Norman Eisen


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While demanding litigation be dropped can sometimes be part of a legitimate negotiation, Trump's bullying, boastful manner here is odious. It also sends a dangerous message: he is prepared to retaliate against those who exercise their legal rights in court.
Mar 22 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Norman Eisen is associated, including Karp and Thiel. Most recently, Norman Eisen has been quoted saying: “Whatever questions I and others may have about the arrangement, I think it speaks well of Ivanka and of the process that has been set up to manage the conflicts that the trustees' monitor is one of the most prominent Democratic lawyers in the country.” in the article Despite a trust, Ivanka Trump still wields power over her brand.
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He just has to sign and turn all of these businesses over to an independent trustee.

It appears that he may end up as a de facto special government employee. As such, he would be subject to the conflicts rules, including under 18 USC 208. If so, that would make him potentially criminally liable if he worked on a repeal of the ethanol mandate that would boost CVR's stock price and enrich him. Of course, that's a lot of ifs, and we have to see what his actual conduct is.

I don't like the way it looks having Karp in that room. Even if it had a much larger market cap or if he were a much bigger personality, it still looks as if [Thiel] is using the transition for personal advancement.

It raises profound questions as to whether there has been the use of the transition to try to enhance the profile and value of Mr. Thiel's company. For a campaign that ran on 'drain the swamp,' it seems to me like they just threw another alligator in the swamp.

We have never had a president with these enormous business conflicts domestically and globally. What's more, we've never had a president who seems to insist on breaking the precedent set by every previous president for at least four decades of doing a true blind trust or its equivalent.

Do we really want to run our government where you have the president, the leader of the United States and the free world, saying: 'I'm going to do the bare minimum to squeak by?

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