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Donald Trump

Fig. 1. Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas, undated image credited to [bad link], CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

See also:

Craig Unger, “Trump’s Russian Laundromat,” New Republic, July 13, 2017,

Michael Hirsh, “How Russian Money Helped Save Trump’s Business,” Foreign Policy, December 21, 2018,

Masha Gessen, “The Trump-Russia Investigation and the Mafia State,” New Yorker, January 31, 2019,

Craig Unger, “Trump’s businesses are full of dirty Russian money. The scandal is that it’s legal,” Washington Post, March 29, 2019,

Brian Faler, “Treasury misses congressional deadline for turning over Trump’s tax returns,” Politico, April 10, 2019,

David A. Fahrenthold, Rachael Bade, and John Wagner, “Trump sues in bid to block congressional subpoena of financial records,” Washington Post, April 22, 2019,

Walter Shapiro, “The Worst Businessman in America,” New Republic, May 8, 2019,

Bess Levin, “G.O.P. Voters Think Losing $1 Billion Makes Someone (Trump) a Good Businessman,” Vanity Fair, May 15, 2019,

Spencer S. Hsu, “Judge denies Trump bid to quash House subpoena for years of financial records,” Washington Post, May 20, 2019,

Ann E. Marimow, Spencer S. Hsu, and David A. Fahrenthold, “Appeals court rules against Trump in fight with Congress over president’s accounting firm records,” Washington Post, October 11, 2019,

Ann E. Marimow, “Congress can seek 8 years of Trump’s tax records, court order indicates,” Washington Post, November 13, 2019,

Robert Barnes, “Supreme Court will take up Trump’s broad claims of protection from investigation,” Washington Post, December 13, 2019,

Robert Barnes, “Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutor may pursue Trump’s financial records, denies Congress access for now,” Washington Post, July 9, 2020,

Russ Buettner, Susanne Craig, and Mike McIntire, “Trump’s Taxes Show Chronic Losses and Years of Income Tax Avoidance,” New York Times, September 27, 2020, Orden, Kara Scannell and Sonia Moghe, “Manhattan grand jury indicts Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg, sources say,” CNN, June 30, 2021,

Corinne Ramey, “Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg Expected to Be Charged Thursday,” Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2021,

Dominic Rushe, “Trump Organization and financial chief charged in a tax-related investigation,” Guardian, June 30, 2021,

Aaron Blake, “4 takeaways from the Trump Organization and Allen Weisselberg indictments,” Washington Post, July 1, 2021,

Matt Ford, “The Empire State Strikes Back,” New Republic, July 1, 2021,

Shayna Jacobs et al., “Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg arraigned on multiple criminal charges as prosecutors alleged a 15-year tax fraud scheme,” Washington Post, July 1, 2021,

Daniel Hemel, “The Trump Organization Is in Big Trouble,” Atlantic, July 2, 2021,

Arwa Mahdawi, “The Trump kids look likely to turn on their dad – and I suspect Ivanka will go first,” Guardian, July 6, 2021,

Bess Levin, “Report: Prosecutors Have Obtained Damning Information Allegedly Implicating Trump In His Company’s Crimes,” Vanity Fair, July 19, 2021,

Aruna Viswanatha and Sadie Gurman, “Justice Department Advises Treasury to Release Trump Tax Returns,” Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2021,

Katelyn Polantz and Tierney Sneed, “House Democrats can get some of Trump’s tax records from accounting firm Mazars USA, judge rules,” CNN, August 11, 2021,

William D. Cohan, “The Case for Not Prosecuting Donald J. Trump,” Puck News, October 13, 2021,

Corinne Ramey, “New York Attorney General Says Evidence Suggests Trump, Company Falsely Valued Assets,” Wall Street Journal, January 19, 2022,

Felicia Sonmez, Josh Dawsey, and Jonathan O’Connell, “Supreme Court, investigators force Trump and his children on the defensive on multiple fronts,” Washington Post, January 21, 2022,

Heather Vogell, “New Legal Filing Reveals Startling Details of Possible Fraud by Trump Organization,” ProPublica, January 21, 2022,

Ed Pilkington, “‘House of Trump is crumbling’: why ex-president’s legal net is tightening,” Guardian, January 22, 2022,

Richard Luscombe, “‘The walls are closing in’: Trump reels from week of political setbacks,” Guardian, January 23, 2022,

Olafimihan Oshin, “Trump calls for protests if prosecutors ‘do anything illegal’ in targeting him,” Hill, January 30, 2022,

Dominic Rushe, “Trump Organization’s accountants cut ties, calling years of filings unreliable,” Guardian, February 14, 2022,

Tierney Sneed and Kara Scannell, “Trump and his children may be deposed by New York attorney general, judge rules,” CNN, February 17, 2022,

George T. Conway, III, “Trump’s luck may finally be running out,” Washington Post, February 18, 2022,

Corinne Ramey and Deanna Paul, “Two Prosecutors in New York Investigation of Donald Trump Resign,” Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2022,

Jane Mayer, “Why Does New York’s Criminal Investigation of Donald Trump Appear All But Over?” New Yorker, February 24, 2022,

Corinne Ramey and Deanna Paul, “Ex-Manhattan Prosecutor Who Resigned Said He Believed Trump Committed Numerous Felonies,” Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2022,

William D. Cohan, “The Billion-Dollar Trump-Wall Street Mystery,” Puck News, April 6, 2022,

Corinne Ramey, “Trump Criminal Probe Continues, While New York Attorney General Seeks Contempt in Civil Case,” Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2022,

Tierney Sneed and Sonia Moghe, “New York AG asks court to hold Donald Trump in contempt,” CNN, April 7, 2022,

Sonia Moghe and Kara Scannell, “Judge holds former President Trump in civil contempt for failing to comply with document subpoenas from New York attorney general,” CNN, April 25, 2022,

Kara Scannell, “Judge rejects Trump’s affidavit saying he doesn’t have documents sought by New York’s attorney general,” CNN, April 29, 2022,

Shayna Jacobs, “Federal judge dismisses Trump’s lawsuit against N.Y. attorney general,” Washington Post, May 27, 2022,

Margaret Hartmann, “Trump, Who Once Said ‘the Mob Takes the Fifth,’ Takes the Fifth,” New York, August 10, 2022,

Corinne Ramey and James Fanelli, “Donald Trump Takes Fifth Amendment in New York Attorney General’s Probe,” Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2022,

Bess Levin, “The Complete Guide to All the Ways Donald Trump Is Legally Screwed,” Vanity Fair, August 17, 2022,

Bess Levin, “Trump’s Longtime CFO Agrees to Throw the Trump Organization Under the Bus,” Vanity Fair, August 18, 2022,

Sheila McClear and Mark Berman, “Allen Weisselberg, longtime Trump executive, pleads guilty to tax fraud,” Washington Post, August 18, 2022,

Shayna Jacobs and Jonathan O’Connell, “Donald Trump, 3 of his children sued for business fraud by New York AG,” Washington Post, September 21, 2022,

Hugo Lowell, Maya Yang, and Martin Pengelly, “New York attorney general lawsuit accuses Trump of ‘staggering’ fraud,” Guardian, September 21, 2022,

Eugene Robinson, “Letitia James used Trump’s boasts against him. It was devastating,” Washington Post, September 21, 2022,

David Smith, “‘He’s done’: how Donald Trump’s legal woes have just gotten a lot worse,” Guardian, September 22, 2022,

William D. Cohan, “The Trump Lawsuit’s Known Unknowns & New ‘Shittrix’ Drama,” Puck News, September 25, 2022,

Edward Helmore, “Trump Organization to face criminal tax fraud charges in New York court on Monday,” Guardian, October 23, 2022,

Tierney Sneed, “Trump asks Supreme Court to stop IRS from turning over his tax returns to the House,” CNN, October 31, 2022,

Michael R. Sisak, “Judge says he’ll appoint monitor for Donald Trump’s company,” Associated Press, November 2, 2022,

Robert Barnes, “Supreme Court denies Trump bid to withhold tax returns from Congress,” Washington Post, November 22, 2022,

Katelyn Polantz, “House committee receives Donald Trump’s federal tax returns from IRS,” CNN, November 30, 2022,

Lauren del Valle and Kara Scannell, “Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud,” CNN, December 6, 2022,

Jonah E. Bromwich, William K. Rashbaum, and Ben Protess, “Trump Organization Was Held in Contempt After Secret Trial Last Year,” New York Times, December 13, 2022,

Dareh Gregorian and Sahil Kapur, “House committee votes to make public Donald Trump’s personal and business tax records,” NBC News, December 20, 2022,

Russ Buettner, Susanne Craig, and Mike McIntire, “Trump’s Taxes: Red Flags, Big Losses and a Windfall From His Father,” New York Times, December 21, 2022,

Charlie Savage and Alan Rappeport, “I.R.S. Routinely Audited Obama and Biden, Raising Questions Over Delays for Trump,” New York Times, December 21, 2022,

Catherine Rampell, “Why did the IRS drop the ball on Trump’s tax audits?” Washington Post, December 22, 2022,

Jeanne Sahadi, Maegan Vazquez, and David Goldman, “Trump’s tax returns confirm he paid little in federal income taxes in his first and last year of presidency,” CNN, December 30, 2022,

Marianna Sotomayor, Jonathan O’Connell and Michael Kranish, “House panel releases Trump tax returns in another setback for former president,” Washington Post, December 30, 2022,

Julie Zauzmer Weil and Eugene Scott, “What we’ve learned from Trump’s tax returns,” Washington Post, December 30, 2022,

Shayna Jacobs, “Trump financial officer Allen Weisselberg sentenced to five months in jail,” Washington Post, January 10, 2023,

Corinne Ramey, “Trump Organization Ordered to Pay About $1.6 Million in Criminal Fines for Tax Fraud,” Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2023,

Ben Protess, Jonah E. Bromwich, and William K. Rashbaum, “Trump Is Questioned in N.Y. Attorney General’s Lawsuit,” New York Times, April 13, 2023,

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