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January 29, 2020

Federal agency says it doesn’t track foreign spending at Trump Hotel

Filed under: Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:25

“The Trump Organization is violating the law, and the Trump administration is letting them get away with it,” Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., who chaired the hearing, told Yahoo News afterward. “It’s an obvious conflict of interest. The potential transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars into the president’s pocket creates even more legal and ethical issues that the Trump administration is desperate to ignore.”

 

One of the emoluments lawsuits has been filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, a government watchdog group that opposes the Trump administration. Tuesday’s hearing did little to allay concerns about potential corruption on Trump’s part, said CREW policy director Jennifer Ahearn. “GSA has repeatedly refused to acknowledge the Trump family’s and Trump Organization’s conflicts of interest in maintaining a lease at the Old Post Office building,” Ahearn told Yahoo News.

“Her admission that GSA has not looked into whether the Trump Organization has done business with foreign governments is unsurprising,” Ahearn continued, “given GSA’s inaction to address the ethics concerns that were clear before Donald Trump even assumed the presidency.”

Foreign governments have routinely booked rooms and events at the Trump International Hotel, which is just a few blocks from the White House. So have many Republicans. While observers like Zach Everson of the 1100 Pennsylvania blog have pieced together who stays and dines at the hotel from social media postings and calendar entries, no official record of comings and goings exists.

There is much more information at the link above.     Hugs

2 Comments »

  1. Deplorable!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Notes To Ponder — January 29, 2020 @ 06:13

    • Hello Notes To Ponder. Yup the US has become a banana republic run by a crime family mob boss want-to-be. Hugs

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Scottie — January 29, 2020 @ 11:13


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