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He’s the President, yet we’re still trying to answer basic questions about how his business works: What deals are happening, who they’re happening with, and if the President and his family are keeping their promise to separate the Trump Organization from the Trump White House. “Trump, Inc.” is a joint reporting project from WNYC Studios and ProPublica that digs deep into these questions. We’ll be layout out what we know, what we don’t and how you can help us fill in the gaps. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including On the Media, Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Nancy and many others. ProPublica is a non-profit investigative newsroom. © WNYC Studios
||CleanTwo Convictions That Shook Trump-World||In April, we published an investigation into Michael Cohen’s past. That episode traced how so many of Cohen’s associates over the years have been convicted of crimes, disbarred or faced other legal troubles. But — at the time of the episode — t||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManafort, Inc.||Paul Manafort was Donald Trump’s campaign chairman for three critical months in 2016, leading up to the Republican Convention. But for a decade before that, he did political work in Ukraine, and it's the money Manafort made from that work that is n||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGovernment Employees Spend Your Money at Trump Hotels||Shortly before President Trump took office, his lawyer promised Trump would forgo any profits his hotels made from foreign governments. There was no similar pledge for money earned from federal government employees, state officials, or anybody else who||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat You Need to Know About Wilbur Ross’ Many Conflicts||There’s a chance you missed it amid the other news, but Forbes had a blockbuster story about Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. It turns out, Ross bet against the stock of a company after journalists had contacted him with questions about his connection||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump, Inc, Live: From ‘The Art of the Deal’ to the Dossier||A few days ago, we held a live taping of the Trump, Inc. podcast at The Greene Space in New York City. Tony Schwartz, the co-author with Donald Trump of The Art of The Deal, talked with Ilya Marritz from WNYC and Jesse Eisinger from ProPublica about||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe "King of Debt"? He Pays Cash.||Last week, the Washington Post had an intriguing story: In the nine years before now-President Donald Trump announced his candidacy, his company paid $400 million in cash to buy a number of properties. Real estate companies doing deals usually borrow m||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hidden Hand of a Casino Company In Trump’s Contact with Vietnam||On Dec. 14, 2016, one month after his election, President-elect Donald Trump had a call with the prime minister of Vietnam. At a time when foreign governments were scrambling to contact Trump, the conversation was a victory for the Vietnamese. State te||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Company Michael Cohen Kept||If you’ve seen video or images of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, they’ve probably been set in locations that exude power and importance: Cohen berating a CNN anchor in a TV studio, for example, or striding across the sleek ma||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump’s Company Is Suing Towns Across the Country to Get Breaks on Taxes||President Trump is famous for bragging about his net worth. Publicly, he claims he’s worth more than $10 billion. He even sued an author over the issue and lobbied the editors of Forbes about his ranking on their billionaires list. Yet quietly in a||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump, the Ex-Lobbyist and 'Chemically Castrated' Frogs||This week, we’re doing a couple of things differently on Trump, Inc. Instead of focusing on President Trump’s businesses, we’re looking more broadly at business interests in the Trump administration. We’re also giving you, our listeners, home||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Many Red Flags of Trump’s Partners in India||President Donald Trump does not like the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. “It’s a horrible law,” Trump has said. The FCPA makes it a crime for U.S. companies to bribe foreign officials, or to partner with others who are clearly doing so. Trump has||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFormer Indian Official: Donald Trump Jr. Pushed 'Blatantly Illegal' Project||Last month, Donald Trump Jr. visited India to tout new Trump properties. Full page ads in India’s top papers announced, “Trump has arrived. Have you?” It wasn’t Trump Jr.’s first trip to India. "I've been coming to India for over a decade,”||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere’d Trump’s Record Inauguration Spending Go? 'It’s Inexplicable'||Last month, the committee that ran President Donald Trump’s inaugural festivities released basic details about its revenues and spending. Trump raised $107 million, almost twice the previous record, and spent $104 million. The committee’s tax filin||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSon-in-Law Inc: The (Other) Secretive Real Estate Scion in the White House||We’ve seen headline after head-spinning headline about Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Donald Trump. We’ve heard that his company has been on a global search for cash, that it got giant loans from two big financial institutions after Kushner||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump Org Ordered Golf Markers With the Presidential Seal. That May Be Illegal.||Donald Trump loves putting his name on everything from ties to steaks to water — and, of course, his buildings. But now the Trump Organization appears to be borrowing a brand even more powerful than the gilded Trump moniker: the presidential seal. In||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mysterious Loan Trump Made to Himself and More||Listeners have been sending us lots of questions about President Trump and his businesses. So we sat down with one of the best in the business to answer them. The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold has been digging into Trump for nearly two years. A||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump, Russia and 'Alternative Financing'||After Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians for an intensive, elaborate effort to interfere with the 2016 elections, President Trump reacted as he has before — with bluster and bellicosity, at everyone but Russia. This week on Trump Inc||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoney Laundering and the Trump Taj Mahal||Just months before Donald Trump announced his bid for president in 2015, federal regulators announced they were slapping one of his longtime Atlantic City casinos with a record-setting $10 million fine for lack of controls around money laundering. The||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen For Business||Last year, Trump's attorney Sheri Dillon made a promise to the country: The Trump Organization would donate all the profits its hotels collected from foreign governments to the U.S. Treasury. But what she didn't mention was what the president would do||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump's 'No Conflict Situation'||A couple of months ago, a few of us from ProPublica and WNYC sat together in a conference room and started scribbling on a whiteboard. We were brainstorming all the possible paths to explore around President Trump and his family businesses. It looked l||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: 'Trump Inc.' the Podcast||Donald J. Trump is president, yet we're still trying to answer basic questions about how his family business works. In the new podcast Trump Inc., WNYC Studios and ProPublica jointly investigate and report on the central mysteries of the Trump Organiza||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I've been waiting for an investigative look like this. Superb.
Finally - someone trying to put the jigsaw puzzle that is our President’s life together with his duties as our leader. Fascinating and stomach-churning at the same time.
We need you
Please do t let up on these horrible grifters!