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Post by Volkonski » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:22 pm

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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION
Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes
as He Reaped Riches From His Father


https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... trump.html
Much of this money came to Mr. Trump because he helped his parents dodge taxes. He and his siblings set up a sham corporation to disguise millions of dollars in gifts from their parents, records and interviews show. Records indicate that Mr. Trump helped his father take improper tax deductions worth millions more. He also helped formulate a strategy to undervalue his parents’ real estate holdings by hundreds of millions of dollars on tax returns, sharply reducing the tax bill when those properties were transferred to him and his siblings.

These maneuvers met with little resistance from the Internal Revenue Service, The Times found. The president’s parents, Fred and Mary Trump, transferred well over $1 billion in wealth to their children, which could have produced a tax bill of at least $550 million under the 55 percent tax rate then imposed on gifts and inheritances.

The Trumps paid a total of $52.2 million, or about 5 percent, tax records show.


:snippity:

The Times’s findings raise new questions about Mr. Trump’s refusal to release his income tax returns, breaking with decades of practice by past presidents. According to tax experts, it is unlikely that Mr. Trump would be vulnerable to criminal prosecution for helping his parents evade taxes, because the acts happened too long ago and are past the statute of limitations. There is no time limit, however, on civil fines for tax fraud.


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Re: President Trump

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:33 pm

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"They're building plants all over the United States," Trump says of Apple, which is not building any plants in the United States.

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Trump lies again: "The estate tax, and the death tax, which is sort of the same thing, but: gone. Essentially gone." He did not eliminate the estate tax, merely raised the threshold so that fewer people pay it.

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TRUMP shamelessly claims Republicans "will always protect Americans with preexisting conditions. That's a major part of what I'm all about."

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Trump says: "Vocational education. A word that you don't hear that much. I'm bringing it back." He says now you hear "junior college," but "vocational is what I understood." He adds: "We're bringing back the word vocational, and we're bringing it back strong."


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Post by GreatGrey » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:20 pm





I am not "someone upthread".
Trump needs to be smashed into some kind of inedible orange pâté.

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Re: President Trump

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Post by kate520 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:33 pm

:lol: If that isn’t the perfect image...!


DEFEND DEMOCRACY

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Re: President Trump

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:33 pm

GreatGrey wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:20 pm
https:// twitter.com/MaltLiquorLogic/status/1048011113751703552
Philin' Myself @MaltLiquorLogic
As if this entire presidency couldn’t be more bizarre...

Today, Trump boarded Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to his shoe.

02:44 - 5 Oct 2018
What happens in an airport toilet remains in the airport toilet :twisted: :lol:



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Post by pipistrelle » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:37 pm

Anyone miss the days when the funniest thing a president did was swat a fly during an interview? :-D



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Re: President Trump

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Post by Dan1100 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:39 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:33 pm
GreatGrey wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:20 pm
https:// twitter.com/MaltLiquorLogic/status/1048011113751703552
Philin' Myself @MaltLiquorLogic
As if this entire presidency couldn’t be more bizarre...

Today, Trump boarded Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to his shoe.

02:44 - 5 Oct 2018
What happens in an airport toilet remains in the airport toilet :twisted: :lol:
Now we are quoting Larry Craig?


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Post by AndyinPA » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:40 pm

I don't think I'd want to be around when he sees that. It's not his fault, that's for sure.



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Post by Sluffy1 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:43 pm

I hope this isn't shopped.
I love that nobody told him.



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Post by GreatGrey » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:10 pm

Fucking morons





I am not "someone upthread".
Trump needs to be smashed into some kind of inedible orange pâté.

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Post by pipistrelle » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:13 pm

I had no idea lack of judicial temperament, integrity, and candor fell under "excuses" or "games."



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Post by GreatGrey » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:55 am

This one is shopped.
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I am not "someone upthread".
Trump needs to be smashed into some kind of inedible orange pâté.

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Post by Kendra » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:38 am

I don't care, it's still funny.


Internal documents obtained by WaPo show that business dropped at Trump's hotels in New York and Chicago in 2016 and it never recovered.
Worth a read.



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Re: President Trump

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Post by Kendra » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:21 pm


Goads followers to chant "lock her up" about his political opponents

Thinks a mob of white supremacists carrying torches are "fine people"

Whips rallies into a frenzy against the free press

The arsonist is the one burning down all of our institutions and the rule of law 👇🏽



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Post by Kendra » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:50 pm

Reading House of Trump/House of Putin and came across a factoid about McGahn I hadn't heard before.

https://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2 ... se_co.html
Don McGhan, the hotshot D.C. lawyer that Trump picked as his campaign attorney and now his chief White House counsel, grew up in Atlantic City. And more than that, he hails from one of the city's most famous families.

McGahn, 48, is the nephew of the late Patrick "Paddy McGahn," a famed Democratic lawyer and powerbroker in the city, and the late state Sen. Joe McGhan, who was credited with helping pave the way for casinos there.



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Post by Kendra » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:32 am

I hear he was taking questions on the WH lawn. Didn't listen, kitteh was on lap and she leaves lap at the sound of his voice.




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Re: President Trump

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Post by Kendra » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:20 pm

:notlistening:


Trump seems to be implying that Dr. Ford is among the "evil" here: "It was very, very unfair, what happened to him ... It was a disgraceful situation brought about by people that are evil." (via ABC)
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Is this where he's speaking to the nation's police chiefs? I'd like to know their reaction.



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Re: President Trump

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Post by Kendra » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:47 pm



This is odd.
NEW: This story touches on one of the biggest mysteries in @realDonaldTrump's finances -- which only gets more mysterious, the more i dig into it.
The mystery is called "Chicago Unit Acquisition, LLC" 1/



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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:41 pm

Kendra wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:47 pm
https:// twitter.com/Fahrenthold/status/1049395318062755840

This is odd.
NEW: This story touches on one of the biggest mysteries in @realDonaldTrump's finances -- which only gets more mysterious, the more i dig into it.
The mystery is called "Chicago Unit Acquisition, LLC" 1/
Speculation. it's a company that Teh Donald used to buy up appartments from badly selling Trump properties to make them look better performing. :think:



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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:51 pm

dotus is still hooked up on the Chicago crime situation and knows what's bestest




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Re: President Trump

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Post by DrIrvingFinegarten » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:17 pm

Maybe he should resign and run for mayor of Chicago then.

I never understood how what was going on in Chicago was some sort of reflection on Obama. He was never mayor or had any other position where anyone could honestly say anything happened there on his watch.



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Re: President Trump

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Post by SLQ » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:04 pm

DrIrvingFinegarten wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:17 pm
Maybe he should resign and run for mayor of Chicago then.

I never understood how what was going on in Chicago was some sort of reflection on Obama. He was never mayor or had any other position where anyone could honestly say anything happened there on his watch.
You can't overthink it. From Trump's perspective, it's just this:

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Post by Kendra » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:55 am

So, remember last week when DOTUS was tweeting that the Kavanaugh protesters were paid actors?


h/t to @jules_su for pointing out that even the firm that hired the actors to cheer Trump's campaign launch had to wait to be paid until about a month after a complaint was filed with the FEC: https://wapo.st/2OKwnnS



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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:45 am

SLQ wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:04 pm
DrIrvingFinegarten wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:17 pm
Maybe he should resign and run for mayor of Chicago then.

I never understood how what was going on in Chicago was some sort of reflection on Obama. He was never mayor or had any other position where anyone could honestly say anything happened there on his watch.
You can't overthink it. From Trump's perspective, it's just this:

But the mayor of Chicago is Emanuel Rahm, and he was long a member of Obamas cabinet.



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