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Posted: 12/16/2016 7:44:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 7:47:43 PM EST by Socio]
Senate Dems rolling out bill to force Trump to shed conflicts of interest

A group of Senate Democrats will introduce legislation requiring President-elect Donald Trump to divest any financial assets that pose a conflict of interest and place the money into a blind trust.

The bill would also consider any violation by Trump of conflict of interest or ethics laws a "high crime or misdemeanor under the impeachment clause of the U.S. constitution," according to a fact sheet on the forthcoming bill from Sen. Elizabeth Warren's office.
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They are going to use any and every excuse they can to get Trump impeached even if they have to make new laws for him to break to do it.

During the Obama it was taboo to even whisper about impeachment, during the Trump administration I bet it will be screamed from the rooftops on a daily basis.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:47:05 PM EST
Make it for all of Congress as well.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:47:30 PM EST
I saw that asshole on Cavutto's show. They're setting it up so they can try to impeach Trump on day one. 
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:49:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By Socio:
Senate Dems rolling out bill to force Trump to shed conflicts of interest

A group of Senate Democrats will introduce legislation requiring President-elect Donald Trump to divest any financial assets that pose a conflict of interest and place the money into a blind trust.

The bill would also consider any violation by Trump of conflict of interest or ethics laws a "high crime or misdemeanor under the impeachment clause of the U.S. constitution," according to a fact sheet on the forthcoming bill from Sen. Elizabeth Warren's office.
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They are going to use any and every excuse they can to get Trump impeached even if they have to make new laws for him to break to do it.

During the Obama it was taboo to even whisper about impeachment, during the Trump administration I bet it will be screamed from the rooftops on a daily basis.
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Hahahahahaha, we hold all the cards, how is this getting passed?
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:50:19 PM EST
Lol
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:50:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:50:42 PM EST
Evidently Trumps DOJ needs to get to draining the swamp on day one..prosecute enough of the corrupt fuckers and the rest will get with the program....
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:52:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jrzy:

Hahahahahaha, we hold all the cards, how is this getting passed?
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We hold nothing...

Don't think that just because some of those folks maintain an R after their name, that they are our allies...
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:53:03 PM EST
LOL! 

Yeah, good luck with that move. I'm gonna start calling him Teflon Don. The guy has an uncanny knack for turning this kind of thing around and making them look like complete idiots every time. In fact I bet he welcomes their shenanigans. 
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:53:38 PM EST
I see a special prosecutor raining hellfire in some people's future.

Pure posturing- they aren't going to rock the boat
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:54:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jrzy:

Hahahahahaha, we hold all the cards, how is this getting passed?
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I am sure Graham and Mcstain are already on board with the democrats . Tell me again how "we" hold the cards .
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:54:42 PM EST
Wouldn't President Trump have to sign any such legislation?
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:55:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 7:56:09 PM EST by 1srelluc]
The Dems are "all back of the bus" and just thrashing around at this point....Fuck em.

LOL....We be everything now.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:58:03 PM EST
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Lol

No.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:59:17 PM EST
Some nutty House democrat will introduce a bill to impeach Trump on the first day of his Presidency. I guarantee it.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:59:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tesseract:
Make it for all of Congress as well.
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Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:00:38 PM EST
Why didn't they pass a law making it illegal to have an official .gov computer server in a closet?
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:01:45 PM EST
Yeah Trump's gonna sign that puppy right away
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:05:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Why didn't they pass a law making it illegal to have an official .gov computer server in a closet?
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Boom
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:06:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Burley:
Wouldn't President Trump have to sign any such legislation? <img src=http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/smiley_abused.gif border=0 align=middle>
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"I will gladly make signing "drain the swamp" legislation a priority on day one of my Presidency."
"The American people demand accountability from their Legislators and the Executive branch."
"Let's make tax evasion, conflict of interest and insider trading felony offenses for any and ALL government employees and elected officials."
"I eagerly await this legislation from my friends in the House and Senate and upon passage I will direct my AG to vigorously pursue and prosecute any and ALL violators."
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:07:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tesseract:
Make it for all of Congress as well.
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Exactly. Add this wording as an amendment and ram it through. Hahahahaha . . .
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:09:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tesseract:
Make it for all of Congress as well.
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Who are exempt to this day from insider trading laws. And whose very occupation does not amount to much more than the practice of legalized bribery.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:17:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tesseract:
Make it for all of Congress as well.
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He needs to come out and support this bill like his hair is on fire. Tweet everyday his support of it as long as congress, scotus, and federal agencies are all apart of the law.

If passed Trump should sell anything that can be construed as conflict and the have the FBI start investigating all of them.

that would drain the swamp so fast it would be a puddle in one cycle.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:20:57 PM EST
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Personally, I'd greatly prefer our CIC to be heavily invested with great diversification in our nation's stock market. I want them to have some skin in the game. If he fucks up and does something bad for our economy, it should hurt him too.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:21:17 PM EST
Since Trump is the ultimate troll, would it be possible for Trump to create an E.O. to negate this once he's sworn in?
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:22:45 PM EST
Fine.

Let's start with Nancy Pelosi.

I'll bet that bill gets stalled ricky tick.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:23:15 PM EST
4th Amndment, equal protection. Senate demos can shove this.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:32:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Why didn't they pass a law making it illegal to have an official .gov computer server in a closet?
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They did, but that law was ignored as was its prosecution
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:32:53 PM EST
Dems like their politicians bought and corrupt and salivating with their hands out looking to do deals for the crony lackeys.

You'll have no luck rats.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:36:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By lowonair:
Lol
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Yeah we President now.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:38:06 PM EST
Whatever Marxist do, Trump is going to turn it against them.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:38:56 PM EST
Hmmmm. No one ever screamed "conflict of interest" when either Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president, and he never divested himself of his real estate holdings, business connections, and riches.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:41:45 PM EST
Idiots,,,,,,, if trumps finds a way to double his incomes .. copy and enjoy......
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:46:03 PM EST
senate democrats talking about ethics.....
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:47:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tesseract:
Make it for all of Congress as well.
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First post nails it hardcore.

They want more rules and accountability? I'm fine with that. But they live by them too. And i suspect that the Don could manage far easier than most of them.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:07:29 PM EST
How about adding a little something that makes insider trading based on legislative proceedings punishable by hanging
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:22:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By motown_steve:
I saw that asshole on Cavutto's show. They're setting it up so they can try to impeach Trump on day one. <img src=http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/smiley_thinking.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Yup. It was interesting when cavutto brought up JFKs fathers international holdings. Cardin had no issue with that but doesn't even want trumps children running the assets.

Democrats hate facts, and if brought up again they will be prepared to label it fake news.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:25:43 AM EST


He didn't run for office in order to enrich himself; although that's what every lifelong politician currently in government did.

There's absolutely no reason that Trump should have to divest himself of the companies that he built over a lifetime.

Too bad Trump didn't sign a vow of poverty when he ran for office right OP?
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:27:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Drsalee:
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End of thread.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:53:28 AM EST
Reguardless of who is in office a certain amount of transparency is required and expected. I DK what he owns or has stock in as long as there is enough transparency backed up by common sense legal advice to keep things in check. Appearances matter. If he is divested enough from the day to day operations then I say fine.

Unlike the bastards in the Obama administration compleatly turning a blind eye to the Clinton Foundation.
Blatant in our face corruption. Unchecked by the people elected to do exactly that !

At least Trump has/is acknowledging the potential for transparency issues and knows something needs to be done. Again...unlike Clinton that finds it perfectly acceptable to accept a donation to the foundation in return for a face to face meeting with a forigen Govt official.
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