Author Topic: Citizen Trump  (Read 489 times)

Crafty_Dog

  • Administrator
  • Power User
  • *****
  • Posts: 54753
    • View Profile
Citizen Trump
« on: February 01, 2021, 11:25:37 AM »
WSJ

By Chad Day and Rebecca Ballhaus
Feb. 1, 2021 12:25 am ET

Former President Donald Trump started the year with at least $31 million in cash to wield through his new political-action committee as he seeks to remain the leader of the Republican Party.

The money is in the coffers of Mr. Trump’s newly formed leadership PAC called Save America, which in the weeks after the Nov. 3 election began receiving donations in response to fundraising messages asking for money to overturn his election loss.

The PAC has raised $31.5 million since its formation on Nov. 9, according to filings made Sunday with the Federal Election Commission that cover the period through the end of last year. The PAC’s only expenditures since the election have been a little more than $340,000 in fundraising costs.

The Save America funds will be key to Mr. Trump’s efforts to retain his grip on the Republican Party as he considers running for president again in 2024.

Mr. Trump could use the money to support his preferred candidates or back primary rivals to Republicans he is unhappy with. He has privately expressed interest in unseating the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him alleging he incited the mob to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6 and prevent Congress from certifying President Biden’s victory.

One of the 10, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R., Ill.) on Sunday launched his own initiative, called Country First, that seeks to rally Republicans who are opposed to Mr. Trump’s brand of politics.

A representative for Mr. Trump didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Mr. Trump’s PAC, which has wide legal latitude in its spending, could also finance travel for Mr. Trump and his allies, pay for advertising and be used to keep certain advisers on payroll. Since his presidency ended, he kept a handful of former White House and campaign aides, including press aide Margo Martin and adviser Jason Miller.

Save America is emerging as the former president winds down the various arms of his 2020 reelection effort, which include his campaign and two committees that jointly raise funds with the Republican National Committee.


Separately, the campaign and joint-fundraising committees combined had about $74 million in cash on hand, filings show. About $60 million of that is sitting in an account for one of the joint-fundraising committees that could transfer money to Save America.

The remaining campaign funds have more restricted uses under FEC rules and could be used in the event that Mr. Trump runs for president again or to pay down the 2020 campaign’s $2.7 million in outstanding debts.

After his defeat, Mr. Trump remained a formidable fundraiser, bolstered by dozens of text and email appeals to raise money for his efforts to overturn the election. All told, Mr. Trump and the RNC raised more than $255 million online between Election Day and the end of the year, according to an FEC filing from Republican online donation platform WinRed.

Trump Victory, one of the joint-fundraising committees with the RNC, raked in some major donations in that period. Fresno developer Richard Spencer gave $11,200 on Dec. 2; Utah attorney Douglas Nielson gave $25,000 on Dec. 16; and investor Lee Beaman gave $28,800 on Dec. 2.

The committee also received $25,000 from the National Fraternal Order of Police PAC on Dec. 2.

The campaign’s primary expenses between Nov. 24 and the end of last year, the period covered by the latest FEC filings, were $11.1 million in contribution refunds; $6.5 million in online and text message advertising; another $5.1 million in advertising specifically related to election recounts and $3.4 million in legal fees related to those efforts, according to the records. Among the legal payments was $1 million to Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, the law firm founded by Mr. Trump’s former longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz.

The campaign also paid $63,000 to a firm owned by Rudy Giuliani, who spearheaded Mr. Trump’s efforts to overturn the election. Representatives of Mr. Giuliani at one point sought for the campaign to pay him up to $20,000 a day. The campaign shows no other payments to Mr. Giuliani.


Trump Victory gave refunds to some major donors, the records show, including $210,000 to longtime donor and real-estate developer Geoff Palmer; $180,000 to venture capitalist Walter Buckley; and $94,000 to former Facebook executive and virtual-reality pioneer Palmer Luckey.


Crafty_Dog

  • Administrator
  • Power User
  • *****
  • Posts: 54753
    • View Profile


ccp

  • Power User
  • ***
  • Posts: 12482
    • View Profile
DJT bend over here it comes
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 07:49:33 AM »
https://www.dailynews.com/2021/02/22/supreme-court-allows-release-of-trump-tax-returns-to-ny-prosecutor-2/

How fast do we think before it is leaked?

A month ,  a week ,  a day, an hr,  15 seconds?

Does anyone think CNN NYT or WP would not pay big money for this ?

And get the "scoop" and "dirt"

And after it happens does anyone think anyone will go to jail for the leak ?




DougMacG

  • Power User
  • ***
  • Posts: 14378
    • View Profile
Re: Pompeo at CPAC
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 09:40:23 AM »

Crafty_Dog

  • Administrator
  • Power User
  • *****
  • Posts: 54753
    • View Profile
Re: Citizen Trump
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2021, 10:01:53 AM »
I think he would make an outstanding president, but not a candidate likely to win.






Crafty_Dog

  • Administrator
  • Power User
  • *****
  • Posts: 54753
    • View Profile
Re: Citizen Trump
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2021, 07:38:40 AM »
Sounded good in an audio interview with Laura Ingraham the other night.  Respect to Laura for politely cutting off the beginning of an election rehash with a reminder that he should have had a strong legal team ready.  That said, overall he sounded good and centered.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-sat-down-with-4-ohio-us-senate-hopefuls-during-fundraiser_3751178.html?utm_source=morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-03-27

https://dailycaller.com/2021/03/27/trump-considering-visit-us-border/?utm_source=piano&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2360&pnespid=0LZg_PlEXQKNfLaTqaDfPGweoRMUnKwZM_QYeuqm
« Last Edit: March 27, 2021, 07:45:06 AM by Crafty_Dog »




ccp

  • Power User
  • ***
  • Posts: 12482
    • View Profile
arrest of Trump coming
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2021, 08:01:37 AM »
https://populist.press/palm-beach-preparing-for-possible-trump-arrest/



with the  blowhards screaming thru their blowhorns
  "NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW"

they are not even honest enough to include in the sub microscopic print
   (unless you are a Democrat, hahahahha)

DougMacG

  • Power User
  • ***
  • Posts: 14378
    • View Profile
Re: arrest of Trump coming
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2021, 09:10:34 AM »
https://populist.press/palm-beach-preparing-for-possible-trump-arrest/

with the  blowhards screaming thru their blowhorns
  "NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW"

they are not even honest enough to include in the sub microscopic print
   (unless you are a Democrat, hahahahha)

Reminds me of the arrest of Bill Clinton, the arrest of Hillary Clinton, the arrest of Barack Obama and the arrest of Joe Biden, even the arrest of Hunter Biden.  Never happened.  But there is one difference ...


ccp

  • Power User
  • ***
  • Posts: 12482
    • View Profile
wonder what a judge would think of this
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2021, 03:34:21 PM »
https://populist.press/ag-investigating-trump-criminally-busted-on-camera/

she actually ran a campaign for a DOJ position to look for a crime on a sitting president and now private citizen

I could only imagine Dershowitz's take as a defense attorney
How bout Andrew McCarthy's opinion from a prosecutor

when does a prosecutor's conduct cross the line?


ccp

  • Power User
  • ***
  • Posts: 12482
    • View Profile
ccp on 5/20/21:

https://populist.press/ag-investigating-trump-criminally-busted-on-camera/

she actually ran a campaign for a DOJ position to look for a crime on a sitting president and now private citizen

I could only imagine Dershowitz's take as a defense attorney
How bout Andrew McCarthy's opinion from a prosecutor

when does a prosecutor's conduct cross the line?
https://populist.press/ag-investigating-trump-criminally-busted-on-camera/

she actually ran a campaign for a DOJ position to look for a crime on a sitting president and now private citizen

I could only imagine Dershowitz's take as a defense attorney
How bout Andrew McCarthy's opinion from a prosecutor

when does a prosecutor's conduct cross the line?

Prof Dershowitz responds  :-D :wink:

https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/dershowitz-newsmax-trump-newyork/2021/05/29/id/1023195/

waiting for Andrew McCarthy's opinion as a prosecutor now we have defense lawyers opinion.


G M

  • Power User
  • ***
  • Posts: 19765
    • View Profile
Re: Citizen Trump
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2021, 07:17:54 PM »
Andy McCarthy is a deep state shill. Zero credibility in my book.

Crafty_Dog

  • Administrator
  • Power User
  • *****
  • Posts: 54753
    • View Profile
Re: Citizen Trump
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2021, 08:04:51 PM »
Don't know why you are so hard on him.  He wrote a lot of high quality legal analysis during the Russia fraud against Trump and much more.

G M

  • Power User
  • ***
  • Posts: 19765
    • View Profile
Re: Citizen Trump
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2021, 09:20:11 PM »


G M

  • Power User
  • ***
  • Posts: 19765
    • View Profile
Barr ignored Trump’s orders, protected Antifa
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2021, 10:35:33 AM »
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/revealed-bill-barr-chris-wray-worked-block-trumps-efforts-go-antifa-video/

I can’t wait for Andy McCarthy’s National Review article defending this....