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Sunday, March 10, 2019

President Trump's January 11, 2017 announcement that he would not divest from his interests in the Trump Organization while serving as president caused an ethics uproar. CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder predicted that "[e]very decision [Trump] will make as president will be followed by the specter of doubt, and will be questioned as to whether his decision is in the best interest of the American people or the best interest of his bottom line." Two years later, the results of President Trump's decision not to divest would likely astound even those most dismayed by his original announcement. The conflicts of interest the president has caused are nothing short of an ethical catastrophe.

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"an ethical catastrophe" pretty much describes this administration. And Rs could not care less.

#1 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2019-03-10 04:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"We don't need no stinkin' ethics."

--modern conservatives

#2 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-03-10 04:16 PM | Reply

He got away with everything he pulled in year one, so why not set some stretch goals. Imagine what year 3 will look like.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2019-03-10 04:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 it's more like

Ethics, morals and values? We never had them!

-modern conservatives

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2019-03-10 07:54 PM | Reply

"[e]very decision [Trump] will make as president will be followed by the specter of doubt, and will be questioned as to whether his decision is in the best interest of the American people or the best interest of his bottom line."

It's never been a question for me. Trump is only looking out for Trump. Always has. Always will.

Only the desperate and delusional believe Trump is looking out for the American people.

The conflicts of interest the president has caused are nothing short of an ethical catastrophe.

Republicans traded in their ethics for an opportunity to own the liberals.

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-03-10 08:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've been saying it for a while now. "Collusion" isn't going to be the thing that brings Trump down, as there doesn't seem to be a whole lot there. It'll be grift that brings him down because this is what he's been doing his whole life and he's not about to stop now.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-11 10:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I've been saying it for a while now. "Collusion" isn't going to be the thing that brings Trump down..." - #6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-11 10:03 AM

Agreed, JeffJ.

Which is why I don't quite understand all the "there's no collusion" chants from those on the right (or "co-illusion," as auntie calls it).

It is like a defendant being found guilty of murder after first being accused of arson. The defendant's supporters chant "there's no arson," as if that somehow shields the defendant from other, often more serious, crimes.

#7 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-11 10:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Excellent point, Hans.

I wish Democrats and their allies would focus on what is truly there and quietly wait for the Mueller report. The thing is, given how the whole Russian collusion thing has been hyped, if Mueller's report is a dud it may drown out the other criminalities that are hiding in plain sight. It's the whole "Boy Who Cried Wolf" thing.

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-11 10:30 AM | Reply

"The thing is, given how the whole Russian collusion thing has been hyped, if Mueller's report is a dud it may drown out the other criminalities that are hiding in plain sight. It's the whole "Boy Who Cried Wolf" thing." - #8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-11 10:30 AM

As is apparently by the number of indictments, guilty pleas and convictions (so far), I would say that both Mueller and the Southern District of New York (and the Attorney General of New York and, now, New York's insurance regulator) don't care about the whole "Boy Who Cried Wolf" thing.

#9 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-11 10:48 AM | Reply

As is apparently by the number of indictments, guilty pleas and convictions (so far), I would say that both Mueller and the Southern District of New York (and the Attorney General of New York and, now, New York's insurance regulator) don't care about the whole "Boy Who Cried Wolf" thing.

#9 | POSTED BY HANS

On this we agree.

However, impeachment isn't a legal remedy, it's a political remedy. Impeachment is about public opinion. Keep in mind, the purpose of the Mueller investigation was originally to get to the bottom of Russia's influence in the '16 election. Mueller successfully convicting Manafort for crimes committed long ago that had nothing to do with "collusion", doesn't advance the "collusion" narrative and doesn't assist the case for impeachment IMO.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-11 10:54 AM | Reply

Manafort's crimes were not 'long ago'. That is a Trump lie. His convictions were for crimes that included several after 2015.
www.politifact.com

#11 | Posted by bored at 2019-03-11 11:36 AM | Reply

Tailor made for the emolument clause of constitution.

#12 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-03-11 07:07 PM | Reply

What good is being The President of Everything if you can't make money from it?

Also, about all those nukes...what good are they just sitting there rotting like that? So much money... billions, trillions being wasted here folks!

This is no way to run a business!

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-11 07:44 PM | Reply

What good is being a Senator or Congressmen if you can't make money from it?

most ALL come in humble and leave millionaires

#14 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-03-11 08:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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