Daily Kos: Rep Katherine Clark (D-MA) Introduces Bill Requiring Pres and VP Place Assets in Blind Trust

The following is an excellent article written by vintagetele on the Daily Kos website on November 21, 2016 titled “Rep Katherine Clark (D-MA) Introduces Bill Requiring Pres and VP Place Assets in Blind Trust” and I quote:

Donald Trump has run against DC corruption and has promised to “drain the swamp.” Katherine Clark from the 5th district of MA intends to hold him accountable. On Nov. 17th She introduced H.R. 6340. From her site:

Current law prohibits federal office holders from engaging in government business when they stand to gain profit. The President and Vice President are currently exempt from this statute. Clark’s Presidential Accountability Act removes this exemption and requires the President and Vice President to place their assets in a certified blind trust or disclose to the Office of Government Ethics and the public when they make a decision that affects their personal finances.

This bill has some teeth too. From section 2 of the bill:

“(f) A violation of subsection (a) shall constitute a high crime and misdemeanor

for the purposes of Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution.

I am calling my rep tomorrow and asking them to sign on to this.

katherineclark.house.gov/…”

(EVERY DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN SHOULD SIGN ON TO THIS BILL. YOU ELECT A PRESIDENT TO HELP THE 99%, NOT TO PERSECUTE THEM. THERE’S TOO MUCH OF THIS GOUGING OF THE TAXPAYERS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PRESIDENT GOING ON ALREADY. ELECTING A BILLIONAIRE LIKE DONALD TRUMP WITH HOLDINGS ALL OVER THE WORLD, IS JUST AN OVERWHELMING TEMPTATION TO GOUGE THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS.!!

LaVern Isely. Progressive, Overtaxed, Independent Middle Class Taxpayer and Public Citizen Member and USAF Veteran

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