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Old January 20th, 2017, 09:03 AM   #1
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ACLU Files First Of Many FOIA Requests On Trumps Conflicts Of Interests

Well, we just couldnít wait: on Thursday, we filed our first Freedom of Information Act request of the Trump Era, seeking documents relating President Trumpís actual or potential conflicts of interest relating to his business and family connections.

Since the election, it has become clear that during the Trump administration the publicís relentless focus on government transparency will be critical to documenting and pushing back against government violations of civil liberties. While Trump has, both during the election campaign and since his Electoral College victory, threatened to violate the Constitution in numerous ways, the presidential transition brought to the fore a host of potential ethical and financial conflicts of interest that undermine the Constitution in a pervasive way: by casting doubt on the longstanding American value of the impartiality in government decision making.

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Old January 20th, 2017, 09:12 AM   #2
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I wonder why Clinton foundation donations dried up now that the clintons longer have access to the levers of power?....

Hmmmm.... could be "conflict of interest"?
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Old January 20th, 2017, 09:26 AM   #3
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I wonder why Clinton foundation donations dried up now that the clintons longer have access to the levers of power?....

Hmmmm.... could be "conflict of interest"?
The topic of this post is the FOIA requests involving Donald Trumps business interests.
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Old January 20th, 2017, 09:35 AM   #4
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The topic of this post is the FOIA requests involving Donald Trumps business interests.
You expected anything other than dodge, deflect, yell squirrel from an RW. Hell, we even got a b-b-b-b-but Clinton.

Although I must admit I was expecting a b-b-b-b-but Obama.
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Old January 20th, 2017, 12:06 PM   #5
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Well, we just couldnít wait: on Thursday, we filed our first Freedom of Information Act request of the Trump Era, seeking documents relating President Trumpís actual or potential conflicts of interest relating to his business and family connections.

Since the election, it has become clear that during the Trump administration the publicís relentless focus on government transparency will be critical to documenting and pushing back against government violations of civil liberties. While Trump has, both during the election campaign and since his Electoral College victory, threatened to violate the Constitution in numerous ways, the presidential transition brought to the fore a host of potential ethical and financial conflicts of interest that undermine the Constitution in a pervasive way: by casting doubt on the longstanding American value of the impartiality in government decision making.

https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-free...ents-conflicts
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Its not fair! Funny Skews. You and ghostrider should bottle your tears!
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Old January 20th, 2017, 12:29 PM   #7
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The ACLU can file an the FOIA documents they want. There is no constitutional provision that prohibits Trump from keeping his business interests. He would be doing the same thing that George Washington did with his tobacco and business interests.

The ACLU is lying about the purpose of the emoluments clause and who it applies to.
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Old January 20th, 2017, 12:43 PM   #8
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There are two emolument clauses, the one in Article I does not apply to POTUS. The clause in Article II does, and I don't see that being violated.

The FOIA does not apply to POTUS.

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FOIA also applies to the Executive Office of the President and the Office of Management and Budget, but not to the President, his immediate staff, the Office of the Vice President or the Office of Administration, which advises the president.
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Old January 20th, 2017, 01:53 PM   #9
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Its not fair! Funny Skews. You and ghostrider should bottle your tears!
Tears?

I've been laughing my ass of for the last three months watching you turds fighting a rearguard action after winning an election.

What? Don't feel real comfortable with that squeaker?

I'm gearing up to make the next four years a really fun time for you winners.

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Gotta love it! More of those skews predictions.


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