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$4.6M in Campaign Funds Went to Trump Businesses

Trump properties, aviation company collected millions for transportation, facilities use

(Newser) - Nearly $5 million donated to former President Trump's 2024 presidential campaign went to his business empire, financial records show. Trump's businesses collected $4.6 million in campaign money through payments for food, transportation, and facilities, Forbes reports, citing Federal Election Commission records. Some $4.2 million went to...

New York City Braces for Trump's Arrival

Former POTUS will spend night at Trump Tower before Tuesday arraignment

(Newser) - With former President Trump expected to arrive at his New York City abode in Trump Tower sometime Monday, the day before he is scheduled to be arraigned in a Manhattan courtroom, the city is preparing for potential mayhem. There are expected to be both protests and celebrations, a massive media...

Cops: Man Jumped to His Death From Chicago's Trump Tower

Man in his 40s has not been identified

(Newser) - Tragedy at Trump Tower: Police in Chicago say a man jumped to his death from the 16th floor of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in an apparent suicide just before noon on Wednesday, CBS Chicago reports. The man, believed to be 45 to 50 years old, jumped from the...

Trump to Give Answers Under Oath in Lawsuit

Men say guards assaulted them during demonstration over comments about Latinos

(Newser) - A judge has ordered former President Donald Trump to testify under oath in a lawsuit over a clash between protesters and his security guards in 2015. The videotaped deposition will be taken Monday at Trump Tower, NBC reports, where the demonstrators say they were assaulted on the sidewalk. Bronx Supreme...

City Leaves a Message at Trump Tower

Mayor de Blasio helps paint BLM mural in the street

(Newser) - Each of New York City's five boroughs is to have a Black Lives Matter mural. Those aren't empty words, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a tweet , "We’re committed to the meaning of the message." And the Manhattan mural wasn't placed just anywhere: It'...

Could Trump Tower End Up on 'Barack Obama Avenue'?

That's what 130K petition signers want

(Newser) - Trump Tower's current address is 725 5th Avenue in New York City. But if thousands of petitioners have their way, it will be 725 President Barack H. Obama Avenue, the Huffington Post reports. More than 130,000 people have so far signed a petition to rename the...

Gillibrand: 'Brave' Isn't Winning Right Now

Senator announces she's officially in, first speech as candidate will be in front of president's marquee

(Newser) - New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties. She had spent more than a month traveling the country to gauge support for...

Blackwater Founder Admits to Trump Tower Meeting

Erik Prince is the first to acknowledge it happened

(Newser) - Blackwater founder Erik Prince may have played a role in the Trump presidential campaign after all. Speaking Friday to Al Jazeera, Prince admitted to attending a controversial 2016 Trump Tower meeting to "talk about Iran policy"—a fact he left out when talking to the House Intelligence Committee...

Cohen: These Documents Will Lead You to Trump's Lawyer

The president's former lawyer hands over his false statement to Congress

(Newser) - Michael Cohen turned over documents to the House intelligence committee on Wednesday that show edits to a false written statement he gave to the panel in 2017 about a Trump real estate project in Moscow, the AP reports. Cohen provided the documents in a closed-door interview with the panel, according...

Report: Democratic Theory on Don Jr. Calls Proved Wrong

He didn't get a call from his father before Trump Tower meeting

(Newser) - A Democratic theory on Donald Trump Jr.'s infamous Trump Tower meeting with a group of Russians has been proved wrong, sources tell CNN . The insiders say records provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee show mysterious calls from Trump Jr. to "blocked" private numbers before and after the...

Rudy Giuliani Walks Back Startling Moscow Claim

He said Trump Tower timeline was 'hypothetical'

(Newser) - For the second time in the space of a week, Rudy Giuliani has found himself walking back his own startling statements. Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney, said Monday that comments he had made to the New York Times the day before about Trump Tower Moscow were "hypothetical."...

Report: Putin Was Almost Given $50M Trump Tower Penthouse

Business associate thought it would lure oligarchs

(Newser) - While Donald Trump was still a presidential candidate, his company was considering giving Vladimir Putin a huge and very symbolic gift, reports BuzzFeed , which cites multiple sources—including the business associate who came up with the plan. Longtime Trump Organization business associate Felix Sater says the plan was to give...

Illinois AG Sues, Says Trump Tower Ignores Clean Water Laws

Cooling with Chicago River waters requires permit, environmental impact report: suit

(Newser) - Illinois' attorney general has announced a lawsuit accusing Trump Tower in Chicago of violating federal environmental laws through its use of the Chicago River in a move the Trump Organization claims is "motivated by politics." Per NBC News and the AP , the 92-story residential building and hotel pulls...

Trump's Defense of Don Jr. Meeting Puzzles Analysts

He admits it was to gather information on Clinton

(Newser) - President Trump defended Donald Trump Jr.'s controversial 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer Sunday—but he did so in a way that left analysts as puzzled as ever. Trump tweeted that stories he was concerned about a meeting his "wonderful son" had in Trump Tower were a...

Giuliani Explains His Media Blitz About Trump 'Collusion'

Says he was trying to deflate a 'NYT' story; also, Trump says 'collusion is not a crime'

(Newser) - Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani made the case in public interviews Monday that "collusion is not a crime." On Tuesday, Trump echoed the point: "Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn't matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!" he...

Report: Cohen Says Trump Knew About Infamous Meeting

Trump allegedly approved Trump Tower meeting with Russians

(Newser) - Michael Cohen has some bombshell news about the Trump family's pre-election contacts with Russians and he's willing to talk to Robert Mueller about it, CNN reports, citing "sources with knowledge." The sources say Trump, despite his repeated denials, knew in advance about a June 2016 meeting...

Big Dump: 2.5K Pages About 2016 Trump Tower Meeting
Big Dump: 2.5K Pages About
2016 Trump Tower Meeting
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Big Dump: 2.5K Pages About 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

Senate Judiciary Committee released testimony, exhibits Wednesday morning

(Newser) - "These materials, taken in their entirety, provide the most complete public picture of the events surrounding the meeting to date," said Sen. Chuck Grassley in a statement Wednesday morning, per the BBC . Their entirety is a substantial one: The Senate Judiciary Committee released 2,500 pages of testimony...

Trump's Old Sprinkler Views Re-Emerge After Deadly Fire

As a developer, he once fought against tough NYC measure

(Newser) - One big factor in a deadly fire at Trump Tower over the weekend in New York City is drawing a lot of attention: The 50th-floor apartment that burned had no sprinkler system, though that was perfectly legal. The city passed a law requiring sprinklers in high-rises in 1999, but only...

1 Dead in Blaze at Trump Tower
1 Dead in Blaze at Trump Tower 

1 Dead in Blaze at Trump Tower

(Newser) - A raging fire that tore through a 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower killed a man inside and sent flames and thick, black smoke pouring from windows of the president's namesake skyscraper. New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the cause of Saturday's blaze is not yet known but...

Secret Service Spotted Fire Atop Trump Tower

2 were injured by the rooftop blaze

(Newser) - New York City fire officials say a fire in Trump Tower's heating and air conditioning system injured two people and caused smoke to billow from the roof. The Fire Department of New York says the fire started around 7am Monday at the building that contains President Trump's home...

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