Thursday, December 22, 2016

$ GRIFTERS: Trump's Son's To Auction Access To Their Father To Highest Bidder... $1 Million Is All You Need!

Remember when Donald Trump and everyone connected with their campaign mercilessly attacked the Clinton's "Global Initiative" charity as a "criminal enterprise" and a "slush fund" that sold access to the Clinton's through the guise of charitable donations?

Yeah, about that...

As it turns out "pay for play" is only bad when anyone but the Trump's are doing it.

You see as it turns out Donald Trump's adult sons have just launched a Texas non-profit organization all in order to sell access to their father all under false pretense of charity... Exactly what they accused the Clinton's of doing.

Yes, really.

We know this because not only did they file incorporation paperwork for the "Opening Day Foundation" on Dec. 14. but they have also published a brochure hyping the event as well.

The brochure, obtained by TMZ, says that “all net proceeds from the Opening Day event will be donated to conservation charities,” (shooting animals) but it does not name the charities or detail how net proceeds will be calculated or distributed. It goes on to describe the event as “honoring President Donald J. Trump,” and a celebration of “the great American tradition of outdoor sporting, shooting, fishing and conservation,” the brochure states.

According to documents reviewed by the Center for Public Integrity the Trump boys are offering prospective million-dollar donors to the “charity” a “private reception and photo opportunity for 16 guests with President Donald J. Trump,” as well as a “multi-day hunting and/or fishing excursion for 4 guests with Donald Trump, Jr. and/or Eric Trump, and team,”.

Here are screen grabs of the brochure...

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Bald Eagles and Grizzly Bears... It sounds like a "furry party".

And unlike political committees, such nonprofits aren’t required by law to reveal their donors, allowing sponsors to write seven-figure checks for access to the president-elect while staying anonymous.

In other words if you drop a million dollars into the Trumps "slush fund" charity that won't name it's charities or how it will choose to divvy up the proceeds and you can have a private meeting with Donald Trump.... And you never even have to reveal who you are as the donors’ identities will remain anonymous.

The paperwork for the Opening Day Foundation listed four directors: Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Dallas investor Gentry Beach and Tom Hicks Jr., the son of a Dallas billionaire.

Despite this fact, Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for President-elect Trump released a statement which reads...

"The Opening Day event and details that have been reported are merely initial concepts that have not been approved or pursued by the Trump family. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are avid outdoorsmen and supporters of conservation efforts, which align with the goals of this event, however they are not involved in any capacity."

"Not involved in any capacity"... Right, accept that they are serving as directors of the foundation and are listed on the event's brochure, which organizers circulated among conservative political donors in recent days.

Larry Noble, the general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan campaign reform organization said of the event...

This is problematic on so many levels. This is Donald Trump and the Trump family using a brand new organization to raise $1 million contributions for a vague goal of giving money to conservation charities, which seems a way of basically just selling influence and selling the ability to meet with the president.

In a related grifting scheme the Trump family has recently endured criticism for appearing to sell access to Trump through his adult children by offering an auction for coffee with his daughter Ivanka Trump last week which was ultimately canceled an after ethics experts said it was ethically questionable.

The grifting continues!

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