Trump Has Funneled $2.3 Million from His Campaign to His Businesses

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Donald Trump continued to shift money from his donors to his business last month, as his reelection campaign paid his private companies for rent, food, lodging and other expenses, according to a review of the latest Federal Election Commission filings. The richest president in American history, who has yet to donate to his 2020 campaign, has now moved $2.3 million of contributions from other people into his private companies, according to Forbes.

Bannon Arrested in $25 Million Fraud Scheme

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Former Trump administration chief strategist Steve Bannon was charged with fraud by federal prosecutors in New York and taken into custody, Axios reports. Bannon, along with three others, allegedly defrauded donors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars for their own profit with a crowdfunding campaign called “We Build the Wall” that raked in over $25 million.

Bloomberg May Target Trump Children to Counter Hunter Biden Investigations

“If the Republicans really want to make an issue out of Hunter Biden … there is going to be a scorched earth response aimed at all of the Trump children that is unlike anything they’ve experienced thus far in the media.”

— Bloomberg adviser Tim O’Brien hinted on MSNBC that Mike Bloomberg may take aim at President Trump’s family’s business dealings if Trump continues his allegations that Hunter Biden inappropriately made money in Ukraine while his father was vice president.

Trump Asks SCOTUS to ‘Shield’ His Financial Records

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“President Trump has asked the Supreme Court to shield his financial records from the Democratic-led House Oversight and Reform Committee,” The Hill reports. “The case marks the second time Trump has appealed to the high court to prevent the disclosure of financial documents and sets the stage for a potentially groundbreaking ruling on the extent of congressional oversight authority and presidential power.”

Trump’s ‘Defenders’ Are Actually His Accomplices

“It’s time to drop the posture that Trump’s defenders can be shamed into accepting what has been unearthed, or that they can be shamed into arguing from a baseline of shared democratic values, or into arguing over how to interpret a comprehensive set of shared facts. … Instead, let’s rhetorically treat Trump’s defenders as his criminal accomplices. Not just as ‘enablers’ of Trump’s corruption but as active participants in it.”

Greg Sargent