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    After the thwarting of every attempt to sub-divide his 'investment property' of 212 acres in New York, Trump's tame real estate agency used a shonky valuation process to allow a huge tax deduction

    Trump got a $21 million tax break for saving the forest outside his N.Y. mansion. Now the deal is under investigation

    Five years ago, Donald Trump promised to preserve more than 150 acres of rolling woodlands in an exclusive swath of New York suburbia prized for its luxury homes and rural tranquility.

    In exchange for setting aside this land on his estate known as Seven Springs, Trump received a tax break of $21.1 million, according to court documents.

    The size of Trump’s tax windfall was set by a 2016 appraisal that valued Seven Springs at $56.5 million — more than double the value assessed by the three Westchester County towns that each contained a piece of the property.

    The valuation has now become a focal point of what could be one of the most consequential investigations facing President Trump as he heads into the election. ...

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    ^ echoes of that Sydney airport land sold by a Liberal party donor for maybe ten times it value. Where can I sign up?
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    Melanie Trump thought it was rather amazing and arrogant to uproot the White House rose garden they had stood for about a century before her entry into the USA. All for a photoshoot. The nomination of Barratt as Supreme Court justice was held there under great GOP fanfare. Now those prickly roses have turned - that nomination event is suspected of being the super spreader for the virus with Melanie and her tool of her husband both guilty.

    Many previous and famous First Ladies had planted roses there - all to be uprooted by a person who has proven that she doesn't care too hoots - wearing a jacket to refugee children "I really don't care!". Now we don't care about her.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Rose_Garden
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    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    After the thwarting of every attempt to sub-divide his 'investment property' of 212 acres in New York, Trump's tame real estate agency used a shonky valuation process to allow a huge tax deduction

    Trump got a $21 million tax break for saving the forest outside his N.Y. mansion. Now the deal is under investigation

    Five years ago, Donald Trump promised to preserve more than 150 acres of rolling woodlands in an exclusive swath of New York suburbia prized for its luxury homes and rural tranquility.

    In exchange for setting aside this land on his estate known as Seven Springs, Trump received a tax break of $21.1 million, according to court documents.

    The size of Trump’s tax windfall was set by a 2016 appraisal that valued Seven Springs at $56.5 million — more than double the value assessed by the three Westchester County towns that each contained a piece of the property.

    The valuation has now become a focal point of what could be one of the most consequential investigations facing President Trump as he heads into the election. ...
    But the Trump has the good fortune that he can only be hung once.
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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    Must take a special kind of stupid to own a casino on the Vegas strip and not turn a profit.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    The USA criminal code in general, and tax code in particular, is so complex that probably no one can be sure that he hasn't committed a punishable felony. Even criminal lawyers and tax officials don't and can't know all the laws. This is tailor made for prosecutors in the mode of Lawrence Beria, "Show me the man, and I'll find you the crime." Some NY candidates ran on a Get Trump platform. So it's not surprising they can find something to try to get Trump on. But there is a problem with innocent people ending up in prison, including for crimes with no mens rea (guilty mind/intent), and this should be a bipartisan issue, not just depending on whose ox is gored.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    The USA criminal code in general, and tax code in particular, is so complex that probably no one can be sure that he hasn't committed a punishable felony. Even criminal lawyers and tax officials don't and can't know all the laws. This is tailor made for prosecutors in the mode of Lawrence Beria, "Show me the man, and I'll find you the crime." Some NY candidates ran on a Get Trump platform. So it's not surprising they can find something to try to get Trump on. But there is a problem with innocent people ending up in prison, including for crimes with no mens rea (guilty mind/intent), and this should be a bipartisan issue, not just depending on whose ox is gored.
    But that govt employee refusing to issue that marriage license or certificate to gays was intentional. Michael St Paul Cohen knew all the laws that Trump broke so there is plenty of intent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    The USA criminal code in general, and tax code in particular, is so complex that probably no one can be sure that he hasn't committed a punishable felony. Even criminal lawyers and tax officials don't and can't know all the laws. This is tailor made for prosecutors in the mode of Lawrence Beria, "Show me the man, and I'll find you the crime." Some NY candidates ran on a Get Trump platform. So it's not surprising they can find something to try to get Trump on. But there is a problem with innocent people ending up in prison, including for crimes with no mens rea (guilty mind/intent), and this should be a bipartisan issue, not just depending on whose ox is gored.
    Do you really think paying your daughter 3 quarters of a mil in consulting fees to avoid paying taxes is close to the edges?
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Do you really think paying your daughter 3 quarters of a mil in consulting fees to avoid paying taxes is close to the edges?
    Not forgetting she was an employee of the Trump organisation at the time

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    A strong woman finally stood up to Donald Trump during his Town Hall - Savannah Guthrie. She could have been stronger on his companies debts as well as the personal of $440M approx. That is personal debt and could make him bankrupt. But overall an excellent job.
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