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Trump May Already Own A First: 2 Months In, Most Corrupt POTUS. Ever.
03-20-2017, 10:05 AM
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Trump May Already Own A First: 2 Months In, Most Corrupt POTUS. Ever.
03/20/2017 06:00 am ET | Updated 1 hour ago
Trump May Already Own A First: 2 Months In, Most Corrupt POTUS. Ever.
Ethics experts cannot think of a predecessor more ready to use the prestige of the office for personal gain.
By S.V. Date

WASHINGTON – Imagine a foreign potentate who uses his official position to promote his private businesses. Who makes face time with visiting dignitaries a perk for his paying customers. Whose top aide urges the citizenry to embrace products sold by the sovereign’s daughter.

As President Donald Trump enters his third month in office, he has already established at least one record, however dubious: the president most open and willing to use the prestige of the White House to enrich himself and his family.

<..> “He should not use his official position to promote his businesses. That doesn’t make him a good businessman. That makes him a bad president,” said Richard Painter, the former top ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush’s White House.

Trump’s White House did not respond to emails for this story. And even some of his usual defenders declined to do so on this topic. “It’s the full employment act for people who write about ethics,” said one former campaign official on the condition he could speak anonymously.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trum...d29dc879d?

I betcha DT is watching tv today. The hearing is live on MSNBC and C-Span. Very interesting!

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03-20-2017, 10:48 AM
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He already has the lowest ratings of a new President in history. Hopefully, going lower. heh

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03-21-2017, 10:49 AM
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Carter-era ethics rulings loom over Trump kids
According to the Justice Department, it's up to the president to make sure anyone acting like an appointee actually takes an oath of office.
By Josh Gerstein
03/21/17 05:20 AM EDT

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka is getting a West Wing office and a security clearance – both key trappings of an official White House job.

But she's moving in without being sworn into a formal role, despite Justice Department legal opinions that urge the president to make sure that individuals engaged in government work hold some type of official federal post, in part to guarantee that they are clearly subject to nepotism and conflict-of-interest rules.

Koffsky also pointed to and appeared to reaffirm a 1977 Justice Department opinion issued to President Jimmy Carter's White House that a longtime adviser to Carter who was holding meetings and coordinating White House work should be given an official post as either a part-time or full-time government employee. "In either case, he should be formally appointed and take an oath of office," Acting Assistant Attorney General John Harmon wrote in that opinion.

<..> "You can't employ [informal adviser status] as an end-run," he said. "That can't be your purpose, to avoid the conflict-of-interest provisions, to set this up as a subterfuge that allows you to get around the law."

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/tr...nka-234295

A blatant case if IOKIYAR. DT has no ethics and doesn't think anything pertains to him. Impeach him!

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