Monday, March 6, 2017

Following Sessions’ Mar-a-Lago appearance, new ethics questions arise; Rachel Maddow Show, MaddowBlog, MCNBC, March 6, 2017

Steve Benen, Rachel Maddow Show, MaddowBlog, MCNBC; 

Following Sessions’ Mar-a-Lago appearance, new ethics questions arise

"If you voted Republican because you were worried about Hillary Clinton and pay-to-play controversies, I have some very bad news for you. Trump is profiting from the presidency in ways no one has been able to credibly defend.

As we discussed a couple of weeks ago, we’re looking at an ethical nightmare. A president who refuses to divest from his many business ventures still owns a for-profit enterprise, in which undisclosed people pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for exclusive access – and the facility itself openly acknowledges the financial benefits of exploiting Trump’s presidency.

How many lobbyists or agents of foreign governments are signing up to take advantage? We don’t know – because Mar-a-Lago doesn’t disclose its membership list."

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