The Press Found Two More Apparent Trump Financial Crimes Today

New York Magazine

The circumstances seem difficult to explain legally. “Unless the payments were for actual business expenses,” tax lawyer Daniel Shaviro tells the Times, “claiming a tax deduction for them would be illegal.” And if the money was used to fund Trump’s campaign, which seems likely based on the timing, it would also constitute an illegal campaign donation. Trevor Potter, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, believes the payments show evidence of Trump accepting an illegal campaign donation.

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