On Thu, 9 Feb 2017 15:03:54 -0500
RS Wood <email@example.com> wrote:
On 2017-01-26, RS Wood <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff is what I would say,” Ms. Conway said on Fox, after
Nordstrom dropped Ms. Trump’s fashion products.
Unbelievable. Basic, entry level ethics violation. Where are the
consequences? Oh yeah, it's a political monopoly in WashDC, so there are
Pick your favorite ethics offender:
President Trump and his administration are offering the country a
graduate-level course in the selling of the presidency. Much attention
has focused on how Mr. Trump is using the White House for personal
gain, but many other officials, including members of his family,
friends and close aides, also stand to rake it in at the public’s
Mr. Trump has driven right over the Constitution by allowing foreign
governments to funnel money to him through his hotels and golf courses,
in violation of the emoluments clause. So it comes as no surprise that
the people who work for him have felt free to abuse their positions and
run roughshod over ethics rules. He has created an anything-goes
culture in which some aides and advisers are openly working to bend
government policy to serve their personal interests. In other cases,
the potential for corruption is less obvious but no less dangerous.
Here are some of the most egregious offenders.