World Federal prosecutors in Manhattan subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee on Monday and asked for information about its donors, including details about donations from foreigners, according to reports. The subpoena requires the committee give investigators documentation about almost every donor or donation received, as well as any benefits the committee may have offered to donors, including photo opportunities and meetings. The inaugural committee said in a statement that it would cooperate with the subpoena. Federal election law prohibits foreign nationals from giving money to the inauguration, and there have been indications that foreigners have used straw men, or in this case Americans donating on behalf of foreigners, to circumvent these laws. American lobbyist Sam Patten pleaded guilty in August to using a straw donor to give $50,000 to the Trump Inauguration Committee on behalf of a Russian and Ukrainian citizen, a sum that got him four tickets to … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s Inaugural Committee Subpoenaed: Here Are the Crimes and the People Being Investigated by Prosecutors
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PRESIDENT Donald Trump's inaugural committee might be in some hot water after an investigation was launched into the committee's funds. But who was on the committee, and why are they being investigated? Here's what we know. Who was on Donald Trump's inaugural committee? The 2017 Presidential Inaugural Committee organised events for Donald Trump and VP Mike Pence, such as the concerts, parade, balls and prayer service. The chairman of the committee was Thomas Barrack Jr, an investor and longtime friend of Trump's. The co-chairs of the committee were Lewis Eisenberg and Roy Bailey. Committee members included Sheldon Adelson and Miriam Adelson, Steve Wynn and Phil Ruffin, oil entrepreneur Harold Hamm, businesswoman Diane Hendricks, coal businessman Joe Craft, Gail Icahn, wife of Carl Icahn, Dallasites Ray Washburne, Gentry Beach, Roy Bailey, and Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets. The inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million. This hefty amount was twice more than … [Read more...] about Who was on Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and why are they being investigated?
Oct 16, 2:03 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Marcy Kreiter @marcykreiter 01/24/17 AT 9:13 PM Though Donald Trump spent much of the presidential election campaign accusing China of trying to undermine the U.S. economy and ticked off Beijing by accepting a phone call from Taiwan’s president, he may have handed the People’s Republic a major diplomatic coup Monday when he canceled U.S. participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.The 12-nation treaty, which excluded China, would have established a free-trade zone from Japan to Peru, encompassing 40 percent of the world’s economy, cutting tariffs and setting rules for trade disputes, the environment and intellectual property.Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Tuesday he would try to salvage the TPP without the U.S., maybe even inviting China to join the accord."We are all of us working to see how we can ensure we maintain … [Read more...] about Donald Trump TPP Deal: Did Trump Actually Help China By Killing A Trade Deal? Liberal Senators Praise Move
POLITICS 10/15/2018 07:43 pm ET Her attorney Michael Avenatti said that he planned to appeal the ruling and that Daniels' other suits against the president would move forward. By Nick Visser A federal judge on Monday dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by porn star Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump and ordered the woman to pay the president’s legal fees. U.S. District Judge James Otero said that Trump was well within his right to free speech when he tweeted about Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, earlier this year, saying she was a “total con job.” Those comments, which Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti called defamation, were just politics, the judge ruled. “The court agrees with Mr. Trump’s argument because the tweet in question constitutes ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ normally associated with politics and public discourse in the United States,” Otero wrote. “The … [Read more...] about Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump
Comedy Central late-night host Trevor Noah bashed President Donald Trump by comparing him to cancer Saturday Night at the Greg Berlantiand Robbie Rogers’ inaugural Barbara Berlanti Heroes Gala. Trevor Noah recalled how a friend with cancer had described it to him, saying, “He said, ‘Trevor, cancer is–it’s a scary thing because when they first tell you about it, you don’t believe it is happening. You know that it exists but you don’t ever believe it’s something that can happen to you.'”The Daily Show host continued, “‘It’s something that’s scary and then you think it’s only affected you but it affects everybody around you and it seems like it’s the end and for some people it is, but for others, it isn’t. And all you know is that you hate it every single day.’ I was like, ‘Wow, so cancer is Donald Trump.’ It’s pretty wild, it’s a pretty wild feeling. He is, … [Read more...] about Trevor Noah: ‘Donald Trump Is a Cancer’