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D.C. Attorney General Suspects Don Jr. Illegally Diverted $1 Million From The Inaugural Committee

As we’ve learned over the years when it comes to the Trump family, nothing matters more than money and getting as much of it as possible by any means necessary, even if that involves ripping off others (i.e. Trump University), refusing to pay contractors for their work, and even engaging in predatory practices to evict the elderly so new condos emblazoned with the TRUMP logo can be constructed and sold to the rich and powerful.

Now, however, some of those greedy grabs for the Almighty Dollar are catching up with the Trumps in very bad ways that could eventually send them all to prison for a long time.

Such is the case with the 2017 Trump inaugural committee, which has been under investigation for years and has now ensnared the president’s eldest son, Don Jr. in its reach, according to the Washington Post:

“The D.C. Attorney General’s office said Thursday it has notified Donald Trump Jr. that it wishes to interview him as part of a lawsuit alleging that President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee improperly funneled money to the president’s business.

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine’s lawsuit, filed in January 2020, alleges that the Trump Inaugural Committee — a tax-exempt nonprofit — wasted $1 million of donors’ money on an overpriced, little used ballroom at the president’s D.C. hotel, and then paid a $49,000 hotel bill that should have gone to the Trump Organization.”

A recent court filing from Racine’s office makes it very clear exactly how the alleged scam involving Don Jr. worked:

“Racine’s office said that Trump Jr.’s assistant and close friend had reserved the hotel rooms at the Loews Madison Hotel that led to the $49,000 bill. After the bill went to a collections agency, the Trump Inaugural Committee paid the charge, Racine’s office said.”

However, a non-profit such as an inaugural committee isn’t allowed to pay for things such as hotel rooms when that money is going directly to the Trump Organization. That’s blatantly illegal and makes you wonder how anyone inside the Trump inaugural committee thought they could get away with such blatant grifting, especially since they’re required by law to account for every dime spent on the inauguration.

Ivanka Trump is also caught up in the ongoing investigation of the 2017 inaugural committee, and was deposed last last year, leading the president’s daughter to later complain that Racine’s suit was “politically motivated” and “a waste of taxpayer dollars.”

As we’ve long suspected, the Trumps are little more than a criminal enterprise masquerading under the cover of a real estate/marketing business but devoted to ripping off anyone to satisfy their own greed.

The law is finally starting to catch up with the Trump crime family. It was a long time coming, but it certainly appears it’s about to be well worth the wait.

 

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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