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House reveals President and family accepted lavish payments from Chinese and other foreign officials to influence policy
By Curt_Anderson
March 16, 2023 6:34 pm
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Are these the sort of shenanigans that you hope Biden will be found guilty of? What would you think would be the appropriate charge(s) and punishment if Biden did any on this stuff?

Donald Trump never divested himself of his business empire upon becoming president and who records show profited extensively from foreign governments during his presidency.

Trump D.C. hotel receipts reveal $10,500-a-night rooms for foreign officials seeking to influence U.S. policy
During Donald Trump’s presidency, the governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Turkey, China and Malaysia spent hundreds of thousands of dollars at the Trump International Hotel in Washington at the same time they were trying to influence U.S. foreign policy, according to investigative findings released Monday by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Hotel receipts obtained by the Oversight Committee show that the then-prime minister of Malaysia and his delegation spent $259,724 at the hotel during a one-week stay in September 2017, including a $10,000 room and $1,500 “Personal Trainer” for embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak, and $9,229 for “Coffee Break[s].” At the time, Razak was unsuccessfully lobbying the Trump administration to drop an investigation into a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund he had co-founded.


Foreign officials spent more than $750,000 at Trump's D.C. hotel, new documents show
Documents released by the House Oversight and Reform Committee show extravagant spending from foreign leaders at former President Donald Trump's luxury hotel in Washington, D.C., which the committee says could have violated his oath of office by distorting U.S. foreign policy for personal financial gain.

Government officials from Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and the People's Republic of China collectively spent over $750,000 at the Trump International Hotel during his presidency, according to committee chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and, she said, did so "at sensitive times for those countries' relations with the United States."


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Comments on "House reveals President and family accepted lavish payments from Chinese and other foreign officials to influence policy":

  1. by oldedude on March 16, 2023 6:37 pm
    Nope.


  2. by Curt_Anderson on March 17, 2023 11:52 am
    "Nope" meaning that you hope Joe Biden did worse than Trump's inflated hotel room charge scam?


  3. by oldedude on March 17, 2023 2:25 pm
    It's tough to get a room in DC for under $300 for a two-star. For you and I, the costs are horrible, to them, it doesn't mean anything. Go to dinner? $100/plate is on the low end.

    Countries pay that (as we do in foreign countries or many times on domestic travel) for security and to have two or three floors dedicated to the dignitary.

    I think you don't really know what you're talking about and are pulling at straws just out of your unbridled hatred.


  4. by Curt_Anderson on March 17, 2023 2:34 pm
    I am just curious to see if you are holding Biden to the same (low) standard that you hold Trump. You seem to think that private citizen Hunter Biden getting any sort of payment from a foreigner is a major crime. I would think that office holder Trump profiting from payments of the Chinese and others attempting to curry his favor is worse.


  5. by HatetheSwamp on March 17, 2023 2:46 pm

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  6. by oldedude on March 17, 2023 4:14 pm
    You seem to think that private citizen Hunter Biden getting any sort of payment from a foreigner is a major crime.
    Pedojr is not "just" a private citizen. He's a family member set up on a board that we both agree was for the pedo family name. Receiving millions of dollars from a hostile foreign government is worth very much to look into. pedojr was also laundering money for Russian oligarchs, one of the most powerful women in Russia (and a good friend of Putin) as one of them.

    I would think that office holder Trump profiting from payments of the Chinese and others attempting to curry his favor is worse.

    First. Did Trump step away from the "business." If that wasn't done, please cite. He said he did. Just like other politicians that are also businesspeople.

    If he did, the onus is up to the state to prove his connection is more than that of a stockholder. If he did not, he violated the same standard I hold the little nancy to. She's made millions of dollars in stocks (which her husband "manages") which is illegal in the way it happens. That's why pedojr is a person of interest in money laundering, layering, and illegal monetary transfers.

    I would also call to fact that pedojoe said repeatedly that he and his son never spoke about pedojr's "business." The reason he did that is because it's illegal for him to be involved and puts him as an accessory if not a co-conspirator. We now know that not only did he contact his son directly (through his own words, and witnesses), but pedojr's business associates knew pedojoe was a part of the deal. IF true, he should pay the same as pedojr in the system. My guess is that neither of them will serve the same time Nixon did. But each wire is worth 10 years/ $10,000. That stacks up to a serious amount of time and money.


  7. by Curt_Anderson on March 17, 2023 6:56 pm
    "First. Did Trump step away from the "business." If that wasn't done, please cite. He said he did. Just like other politicians that are also businesspeople." --OD

    Trump says won't divest from his business while president
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would maintain ownership of his global business empire but hand off control to his two oldest sons while president, an arrangement that watchdogs said would not prevent conflicts of interest in the White House.

    “I could actually run my business and run government at the same time. I don’t like the way that looks, but I would be able to do that if I wanted to,” Trump said.

    Ethics experts said the arrangement did not go far enough.

    reuters.com


  8. by oldedude on March 17, 2023 7:01 pm
    That's a separation. period.


  9. by Curt_Anderson on March 17, 2023 7:04 pm
    Jr. is not "just" a private citizen. He's a family member set up on a board that we both agree was for the family name. Receiving millions of dollars from a hostile foreign government is worth very much to look into. --OD

    OD,
    Do you still stand by your claim?

    Donald Trump Jr. serves as a trustee and executive vice president of The Trump Organization, running the company alongside his younger brother Eric. During their father's presidency, the brothers continued to do deals and investments in foreign countries, as well as collect payments in their U.S. properties from foreign governments, despite a pledge that they would not do so.
    en.wikipedia.org


  10. by oldedude on March 17, 2023 7:14 pm
    President Trump Resigns From Businesses, Leaves Sons, CFO in Charge.
    President Donald Trump has resigned from his namesake company and more than 400 affiliated entities, a Trump Organization spokesperson told NBC News.

    In a statement, the spokesperson, who asked not to be identified, said Trump had transferred title, management and authority of the companies to a trust under the management of his sons Don and Eric and of Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer of The Trump Organization.



    nbcnews.com
    brookings.edu


  11. by oldedude on March 17, 2023 7:26 pm
    So now. Prove your post. And not by your "feelings," but legally. I haven't changed the goalposts like a sheep.


  12. by oldedude on March 17, 2023 7:45 pm
    curt- prove the money comes back to the final objective. In your case Don Sr., in mine pedosr. If what your're saying is true, then you have a RICO case and you can prove they acted in the same way an organized crime family would act. Prove that, we're all good.


  13. by oldedude on March 17, 2023 7:55 pm
    This means they routed monetary funds to others in order to cloak the money. 2. They routed money from a entity to unknown entity. This is called laundering. Using shell or shelf companies is a known entity for laundering money. Show me that.


  14. by Curt_Anderson on March 17, 2023 8:25 pm
    Funny you should mention RICO, OD. Neither of us can prosecute a RICO case against anybody. But it seems that there may be RICO case made against Trump.

    Atlanta DA Fani Willis loves using a law designed for going after the mob. She may use it to charge Trump.
    Across the US, Fulton County District Attorney is famous for one thing: Her criminal investigation into Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.

    More locally, she's also known for something else: Her love of RICO.

    In her time in the district attorney's office, Willis has aggressively used Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization statute.




    Opinion: Trump’s case seems to fit RICO statute
    As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York in 1981, I was the first prosecutor to use the federal RICO statute (the Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations Act) to prosecute a Mafia Boss. I was also the first federal prosecutor to charge traditional white-collar defendants with RICO violations. Simply stated, what makes RICO different from other criminal statutes in a prosecutor’s tool box is that it transforms a pattern of individual crimes into a single crime.

    My use of RICO to prosecute Frank “Funzi” Tieri, the boss of the Genovese La Cosa Nostra family and the head of the Mafia’s National Commission of Mafia bosses, shows precisely why Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney, should be seriously considering charging former president Donald Trump with violations of Georgia’s version of the federal RICO statute.
    businessinsider.com
    ajc.com


  15. by oldedude on March 17, 2023 9:34 pm
    perhaps. IF you actually understand OCEDTF and RICO law. Let's see if you do.


  16. by oldedude on March 17, 2023 9:35 pm
    So "MY use of Rico is YOURS?


  17. by oldedude on March 17, 2023 10:09 pm
    The meaning of RICO law, or the “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act,” is that it is a law that allows authorities to punish offenders engaging in criminal activities."

    Predicate acts.
    1. prove the activity is against the law.
    2. Drug trafficking
    3. some examples are:
    Bankruptcy fraud
    Drug trafficking
    Bankruptcy fraud
    Money laundering
    Helping immigrants illegally enter the country for financial gain
    Terrorism
    4. You MUST show on your evidence that one of these Crimes fills these gaps. If not, you don't have a case. Yes, it's that simple.
    legaldictionary.net
    ussc.gov


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