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2016 Postmortem

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whttevrr

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Mon Nov 7, 2016, 07:44 PM Nov 2016

Kurt Eichenwald ‏@kurteichenwald 100 tweets [View all]


I luv that Trump fans say this recounting of Trump's history based on court records etc. is bias. Dont think they know what that word means.

I will be taking another break from posting the findings of my Trump investigations published in Newsweek. Feel free to read all so far.

100. Trump’s use of deception & false affidavits, as well as the hiding or improper destruction of documents, dates back to at least 1973

99. Trump’s companies destroyed or hid 1000s of emails and documents demanded in official proceedings in defiance of court orders.

98. When banks shut Trump out of loans because of his financial mismanagement, he started obtaining $ from Cayman Islands.

97. Trump’s only public company never made any $ and wiped out investors. Through management deals, Trump sucked $80mill out of company.

96. Trump’s casino failures crippled his bond prices. When, years later, price went up a bit, he said proved people “love Donald Trump.”

95. CFO of Trump casino passed out from exhaustion and dehydration caused by overwork. In response, Trump fired him.

94. Trump has repeatedly said in his rallies that he never settles suits. It is a lie. He has settled scores of them.

93. Trump's efforts to keep securities analyst unemployed 4 predicting casino collapse resulted in huge lawsuit Trump forced to settle.

92. After Trump got securities analyst fired 4 having correctly predicted casino downfall, he attacked jobless man in multiple newspapers.

91. When a securities analyst correctly said Trump casinos on verge of financial trouble, Trump threatened his employer till they fired him

90. …magazine owner’s wife said Trump’s story of her begging for a date was ““the product of a juvenile mind.” (2/2)

89. During that suit threat, Trump claimed owner of magazine’s wife called him pleading to have a date with him. (1/2)

88. Trump threatened to sue a magazine when it reported – truthfully – that sales prices at Trump Tower were falling.

87. Trump destroyed the United States Football league because he tried to use them to get an NFL team. NFL wouldnt have him.

86. ...He decreased security for the building, and over 18 months, the number of burglaries of elderly in the building skyrocketed. (2/2)

85. When Trump wanted to force elderly out of apartments, shut off their heat/water and moved homeless into empty units…(1/2)

84. Trump engaged in a civil conspiracy to defraud union pension funds by hiring undocumented Polish workers, a court found.

83. Trump reneged on a family-wide commitment to pay medical bills for his nephew’s severely sick baby because he was mad.

82.When business execs came to his office, Trump bragged about his wife, Melania & showed them nude photographs of her from modeling days.

81. Trump told a “friend” whom he sued over several years that he did so because the friend hadn’t given him enough praise.

80. Trump bought jewelry in Manhattan, then colluded with the store to ship empty boxes out of state so he could dodge New York sales tax.

79. Trump persuaded an elderly couple who ran an antique store to let him “try out” 2 valuable pieces, then refused to return or pay 4 them

78. Trump regularly cheats at golf, even revising scorecard after a match 2 transform defeat into victory, according 2 ppl who play w/ him.

77. If Trump had simply invested $ he received from his dad in a mutual fund, he’d be worth far more than he is, a sign of bad bisiness.

76. To explain his destruction of art, Trump posed as spokesman “John Barron” and lied that appraisers had called the works worthless

75. After promising to salvage precious artworks on a building for the Met, Trump had them jackhammered instead to save $32,000.

74. Trump read manufactured, bogus Russian propaganda at a rally within hours of it appearing on the internet.

73. Trump hides his taxes, but we know: He lost $ in ’78-’79, paid no taxes from 91-93, lost $1B in ’95 and likely never paid taxes since.

72. During his time buying Chinese steel, Chinese companies were dumping steel on US market. That cost many steelworkers their jobs.

71. For Trump Chicago building, Trump obtained financing from George Soros. (Means nothing, but it terrifies conserv conspiracy theorists.)

70. Trump has said he has been forced to use China to manufacture his clothing line because no one makes such things in USA. That’s a lie.

69. Money paid to the Chinese steel manufacturers went to repay loans from Chinese banks, which are arms of the state.

68.To hide the ultimate source of his Chinese steel, Trump purchased it through a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands.

67. Trump opted out of using steel on many buildings, instead purchasing concrete from businesses controlled by Genovese crime family.

66. Trump calls for return to American steel. Yet he secretly used Chinese steel on his last 2 developments projects 2 increase his profits

My recounting of the findings from my reporting about Trump in @Newsweek resumes now.

I will be resuming a recounting of my findings from six months of reporting on Trump, as reported in @Newsweek, in 15 minutes.

Rubio called reveal of Trump/Cuba “troubling." Said hed decide if hed keep support after Trump explained.Trump never did, Rubio did nothing

64. Trump officials were advised to hide the payments spent in violation of Cuban embargo as being related to charity work.

63. 1.In 1999, Trump’s company secretly violated Cuban embargo. Months later, in 1st run for president, Trump said he never would.

62. Trump told GOPrs at debate that he never pushed Jeb Bush for casino deal in Florida. Under oath a few years earlier, he said he did.

61. Trump’s statement he would avoid conflicts by placing his company in a blind trust is a lie; what he describes is not a blind trust.

60.The father of Trump’s business partner in Azerbaijan is govnt official who US intelligence says launders money for the Iranian military.

59. Trump tried to strike a deal Libyan Investment Authority under Qaddafi, and offered murdering Libyan dictator a place 2 stay at his home

58. When a member of Saudi royal family criticized Trump, Trump attacked him as “dopey” and said he wants to control America w/ “daddy’s $”

57. Trump’s first business partners in UAE were indicted on charges of fraud.

56. Turkey’s president has told associates he will not allow US to use an airbase key to the battle against ISIS if Trump is president.

55. Trump’s business partner in Turkey has been arrested for fraud.

54. Trump’s conflicts in India are irreparable, and in issues with Pakistan, his financial interests lie solely with India.

53. Trump’s efforts in India were first shot down by politicians. His business partner is now under investigation by police.

52. Trump receives $8 million a year from South Korea business w/ interests in nukes. He has called for SK to have nukes.

51. Trump revealed none of his partners or dealings with overseas entities in his financial disclosure to the FEC.

50. Trump’s business interests run in direct conflict with the national security interests of the United States.http://europe.newsweek.com/donald-trump-foreign-business-deals-national-security-498081

49. An investigation of Trump’s partners reveals an enterprise with deep ties to global financiers, foreign politicians and even criminals.

The recounting of findings from my six months of investigations of Trump will now resume with the next batch.
I will be taking a short break from listing all of my findings from my trump investigations of last 6 months. This will go on all day.

48. Trump has refused to release the letter sent by the IRS to prove he is under audit, despite dozens of requests from many reporters.

47. Trump has directly insulted leaders of four allied countries, while offering effusive praise to Vladimir Putin.

46. Trump has called for US military to commit 3 different war crimes. When told military would refuse, he said theyd do what he commanded.

45. When testifying under oath, Trump refused to answer questions 97 times about infidelities and suspected mistresses.

44. When asked to give his favorite words from the Bible, Trump cited an Old Testament phrase that was the only one repudiated by Jesus.

43. In 2007, Trump said his favorite book was his own, The Art of the Deal. Once he started running 4 president, he said it was the Bible.

42. Trump has never released a real medical report. His father had alzheimers, which is genetic and could hit at about Trump’s age.

41. Trump said he was paid $1m for speech when paid $400,000. Under oath, he agreed he was paid 400, but said $1mill was still correct.

40. Trump claimed to own 50% of a project when he owned 30%. His explanation under oath: “I always felt like I owned 50%.”
I will remind Trumpers: Name calling and saying "thats not true" will be ignored. Offer evidence that any of my findings are wrong.

39. When sued for saying other developers buildings were his, Trump said truth wasn’t in ads because there wasn’t enough room 4 the words.

38. After saying under oath he knew the names of professors at Trump U (none existed) Trump could not name any.

37. Asked under oath identities of professors at Trump U (there were none) Trump said “I know names, but I don't know the identities.”

36. In 2008, Trump wrote, “I know Hillary, and I think she would make a great president." Testified in 2016 he wrote it without thinking.

35. Trump wrote “Bill Clinton was great president,” denied it under oath then said wrote it be4 knowing of Lewinsky scandal of 10 yrs before

34. To escape liability for fraud, Trump argued that a “development by Donald Trump” is different than “a Donald Trump development.”

33. Trump lied that to WashPost in '87 that he knew stock market crash was coming and sold all his stocks. SEC filings prove it.

32. I wrote about Trump 4 New York Times. First time we spoke, he lied to me in his first sentence. He told three more lies in 5 min call.

31. In 1990, one of Trump’s lieutenants told me ““The thing you don’t understand about Donald Trump is that he’s mentally ill.”

30. Trump testified he did a favor to the condo buyers who lost millions by trusting him, because they avoided the real estate collapse.

29. When condo buyers sued Trump for falsely claiming projects of other developers were his, he said they should have read the fine print.

28. Trump sold his name 2 incompetent developers whose projects collapsed, costing people who paid deposits millions while he made millions.

27. Trump marketed projects of other developers as his own. Only those who read dense legal agreement’s fine print learned it was a lie.

26. Unable to get bank loans because of his terrible record as a businessman, Trump began selling his name 4 use on other ppl’s projects.

That is my first batch of findings from my investigations into Trump, as reported in Newsweek. More coming throughout the day.

26. In Trump University, Trump claimed to “personally select” teachers who would teach real estate secrets. He did not, they did not.

25. I could go on many more tweets listing Trump's business failures. It'd be easier to list the Trump businesses that haven't failed. (3/3)

24. ..Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, Trump Taj, Trump Castle, Trump Plaza, Trump Dubai, Trump University, Trump Toronto, Trump Hollywood..(2/3)

23. List of Trump failures: TrumpMortgage, TrumpFinancial, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Trump Shuttle, http://GoTrump.com ...(1/3)

22. No banks will lend to Trump except Deutsche Bank. In 2008, he defaulted on a $640 mill construction loan to them.

21. Trump admitted under oath that, when he claimed he was $9.5 bill in debt in his books, it was a lie and he knew it.

19. Trump was $3.5 bill in debt. Later, when banks bailed him out, he claimed in books he was $9.5bill in debt to make recovery look better.

.…after personal guarantee, entire Trump empire would collapse and banks would lose billions. Banks loaned him tons more to save him. (2/2)

18. Trump banks were forced to make deal with him after bankruptcy of casinos because he personally guaranteed loans. If they went…(1/2)

17 Rules breaking in financing (money laundering from dad etc) resulted in sanctions against him from NJ casino commission. (3/3)

16. Dad gave Trump another $150,000 loan next day, unreported to banks, in violation of bank agreement. (2/3)

15. When Trump about to default on interest payment for casino, his dad/he broke law by having dad launder $3.35 mill through casino. (1/3)

14. After Trump’s top casino execs died in accident, Trump took over running them. Large numbers of execs quit because of his management.

13. Trump spent huge sums on airline, promising top elegance. People w/ airline experience said it couldnt work. It never turned a profit.

12. Trump’s 3 casinos all competed with each other, which is why no banks loans. Taj took business from his other 2 casinos, crippling all.

11. When Trump built Taj Mahal, testified under oath to NJ he'd only use bank loans, not junk bonds. No bank would lend. Used junk bonds.

10. As Trump claimed great success, tax returns showed not. In ‘78 lost $1.5M. In ‘79, lost $11.4m. No bankruptcy cause dad gave him more $

..guaranteed $70 m loan, got him $35m credit line, laundered $3.35mill 2 Don in illegal casino deal, loaned $7.5m more (never repaid.) 2/2

8. Trump’s claim that his dad gave him only $1m is a lie. His trust fund was $1 mill. Dad gave $10.4m for a bogus consultant job…(1 of 2)

7. Trump’s second project was a Broadway show. It bombed, closing after 96 performances. He lost his investment.

6. Trump’s first project, given to him by his dad, lost money, according to state records. Trump has publicly lied that it made money.

5. While Trump suggests he has an MBA from prestigious Wharton graduate school, only attended undergraduate program for 2 years. Has no MBA

4. Trump said under oath that he determines his net worth based on how he feels.

3. Deutsche Bank concluded Trump net worth at $788 million when he was publicly claiming (and told bank) he was worth multiple billions.

2.Trump testified under oath that he is willing to claim success on something even when he knows his claim is false.

1.Trump lied to Congress that he was not meeting with any Indian casino executives when documents and sworn statements show he was.

The tweets will be presenting my findings from my Trump investigations in the order they were reported in @Newsweek.

Today, I will be reviewing in periodic tweets the findings of my 6 mos. of investigations of Trump. If u wish to argue, marshal facts.

The type of actions Comey has done were predicted by a colleague even before he started his 1st day as FBI director.http://www.newsweek.com/fbi-director-james-comey-unfit-public-service-517815

Fixing the damage Comey inflicted on the FBI will take a long time. Until he is gone, the repairs cannot begin.http://www.newsweek.com/fbi-director-james-comey-unfit-public-service-517815

With Comey, we just witnessed one of the most egregious abuses of power in service of one man’s ego in USA history.http://www.newsweek.com/fbi-director-james-comey-unfit-public-service-517815

Read my new column,n for @Newsweek: James Comey is unfit for public service and must be fired.http://www.newsweek.com/fbi-director-james-comey-unfit-public-service-517815

Starting tomorrow, I will be tweeting all of the findings from my 6 months of investigations into Trump, as reported in @Newsweek.

Dont know why I go 2 the painstaking trouble of developing sources. Every Trump supporter seems to know every secret fact about everything.

Now that we know HRC email story is gone again, let's ask Trump why he deletes emails in violation of court orders.http://www.newsweek.com/2016/11/11/donald-trump-companies-destroyed-emails-documents-515120.html

I want one conservative to explain why there have to be 4 hour voting lines in Ohio after they cut polling places and early voting time.

I was able 2 vote in 10 mins. The nurse's aide who helped my mom took 3 hours. Guess what race each of us is & what part of town we live in.
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Looks like I have some tweeting to do ! TrekLuver Nov 2016 #1
It's crazy that Trump is the Republican nominee... whttevrr Nov 2016 #3
Yeah we are gonna take care of this problem we've been having TrekLuver Nov 2016 #5
29 more... whttevrr Nov 2016 #2
Eichenwald and Fahrenthold... hwmnbn Nov 2016 #4
49 new tweets whttevrr Nov 2016 #6
Kick & rec! lillypaddle Nov 2016 #7
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