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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:45 PM

CREW CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO BEN CARSON

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https://www.citizensforethics.org/press-release/crew-calls-investigation-ben-carson/

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson appears to have violated his ethics obligations by knowingly allowing his family to use his public office for private gain, according to a request for a full and formal investigation by the HUD Inspector General filed today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

Carson’s son and wife have reportedly taken a “visible role in the department.” Along with Carson’s daughter-in-law, the two played a pivotal role in organizing an agency “listening tour” that involved prominent Baltimore business executives who were prospective business clients for Carson’s son and daughter-in-law.

“The government should never be used as a money-generating opportunity for the families of public officials,” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said. “The tone is set at the top, and with the presidency so intertwined with the Trump family business, it’s not surprising that other officials would follow the president’s lead.”

A HUD ethics official warned Carson that his family’s participation in the listening tour could potentially violate ethics regulations prohibiting employees from using their position for the private gain of relatives after multiple HUD staffers raised concerns. Carson ignored these concerns. Less than three months after the event, Carson’s daughter-in-law’s consulting firm was awarded a nearly half million dollar no-bid contract from one of their invitees.

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Reply CREW CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO BEN CARSON (Original post)
fleur-de-lisa Feb 14 OP
HopeAgain Feb 14 #1
exboyfil Feb 14 #2
Hortensis Feb 14 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 14 #13
NewJeffCT Feb 14 #11
Dustlawyer Feb 14 #17
Gothmog Feb 14 #3
Hortensis Feb 14 #6
dchill Feb 14 #10
Roy Rolling Feb 14 #12
procon Feb 14 #4
bluestarone Feb 14 #7
ffr Feb 14 #8
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 14 #16
world wide wally Feb 14 #9
BumRushDaShow Feb 14 #14
Blue_Tires Feb 14 #15
Turbineguy Feb 14 #18
Ferrets are Cool Feb 14 #19
pamdb Feb 14 #20

Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:47 PM

1. I can't even begin to keep track

of all these scandals with this Administration and cabinet.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:49 PM

2. Someone needs to set up a whiteboard

A really big one and go through it.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:14 PM

5. Would need to monitor daily and update nearly as often.

How sad (for all of us) that the Trump voters are missing, as much as they can manage, this amazing period of history they're living blindly through. Like Alice if she'd hit her head when she fell down the hole and only regained awareness once she was back in bed.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:57 PM

13. wiki?

Maybe a DU wiki?
or postgresql database that could be used as cheap oppo for the swarm of candidates that are coming out

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:55 PM

11. At this point

it would be easier to track the few that aren't under investigation.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:22 PM

17. Probably the cause for it taking Mueller so long to finish his investigation.

There are so many crooks and so many scams that more turn up everyday. Mueller and his team have to have their I's dotted and t's crossed on each and every one to get them to stick against the onslaught of attacks they are sure to receive when he does finally come forward with the indictments.

Hard to be patient while they are destroying our Democracy and our country!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:53 PM

3. Carson is an idiot and does not care about ethical rules

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:16 PM

6. I'm really not sure he can think like "normal" people.

Perhaps Jesus is telling him what god wants.

In this painting on his wall, who really is the dominant figure here? Hand out, ready to receive, is a major element in any case.









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Response to Hortensis (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:55 PM

10. It's Jeebus!

Gag me with a spoon!

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:56 PM

12. Famous painting

It's the famous "Jesus in His Bathrobe" masterpiece. Carson in his physician coat, Jesus in his bathrobe. Carson heals the Lord. LOL

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:13 PM

4. Who's going to stop him?

Trump has wiped out the whole system of check and balances, and the government can't function properly without them. The whole Republican Party is complicit in allowing Trump and his administration to do as the please without question or oversight.

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Response to procon (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:18 PM

7. another NAIL HIT RIGHT ON THE HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

something has to be done, and i'm afraid it's gonna be entirely on Muellers shoulder!!!! EVERY DAY IT'S SOMETHING NEW AND DISTURBING !!

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Response to procon (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:36 PM

8. And tRump will just pardon any criminal conservative who ends up serving time

It's the perfect mob ring.

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Response to ffr (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:01 PM

16. stuffed courts

Leave 'em in power long enough and they'll own the rest of the courts.

If you want to break the laws, own the lawmakers, cops (DoJ), and the courts.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:52 PM

9. Another day...Another scandal...Another school shooting

Republicans are so good for the country. (If you are a Russian anyway)

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:57 PM

14. Their credo is

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:00 PM

15. It's almost like Carson was wholly unqualified and unprepared for the job?

Besides, we all know Carson got the position because in the mind of Trump, "Urban=Black" so Ben would be a perfectly natural fit, right??

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:23 PM

18. He's a Trump guy.

Picking him out for ethics lapses looks like racism.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:27 PM

19. .....rots from the head down...if you don't believe that the PGIC

has violated these very ethics obligations, you are an idiot.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:34 PM

20. Ben Carson

What's the difference between him and the pussy grabber?Seems like he was
folowing his example.

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