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From the beginning, Donald Trump has used the presidency and his political influence as a way to make money, and he's very much continued to do that.
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Because of the very real concerns about apparent failures to disseminate and act on intelligence in the leadup to the January 6 insurrection, this memo raises important questions about the intent behind the change, the origins of it, and the effect this policy change had on intelligence dissemination, the January 6 select committee should consider these questions.
President Trump's decision to award the G-7 Conference to President Trump own property was outrageous, corrupt and a constitutional violation. It was stunningly corrupt even for a stunningly corrupt administration, president Trump reversal of that decision is a bow to reality, but does not change how astonishing it was that a president ever thought this was appropriate, or that it was something he could get away with.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have continued to conduct Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in ways that create a real possibility that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are capitalizing on Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner roles as government officials to enrich Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, government employees should never work on matters affecting their own finances, but Ivanka Trump appears to have done just that.
While this is a notable step in the right direction, it's a small one that comes much too late, the ethics issues that arise from Ivanka Trump ownership of the Ivanka Trump Brand also arise from Ivanka Trump ownership stake in the Trump Organization, and still more issues arise from Ivanka Trump father's ownership of that business. If the Ivanka Trump family truly cared about ethics, they would fully divest themselves of these assets -- something they should have done before they entered the White House.
The Office of Government Ethics has now determined that the President's debt to Michael Cohen needs to be reported on his financial disclosure report, rejecting the President's claim that it does not, because this was a debt incurred in 2016 and repaid starting in early 2017, it clearly should have been included on the President's 2017 report, which covered any debts through May 2017.
It's disappointing that the man who promised to 'drain the swamp' just took a massive step away from transparency by refusing the release the White House visitor logs that the American people have grown accustomed to accessing over the last six years and that provide indispensable information about who is seeking to influence the president, the Obama administration agreed to release the visitor logs in response to our lawsuits, and despite the Trump administration's worry over 'grave national security risks and concerns,' only positives for the American people came out of them.
The Obama administration agreed to release the visitor logs in response to our lawsuits, and despite the Trump administration's worry over 'grave national security risks and concerns,' only positives for the American people came out of them, this week, we sued the Trump administration to make sure they would continue to release the logs. It looks like we'll see them in court.
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