I’m David Fahrenthold, The Washington Post reporter investigating the Trump Foundation for the past few years. The Foundation is now shutting down. AMA!
Hi Reddit good to be back. My name is David Fahrenthold, a Washington Post reporter covering President Trump’s businesses and potential conflicts of interest.
Just yesterday it was announced that Trump has agreed to shut down his charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, after a New York state lawsuit alleged “persistently illegal conduct,” including unlawful coordination with the Trump presidential campaign as well as willful self-dealing, “and much more.” This all came after we documented apparent lapses at the foundation, including Trump using the charity’s money to pay legal settlements for his private business, buying art for one of his clubs and make a prohibited political donation.
In 2017, I won the Pulitzer Prize for my coverage of President Trump’s giving to charity – or, in some cases, the lack thereof. I’ve been a Post reporter for 17 years now, and previously covered Congress, government waste, the environment and the D.C. Police.
AMA at 1 p.m. ET! Thanks in advance for all your questions.