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Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:29 PM

Here's CREW's massive conflicts-of-interest report on trump

We, the media, EVERYONE has lost the forest for the trees. We are getting royally steamrolled and flattened by a very vile, powerful, shameless and united propaganda blitz from the right.

Meanwhile there is already such extensive evidence of trump wrong-doing and impeachable offenses.

https://www.citizensforethics.org/trump-timeline/

CREW is committed to holding government officials, including President Trump, to account when they abuse their power and fail to work in the public interest. Because President Trump refused to divest from his business empire, we tracked interactions these businesses had with the government and those trying to influence it during the presidentís first year in office. By doing so, CREW documented more than 500 conflicts of interest for President Trump.

As CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said when President Trump announced he would not divest, President Trumpís failure to adequately address his massive conflict of interest issues means that ď[e]very decision he will make as president will be followed by the specter of doubt, and will be questioned as to whether his decision is in the best interest of the American people or the best interest of his bottom line.Ē

Here we present a timeline of instances in which the government and special interests interacted with President Trumpís private business interests since he took office. The events can be filtered by broad categories in the pull-down menu and narrower categories by checking the boxes below, so we encourage you to take a look at whatever interests you. Check out our report on these conflicts, Profiting from the Presidency: A Yearís Worth of President Trumpís Conflicts of Interest, by clicking here.

https://www.citizensforethics.org/profitingfromthepresidency/

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FIRST, President Trump and other government officials have routinely visited Trump properties and promoted them throughout the past year, signaling to those seeking to influence the government that the presidentís commercial properties are important new centers of power and influence.

-President Trump spent a full third of the first year of his administrationó121 daysóvisiting his commercial properties.

-Seventy-two executive branch officials, more than 35 members of Congress, and over a dozen state officials visited Trump Organization properties during the first year of the Trump administration.

-President Trump and his White House staff promoted the Trump brand by mentioning or referring to one of the presidentís private businesses on at least 54 different occasions during the presidentís first year in office.

SECOND, far from this signaled access to power being an empty promise, those who patronize President Trumpís businesses have, in fact, gained access to the president and his inner circle. Indeed, it appears that at least some of those guests are trying to use that access to exert influence.

THIRD, the promotion of the presidentís businesses as centers of power and influence appears to be paying off: During President Trumpís first year in office, a variety of industry groups, foreign governments, and political committees patronized his businesses.

-There have been more than 40 instances of special interest groups holding events at Trump properties since January 20, 2017.

-Eleven foreign governments have paid Trump-owned entities during the presidentís first year in office, and at least six foreign government officials have made appearances at Trump Organization properties.

-Political groups spent more than $1.2 million at Trump properties during the presidentís first year in office. Prior to President Trumpís 2016 campaign, annual spending by political committees at Trump properties had never exceeded $100,000 in any given year going back to at least 2002.



Taken together, the 500+ entries on the Trump Inc. timeline present a clear picture of a presidency being used to turn a profit and the presidentís businesses serving as points of access to the corridors of power. As many feared, President Trump is not only making money in spite of his official positionóin many cases, heís making money because of it.



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Reply Here's CREW's massive conflicts-of-interest report on trump (Original post)
EveHammond13 Mar 2019 OP
UniteFightBack Mar 2019 #1
The Wielding Truth Mar 2019 #2
diva77 Mar 2019 #3
UTUSN Mar 2019 #4
Demovictory9 Mar 2019 #5
diva77 Mar 2019 #6
EveHammond13 Mar 2019 #12
alwaysinasnit Mar 2019 #7
moondust Mar 2019 #8
DRoseDARs Mar 2019 #9
moondust Mar 2019 #10
EveHammond13 Mar 2019 #11

Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:39 PM

1. The FBI building that he hand his tiny hands all over. The list goes on and on. He has been a

candidate for impeachment from day 1.

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:42 PM

2. Yes. We are being steamrolled! Excellent report!

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:24 PM

3. K&R Today the rethugs are dominating the news with their megalomaniacal plans to destroy ACA,

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Special Olympics, public schools, the Constitution (to them it is the CONstitution). But soon, the newscycle will be unable to avoid the fruits of the House investigations (at least, I hope so) -- ray of hope with Maxine Waters' progress getting cooperation from Deutschebank

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:24 PM

4. K&R

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:31 PM

5. k&r

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:32 PM

6. CREW is an excellent organization! Highly worthy of receiving donations!

https://www.citizensforethics.org/



DEDICATED TO
FIGHTING THE INFLUENCE OF
MONEY ON OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM

CREW uses aggressive legal action, in-depth research, and bold communications to reduce the influence of money in politics and help foster a government that is ethical and accountable. We highlight abuses, change behavior, and lay the groundwork for new policies and approaches that encourage public officials to work for the benefit of the people, not powerful interests.

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Response to diva77 (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 10:32 PM

12. they have loads of data, readily available

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:57 PM

7. Excellent post. But my main concern at this point isn't so much the crimes and conflicts of

interest of Individual 1, but rather, maybe we should concentrate on investigating Individual 1's enablers. I am sure there is plenty of corruption there. And if some of these Congress-critters could be brought down and criminally charged, maybe we can ultimately get to Individual 1. Just a thought, anyway.

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 10:00 PM

8. Kleptocracy.

Article I came across today providing some background and insights on the current state of affairs wrt corruption in the U.S. and globally. Not a pretty picture. Perhaps Dump and the GOP have fallen in love with Putin because they know he can show them how to turn the U.S. into their own little kleptocracy.

Russian-Style Kleptocracy Is Infiltrating America

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Response to moondust (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 10:06 PM

9. Worse, it's a hybrid between kleptocracy (gvt by greediest) and kakocracy (gvt by the worst people).

 

Klepkakracy? It has 3 K's built right in so there's points in the word's favor.

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 10:14 PM

10. +1

Hard to believe anybody votes for them.

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 10:31 PM

11. +1

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