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Wed Oct 2, 2019, 07:35 AM

A Trump hotel mystery: Giant reservations followed by empty rooms

Source: Politico

House investigators are looking into an allegation that groups — including at least one foreign government — tried to ingratiate themselves to President Donald Trump by booking rooms at his hotels but never staying in them.

It’s a previously unreported part of a broader examination by the House Oversight Committee, included in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, into whether Trump broke the law by accepting money from U.S. or foreign governments at his properties.

“Now we’re looking at near raw bribery,” said Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), a House Oversight Committee member who chairs the subcommittee with jurisdiction over Trump’s hotel in Washington. “That was the risk from day one — foreign governments and others trying to seek favor because we know Trump pays attention to this.... It’s an obvious attempt to curry favor with him.”

The investigation began after the committee received information that two entities — a trade association and a foreign government — booked a large quantity of rooms but only used a fraction of them, according to a person familiar with the allegation who isn't authorized to speak for the committee.

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Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/02/trump-hotel-empty-rooms-016763

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Reply A Trump hotel mystery: Giant reservations followed by empty rooms (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 2 OP
onetexan Oct 2 #1
htuttle Oct 2 #2
Blue_Tires Oct 2 #8
DENVERPOPS Oct 2 #12
iluvtennis Oct 2 #14
SCVDem Oct 2 #16
iluvtennis Oct 2 #13
Captain Zero Oct 2 #9
obamanut2012 Oct 2 #19
calimary Oct 2 #20
fleur-de-lisa Oct 2 #3
hlthe2b Oct 2 #4
Chin music Oct 2 #7
riversedge Oct 2 #5
beachbumbob Oct 2 #6
Bayard Oct 2 #10
IronLionZion Oct 2 #11
dajoki Oct 2 #17
jayschool2013 Oct 2 #15
RussBLib Oct 2 #18

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 07:37 AM

1. Self dealing in plain sight

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 07:40 AM

2. That's how you launder money through a hotel

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Response to htuttle (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 08:37 AM

8. +1000

I'm shocked this isn't getting more scrutiny from investigators, because he's pretty much been doing this in plain sight since day one...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 09:26 AM

12. He has fired

Blue,

He has hired all the heads of everything that has inspectors and put in his own corrupt minions.

Exactly a page out of the game plan to establish a tyranical government.

Ever read "Animal Farm" by George Orswell? If I had millions of bucks, I would buy and mail a copy to every address in America.
(1984 is too difficult to read and would just be used for TP in the outhouses of his backers who might not even have a third grade education.

There isn't a day that goes by that I watch him and the entire Republican group and could go to a page in Animal Farm for an exact match.

Thx for commenting on this and posting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 09:33 AM

14. Well said.



Trump drained the swamp alright…...right into the White House.


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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 10:03 AM

16. Schoolbooks come from Texas.

They choose what the kids learn, or don't.

Where have elementary school Social Studies and Government education gone?

Right there with reading.

We were taught speed reading in the 60s because JFK felt it was important in his life.

New and improved.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 09:29 AM

13. +2000 nt

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Response to htuttle (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 08:40 AM

9. BINGO !

Ain't that the truth.

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Response to htuttle (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 01:17 PM

19. Yup, old Mafia/drug trick

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Response to htuttle (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 06:27 PM

20. That makes sense.

We’re seeing deep-down into the way trump has done business all these years. Sketchy at best. Downright criminal at worst.

This is how he did business all these years. And he either bullied, sued, bribed, threatened, delayed, distracted, or swindled his way out every time. And it’s worked. Well enough to get him out of trouble.

Til now.

Just my opinion here, but I think he’s coming unspooled in public, and on camera in the last few days (especially TODAY at that news conference with the Finnish President). And I think it’s because he feels trapped. He senses the heat’s really turning up. AND he’s starting to realize that his usual tricks aren’t working anymore. The press is ONTO him. And he’s totally knocked off his game.

He doesn’t know what to do now. He’ll fall back on the insults and the name-calling and the lies. But it’s not working anymore like his usual bag o’ tricks does. Probably because, by now, enough of the public has seen enough.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 07:41 AM

3. Blatant corruption

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 07:42 AM

4. Where's the "mystery"? Seems self-evident to me.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 07:47 AM

5. The groups will just argue that they overbooked and folks did not show up.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 07:58 AM

6. the answer will be another strongly worded letter

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 09:13 AM

10. They were afraid of getting bedbugs.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 09:22 AM

11. So the key to getting away with crimes is to commit so many of them

that they don't know what to prosecute first?

Maybe after Pelosi impeaches him for Ukraine, they can file criminal charges for emoluments and lock him up for bribery.

What's it going to take to bring him down already?

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 10:04 AM

17. At least a crime a day...

it is so hard to keep up with it all. I have been trying to pay close attention to it but my head is spinning. In the end I think this will all tie together and become much clearer.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 09:35 AM

15. When the full history of the Trump presidency is written

Those of us who were paying attention may still be slightly overwhelmed by the level of corruption and criminality present in his campaign and his administration.

The rest will be completely gobsmacked by Twitler's audacity and third-rate mafioso tactics, as well as the avalanche of crimes committed by Trump and his associates, both inside and outside the family and the government, on his behalf.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 12:56 PM

18. For someone who "didn't expect to win"

Trump sure has infected a whole lot of bureaucracies and issues. His tentacles are numerous.

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