Last week, Donald Trump officially clinched the Republican nomination for President at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. While Trump and his family were at the convention, a story was making the rounds on social media, eventually landing in my inbox. The shocking allegations? Trump and two of his children were facing tax evasion charges
It’s a pretty sensational story and given the amount of attention heaped upon Trump’s reluctance to disclose his tax returns, (you can read my take on that here), it definitely attracted attention. There’s just one problem: it’s not true.
What is true is that Trump is involved in a civil tax fraud case. But his involvement, and that of two of his children, Donald Jr. and Ivanka, is this: they are named as material witnesses in a case focusing on a man named Felix Sater (more about Sater in a moment).