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Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:16 PM

Trump's Secret Service hotel racket is hiding in plain sight. And he's getting away with it.

A complete accounting of how much taxpayers have forked over to the Trump Organization since its CEO's election is as likely as a Trump pardon for Michael Cohen.


On Wednesday night, when President Donald Trump addressed supporters from behind a Trump Hotels lectern in a room at his Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., one of his company's most faithful customers accompanied him.

The U.S. Secret Service.

The government agency charged with protecting the president has paid his businesses at least $471,000 to fulfill its congressional mandate, according to documents The Washington Post recently obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. That's money from U.S. taxpayers flowing to the Trump Organization, with a venerable 155-year-old law enforcement organization being used like one of Michael Cohen's Delaware shell companies and serving as a conduit for presidential profit. And that $471,000 figure? It's only through April 2018.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-secret-service-hotel-racket-hiding-plain-sight-he-ncna1136746

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Reply Trump's Secret Service hotel racket is hiding in plain sight. And he's getting away with it. (Original post)
douglas9 Feb 16 OP
mr_lebowski Feb 16 #1
Heartstrings Feb 16 #2
peacefreak2.0 Feb 16 #3
DavidDvorkin Feb 16 #4

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:34 PM

1. What's not-so-funny about this is that the first people to line up to excuse this

travesty when it's Dear Leader doing it ... would also be the first to scream bloody murder if any Democrat were pulling off blatant graft like this.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:39 PM

2. +1000!

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:56 PM

3. By the time they're done,

The draperies will be pillaged, forget Mamie Eisenhower’s China. Fumigation won’t even begin to cover it.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 08:51 PM

4. He's getting away with everything

The SOB really is above the law.

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