By DAVID BARSTOW, SUSANNE CRAIG and RUSS BUETTNER OCT. 2, 2018 The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s. Donald J. Trump, 1999; Fred C. Trump, 1983. Special Investigation Donald J. Trump, 1999; Fred C. Trump, 1983. The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s. By DAVID BARSTOW, SUSANNE CRAIG and RUSS BUETTNER Oct. 2, 2018 President Trump participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents, an investigation by The New York Times has found. Mr. Trump won the … [Read more...] about Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father
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Meeting of The BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations 4 June 2018, Pretoria, South Africa: The Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met on 4 June 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. The Ministers reflected on the importance of this year marking a decade of BRICS Summits, as a testimony to the fortitude of BRICS cooperation and reiterated the commitment to implement the outcomes and consensus of past BRICS Summits. The Ministers welcomed South Africa’s Chairship and looked forward to the 10th BRICS Summit to be held under the theme, “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution” and committed themselves to work together for a fruitful Johannesburg Summit. The Ministers recalled the BRICS tradition of outreach … [Read more...] about Meeting of The Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations 4 June 2018, Pretoria, South Africa
Can Washington’s “Russia hands” help explain why the post-Cold War relationship has gone off the rails? By KEITH GESSENMAY 8, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story The strangest Russian political scandal so far this year — a year that hasn’t lacked for them — revolves around a Belarusian escort named Anastasia Vashukevich, who goes by the name Nastya Rybka. Rybka, whose pseudonym means “little fish,” is a prolific Instagrammer, a teacher of “sex workshops” and the author of a how-to book, “Who Wants to Seduce a Billionaire?” She became famous in Russia this year for having chronicled, on Instagram, her 2016 affair with one particular billionaire, Oleg Deripaska. A few weeks later, she caught the world’s attention after she was arrested in Thailand in the middle of a sex workshop and then claimed, from the back of a police van, that she possessed … [Read more...] about The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio
On the eighth anniversary of the worst American mine disaster in half a century, Don Blankenship was camped out at a diner in Elizabeth, West Virginia, explaining to an audience of two why his recently completed stint in federal prison made him more appealing to voters. The trip to B-Bopp, a ’40s-themed joint about the length of a Mack truck, had been advertised as a chance to throw questions at the man whose campaign for US Senate has thrown Republican operatives into crisis mode. But only a pair of white-haired men had stuck around for lunch with Blankenship and his entourage. “We was told we come down here, we’re gonna eat,” said one of them, a bespectacled activist with a Trump hat and a prospector beard. The 68-year-old Blankenship is a large man with thinning hair, a double-wide chin, and a thick brown mustache. During his 18 years as CEO of the Appalachian coal giant Massey Energy, he cultivated a reputation as a domineering taskmaster whom subordinates … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s Attacks on the Justice System Are Helping This Ex-Con Coal Baron’s Campaign
With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: Neither President Trump nor his lawyer wants to talk under oath. -- Michael Cohen — Trump’s longtime attorney and consigliere — told a federal judge in California last night that he will invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself in a civil case brought by adult entertainer Stormy Daniels. He made the declaration as part of a request to pause that lawsuit, citing an “ongoing criminal investigation by the FBI and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.” -- Separately, Rudy Giuliani — who joined Trump’s legal team last week — met with special counsel Robert Mueller to reopen negotiations for a presidential interview. The former New York mayor, who has known Mueller for decades, “conveyed the ongoing resistance of Trump and his advisers to an interview with federal investigators, but did not rule out the possibility,” Robert Costa and Carol … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Michael Cohen will take the Fifth. Trump has said innocent people don’t do that.