Friday, May 6, 2016

Trump Names Former Goldman Partner, Soros Money Manager As Finance Chairman



Trump Names Former Goldman Partner, Soros Money Manager As Finance Chairman
Alex Pappas
Political Reporter
11:38 AM 05/05/2016
After acknowledging he will now raise money for the general election, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has named a national finance chairman who has a history with some organizations that could clash with his conservative populist message.

On Thursday, Trump named Steven Mnuchin, the chairman and CEO of private investment firm Dune Capital Management LP, to lead his fundraising.

Mnuchin, according to his Bloomberg profile, was a partner at Goldman Sachs, where he worked for 17 years. He also worked at Soros Fund Management LLC, founded by liberal mega-donor George Soros.

During the primary, Trump criticized rival Ted Cruz because the Texas senator’s wife worked for Goldman Sachs. “I know the guys at Goldman Sachs. They have total, total control over him. Just like they have total control over Hillary Clinton,” Trump said in February.
 
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Soros is part of a group of wealthy liberals who are reportedly spending $15 million to mobilize Hispanics and immigrants against Trump.

Trump often boasted during the primary of largely self-funding his campaign, not accepting contributions from big donors. In a news release, Trump’s campaign said he “has self-funded his successful primary battle and will likewise be putting up substantial money toward the general election,” but will start raising money from donors.

Speaking of Mnuchin, Trump said: “Steven is a professional at the highest level with an extensive and very successful financial background. He brings unprecedented experience and expertise to a fundraising operation that will benefit the Republican Party and ultimately defeat Hillary Clinton.”

Mnuchin, the campaign said, “has previously worked with Mr. Trump in a business capacity and brings his expertise in finance to what will be an extremely successful fundraising operation for the Republican Party, “

“It’s a great privilege to be working with Mr. Trump to create a world class finance organization to support the campaign in the General Election,” Mnuchin said in a statement.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Note: Jon S. Corzine was a chairman & CEO for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc., a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, the chairman & CEO for MF Global Holdings Ltd., Bradley Abelow was his chief of staff, and a New Jersey state government governor.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.       
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, the founder of Soros Fund Management, an investor in the OneWest Bank Group LLC, a co-chair, national finance council for the Ready PAC (Ready For Hillary), and was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Robin Hood Foundation.
Soros Fund Management was the buyer of assets, post-bankruptcy for MF Global Holdings Ltd.
Bradley Abelow  was the president & COO for MF Global Holdings Ltd., Jon S. Corzine’s chief of staff, a partner & managing director for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and the New Jersey state government treasurer.
Drumthwacket Foundation maintains the governor's mansion for the New Jersey state government.
Donald Trump was a donor for the Drumthwacket Foundation, a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and is the candidate for the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign.
Christopher J. Christie is the New Jersey state government governor, an honorary chairman for the Drumthwacket Foundation, married to Mary Pat Christie, and was the candidate for the 2016 Chris Christie presidential campaign.
Cam Henderson was the finance director for the 2016 Chris Christie presidential campaign, Mary Pat Christie’s chief of staff, and is an executive director for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
Mary Pat Christie is married to Christopher J. Christie, the president for the Drumthwacket Foundation, and the chair for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund is a relief organization for Hurricane Sandy.
Robin Hood Foundation raised money for the Hurricane Sandy relief.
Daniel S. Och is a director at the Robin Hood Foundation, and was a trader for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Peter D. Kiernan III is a director at the Robin Hood Foundation, and was a senior partner at the Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
David M. Solomon was a leadership council member for the Robin Hood Foundation, is a director at the Robin Hood Foundation, and a co-head of investment banking for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Clifford S. Asness was a leadership council member for the Robin Hood Foundation, and a managing director for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Lloyd C. Blankfein was a director at the Robin Hood Foundation, and is the chairman & CEO for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
John A. Thain was the president & COO for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and is a duplex owner at 740 Park Avenue, New York.
Steven T. Mnuchin was the EVP & CIO for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc., is a resident at 740 Park Avenue, New York, an investor in the OneWest Bank Group LLC., and the chairman & co-CEO for Dune Capital Management LP.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.       
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, an investor in the OneWest Bank Group LLC, the founder of Soros Fund Management, a co-chair, national finance council for the Ready PAC (Ready For Hillary), and was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Robin Hood Foundation.
Daniel M. Neidich was a managing director at the Goldman Sachs Group Inc., a contributor for the Ready PAC (Ready For Hillary), and is the chairman & CEO for Dune Capital Management LP.
Ready PAC (Ready For Hillary) supported the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the candidate for the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, Chelsea V. Clinton’s mother, and was a director at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.       
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Chelsea V. Clinton is the vice chair for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and married to Marc Mezvinsky.
Marc Mezvinsky is married to Chelsea V. Clinton, and was an investment banker for Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Henry M. Paulson Jr. was the chairman & CEO for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and is a director at the Bloomberg Family Foundation.
Emma Bloomberg is a director at the Bloomberg Family Foundation, Michael R. Bloomberg’ daughter, and was the chief of staff for the Robin Hood Foundation.
Michael R. Bloomberg is Emma Bloomberg’s father, the founder of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, and was a donor for the Robin Hood Foundation.
Daniel S. Och is a director at the Robin Hood Foundation, and was a trader for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Peter D. Kiernan III is a director at the Robin Hood Foundation, and was a senior partner at the Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
David M. Solomon was a leadership council member for the Robin Hood Foundation, is a director at the Robin Hood Foundation, and a co-head of investment banking for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Clifford S. Asness was a leadership council member for the Robin Hood Foundation, and a managing director for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Lloyd C. Blankfein was a director at the Robin Hood Foundation, and is the chairman & CEO for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Robin Hood Foundation raised money for the Hurricane Sandy relief.
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund is a relief organization for Hurricane Sandy.
Mary Pat Christie is the chair for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, married to Christopher J. Christie, and the president for the Drumthwacket Foundation.
Drumthwacket Foundation maintains the governor's mansion for the New Jersey state government.
Donald Trump was a donor for the Drumthwacket Foundation, a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and is the candidate for the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign.
Christopher J. Christie is an honorary chairman for the Drumthwacket Foundation, married to Mary Pat Christie, the New Jersey state government governor, and was the candidate for the 2016 Chris Christie presidential campaign.
Jon S. Corzine was a New Jersey state government governor, a chairman & CEO for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc., a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Bradley Abelow was his chief of staff, and the chairman & CEO for MF Global Holdings Ltd.
Soros Fund Management was the buyer of assets, post-bankruptcy for MF Global Holdings Ltd.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Vicente Fox’s Advice to Donald Trump: ‘Be Compassionate’



EXCLUSIVE: Vicente Fox’s Advice to Donald Trump: ‘Be Compassionate’
by Alex Swoyer and Joel B. Pollak 5 May 2016Santra Monica, CA
SANTA MONICA, California — Former Mexican President Vicente Fox invited likely Republican nominee Donald Trump to speak with him, saying he believes he can teach Trump to be a “compassionate leader,” and about the difference between being a businessman versus being a politician.

“I think I can convince Donald Trump,” Fox told Breitbart News on Wednesday, pleading to the billionaire to speak with Fox. “Please Donald, give me the opportunity to talk to you.”

Doing business, being a great business leader doesn’t make you necessarily a great politician or a great president. That’s not it. I experienced that. I come from Coca-Cola. Just like you, I worked in business for a long long time, but when I changed to politics, you have to change gears, then you have to be a compassionate leader, then your obligation is not to make money for yourself, your obligation is to do good for the poor.

Fox first started working for Coca-Cola in 1964 as a delivery truck driver and route supervisor. He later became supervisor, overseeing all of Coca-Cola’s operations in Mexico and Latin America.

“He needs to go a neighborhood here in the states where the poor [live]. He needs to visit California and see where this diligent, hard-working, high quality Mexicans work, picking up the berries with care, with love. That’s most important,” Fox said of Trump.

Fox spoke extensively about his charitable work, noting that he and his wife are raising money for three foundations. One of his donation drives is a “brick campaign,” where donors can help the needy by purchasing a brick in their name — not in a border wall, but a wall demonstrating compassion.

As a demonstration of “compassionate leadership,” he apologized to Trump for vulgar language he had used toward him in the past, and invited him to Mexico to see the border from the other side.

Coca-Cola
Howard G. Buffett is a director at the Coca-Cola Company, Warren E. Buffett’s son, and a director at the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Note: Warren E. Buffett was a director at the Coca-Cola Company, and is a director at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).
Sam Nunn is a director at the Coca-Cola Company, and the co-chairman & CEO for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).
Michael Douglas is a director at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and friend of George Soros.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) was a funder for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).         
Jessica Tuchman Mathews is a director at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), a board member for the International Crisis Group, was the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), a director at the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
Ed Griffin’s interview with Norman Dodd in 1982
(The investigation into the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace uncovered the plans for population control by involving the United States in war)
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank).
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, a friend of Michael Douglas, a board member for the International Crisis Group, Jonathan Soros’s father, and was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), the Brookings Institution (think tank), the Roosevelt Institute, the International Rescue Committee, and the Aspen Institute (think tank).
Ernesto Zedillo was a board member for the International Crisis Group, the president of Mexico, and is an international advisory board member of the Coca-Cola Company.
Vicente Fox Quesada was the president of Mexico, worked for the Coca-Cola Company, and is married to Martha Sahagun de Fox.
Martha Sahagun de Fox is married to Vicente Fox Quesada, and an advisory board member for the Wheelchair Foundation.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt is an advisory board member for the Wheelchair Foundation, and the chair for the Roosevelt Institute.
Jonathan Soros is a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and George Soros’s son.
Donald F. McHenry is a governor for the Roosevelt Institute, an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and was a director at the Coca-Cola Company.
Katrina vanden Heuvel was a governor for the Roosevelt Institute, is a director at the Roosevelt Institute, and married to Stephen F. Cohen.
Stephen F. Cohen is married to Katrina vanden Heuvel, and a friend of Mikhail Gorbachev.
Mikhail Gorbachev is a friend of Stephen F. Cohen, an advisory board member for the Wheelchair Foundation, the founder of Green Cross International, an advisory board member for the Global Security Institute, was the general secretary for the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and the president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
Green Cross International
Honorary Board members
Ted Turner is an honorary board member for Green Cross International in the USA.
Ted Turner is an honorary board member for Green Cross International in the USA, and a co-chairman for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) was a funder for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).         
Michael Douglas is a director at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and friend of George Soros.
Warren E. Buffett is a director at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and was a director at the Coca-Cola Company.
Sam Nunn the co-chairman & CEO for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and is a director at the Coca-Cola Company.
David A. Hamburg is an adviser for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), an advisory board member for the Global Security Institute, and the president emeritus for the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Mikhail Gorbachev is an advisory board member for the Global Security Institute, a friend of Stephen F. Cohen, an advisory board member for the Wheelchair Foundation, the founder of Green Cross International, was the general secretary for the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and the president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
Carnegie Corporation of New York was a funder for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), and the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Newton N. Minow is an honorary trustee at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, a director at the Commission on Presidential Debates, a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.   
Howard G. Buffett is a director at the Commission on Presidential Debates, a director at the ONE Campaign, a director at the Coca-Cola Company, and Warren E. Buffett’s son.
International Rescue Committee is a partner with the ONE Campaign.
Evan G. Greenberg is an overseer at the International Rescue Committee, and a director at the Coca-Cola Company.
Michelle Obama was an advocate for the ONE Campaign, a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP, Richard M. Daley’s staffer, and is a friend of Valerie B. Jarrett.
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.
R. Eden Martin is counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago. 
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013       
Richard M. Daley is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, a director at the Coca-Cola Company, William M. Daley’s brother, Michelle Obama was his staffer, and Valerie B. Jarrett was his deputy chief of staff.
Valerie B. Jarrett is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the senior adviser for the Barack Obama administration, a friend of Michelle Obama, and was Richard M. Daley’s deputy chief of staff.
William M. Daley is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, Richard M. Daley’s brother, and was the chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration.   
Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr. is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Henry Louis Gates Jr. was an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), is the founder of The Root, and a trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank).
Coca-Cola Company was a founding sponsor for The Root.
Tarun Das is an international advisory board member for the Coca-Cola Company, and was a trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank).
James S. Crown is the vice chairman for the Aspen Institute (think tank), and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Lester Crown is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and was a lifetime trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank).
Walter Isaacson is the president & CEO for the Aspen Institute (think tank), and was the chairman & CEO for CNN.
Ted Turner is the founder of CNN, an honorary board member for Green Cross International in the USA, and a co-chairman for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) was a funder for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank). 
Michael Douglas is a director at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and friend of George Soros.
Hisashi Owada is a director at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and was a lifetime trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank).
Daniel R. Glickman is a director, Congressional Program at the Aspen Institute (think tank), and an international advisory board member for the Coca-Cola Company.
Helene D. Gayle is a director at the Coca-Cola Company, and a trustee at Brookings Institution (think tank).
David B. Weinberg is a director at the Coca-Cola Company, and a trustee at Brookings Institution (think tank).
James D. Robinson III is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and was a director at the Coca-Cola Company.
Donald F. McHenry is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), a governor at the Roosevelt Institute, and was a director at the Coca-Cola Company.
Donald F. McHenry is a governor for the Roosevelt Institute, an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and was a director at the Coca-Cola Company.
Katrina vanden Heuvel was a governor for the Roosevelt Institute, is a director at the Roosevelt Institute, and married to Stephen F. Cohen.
Stephen F. Cohen is married to Katrina vanden Heuvel, and a friend of Mikhail Gorbachev.
Mikhail Gorbachev is a friend of Stephen F. Cohen, an advisory board member for the Wheelchair Foundation, the founder of Green Cross International, an advisory board member for the Global Security Institute, was the general secretary for the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and the president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
Green Cross International
Honorary Board members
Ted Turner is an honorary board member for Green Cross International in the USA.
Ted Turner is an honorary board member for Green Cross International in the USA, and a co-chairman for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) was a funder for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).         
Michael Douglas is a director at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and friend of George Soros.
Warren E. Buffett is a director at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and was a director at the Coca-Cola Company.