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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:10 PM

Donald Trump has turned the White House into a bribe factory

For years now it has been clear that Donald Trump is the most corrupt president in American history. No previous president has continued to operate a vast personal business empire while in office creating more than 3,000 identifiable conflicts of interest. As I predicted three days before he was inaugurated, he has constantly jammed taxpayer money into his own pockets, corruptly bullied foreign powers into doing him political favors, and turned the Department of Justice into an arm of his campaign.

Now that The New York Times has gotten access to many years of Trump's tax returns, we have new confirmed details about one particular aspect of his corruption getting paid for political favors. In essence, he has turned the American executive branch into a giant bribery scheme. Wealthy people with business before the state stuff money into Trump's pockets through his many properties, and in return he gives them the contracts or policy concessions they want.

Here's how the bribery machine works: an interested party spends tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars at one of Trump's hotels, or golf resorts, or at Mar-a-Lago. That gets them in front of Trump as he has spent nearly 400 days as president at those locations and in his good graces, because he is exceptionally greedy. Then he is easily convinced to help them on some matter of policy.


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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:14 PM

1. Biden's attorney general should go after those companies

Donnie's crimes need a lot attention of course, but these companies that played along in the bribe game need to be punished as well.

At the very least, they need to be publicly shamed and permanently banned from working with the federal government.

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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:25 PM

2. And all of those that aided and abetted the POS in the WH too. Everyone of them need to be caught

and fined/charged w/ a crime/if guilty, pay a fine or do the time. Negate contracts awarded falsely in these circumstances. Have a special task force to go after these crooks and don't let them hold suits up in the courts or it'll take forever. Quick and swift justice if warranted.

I'm so disappointed that there are so much willing to eat at the trough, and pay to play basically. Crime has paid and we need to ensure that crime doesn't pay.

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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:56 PM

3. Even before Trump the same thing has been done to get what they want.

They just made campaign/Super PAC donations and gave high paying jobs to politicians families.

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