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Trump, Inc.

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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 ...Show More
Trump and Deutsche Bank: It’s Complicated

41:07 | May 22nd

Whispers of money laundering have swirled around Donald Trump’s businesses for years. One of his casinos, for example, was fined $10 million for not trying hard enough to prevent such machinations. Investors with shady financial histories sometimes p...Show More
Trump’s Moscow Tower Problem

38:51 | Mar 21st

This week, we’re exploring President Donald Trump’s efforts to do business in Moscow. Our team — Heather Vogell, Andrea Bernstein, Meg Cramer and Katie Zavadski — dug into just who Trump was working with and just what Trump needed from Russia to get ...Show More
The Hidden Hand of a Casino Company In Trump’s Contact with Vietnam

27:29 | Apr 25th, 2018

Trump’s first call with the Vietnamese prime minister was arranged by Marc Kasowitz, a Trump personal lawyer who has another client with business interests in Vietnam.
The Questions Mueller Didn't Ask

30:29 | Jul 25th

Perhaps you’ve heard: Special counsel Robert Mueller testified on Wednesday. There’s plenty of analysis about who won and who didn’t. We’re skipping that part.
A New Kind of Influencer: Friend of the President’s Kid

13:32 | Jul 22nd

Tommy Hicks Jr. isn’t in government, but he’s a longtime pal of the president’s son. That has put him in the room when the administration talks China and 5G policy, and it lets him help others — including one friend who had $143 million riding on the...Show More
An Opportunity for the Rich

29:41 | Jun 19th

Under a six-lane span of freeway leading into downtown Baltimore sits what may be the most valuable parking spaces in America. Lying near a development project controlled by Under Armour’s billionaire CEO Kevin Plank, one of Maryland’s richest men, a...Show More
Pay Day at the Trump Doral

34:47 | Jun 5th

At the president's resort west of Miami, Payday lenders celebrated the potential death of a rule intended to protect their customers. They couldn’t have done it without him.
Former FBI Deputy Chief Andrew McCabe and Trump, Inc. Compare Notes

29:56 | May 29th

McCabe talks about going after Russian organized crime in Brighton Beach as a young agent — and how some of those characters showed up in the Mueller report.
What We’ve Learned From Trump’s Tax Transcripts

13:35 | May 10th

A look at Trump’s tax data from his early years gives us a road map of what his current forms might tell us.
The Government's Bar Tab at Mar-a-Lago

36:05 | May 1st

Spending taxpayer money at Mar-a-Lago is a such a "headache," the State Department got a special credit card for visits to the president's private club. This week, the intersection of money, presidential access and security, and the push and pull bet...Show More
'Harm to Ongoing Matter'

34:35 | Apr 19th

On Thursday, the “Trump, Inc.” team gathered with laptops, pizza and Post-its to disconnect — and to read special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. What we found was page after page of jaw-dropping details about the inner workings of the administratio...Show More
Trump, Inc. Goes Beyond Collusion

36:29 | Mar 25th

In this Trump, Inc. podcast extra, we talk about what we know, what we don’t know and what we still want to know after Attorney General William Barr gave his summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Trump, Inc co-hosts Andrea Bernstein and...Show More
Six Tips for Preparing for the Mueller Report, Which May or May Not Be Coming

16:21 | Mar 5th

Being investigative journalists means we’re constantly asking questions. But these days, it also means people are asking us questions. One we hear a lot nowadays: “When is the Mueller report coming — and what will it say?” Our answer: We don’t know....Show More
What We’ve Learned From Michael Cohen

33:31 | Feb 28th

For a year now, Trump, Inc. has been digging into the president’s business. We’ve reached out repeatedly to the Trump Organization with questions. Mostly, we haven’t gotten answers.   Yesterday was different. Michael Cohen worked for a decade as the ...Show More
How a Nigerian Presidential Candidate Hired a Trump Lobbyist and Ended Up in Trump’s Lobby

30:58 | Feb 27th

We spent a night at President Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C. — and we met lots of interesting people.
Who Was Behind the Plan to Give Saudi Arabia Nuclear Power, and What Was Their Agenda?

09:08 | Feb 22nd

We talk with the ProPublica reporter who helped uncover the Trump administration’s plan to bring nuclear technology to the Saudis.
Trump Inauguration Chief Tom Barrack’s ‘Rules for Success’

30:26 | Feb 20th

Last year, our Trump, Inc. podcast with WNYC explored the mystery of how Donald Trump’s inaugural managed to raise and spend $107 million. A lot has happened since then. We now know the inaugural committee is the subject of a wide-ranging criminal i...Show More
What We Now Know About Manafort, Cohen and ‘Individual-1’

25:03 | Dec 12th, 2018

Court filings by prosecutors last week shined a light on the business lives of two men who worked get Donald Trump elected president: former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Trump, Inc co-hosts I...Show More
Trump Jr. Invested in a Hydroponic Lettuce Company

19:22 | Dec 4th, 2018

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, took a stake last year in a startup whose co-chairman is a major Trump campaign fundraiser who has sought financial support from the federal government for his other business interests, according to recor...Show More
The Emolument Suit Against Trump That Is Moving Ahead

18:06 | Nov 14th, 2018

There’s lots of talk about congressional investigations of the Trump administration that may be coming. Meanwhile, there is already a push to pull back the veil on the president’s conflicts. And it’s making progress. This month, a federal judge ruled...Show More
So What Trump Investigations Could Be Coming?

37:06 | Nov 8th, 2018

We talk with The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson, The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, and McClatchy’s Anita Kumar about the midterms and future investigations by Democrats.
Rudy, Inc.

36:44 | Oct 31st, 2018

We spent weeks investigating his work and clients in the former Soviet Union.
Trump and Taxes: The Art of the Dodge

30:09 | Oct 24th, 2018

Donald Trump has multiple different ways of playing the game when it comes to taxes — and he always seems to come out the winner.
Trump’s Tangled Relationship With Saudi Arabia

13:45 | Oct 19th, 2018

In the wake of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, we discuss President Donald Trump’s business interests in the kingdom.
Pump and Trump

36:53 | Oct 17th, 2018

Donald Trump claims he only licensed his name for projects developed by others. Our investigation finds his family had deeper involvement and the deals often had misleading practices.
Trump’s Patron-in-Chief: Sheldon Adelson

27:52 | Oct 10th, 2018

Late on a Thursday evening in February 2017, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plane landed at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland for his first visit with President Donald Trump. A few hours earlier, the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s Boeing 737...Show More
The Cost of the Office? Trump's Billion-Dollar Loss

14:24 | Oct 5th, 2018

A new investigation by Forbes magazine finds the president's net worth has dropped significantly since he took office.
The Business of Silence

27:54 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Trump has long worked to enforce silence. And he’s been trying to take the practice to the White House.
Elliott Broidy's All-Access Pass

32:12 | Sep 26th, 2018

Our podcast investigation is back — and this time we’re looking at more than just the president’s family.
Two Convictions That Shook Trump-World

41:35 | Aug 22nd, 2018

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 — the pre...Show More
Manafort, Inc.

21:03 | Aug 2nd, 2018

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 now...Show More
Government Employees Spend Your Money at Trump Hotels

24:05 | Jun 28th, 2018

Tracking the money that goes to the president from political campaigns and taxpayers.
What You Need to Know About Wilbur Ross’ Many Conflicts

17:41 | Jun 22nd, 2018

We talk with Dan Alexander from Forbes about Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Trump, Inc, Live: From ‘The Art of the Deal’ to the Dossier

35:52 | May 18th, 2018

The Trump, Inc. Team holds a live show in New York City to ponder Donald Trump’s business model from the 1980’s to today.
The "King of Debt"? He Pays Cash.

17:57 | May 11th, 2018

Donald Trump has proclaimed himself "the king of debt." So how come he paid all-cash for mansions, golf courses, and a winery?
The Company Michael Cohen Kept

45:58 | Apr 18th, 2018

Long before Donald Trump’s attorney paid Stormy Daniels or had his office raided by the FBI, a pattern was established: The associates of Michael Cohen often land in legal trouble.
Trump’s Company Is Suing Towns Across the Country to Get Breaks on Taxes

22:35 | Apr 11th, 2018

Why is Trump’s business arguing its properties are worth just a fraction of what Trump has claimed they are on his own financial disclosures? To save on taxes.
Trump, the Ex-Lobbyist and 'Chemically Castrated' Frogs

19:49 | Apr 4th, 2018

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, homework. L...Show More
The Many Red Flags of Trump’s Partners in India

29:40 | Mar 28th, 2018

The Trump Organization has five active projects in India, a country where corruption is common in the real estate industry.
Former Indian Official: Donald Trump Jr. Pushed 'Blatantly Illegal' Project

30:01 | Mar 21st, 2018

A Trump project in Mumbai had its permits revoked after investigators found “significant irregularities.” Then Trump Jr. traveled to India to get the decision overruled.
Where’d Trump’s Record Inauguration Spending Go? 'It’s Inexplicable'

24:32 | Mar 14th, 2018

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 filing ...Show More
Son-in-Law Inc: The (Other) Secretive Real Estate Scion in the White House

22:51 | Mar 7th, 2018

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 m...Show More
Trump Org Ordered Golf Markers With the Presidential Seal. That May Be Illegal.

08:18 | Mar 5th, 2018

The president’s company placed an order to manufacture replicas of the Presidential Seal, raising new ethics questions.
The Mysterious Loan Trump Made to Himself and More

24:49 | Feb 28th, 2018

David Fahrenthold with the Washington Post answers your questions — and then asks one himself.
Trump, Russia and 'Alternative Financing'

24:46 | Feb 21st, 2018

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...Show More
Money Laundering and the Trump Taj Mahal

25:34 | Feb 14th, 2018

The casino’s money laundering controls were so lacking, regulators found, it amounted to “willful" violations of the law.
Open For Business

14:50 | Feb 13th, 2018

Forbes investigative reporter Dan Alexander found the president's company is collecting at least $175 million in commercial rents. And Trump doesn't have to tell us who's paying.
Trump's 'No Conflict Situation'

24:47 | Feb 7th, 2018

As president, he says he can’t have a conflict of interest with his businesses. But that interpretation turns the ethics laws on their head.
Coming Soon: 'Trump Inc.' the Podcast

01:49 | Feb 5th, 2018

Who's profiting from the president's family business? A joint reporting project by WNYC and ProPublica delves into the mysteries of the Trump Organization.