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Charities steered $65M to Trump lawyer Sekulow and family
The Associated Press ^ | January 31, 2020 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER

Posted on 01/31/2020 9:01:09 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON -- Jay Sekulow, one of President Donald Trump’s lead attorneys during the impeachment trial, is being paid for his legal work through a rented $80-a-month mailbox a block away from the White House.

The Pennsylvania Avenue box appears to be the sole physical location of the Constitutional Litigation and Advocacy Group, a for-profit corporation co-owned by Sekulow. The firm has no website and is not listed in national legal directories. The District of Columbia Bar has no record of it, and no attorneys list it as their employer.

But Sekulow, 63, is registered as chief counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, a non-profit Christian legal advocacy group based in an expansive Capitol Hill row house a short walk from the Senate chamber.

A half dozen lawyers employed by the non-profit ACLJ are named in recent Senate legal briefs as members of Trump’s defense team — including one of Sekulow’s sons. The ACLJ, as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is barred under IRS rules from engaging in partisan political activities.

The Associated Press reviewed 10 years of tax returns for the ACLJ and other charities tied to Sekulow, which are released to the public under federal law. The records from 2008 to 2017, the most recent year available, show that more than $65 million in charitable funds were paid to Sekulow, his wife, his sons, his brother, his sister-in-law, his nephew and corporations they own.

Daniel Borochoff, president of the American Institute of Philanthropy, said Sekulow appears to be mixing his defense of Trump with his charitable endeavors. The group has issued a “Donor Alert” about ACLJ on its CharityWatch website.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aclj; americanpravda; antichristian; bias; doxing; election2020; hitjob; homofascism; impeachment; journalism; media; religiousliberty; sekulow; yellowjournalism
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Hit job.
1 posted on 01/31/2020 9:01:09 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The kitchen sink and whatever else will now be thrown at all the defense lawyers, etc.


2 posted on 01/31/2020 9:02:44 AM PST by LoveMyFreedom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

https://www.charitywatch.org/charities/clinton-foundation

Nuff said.


3 posted on 01/31/2020 9:03:34 AM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

AssPress(titutes) = Bullshit

/.02


4 posted on 01/31/2020 9:03:38 AM PST by tomkat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh no, people gave money to a for profit organization that primarily defends religious freedom.


5 posted on 01/31/2020 9:04:21 AM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My gosh, they are getting close to the target. The next 24 hours will probably be full of this sort of nonsense.I have a feeling it’s going to get very ugly.


6 posted on 01/31/2020 9:05:18 AM PST by cuban leaf (The political war playing out in every country now: Globalists vs Nationalists)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

All so to formula. The democrat propaganda machine at work.

You are guilty, they say.

And if you defend yourself you are guilty of obstructing your guilt.

And anyone defending you, like a lawyer, will be guilty as well.

I hope the AP has good lawyers. This is undoubtedly a fake story that Sekulow will come after them for.


7 posted on 01/31/2020 9:05:30 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does anyone believe the Associated Press?


8 posted on 01/31/2020 9:05:52 AM PST by ActresponsiblyinVA
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To: cuban leaf

Kavanaugh. Clarence Thomas. Bork.

Playbook #2233-AD.002


9 posted on 01/31/2020 9:06:22 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is a stretch

So if you have a non profit, you can never get a job outside the non profit?

The non-profit has nothing to do with Trump’s defense team.

Hit job indeed


10 posted on 01/31/2020 9:06:40 AM PST by Trump.Deplorable
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Waaaaaaaaaa


11 posted on 01/31/2020 9:07:19 AM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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To: FlipWilson

You are guilty until proven really guilty.


12 posted on 01/31/2020 9:07:20 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ActresponsiblyinVA

Does anybody believe Charity Watch...


13 posted on 01/31/2020 9:07:30 AM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: LoveMyFreedom

The US media is anti-Christian and has hated his organization and the cases they have litigated (successfully).


14 posted on 01/31/2020 9:08:26 AM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yep. They don’t know how to deal with an actual fighter, though. I would like to think that the Republicans are learning from this.


15 posted on 01/31/2020 9:08:55 AM PST by cuban leaf (The political war playing out in every country now: Globalists vs Nationalists)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Would be nice if the Ministry of Propaganda were as interested in who is on Soros payroll.


16 posted on 01/31/2020 9:11:13 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Three words: The Clinton Foundation


17 posted on 01/31/2020 9:12:12 AM PST by SpaceBar
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He’s a LAWYER (a VERY good one) I think he knows the law!


18 posted on 01/31/2020 9:12:57 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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When did Charity Watch say anything about how the Clintons
stole all that money for Haitian relief as the poor people
of that country were dying?


19 posted on 01/31/2020 9:13:45 AM PST by Zenjitsuman ( p)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

AND?


20 posted on 01/31/2020 9:14:41 AM PST by V_TWIN
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