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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Donald Trump has given his daughter and son-in-law prominent White House jobs, steers lobbyists and political groups seeking his favor toward using his Pennsylvania Avenue hotel, and even successfully pushed the U.S. government to host the next G-7 meeting at his own golf resort, which will put tens of millions of American tax dollars into his own cash registers next June.

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Indeed, such actions, had they been taken by a mayor, a county executive or a governor, would in all likelihood result in state or federal public corruption charges. While laws and rules vary by state and locality, ethics laws generally prohibit public officials from profiting from their offices.

Giving oneself a large government contract as Trump's White House announced Thursday with the selection of his troubled Doral, Florida, golf course as the site of the next summit of the world's largest democratic economies would almost certainly result in a criminal prosecution, ethics experts said.

"This is a president who believes the powers of the presidency are bestowed on him to advance his own personal interests, political and profit-seeking, rather than those of the American people," said Robert Weissman, president of the liberal watchdog group Public Citizen.

But as the sitting president, Trump is immune from both ethics laws and criminal prosecution, and not only has he openly engaged in nepotism and self-dealing, he has, in recent weeks, started accusing political opponents and the news media of "corruption."

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-18 12:41 AM | Reply

But but but the servers. Where are the servers?

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-18 06:33 AM | Reply

But but but the servers. Where are the servers?

#2 | POSTED BY NIXON AT 2019-10-18 06:33 AM | REPLY |

Don't worry, We are still spending money beating that dead horse

www.cnn.com

#3 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-10-19 01:47 PM | Reply

I know if Trump ever goes down... the party in Portland will be legendary
Never thought they could make Bush jr look presidential.. Trump seems more like the mafia

#4 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-10-19 01:49 PM | Reply

The Big Lie

All this was inspired by the principle"which is quite true within itself"that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.

It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation.

For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.
"Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X[1]

en.wikipedia.org

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2019-10-19 02:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Orange Adolf is the master projectionist.
If he accuses his enemies of something, he himself is 100% guilty of what he is accusing.

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-10-19 07:16 PM | Reply

The servers are in Benghazi, silly.

#7 | Posted by contrecoup at 2019-10-19 07:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

ABORTED

"Orange Adolf is the master projectionist."

Nice of him to publicly announce his own guilt in this case. Have you noticed that sometimes he does it even BEFORE anybody actually accuses him?

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-10-20 06:30 AM | Reply

"But as the sitting president, Trump is immune from both ethics laws and criminal prosecution, and not only has he openly engaged in nepotism and self-dealing, he has, in recent weeks, started accusing political opponents and the news media of "corruption."

Deep flaw in our system, the President appoints the AG who has the responsibility of enforcing our laws. If a President appoints a crony determined not to enforce our laws then he can do whatever he wants, which is the situation we find ourselves in today. That's a problem we need to address even if it requires a Constitutional Amendment. But then, there are a few things that need to be addressed, like money is free speech, corporations are people, etc. Our nation has been taken over by the 1% and we need to take it back away from them. If we don't, eventually we will end up eating them. For their own good, we need to reduce the power of the rich in this nation though they probably would actually taste pretty good if barbecued correctly.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-20 08:16 AM | Reply

For their own good, we need to reduce the power of the rich in this nation though they probably would actually taste pretty good if barbecued correctly.
#9 | POSTED BY DANNI

That crusade has been ongoing at least since Roosevelt was president. If memory serves, Roosevelt called them "royalists."

When virgin Hillary was campaigning for president, she spent most of her limited time giving speeches to bankers.

If a day should ever come when you Democrats get serious about cleaning up the corruption in your own beloved party, then I might become convinced that you people are serious.

#10 | Posted by Ray at 2019-10-20 08:44 AM | Reply

"For their own good, we need to reduce the power of the rich in this nation though they probably would actually taste pretty good if barbecued correctly.
#9 | POSTED BY DANNI"

You've been listening to Aerosmith haven't you, Danni?

Eat the Rich

"Their attitude might taste like ----, but it goes real good with wine"

#11 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-20 08:56 AM | Reply

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