Tuesday, December 20, 2016

TRUMPS' OPEN DAY FOUNDATION SCANDAL - SHOCKING! - Report: Trump sons accused of selling access to father with new nonprofit

Report: Trump sons accused of selling access to father with new nonprofit: President-elect Trump's two oldest sons have been accused of selling access to their father through million-dollar donations through a new nonprofit organization they set up less than a week ago. The Center for Public Integrity reported Tuesday Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are the leaders of the Opening Day Foundation, created on Dec. 14. That nonprofit organization is organizing an Opening Day 2017 event in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21. The event is soliciting opportunities for 16 guests to have a private reception and photo opportunity with President-elect Trump or multi-day hunting trips with the Trump sons in exchange for donations. According to the report, the foundation states the donations will go to conservation charities that are not specified.



Report: Trump sons accused of selling access to father with new nonprofit


President-elect Trump's two oldest sons have been accused of selling access to their father through million-dollar donations through a new nonprofit organization they set up less than a week ago.
The Center for Public Integrity reported Tuesday Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are the leaders of the Opening Day Foundation, created on Dec. 14. That nonprofit organization is organizing an "Opening Day 2017" event in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21.
The event is soliciting opportunities for 16 guests to have a "private reception and photo opportunity" with President-elect Trump or multi-day hunting trips with the Trump sons in exchange for donations. According to the report, the foundation states the donations will go to conservation charities that are not specified.
Dallas investor Gentry Beach and Tom Hicks, Jr., the son of billionaire Texan Tom Hicks, are also listed as directors in the organization with Trump's sons. brochure for the event, originally obtained by TMZ, advertised sponsor packages ranging from $25,000 to $1 million.
"This is problematic on so many levels," said Larry Noble, the general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan campaign reform organization, told the center. "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."
Nonprofit organizations are different from political committees in that they are not required by law to reveal their donors. The report states this allows anyone who's donating millions to have access to Trump can stay anonymous.
It's the second accusation of Trump children selling access in the last week after an auction for a coffee meeting with Ivanka Trump, the president-elect's daughter and confidant, was canceled.

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