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Trump's business practices, self-dealing, etc. have always struck me as more of a real issue than the Russia probe. Guilt seems fairly obvious here. I'm more curious about the penalty. If it's just dissolving the Foundation, redistributing remaining assets and paying some restitution, Trump should take that deal, without admitting guilt.I'm usually pretty skeptical of "foundations" like this, set up for allegedly charitable purposes. They should all be scrutinized heavily.
Is this a smokescreen because someone did not the FBI report?We all know Pres. Trump is a bit sleazy, but the FBI....
Quote from: Celtics4ever on June 15, 2018, 06:38:30 AMIs this a smokescreen because someone did not the FBI report?We all know Pres. Trump is a bit sleazy, but the FBI....We'll need a new thread if you want to talk about the OIG report on the FBI. I'm happy to talk about that, but let's talk about this one on the merits, separately.Look at the AG's complaint. There is no question that he used the charity to pay personal debts and to do political work. Among other things he had his campaign officials - like Lewandowski - directing some of the payments in the middle of 2016 to political allies he needed. Then he signed his name to a statement that the foundation was not used this way - which he needed to do to avoid millions in taxes. If you or I did that we would be getting measured for an orange jumpsuit.