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New York Fines Trump $2 Million for Helping Veterans Charity

by Matt Palumbo Posted: November 7, 2019 

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ANew York judge has ruled that President Donald Trump must pay a $2 million judgement for improperly using his Trump Foundation to advance his 2016 presidential campaign – but in reality, Trump is being punished for a technicality.Advertisement

That’s in contrast to how liberals are trying to portray the event. As CNN put it in their reporting: “The order and settlement bring an end to questions that first arose during the 2016 campaign about whether Trump used money raised under the guise of charitable work for political gain. The resolution puts the President in the unusual position of having to pay millions in damages while in office, at a time when he faces a large number of other personal legal battles. Filed in June 2018, the lawsuit alleged that the President and his three eldest children — Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric — violated federal and state campaign finance laws and abused the Donald J. Trump Foundation’s tax-exempt status. According to the lawsuit, the Trumps allowed the foundation to be used ‘as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests.’”

In reality, this lawsuit was setoff by the following series of events

  1. Ahead of the 2016 Iowa caucus, candidate Trump held a fundraiser. The fundraiser raised $2.8 million, which was all given to veterans charities.
  2. The funds were raised through the Trump Foundation, but campaign staff managed the fundraiser and distributed the funds to charities.
  3. Liberals decided that these funds counted as campaign contributions (zero percent of which went to the Trump campaign), and a judge agreed helped “further Mr. Trump’s political campaign.”

One hundred percent of the money raised went to charity, and the Trump campaigned covered the entire cost of administering distribution of the funds. But because giving millions of dollars to veterans tends to be good PR for a presidential candidate, a judge decided that this helped further the Trump campaign.

So for his efforts to help veterans, Trump was rewarded with a $2 million fine and the billionth bogus media narrative to plague his presidency.

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In a creative expression of civil disobedience in New York City, artists installed a large bust of NSA whistleblower hero Edward Snowden in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn.

This was no simple endeavor. The artists told Animal New York that it took the sculptor nearly 6 months to mold and complete the bust. With the weather finally cooperating, it was installed just before dawn today. Several news outlets have covered the story. First, the Washington Post notes that:

Three artists installed a bust of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden in a Brooklyn park early this morning — fusing the sculpture on top of a memorial to Revolutionary War soldiers, according to Animal New York.

The bust is 4 feet tall and made out of a sculpting material that looks bronze, according to Animal New York, which says it documented the installation of the piece in Fort Greene Park on the condition that it hide the identity of those involved.

Naturally, the city wasn’t all too pleased at this artistic expression against the American surveillance state. NBC NewsNew York reports that:

City workers were sent to remove a large bronze bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden after it was placed atop a statue in a Brooklyn park Monday morning.

Animal New York reports that three artists installed the 4-foot, 100-pound sculpture before dawn, fusing the figure to the stone monument with an adhesive. The website, which recorded the installation of the bust, says that the adhesive shouldn’t damage the original statue.

The group of artists told Animal that the bust cost thousands of dollars to make, and that they have made a mold so they can create more Snowden effigies once the one in the park is removed.