump from running for office. I guess you wanna try to neuter him what he want.
We Won't Subject You to Pelosi's Witch Hunt Starring Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger
"The good news is you're not going to be subjected to this witch hunt on capitol hill on this show. We made a decision before the show. Often we take you to breaking news events around the country this show is about. There's no there's no breaking news. With this capitol hill hearing today the pelosi hunt with the pelosi. Republicans liz cheney. Who's now according to recent polling the most unpopular republican in america. No way she should win. Reelection in wyoming how goofy would wyoming voters be to vote for her adam king zinger. Oh yeah. he's real bipartisan. he doesn't hate trump too much. No he doesn't hate today's republican party too much. Now he's a great selection. Those are the two republicans.
The CDC Never Considered the Opportunity-Cost With Mask Mandates
"Has it ever occurred to you that there's an opportunity cost to this? I'm serious. Opportunity cost for those economic economics majors out there. That the relentless focus by the CDC and liberals on putting a face diaper on your face against your will, In many cases, that this relentless focus and this nonstop And vaccine mandates has taken away from measures that may have actually stopped or mitigated this pandemic significantly like treatments, hydroxychloroquine ivermectin. Remdesivir whatever it doesn't matter. Has that ever occurred to you? That this relentless focus you've cost yourself time. That there are other things out there other than face diapers. Has it ever occurred or you so focused on this? Because Donald Trump once said he wasn't so sure about master whatever. That you're never that This is the only thing you're going to talk about forever. And why haven't you applied? Then this same approach to other viral infections and respiratory. Are we going to do this now? Every cold season. You understand there's a risk here. If these things work to face diapers, then why didn't they work? Jim, are these dumb question? I mean, in my, uh Okay. Thank you Think. Why didn't why do we have to keep doing it then? Masks will stop this spread. We have an outbreak of the deadly No. No Mass will stop the spread. This time. There's a lamb the very never no mask, you'll stop the spread this time. This mess. Definitely stop the spread in India. India has an outbreak. No, they'll stop the spread after the outbreak. Why do we live with crazy
Capitol Riots Probe Poised to Drag On... With No Complaints From Democrats
"Have never minimized the events of january. Sixth kevin mccarthy has never minimize those events. Mitch mcconnell has never minimize those events in fact mitch mcconnell once. I'm sorry to say rather stupidly. Blame trump for january sixth hard to blame trump hard to get these words out of your ears when he spoke on january six and said i know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the capitol building to peacefully and patriotically. Make your voices heard. Hey senator mcconnell that's not some code forgo act violent so again. There's no mystery what happened. That day was dreadful and the people who did it should be prosecuted. But that's not enough for liz cheney. That's not enough for adam kinser. That's not enough for nancy pelosi and to me. The one upside is this stupid hearing. They can't drag it out until the midterms i mean. I'm sure they would if they could. But they're not going to be able to drag this out for the next you know what is it. Eighteen months fifteen sixteen months before the next election before the midterms when the democrats are going to get their butts kicked now they can't they can't keep they'll try. The news will keep showing the images of the chewbacca guy and the broken windows and the poor cop going help help. They'll play that from now on november doing everything they can to preserve the democrats protect them from losing their seats in the house and in the senate and in the state races up and down the ballot. We're going to see a republican landslide in november of twenty twenty two. It's coming
Charlie Kirk’s Exclusive Conversation With Donald Trump
"Let's listen to my exclusive interview with the forty fifth president. Donald trump audit results route. What are your thoughts while the results are just ridiculous election in so many states not just arizona but in so many safes was false. It was rigged election was stolen. Everyone knows that a lot of writers like talking about it but the real republicans wanna talk about it and you see the kind of crabs we have today the so angry and arizona. Too angry in georgia. They're angry and michigan and pennsylvania. And you know we won most to these say we won florida and records. We won ohio. One all of these states but five or six which is terrible. What happened probably happened in the other two. But you're looking at the same way because you but the the level of the crooked and corrupt politics. I don't think has ever happened to the extent to shame. It's a shame and then destroying country so a lot of republicans are getting in the way of the audit You are the head of the republican party highest approval rating ever for a president. What what's your message to republicans that are in the way of election integrity. What's not allowed of republicans it's a small group of republicans. But you know they're in the right places. They've been there a long time. They want things to be the way it is. They probably have their own deals with democrats. Leave us alone. Who knows what it is you know. Why would somebody not want election integrity. Why would they want a forensic audit in other words. Let's check to see whether or not it's right but they don't do it charlie. It's the level of corrupt nisa level of Political shenanigans gone. You know wisconsin's coming along great. Now they're really into it because they see what's happening and a lot was learned from arizona when the really brave senators from state senators from this state. They went out and they did something. And all of a sudden they started looking. You see. what's happening in georgia georgia. The numbers are unbelievable. What they're finding so we'll see what happens. It's going to be very interesting ballots going through multiple times and it's worse than we ever
Democrats Are Bringing Vaccine Mandates to America
"Mandates are coming right now to america. We've been warning against this. We knew that there would be a case for this now. There might be a case that if you're over the age of seventy maybe the vaccine is the best decision for you. I've seen some data that cova could be a bigger threat for certain senior citizens and the vaccine but if you're under the age of thirty the risk of dying from the chinese corona virus according to alex berenson is almost quote immeasurable almost and we have heard on this program story after story of potential issues and complications. So therefore we should yield when there's complex situations that require nuance and personalization. Then of course you should not have mandates are we going to mandate people's diet are we gonna mandate certain medicine for people when they walk into certain restaurants. Well mayor bill de blasio who's already made a spectacle of turning new york city into a dystopia nightmare after he woke up after his third blunt of weed. He says that there's gonna be a mandate for city employees to be vaccinated starting september thirteenth. Play cut to please on september thirteenth. Which is the first full day of school. Every single city employees will be expected to be either vaccinated or be tested weekly. This means everybody. Because september is when the rubber hits the road and this is when we have to make the difference and so this mandate will be in place
Biden’s China Strategy Meets Resistance at the Negotiating Table
"Us and china have reached stalemate beijing's vice-foreign minister said that relations between the two superpowers are facing serious difficulties. His comments follow a very tense. First day of face-to-face talks between senior. Us and chinese figures in chinese society of gin will stewart lowers editor of politicos. China direct newsletter. I'm delighted to say good morning to it. Now let's just begin with She things statement. I mean to say he gave it with both barrels. Israel and understatement isn't it. This is the very fist ferocious. Press release absolutely in line with the kind of who for diplomacy that we've been seeing from chinese officials. But more importantly i think it. Is you know an exercise. Webuye yuna chinese officials are basically telling us officials red lines not to cross. It wasn't astonishing event. Wasn't it on his his comments that the united states is the inventor and patent and intellectual property owner of coercive diplomacy. What did he mean by that. So basically china sees the current administration as inheriting the kind of trump administration and china policies. Although you know the rhetoric seems to have been a little bit toned down by the accent more like an adult in the room of course embiid as far as the agent is concerned. Actually a lot stays the same. You know the kind of us. Embargoes unsettling chinese technology for example but from beijing perspectives. Even more effective that the by the administration seems to have been going along is to muster the kind of international coalition having been in europe or in the uk or lining up. Canada japan the indo pacific. So i think you know that is definitely a key difference from the last administration.
Trump Ally Tom Barrack Pleads Not Guilty to Foreign Agent Charges
"Ally and former inaugural chairman. Tom barrack appeared in federal court today where he pleaded not guilty to charges that he secretly lobbied the united states on behalf of the united arab emirates. He was arrested last tuesday in los angeles and was released on bail on friday on a staggering. Two hundred fifty million dollars bond
Jan. 6 Select Committee Holds First House Hearing On Capitol Riot
"Select Committee will launch its investigation tomorrow into the deadly January 6th attack on the U. S. Capitol. The hearings promised to be a comprehensive look into the causes and security failures surrounding the insurrection. CBS is Kris Van Cleave has more video from D C. Police officer Mike Vernon's body camera shows the violence up close on January 6th and I was pretty severely beaten. He's one of four officers set to testify Tuesday about their harrowing experience. But the committee Fannin will appear before is itself under attack right now made up of just seven Democrats and two anti Trump Republicans. Liz Cheney and newly appointed Adam Kinzinger. And Republican Liz Cheney will give an opening statement immediately after the Democratic Chair Bennie Thompson, Health
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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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"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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"Wants to appeal to his base as nope incidents. And is basically my God the. Religious. person you want to help people, trader stories, a lack of preparation the Hawaiian. The only. A So. That's Donald. Trump older sister Maryanne trump barry and that audio comes courtesy of the Washington Post. Who got the tape from you after? Doing some reporting legwork and asking you some questions. But what are we to make of the fact that here's his older sister, his close family members saying this behind closed doors and you're saying we've heard you say today while his children and his staff members all week kept repeating during the convention some version of if you knew Donald Trump I, knew donald trump you'd see how secretly warm and caring he is. How do you interpret that disjunction? It's simply a testament to how willing. People in Donald are. To Lie. For him and on his behalf. You know. I I've known him my entire life, and there's not one thing I heard said about him during the entire convention that. had. Any ring of authenticity to it so I think. Marianne comments. In private are a lot more to be trusted. Than anybody else's comments about him in public in the context of. An event that was designed to elevate so. I'm just kind of trying to get my mind around because this is his older sister. We just talked about how he effectively disinherited the heirs of his older brother and here's someone who talks about the importance of family and obviously privileges his own children, Yvonne Junior and Eric and their spouses and partners. How do you so does to pieces together? Yet, well, first of all these preferencing his own children for his benefit not for there's the so we need to be clear about that. It's it's quite mystifying to me honestly that people. Look Donald and and see somebody to admire or believe for a second that he would be a great family man There's so much objective reporting that's been done about his his life, his lifestyle, his relationships that.
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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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"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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"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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"Hello Trump INC listeners. It's Ilia if you've been listening to the PODCAST for a while. You know. We have a lot of questions about the nonprofit committee that Organiz the parties around. Donald Trump's inauguration a little over a year ago my propublica colleague Justin Elliott and I first reported that the trump hotel hell in DC was paid by the trump inaugural committee to host events. So the president's business made money from a nonprofit posting a civic celebration but it went beyond fat elite planner on the inaugural committee warned that the hotel was overcharging. The committee she wrote this warning in an e mail and sent it to vodka trump. Now we have an update on January twenty second twenty twenty about a year after our reporting and three years after the inauguration the Attorney General of Washington D. C. charged the inaugural committee the trump organization and the trump hotel in civil court with abusing the laws on nonprofits quote members of the trump family. Were aware of and involved in the negotiation of this. Unconscionable contract at the center of the whole thing is a four day rental agreement for the ballroom and some adjacent spaces that the trump hotel an agreement justin and I examined in detail last year in our episode about the inauguration. And Its chairman Tom Barrack. So we're sharing that episode with you again now and just one note before we hit play. We did not immediately received comment about the lawsuit from the inaugural committee from Barrick spokesman or or from a vodka trump we did hear from the trump organization in an emailed statement. A spokesperson said the claims are false. Intentionally attentional misleading and riddled with inaccuracies. The rates charged by the hotel. Were completely in line with what anyone else would have been charged for an unprecedented precedent event of this enormous magnitude..
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"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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"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.
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"How are you. How's the county in two thousand and eight Yvonne. Ca Trump takes a phone call from portfolio magazine. The transcript of the interview was published, but the audience never been heard. The vice president of development of acquisitions of the Trump organization. She's grabs what she does. The world right now. She mentioned Dubai and Scotland. A lot of what I do is get involved in the acquisition process and then the initial due-diligence process, she talks about seventy projects in the pipeline. One of them is the Trump ocean club. Panama. We have many projects that are actually sold forty units in Panama Las bump. She says, she's on forty units. You did. She was asked. She backs on our project. We did. She says, our project thousand unit building, we've sold over ninety percent of it. It was more like seventy nine percent in Panama. We sold it a five hundred percent premium. Anything the luxury market had ever experienced prior to our entry. She says the Trump sold units in the Panama building for five times as much as other luxury units in the same market. They did not. We now know no five hundred percent premium new personal sales by Bunka Trump. No ninety percent sold. Five years after this interview that Trump ocean club. Panama went bankrupt of those one thousand units. Buyers walked away from nearly half. They forfeited their deposits. The Trump's, they made tens of millions. After Donald Trump became president, the Trump suffered an international embarrassment at the Trump ocean club in Panama City. There was a dispute about their management with a group of owners of the hotel condo units Trump management was voted out, but they refuse to leave. There was an actual physical brawl. Eventually the Trump organization was replaced. A worker took out a yellow crowbar and a hammer prying. The letters t r u m p a stone wall in front of the building. The president's company issued a statement distancing itself from the property Ivanka had once called our project. This statement said, quote, the Trump organization was not the owner developer or seller of the Trump ocean club Panama project because of its limited role. The company was not responsible for the financing of the project and had no involvement in the sale of units, but like the vodka Trump claims. We just heard this also was false. A WNYC propublica investigation of a dozen deals around the globe found the Trump's Donald and his children were way more than just licensors in places like Panama. They were deeply involved in many aspects of the deals. They misled people when the projects didn't work out for buyers and investors, and they often didn't the Trump's profited anyway. I'm going to step back a moment and give you a quick history of the Trump family business. Recently, there was a huge New York Times investigation of Donald Trump and his father, Fred Trump what it showed. Contrary to the myth, Donald Trump was not a self made man. He got over four hundred million in today's dollars from his dad. In two thousand four, Donald, his siblings sold off their dad's empire. A Trump lawyer called the story false. This was around the time that big banks mostly stopped lending to Trump. They'd been burned one too many times as we now know Donald Trump then changed his own business model from building buildings to selling his name. You've probably heard a lot about this business model. It was a brilliantly, pure licensing strategy. So the story goes, but as we've found out, this is a myth to our investigation, found that what happened in Panama was typical of a dozen Trump projects around the globe. Hello and welcome to Trump Inc podcast from WNYC and propublica that digs deep into the secrets of the Trump family business. I'm Andrea Bernstein. I'm Heather Vogel. I'm a reporter at propublica and I met Creamer senior producer of Trump Inc today on the show, Heather and Meg are gonna take you deep into what happened in the Panama deal. They've spent months digging up court records and thousands of pages of documents, New York, Florida, and Panama. They spoken to people close to the deal to brokers regulators. Those false claims you heard of Trump making about sales at the Trump ocean club. They fit into a much bigger pattern. So what we found was that this is Heather, there appears to be a pattern of deception that is sort of threaded throughout Trump's real estate deals going back at least the last fourteen years when he was doing a lot of these licensing deals, some overseas, some at home. We kept seeing the same categories of misrepresent. Nations. This is Meg one is the, I'm the developer. I'm putting my own money in when he wasn't. This is something that we heard Trump himself saying in a number of deals. It's something at times that his developer partners would say or that marketing materials would imply. This happened not only in Panama, but in Florida and Mexico to this is important because it sends a misleading signal to investors that a project is so sound. The international billionaire Trump's are putting their own money in the other category that was very prominent was we're already x. percent sold. And that can be sort of a shorthand for the viability of a project, especially when that hasn't been built yet. So I was in Panama. We're now doing a great great project in Panama that selling like hotcakes the Trump ocean club in Panama posted this video when those units were not selling like hotcakes. This is important because units in building that's heavily sold are more valuable than if all the other units in your hallway are empty. This also happened in SoHo where the Trump's told buyers their hotel condo was sixty percents sold when it was actually fifteen percent sold. There are omissions to like in a project in Mexico where Ivanka Trump said she was buying a unit herself at that site in northern Baja and arguably Mexican. And I personally am very excited about it. I actually chose purchase a unit in the first tower. What she didn't say was that she had a special insiders deal. She wasn't taking on the same financial risk as regular buyers. And typically, these types of misrepresentations occur at a very key point for these deals, right win. The early sales were happening and things like construction financing, where predicated on their ability to kind of get people to commit to buy units once they're built, this sales are important in and of themselves and also because they're being used to get too much bigger pots of money like Bank financing. So it's important for the Trump's to say, things. Like they're buying in units are selling fast even before the buildings are built to convince lenders, hey, give us money. And then when things don't go so well, that developers go bankrupt or the deal collapses or can't get financing. Then all of a sudden it's, oh, no, no, no, no. The Trump's say we had nothing to do with that project. We were just the licensor as we just gave them our name. We didn't have anything to do with the really the mechanics of the deal. So they're tone really changes that project in Mexico or you Manca said she was buying unit. It was never built. It's not clear where the money went. The Trump organization now says it was never the developer. It designed the product in simply lent its name to the project and sorry for everyone. But we are in the same boat. We had to terminate our contract because our agreements weren't obligated either. This is from a two thousand nine interview with CBS about the Baja project. We're never the developer of this project and that was made clear. We never took anyone's deposit. We never had asked access to any of the escrow account. We lived up to our obligation under license agreement in that same interview Ivanka Trump. Says, other projects are going really, really well. The Trump organization has really never been stronger. I mean, we were at the top of an unprecedented growth cycle from a real estate development perspective. So the market is retreating and there's some markets that are retreating faster than others. With that said, we have projects all over the world that are incredibly successful that are under construction right now that have their financing secured and that are virtually sold out. So from Hawaii to Toronto to Istanbul, Toronto is we now know was never virtually sold out. Sales were never brisk in the failed project in Fort Lauderdale or tower in Las Vegas or a hotel condo in SoHo in lower Manhattan. Contrary to reports of healthy sales by Trump organization officials. Hawaii was fully reserved at one point. The Trump organization didn't respond to a long list of questions about these transactions. The White House didn't have a comment. You may have heard about a theme running through some of the Trump's deals over the years that the trumps have linked up with some shady people in other by John India, Panama. Our reporting shows. It's not just about who the Trump's worked with. It's about what they did. And yes, there are questions about whether what they did was illegal. We'll have more on that later. I started to look into more and more of these deals and what happened to them. And I was really surprised at how many of them failed in one way or another bankruptcy of foreclosure. Never finished construction, never started construction, and it just made me wonder, first of all, why would Trump keep doing this? And Secondly, why are people partnering with him if some of the deals that he tends to be getting involved in our going belly up? So you know that led me to this question of what is the engine at the heart of these deals. There must be something that Trump is getting out of it, and there must be something that the developers are getting out of it. That question is what brought Heather and Meg to Panama City. Technically,
"trump " Discussed on Trump, Inc.
"Would see is the decision the choice donald trump made to not divest from his sprawling business empire has resulted in a continual violation of the constitutions anti corruption clause in a he is choosing to continually violate the emoluments clause with you mentioned emoluments this is really interesting to me because this still fairly new to most of us vocabulary word emoluments mainly when we talk about it we're talking about like foreign governments spending money like at trump's dc hotel the old post office or something like that i am also aware that there are domestic emoluments which mainly i would think of as like a state government perhaps a conferring some benefit on the trump organization are you saying that like a commerce department employees or department of defense employees just staying at a trump hotel that also would qualify as an emolument and thus under the constitution be illegal i strongly believe that payments by federal agencies to the trump organization that then go into you know what is technically a revoke able trust but which is written so that trump may take the money out of it any time for any reason these definitely are profitable payments that are beyond the salary that trump is entitled to by congress and i should probably clarify the emoluments issue has actually never been decided by court before so i mean it really is a humongous question mark that we could start getting some answers to over the course of this administration yes and i think it's definitely important to mention that the reason that the mullion question has never been decided in court is because no prior president has opened themselves up to violating the emoluments clause i'm still trying to understand the potential motive that federal agency could have here right i could see why like a foreign country would want to curry favor with the president and therefore book you know their entire delegation to come and stay at trump's dc hotel and i can even see why a state governor may be with spend money at a trump property in order to get his attention and maybe hope to get you know money for roads and bridges or something like that down the line but what's in it for the commerce department or the department of defense why should they seek to curry favor with like the executive branch which they're already a part of i think that's approaching the issue of government spending a little bit sideways because while there might not be a quid pro quo where you go oh if i have a bunch of people from the state department spend money trump properties than i'm going to get this specific thing like a new bridge which is something they couldn't ask for you can go well i'm going to have a good relationship with this administration i'm going to find my own policies being more acceptable to the president being promoted by him i'm going to feel like i am more a part of the team and my agency is going to feel like it's more part of the team i think that the question more is is there any way to be involved in administration that is as deeply riddled with conflict of interests and not be a part of it surging bloom from property of the people and by the way property of the people is continuing to seek records for what maybe the most obvious government spending on trump properties us secret service expenses at maralago bedminster and trump tower.