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Straight-up outright corruption and nobody cares

Straight-up outright corruption and nobody cares

by digby

When I think about the shrieking wingnut outrage about Clinton speaking on the phone with some people who gave money to the family charity I feel as if my head is going to explode. The president and all of his cronies are blatantly and openly corrupt and yet unless it is so overwhelming in dozens of different ways and is relentless chronicled in the press as it was with Pruitt, nobody gives a damn.

Get a load of this:

Rudolph W. Giuliani continues to work on behalf of foreign clients both personally and through his namesake security firm while serving as President Trump’s personal attorney — an arrangement experts say raises conflict of interest concerns and could run afoul of federal ethics laws.

Giuliani said in recent interviews with The Washington Post that he is working with clients in Brazil and Colombia, among other countries, as well as delivering paid speeches for a controversial Iranian dissident group. He has never registered with the Justice Department on behalf of his overseas clients, asserting it is not necessary because he does not directly lobby the U.S. government and is not charging Trump for his services.

His decision to continue representing foreign entities also departs from standard practice for presidential attorneys, who in the past have generally sought to sever any ties that could create conflicts with their client in the White House.


Well ok then. There's nothing at all suspicious about working pro-bono for the president of the United States while taking money from foreign governments. Who could object to that? He says he isn't lobbying so that's all we need to know.

Lookee here:


Standard disclaimer for the kids: this isn't normal. It isn't normal at all.