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Cult leader found dead, mummified with eyes missing
Amy Carlson, leader of the cult 'Love Has Won', was found dead in her trailer home.

Author of the article:Brad Hunter
Publishing date:May 05, 2021 • 1 hour ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation
Amy Carlson, 45, AKA "Mother God", was found dead in her trailer home.
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Cult members who believed Donald Trump was their leader’s loving father in a past life are now being held on suspicion of their guru’s death.

Cops say the seven members were busted after the mummified body of Love Has Won leader Amy Carlson, 45, a.k.a. “Mother God,” was found dead in her trailer home.

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Her eyes were missing and glitter makeup had been sprinkled on her face.

The body was placed in a shrine and wrapped in Christmas lights.

So far detectives aren’t sure how Carlson died, but suspect she may have ingested colloidal silver.

She had allegedly been selling the substance as a “cure” for COVID-19.


Ryan Kramer, John Robertson, Jason Castillo, Obdulia Franco Gonzalez, Christopher Royer, and Sarah Raymone are being held on counts including abuse of a corpse and child abuse.

Karin Raymond is being held on two counts of child abuse, one count of corpse abuse, and one count of false imprisonment.

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No one has been charged with Carlson’s death.

Police found the body after receiving an anonymous tip.

Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin told the Daily Beast that he was unable to identify the corpse by fingerprints because the body was too badly decomposed.

It’s believed that Carlson has been dead since March.


Her son said she was was “taking huge amounts of colloidal silver,” and told the Daily Beast “It’s not a great thing, but hopefully this brings an end to the Love Has Won debacle. I hope the damage stops now.”

The cult had been accused of brainwashing followers and stealing their money.

Carlson convinced followers that she had been trying to save humanity for 19 billion years.

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Trump says New York criminal probe is in 'desperate search of a crime'
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Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked New York state’s attorney general for launching a criminal probe of his family business, saying he was “being unfairly attacked and abused.”

“There is nothing more corrupt than an investigation that is in desperate search of a crime,” Trump said in a statement, adding that “we will overcome” any attempt at prosecution.


The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James, which has been investigating whether the New York City-based Trump Organization falsely reported property values to secure loans and obtain economic and tax benefits, said on Tuesday its probe was no longer purely civil.

“We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA,” Fabien Levy, a spokesman for James, said in a statement, using the abbreviation for “district attorney.”


Trump on Wednesday assailed the investigation as politically motivated.

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“The attorney general of New York literally campaigned on prosecuting Donald Trump even before she knew anything about me,” the Republican former president said. James is a Democrat.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has been investigating Trump’s pre-presidency business dealings for more than two years.

Vance’s office has said in court filings it was investigating “possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct” at the Trump Organization, including tax and insurance fraud and falsification of business records.

Separately, the New York Times reported late on Wednesday that the office of the New York Attorney General had been criminally investigating Allen Weisselberg, the CFO of the Trump Organization, for months over tax issues, and had notified the company about it in a January letter.

The investigators have examined whether taxes were paid on fringe benefits that Trump gave him, including cars and tens of thousands of dollars in private school tuition for at least one of Weisselberg’s grandchildren, according to the newspaper.
 

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'I think Donald Trump is going to flip on (his family)' lawyer Cohen tells MSNBC
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Publishing date:May 20, 2021 • 19 hours ago • 1 minute read • 7 Comments
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Michael Cohen knows Donald Trump well and he believes the former U.S. president will turn on his own family if he needs to save his own skin.

“I think Donald Trump is going to flip on all of them,” Cohen told MSNBC’s Joy Reid. “What do you think about that? Including his children.”


Cohen was formerly vice president of the Trump Organization, which is currently facing a criminal probe and its CFO, Allen Weisselberg, is being investigated for tax fraud.

“I really believe that Donald Trump cares for only himself, and he realizes that his goose is cooked, so when he will be asked about the Trump Organization’s finances he will blame everyone else,” Cohen said.

“See, this is the problem. It’s never, ever Donald Trump. It’s always somebody else … It wasn’t Donald Trump who had the affair (with Stormy Daniels),” Cohen said.

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“It wasn’t Donald Trump who directed me to make the payments to Stormy Daniels. It wasn’t Donald Trump who got the benefit of the relationship and the actions. It was Michael Cohen. And I’m the bad guy into it. Why? Because I didn’t take the fall.”

Cohen said when “all of a sudden they turn around and start asking him about his tax returns or about the devaluation of the assets or the way that he took deductions, he will say, ‘I don’t do my taxes. It’s my accountant.'”


“He’s going to turn on his accountant and point the finger,” Cohen said.

“He’s going to say ‘Don Jr. handled that. Ivanka handled that. Melania. Don’t take me. Take Melania,'” Cohen said. “He’s going to tell them to take everyone except for himself.”

The Trump organization is run by Weisselberg and Trump children Donald Jr. and Eric.
 

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U.S. judge dismisses indictment against ex-Trump adviser Bannon, cites pardon
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Publishing date:May 25, 2021 • 16 hours ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation
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NEW YORK — Steve Bannon, the onetime top strategist for former President Donald Trump and recipient of a presidential pardon, on Tuesday won dismissal of an indictment accusing him of defrauding donors to a fund to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan said dismissal was “the proper course” in light of the pardon, which Bannon received in the final hours of Trump’s presidency.

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Prosecutors had argued that instead of dismissing the indictment, the judge should merely dismiss Bannon as one of the four defendants. The defendants had been charged in connection with the alleged siphoning of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the $25 million “We Build the Wall” crowdfunding campaign.

But the judge said the pardon was valid, and that even if Bannon did not formally admit guilt “the issuance of a pardon may carry an imputation of guilt; acceptance a confession of it.” Prosecutors had said the pardon “speaks for itself” and provided all the “finality” Bannon was entitled to.

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The office of U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss in Manhattan declined to comment.

Bannon was “thrilled” with the indictment’s dismissal, his lawyer Robert Costello said after speaking with him.

But the judge said the pardon was valid, and that even if Bannon did not formally admit guilt “the issuance of a pardon may carry an imputation of guilt; acceptance a confession of it.”

Prosecutors had said the pardon “speaks for itself” and provided all the “finality” Bannon was entitled to.

The office of U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss in Manhattan declined to comment.


Bannon was “thrilled” with the indictment’s dismissal, his lawyer Robert Costello said after speaking with him.

“She certainly got the result right,” Costello said, referring to the judge. “A pardon doesn’t rewrite history…. But in this case, we’re dealing with a person who is presumed innocent by the Constitution of the United States and whose plea was not guilty, and nothing changes that history either.”

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It was not immediately clear how the dismissal will affect Bannon’s co-defendants, or whether they might try to steer blame toward Bannon as they defend themselves.

The defendants include Brian Kolfage, an Air Force veteran and triple amputee who led the We Build the Wall campaign.

“There is nothing I have to say about the situation,” Kolfage’s lawyer Harvey Steinberg said in an interview. “It is completely out of our hands, and within the Executive Branch’s discretion.”

Bannon, 67, championed the “America First” right-wing populism and fierce opposition to immigration that became hallmarks of Trump’s presidency.
 

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Prosecutor in Trump criminal probe convenes grand jury: report
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WASHINGTON — Manhattan’s district attorney has convened a grand jury that is expected to decide whether to indict Donald Trump, which indicates he feels he has evidence of a crime by the former president or someone close to him or by his company, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

“The panel was convened recently and will sit three days a week for six months,” the Post said, citing two unnamed people familiar with the development.


“It is likely to hear several matters — not just the Trump case — during the duration of its term, which is longer than a traditional New York state grand-jury assignment, these people said.”

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has been investigating Trump’s pre-presidency business dealings for more than two years.

Vance’s office has said in court filings it was investigating “possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct” at the Trump Organization, including tax and insurance fraud and falsification of business records.

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A spokesman for Vance, Danny Frost, declined to comment on the Post report.

The Post said the move indicates Vance’s investigation has reached an advanced stage and that he believes he has “found evidence of a crime – if not by Trump then by someone potentially close to him or by his company.”

The New York attorney general’s office said a week ago that it had opened a criminal investigation into Trump’s company, increasing the legal risk for Trump and his family.

Attorney General Letitia James has been investigating whether the Trump Organization falsely reported property values to secure loans and obtain economic and tax benefits.

Trump, who left office in January, has denied any wrongdoing.

Last week he attacked James, saying “we will overcome” any attempt at prosecution.
 

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Trump's blog page shuts down a month after launch
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Publishing date:Jun 02, 2021 • 4 hours ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation
In this file photo former U.S. president Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House in Washington, D.C., on August 6, 2020.
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Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s blog page, launched last month in the wake of major social media platforms banning him, has been removed from his website.

Trump aide Jason Miller on Wednesday said that the page, which had been called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” would not be returning.


“It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on,” Miller said in an email to Reuters.

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Plans for the Republican former president to launch a social media platform have been teased for months by Trump’s team but with little detail.

“I’m hoping to have more information on the broader efforts soon, but I do not have a precise awareness of timing,” Miller said.

The blog page, which was billed as a place to “speak freely and safely,” served as a one-way means of communication that contained posts from Trump that could be liked and shared to social networks such as Twitter and Facebook from which Trump remains blocked.


A slew of social media platforms barred him following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

Twitter Inc, which Trump had used frequently, has said its ban is permanent, even if he runs for office again. Before being banned, the businessman-turned-politician had more than 88 million followers.


Facebook Inc’s independent oversight board determined that the company was correct to suspend Trump but criticized it for the ban’s indefinite nature. In May, the oversight board gave Facebook six months to determine a proportionate response to the case.

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube has said it will restore Trump’s channel when it decides that the risk of violence has decreased.
 

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Facebook suspends Donald Trump's account until 2023, shifts rules for world leaders
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Publishing date:Jun 04, 2021 • 21 hours ago • 4 minute read • 12 Comments
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Facebook Inc on Friday suspended former U.S. President Donald Trump until at least January 2023 and announced changes to how it will treat world leaders who break the rules on its site.

Facebook had suspended Trump’s account the day after the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot, determining he had incited violence. That suspension will last at least two years from the date of the initial block and would only be lifted if the risk to public safety has receded, Facebook said on Friday.


Trump criticized the decision as a form of censorship and an insult to his voters.

This new timeline denies Republican Trump a major social media megaphone ahead of the November 2022 congressional elections. However, it means he may be able to return to Facebook well before the next presidential election in late 2024.

Trump has been permanently banned by Twitter and remains suspended by Alphabet’s YouTube after the riot. Trump, who this week shut down his recently-launched blog, has teased plans to start his own platform.

“Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols,” Facebook’s head of global affairs Nick Clegg said in the post.

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Facebook’s oversight board, an independent group funded by the company who rule on a small slice of controversial content decisions, in May upheld the company’s unprecedented block on Trump. However, the board ruled it was wrong to make the ban indefinite and called for a “proportionate response.”

In a statement on Friday, Trump slammed the decision and repeated false claims of voter fraud: “Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election. They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our Country can’t take this abuse anymore!” Several investigations have not found evidence of election fraud.

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Trump added, “Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!”

Facebook said it would work with experts to decide when the public safety risk had subsided for Trump to be restored to its platforms. It said it would evaluate factors including instances of violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly and other markers of civil unrest.

It also said there would be a set of escalating sanctions that would be triggered if Trump broke further rules that could lead to his permanent removal.


White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, speaking to reporters, said of Facebook’s decision on Trump that it felt “pretty unlikely that the zebra is going to change his stripes over the next two years, we’ll see.”

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Social media companies have grappled in recent years with how to handle world leaders and politicians who violate their guidelines.

On Friday, the Nigerian government said it had indefinitely suspended Twitter’s activities in the country, two days after the company removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists.

In a major reversal that also came as part of Facebook’s Friday responses to its oversight board, Facebook said it was “removing the presumption we announced in 2019 that speech from politicians is inherently of public interest.”

The company said it now would weigh violative content from politicians against the potential risk of harm in the same way it does for all users. It will also disclose when it does use its “newsworthiness” exemption.

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However, a Facebook spokesman confirmed politicians’ posts will remain exempt from third-party fact-checking.

Facebook has come under fire from those who think it should abandon its hands-off approach to political speech, but has also been criticized by those, including Republican lawmakers and some free-expression advocates, who saw the Trump ban as a disturbing act of censorship.

Its decision on Trump and new policy changes could have major ramifications for how Facebook handles rule-breaking world leaders and officials on its services. It said that public figures who violate its rules by inciting or celebrating ongoing violence or civil unrest could be restricted for periods ranging from one month to two years.

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Social media companies have faced calls from some rights groups and activists to be more consistent in their approach to other leaders who have violated or pushed their rules. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Leader Ali Khamenei, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and lawmakers in India’s ruling party have drawn scrutiny.

Facebook also gave some transparency into its standard system on how many “strikes” users can receive before suspensions, which normally last up to 30 days.


The Trump case has been seen as a test for how the company responded to the ruling and recommendations of its recently-established oversight board.

The board also recommended Facebook review its role in the election fraud conspiracy that led to the Jan. 6 siege, which Facebook said it would partially implement through its partnership with academics studying the role it played in the 2020 U.S. elections. Facebook said it was implementing 15 of the 19 board recommendations.
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Trump denounces Fauci, China and dangles 2024 prospects in rare public outing
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GREENVILLE — Former President Donald Trump on Saturday sharply attacked U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, demanded reparations from China and denounced an investigation into his finances in a speech in North Carolina.

Speaking in Greenville, North Carolina, at the state’s Republican Party convention, Trump joined a chorus of Republican politicians who are criticizing Fauci for asking Americans to wear masks to guard against the virus and who at times has been skeptical of a theory that the virus escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan, China.


Trump called Fauci “not a great doctor but a great promoter” for his frequent television appearances. “But he’s been wrong on almost every issue and he was wrong on Wuhan and the lab also,” Trump said.

The origin of the virus remains hotly contested and remains under study by U.S. intelligence agencies.

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Trump’s own handling of the pandemic, in which nearly 600,000 people in the United States have died and he himself was infected, was a factor in his loss to Democratic President Joe Biden in the November 2020 election.

Trump called on China to pay $10 trillion in reparations to the United States and the world for its own handling of the virus, and he said nations should cancel their debt to Beijing.

Trump’s appearance had all the hallmarks of his signature campaign rallies complete with a musical playlist heavy on Elton John standards.

North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Michael Whatley introduced Trump as “our president,” a nod to the former president’s baseless claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him through voter fraud, which Trump called “the crime of the century.”

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Trump said a criminal investigation launched by the New York attorney general’s office is “the ultimate fishing expedition,” and said it was the latest attempt by Democrats to bring him down after two impeachment sagas when he was president.


“It’s been a five-year witch hunt, hoax after hoax,” said Trump. “They’ll never stop until November of 2024.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James has been investigating whether the Trump Organization falsely reported property values to secure loans and obtain economic and tax benefits.

Trump vowed to help Republicans in 2022 congressional elections and endorsed U.S. Representative Ted Budd for a U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina after his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, said she would not run.

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He appeared to dangle a possible run himself for president in 2024, saying he was looking forward to that year. Advisers say Trump, who faces a potential indictment in New York over his business dealings, has been discussing the possibility of another presidential campaign.

Trump emerged from seclusion for the Saturday event, the first in a planned series of speaking engagements this summer.

“The survival of America depends upon our ability to elect Republicans at every level, starting with the midterms next year,” Trump said.

Lara Trump announced on stage she had considered running for the North Carolina Senate seat but opted not to do so in 2022 in order to care for her young children. But she did not rule out a run in the future.
 

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U.S. accuses man of fraud for posing as Trump family members
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NEW YORK — A Pennsylvania man who impersonated Donald Trump’s teenage son and other members of the former president’s family, and claimed to have once fooled Trump himself, has been charged in Manhattan with defrauding hundreds of supporters of Trump’s re-election.

Federal prosecutors said Joshua Hall, 22, raised thousands of dollars by falsely claiming that Trump’s family backed his work for a political group supporting a second term for Trump.


The group did not exist, and Hall spent money he raised on personal expenses, prosecutors said.

Hall, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. He faces up to 22 years in prison if convicted.

A federal public defender representing Hall did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Prosecutors said Hall styled himself on social media as a strong Trump supporter with close ties to Trump’s family, and attracted more than 100,000 followers.

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In one alleged impersonation by Hall last August, Trump’s then 14-year-old son Barron appeared to describe Hall as his “friend and partner” and said, “Josh is an amazing patriot who is doing tremendous things for our great country. He has my COMPLETE AND TOTAL ENDORSEMENT!”

Last December, Hall told The New York Times he was surprised when Donald Trump tweeted thanks to his sister Elizabeth Trump Grau after an article said she had joined Twitter to support his effort to overturn the 2020 election results. The newspaper said the Twitter account that prompted the article was Hall’s.

“I was like, ‘Oh, my goodness. He actually thinks it’s his sister,'” Hall told the newspaper.


Hall also said there was “no nefarious intention” behind the deception, and he was simply trying to rally Trump supporters and “have fun.”

Prosecutors said a crowdfunding website that hosted Hall’s bogus political group closed his account after he failed to show where money he raised was going.
 

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Police did not disperse protesters so Trump could hold photo op: U.S. watchdog report
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WASHINGTON — A U.S. government watchdog on Wednesday released a report finding that federal police did not clear protesters from a park near the White House last summer so that former president Donald Trump could walk to a nearby church for a photo opportunity.

The report, by the U.S. Interior Department’s inspector general, said U.S. Park Police violently dispersed people from Lafayette Park on June 1, 2020 as part of a plan made earlier in the day for a contractor to install fencing.

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The report stated that U.S. Park Police had begun implementing the fencing plan “several hours” before they knew of Trump’s visit to the park, which occurred later that day.


“We found that the USPP had the authority and discretion to clear Lafayette Park and the surrounding areas on June 1,” the government watchdog said in a summary of its findings. “The evidence we obtained did not support a finding that the USPP cleared the park to allow the President to survey the damage and walk to St. John’s Church.”

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The report recommended U.S. Park Police develop more detailed policies for dispersing crowds, and improve coordination between federal agencies.

The report drew criticism from congressional Democrats, who have faulted federal agents for their use of pepper spray to clear protesters from the square and street.


“I come away from this report skeptical of the version presented here,” said House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva, a California Democrat, in a statement.

“The Lafayette Square crackdown was played on repeat on televisions around the world and raised serious questions about why heavily armed law enforcement attacked peaceful civilians practicing their constitutional rights,” Grijalva said. “Not only does this report not answer those questions, it doesn’t even seem to acknowledge them.”

Trump called the report an “exoneration” in a statement.

“As we have said all along, and it was backed up in today’s highly detailed and professionally written report, our fine Park Police made the decision to clear the park to allow a contractor to safely install antiscale fencing,” Trump said.
 

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Trump Organization sues New York City for ending golf course contract
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WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump’s company sued New York City on Monday, accusing it of terminating a golf course contract with the Trump Organization to punish it after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

The lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, says the contract was improperly terminated by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration.

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The Trump Organization has managed the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx borough since it opened in 2015.

“De Blasio had a had a pre-existing, politically-based predisposition to terminate Trump-related contracts, and the City used the events of January 6, 2021 as a pretext to do so,” according to the lawsuit.

New York City did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, interrupting the formal congressional certification of President Joe Biden’s election victory. The rampage came after Trump gave an incendiary speech to his followers, repeating false claims of a stolen election.


The Trump Organization says the city, in ending the contract, cited the unlikelihood of the company being able to attract a professional tournament to the golf course following the negative publicity surrounding the Capitol riot.

The Trump Organization says the contract did not require it to attract tournaments.

After the attack on the Capitol, the city also ended contracts with the Trump Organization to run two skating rinks and a carousel in Central Park.