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In First of Many, ACLU FOIA Request Seeks Information About the New President’s Conflicts of Interests


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In First of Many, ACLU FOIA Request Seeks Information About the New President’s Conflicts of Interests

Brett Max Kaufman

During the Trump administration, our country faces an unprecedented constellation of threats to the regular oversight processes that keep the powers that be in check.


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Glad for the work of the ACLU, and you're going to have your hands full. But please, it isn't about "healthy competition" among branches of government. What we need back is good old Constitutional checks and balances. And yes, government instead of campaigning, instead of endless competition.


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Today is Day 3 that the 'Constitution Criminal' resides in the White House. His disregard for law will be his undoing.


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And friends, somewhere in Washington enshrined on some little hard drive, is a study in black and white of my fingerprints. And the only reason I'm singing you this song now is cause you may know somebody in a similar situation, or you may be in a similar situation, and if your in a situation like that there's only one thing you can do and that's walk into the court wherever you are, just walk in say "Judge, You can get anything you want, for DT's Emoluments." And walk out. You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and they won't take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think they're both crazy and they won't take either of them. And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in singin' a bar of DT's Emoluments and walking out. They may think it's an organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day walking in singin' a bar of DT's Emoluments and walking out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement.
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(apologies to Arlo)


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I think it's a mistake to think that Trump is now "casting doubt on the longstanding American value of the impartiality in government decision making." That doubt was cast long and broad a long time ago.


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I sure hope you are right.


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Any person can file a FOIA request. You do not need to be a journalist or attorney or org.

https://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=458