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  1. JoyceCordi Coolidge

    Just about an hour after we finished recording this podcast, Wall Street Journal reported the combined Ivanka Trump/Jared Kushner income for 2017 was $82 million! Yes, they “earned” $82M while ostensibly working full time in the White House on the American people’s business.

    By those standards — at his worst Hunter Biden is a piker, a shirker of opportunity to use his access and proximity —

    Whatever his legal skills?

    All of this demands either a shrug of the shoulders for all — or a drive for real reform in the form of legislation.

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    • October 8, 2019, at 12:29 PM PDT
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  2. namlliT noD Member

    Huh?

    Are you unaware that, before inauguration, Donald Trump moved his enormous business assets to his family? So Ivanka and Jared receive a lot of income from these businesses. And then, as President, Donald Trump cranked up the economy something fierce. So it should be no surprise that Ivanka and Jared did really well.

    This is a very different situation from Joe Biden receiving a bribe in the form of a noshow job for his son.

    What exactly are you “demanding in the form of legislation”?

     

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    • October 8, 2019, at 11:14 PM PDT
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  3. JoyceCordi Coolidge

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Huh?

    Are you unaware that, before inauguration, Donald Trump moved his enormous business assets to his family? So Ivanka and Jared receive a lot of income from these businesses. And then, as President, Donald Trump cranked up the economy something fierce. So it should be no surprise that Ivanka and Jared did really well.

    This is a very different situation from Joe Biden receiving a bribe in the form of a noshow job for his son.

    What exactly are you “demanding in the form of legislation”?

     

    @namlliT noD

    I am well aware that Donald Trump told us he had put his affairs into the hands of his sons. 

    That would not cover either Ivanka’s businesses or Jared”s — Remember Charlie Kushner’s already been to Club Fed once.

    The Chinese patents are not part of Trump Inc.

    All that aside, the point I am trying to make is that children and siblings of Presidents and Vice Presidents have had money making opportunities not available to the rest of us!

    We can call it access and proximity but how different is that from lobbying?

    How about legislation similar to the existing prohibitions by members of Congress re: lobbying after leaving their elected positions. Can’t use one’s proximity and access for a specified period of time after that principal has left office?

    Remove the perception of impropriety —

     

     

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    • October 10, 2019, at 2:55 PM PDT
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  4. namlliT noD Member

    JoyceCordi (View Comment):
    Remove the perception of impropriety

    One of the most positive and patriotic things one can do in this country is to build and grow a business, doing business functions, providing goods and services at a market rate, and employing fellow citizens.

    One of the most unpatriotic activities in this country is for a politician to accept bribes.

    And you are confusing the two.

    Joe Biden was receiving a bribe in the form of a no-show job for his son. Just as Senator Obama was receiving a bribe in the form a $300 / year no-show job for his wife at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

    The Trump family has owned over 500 real business entities over decades, so they will have a lot of income from those. And ironically, because of their wealth, they are immune from bribery.

    The only “perception of impropriety” is the one you are creating by confusing business and bribery.

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    • October 13, 2019, at 11:30 AM PDT
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