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 30 2016
Tigers and Buckeyes babies gear up for Fiesta Bowl
Upon arriving at the Fiesta Bowl media hotel Tuesday, a bellhop asked if I was in town for the Clemson-Ohio State Fiesta Bowl. The only thing it's sure to do will provide extra motivation for his opponent and more press clippings on Urban Meyer's easel.
Dec 30 2016
Windows 10 Creators Update Will Let Users "Pause" Windows Updates
It seems Microsoft wants to get gamers running Windows 7 to finally upgrade to its latest operating system. When introduced previous year , automatic Windows 10 updates quickly became the bane of users' existences.
Dec 29 2016
An Apple iPhone with 2 cameras is reportedly in the works
Now, a video has emerged showing an early hands-on with what appears to be a mockup Jet White iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus ... Following the success, rumors became afloat that the company is planning to launch a new Jet White color variant in 2017.
Dec 27 2016
Antonio Conte explains why Michy Batshuayi was left out v Bournemouth
A lot of the players will be there again and sometimes a good result can inspire those memories to come back. "I think every single player, every forward, is different for characteristics", said Conte.
Dec 26 2016
Zara and Mike Tindall lose their baby, spokesperson says
The couple, who married in 2011, are already parents to two-year-old Mia , who will celebrate her third birthday in January. The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall have lost their baby, their spokeswoman has said.
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
Donald Trump on Bill Clinton: 'He doesn't know much'
Many of the Republicans casting ballots said they were inundated with calls and emails urging them to switch their votes. While the Electoral College is normally a mundane process, it hasn't been so in this highly charged election year.
Dec 24 2016
Mariah Carey's Luxurious Aspen Airbnb Rental Is All We Want For Christmas
She captioned the sexy shot: "Getting into the Christmas spirit with this exquisite tree in a lovely home for our family!" If you can't be in NY to see the spectacular light show yourself, many websites online are streaming the Christmas mashup.
Dec 24 2016
Golden State Warriors start slow, romp Brooklyn Nets in second half
They are, in my mind, the best all around team in the league, so it'll be hard for the Nets to keep up. Golden State earned its sixth consecutive win and improved the NBA's best record to 26-4.
Dec 30 2016Sony promises "amazing software" next year
Dec 29 2016When And Where To Watch Remarks On Israel, Palestine Conflict
Dec 29 2016New images from Alien: Covenant released
Dec 29 2016Wounded trooper remains in critical condition
Dec 28 2016Donald Trump's Monday evening tweets defend his foundation and blast the media
Dec 28 2016Watership Down Author Richard Adams Dies At Age 96
Dec 28 2016First LG G6 Render Appears But We Are Disappointed
Dec 28 2016Send donations to Goodwill in your leftover Amazon box
Dec 27 2016Prayers Up: Carrie Fisher Fighting for Her Life After Massive Heart Attack
Dec 25 2016Donald Trump meets with Pentagon on high-cost programs, F-35 project
Dec 30 2016Baylor WR KD Cannon declares for National Football League draft
Dec 30 20163 to 5 inches of rain expected over New Year's weekend
Dec 29 2016Girl uses sleeping mom's fingerprint to unlock phone, order Christmas presents online
Dec 29 2016Earthquake: Magnitude 4.1 quake strikes near Morongo Valley
Dec 29 2016Carr goes down, and so do Raiders in National Football League power rankings roundup
Dec 29 2016Virginia State Parks offering free guided New Year's Day hikes
Dec 28 2016Heart Attacks Spike During Christmas And Holidays
Dec 27 2016Carrie Fisher in 'Stable' Condition, Says Mother Debbie Reynolds
Dec 26 2016Netanyahu calls in U.S. envoy in fallout over United Nations vote
Dec 26 2016Merry Christmas from the Pickr team
Dec 25 2016Tunisia arrests nephew of Berlin truck attack, 2 others
Dec 24 2016Deadly Explosion Rips Through Fireworks Market Near Mexico City