Quantcast
Connect with us

REVEALED: Trump lawyer lined his pockets by targeting the poor in telemarketing scheme for his ‘Christian’ charity

Published

on

Jay Sekulow (Facebook)

New documents reveal how Trump attorney Jay Sekulow enriched his family last decade by pressuring poor and unemployed people to give money to his Christian nonprofit.

The Guardian reports that Sekulow’s nonprofit group Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism (Case) gave its telemarketers at the start of the Great Recession instructions on how to convince people who were broke or unemployed to fork over “sacrificial gifts.”

ADVERTISEMENT

In a cheat sheet given to Case telemarketers, employees are instructed to respond with empathy if people tell them that they’re umemployed or have no money. However, it then tells them to push them hard to give money anyway.

“I can certainly understand how being unemployed/having limited funds would make it EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to help with a gift right now,” the paper reads. “We don’t ever want to put you in a financial bind. Could you possibly make a small sacrificial gift of even $20 within the next three weeks?”

The Guardian says that Sekulow personally signed off on these tactics, and he and his family have been well compensated for their work running Case and other nonprofits over the years.

In total, Case has steered an estimated $60 million to Sekulow, his family, and his family’s assorted businesses.

“For years, the nonprofits have made a notable amount of payments to Sekulow and his family,” the Guardian writes. “Since 2000, a law firm co-owned by Sekulow, the Constitutional Litigation and Advocacy Group, has been paid more than $25 million by the nonprofits for legal services. During the same period, Sekulow’s company Regency Productions, which produces his talk radio show, was paid $11.3 million for production services. Sekulow also personally received other compensation totaling $3.3 million. Pam Sekulow, his wife, has been paid more than $1.2 million in compensation for serving as treasurer and secretary of Case.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Read the whole report at this link.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump whines that he shouldn’t be blamed for ‘Lock Her Up!’ chants — as his supporters chant it

Published

on

President Donald J. Trump refuted responsibility for his rally cries of "lock her up" during a campaign stop in Martinsburg, Penn. Monday.

"Lock her up," the crowds chanted. To which Trump replied, "Now [the chants] are happening with [Joe] Biden because that's a crime family, frankly. But every time that happens, when they say, 'lock her up,' they always blame me and I have nothing to do with it."

Watch the video below.

After the crowd chants "lock her up!" for Hillary Clinton, Trump says "now [the chants] are happening with Biden because that's a crime family, frankly. But every time that happens, when they say 'lock her up,' they always blame me & I have nothing to do with it." pic.twitter.com/SjKrfadJIv

Continue Reading

2020 Election

‘Segregated South type behavior’: Americans are furious at ‘scared’ Texas’s Gov. Abbott deploying Guard troops to the polls

Published

on

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced that he is deploying troops to the polls in the state, something that a president can't even due because it can suppress the vote.

“The Texas Army National Guard said Monday it had been ordered to dispatch 1,000 troops to five major cities around the state in conjunction with the Nov. 3 election,” San Antonio Express-News reported on Monday.

It sent people into flames of rage claiming that it was an example of a Republican governor behaving like a segregationist from the 1950s.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump officials rage against Meadows for his communication failures: report

Published

on

On Monday, The Washington Post reported that White House officials are frustrated with chief of staff Mark Meadows, over his management style and his failure to communicate vital information to both the public and his colleagues.

"Meadows’s uneven handling of the pandemic response and other West Wing crises has dismayed many staffers and campaign officials, who say he has largely proved to be an ineffective chief of staff, instead serving more as a political adviser and confidant," reported Josh Dawsey. And the frustration reportedly goes deeper than his contradictory claim over the weekend that the administration will not control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE