An open letter to the U.S. Congress (TX only)


7 so far! Let’s get to 10 signers!

Greetings. I am a voting constituent in rural west Texas. It looks like the absorption of the federal government into just another arm of Trump Inc. is nearly completed. “How much taxpayer money has been paid to President Trump’s company since he took office?” A WP article recently asked the same question that has been asked over and over and over. The State Department says it has about 450 pages of records showing government spending at President Trump’s properties. But this week, on Thursday, it released only two. This after multiple attempts, lawsuits, promises made, and deadlines ignored. Also this week, the General Services Administration — responding to a Post public-records request about its own business relationship with Trump’s company (It’s not his customer, it’s his landlord. Trump’s D.C. hotel is housed in a building his company leases from the federal government, from the American people)— released 26 pages of internal documents with only 10 words total. The rest was redacted. Among the questions posed to the agency: Has Trump’s company asked Trump’s government to delay any rent payments, as the coronavirus pandemic decimates its business? Would the government allow Trump’s company to sell the hotel to a foreign interest? No answer. For 134 days. No answer. Until Thursday. 26 pages. 10 words. “Hi Pam,” “Thanks Pam” “Team - I got this.” “Thanks Renee.” Everybody knows a career in politics can be lucrative. That’s an open secret. But this blatant out in the open, try and stop me behavior that has been a constant in the Trump administration is true corruption on parade. So I guess we’ll add another serious complicity to the Republican Congress. You must be okay with a president profiting with abandon off taxpayer dollars. (I can assure you the American taxpayers are not okay with it. Emphasis on the taxPAYER.) Otherwise you would try and do something about it. Right?

First sent on October 18, 2020 by Debbie

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