Based on recent NYT’s article New York tax officials are investigating Donald Trump and his family’s business dealings.

By | 2018-10-03T07:48:37+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

I know, right?

Courtesy of CNBC:

New York state tax officials are investigating allegations detailed in an exhaustive New York Times investigation into Donald Trump and his family’s business dealings.

The Times reported on Tuesday that Trump and his family committed “instances of outright fraud” in order to transfer millions of dollars from the real estate empire of the president’s father, Fred Trump, to his children without paying the appropriate taxes.

“The Tax Department is reviewing the allegations in the NYT article and is vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation,” a spokesman from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said in an email to CNBC.

Representatives from the White House and the Trump Organization did not return requests for comment.

In a statement to the Times, Trump lawyer Charles Harder denied any allegations of fraud and tax evasion, saying “the facts upon which The Times bases its allegations are extremely inaccurate.”

Here’s the thing, that New York Time’s article was VERY carefully researched.

And in fact, they included links to the source material in the online version.

So IF there was anything incorrect about what the article said, that could be ferreted out by pro-Trump internet sleuths. 

So far, THAT has not happened. 

What is more, if the article is indeed false, then this New York state investigation will find nothing troubling, right?

How much are you willing to bet that they do not find anything troubling?

Because I would not bet even a dime on that. 

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12 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    “The Failing New York Times!”
    Oh, donnie douchebag, they’re still very much in business!

  2. 229 October 3, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    https://thinkprogress.org/new-york-times-trump-tax-cheat-representatives-covering-for-him-cb78f9198eb6/

    Last month, as the House Ways and Means Committee considered a bill to make Trump’s tax cuts for corporations and the very rich permanent, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) offered an amendment to make the bill contingent upon Trump’s tax returns being disclosed. On a party-line vote, the amendment was killed 21 to 15.

    The 21 members voting to shield the president from that transparency were Reps. Mike Bishop (R-MI), Diane Black (R-TN), Kevin Brady (R-TX), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Sam Johnson (R-TX), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Darin Lahood (R-IL), Kenny Marchant (R-TX), Kristi Noem (R-SD), Devin Nunes (R-CA), Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Tom Reed (R-NY), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Peter Roskam (R-IL), David Schweikert (R-AZ), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Jason Smith (R-MO), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH).

    https://thinkprogress.org/229-house-republicans-just-voted-to-keep-trumps-tax-returns-secret-a6843e9a6260/

    2/28/17

  3. Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    I no longer want to be a citizen of what is now The United States of Assholes.

  4. Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Remember when he bragged during the campaign that he knows more than the IRS about taxes, how would he know if he doesn’t pay any.

  5. DB October 3, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    “Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to once again attack The New York Times, this time over its bombshell investigation into the roots of his family’s real-estate business, which alleges tax evasion and “outright” fraud. Notably, however, he did not dispute its findings. “The Failing New York Times did something I have never seen done before. They used the concept of “time value of money” in doing a very old, boring and often told hit piece on me,” he wrote, apparently unaware that the time value of money is a common economic concept. “Added up, this means that 97% of their stories on me are bad,” he added. “Never recovered from bad election call!” The Times report claims Trump helped his family avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes, and that the “self-made billionaire” received more than $413 million from his parents.” The daily beast

  6. anonymous October 3, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Arrest him!

    Arrest his sons!

    Arrest his sister and brother!

    Arrest his daughters!

  7. Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Donald should know about hit pieces, right?

  8. Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    So…..? McConnell is going ahead to have Brett Kavanaugh confirmed? Wow. I mean, really, they couldn’t find another nominee? They just had to go with this guy? Must be out of ethical Republican guys and just have liars, crooks, women abuser, and drunkards. The bottom of the barrel is where we have arrived.

    • Bitch Mitch October 4, 2018 at 9:37 am

      The bottom of the barrel is where we have arrived…Kentucky’s cheapest Bourbon Barrel.

      Think John Boehner

  9. NYNY October 4, 2018 at 7:53 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/04/mayor-says-new-york-city-is-looking-to-recoup-unpaid-trump-taxes.html

    In a statement, Mayor de Blasio said Wednesday:

    “It’s clear to me that there are real ramifications right now to what has been disclosed, either potential violations of law, or in cases where the statute of limitations has ended that there may be very serious civil penalties that can be applied by both the state and the city. The city of New York is looking to recoup any money that Donald Trump owes the people of New York City, period.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/03/civil-tax-penalties-could-bankrupt-trump-and-his-family.html

    ” They concluded that the Trump family could owe $210 million in unpaid gift or estate taxes and approximately the same amount in unpaid interest and penalties.

    The figures were provided to Crains by a top New York Certified Public Accountant, Fred Slater, who has more than 40 years of experience advising real estate professionals. Crains said that other real estate tax experts concurred with Slater’s analysis.” “Trump reportedly could be liable for a larger share of the money owed to New York than his sisters and brother, however. This is because as trustee he signed the tax returns for the estates and thus has more liability.

    The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued a statement after the report was published saying it is “vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation.”

    “The state is nasty about this kind of stuff,”

    MOOT from Queens…

  10. OIL October 4, 2018 at 9:28 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/business-trumps-flagship-nyc-hotel-crashed-badly-considered-removing-name/

    “ever since his political rise, and “have stirred tensions in the buildings and left many investors worried that the Trump brand may be curdling in the liberal cities where Trump built much of his empire.”
    “the ownership board at Trump’s hotel considered the stunning idea of removing the Trump name from the hotel the president still calls his ‘flagship,’”

    “the Trump Organization said that some of its bookings revenues had recovered thanks to an influx of tourists from Saudi Arabia — a country that has forged a close alliance with Trump ever since his election in 2016.”

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