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Taliban declares Donald Trump a 'non-serious' candidate after watching debate

A Taliban spokesman says that after watching Monday's debate, leaders of the group decided Republican nominee Donald Trump is a "non-serious" candidate.

Taliban leaders who were "very interested in watching" the US presidential debate took in the proceedings from a secret location. And it didn't take them long to decide that one candidate was something of a joke.

"Trump ... (says) anything that comes to his tongue," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told NBC News. "He is) non-serious.

He said the militant group's leadership had hoped that Afghanistan would feature more prominently in the discussion.

"There nothing of interest to us in the debate as both of them said little about Afghanistan and their future plans for the country," he said.

Posted by factfinder_77 | Sat Oct 1, 2016, 07:02 PM (5 replies)

Forward to Clinton Campaign: Trump was accused of destroying email evidence in lawsuit 10 years ago

In 2006, when a judge ordered Donald Trump's casino operation to hand over several years' worth of emails, the answer surprised him: The Trump Organization routinely erased emails and had no records from 1996 to 2001. The defendants in a case that Trump brought said this amounted to destruction of evidence, a charge never resolved.

At that time, a Trump IT director testified that until 2001, executives in Trump Tower relied on personal email accounts using dial-up Internet services, despite the fact that Trump had launched a high-speed Internet provider in 1998 and announced he would wire his whole building with it. Another said Trump had no routine process for preserving emails before 2005.

Judge Jeffrey Streitfeld was stunned. “He has a house up in Palm Beach County listed for $125 million, but he doesn’t keep emails. That’s a tough one,” he said, according to transcripts obtained by USA TODAY. “If somebody starts to put forth as a fact something that doesn’t make any sense to me and causes me to have a concern about their credibility in the discovery process, that's not a good direction to go, and I am really having a hard time with this.”

Posted by factfinder_77 | Sat Oct 1, 2016, 06:50 PM (3 replies)

Reporter: Donald Trump called me the C-word

Posted by factfinder_77 | Sat Oct 1, 2016, 06:43 PM (3 replies)

New York Daily News cover today: TRUMP`S PORN TAPE. Donalds tiny part in Playboy video

Posted by factfinder_77 | Sat Oct 1, 2016, 06:40 PM (8 replies)

Designated Survivor TV Show: Mass arrests of Muslims. Preview of a Trump administration

Seth, the speechwriter to the new President:

What always happens...When people dont know who their enemy is, they start with people who look like me.

Posted by factfinder_77 | Sat Oct 1, 2016, 04:32 PM (0 replies)

Gingrich on Fox: "You can’t tweet at 3 o’clock in the morning. Period. There’s no excuse ever.

Gingrich just now on Fox: "You can’t tweet at 3 o’clock in the morning. Period. There’s no excuse ever. Not if you’re going to be POTUS."

Posted by factfinder_77 | Sat Oct 1, 2016, 07:39 AM (6 replies)

Russian hackers took Newsweek down after the Trump Cuba story was published

To make clear: @Newsweek posted story on Trump/Cuba. Hackers attacked, took site down. Lots of IP addresses involved. Main ones from Russia

Posted by factfinder_77 | Fri Sep 30, 2016, 03:21 PM (11 replies)

Florida Trump aide @healybaum resigned Monday.

Florida Trump aide @healybaum resigned Monday. "It is clear the campaign is now going in a direction I am no longer comfortable with....

What a surprise...

Posted by factfinder_77 | Fri Sep 30, 2016, 03:15 PM (4 replies)

Trumps health is deteriorating - new video of Chicago speech confirms illness

An uncharacteristically low-tempo speech in Chicago Wednesday, paired with noticeable congestion, has fueled further questions about Trump's health following his infamous debate-night sniffles. Still, his campaign insists Trump does not have a cold and is feeling "just fine."

Watch from 9:20

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Posted by factfinder_77 | Fri Sep 30, 2016, 02:40 AM (14 replies)

EXCLUSIVE: NY Attorney General's Probe Of Trump Foundation Appears To Widen

he New York attorney general's investigation of the Donald J. Trump Foundation appears to have broadened to include new allegations of self-dealing by Trump that surfaced after the probe began, TPM has learned.

The town of Palm Beach, Florida, has provided documents to the New York Attorney General's Office as part of the probe, a lawyer for the town confirmed to TPM on Wednesday. The documents relate to a legal dispute that Trump settled with the town using foundation money. The details of the 2007 Palm Beach case were first reported by the Washington Post last week.

"The New York Attorney General’s Office did contact me in regard to this matter," John Randolph, the Palm Beach town attorney, told TPM Wednesday evening. "I just sent them the documents that I had previously sent to the Washington Post."

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had announced earlier this month, before the Washington Post's reporting on the Palm Beach case, that his office had opened an investigation into Trump Foundation after it was reported that Trump had used foundation money to buy personal gifts for himself.

The contact with Palm Beach by the Attorney General's Office suggests its probe had widened to include other alleged acts of self-dealing. The Attorney General's Office declined to comment Thursday.

The Palm Beach case was one of two cases reported on by the Post in which Trump or Trump-owned businesses settled legal disputes that didn't involve his foundation but that used foundation monies as part of the settlement.

In the the Palm Beach case, the ritzy Florida town had levied some $120,000 in fines against Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort for erecting an 80-foot flagpole that violated local rules limiting flagpole heights to 42 feet. Trump brought a lawsuit against the town, which was later settled with Trump donating $100,000 to a charity agreed upon by Palm Beach. Trump donated to the Fisher House -- a local veterans' organization -- but used money from the foundation rather than his own, in a practice experts say is blatant "self-dealing."

Self-dealing -- or the use of a charity's money to the personal benefit of one of its operators -- is a major no-no in charity world, and a violation of both state law in New York, where the Trump Foundation is registered, and IRS regulations, according to legal and tax experts.

In the second legal case reported on by the Washington Post last week, Trump used foundation money to settle a 2010 dispute over prize money in a hole-in-one contest at one of his golf courses. A man named Martin Greenberg had scored the hole-in-one at a charity event for Alonzo Mourning's charity held at Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York. When Greenberg did not receive the $1 million promised for the shot, he sued the golf course, the Mourning charity, and the insurer for the prize money. The parties agreed on a $500,000 donation to a charity of Greenberg's choosing. A $158,000 donation was ultimately sent to the Martin Greenberg Foundation, but that contribution came from Trump Foundation, which has not received a donation from Trump himself since 2009.

TPM reached out to Greenberg's office Wednesday, but he has not yet responded to TPM's inquiry. The Mourning Family Foundation also has not responded to TPM's inquires.

In interviews last week with a wide range of tax and charity law experts that included a former charities investigator in the New York Attorney General's Office, the experts told TPM that investigations into "self-dealing" could result in a settlement between the charity and prosecutors, or, if the charity is uncooperative, a legal case could be brought.

“The attorney general has the authority to investigate those kinds of violations and seek monetary remedies, seek removal of director in appropriate cases, and pretty much everything in between,” Pamela Mann, the head of the tax exempt organizations group at the New York City law firm Carter Ledyard, who for 11 years served as chief of the Charities Bureau at the New York Attorney General’s office. “I think it’s conceivable they could also seek to involuntary dissolve a foundation because it's not really acting like a charitable foundation.”

Posted by factfinder_77 | Thu Sep 29, 2016, 01:24 PM (2 replies)
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