Dec 30 2016
Almost two weeks since Donald Trump unceremoniously postponed a planned announcement at which he was expected to address mounting concerns over his many financial conflicts of interest, there have been few signs that the president-elect and his family are moving closer to resolving the alarming scope of business entanglements that threaten to tarnish the sanctity of his office. In one section of the form, the IRS asked whether the Trump Foundation had transferred "income or assets to a disqualified person". Most of Trump Foundation money did go to nonprofits or charities, but philanthropy may not have been the only motivation.
"I gave millions of dollars to DJT Foundation, raised or received millions more, ALL of which is given to charity, and media won't report!"
However, "because I will be devoting so much time and energy to the Presidency and solving the many problems facing our country and the world, I don't want to allow good work to be associated with a possible conflict of interest".
But although Mr Trump touted the philanthropic efforts of his foundation, he has largely filled the charity's coffers with other people's money, according to a CNN review of the Trump Foundation's tax records in September. "100% of money goes to wonderful charities!" the president-elect said in another.
It is under investigation because there is evidence of self-dealing, using the foundation, a charitable organization to serve Trump's own personal and business purposes.
Still, his company's multi-billion-dollar global footprint will likely continue to raise questions about Trump's motives as he is sworn in and begins to direct U.S. foreign policy. He has also said recently that he will announce steps next month to separate himself from his business, the Trump Organization, to avoid conflicts of interest as president of the United States, even though he has repeatedly suggested such steps are unnecessary. Bondi, at the time, was deciding whether to pursue an investigation into Trump University but never did so. The Times reported that Trump, too, plans to dissolve his family charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, which is now under investigation by the NY attorney general and is now unable to fundraise as a result.
Reached for comment on Tuesday, Hope Hicks, spokesperson for Trump, said that the president-elect's team is sticking with a weekend statement reaffirming Trump's intentions to dissolve the charity and that there will be no further comment at this time.
More than half the people outside the government who met with Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ordered the foundation to stop raising money in NY in October, saying it wasn't registered by law to be able to do so in the state. Trump has said that his sons, Eric and Donald Jr., will take over his business, but a detailed plan has not been provided.
A controversial event planned for inauguration week, which at one point appeared to feature an opportunity for paid access to President-elect Donald Trump, has been postponed until the spring.
Dec 29 2016
Girl uses sleeping mom's fingerprint to unlock phone, order Christmas presents online
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Dec 29 2016
Virginia State Parks offering free guided New Year's Day hikes
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Dec 28 2016
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Dec 27 2016
Carrie Fisher in 'Stable' Condition, Says Mother Debbie Reynolds
In her memoir, " The Princess Diarist ", Fisher wrote that she and Ford had an affair on the set of the original " Star Wars ". "If there is a change, we will share it", Reynolds' message says . "Carrie is in a stable condition ".
Dec 26 2016
Netanyahu calls in U.S. envoy in fallout over United Nations vote
Israel argues the final status of the territories should be determined in any future talks on Palestinian statehood. While Hamas did not mention the U.S. , the vote would not have gone through had Washington chose to veto it.
Dec 26 2016
Merry Christmas from the Pickr team
Whatsapp reads: Wishing that you have lots of fun this Christmas and that Lord Jesus turns every dream of yours into reality. Here we had to get some fantastic wishes, SMS, and quotes for Merry Christmas which will help you to greet your loved ones.
Dec 26 2016
'Howard Stern' personality Joey Boots, creator of 'Baba Booey,' found dead
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Dec 25 2016
Inspired Jaguars knock out Mariota, rout Titans 38-17
In freezing weather, the Titans somehow managed to pull off a mind-blowing victory over Kansas City Chiefs, taking it by 19-17. To cap off the afternoon, Jalen Ramsey picked off a Matt Cassel pass to racing 30 yards to the end zone with a pick-six.
Dec 24 2016
Conor McGregor offered biggest fight in UFC history
He's not willing to face challengers the way a champion should be ready to face challengers. Instead, Aldo says he will be fighting some time in early March.
Dec 24 2016
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Honda announced today that it is exploring a partnership with Google spin-off company Waymo to develop self-driving cars. Waymo and FCA revealed the first images of the fully self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vehicle this week.
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