Trump Must Give Up Hotel Before Inauguration, Agency Tells Lawmakers
Major development in dispute over Donald Trump's conflicts of interest: The government agency that leases a taxpayer-owned landmark for Trump's Washington, DC, hotel has told lawmakers that the president-elect will be in breach of the contract unless he relinquishes his ownership interest. Updated: This story was updated to include a statement by a GSA spokesperson.
Feds Probe Prison Banker As NYC Leaders Try To Cap Its High Fees
The government’s consumer finance watchdog has subpoenaed prison banker JPay Inc., which charges steep fees to transfer money from inmates’ families into their prison accounts. New York City’s public advocate wants to cap those fees, which burden poor families seeking to buy toiletries and other basic needs for locked-up relatives.
Supporters Dismiss Report That Melania Trump Worked Illegally As A "Distraction"
After The Associated Press reported that Melania Trump worked illegally in the country when she first moved here, many Trump supporters in North Carolina said the story was a distraction from real issues — like illegal immigration.
Trump Company Kept Two Sets Of Financial Numbers, Testimony Shows
A Trump financial analyst testified that one of the candidate's company's kept an internal set of numbers. "And then there are other projections where, you know, we're pitching to a lender or an equity source, where it's rosier," the analyst said in a deposition obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Judge Orders The Release Of Testimony About Secret Trump Accounting In Government Deal
UPDATED: A judge rejected efforts by Trump's legal team to withhold testimony suggesting one of his companies kept two sets of financial projections — one for internal use, and a “heightened” one for other purposes — after BuzzFeed News filed a court action asking the court to release the statements.
Trump Gave His Kids A Big Stake In Huge Government Deal, Document Shows
A key document obtained by BuzzFeed News shows how the GOP nominee took control of a taxpayer-owned landmark near the White House with only a $2.4 million equity investment. He also gave more than 22% of the project to his children Ivanka, Donald Jr., and Eric.
The Donald And The Dictator
Overlooking terrorism that killed Americans, including the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Donald Trump sought investment partnerships with Muammar al-Qaddafi and the Libyan regime. He rented his Westchester estate to the dictator, tried to set up a face-to-face meeting, and took the Libyan ambassador golfing.
Trump's Saudi Business?
The Republican candidate said in February that the Saudis "blew up the World Trade Center." But while running for president, he formed companies apparently related to a possible hotel development in the oil-rich kingdom, his latest financial disclosure filings reveal. They also show he created nearly 40 other companies.