“For Carter, it was as if the ghosts of Watergate stalked the halls of the White House. As with most ghosts, he wasn’t sure they existed, where they were or how to exorcise them.” – Bob Woodward
President Donald J. Trump neither the wisest men of all; neither does he have the tact to look smart. He is just vicious and mean; he does not have character or have any grudges, except for when demeaning his wealth. Yesterday’s sacking of Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Director James Comey is now on long list of people sacked by him.
Before the FBI director got the axe, several others legislators and security leaders has gotten the axe, that was the former Federal Prosecutor Preet Bharara and Acting Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates. House Intelligence Chairman David Nunes also stepped down from his position in the midst of the growing allegations. Therefore, it is not the first time President Trump clear the house of men and woman who looks into his chambers and his paper trail. Certainly, Trump think this is a wise decisions and thinks he can get people working directly for him, instead of people who investigate wrongdoings.
That the Trump Administration thinks this is brilliant and defending it is evident. As all spokespeople and all of the hired spin control are put into ALERT and trying to deflect the obvious reasons for the sudden axing. Suddenly the shadow of Moscow and the friendly Vlad are not going away. Like a pre-historical relic, it is figuratively the monument in the way for the legitimacy of President Trump.
It is very clear that President Trump want to deflect the matter, as the monster that overshadows his presidency. That is evident with his whiny tweets, and his digressions concerning the matter. Certainly, his manners and his acts towards fellow legislators who are in dismay proves the vulnerable position he has put himself into.
That Trump knows his concerning position on the Russian affairs, should be worrying. If he thinks people and investigators are stupid, than he underestimate the porous and fragile state he is in. President Trump already hired a sacked National Security Advisor, that even President Obama warned him about, but Trump did not care and hired Michael Flynn anyways. Only about 20 days later, because he was lying to Vice-President Mike Pence and later sacked as well.
That was because General Flynn gotten payments without authorization and without consent of the State Department by Russian affiliated groups and by Turkish interests. This was something he did not disclose and his reckless behavior with these foreign entities should have worried Trump, but it did not. Just like it did not matter for Trump during his campaign that the second campaign manager Paul Manafort clearly had contact and been paid by both Ukrainian interest and Russian affiliates. Just like has not mattered to Trump that his daughter Ivanka Trump and now advisor has been on vacation in August 2016 with the one of the supposed “girlfriends” of Vlad. The same as Jared Kushner, the son-in-law’s secret meetings with Russian ambassador and Alfa Bank, as well as the revelation of Eric Trump that it wise to do business in Russia, as reported in 2014.
There are a bit too many straws and too little time to maneuver them. He has hired people like former ExxonMobile executive Rex Tillerson who was enjoying a favorable relationship with Russia and was trying to giant business, even pursuing while in corporate to whine-down the sanctions against Russia. Since he wanted to do a massive oil-deal with the government there. Therefore, getting the job and getting the State Department proves how little effort the President Trump tries to conceal the apparent connection.
He must think people or the American people are stupid with the latest firing of James Comey, that the monster of the past and of the election suddenly disappear. No sorry brother, it will not be that easy. President Trump has mixed feelings, because he knows and therefore he have not been transparent. Certainly, some signs and evidence would be out there if the cash flow of wealth and business was looked into, the apparent profits and trades with Russia would appear. In addition, the IRS Tax Return would certainly establish the real value and the concentrated transactions of his personal wealth and his Trump Organization. Therefore, the world would see his inner-works and not just the image he likes to play.
That President Trump has connections and done activity with Russian is clear, to what extent and what effort, is still not disclosed to the world. We can know that it is something there, if it was not then he would not gone to the step of firing yet another individual looking into his business and the possible interference from a foreign power, in this regard, the Russians.
So even as the subpoenas are against Michael Flynn and on-going Probe in the Russian connections happens, and that Kremlin confirm a coming meeting between President Trump and Sergey Lavrov. Apparently, this all just happen simultaneously and co-existing. While President Trump thinks, it can be a castaway. You can throw a donut, but you cannot get rid of shadows and ghosts. Especially in the oval-office and while being President. The Commander-in-Chief should not have to worry about foreign interference, as he is a sovereign. However, I doubt President Trump knows the definition of sovereign. Peace.
Today thanks to some people leaking to Chinese Gazette documents for a serious Industrial and Commerce Authority, I today found a little scoop on the ways Trump Organization does business, as they are clearly active in China. That might be reason why one of the most mentioned nations during campaign was China from the now President Trump. Therefore, take a look at this!
On the 27th February 2017, the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the People’s Republic of China gazetted new trademarks that prove the use of Chinese Industry in production of labels for the United States President Donald J. Trump. Still, as he claims “America First” his companies continue to produce and licence their production abroad.
The Gazette from the Chinese Authorities of Industrial and Commerce Trade Marks for dozens of Donald Trump products, alone 10 Trade Marks in his name and owned by businesses to the Fifth Avenue headquarters of the Trump Organization.
The second batch of Trump Trade Marks we’re gazetted on the 6th March 2017 was issued about 24 more Trade Marks through the authority. Since my Chinese isn’t that fluent, I don’t know on what sort of products or what industrial trade mark these are put on. Still, this shows the ways of using the cheap workforce and possible export to the United States the Trump Organization does. When I could find in the documentation with address and in the name of the Trump or where the Trump Tower is.
Therefore, the will of putting ‘America First’ is only in the words and not in action of his own businesses or trading. That is just for the citizens, not for the business and corporate world. Since Trump Organization has by these gazetted Trade Marks initially started or secured production of 24 products in the Republic of China. That cannot be seen as policy of his own government, who wants to punish other businesses for importing instead of producing their products abroad.
Certainly, the sons and daughters don’t care about the impression or even President Trump shows careless acts of tact by doing this. They are not following the same protectionist ways that he preaches and he wants to achieve. Therefore, the double standard are proven with this and how easily the Trump Organization can get licences in China, but the President expect big-business to stay in the United States. Peace.
This had to be an issue, as the Trump Organizations and businesses had to be obligated away from the Executive, the Commander-in-Chief as he ushers himself into the Presidency. The family seems to be picked to run his company, as they are already Executive Vice-President in the Cooperation, this being Eric Trump, Donald Trump Junior and Ivanka Trump. These have been behind their father, the President-Elect. This is important as the interest of Trump Organization should not be the sole purpose of the presidency, that should be as civil service and also guiding with good governance without having own personal gains by having the office. Therefore the nominees and the appointed government leaders in the Trump Organization has to go through not only sessions in the Senate before their appointments are getting accepted; as well as they have to give way to their business connection and positions in the boards in general.
That the international hotels and golf courses, the trademarked products in the portfolio of the Trump Organization that can implicate and create issues with both the foreign trade policies and also import regulations. The same can be seen in general with the regulation of banking, loans and all other fiscal regulation that can hurt the Trump Organization. Something Trump will already know before going to office, what he needs to create of legislation and what sort of economic stimulus or even economic framework that can absorb more profits on the business that are already owned by the Trump family.
Let’s take look at what a blind trust is and what sort of agreements that can happen when Trump gets into office in just days.
What is a Blind Trust?
“Blind trusts are often used when a wealthy individual is elected to a political office where his investment holdings could potentially put him in a conflict of interest with a regulatory issue or other sensitive exercise of political power. In this context, there are some obvious issues with blind trusts in that the beneficiary setting up the blind trust is at least aware of the investment mix going in and cannot realistically forget that information when weighing future decisions. The trustors may also set the rules under which the investments are managed and, of course, pick trustees that they are confident will act in a certain way in potential situations. So again, the efficacy of the blind trust in truly eliminating conflict of interest is far from proven. That said, politicians with a large amount of wealth or in high office use blind trusts to show that at least the effort is being taken to establish impartiality” (Investopedia).
Director of Government Ethics Shaub on 11th January on Blind Trust:
“I think Politico called this a “half-blind” trust, but it’s not even halfway blind. The only thing this has in common with a blind trust is the label, “trust.” His sons are still running the businesses, and, of course, he knows what he owns. His own attorney said today that he can’t “un-know” that he owns Trump tower. The same is true of his other holdings. The idea of limiting direct communication about the business is wholly inadequate. That’s not how a blind trust works. There’s not supposed to be any information at all” (…) “Here too, his attorney said something important today. She said he’ll know about a deal if he reads it in the paper or sees in on TV. That wouldn’t happen with a blind trust. In addition, the notion that there won’t be new deals doesn’t solve the problem of all the existing deals and businesses. The enormous stack of documents on the stage when he spoke shows just how many deals and businesses there are” (…) “The President-elect’s attorney justified the decision not to use a blind trust by saying that you can’t put operating businesses in a blind trust. She’s right about that. That’s why the decision to set up this strange new kind of trust is so perplexing. The attorney also said she feared the public might question the legitimacy of the sale price if he divested his assets. I wish she had spoken with those of us in the government who do this for a living. We would have reassured her that Presidential nominees in every administration agree to sell illiquid assets all the time. Unlike the President, they have to run the gauntlet of a rigorous Senate confirmation process where the legitimacy of their divestiture plans can be closely scrutinized. These individuals get through the nomination process by carefully ensuring that the valuation of their companies is done according to accepted industry standards. There’s nothing unusual about that” (…) “Back when he was working for the Justice Department, the late Antonin Scalia also wrote an opinion declaring that a President should avoid engaging in conduct prohibited by the government’s ethics regulations, even if they don’t apply. Justice Scalia warned us that there would be consequences if a President ever failed to adhere to the same standards that apply to lower level officials. The sheer obviousness of Justice Scalia’s words becomes apparent if you just ask yourself one question: Should a President hold himself to a lower standard than his own appointees?”(Shaub, 2017).
His sons will run the Trump Organization:
“President-Elect Trump will relinquish management of his investment and business assets for the duration of his Presidency. To accomplish this, all of President-Elect Trump’s investment and business assets, commonly known as The Trump Organization—comprised of hundreds of entities—have been or will be conveyed to a Trust, which will be managed for the duration of his Presidency by his sons, Don and Eric, and a Trump executive, Allen Weisselberg. Collectively—and unanimously—Allen, Don, and Eric will have the authority to manage The Trump Organization and have full decision-making authority for the duration of the Presidency, without any involvement whatsoever by President-Elect Trump. To implement this transfer, President-Elect Trump will resign from all official positions he holds with The Trump Organization entities” (…) “the Trust Agreement prohibits The Trump Organization from entering into any new transaction or contract with a foreign country, agency, or instrumentality thereof, including a sovereign wealth fund, foreign government official, or member of a royal family, the United States government or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or any state or local government or any agency or instrumentality thereof, other than normal and customary arrangements already undertaken before the President-Elect’s election” (…) “President-Elect Trump is taking these extraordinary steps to ensure that the Office of the Presidency is isolated from The Trump Organization” (…) “the Constitution does not forbid fair-market-value transactions with foreign officials. To put to rest any concerns, however, the President-Elect is announcing he will donate all profits from foreign governments’ patronage of his hotels and similar businesses during his presidential term to the U.S. Treasury. Historically, when federal officers received a gift or emolument from a foreign state, they surrendered possession of it to the federal government, though they were permitted to retain amounts necessary to offset their business expenses. Although the Constitution does not require the PresidentElect to do the same for profits from his businesses’ fair-market-value transactions, he wants to eliminate any distractions by going beyond what the Constitution requires” (Morgan Lewis, 2017).
That Trump Organization can be run by his family it is acceptable by looking at the trust, but the initial issues with the way it gets done and that he shall not be reported on the way of the trade or business, is hard to believe as the business and family is very connected, hence with the campaign where all of the older kids we’re taking part more or less. Therefore the Vice-Executives of the Trump Organization, his kids are now taking charge and taking his position in his company. That he owns and has controlled over decades. That needs to be clear that the family members cannot tell or say him company secrets as long as he is the Executive of the Republic. If they do than their doing illegal information and destabilizing the interests of the government, why is it so? That is so because the President is the head of the government and has to serve all the citizens, not just the ones that are working in his owned company. That is why the nominees for positions in the Trump Administration have to leave their boardrooms and their former businesses. This is done because they will not have other interests than serving the Republic, if not they should be back in the corporate office instead of being civil servants. If they serve Exxon or other businesses while they are serving as ministers or secretaries of departments, than they are opening up for corrupt and illegal trading from the top and stealing from the bottom. That is what we can worry about when we know how close the President is still connected with his businesses, without a clear line of procedure for how the transactions and creation of future business inside Trump Organization is not known.
The President-Elect have not delivered his IRS Tax Returns, neither proven his real value or what he owns, if it is in Missouri or Mississippi, because for all we know he could own a lobster-shack in Louisiana. Even than he should open the door so he could explain why he hasn’t been through the process of showing his true colours and trade. The real honest profits and the expenditure of his companies, the facts of his royalties and the tax rate on his businesses as well. There are many open questions as to where he does business, what sort of people are he connected with abroad and what sort of agreements does the Trump Organization have and own outside of the United States. If he has a dungeon in St. Petersburg or has a palace in India, we don’t really know, but if he was accountable or transparent. Then we could know what sort of conflicts and interests the President-Elect have. This is the missing picture in a flawed Presidential-Elect who doesn’t’ trust anybody, but himself.
Why does I say that is because he cannot be transparent with his own and therefore why would he be that with the public coffers? Are the public coffers safe when we have no idea about how he used his own private funds? Will the public coffers be used to function and give contracts to businesses close to him or to cronyism in the new Trump Administration? Peace.
Investopeida – ‘Blind Trust’ link: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/blindtrust.asp
Remarks of Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics, as prepared for delivery at 4:00 p.m. on January 11, 2017, at the Brookings Institution (11.01.2017)
Morgan Lewis – ‘WHITE PAPER Conflicts of Interest and the President Background for President-Elect Trump’s January 11, 2017 Press Conference Prepared by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’ (11.01.2017)
Let me be blunt, let me be clear I don’t really care about who Democratic Presumptive Nominee Hillary R. Clinton picks as her running mate, as the race was establishment and Wall Street money versus a real-contender with some ethical and positive stances in Bernie Sanders. Let me clear, I don’t care about the vetting process for the Republic Presumptive Nominee Donald J. Trump. Donald Trump is arrogant narcissist who hates everything he doesn’t understand and is racist, even if his campaign team isn’t meant to be interpreted that way or the policy on the Muslim foreign ban isn’t in stone, the picture of a xenophobic wall-building charlatan, is something the Republic nominee is and acts like. Therefore whoever he picks have to stand by these principals, have to support and trade the water that Trump carries and keep up with the inaccurate statements blurring like a bad radio signal.
If Hillary Clinton picks Elisabeth Warren, it will be a double woman ticket and some-what a progressive that even The Young Turks (TYT) admire a little bit, but if she has the character to sustain the cash-strapped Democratic National Party and their function built around Clinton money, is surely questionable, if she would pick somebody else, what would it matter? Who really rallied behind Obama, because of Joe Biden? Really did anybody do that? Did any cold-blooded American in 2008 run behind and vote Obama, Barrack Hussain Obama becomes of the calm and tidy Honorable Joe Biden?
Let, me take the other main candidate Donald Trump, the man who is vetting actual candidates from the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who been used a bad substitute after he dropped from the Presidential race earlier in the Election Road Map, he has run the state of New Jersey, but his controversial style and charisma might be what Trump needs, but he does speak a lot for himself and hug the spotlight; something that a self-centered son-of-bitch doesn’t want to see. Mike Pence is some kind of a Indiana Governor and former lawyer, he is the likely man behind him. The man who promised a better Indiana and wanted for re-election as Governor in 2016; that will not happen if the goes behind Trump, than he has to trade his ethics for a possible VP choice. Another wild-card of a man is the former New Hampshire Senator Scott Brown, who in June asked Elizabeth Warren to be DNA tested for her native-Indian heritage, he sounds like the perfect running mate, as he runs in the same “moderate” circles of Trump and believes in the same kind of non-sense. As he want to be a political gamble and likely running mate, as they both have crazy sides and doesn’t have issues with bending public opinion or reality in their quest for power.
The Reason why I write this, is that the VP is a safe-bet from the Presidential Nominee, to either gain respectable position, clear the air in a fragmented Senate or Congress, while also tender to the public the Nominee doesn’t have grounds in, therefore if Hillary want’s to gain the excited, strangely unknown youths who got energized by the Sanders campaign; she should pick somebody who ignites these ones and not fear the Republican and Conservative votes. While the Trump who has battled and battled all kind of stereotypical political landscape with more rants than angry football coaches after a losing match. The Trump can either choose a man of character, a man of honor and a man who actually tender the public in another way then himself. But, he wouldn’t because that would make him look bad, that would be like a sequel actual being better than the original; that is a unlike scenario; this with the context of somebody of a man who has upset the whole staged republican party and has abolished many of the established candidates, together with stopping the funding of Presidential Nominee from the Koch brothers, as even companies are not funding the RNC convention in Cleveland this year, as it is supposed to start the Presidential Campaign for the Nominee of the Party.
So the questions seems to be a bit far fetch, nobody can do a worse pick that John McCain did in 2008 and picked Sarah Palin, the talking wonder from Alaska, who proves that some persons on this blue-earth does need drugs to talk out of whack. She is the epitome of bad pick. It was a wild-card and even if he tried the Woman for VP, it didn’t strike anything against the force of Barrack Obama as he proved the campaign of “Change” after long years of George W. Bush. Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan, the Koch infused Politician and the youthful character… Not that people remember that in 2012, that he did chose him as the man behind his back, as he later became the Speaker of the House in 2015. The savviness of Romney came to weakness of his character and still “Hope” from Obama. Therefore even with a wise choice and clear political aspiration of Ryan, didn’t help Romney a smidge.
That is why we shouldn’t focus much on the VP, the Vice-President is the hand-man and the saving grace for the President, the Head of State’s water carrier, if he was a Hip Hop Artist he would be his Spliff-man. Not that the man, is famous for doing much, just not let the President be caught or act a fool. Therefore the Spliff-man get caught with the spliff(weed) and serve time, while the artist continues to tour; as the money and service rendered will be repaid in full when his time behind is over. The same is with a VP, they can either step down or run themselves as a hopeful candidates. Biden could have run if he wanted, though gone against O’Malley, Sanders and Clinton. Though his name rings and synonymous with Obama, he still might have carried his own. The time will tell if he would have been a better Presidential Nominee than Clinton for the Democratic Party.
What is surely true, how much does the VP question really matters? They are practically spliff-men for the President and not the man in charge, unless the Chief is on a Foreign Trip or other unexpected is happening to the Executive. Peace.
“Russian President Vladimir Putin calls presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump “a flamboyant person” and welcomes his calls to restore US-Russia relations” (Times of Oman, 2016).
As the GOP Presidential Nominee Donald Trump wild ride on Hillary Clinton of Democratic Party for her Speaking Engagement at Goldman Sachs. Let me show what the other Presidential Candidate have disclosed in his Financials, as his Vanity and his IRS Audit cannot be released, because he cannot show his real wealth and his real monetary status. But that is just the proud of his heritage Trump. Let me show you the foolishness he is proud of that is similar to Hillary Clinton, who he tries to take down while he have done the same for the money.
If you wonder why Donald Trump the GOP candidate doesn’t drop his IRS Taxes, here is my thought on that:
Well, let’s get back to the orginal facts on Donald Trump earned money on speaking engagements in 2015 and why it is interesting as he is attacking Hillary Clinton. take a look!
The first is the speaking engagements for A C N INC on the 5/3/2015, 6/28/2015 and 2/14/2015 where Trump was compensated with $110,228, $14,222 and $450,000. So with the speeches with A C N INC in 2015 he earned $ 574,450 with them alone. What can be a three speeches worth over half a million dollars from Trump where the words tremendous and great 100 times?
Well, let me continue, A C N INC is not alone paying to have Donald Trump to speak at their houses and such. As the Donald likes to speak and be the Central Attention of the World with the proof of that he had a Speech to the International Council of Shopping Centers INC on the 8th December 2015 worth the $ 50,000; where he most have spoken about the value of marketing his name and using golden sharpie.
Donald Trump as stated likes to speak, so with for engagements was not enough for the Donald. Donald likes his own voice and especially when he can speak even to the National Multifamily Housing Council, whatever they stand for or what they cause are since he attended and spoke their on 22nd April 2015 and cashed in $ 100,000 for that speaking engagement.
He was not done so he had to speak to the Peoples Reality Company LLC on the 23rd January 2015, earning a $100,000. That company who lives in a virtual reality needed the vision of Trump to inspire them for a hundred grands.
Also as I covered before from this Public Financial Disclosure on his vanity, is the Speaking Engagement for Samsung; to be correct IMSMFL Incorporated for Samsung Elections America on the 4th March 2015. On that Speaking engagement alone Trump earned $ 150,000 on this.
So let me put all the speaking engagements together we’re grossing $974,450 close to $1,000,000 United States Dollars for a 7 speaking engagements in 2015, that he has bragged about in his Financial Disclosure. So Donald Trump shouldn’t be too harsh on Hillary Clinton, the other Presidential Candidate for her Goldman Sachs speeches, as he has done something significant; the significant is that it’s practically the same, though not to a giant bank, but speaking for Samsung, A N C INC and so on.
Let me say, if he can earn close to a Million USD on Speeches, why can’t Hillary Clinton? I am not a man for Hillary Clinton, but the nonsense attacks on her for doing it, cannot come from a man who has done the same. That doesn’t make sense, like most of his campaigning and stances politically except for his xenophobia and hatred that are explained that inside his brain is a tired mad-man who is not getting his lolli… Peace.
Donald J. Trump – Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) – 2015 JUL 15 PM 4:14