Monday, May 22, 2017

This administration is corrupt to the core. It is disgusting.

This is happening because Trump hasn't got a clue to know what is the truth about the USA economy and what is a lie. He has no legal credentials, so he is unsure what changes need to be made in the law without crashing the economy.

This is a bridge between the private sector and government. It is not just corrupt, it is dangerous. When the private sector collapses as is fully expected with this administration there is no entity capable of understanding the fall. The government will reflect the exact same dynamics as the markets.

This is quite possibly the worst news of any of this administration. There is a continuum between Wall Street Plutocrats and the federal government. The states need to be aware there is this depth of corruption in DC and protect from it.

There is no watch dog. It's 2008 all over again.  

May 22, 2017
By Eric Lipton

The Trump administration, (click here) in a significant escalation of its clash with the government’s top ethics watchdog, has moved to block an effort to disclose any ethics waivers granted to former lobbyists who have work in the White House or federal agencies.

The latest conflict came in recent days when the White House, in a highly unusual move, sent a letter to Walter M. Shaub Jr., the head of the Office of Government Ethics, asking him to withdraw a request he had sent to every federal agency for copies of the waivers. In the letter, the administration challenged his legal authority to demand the information.

Dozens of former lobbyists and industry lawyers are working in the Trump administration, which has hired them at a much higher rate than the previous administration. Keeping the waivers confidential would make it impossible to know whether any such officials are violating federal ethics rules or have been given a pass to ignore them.

Mr. Shaub, who is in the final year of a five-year term after being appointed by President Barack Obama, said he had no intention of backing down. “It is an extraordinary thing,” Mr. Shaub said of the White House request. “I have never seen anything like it.”...