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(7,178 posts)
Thu Sep 29, 2016, 08:49 PM Sep 2016

Fahrenthold: Trump Foundation lacks the certification required for charities that solicit money

Trump Foundation lacks the certification required for charities that solicit money
By David A. Fahrenthold September 29 at 8:25 PM

Donald Trump’s charitable foundation — which has been sustained for years by donors outside the Trump family — has never obtained the certification that New York requires before charities can solicit money from the public, according to the state attorney general’s office.

Under the laws in New York, where the Donald J. Trump Foundation is based, any charity that solicits more than $25,000 per year from the public must obtain a special kind of registration beforehand. Charities as large as Trump’s must also submit to a rigorous annual audit that asks — among other things — whether the charity spent any money for the personal benefit of its officers.

If New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) finds that Trump’s foundation raised money in violation of the law, he could order the charity to stop raising money immediately. With a court’s permission, Schneiderman could also force Trump to return money his foundation has already raised.

The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment Thursday.

more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-foundation-lacks-the-certification-required-for-charities-that-solicit-money/2016/09/29/7dac6a68-8658-11e6-ac72-a29979381495_story.html?postshare=3131475195338001&tid=ss_tw

Edit: He is updating & explaining more in his twitter: https://twitter.com/Fahrenthold
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Fahrenthold: Trump Foundation lacks the certification required for charities that solicit money (Original Post) Madam45for2923 Sep 2016 OP
Enjoy your Pulitzer! Cracklin Charlie Sep 2016 #1
Very good. madaboutharry Sep 2016 #4
Oh... that's charity fraud C_U_L8R Sep 2016 #2
I am so impressed Madam - thank you asiliveandbreathe Sep 2016 #3
Here: Bannon and Conway are in the CNP ! Theocratic Right Now Runs Trump Campaign - Madam45for2923 Sep 2016 #8
Patrick Henry College. mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2016 #13
Wow! It just gets better and better! femmocrat Sep 2016 #5
Hmmm...that might leave a mark... Wounded Bear Sep 2016 #6
Gee, that almost sounds like a multi-year forensic audit. I wonder if any books were cooked. TheBlackAdder Sep 2016 #7
I'm not giving them the GP6971 Sep 2016 #12
Might be easier to count the uncooked books. Cracklin Charlie Sep 2016 #17
oh my...this is delicious! chillfactor Sep 2016 #9
I edited to include that Fahrenthold is updating & explaining more in his twitter: Madam45for2923 Sep 2016 #10
worst.businessman.ever. all his frauds and cheats and he still can't beat the s&p 500. unblock Sep 2016 #11
What was it Claudius said near the end of his life in the "I, Claudius" Masterpiece Theater series? randome Sep 2016 #14
K&R mcar Sep 2016 #15
Awesome. So good to see this reporting. To see that our laws really ALBliberal Sep 2016 #16
Fahrenthold will On The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell tonight (n/t) Greywing Sep 2016 #18
Really! and so will Kurt Eichenwald! Madam45for2923 Sep 2016 #19
An undocumented charity? YoungDemCA Sep 2016 #20
No certification, no audit alcibiades_mystery Sep 2016 #21


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3. I am so impressed Madam - thank you
Thu Sep 29, 2016, 08:56 PM
Sep 2016

may I request you also resubmit your story re trumps campaign managers are members of the CNP - I rec'd but don't know how that works..from that article I researched further the Patrick Henry College - OMG -a story for the ages...thks again....



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8. Here: Bannon and Conway are in the CNP ! Theocratic Right Now Runs Trump Campaign -
Thu Sep 29, 2016, 08:59 PM
Sep 2016

Bannon and Conway are in the CNP ! Theocratic Right Now Runs Trump Campaign -




(57,260 posts)
13. Patrick Henry College.
Thu Sep 29, 2016, 09:27 PM
Sep 2016

Last edited Fri Sep 30, 2016, 10:28 AM - Edit history (2)

Google them at DU. They've been here before.

‘Queer at Patrick Henry College’ vexes school’s chancellor

Gay students at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville don’t exist. They can’t exist. So says Dr. Michael Farris, the college’s founder and chancellor.

It’s simple, really. Homosexuals can’t exist at Patrick Henry College because the students sign an honor code, Farris claimed. “[Homosexuals] could not sign our honor code,” Farris said, adding that he considers the actions of gay men and women “sinful.” “Part of the honor code is to be sexually pure,” he added.

So you can imagine the chancellor’s consternation when he learned of Queer at Patrick Henry College, a six-month-old, provocatively-titled blog operated by three pseudonymous writers – all of whom graduated from or have taken classes at the school.

Dr. Farris is not a fan. On Dec. 1 the chancellor sent a message to Queer at Patrick Henry through Facebook. “This page is in violation of our copyright of the name Patrick Henry College,” Farris wrote. “... you must remove this page at once. On Monday, we will began (sic) the legal steps to seek removal from Facebook and from the courts if necessary. In the process of this matter we can seek discovery from Facebook to learn your identity and seek damages from you as permitted by law. The best thing for all concerned is for you to simply remove this page.”


If I am not mistaken, the school eschews Federal funding. Their website is http://www.phc.edu/.

You can find Queer at Patrick Henry at http://queerphc.wordpress.com/.

Remarkable, this one. Really remarkable.

Patrick Henry College officials respond, refute ‘New Republic’ story

Patrick Henry College officials respond, refute ‘New Republic’ story

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 by Trevor Baratko

Officials at Patrick Henry College, the small, deeply-religious Christian school in Purcellville, responded to and repudiated Wednesday a longform report in the New Republic that accused the Patrick Henry administration of “victim-blaming” females in the cases of rape.

The New Republic story, entitled “Rape at God's Harvard” and published online Monday, highlights accounts from several female former students who reported assaults during their time at the school.

“ … other female students who say they reported sexual assault or harassment to the administration also left feeling that school officials blamed them instead of holding the accused male students accountable," the story, written by Kiera Feldman, notes. "The administration, they say, seemed much more concerned with protecting Patrick Henry’s pristine public image.”

In the school's response, sent to students, PHC officials stated: “Because you have invested your hearts, minds, and resources in this College, you should know that Patrick Henry College is absolutely committed to the protection and care of our students, male and female equally. When and if issues arise, we take each allegation seriously and try to conduct appropriate investigations with a spirit of emotional support while seeking truth. We may not perfectly achieve this objective every time, but this is our aim; this is our heart. The thesis of the article, that women are somehow treated less favorably than men, especially in difficult situations involving physical interactions between a male and female student, is categorically false.”

Click here to read the New Republic story

Click here to read the official Patrick Henry response

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Sexual Assault at God's Harvard


Patrick Henry College was supposed to be a safe place. For these young women, it wasn't.

BY KIERA FELDMAN @kierafeldman

With just more than 320 current students and 590 graduates to date, Patrick Henry is a tiny school with an outsized influence as a training ground for the religious right and a pipeline to conservative jobs in Washington. The Bush-era White House had about as many interns from PHC as Georgetown, the journalist Hanna Rosin wrote in her 2007 book, God’s Harvard. Students in the school’s Strategic Intelligence Program can graduate with security clearances from their summer internships, making PHC a feeder school for the CIA, the FBI, the National Security Agency, various branches of the military, and intelligence contractors. Many students go there with dreams of becoming a senator or the Supreme Court justice who helps overturn Roe v. Wade. A prospective student pamphlet quotes George W. Bush, saying, “The College holds a vision for the future of America.”

The founder of Patrick Henry College, Michael Farris, came to prominence in the early ’80s as the head of the Washington state branch of Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority. In those days, home-schooling was illegal in most states. But within some conservative evangelical circles, the practice took off. Under their own roofs, the thinking went, parents wouldn’t have to worry about their children being inundated with evolutionary theories or arguments in favor of abortion. Farris, an attorney, formed the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) to wage state-by-state court battles for the right to opt out of public education and abolish child-protection laws that the homeschooling movement viewed as state intrusion and a threat to certain tough-love forms of discipline. (Farris did not respond to an interview request.)

At Evangelical College, Woman Who Was Assaulted Is "Responsible for What Happened to Her"

The XX Factor What Women Really Think Feb. 18 2014 5:59 PM
By Hanna Rosin

Sexual Assault at God’s Harvard,” in this week’s New Republic, is a story I’ve long been expecting. God’s Harvard refers to Patrick Henry College, an evangelical school in Virginia filled mostly with home-schooled kids. I wrote a book about it in 2007. I remember during freshman orientation watching a sexual harassment video filled with cartoon-ish scenarios—in one, a boss corners his secretary in the library and says he won't promote her unless she goes out with him. After watching it, one of the freshman raised her hand and offered: “Women have a part in helping a man to lust. I think of Jesus’ words, not to stumble. Our part is to watch what we look like and act like, if we are too flirtatious.” Uh oh, I thought at the time. One day this attitude is going to come back to haunt them.

But the New Republic story only partly convinces me I was right. The central case involves Claire Spear, who was found by security guards late at night lying on a field and crying. She told the guards she’d been “violated.” The reporter then pieces together the details of what happened, largely from Claire. She and her friend John had been drinking with some friends at a nearby lake. He offered to give her a ride home, and before they got to campus, he stopped the car, climbed over the console, and started dry-humping her. “He didn’t remove her clothes, but Claire felt terrified and trapped with John weighing her down. Things didn’t compute. John was her friend; he was engaged; he was a Christian, just like her. In her confusion, she managed to tell him to stop.” John and Claire tell different stories about exactly where he then dropped her off, but Claire ended up back on campus, where the security guards found her.


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10. I edited to include that Fahrenthold is updating & explaining more in his twitter:
Thu Sep 29, 2016, 09:13 PM
Sep 2016

Fahrenthold is updating & explaining more in his twitter: https://twitter.com/Fahrenthold



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14. What was it Claudius said near the end of his life in the "I, Claudius" Masterpiece Theater series?
Thu Sep 29, 2016, 09:30 PM
Sep 2016

"Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out."
[hr][font color="blue"][center]I'm always right. When I'm wrong I admit it.
So then I'm right about being wrong.


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16. Awesome. So good to see this reporting. To see that our laws really
Thu Sep 29, 2016, 09:38 PM
Sep 2016

can matter. Trump's name will be mud when this charade of a campaign is over. And it should be. I don't watch the "news" much anymore relying on reading credible sources....but I'm going to turn it on tomorrow all day as I work....and just laugh at him and his surrogates squirming. Also will listen to Stephanie Miller. Strange times DU community!



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19. Really! and so will Kurt Eichenwald!
Thu Sep 29, 2016, 10:09 PM
Sep 2016

Kurt Eichenwald Verified account
Ill be on @TheLastWord with @Lawrence O'Donnell at 10PM EST to discuss my piece bout Trump violating Cuba embargo http://newsweek.tumblr.com/post/151120799950/how-donald-trumps-company-violated-the-us




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21. No certification, no audit
Thu Sep 29, 2016, 10:37 PM
Sep 2016

Hence, direction of income funds to the Foundation, followed by self-dealing.

The whole thing is a tax evasion conspiracy from start to finish.

But that makes him "smart," yes?

Shit heel.

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