This morning, the New York Attorney General’s office announced that it had secured an agreement with the Donald J. Trump Foundation to cease and desist all charity operations, under the supervision of the courts. A bombshell report in The Washington Post indicates that the NY AG’s office believes Trump’s charity — which has his three eldest children on its board — has engaged in a repeated pattern of “illegalities” and that the family used the foundation like its personal slush fund.
The suit, filed in June, alleged “persistently illegal conduct” at the foundation and sought to have it shut down. Underwood is continuing to seek more than $2.8 million in restitution and has asked a judge to ban the Trumps temporarily from serving on the boards of other New York nonprofit organizations. (WaPo)
The suit that seems to be driving a nail into the coffin of Trump’s charity has been called a partisan witch hunt by Trump in the past, but if that’s the case it sure is odd that he’d drop his protests and let his charity be shuttered. What’s also odd is that the media is making a big deal out of this, when we all remember how both the Obamas and the Clintons had their charities forcibly shut down while under criminal investigation. I mean, we all do remember that, right?
Oh, fine, you don’t believe me, clearly. So I’m going to go do a Google search for “Obama Charity shut down” and “Clinton Foundation shut down.” I’ll be right back with gobs of brilliant journalism, detailing the sordid affairs.
Ten seconds later…
Okay, so clearly the obvious bias of Google (see Presidential Proclamation as such below), turned up absolutely no credibly results for when Obama and Crooked Killary Benghazi Clinton had to close down their charities because law enforcement figured out they were using it as a personal piggy bank.
So I’m going to go use DuckDuckGo, which all my most favorite right-wing mouth breather friends tell me is the Fox News of Internet Searches — you know, geared for people triggered by reality. I’m positive that it will turn up all the results I need to bury you silly libs in the facts about your Dear Leader and the Clinton Murder Cabal!
Five seconds later…
Well. Shit. That didn’t work. I couldn’t find anything about either the Obamas or the Clintons being discovered as tax cheating, white collar crooks. And there’s even less reliable reporting out there about their respective charities being nothing more than fronts for the families to pay for legal fees and other business expenses. Weird. But I’m going to keep looking, and when I find something, I will let you all know!
For now, though:
Clinton/Obama Charities Forced to Shutdown In Massive Legal Jeopardy: 0
Trump Charities Foced to Shutdown in Massive Legal Jeopardy: 1
I think this is the “winning” Trump said his cultists would grow tired of.