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22-09-2016, 08:49 AM
From Russia with Trump
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/russia-tr...d=42263092
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Donald Trump and his children have for years promoted themselves and their real estate opportunities in Russia and other former Soviet states, and ethics experts say if he is elected President the get-tough U.S. sanctions against Russia could be in direct conflict with his business interests.

Trump has said he will not participate in decisions about his business if he is elected to the White House and that those decisions will be left to his children in what they have called a “blind trust.”

But Richard Painter, a University of Minnesota law professor who served as ethics advisor to Republican President George W. Bush, said the arrangement would not fit his definition of a blind trust, and appeared ripe for potential conflicts.

“I don’t see how you have a blind trust when you know what’s in the blind trust,” Painter told ABC News. “The appearance is that a foreign government or other foreign organization has influence over the president of the United States through financial dealings with his family and that would be unacceptable.”

As questions have been raised about Trump’s business interests with Russians, the candidate has sought to distance himself from Moscow.

“For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia,” he wrote on Twitter in July.

He later told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, “Will I sell condos to Russians on occasion? Probably. I mean I do that. I have a lot of condos. I do that. But I have no relationship to Russia whatsoever."

But an ABC News investigation found he has numerous connections to Russian interests both in the U.S. and abroad.

“The level of business amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars -- what he received as a result of interaction with Russian businessmen,” said Sergei Millian, who heads a U.S.-Russia business group and who says he once helped market Trump’s U.S. condos in Russia and the former Soviet states. “They were happy to invest with him, and they were happy to work with Donald Trump. And they were happy to associate—[and] be associated with Donald Trump.”

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22-09-2016, 09:00 AM
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This fits right in with one of my biggest concerns with Trump. I strongly believe he wants to become President for all the ways he will personally benefit. This is what Trump has always been about... Trump... and no matter at whose expense. Would he care if helping himself was at the expense of the US? I seriously doubt it. All the things he says has very little to do with all the things he plans.

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22-09-2016, 09:06 AM
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(22-09-2016 09:00 AM)Impulse Wrote:  This fits right in with one of my biggest concerns with Trump. I strongly believe he wants to become President for all the ways he will personally benefit. This is what Trump has always been about... Trump... and no matter at whose expense. Would he care if helping himself was at the expense of the US? I seriously doubt it. All the things he says has very little to do with all the things he plans.

There are sanctions against Russia to be lifted....these have been hampering his Russian sales big time.

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22-09-2016, 09:23 AM
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(22-09-2016 09:06 AM)Dom Wrote:  There are sanctions against Russia to be lifted....these have been hampering his Russian sales big time.
Exactly.

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22-09-2016, 12:17 PM
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Come on...... how can the press demonise Trumps business interests and not even cover the fact that the whole democractic system is bought and "paid for play"

The hipocrisy fucking reeks so strong.

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22-09-2016, 01:24 PM
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22-09-2016, 01:36 PM
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And have we worried about the Bush family and legislation impacting the oil and energy industries before? While interesting to point out a potential conflict, has this reporter also addressed the ACTUAL conflicts that occurred while one HRC was SOS and taking donations for their foundations? If we want to point out potential conflicts then we sure as hell should shine a spotlight on the actual documented ones that occurred while HRC was SOS.

While you bring up the topic, how about the lack of conflict of interest / insider trading prohibitions for our elected members of congress? Are you aware of what I am talking about?

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