|1982.04.07||Trump retaliates against a tenant for filing complaint against him by drilling holes in her ceiling and filling her apartment with construction dust. web.archive.org |
(Tenant later dies of lung cancer.)
|1985||Businesswoman Jessica Leeds claims Trump sexually assaulted her. heavy.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
|1987.11||One of Trump's personal friends and one of Americas largest Cocaine Kingpins is sentenced to 18 months in prison while his underlings are sentenced to 20 years. slate.com |
Despite being arrested in Ohio his case was moved to New Jersey where the Judge for the case was Trump's sister. Trump sent his sister a letter pleading that she give the man leniency calling him an important member of the community. After he is released from prison Trump lets the drug kingpin stay in one of his multi-million dollar properties and gives the man a job overseeing Trump's Helicopter fleet.
|1988.03.27||Trump is videotaped with mob leader he later claims he never met. yahoo.com (See also False Statements)|
|1988.04.05||Trump is forced to pay $750,000 after he violated Antitrust regulations through perjury and identity theft to steal two separate companies. apnewsarchive.com (See also Lawsuits)|
|1989||Trump is accused of rape by his ex-wife in a sworn deposition. independent.co.uk (See also Women, Ivana Trump, Misogyny)|
|1991.04.09||Trump is found to have violated federal gambling laws. articles.philly.com|
|1992||Jill Harth claims Trump attempted to rape her and told her he wanted to, "make her his sex slave." theguardian.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
|1992.12.01||The Gaming Enforcement Division sends a report to the Casino Control Commission about Trump's close connections to over a dozen major mob figures. big.assets.huffingtonpost.com|
|1992.12.06||Trump is fined 200,000$ by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for not allowing blacks or women onto his casino floor while personal friend and racist Mafia leader is gambling. yahoo.com (See also Racism, Women, Sexism, Black Americans)|
|1993||Model Kristin Anderson claims Trump groped her and put his hands up her skirt. washingtonpost.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
|1994||Katie Johnson, claims Trump along with billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein raped her when she was 13. scribd.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
A former employee of Epstein agreed to testify in court that he witnessed and could verify her accusations.
|1994||Trump has corrupt government officials seize an elderly woman’s house using eminent domain to get him more Limo Parking Space. reason.com|
|1997||Jill Harth files a sexual harassment lawsuit, which among other things claims Trump attempted to rape her and refused to hire black models. dailymail.co.uk (See also Racism, Misogyny, Sexism, Women, Black Americans, Lawsuits)|
|1997.02.05||Miss USA contestant Temple Taggart McDowell claims Trump twice forced himself upon her and kissed her without her consent. nbcnews.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
|1997.05.11||Cathy Heller claims Trump grabbed and forcibly kissed her during a brunch at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. theguardian.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
A second witness to the event confirmed her story and told the Guardian that Trump was, “very forceful” and got “in her face.”
|1998||Karena Virginia claims Trump groped her at the U.S Open. nbcnews.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
|1998||Trump commits high treason and breaks dozens of laws by violating the U.S/Cuban trade Embargo. newsweek.com (See also Cuba)|
|1999.03.08||Trump settles lawsuit claiming he stole $300,000 from workers paychecks. nydailynews.com (See also Lawsuits)|
|2000.03.12||Court case implicated Trump in fraud, money-laundering, conspiracy, perjury and the theft of trade secrets. articles.philly.com (See also Lawsuits)|
|2000.10.05||Trump fined $250,000 for illegally using bribery and secret financing to circumvent state law and stop competitors. nydailynews.com|
|2002.01.16||Trump is cited after he committed a felony by lying to the Securities and Exchange Commission about company earnings. money.cnn.com|
|2003||Mindy McGillivray claims Trump sexually assaulted her. heavy.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
|2005||Receptionist Rachel Crooks claims Trump began kissing her without her consent on an elevator. npr.org (See also Women, Misogyny)|
|2005.12||Journalist Natasha Stoynoff says Trump, "shoved her against a wall and forced his tongue down her throat." heavy.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
6 separate witnesses later came forward to corroborate that they saw Trump sexually assaulting Natasha Stoynoff.
|2006||Adult Film Star Jessica Drake claims Trump grabbed and kissed her without her consent then offered her $10,000 to have sex with him. usmagazine.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
|2006||Finnish beauty pageant contestant Ninni Laaksonen says Trump groped her. is.fi (See also Women, Misogyny)|
|2006||Trump brand is used to swindles buyers out of life savings through fraud in failed Condo project. tampabay.com (See also Trump Business)|
|2006||Trump is accused of committing felony Obstruction of Justice by destroying thousands of emails subpoenaed by a federal judge during legal hearings against him. usatoday.com (See also Lawsuits, Hypocrisy)|
|2007||Apprentice Contestant Summer Zervos claims Trump groped and sexually assaulted her. thedailybeast.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
|2008||Trump takes a $40 million dollar loan from Deutsche Bank and when they ask him to repay the loan he refuses and sues them for $3 billion dollars. nydailynews.com (See also Trump Business, Lawsuits)|
|2010||Friend of CNN anchor Erin Burnett claims Trump sexually assaulted her in his office. npr.org (See also Women, Misogyny)|
|2013||Miss USA contestant Cassandra Searles claims Trump groped her. king5.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
|2013.04.16||The FBI arrests 34 members of the Russian Mob who were operating an illegal gambling and money laundering ring inside of Trump Towers. newyork.cbslocal.com (See also Russia)|
|2013.05.14||13 people file suit alleging Trump's Russian business partner who has known mob ties financed human trafficking & child prostitution rings. courthousenews.com (See also Russia, Lawsuits)|
|2015.12.04||Trump picks mob linked, $40 million dollar stock fraud felon as senior adviser. usnews.com (See also #2016 Campaign)|
|2016||Hundreds claim Trump refuses to pay bills. nbcnews.com (See also Trump Business, Lawsuits)|
|2016.03.13||Trump says he will look into paying the legal fees for a supporter of his who was arrested for assaulting a protester. nytimes.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Trump Effect)|
|2016.06.21||Trump solicits campaign donations from foreign elected officials in Iceland, a violation of FEC guidelines and federal law. grapevine.is (See also 2016 Campaign)|
|2016.06.27||Trump solicits campaign donations from foreign elected officials in Scotland, a violation of FEC guidelines and federal law. fusion.net (See also 2016 Campaign)|
|2016.06.30||Six employees say Trump tapped the phone lines at the Mar-a-Lago. theweek.com (See also 2016 Campaign)|
|2016.11.21||The American Democracy Legal Fund files a criminal complaint against Trump with the Justice Department for bribery. thedcgazette.com (See also 2016 Campaign)|
|2017.03.08||The Congressional oversight committee warns Trump that him deleting Tweets violates the Presidential Records Act. dailydot.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.21||Bank that lent Trump $300 million is linked to Russian money laundering scam. theguardian.com (See also Russia, First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.23||Trump along with several White House Officials violate the law by lobbying in support of the Obamacare replacement on Twitter. thinkprogress.org (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.08.24||U.S. prosecutors prevailed in their request to seek information about subscribers to an anti-Trump website allegedly linked to rioting during the inauguration. bloomberg.com (See also Legal Activity, Fascism)|
A judge in District of Columbia Superior Court on Thursday ordered DreamHost LLC, the host of the website disruptj20.org, to comply with a government warrant seeking information about the site’s subscribers.
|2017.09.15||Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission came under fire when a lawsuit and media reports revealed that the commissioners were using private emails to conduct public business, and Kris Kobach confirmed that most of them continue to do so. propublica.org (See also Assaults on Civil Liberties, Legal Issues)|
|2017.10.04||Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr were going to be charged with felony fraud in 2012, until the District Attorney overruled his staff after a visit from a top donor: Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz propublica.org (See also Corruption, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr)|
|2017.12.01||Here are the lies that Michael Flynn told FBI agents. axios.com (See also Russia, Michael Flynn, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.12.01||Michael Flynn is now the fourth Trump staffer to be charged in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe. axios.com (See also Michael Flynn, Legal Issues, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.12.01||Michael Flynn will reportedly testify that Donald Trump instructed him to make contact with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign. thedailybeast.com (See also Michael Flynn, Trump Relationship with Russia, 2016 Campaign, Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2017.12.01||Retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn has promised “full cooperation” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation and, according to a confidant, is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians, initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria. abcnews.go.com (See also Michael Flynn, Russia, Trump Relationship with Russia, Legal Issues, 2016 Campaign)|
|2017.12.04||As the White House contends with questions about who knew about former national security adviser Michael Flynn lying to the FBI, people close to Vice President Mike Pence are trying to make clear that President Donald Trump’s No. 2 knew nothing at all. politico.com (See also Michael Flynn, Mike Pence, Legal Issues, Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2017.12.12||Following reports that Wilbur Ross vastly overvalued his wealth and failed to disclose his holdings in a Russian shipping company partly owned by Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law, whose long relationship with Donald Trump has been tested by the disclosures, is facing scrutiny by European lawmakers over allegations that he engaged in insider trading related to his 2014 sale of shares in the Bank of Ireland. motherjones.com (See also Wilbur Ross, Department of Commerce, False Statements, Conflicts of Interest, Corruption)|
|2018.01.12||More than one-fifth of Donald Trump’s US condominiums have been purchased since the 1980s in secretive, all-cash transactions that enable buyers to avoid legal scrutiny by shielding their finances and identities. buzzfeed.com (See also Trump Business, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Department of the Treasury, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
More than 1,300 Trump condominiums were bought by shell companies, without a mortgage, which are key characteristics that the buyer is laundering money.
|2018.06.08||New charges have been brought by special counsel Robert Mueller against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik — a former aide to Manafort who has been suspected of having ties to Russian intelligence and worked for Manafort's company and oversaw its office in Kiev. axios.com (See also Legal Activity, Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2018.06.14||The New York attorney general filed suit against Donald Trump and his three eldest children Thursday, alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the president’s personal charity, saying Trump repeatedly misused the nonprofit organization — to pay off his businesses’ creditors, to decorate one of his golf clubs and to stage a multimillion-dollar giveaway at his 2016 campaign events. washingtonpost.com (See also Corruption, Legal Activity, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr)|
Oversight of spending at Trump's foundation was so loose that its board of directors hadn't met in 19 years, and its official treasurer wasn't even aware that he was on the board.
|2018.06.15||A federal judge ordered Paul Manafort to jail Friday over charges he tampered with witnesses while out on bail — a major blow for Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman as he awaits trial on federal conspiracy and money-laundering charges next month. washingtonpost.com (See also Legal Activity, 2016 Campaign)|
|2018.06.19||Buyers connected to Russia or former Soviet republics made 86 all-cash sales — totaling nearly $109 million — at 10 Trump-branded properties in South Florida and New York City, many of them using shell companies designed to obscure their identities. mcclatchydc.com (See also Trump Business, Russia, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
"The size and scope of these cash purchases are deeply troubling as they can often signal money laundering activity," said Rep. Adam Schiff of California, a former federal prosecutor.
|2018.07.13||A federal grand jury handed down an indictment in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation that provided new details about Russia hackers’ attempted, and in at least one case, successful infiltration of state and local election systems, stealing the personal information of approximately 500,000 voters in a July 2016 hack, led by a Russian military officer, of an unnamed state’s board of elections website. talkingpointsmemo.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, 2016 Election, 2016 Campaign)|
|2018.07.13||The indictment of 12 Russian intelligence operatives by special counsel Robert Mueller stated that "a candidate for the U.S. Congress" contacted Russian operatives posing as the hacker "Guccifer 2.0" and requested information stolen from the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) email server. thehill.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2018.07.13||The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election issued an indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton presidential campaign. nytimes.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, 2016 Campaign, Russia)|
|2018.07.16||A Russian woman who tried to broker a pair of secret meetings between candidate Donald J. Trump and the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin during the 2016 presidential campaign, and met with Donald Trump Jr., was charged Monday and accused of carrying out a secret Russian effort to influence American politics. nytimes.com (See also Russia, Russian Meddling in Election, 2016 Campaign, Donald Trump Jr)|
|2018.07.31||The jury was selected in the trial of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and opening arguments are set to begin. reuters.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Legal Activity)|
|2018.08.01||Donald Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday to end the special counsel investigation, an extraordinary appeal to the nation’s top law enforcement official to halt an inquiry directly into the president. nytimes.com (See also Legal Issues, Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2018.08.05||Donald Trump tweeted that a Trump Tower meeting between top campaign aides and a Kremlin-connected lawyer was designed to “get information on an opponent” — the starkest acknowledgment yet that a statement he dictated last year about the encounter was a lie. nytimes.com (See also Reversals, Trump Relationship with Russia, 2016 Campaign, False Statements, Donald Trump Jr)|
The tweet also served as an admission that the Trump team had not been forthright when Donald Trump Jr. issued a statement in July 2017 saying that the meeting had been primarily about the adoption of Russian children.
|2018.08.06||Rick Gates — the star witness against Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman — admitted in federal court that he committed a host of crimes with his former boss, Paul Manafort, and confessed to stealing from him and others. washingtonpost.com (See also Legal Activity, 2016 Campaign)|
|2018.08.07||People who work with Wilbur Ross claim that he has wrongly siphoned or outright stolen millions of dollars - more than $120 million - ranking him among the biggest grifters in American history. forbes.com (See also Wilbur Ross, Department of Commerce)|
|2018.08.19||Federal authorities investigating whether Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, committed bank and tax fraud have zeroed in on well over $20 million in loans obtained by taxi businesses that he and his family own nytimes.com (See also Legal Issues, Corruption)|
|2018.08.19||Federal authorities investigating whether Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, committed bank and tax fraud have zeroed in on well over $20 million in loans obtained by taxi businesses that he and his family own. nytimes.com (See also Corruption)|
|2018.08.21||Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been found guilty on eight counts of financial crimes, facing a maximum of 80 years in prison, a major victory for special counsel Robert Mueller. cnn.com (See also Legal Activity, 2016 Campaign)|
|2018.08.21||Donald Trump’s real estate company authorized paying $420,000 to lawyer Michael Cohen in his effort to silence women during the presidential campaign and then relied on “sham” invoices from Cohen that concealed the nature of the payments. washingtonpost.com (See also Women, Trump Business, 2016 Campaign)|
|2018.08.21||Michael D. Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, made the extraordinary admission in court that Mr. Trump had directed him to arrange payments to two women during the 2016 campaign to keep them from speaking publicly about affairs they said they had with Mr. Trump, acknowledging the illegal payments while pleading guilty to breaking campaign finance laws and other charges, a litany of crimes that revealed both his shadowy involvement in Mr. Trump’s circle and his own corrupt business dealings. nytimes.com (See also Trump Business, Legal Activity)|
He told a judge in United States District Court in Manhattan that the payments to the women were made “in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office.”
|2018.08.21||Michael D. Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, made the extraordinary admission in court that Mr. Trump had directed him to arrange payments to two women during the 2016 campaign to keep them from speaking publicly about affairs they said they had with Mr. Trump. nytimes.com (See also Women, 2016 Campaign, Legal Activity)|
|2018.08.22||Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, arranged hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments during the summer and fall of 2016 to silence two women who claimed they'd had sexual relationships with the married candidate, but buried in the legal documents as part of Cohen's guilty plea on eight felony counts, there was a new, previously unreported payment Cohen made in 2016 to help Trump: $50,000 for work that prosecutors say Cohen solicited from a technology company during and in connection with the campaign. cnbc.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Corruption)|
|2018.08.22||Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal attorney, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to eight criminal counts and implicated Trump himself in a remarkable courtroom moment. cnn.com (See also Legal Activity, Corruption, 2016 Campaign)|
|2018.08.22||Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president’s associates. apnews.com (See also Legal Activity, Corruption)|
|2018.08.29||Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is preparing new policies on campus sexual misconduct that would bolster the rights of students accused of assault, harassment or rape, reduce liability for institutions of higher education and encourage schools to provide more support for victims. nytimes.com (See also Betsy DeVos, Department of Education, Women)|
|2018.09.14||Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, agreed to cooperate with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, as part of a deal in which he pleaded guilty to reduced charges stemming from consulting work he did for pro-Russia political forces in Ukraine. nytimes.com (See also Legal Activity, Trump Relationship with Russia, 2016 Campaign)|
|2018.09.22||Former Donald Trump aide Jason Miller has been accused of secretly administering an "abortion pill" to a woman he got pregnant during an affair, new court documents show. newsweek.com (See also Legal Issues, Women)|
"Unbeknownst to Jane Doe, the Smoothie contained an abortion pill. The pill induced an abortion, and Jane Doe wound up in a hospital emergency room, bleeding heavily and nearly went into a coma," the document reads.
|2018.10.02||Donald Trump participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents. nytimes.com (See also Trump Taxes, Corruption)|
|2018.10.08||Rick Gates, a top Trump campaign official requested proposals in 2016 from an Israeli company to create fake online identities, to use social media manipulation and to gather intelligence to help defeat Republican primary race opponents and Hillary Clinton. nytimes.com (See also 2016 Election, Corruption, Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2018.10.12||Michael D. Cohen, the former lawyer for Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison in part for his role in a scandal that could threaten Mr. Trump’s presidency by implicating him in a scheme to buy the silence of two women who said they had affairs with him, while the judge also added that Mr. Cohen's crimes - breaking campaign finance laws, tax evasion, and lying to Congress - "implicated a far more insidious harm to our democratic institutions." nytimes.com (See also Corruption, Legal Activity, 2016 Campaign)|
|2018.10.17||Donald Trump claims he only licensed his name for real estate projects developed by others. But an investigation of a dozen Trump deals shows deep family involvement in projects that often involved deceptive practices. features.propublica.org (See also Trump Business, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr)|
|2018.10.19||Federal prosecutors have charged a Russian national in a wide-ranging conspiracy designed to undermine U.S. elections including next month’s midterms, in the first-known case targeting the November campaign. wsj.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Legal Activity)|
|2018.11.05||A nationwide review has identified at least 17 criminal cases where Donald Trump's name was invoked in direct connection with violent acts, threats of violence or allegations of assault. abcnews.go.com (See also Trump Effect)|
Nearly all are striking in that court documents and direct evidence reflect someone echoing presidential rhetoric, not protesting it. The study was unable to find any such case echoing presidential rhetoric when Barack Obama or George W. Bush were in the White House.
|2018.11.08||Before being appointed to lead the Justice Department, Matthew Whitaker promoted a company accused of fraud and deceiving clients. washingtonpost.com (See also Corruption, Department of Justice, Jeff Sessions)|
|2018.11.09||Federal prosecutors have gathered evidence of Donald Trump's participation in every step of the agreements with an ex-Playboy model and a former adult-film star, leading his former lawyer to plead guilty to violating campaign finance laws. wsj.com (See also False Statements, Legal Activity, 2016 Campaign)|
|2018.11.13||A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted the Southeast regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and a former Alabama Environmental Management Commissioner for violating state ethics laws. al.com (See also Corruption, Environmental Protection Agency, Legal Activity)|
|2018.11.26||Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, repeatedly lied to federal investigators in breach of a plea agreement he signed two months ago, relieving them of all promises they made to him in the plea agreement, but under the terms of the agreement, Mr. Manafort cannot withdraw his guilty plea. nytimes.com (See also Legal Activity, 2016 Campaign, Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2018.11.29||Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in New York to lying to Congress about a Moscow real estate project that Trump and his company pursued at the same time he was securing the GOP nomination in 2016. washingtonpost.com (See also Legal Activity, Trump Business, Trump Relationship with Russia, 2016 Campaign)|
|2018.11.29||The criminal information filed by Robert Mueller’s prosecutors in the Southern District of New York states that in a period that lasted until the middle of June 2016, Michael Cohen asked the press secretary to Russian President Vladimir Putin for a meeting with Putin in Russia as part of a deal that would have led to a Trump Tower being built in Moscow. and that Cohen spoke to Donald Trump about the deal more than three times during that period, and asked both Trump and other senior campaign officials about a Trump trip to Russia in connection with the deal. bloomberg.com (See also Conflicts of Interest, Legal Activity, Trump Relationship with Russia, Trump Business)|
Cohen is pleading guilty to lying to Congress by saying these negotiations had ended by January 2016 and by denying that he spoke to Trump about them.
|2018.12.12||The tabloid publishing company that killed damaging stories about Donald Trump is telling U.S. prosecutors about the plans hatched with members of Trump’s team in the earliest days of the campaign. bloomberg.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Corruption, Legal Activity)|
At least one unidentified campaign member joined Trump lawyer Michael Cohen in an August 2015 meeting with David Pecker, the publisher of the National Enquirer, to discuss suppressing negative news stories during the election.
|2018.12.13||A Russian gun rights activist, Maria Butina, pleaded guilty to conspiring with a senior Russian official to infiltrate the conservative movement in the United States as an agent for the Kremlin from 2015 until her arrest in July, admitting to working with an American political operative and under the direction of a former Russian senator and deputy governor of Russia’s central bank to forge bonds with officials at the National Rifle Association, conservative leaders, and 2016 U.S. presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, whose rise to the Oval Office she presciently... washingtonpost.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Legal Activity, Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
Butina becomes the first Russian national convicted of trying to sway U.S. policy in the run-up to the 2016 election.
|2018.12.13||Donald Trump was the third person in the room in August 2015 when his lawyer Michael Cohen and National Enquirer publisher David Pecker discussed ways Pecker could help counter negative stories about Trump's relationships with women. nbcnews.com (See also Corruption, 2016 Campaign, Women, Legal Issues)|
As part of a nonprosecution agreement disclosed by federal prosecutors, American Media Inc., the Enquirer's parent company, admitted that "Pecker offered to help deal with negative stories about that presidential candidate's relationships with women by, among other things, assisting the campaign in identifying such stories so they could be and their publication avoided."
|2018.12.13||Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donations, also examining whether some of the committee’s top donors gave money in exchange for access to the incoming Trump administration, policy concessions or to influence official administration positions. wsj.com (See also Corruption, Legal Activity)|
|2018.12.14||The Trump inauguration committee paid the Trump Organization for rooms, meals and event space at the company’s Washington hotel, while Ivanka Trump was involved in negotiating the price the hotel charged the committee for venue rentals. propublica.org (See also Corruption, Ivanka Trump, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2018.12.17||The investigation into Russian interference and Donald Trump has sprung so many offshoots, this is a comprehensive list of all of them. wired.com (See also Legal Issues, Fact-Checking Resources)|
|2018.12.17||Two business associates of Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, were charged with illegally lobbying for Turkey as part of a campaign to pressure the United States to expel a Turkish cleric. apnews.com (See also Legal Activity, Michael Flynn, Corruption)|
|2018.12.18||Donald Trump has agreed to shut down his embattled personal charity and to give away its remaining money amid allegations that he used the foundation for his personal and political benefit. washingtonpost.com (See also Trump Business, Corruption, Legal Activity, Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr, 2016 Campaign)|
The agreement with the New York attorney general comes amid an ongoing lawsuit against the charity and Trump and his three eldest children, who allegedly allowed “persistently illegal conduct” at the foundation.
|2018.12.20||The Trump 2020 campaign funneled money to ad buyers alleged to have facilitated illegal coordination between the campaign and the NRA by routing funds through a secretive LLC that appears to be little more than a shell company. opensecrets.org (See also Corruption)|
|2018.12.21||Donald Trump has at least twice vented to his acting attorney general, angered by federal prosecutors who referenced the President's actions in crimes his former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to, frustrated that prosecutors Matt Whitaker oversees filed charges that made Trump look bad. cnn.com (See also Conflicts of Interest, Department of Justice, Legal Activity)|