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That should get a full and fair examination, and at the moment that lawsuit is the best vehicle we have to do that.feedback
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Nov 16 2017
Find all of Norm Eisen’s quotes that have been published in 20 different articles on this page. Norm Eisen’s quotes are organized by date and topic, making it easy for you to compare, for example, what Norm Eisen has said both recently, and in the past, on a variety of topics. Some of the topics Norm Eisen likes to comment on include Donald Trump, rule and law. Most recently, Norm Eisen said, “Given the nature of the meeting, it stretches credibility to say he simply forgot it when he initially filled out his forms. That puts him on the hook for false statements liability, possibly. At any rate, it increases his exposure. The pattern of omission by Mr Kushner and others in Donald Trump's circle of their Russia connections increasingly points to a consciousness of guilt.”.
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Feb 19 2017 - Nordstrom vs. Trump

It is shocking that the father-in-law did not choose to follow his son in law's example, now the courts will have their say.feedback

Feb 09 2017

He's putting the bully in the bully pulpit to attack this company on dubious factual assertions in order to promote his daughter. Literally everything he does has this miasma of conflict around it. This is unfair business practices. There's a serious legal question. There are statutes across the country, including a very tough one in California.feedback

Feb 09 2017

It is not allowed for a government employee to use your public office for private gain. And by doing this ad, I have never seen anything like it. It's a violation of the rule. Pure and simple.feedback

Feb 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

This email sheds light on why the Trump nominees are, as a whole, the most conflicted group that I recall. That problem starts at the top, with the president's own unresolved conflicts.feedback

Jan 23 2017

In any rule of law system, any body of laws – not just the government ethics laws that govern conflicts of interest on related subjects – there always are going to be grey areas. There's no doubt about it. Rule of law systems are imperfect in part, because… you're trying to build a set of behavioral codes on top of abstract principles of right and wrong. And that's tricky to do.feedback

Jan 23 2017

What we mean by ethical in the government ethics context is that there is a body of laws that govern what you can and cannot do, with respect to your conflicts of interest and other personal financial interests. In government, when you're a government servant, that's what we mean by government ethics.feedback

Jan 23 2017

Of course, there's also the question of government morals, What's right and wrong to do?' We hope that the government ethics rules track the rules of political morality. What we've tried to do is codify abstract principles of right and wrong into a set of conflicts rules for government officials, starting with the Constitution and then the statutes and regulations as well. That's what we mean by government ethics.feedback

Jan 23 2017

[Trump's] going to be in violation of the Constitution, and I don't believe that American people or the courts will stand by for that idly. So there'll be litigation.feedback

Jan 23 2017

In the case of Donald Trump, he wants to make it into a grey area, or really he wants to make it into a black-and-white area that conflicts law doesn't apply to him. He's correct that there's a lot of black-and-white, but if the black-and-white of it cuts against him, the conflict does apply. There can be no dispute that the rules in the Constitution, for example, which prohibit presidents from taking foreign government cash and other benefits, so called emoluments, apply to the president.feedback

Jan 11 2017

Mr. Trump's ill-advised course will precipitate scandal and corruption.feedback

Jan 07 2017

And I think it could be politically perilous.feedback

Jan 07 2017

My view is that Office of Government Ethics and Director Shaub have been strong and outspoken in advocating ethics to the new administration, and this confirms it.feedback

Dec 22 2016

This is a powerful example of why Donald Trump needs to make a definitive break, not just with his operational interests but his ownership interests, by appointing an independent trustee to liquidate all that.feedback

Oct 31 2016

I don't think you've seen the last of it and I feel it will further coarsen and politicize our discourse.feedback

Oct 31 2016

She's talked over and over again about addressing Citizens United. It's not so easy to back away from that. People really care about this so there will be some accountability.feedback

Oct 26 2016

Somebody with favor to for-profit colleges?feedback

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