Trump family corruption and contradiction

‘Disturbing’ Ivanka Trump Emails Resurface In Wake Of Bolton Book

Messages obtained by American Oversight get new attention after being highlighted on social media by former White House ethics chief Walter Shaub.

Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser, was conducting government business from a private email account before she was employed by the government, according to records getting new attention this week. 

Walter Shaub, former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, highlighted two messages uncovered by the nonpartisan watchdog group American Oversight. He served in the ethics office for six months under then-President Barack Obama and resigned six months into the Trump presidency. 

One of the messages Shaub shared on Twitter appeared to show Ivanka Trump conducting business with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos almost a month before she had an official role.

The organization uncovered the messages in 2017 via a Freedom of Information Act request. But they’re receiving new attention in the wake of allegations in former national security advisor John Bolton’s upcoming book, which claims the president defended Saudi Arabia after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi to distract from the news that Ivanka Trump had been conducting government business via private email

That behavior was something the president railed against during the 2016 presidential campaign when the issue was Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The mere mention of the emails routinely led to “lock her up” chants at his rallies.

The president’s daughter has been at the center of multiple ethics controversies during the Trump administration. In addition to her use of private email, she was awarded at least 18 trademarks by China at a time when the administration was attempting to negotiate trade with the country. 

Watchdog Group Files Ethics Complaint Over Ivanka Trump’s Product Plug The White House adviser violated ethics rules by endorsing a private company, said Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

‘Rules Don’t Apply To Us’: Ex-Ethics Chief Blasts Real Message Of Ivanka’s Goya Stunt “Lawlessness is not just tolerated in the Trump administration; it’s virtually required,” writes Walter Shaub. Ivanka Trump’s post flat-out “violated an executive branch ethics regulation prohibiting employees from misusing their official positions to endorse commercial products,” former OGE Director Walter Shaub declared in a Washington Post op-ed. But even more troubling, Shaub noted, was that the father-and-daughter messages were part of a drumbeat theme that rules don’t apply to the Trumps — or to the Republican administration. “As a pictorial representation of the Trump administration’s war on government ethics, both photos are perfectly clear,” Shaub said. “They scream ‘the rules don’t apply to us,’ a central message of the Trump administration from the start.” ‘Rules Don’t Apply To Us’: Ex-Ethics Chief Blasts Real Message Of Ivanka’s Goya Stunt

Trump’s Children Underwent Court-Ordered Training to Learn How to Not Steal from Charities

Ivanka trademarks voting machines

Former White House Ethics Chief Reveals ‘Disturbing’ Ivanka Trump Emails

Trump’s Dad Was So Racist, Woody Guthrie Wrote A Song About It

In 1950, Woody Guthrie signed a lease for an apartment in Brooklyn; his landlord was Fred C. Trump

Donald Trump’s children plus son-in-law Jared Kushner and their apparent enrichment during Trump’s presidency have come under new scrutiny as the president faces accusations he pressured Ukraine into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. Joy Reid and her panel discuss.

‘Shame on you, Jared Kushner’: Harvard alumni tear apart classmate in 15th reunion notes – The Boston Globe

GOP Group Targets Trump’s Children With ‘Grifters’ Attack Ads On Fox News — HuffPost

Melania Trump’s girl-on-girl photos from racy shoot revealed

Melania Trump’s Former ‘Best Friend’ Has a Warning for Everyone Else: ‘Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Did’ The White House calls Stephanie Winston Wolkoff “deeply insecure” and “dishonest,” but she says she had no choice but to share her side in a new book about the first lady

Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump took part in a fraudulent scheme to sell units in a luxury New York condominium-hotel and “knew they were lying”, according to a new book that explores how the current US president built his business empire.

Questions have long surrounded a criminal investigation into the Trump family’s dealings around the Trump SoHo that was dropped in 2011. Public disclosure of email correspondence revealed that Don Jr and Ivanka knowingly used figures that exaggerated how well the condos were selling in a ploy to lure more buyers.

Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump ‘knew they were lying’ over ploy to sell condos, book claims | Ivanka Trump | The Guardian

Trump sons’ trip to Dubai costs taxpayers at least $73,000

Ivanka pretends at governmenting Ivanka pretends at governmenting is my favorite wierd sideshow in this whole clusterfuckery. Molly Jong-Fast🏡 on Twitter

Kushner’s Property Firm Files to Evict Hundreds of Families During Raging Pandemic, Says Report

Affordable housing site by Kushner in wealthy N.J. town is suing next town to pay for utilities

Ivanka Trump questioned under oath in lawsuit over use of inauguration funds – Reuters

A Trump hotel in DC more than quadrupled prices for room bookings around Biden’s inauguration One of President Donald Trump’s hotels is trying to profit from guests looking for a room on or near January 20, the inauguration date for Joe Biden.

Trump’s Donors Funnel $10.5 Million Into His Businesses During His Presidency

“Over the years, anyone who tried to bring Trump’s long criminal history to light and hold him accountable was threatened. Judges, juries, whistleblowers, journalists, representatives. These threats were successful: this is a mafia state.” — @gaslitnation

A Trump hotel in DC more than quadrupled prices for room bookings around Biden’s inauguration One of President Donald Trump’s hotels is trying to profit from guests looking for a room on or near January 20, the inauguration date for Joe Biden.

Opinion | How Ivanka and Jared made millions while refusing White House salaries

Trump Plaza implosion signals end of an era in Atlantic City

Trump Raised $76 Million For Himself, But Spent Nothing On Election Challenges Or Georgia

Was Election Denial Just a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme? Donors’ Lawsuits Look for Answers.

Dog Rescue Charity Linked To Lara Trump Funneling Money Into Donald Trump’s Pocket

Barr’s DOJ memo isn’t as big a story today as I thought it would be, he lied to Congress to cover up Trump’s crimes. Here’s a rainy day car rant. NoelCaslerComedy on Twitter

Donald Trump’s February 2020 trip to Las Vegas funneled over $12k to Trump Hotel – CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington