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Fri May 19, 2017, 11:54 AM

Trump attorney didn't want him to sign financial disclosure

Source: Associated Press


MAY 19, 2017 11:21 AM

BY JULIE BYKOWICZ
Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Donald Trump's attorneys originally wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics.

Attorney Sheri Dillon said she saw no need for Trump to sign his 2016 personal financial disclosure because he is filing voluntarily this year. But OGE director Walter Shaub said his office would only work with Dillon if she agreed to follow the typical process of having Trump make the certification. That is standard practice for the thousands of financial disclosure forms OGE processes each year.

The Associated Press obtained the letters under a Freedom of Information Act request.

"As we discussed, OGE will provide this assistance on the condition that the President is committed to certifying that the contents of his report are true, complete and correct," Shaub wrote in a May 10 letter. "When we met on April 27, 2017, you requested that he be excused from providing this certification."



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:00 PM

1. No fair jumping to conclusions...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:03 PM

3. IRS: "Your return is not complete until you sign it," or words to that effect. NT

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:01 PM

2. Almost, but don't, feel sorry for the attorney.

Must be really hard trying to keep the fleas on this dog from being excruciatingly evident, but this effort is obviously doomed to failure.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:05 PM

4. Walter Shaub!! A genuine hero! I remember him speaking out about dft's conflicts of

interest (I think it was) in January and thought, wow, look at this guy, publicly speaking the truth (ie, standing up against) this big phoney "president" - GOOD MAN

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:25 PM

6. Yes, a real hero!

Sad we feel need to call someone who does his job a hero, but in this case, it has merit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:11 PM

5. Sheri Dillon sold her soul when she agreed to lie for Trump.

The fact that she is still licensed to practice law shows what a joke bar discipline is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:52 PM

7. Prob. did not want him to sign his financial disclosure form b/c he would be committing perjury.

The lawyers did not want him to sign his financial disclosure form because he would be committing perjury.

So I guess not handing anything in then?

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #7)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:17 PM

9. *They* didn't want him to sign because *they* would be *conspiring* with him when he commits perjury

Can't *knowingly* let your client lie under oath, you know.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:19 PM

10. Ah! yes, I see!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:55 PM

8. This is a massive, massive red flag.




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