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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:36 PM

Veteran behind GoFundMe for Trump's wall allegedly pocketed money meant for wounded veterans

Source: The Hill

The veteran who set up the GoFundMe for President Trump's border wall allegedly pocketed money meant for wounded veterans in the past, according to a new Buzzfeed News investigation.

Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee and Purple Heart recipient, reportedly previously spearheaded a crowdfunding campaign that raised thousands of dollars for an effort to mentor veterans at military hospitals.

Kolfage's fundraising effort for Trump's proposed border wall has so far received more than $20 million of a $1 billion goal from 334,860 donations.

Representatives at the military hospitals told Buzzfeed News that they did not have a record of Kolfage donating the money or working at their facilities.

Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/424860-veteran-behind-gofundme-for-trumps-wall-allegedly-pocketed

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Reply Veteran behind GoFundMe for Trump's wall allegedly pocketed money meant for wounded veterans (Original post)
Julian Englis Jan 10 OP
DinahMoeHum Jan 10 #1
FarPoint Jan 11 #10
DinahMoeHum Jan 11 #11
mysteryowl Jan 10 #2
keithbvadu2 Jan 10 #3
Bengus81 Jan 11 #15
area51 Jan 11 #4
nycbos Jan 11 #5
DetlefK Jan 11 #6
Canoe52 Jan 11 #7
obamanut2012 Jan 11 #8
ProfessorGAC Jan 11 #12
obamanut2012 Jan 11 #13
ProfessorGAC Jan 11 #14
obamanut2012 Jan 11 #9
Initech Jan 11 #16
Perseus Jan 11 #18
Perseus Jan 11 #17
Bengus81 Jan 12 #19
EarthFirst Jan 12 #21
Maxheader Jan 12 #20
Scurrilous Jan 12 #22

Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:41 PM

1. Heh heh. Fools and their money are soon parted.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:58 AM

10. There are millions of fools....

DU has it's flock too....let's hope we learned our lesson when many here donated to Jill Stein for post presidential election recount....I senses she was no good and tried to warn my fellow members....I'm still pisst at what she did to good minded DU'ers.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:28 AM

11. Yep.

n/t

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:53 PM

2. Not a surprise that this is what his cult followers are learning from him.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:58 PM

3. Much like the Wounded Warrior scam used to enrich its leaders.

Much like the Wounded Warrior scam used to enrich its leaders.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:08 PM

15. Yeah and it's still in operation albeit without Bruce Willis........

Little bit of a name change and some cowboy pimping for money and it's same ole',same ole.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:34 AM

4. I'm shocked, shocked, I tell you,

that a Trumphumper would steal money.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:08 AM

5. I'm shocked SHOCKED to find gambling going on here.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:28 AM

6. Wow! They have 2% of their goal!!!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:17 AM

7. About $60 per average donation, not bad, but math is hard for republicans

This may teach them how bigly $5 billion is.
But then multiply that by 10 for the total cost of the orange manís wet dream.

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:14 AM

8. There was one 50k donation at the beginning

Which is skewing it.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:59 AM

12. Only A Little At This Point

Early on, it was wildly skewed, but take $1,950,000 by one fewer person and the average is still nearly the same!
But your post begs the question as what kind of idiot gives $50k to this fund? Same kind of person who thinks taxes are too high? But, then they pay post tax $ for this?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:10 AM

13. Or a Russian!

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:50 AM

14. Good Call!

Didn't think of that!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:15 AM

9. They have no idea a billion is a thousand millions

Chatter has stopped on twitter about this, once these morans realized a billion wasn't $10 million, which a lot of them actually thought for some reason.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:33 PM

16. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!!!!

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Response to Initech (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:16 PM

18. LOL

We are all shocked...A friend sent me an email asking me to donate for such a worthy cause, to help this courageous young man with a worthy goal...blah, blah...I deleted the email, did not respond to it...not worth it, that is how one looses acquaintances...I do not call them "friends" because friends would never be upset at the fact that you don't think like them, a real friend would not cut you off their lives because of differences in politics.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:12 PM

17. The Art of the Deal

He is following on the orange buffoon steps...

I saw a documentary last night on PBS "The Dictator's Playbook" [link:https://www.pbs.org/show/dictators-playbook/|
it was interesting to hear a fact that I am sure many of us already knew but gets missed by those who do not follow history, and it is how wannabe-dictators study previous dictators who have been successful to replicate the same methods, and it is always the same methods, why people fall for it?, which is a natural thing for anyone who wants to succeed in their field, you read about those who succeeded in the past to learn how they thought, what their methods were, their strategies, etc.

Maybe that is why the orange buffoon will not succeed, he doesn't read, but if he had been smarter, he could have had Ivanka read to him as bed-time stories.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:48 AM

19. Now this CON ARTIST admits the money might not go to the Gov for a wall....

But they should keep donating because Trumpanzies can build their OWN wall and do it better. You fucking telling me that GFM is going to let this SHAM keep going?? But...what is their CUT off of this FRAUD??

"This team has spent countless hours over the holidays reviewing all issues pertaining to the construction of a southern border wall. Unanimously, we have all come to the conclusion that:

-The federal government wonít be able to accept our donations anytime soon.

-We are better equipped than our own government to use the donated funds to build an actual wall on the southern border.

-Our highly experienced team is highly confident that we can complete significant segments of the wall in less time, and for far less money, than the federal government, while meeting or exceeding all required regulatory, engineering, and environmental specifications.

-Our team strongly believes that we can complete our segments of the wall for less than half of the governmentís estimated costs on a per mile basis."

This CON JOB is going to make that homeless guy and the two others SCAM look like stealing a lollipop. Wow...Trumpanzies are one bunch of STUPID shits.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:11 AM

21. "...but first we have some administrative salaries to dole out"

Organizing this effort is free; afteralll...

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:56 AM

20. Reminds me of..


Timothy D. Russell, a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison and five years on probation for stealing more than $21,000 from a veterans organization Walker named him to lead.Jan 22, 2013

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:03 PM

22. K&R

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