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Tue Nov 22, 2016, 08:42 PM

 

Petition to Congress: Reign in Presidential abuse of power for financial gain

From Rootsrikers:



Petition to Congress:
Donald Trump’s continued personal stake in his business empire creates an unacceptable conflict of interest. News reports confirm that Trump has used official meetings with foreign leaders to advance his personal business interests, in an unbelievable breach of the public trust. Please immediately pass the Presidential Accountability Act (HR 6340) to require presidents to end their conflicts of interest.

News reports confirm Trump is already using his power as president-elect to benefit his business empire:

He recently:

-Asked British officials to oppose wind farms he says would mar the view from his company’s golf course in Scotland.

-Reportedly urged the president of Argentina to approve a building his company wants to construct in the country, during an official call as president-elect.

-Put his adult children in charge of running his business empire AND at the helm of the transition team the top officials for the Trump administration and what policies they will pursue.

-And Trump’s hotels are even marketing high-priced packages to foreign officials and diplomats. They know they can buy favor by spending lots of money at Trump properties, enriching Donald Trump and his family’s business empire.


This is a breach of the public trust. There must be no question that America’s highest elected official uses their power to serve the public good, not to get personally richer.

Rep. Katherine Clark has a bill in Congress to force Donald Trump and any future president to end their conflicts of interest. If we’re going to prevent unprecedented corruption of the presidency, Congress must pass this bill.

Sign the petition to Congress: Do not allow Donald Trump to abuse the power of the presidency to enrich himself and his business empire.


http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/trump-conflicts-of-interest/

I know Congress is controlled by the GOP, but better to fight Trump at every step.

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