Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Godfather Trump Gets Caught in Boasts of Pay for Play

When you listen to Republican Presidential candidate it sounds sometimes to sounding like Don Corleone.
The Mafia leader grants one of the members of his family a favor.
“ Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, consider this justice a gift on my daughter's wedding day,” he told him.
“I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give continued: “You know what? When I need something from them, two years later, three years later, I call them, and they are there for me. . . . And that’s a broken system,” he said. Trump has had many friends in the crime families.
National Review
Sometimes it sounds more like a computer phrase, “plug and play.” You just plug in a device, and do not have to do any difficult to understand. Or in Trump’s case say anything. Why say or write anything that could hang you later. Or course he comes from German descent.
Now many who got those donations have been identified, some were officials who let him off the hook, and in one case it was only four days before he came calling.
Trump-Bondi Timeline
“August 23, 2013
“Donald Trump’s attorneys ‘launched an aggressive campaign against New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, as the state's chief law-enforcement officer continues an investigation into the billionaire’s education company.’ —WSJ, Aug. 23, 2016
(This is one day before AG Schneiderman filed the suit.)
Mid-Late August 2013
“Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi ‘personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump ‘several weeks’ before Bondi’s “office publicly announced it was deliberating whether to join a multi-state lawsuit proposed by New York's Democratic attorney general.”
" The process took at least several weeks, from the time they spoke to the time they received the contribution,’ Reichelderfer told AP.” —AP, June 6, 2016
ca. Sept. 10, 2013
“Ivanka Trump donates $500 to Bondi (or the PAC?) “a week before her father’s money was reported as being received.” —AP, June 6, 2016
Sept. 13, 2013
“Bondi ‘publicly announced she was considering joining a New York state probe of Trump University's activities.’” —AP, June 6, 2016
Sept. 17, 2013
“And Justice For All, political group backing Bondi, ‘reported receiving’ the $25,000 check from Trump foundation. —AP, June 6, 2016
Sept. or October, 2013
“In 2013, [Trump] wouldn't answer Times/Herald questions about why he was contributing to an attorney general's race in Florida. But he did release a statement calling Bondi ‘a fabulous representative of the people’ and Schneiderman ‘a political hack.’
Schneiderman declined an offer of a donation from Trump to drop the suit, and it goes on.
Trump did get fined $2,500 by the IRS for Florida case.
This has become a way of doing business for Trump. Atlantic gives details of some of the many Trump scandals
“As August draws to a close, Donald Trump has been engaged in an awkward tap dance over what his real immigration policy would be as president. Throughout most of the campaign, Trump has insisted he would take a hardline, building an impenetrable wall on the southern border of the United States with Mexico and deporting unauthorized immigrants who are already in the country. “I just want to follow the law. What I’m doing is following the law,” he told Bill O’Reillyrecently. “We’re going to obey the existing laws.”
“Throughout his business career, however, “Trump has proven to be much more flexible about following the law. In 1980, he employed 200 undocumented Polish workers at the site of what is now Trump Tower. Now Mother Jones reportson Trump’s modeling agency, which former models say routinely employed women who were not legally allowed to work in the United States.
“But the mogul's New York modeling agency, Trump Model Management, has profited from using foreign models who came to the United States on tourist visas that did not permit them to work here, according to three former Trump models, all noncitizens, who shared their stories with Mother Jones. Financial and immigration records included in a recent lawsuit filed by a fourth former Trump model show that she, too, worked for Trump's agency in the United States without a proper visa.
“Foreigners who visit the United States as tourists are generally not permitted to engage in any sort of employment unless they obtain a special visa, a process that typically entails an employer applying for approval on behalf of a prospective employee. Employers risk fines and possible criminal charges for using undocumented labor.
“In one case, the magazine obtained documents that show a model working before her visa came through—including an appearance on The Apprentice with Trump looking on.

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