Richard Painter

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They're trying to use the ethics rules to fire a special prosecutor. I'd have quit.feedback
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May 25 2017 Trump Presidency
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 Richard Painter is associated, including water and plaintiff. Most recently, Richard Painter has been quoted saying: “It is particularly worrisome for the president to have business with extensive involvement overseas, because we often have to make very difficult choices in dealing with situations overseas.” in the article Trump’s business ties to Middle East precede him.
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The danger is that with any discussion with the Chinese, one party or the other may try to bring up trade. That's a slippery slope that may require her or Jared to step out of the room.feedback

The American people voted for him to be president; they didn't vote for him to come into this office with a whole bunch of conflicts of interest, they didn't elect him to do whatever he wanted.feedback

He is not interested in public disclosure. That's why he's the first president in modern history, since Nixon, to hide his taxes.feedback

I think there are pretty clear problems with the criminal statute if they weigh in on any of those areas.feedback

He's not a grandstander; he's a back-row kind of guy. He's not looking for attention; he's looking for getting things done and keeping people out of trouble. ... He's not a partisan advocate at all.feedback

She ought to stay away from anything to do with trade.feedback

Means that she, like her husband, has to follow the rules. It's not a huge deal if she stays out of things that affect her financial interests.feedback

If we get into a big spat with China, it is obviously going to have an effect on that bank economically. There is no way you should be a senior adviser on economic or military policy, and have a big stake in a Chinese bank. That's an invitation for trouble.feedback

A routine trademark, patent or copyright from a foreign government is likely not an unconstitutional emolument, but with so many trademarks being granted over such a short time period, the question arises as to whether there is an accommodation in at least some of them.feedback

We cannot have a situation where the ambassador is giving favorable treatment to Eric Trump, or lobbying the Dominican Republic government on his behalf.feedback

This does not seem to me to be a clear disqualifying factor.feedback

[T]he Emoluments Clause bans payments to an American public official from foreign governments. Yet they will arise whenever foreign diplomats stay in Trump hotels at their governments' expense; whenever parties are organized by foreign governments in Trump hotels … ; whenever loans are made to the company by the Bank of China or any other foreign-government-owned bank; whenever rent is paid by companies controlled by foreign governments with offices in Trump buildings; and whenever there is any other arrangement whereby foreign government money goes into the president's businesses.feedback

It's money, money, money with them. Be a big donor and you'll get special access to the president and we'll be in your face about it.feedback

I do have to say that it shows an extraordinary lack of judgment for a member of Congress to be buying and selling health care stock.feedback

There are ways to make it work legally, but the appearances are going to be terrible and it's going to be a four-year ethical challenge.feedback

There may be specific laws that don't apply to the president, but the president is not above the law.feedback

The plaintiffs' lawyers, are going to smell blood in the water.feedback

If you have a transaction between a Trump entity and a company owned by a foreign government – that could be grounds for impeachment.feedback

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