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A NY judge has ordered @realdonaldtrump to pay $2 million in damages, for misusing a charity's money.
An extraordinary punishment for a sitting president -- and the end of an extraordinary story, which you all helped reveal....
@realdonaldtrump just agreed to a set of restrictions on his decision-making, designed to prevent him from doing this again.
The man who runs the U.S. govt has lost his right to run a NY charity – at least, w/out special monitoring by outsiders.
@realDonaldTrump SO…what exactly did @realdonaldtrump do to deserve this?

I wanted to give you a brief recap, including shout-outs to all the Post readers and Trump staffers who made this possible (on purpose or by accident)
@realDonaldTrump IN THE BEGINNING, there was Iowa. A Trump rally in Waterloo, february 2016. And a gigantic check, from a small charity few people had ever heard of...The Donald J. Trump Foundation.
@realDonaldTrump BUT…This wasn't right. By law, charities aren't supposed to get involved in campaigns at all. But here, the Trump Foundation was a prop for one.
@realDonaldTrump Another weird thing. Trump said he had raised $6M for donations like this one. But he only gave away $3.1M of it, and stopped. The rest was still sitting in the Trump Fdn., unspent.
@realDonaldTrump Then I got help from @CLewandowski_ , Trump’s campaign manager at the time. In May, he called to say Trump had given away another $1 million of the money I was looking for.
@realDonaldTrump @CLewandowski_ That was helpful.
It was 100% wrong. The $1M was actually still in Trump's pocket, unspent and un-donated.
But still, helpful. It gave us something to look for.
@realDonaldTrump @CLewandowski_ I looked for the money, and many of you all amplified my search on Twitter. Eventually, Trump admitted it -- and he actually gave the $1M away.
@realDonaldTrump @CLewandowski_ That was astounding: under the spotlight of a presidential campaign, it appeared that @realdonaldtrump had tried to dodge or delay fulfilling a pledge to veterans.
So, we asked, what was he doing before now?
What was the Trump Foundation used for?
@realDonaldTrump @CLewandowski_ Well...
--Trump had used $258,000 from the charity to pay off legal settlements for his for-profit businesses, including a lawsuit with a guy who’d been denied a $1M hole-in-one prize at a Trump golf course.
@realDonaldTrump @CLewandowski_ And he'd used $30,000 of the charity's money to buy large portraits of himself. One of them was found (thanks to reader @alkaguilar and Univison's @Enrique_Acevedo) hanging on the wall at Doral.
@realDonaldTrump @CLewandowski_ At the time, Trump campaign spokesman @BorisEP – now a Sinclair commentator – said Doral was actually doing the charity a favor!
After all, it was storing the charity’s art collection on its wall. And for free!
@realDonaldTrump @CLewandowski_ @BorisEP Also, @realdonaldtrump once stole a seat onstage at a ribbon-cutting for a nursery school that served children with AIDS.
The seat was reserved for a big donor.
Trump had given $0.
@realDonaldTrump @CLewandowski_ @BorisEP That one still blows my mind. Trump did the macarena with the kids, then left without giving a dollar.
@realDonaldTrump @CLewandowski_ @BorisEP Now, fast forward. The NY AG filed suit, alleging "persistently illegal conduct" at the Trump Foundation. The judge made Trump pay $2M in damages.
Now, since the truth abt the Foundation has come to light, Trump has paid $3.3M to right mistakes and fulfill un-met promises.
@realDonaldTrump @CLewandowski_ @BorisEP Now, Trump has agreed to 3+ pages worth of conditions, if he ever returns to charity work.
The president can launch a nuclear war alone. But in NY, he's not allowed to start a charity w/out extra supervision.
@realDonaldTrump @CLewandowski_ @BorisEP That's it! Thanks to everyone who took time to help my search.

And...if you've got any questions, tweet 'em at me today! As you can tell, I'm lurking on Twitter instead of doing real.
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