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Thu Feb 28, 2019, 10:41 PM

Fordham Confirms: Trump Was Obsessed with Hiding His SAT Scores

Don’t take Michael Cohen’s word for it—Fordham University, one of the president’s alma maters, has confirmed that it did, in fact, receive a threatening letter warning it not to release Donald Trump’s grades in the lead-up to the 2016 election, supporting the embarrassing allegation his former fixer made in his explosive testimony on Wednesday. Bob Howe, a spokesperson for the university, said in a statement to the Associated Press that the school received a call from someone on Trump’s team, as well as a follow-up letter from a Trump attorney threatening to “take action against the university if we did, in fact, release Mr. Trump’s records.”

“We told the caller that Fordham is bound by federal law, and that we could not/would not reveal/share any records (as we would not reveal any student records) with anyone except Mr. Trump himself, or any recipient he designated, in writing,” Howe said, according to the Fordham Ram, Fordham’s student journal. (The superintendent’s secretary from the New York Military Academy told the A.P. that officials “have no record of communication with Trump’s legal team”; the University of Pennsylvania and the College Board declined to comment.)

It’s an especially ironic demand coming from Trump, who frequently brags about his intelligence. Not only has he proclaimed himself a “stable genius” with “the best words,” those he dislikes are deemed “not smart,” “stupid,” or “wacky.” He took special pains to question the intelligence of Barack Obama, calling on the then-president to “[open] up and [give] his college records and applications”—part of his campaign to cast Obama as a “terrible student.”

As Cohen testified Wednesday, Trump fought to keep his own grades secret, directing his former fixer to threaten his alma maters not to release his transcripts—something they said they couldn’t legally do anyway. “I’m talking about a man who declares himself brilliant, but directed me to threaten his high school, his colleges, and the College Board to never release his grades or SAT scores,” Cohen told the House Oversight Committee.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/02/fordham-confirms-trump-obsessed-with-hiding-sat-scores-cohen-testimony?utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=facebook&mbid=social_facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_brand=vf&fbclid=IwAR0RaEamGueHgvrNfAfmnkla7r1nFGoR0fw1fdE7UwywUcLLlAjOBFygfHs

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Reply Fordham Confirms: Trump Was Obsessed with Hiding His SAT Scores (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2019 OP
TexasTowelie Feb 2019 #1
Takket Feb 2019 #2
MrGrieves Feb 2019 #5
Quixote1818 Feb 2019 #3
Dave Starsky Mar 2019 #16
kairos12 Mar 2019 #18
RockRaven Feb 2019 #4
jberryhill Feb 2019 #8
RockRaven Feb 2019 #11
jberryhill Feb 2019 #12
RockRaven Mar 2019 #15
Arazi Feb 2019 #6
JDC Feb 2019 #10
Dave Starsky Mar 2019 #17
Marie Marie Feb 2019 #7
Maru Kitteh Mar 2019 #14
fierywoman Feb 2019 #9
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2019 #13

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 10:48 PM

1. But Trump's IQ is 147

according to one of those click-bait Websites.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 10:58 PM

2. missing the decimal point before the 1

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Response to Takket (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:14 PM

5. well done!

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:01 PM

3. He pays a PR firm to spread that fake shit from what I have heard. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:23 AM

16. I believe that's actually his weight.

In kilograms.

They just got confused.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:48 AM

18. That is probably his combined Verbal/Math SAT score.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:10 PM

4. What's the penalty for breaking that privacy law, and can we crowd-source some recompense for

whatever brave hero in the university records department who leaks that info? Asking for a friend, of course...

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:25 PM

8. What's the going rate for someone's integrity these days?

 


Just out of curiosity, in order to get a benchmark figure on what that sort of thing is worth, what would you take to break the law and render yourself unemployable for the rest of your life?

I haven’t seen a donation drive for the IRS employee who provided certain of Cohen’s bank records to Avenatti. That guy is fucked and alone now.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:40 PM

11. eleventy bajillion troy ounces of 25 karat mithril

but not everybody thinks through the consequences of their actions all of the time. I'm curious what the penalty is. Do you know? Can you tell me?

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:53 PM

12. Here's the thing

 


Anyone who does it will be rendered unemployable. While there can be various state laws, the federal penalty is loss of Dept. of Education funds of all kinds from the institution, district or department. The individual involved is barred from handling such records (which means they can’t do their job and will be fired, in addition to losing all their stuff in civil actions by the institution and the student).

Here is an FAQ on the subject:

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs97/p97527/Sec6_txt.asp

The specific legal penalties are not really important compared to the effect it will have on someone’s life.

It’s like asking, “what is the legal penalty for being a racist and having your behavior posted to Yourube?” Well, there’s none. But in a practical sense, it ruins people’s miserable lives.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 12:34 AM

15. Thanks, that's the info I wanted. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:19 PM

6. SAT total 970

*guessing lol...

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Response to Arazi (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:37 PM

10. Too high

This is the DU member formerly known as JDC.

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Response to Arazi (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:28 AM

17. The SAT has a penalty for guessing.

They deduct points for incorrect answers. Which means it's possible to achieve a negative raw score.

Which I suspect he has.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:22 PM

7. Russia, if you're listening, I hope you can find those SAT scores and grades.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 12:06 AM

14. Oh yes! This please!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:30 PM

9. Sigh, where is Daniel Ellsberg when you need him?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 11:59 PM

13. Why would a stable genius want to hide his sterling grades?


I am sure the stories of his father having to donate HUGE bucks to Fordham to get them to take Dolt are baseless.

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