>>>THIS HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS A>>>THIS HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS A LOT. LOT. THE SUIT BASICALLY SAYING THE SUIT BASICALLY SAYING FAILING TO DISENTANGLE HIMSELF FAILING TO DISENTANGLE HIMSELF FROM HIS HOTELS AND OTHER FROM HIS HOTELS AND OTHER BUSINESSES, MAKING HIM BUSINESSES, MAKING HIM VULNERABLE TO INDUCEMENTS BY VULNERABLE TO INDUCEMENTS BY OFFICIALS SEEKING TO CURRY OFFICIALS SEEKING TO CURRY FAVOR. FAVOR. TAXPAYER IS A RELATED ISSUE TAXPAYER IS A RELATED ISSUE GOING INTO TRUMP’S POCKETS. GOING INTO TRUMP’S POCKETS. YOU HAVE THE MILITARY RESORTS. YOU HAVE THE MILITARY RESORTS. THE MILITARY ARE OFTEN VERY THE MILITARY ARE OFTEN VERY LARGE GROUPS. LARGE GROUPS. THE “WASHINGTON POST” REPORT THE “WASHINGTON POST” REPORT THAT GO THE PRESIDENT’S TRIP NOT THAT GO THE PRESIDENT’S TRIP NOT ONLY THERE CAUSED A LOT OF ONLY THERE CAUSED A LOT OF TROUBLE, BUT THERE WAS ALSO THE TROUBLE, BUT THERE WAS ALSO THE D.C. HOTEL WHICH FEATURED HIM D.C. HOTEL WHICH FEATURED HIM LAST NIGHT, A CONSERVATIVE GROUP LAST NIGHT, A CONSERVATIVE GROUP PAYING THAT TRUMP HOTEL BALLROOM PAYING THAT TRUMP HOTEL BALLROOM AND SECRETARY OF STATE POMPEO AND SECRETARY OF STATE POMPEO SPEAKING TODAY. SPEAKING TODAY.>>IT IS REALLY TRULY WONDERFUL>>IT IS REALLY TRULY WONDERFUL TO BE HERE. TO BE HERE. I LOOK AROUND THIS. I LOOK AROUND THIS. IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL. IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL. THE GUY WHO OWNS IT MUST GOING THE GUY WHO OWNS IT MUST GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL SOMEWHERE ALONG TO BE SUCCESSFUL SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY. THE WAY. THAT WAS FOR THE “WASHINGTON THAT WAS FOR THE “WASHINGTON POST” IN THE BACK. POST” IN THE BACK.>>A TROLLING.>>A TROLLING. I’M JOINED BY WALTER SCHAUB. I’M JOINED BY WALTER SCHAUB. HE WORKED WITHIE ELECTED OFFICIA HE WORKED WITHIE ELECTED OFFICIA AND STEPPED DOWN. AND STEPPED DOWN. I COVERED YOU BACK WHEN YOU WERE I COVERED YOU BACK WHEN YOU WERE IN GOVERNMENT. IN GOVERNMENT. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER. SOMETIMES I WAS CALLING YOU AND SOMETIMES I WAS CALLING YOU AND YOUR FOLKS. YOUR FOLKS. YOU DIDN’T ALWAYS CALL ME BACK YOU DIDN’T ALWAYS CALL ME BACK EVERY TIME, BUT WE DID SEE WHAT EVERY TIME, BUT WE DID SEE WHAT YOU WERE DOING AND WHAT YOU YOU WERE DOING AND WHAT YOU WROTE DOWN AT THE TIME. WROTE DOWN AT THE TIME. IT SEEMS THE CONCERNS YOU IT SEEMS THE CONCERNS YOU OUTLINED ARE NOW COMING HOME TO OUTLINED ARE NOW COMING HOME TO ROOST. ROOST. IS THAT HOW YOU SEE IT? IS THAT HOW YOU SEE IT?>>IT’S ONE OF THESE TIMGZES WHE>>IT’S ONE OF THESE TIMGZES WHE YOU HATE TO BE RIGHT, BUT TWO YOU HATE TO BE RIGHT, BUT TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO I WARNED AND A HALF YEARS AGO I WARNED WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THIS MAN WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THIS MAN COMMITTED THE ORIGINAL SIN OF COMMITTED THE ORIGINAL SIN OF HIS REGISTRATION WHICH IS HIS REGISTRATION WHICH IS KEEPING HIS FINANCIAL INTERESTS KEEPING HIS FINANCIAL INTERESTS AND THESE CONFLICTING ASSETS. AND THESE CONFLICTING ASSETS. IT’S JUST PROVEN TO BE AS BAD AS IT’S JUST PROVEN TO BE AS BAD AS I FEARED IT COULD BE. I FEARED IT COULD BE.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK OF>>WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SECRETARY OF STATE POMPEO? SECRETARY OF STATE POMPEO? HE’S DOING THE THING THAT HAS HE’S DOING THE THING THAT HAS BECOME POLITICALLY POPULAR ON BECOME POLITICALLY POPULAR ON THE RIGHT WHICH IS LEANING INTO THE RIGHT WHICH IS LEANING INTO IT, TROLLING, MAKING IT ABOUT IT, TROLLING, MAKING IT ABOUT THE “WASHINGTON POST.” THE “WASHINGTON POST.” THEY JUST UNCOVERED FACTS HERE THEY JUST UNCOVERED FACTS HERE THAT WOULD SUGGEST THESE THAT WOULD SUGGEST THESE CONFLICTS. CONFLICTS. DO YOU THINK IT’S EVEN DO YOU THINK IT’S EVEN APPROPRIATE FOR THE SECRETARY OF APPROPRIATE FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO SPEAK THAT WAY? STATE TO SPEAK THAT WAY?>>NOT ONLY IS IT INAPPROPRIATE>>NOT ONLY IS IT INAPPROPRIATE FOR HIM TO BE THERE IN THE FIRST FOR HIM TO BE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE ON BEHALF OF TRUMP, PLACE ON BEHALF OF TRUMP, HOSTING TRUMP’S PAYING GUESTS, HOSTING TRUMP’S PAYING GUESTS, BUT TAUNTING PEOPLE OVER HIS BUT TAUNTING PEOPLE OVER HIS BEHAVIOR ACTUALLY SENDS A BEHAVIOR ACTUALLY SENDS A MESSAGE TO A SECONDARY AUDIENCE, MESSAGE TO A SECONDARY AUDIENCE, WHICH IS THE GIGANTIC FEDERAL WHICH IS THE GIGANTIC FEDERAL WORK FORCE THAT ARE SUBJECT TO WORK FORCE THAT ARE SUBJECT TO REALLY STRICT RULES. REALLY STRICT RULES. AND HERE THEY HAVE ONE OF AND HERE THEY HAVE ONE OF TRUMP’S POPTOP APPOINTEES TELLIN TRUMP’S POPTOP APPOINTEES TELLIN HIM THESE RULES DON’T MATTER AND HIM THESE RULES DON’T MATTER AND IT’S ALL JUST A BIG JOKE. IT’S ALL JUST A BIG JOKE.>>LET ME SHOW YOU THE NEW>>LET ME SHOW YOU THE NEW REPORTING THAT IVANKA TRUMP REPORTING THAT IVANKA TRUMP SAYS, WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER MORAL SAYS, WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER MORAL COMPASS, AND SHE’S, OF COURSE, COMPASS, AND SHE’S, OF COURSE, BEEN INVOLVED IN THE TRUMP BEEN INVOLVED IN THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION BUSINESSWISE AND ORGANIZATION BUSINESSWISE AND SHE WORKS IN THE GOVERNMENT. SHE WORKS IN THE GOVERNMENT. SHE SAYS HER MORAL COMPASS COMES SHE SAYS HER MORAL COMPASS COMES FROM HER FATHER. FROM HER FATHER. AND THAT’S SOMETHING WE’VE HEARD AND THAT’S SOMETHING WE’VE HEARD FROM HER BEFORE. FROM HER BEFORE. I THINK WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF I THINK WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF SOUND ON THAT AS WELL. SOUND ON THAT AS WELL. TAKE A LISTEN. TAKE A LISTEN.>>MY FATHER TAUGHT MY SIBLINGS>>MY FATHER TAUGHT MY SIBLINGS AND ME THE IMPORTANT OF POSITIVE AND ME THE IMPORTANT OF POSITIVE VALUES AND A STRONG ETHICAL VALUES AND A STRONG ETHICAL COMPASS. COMPASS.>>IT’S BECOME NORMALIZED FOR>>IT’S BECOME NORMALIZED FOR SOME THAT THE CHILDREN SEEM TO SOME THAT THE CHILDREN SEEM TO PLAY THESE DUAL ROLES. PLAY THESE DUAL ROLES. YOUR VIEW OF ALL OF THAT PART OF YOUR VIEW OF ALL OF THAT PART OF THIS. THIS.>>LET’S NOT FORGET SHE’S NOT>>LET’S NOT FORGET SHE’S NOT ONLY A DAUGHTER, BUT SHE’S A TOP ONLY A DAUGHTER, BUT SHE’S A TOP PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER, AND SHE’S PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER, AND SHE’S TELLING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND TELLING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND AGAIN, THAT FEDERAL WORK FORCE, AGAIN, THAT FEDERAL WORK FORCE, THAT TRUMP’S BEHAVIOR IS A MODEL THAT TRUMP’S BEHAVIOR IS A MODEL OF GOOD ETHICAL, MORAL BEHAVIOR, OF GOOD ETHICAL, MORAL BEHAVIOR, WHEN ACTUALLY, WHAT HE’S DONE WHEN ACTUALLY, WHAT HE’S DONE FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS, IS FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS, IS DEGRADE THE ETHICAL CULTURE OF DEGRADE THE ETHICAL CULTURE OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. I DON’T KNOW THAT THAT’S I DON’T KNOW THAT THAT’S SOMETHING TO BE TERRIBLY PROUD SOMETHING TO BE TERRIBLY PROUD OF. OF.>>WHAT SHOULD CONGRESS DO?>>WHAT SHOULD CONGRESS DO?>>CONGRESS NEEDS TO START DOING>>CONGRESS NEEDS TO START DOING OVERSIGHT ACROSS THE BOARD, NOT OVERSIGHT ACROSS THE BOARD, NOT JUST ONE PARTY, BUT BOTH. JUST ONE PARTY, BUT BOTH. WE WATCHED FOR TWO YEARS AS WE WATCHED FOR TWO YEARS AS CONGRESS SIMPLY DID ABSOLUTELY CONGRESS SIMPLY DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, THEN THE HOUSE CHANGED NOTHING, THEN THE HOUSE CHANGED HANDS AND YOU HAVE ONE CHAMBER HANDS AND YOU HAVE ONE CHAMBER OF CONGRESS ACTUALLY TRYING TO OF CONGRESS ACTUALLY TRYING TO CONDUCT OVERSIGHT, BUT THE WHITE CONDUCT OVERSIGHT, BUT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ADOPTED AN HOUSE HAS ADOPTED AN ACROSS-THE-BOARD OPPOSITION TO ACROSS-THE-BOARD OPPOSITION TO ANY KIND OF OVERSIGHT. ANY KIND OF OVERSIGHT. SO IT REALLY SHOULD BE A SO IT REALLY SHOULD BE A BIPARTISAN EFFORT STANDING UP BIPARTISAN EFFORT STANDING UP FOR REALLY FUNDAMENTAL FOR REALLY FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC SERVICE. PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC SERVICE. INSTEAD YOU HAVE 90 MEMBERS OF INSTEAD YOU HAVE 90 MEMBERS OF HIS OWN CAUCUS ATTENDING EVENTS HIS OWN CAUCUS ATTENDING EVENTS AT HIS HOTEL THE PAST TWO AND A AT HIS HOTEL THE PAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS, PARTICIPATING IN HALF YEARS, PARTICIPATING IN THIS CORRUPTING INFLUENCE IN OUR THIS CORRUPTING INFLUENCE IN OUR COUNTRY. COUNTRY.>>ONE THING WE’VE SEEN IN>>ONE THING WE’VE SEEN IN PEOPLE WHO DO STAND UP TO THE PEOPLE WHO DO STAND UP TO THE PRESIDENT, WHETHER THEY’RE PRESIDENT, WHETHER THEY’RE CAREER OFFICIALS WITH CAREER OFFICIALS WITH NONPARTISAN ROLES AS YOU WERE AS NONPARTISAN ROLES AS YOU WERE AS APPOINTEES, IS IT DOES MATTER APPOINTEES, IS IT DOES MATTER WHAT THEIR SITUATION IS. WHAT THEIR SITUATION IS. DO YOU BELIEVE THESE EXTREME DO YOU BELIEVE THESE EXTREME ACTIVISTS AND TEMPORARY ACTIVISTS AND TEMPORARY OFFICIALS UNDERCUTS THEIR OFFICIALS UNDERCUTS THEIR ABILITY TO DEFEND THESE ETHICS ABILITY TO DEFEND THESE ETHICS RULES AND AGENCIES WHICH IN RULES AND AGENCIES WHICH IN GOVERNMENT IS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT IS PART OF THE EXPECTATION? EXPECTATION?>>I THINK ABSOLUTELY.>>I THINK ABSOLUTELY. THERE IS A REASON THAT CONGRESS THERE IS A REASON THAT CONGRESS OVER THE YEARS HAS PASSED OVER THE YEARS HAS PASSED STATUTES AND REVISED THEM, AND STATUTES AND REVISED THEM, AND I’M THINKING PARTICULARLY OF THE I’M THINKING PARTICULARLY OF THE VACANCIES, BUT ALSO AGENCIES’ VACANCIES, BUT ALSO AGENCIES’ SPECIFIC STATUTES THAT TRIED TO SPECIFIC STATUTES THAT TRIED TO DISCOURAGE THE PRESIDENT FROM DISCOURAGE THE PRESIDENT FROM HAVING ACTING OFFICIALS BY HAVING ACTING OFFICIALS BY STRIPPING THEM OF POWER OF A STRIPPING THEM OF POWER OF A CERTAIN NUMBER OVER A CERTAIN CERTAIN NUMBER OVER A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME FOR A VERY PERIOD OF TIME FOR A VERY IMPORTANT REASON. IMPORTANT REASON. AND THAT’S THAT ACTING OFFICIALS AND THAT’S THAT ACTING OFFICIALS ARE MUCH MORE VULNERABLE TO THE ARE MUCH MORE VULNERABLE TO THE WHIMS OF THE PRESIDENT. WHIMS OF THE PRESIDENT. HE CAN REPLACE THEM IN A HE CAN REPLACE THEM IN A HEARTBEAT, AND MANY OF THEM FEEL HEARTBEAT, AND MANY OF THEM FEEL LIKE THEY’RE AUDITIONING THEM LIKE THEY’RE AUDITIONING THEM FOR THE JOB. FOR THE JOB. EVEN THE BEST OF THEM WILL FEEL EVEN THE BEST OF THEM WILL FEEL LIKE THEY DON’T HAVE THE FULL LIKE THEY DON’T HAVE THE FULL MANDATE TO UPHOLD THE LAWS THAT MANDATE TO UPHOLD THE LAWS THAT THEIR AGENCIES ARE IN CHARGE OF THEIR AGENCIES ARE IN CHARGE OF ENFORCING. ENFORCING.>>YEAH, YOU LAY IT OUT THERE,>>YEAH, YOU LAY IT OUT THERE, IT’S ANOTHER ISSUE WE’VE BEEN IT’S ANOTHER ISSUE WE’VE BEEN COVERING, AND IT’S SOMETHING COVERING, AND IT’S SOMETHING DONALD TRUMP MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN DONALD TRUMP MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN FOUR YEARS AGO ABOUT HOW THAT FOUR YEARS AGO ABOUT HOW THAT WORKS. WORKS. HE’S LEANING INTO EVERYWHERE HE

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