As MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross identified on Saturday, there might be a connection between Trump’s pardons and the sum of money Ivanka and Jared took in over the previous 4 years.
“The primary 12 months that Donald Trump was in workplace, Jared and Ivanka Kushner revamped $80 million whereas they had been in workplace,” Cross stated. “The second 12 months that inflated to $135 million.”
“Why would possibly he be making an attempt to pre-pardon his kids in his previous couple of days in workplace?” she requested. “I’m actually curious how this may all play out.”
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) December 5, 2020
I just do wish to remind the viewers that the primary 12 months that Donald Trump was in workplace Jared and Ivanka Kushner revamped $80 million whereas they had been in workplace. The second 12 months that inflated to $135 million. Why would possibly he be making an attempt to pre-pardon his kids in his previous couple of days in workplace? And I’m actually curious how this may all play out. Jason, you realize being raised in households like we had been, we had been raised to mistrust the system. Everybody round me retains saying the system goes to work. He’s going to depart. These persons are the human embodiment of why we’re so distrustful of a system that has routinely and traditionally and persistently harmed us. And so now we see the outcomes of centuries of white supremacy which have elevated this very under common, fundamental unintelligent man to the best workplace within the land as his first job in authorities being president of the USA and right here we’re within the grips of a worldwide pandemic that disproportionately harms black and brown of us, and an more and more problematic economic system whereas these bread strains are getting longer. And I ought to level out that he’s additionally speeding via executions, federal executions, at this level in his presidency. So I’m petrified of what’s to return. However I do anticipate that the conflict just isn’t over. There are nonetheless battles to be fought as he’s the outgoing president and I hope that he finally accepts that.
It can take years to empty the Trump swamp
In 2016, Donald Trump promised that if voters made him president, he would drain the swamp of corruption in Washington D.C.
Over the previous 4 years – and significantly on his approach out the door – Trump has crammed that swamp as much as the brim.
Within the newest scandal, the Department of Justice is investigating whether or not cash was funneled to the White Home as a part of a pay-for-pardon scheme.
Whereas the nation has seen the outgoing president and his cronies – together with his kids – abuse their places of work repeatedly in plain view over the previous 4 years, it would doubtless take years to completely drain the swamp of corruption that Donald Trump has created.
Sean Colarossi at the moment resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Inexpensive Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents receive medical insurance protection.