Trump, Greitens and the Money for Vets Scam

If it wasn’t clear before, it is painfully and patently clear now; former Missouri Governor Eric  Greitens took a page directly from the Trump “fundraising for vets” playbook.  In other words, donors to the Greitens and Trump veterans’ foundations were patsies in a shameless scam.  There is scant evidence that any of the money raised in either case found its way to vets.  Both Greitens and Trump used money raised through donations to their foundations to pay personal and campaign-related expenses.

Recall the early days of Greitens’ governorship.  He was hobnobbing with Trump on a regular basis.  What was that about?  It seems that it may have been about learning the ins and outs of scamming the public from the master, “scammer-in-chief,” Donald J. Trump.

On Thursday, June 13 the New York State attorney general’s office filed a scathingly worded lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation.  The suit alleges that Trump and his children used funds raised under the guise of benefiting veterans to pay personal and campaign-related expenses.  According to the New York Times, “it is not clear exactly where the money went except that the money trail leads directly to the Trump presidential campaign, the Trump family, and to pay Trump business debt.”

Reasons behind Greitens’ mysteriously sudden resignation may very well have been part of a deal to avoid the same serious IRS and Federal Election Commission (FEC) violations and possible federal prosecution.  The regulations explicitly prohibit the use of funds raised or other assets used to further the mission of the organization (such as fundraising mailing lists in Greitens’ case) by the directors of the nonprofit organization for personal benefit.

Greitens is a vet.  That fact was a core message of his campaign.  He was going to save Missouri from the ineffective and corrupt “career politicians” in Jefferson City.  Trump was going to “drain the swamp.”

Who’s the “Swamp Thing,” now?

4Real

#ScammerInChief #DraintheSwamp

See the whole story @New York Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation After 2-Year Investigation https://nyti.ms/2MrVeJe

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