Skip to comments.Charities steered $65M to Trump lawyer Sekulow and family
Posted on 01/31/2020 9:01:09 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON -- Jay Sekulow, one of President Donald Trumps 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 Trumps defense team including one of Sekulows 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.
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The kitchen sink and whatever else will now be thrown at all the defense lawyers, etc.
AssPress(titutes) = Bullshit
Oh no, people gave money to a for profit organization that primarily defends religious freedom.
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.
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.
Does anyone believe the Associated Press?
Kavanaugh. Clarence Thomas. Bork.
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
You are guilty until proven really guilty.
Does anybody believe Charity Watch...
The US media is anti-Christian and has hated his organization and the cases they have litigated (successfully).
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.
Would be nice if the Ministry of Propaganda were as interested in who is on Soros payroll.
Three words: The Clinton Foundation
He’s a LAWYER (a VERY good one) I think he knows the law!
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?
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