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Old November 25th, 2016, 03:59 PM   #1
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Electoral College Must Reject Trump Unless He Sells His Business Say Ethics Lawyers

Members of the Electoral College should not make Donald Trump the next president unless he sells his companies and puts the proceeds in a blind trust, according to the top ethics lawyers for the last two presidents.
Richard Painter, Chief Ethics Counsel for George W. Bush, and Norman Eisen, Chief Ethics Counsel for Barack Obama, believe that if Trump continues to retain ownership over his sprawling business interests by the time the electors meet on December 19, they should reject Trump.

https://thinkprogress.org/electoral-...916#.b4omjxq09
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Members of the Electoral College should not make Donald Trump the next president unless he sells his companies and puts the proceeds in a blind trust, according to the top ethics lawyers for the last two presidents.
Richard Painter, Chief Ethics Counsel for George W. Bush, and Norman Eisen, Chief Ethics Counsel for Barack Obama, believe that if Trump continues to retain ownership over his sprawling business interests by the time the electors meet on December 19, they should reject Trump.

https://thinkprogress.org/electoral-...916#.b4omjxq09


Yeah, right. Donnie's idea of a blind trust and OUR idea of a blind trust doesn't match up. Ethics? What's that?? Trump has sooo many conflicts of interest! More than likely we'll never know what they are. Those tax returns would have helped, but of course his supporters saw no reason to inspect those.
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Yeah, right. Donnie's idea of a blind trust and OUR idea of a blind trust doesn't match up. Ethics? What's that?? Trump has sooo many conflicts of interest! More than likely we'll never know what they are. Those tax returns would have helped, but of course his supporters saw no reason to inspect those.
We're now at the point of Constitutional crisis.

The Republicans have to be put in a position of defending the law, or defending Trump, by the Democrats. His supporters have to be put in a position of knowing that they can't just primary their rep, to get their way, because whomever they choose has to uphold the law. This gives the radicals on the right no other options, but revolution, and that isn't going to work for them.

What's their cause going to be, the overturning of the Constitution, because it doesn't support their ideals?

You only win revolutions with popular support. Something the alt-right will never have.
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Members of the Electoral College should not make Donald Trump the next president unless he sells his companies and puts the proceeds in a blind trust, according to the top ethics lawyers for the last two presidents.
Richard Painter, Chief Ethics Counsel for George W. Bush, and Norman Eisen, Chief Ethics Counsel for Barack Obama, believe that if Trump continues to retain ownership over his sprawling business interests by the time the electors meet on December 19, they should reject Trump.

https://thinkprogress.org/electoral-...916#.b4omjxq09
Kennedy was a multi-multi millionaire who dated Marylyn Monroe. Was Kennedy forced to sell his companies before the Electoral College would vote for him?
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Kennedy was a multi-multi millionaire who dated Marylyn Monroe. Was Kennedy forced to sell his companies before the Electoral College would vote for him?
Did Kennedy own any companies??....I think he was just some rich guy's kid....and not much else...
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Members of the Electoral College should not make Donald Trump the next president unless he sells his companies and puts the proceeds in a blind trust, according to the top ethics lawyers for the last two presidents.
Richard Painter, Chief Ethics Counsel for George W. Bush, and Norman Eisen, Chief Ethics Counsel for Barack Obama, believe that if Trump continues to retain ownership over his sprawling business interests by the time the electors meet on December 19, they should reject Trump.

https://thinkprogress.org/electoral-...916#.b4omjxq09
You think the electoral college should not seat the President Elect? Really? This is what you think? Too funny. Keep em coming because I get a second chance to gloat and read past posts in January. Thanks for that.
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Trump: ‘The president can't have a conflict of interest’

Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he faces no legal obligation to cut ties with his businesses, even as he described how winning the presidency has made his brand “hotter” and acknowledged advancing his business interests during a conversation with a British politician.

"The law's totally on my side, the president can't have a conflict of interest,” Trump said in an interview with New York Times editors and writers.

Trump said he was surprised by how little was legally required of him. "In theory I could run my business perfectly and then run the country perfectly. There's never been a case like this,” he said. "I'd assumed that you'd have to set up some type of trust or whatever and you don’t.”

It’s true that federal conflict-of-interest laws exempt the president, and he’ll have the power to change White House ethics rules. But there remains a constitutional ban on accepting payments from foreign governments, as well as anti-corruption laws against bribery and fraud. Enforcing them against the president, however, would probably have to be done through impeachment.

Impeachment seems unlikely while Republicans control Congress. But questions about Trump’s business entanglements, especially overseas, are dominating press coverage of his transition, and nothing he said on Tuesday seemed likely to abate those concerns.
More: Trump: ?The president can't have a conflict of interest? - POLITICO
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Did Kennedy own any companies??....I think he was just some rich guy's kid....and not much else...
He's much more than you are or I am or will ever be.
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He's much more than you are or I am or will ever be.
Can you answer the question (did Kennedy own any business'??) or do you just want to make snarky comments??
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Did Kennedy own any companies??....I think he was just some rich guy's kid....and not much else...
Joe Sr. had died and Joe Jr. died in combat in WW2. Jack was head of the entire Kennedy family during his Presidency.
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