Country Is «Pretty Close To A Laughingstock» Under Trump
ZeroHedge, July 18, 2017
Walter Shaub, the outgoing director of the federal government’s ethics office has warned Americans that President Trump has turned the country into a «laughingstock.»
He is apparently most concerned about Trump’s visits to his family-owned resorts which he says creates «the appearance of profiting from the presidency.»
«It’s hard for the United States to pursue international anti-corruption and ethics initiatives when we’re not even keeping our own side of the street clean.»
«I think we are pretty close to a laughingstock at this point.»
«Misuse of position is really the heart of the ethics program, and the internationally accepted definition of corruption is abuse of entrusted power.»
«It undermines the government ethics program by casting doubt on the integrity of government decision making.»
Trump has made repeated trips to his own golf resorts in Florida and New Jersey since moving to Washington D.C. and even refers to Mar-A-Lago as the Winter White House. In total, he has visited one of his properties on at least 54 days since moving into the White House nearly six months ago.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee intends to pick up on the ethics crusade exactly where Shaub has left off.
Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, the committee’s top-ranking Democrat, also wants to discuss the ethics office and ways to strengthen it.
The Office of Government Ethics has an impossible job under this administration because President Trump has ignored its advice, undermined its authority and openly flouted ethics rules,” Mr. Cummings said in a statement.
Здешние политиканы, «эксперты», подконтрольные ЦРУ СМ»И» нахваливают псевдодемократическую, якобы процветающую Америку.
Те, кто любит «наших американских (государственных) партнеров», «забывают» о грязных, злых уродах США. О таких, как коварный и крайне опасный мошенник, расист, лжец, неофашист и убийца Дональд Трамп. И о таких, как порочный Конгресс, кровавые милитаристы США, нацистские ФБР — ЦРУ, лживые американские СМ”И”…
Арнольд Локшин, политэмигрант из США