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Non-Russia related Corruption/Grift/Ethics Violations in the [Trump] Administration
Let's start with the most obvious and recent example.
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the President and queen of "alternate facts," was on TV talking about the Nordstrom decision to drop Ivanka's clothing line from their stores. She decided part of her comments would include directly shilling for the brand.
(Most relevant comments begin at 1:20 or so, "free commercial" comment right at end)
Shockingly, Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who is the head of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has submitted a letter to the Office on Government Ethics asking that she be disciplined for her comments.
Richard Painter, a former chief White House ethics counsel under George W. Bush, called President Trump’s tweet about Nordstrom a “misuse of public office for private gains.”
“I have never seen a senior administration official lash out at a particular company based upon a strictly personal grudge,” Painter said in an e-mail. Painter is a professor of corporate law at the University of Minnesota and is part of a team that has filed a lawsuit alleging that President Trump is violating a constitutional provision known as the emoluments clause, which forbids him from accepting gifts or payments from foreign governments.
WH Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated this week that Conway had been "counseled" about her remarks but would not give further details.
This is one example of the topic of this thread.
Trump's supposed divestment from his varied and world wide business interests, placing them in a non-blind trust with his children named as trustees