Posted by | November 29, 2016 07:54 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics


There will be an immediate violation as soon as he is sworn in.

The 2013 lease the Trump Organization signed with the federal government to house the hotel in Washington, D.C.’s Old Post Office Pavilion, which is owned by the General Services Administration, explicitly states that elected officials can play no role in or have no benefit from the arrangement. According to two experts on government procurement law, Trump’s election as president represents a clear violation of that contract.

Steven Schooner and Daniel Gordon, former administrators in the Office of Management and Budget, laid out the ethics issues involved in the lease in a Monday op-ed in Government Executive magazine.

The contract language is clear: “No … elected official of the Government of the United States … shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom…”

The language could not be any more specific or clear. Donald Trump will breach the contract on Jan. 20, when, while continuing to benefit from the lease, he will become an “elected official of the Government of the United States.”

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  • mea_mark

    Looks like a fire sale is in order or an impeachment.

    • Larry Schmitt

      But to quote Nixon, if the president does it, it’s not a crime.

      • Buford2k11

        exactly…Trump believes he is above the law…He always believed that he was above the law…

        • Suzanne McFly

          He has good genes and they protect him from any form of punishment and promises him a lifetime of riches.

        • Willys41

          Trump’s been a dictator all his life. Why stop now?

      • The Original Just Me

        Nixon was a Kid in Diapers compared to T. Rump.

      • Willys41

        Uhh . . . technically, “…not illegal.”

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HZHlygbd4I

        • Larry Schmitt

          Okay, to paraphrase Nixon.

          • Willys41

            It was really just an excuse to post the link because right-wing liars are constantly trying to claim the ‘context’ excuse.

    • Buford2k11

      Unless his cowardly congress passes a law to help Trump…they can say it is ok…

      • mea_mark

        They would have to pass it before Jan 20.

        • Buford2k11

          I thought they can do it whenever the corruption is noticed…

        • basedonfact

          Tell that to Scott Walker. He passed a law against John Doe investigations 2 years into a John Doe investigation against him and it went away but not before almost his entire staff got indicted

  • oldfart

    TIC TIC TIC…

  • The Original Just Me

    Interesting but Do you think HE will Care. Go Get’um Lawyers.

  • Willys41

    And who is going to enforce it? No one. Obviously.

    • StoneyCurtisll

      Fear not..
      Trump hasn’t yet changed all the laws or replaced all the judges…(yet)
      We still have a chance to stop some of his chicanery.

      • Willys41

        True. However, there are lots of posts in the judiciary still awaiting appointments and even beyond that it takes a prosecutor to bring charges and under the Reichfuhrer prosecutors with balls might be hard to find.

      • whatthe46

        he’s trying to figure out how to get Sotomayor deported.

  • StoneyCurtisll

    Now that Trumpf fancies himself as Caesar..
    The law of the common man no longer apply to the great leader… *(in his fetid mind)

    • bpollen

      Gaius Caesar Germanicus

      Commonly known as “Little Boots.” In Latin – Caligula.

      Now if you want to liken him to a Pope, I’d go with Alexander VI.

  • StoneyCurtisll

    How long until Trumpf has a gilded shrine built in his honor where we all must make a pilgrimage to once a year?..
    http://galleria.thule-italia.com/wp-content/gallery/lanzinger/lanz5a.jpg