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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:39 AM

White House Intervened in Case of Trump's Casino Pal Steve Wynn

Source: The Daily Beast



The move came just before the administration drafted new guidance that could have paid off for the gambling boss, and months before his resignation.

Sam Stein, Lachlan Markay
01.10.19 5:00 AM ET

In the summer of 2017, the Trump White House asked for a meeting with a top official at the Department of Justice to discuss a sensitive legal and administrative matter involving a top Republican donor.

The donor, then-Republican National Committee finance chairman and casino magnate Steve Wynn, was embroiled in litigation involving Obama-era rules governing how companies could distribute tips gathered by their employees. Months after the meeting request, the Trump administration revised those rules to make them far friendlier to employers.

It is unclear why the White House made the request for the meeting with acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall, which was uncovered in a Freedom of Information Act discovery by the group American Oversight and has not been previously reported. Nor is it clear if Wall actually met with White House officials about Wynn’s case. Both the White House and the Department of Justice did not return requests for comment.

Top legal officials of past administrations said it was not uncommon for White House officials to meet with the solicitor general or top DoJ officials to discuss pending business before the courts. But the email still struck legal ethicists as problematic, as it showed the Trump White House eager to keep tabs on litigation directly affecting one of the president’s highest-profile donors.


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Reply White House Intervened in Case of Trump's Casino Pal Steve Wynn (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 10 OP
muriel_volestrangler Jan 10 #1
dalton99a Jan 10 #4
Power 2 the People Jan 10 #6
Ninga Jan 10 #2
denvine Jan 10 #3
Blue Owl Jan 10 #5
Izzy Blue Jan 10 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 10 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:04 AM

1. Trump's Casino Pal and Fellow Sexual Assaulter Steve Wynn

While Wynn Resorts was applying for a gaming license in Massachusetts in 2013, executives deliberately kept private a $7.5 million settlement that Steve Wynn reached with a casino employee in a sexual assault case. By not disclosing the settlement, Wynn Resorts now risks having its license revoked by Massachusetts gaming regulators if it is found to have violated the state’s suitability standard requiring casino licensees to maintain “integrity, honesty, good character, and reputation.” Kim Sinatra, former executive vice president and general counsel, is just one of many executives who resigned for allegedly attempting to keep Steve Wynn’s checkered past a secret.

https://www.complianceweek.com/news/news-article/lessons-from-wynn-resorts-sexual-harassment-saga#.XDdeOlz7RPY

These are men who think the rules don't apply to them; and if someone tries to make them, then they either buy their way out, or get people to cover it up.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:20 AM

4. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:07 AM

2. Will we ever recover from this constitutional crisis? I am starting to lose hope. There are too

many questions that look like they aren't gong to be answered. The ground has been laid for Americans to never learn the entire story..... the gatekeepers will make sure.


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Response to Ninga (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:20 AM

3. I understand your exasperation!

Two more years!!!! It will take 8 yrs of total Democratic control to undo the damage this awful excuse of a human being has done. We will still have to deal with conservative courts but maybe they can make inroads there also.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:40 AM

5. So much Wynning

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:35 PM

7. Wynn, Elliot Broidy and Michael Cohen

Trump's 3 appointees to the RNC's Finance Committee.

Trump hit the trifecta...lol

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:25 PM

8. That's got to be an impeachable offense

That said it sounds like SOP for Trump

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