) sent a letter to the White House counsel’s office on

Letters Ask For Answers About Trump

canada goose outlet kokemuksia WASHINGTON The Trump administration’s conflicts of interest and ethics missteps have been a boon for the congressional letter writing industry. The first week of canada goose uk black friday March featured no less than five official letters sent by Democratic lawmakers asking for more information on Canada Goose sale the multitude of controversies swirling around President Donald Trump and his team. canada goose outlet kokemuksia

official canada goose outlet Without the power to hold hearings and issue subpoenas that comes with majority control in Congress, Democratic lawmakers have practically no legal means of obtaining information about subjects they deem important. Writing letters to agencies and the White House asking for information about particular issues is one way they can seek and publicize their pursuit of that information. The boom in letters also highlights the many areas where information is lacking from the Trump administration. official canada goose outlet

canada goose outlet trillium parka black The letters show that questions are still unanswered about Trump’s ethics and lobbying executive orders, the lease between Trump’s company and the General Canada Goose Coats On Sale Services Administration, the protection of overseas Trump buy canada goose jacket cheap branded https://www.canadagooseoutlet4sale.com properties, and the failure of White House aide and presidential son in law Jared Kushner to divest from business holdings that could present conflicts of interest. Some of these letters followed up on previous requests for information while others asked questions that had not yet been directed to the uk canada goose administration. canada goose outlet trillium parka black

canada goose outlet 2015 The letter from Sens. The three senators sent a letter to Defense Secretary canada goose uk outlet James Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday asking if the three departments are providing or plan to provide extra security for Trump branded properties in canada goose store foreign countries. canada goose outlet 2015

canada goose factory outlet toronto location The president’s name is publicly displayed on properties in Turkey, Dubai, the Philippines, India, Canada, South Korea, Ireland and the United Kingdom. government properties. canada goose factory outlet toronto location

canada goose jacket outlet «An act of terrorism on one of these properties could potentially lead him to take actions in his official capacity that he would not take if the property were not owned by his organization,» the senators warn. canada goose jacket outlet

canada goose outlet england They Canada Goose online want to know if federal resources are being used canadian goose jacket to secure these buy canada goose jacket buildings or if there are internal discussions about doing so. The letter also asks whether the three federal agencies are renting or have purchased space in any of the president’s cheap canada goose uk properties. canada goose outlet england

canada goose outlet paypal Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, the ranking Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Canada Goose Parka and Rep. Hank Johnson (D Ga.) sent a letterTuesday to canada goose the inspector general for the General Services Administration as canada goose black friday sale a follow up to two unanswered letters. The DeFazio and Johnson letter asks Carol Ochoa, the inspector general, to launch an investigation into the GSA’s management of the lease that Trump holds to operate a hotel out of the GSA owned Old Post Office Pavilion. canada goose outlet paypal

canada goose outlet toronto factory «Because President Canada Goose Jackets Trump failed to transfer or eliminate his controlling interest in the property prior to his inauguration, he is now able to negotiate new and favorable financial terms with the Administrator he appoints,» the letter reads. «Left unchecked, this arrangement is fraught with the possibility that President Trump and his children will enrich themselves at taxpayers’ expense. hotel is canada goose coats on sale the most clear cut example of a conflict of interest he created by not divesting or separating himself from his business. He is now in a position where, as president, he is both the landlord and the tenant. His children will participate in annual negotiations with the GSA that canada goose coats will affect how much they pay and their tax bill. Trump will also appoint a new canada goose clearance sale administrator of the GSA to uk canada goose outlet oversee his own lease. The president and his hotel were sued on Thursday by a nearby restaurant for unfair competition. canada goose outlet toronto factory

canada goose outlet london It is not just the president’s conflicts of interest that Democrats want answers about. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D Mass.), Sen. Tom Carper (D Del.) and Rep. Canada Goose Online Elijah Cummings (D Md.) sent a letter to the White House counsel’s office on Wednesday asking what assets Kushner has divested from. The letter follows a report by ProPublica that canadagooseoutlet4sale Kushner has not fully divested himself of assets that could create conflicts of interest. The report added that Kushner’s ownership canada goose uk shop stake in buildings that receive public housing money from the Department of Housing and Urban Development has led him to recuse himself from policy discussions related to the department. canada goose outlet london

canada goose outlet mall The other two letters sent this week from Democratic offices concern executive orders related to ethics. Sen. Jon Tester (D Mont.) sent a letter to the White House asking whether the administration plans to continue the Obama administration’s practice of publicly disclosing ethics documents and annual reports that show cheap Canada Goose any waivers provided for ethics rules imposed by executive orders issued by both President Barack Obama and Trump. canada goose outlet mall

canada goose outlet hong kong «The annual reports disclose whether the Ethics Pledge has been waived for any appointees, and if so, the names of those receiving the waivers and whether the waivers canada goose factory sale were handed out appropriately,» Tester wrote. canada goose outlet hong kong

canada goose outlet jackets Rep. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser. Flynn was fired by Trump for lying about his conversations with the Russian ambassador during the presidential transition. On Wednesday, Flynn retroactively registered as a foreign agent for work he did for a Turkish client prior to the election. Trump’s executive order gives the president the power to waive any of canada goose clearance its lobbyist bans for individuals. canada goose outlet jackets

canada goose stockists uk «I urge you to publicly certify that neither you, nor any member of Canada Goose Outlet your administration, have waived or will waive the restrictions imposed on administration officials from engaging in any activity on behalf of any foreign government or foreign political party for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn,» Pascrell requested canada goose stockists uk.

Рекомендуем также следующие статьи:

Поделиться с друзьями:

Оставить комментарий

Вы должны зайти чтобы оставить комментарий