NYTimes wins Pulitzer for reporting Trump family fraudulent tax scheme

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Reporters at The New York Times won the Pulitzer for explanatory reporting for their investigation into Trump’s finances, which revealed that Trump and his family engaged in tax dodging.

The Times investigation found that Trump’s parents transferred more than $1 billion to their children and that the family paid $52.2 million in taxes, a rate of roughly 5 percent.

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Here’s a contemporary summary of that NYT Investigative report, by CNBC …

Trump committed ‘outright fraud’ in ‘dubious tax schemes,’ according to a big, new investigation from The New York Times

CNBC — Oct 2 2018 • Jacob Pramuk

President Donald Trump committed “instances of outright fraud” as he helped his parents dodge taxes and boost the money he got from them, according to a detailed New York Times investigation published Tuesday.

The president received today’s equivalent of $413 million from the real estate holdings of his father, Fred Trump, the newspaper reported, citing a “vast trove of confidential tax returns and financial records.” The findings contrast with the story Trump has always told about himself — that he built up wealth and success after only getting a small loan from his father.

Trump and his siblings in part “set up a sham corporation to disguise millions of dollars in gifts from their parents,” according to the Times. The article notes that tax experts say the president would be unlikely to face criminal charges related to the conduct because of how much time has passed since much of it took place in the 1990s.

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Here’s that NYT Investigative report itself, from the original source …

Oct 2, 2018 – “The New York Times’s allegations of fraud and tax evasion are 100 percent false, and … But The Times’s investigation of the Trump family’s finances is … Of course, the story of how Donald Trump got rich cannot be reduced to …
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Even if we never get to see the fake president’s Tax Returns we can gauge how much of a Fraudster he really is, by what is already in the public record.
Congrats to David Barstow, Susanne Craig, and Russ Buettner for doing what Reporters do best — shining a light into those hidden places that shadowy frauds like Trump would rather us not see . . .