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Encouraging Progress in Prying Open Trump’s Finances


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Encouraging Progress in Prying Open Trump’s Finances

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Given the controversy-every-news-cycle of the Trump administration, it can be hard to recognize when something truly important happens. Such an event occurred July 25, when a federal district court ruled that a suit could move forward alleging President Trump is violating the Constitution because of the money he earns from his Washington, D.C., hotel.


#2

It’s too bad that escalator in 2015 didn’t just keep on going down into the bowels of the earth. Perhaps the showman thought that the imagery of him coming from on high to save the country (bumpkins) would be great theater. Now we must ask ourselves if the moral bankruptcy of the country will also be assigned to The Donald. This country has so much potential and yet no leadership–that is leadership that isn’t sabotaged by the machinery of money. Trump is a tumor–tweeted evidence of a deep metastasis. It’s past time to aggressively treat the cancer.


#3

I’ve always believed that money-laundering for the mob was at the bottom of his reticence about his business dealings—I mean, who goes bankrupt running a casino? By all means, let the investigation unfold.

But when all is said and done, I suspect more will be said than done.


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Of course, this isn’t a Witch Hunt however, when it comes to a conclusion, I sure hope we can burn this mental midget at the stake.


#6

“No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States; and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.”

The problem, as pointed in the Congressional Dems’ case, is Trump NEVER seeks Congress’ permission thus frustrating any opportunity for Congress to act. They say he is illegally preventing them from doing their job.

The Trump team’s argument is Congress could just pass a law banning him (Trump) from accepting compensation. It’s particularly galling in the face of our founders’ words on the subject:

“In order to secure the president from any dependence upon the legislature, as to his salary, it is provided that he shall, at stated times, receive for his services a compensation that shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and that he shall not receive, within that period, any other emolument from the United States, or any of them.”

No more looting the Treasury!


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Trumps buddy, Wilber Ross (Dept. of Commerce) is accused of stealing $120 million from associates, and has grossly overestimated his net worth according to Forbes. I suspect besides the illegal activity, Trump has also greatly overestimated his wealth.

GuildF312S: "I mean, who goes bankrupt running a casino ?
Not once, but 4 times. I’ve always said, “you could teach a monkey to run a casino profitably”.


#8

Don’t leave out the EPA lifting rules against asbestos.


#9

Fuck Trump, Expose Him And Dispose Of Him!