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Sunday, August 25, 2019

An amazing photo of Melania Trump emerged Sunday afternoon in which she is seen eyeing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with obvious warmth. Witnesses reported hearing her cooing, "Monsieur Trudeau, you call me, yace? He konk out 9 o'clock. I no haff fun. I need man. You haff nice body." read more


Jimmy Carter gave up his peanut farm.

Keep that in mind.

#13 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2019-11-01 07:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

Right! And it's not like some peanut farm would have any sway to curry favor with foreign governments.

This is actually a key component of the Ukraine situation. A president with integrity would be eager to avoid situations that create a potential clash between personal interests and the national interest. Even if Joe and Hunter Biden were doing something underhanded in Ukraine, the fact that Joe is running for president should be all the current president should need to butt out. Any normal president would want to steer clear of this matter entirely lest he be accused of putting his desire for reelection ahead of international relations. Ethics policies for governments, corporations, nonprofits and every other conceivable organization make it clear that even the appearance of a conflict of interest jeopardizes the individual's and the organization's credibility and, therefore, its effectiveness.

I cannot stress this enough. It's not a technicality. It's not a rule that only prissy purists support. It's a basic tenet of integrity and trustworthiness. It doesn't matter who the whistleblower is or what anybody else testifies to in regard to the July 25 phone call. The president and his lackeys are already on record. The unwillingness of Trump and his flock to acknowledge this clear conflict of interest should disqualify them from any discussion of what is proper and what is not.

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