A look at 5 Trump business ties that pose conflicts
Nov 27 2016
About a half-dozen "presidential electors, mostly former Bernie Sanders supporters who hail from Washington state and Colorado, are now lobbying their Republican counterparts in other states to reject their oaths - and in some cases, state law - to vote against Trump when the Electoral College meets on December 19", Politico reported on November 22. During the second presidential debate on October 9, he said he would appoint a special prosecutor and seek to jail Clinton if he won. In July, after a year-long investigation, the FBI concluded that charges against Clinton were not warranted, saying agents had not found any evidence that Clinton knowingly sent or received classified information on the server. "And I am not looking to hurt them at all", Trump told The New York Times on Tuesday.
"But it's not a group I want to energize, and if they are energized, I want to look into it and find out why", Trump added. The Clinton campaign has not yet said what it plans to do, if anything, with this information. She went through a lot. "Our transition team is working very smoothly, efficiently and effectively, truly great and talented men and women, patriots indeed are being brought in and many will soon be a part of our government helping us to make America great again", he began.
Any decision by the Trump administration to withdraw from the Parisaccord would put more pressure on US state and local governments to make their own efforts to cut emissions and prepare for the higher temperatures, bigger storms, and rising seas that are widely forecast to come with climate change in coming decades.
I think we would all give thanks for that. "Actually, somebody said to me on that, they said, 'You know, it's a great idea, softening up those laws, but you may get sued a lot more.' I said, 'You know, you're right, I never thought about that.' I said, 'You know, I have to start thinking about that.' So, I, I think you'll be O.K. A new view on climate change?".
Mr. Trump has said that in order to avoid conflicts of interest, he would turn over control of the Trump Organization to his children, but the president-elect has already shown an interest in keeping a heavy hand in his business dealings, even in the context of his presidency. "There is some, something". It is not clear "how much", and what he will do about it "depends on how much it's going to cost our companies". And he may no longer try to "cancel" the nation's participation in the Paris climate change agreement, which almost 200 nations signed in 2015 to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Hours later, according to the Washington Post, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks "just casually mentioned that "we are going to the New YorkTimes" meeting - as if nothing had happened".
Trump repeatedly argued the United States should take a more aggressive approach to combating terrorism, including bringing back the use of the controversial torture tactic known as waterboarding.
Mr Trump said on Tuesday during a meeting with the New YorkTimes that he was "never a fan" of the electoral college and he would have preferred to win in the popular vote.
I will say that I think that what Trump suggests is something different. How far? I don't know.
Still, Trump refused to take waterboarding and other torture tactics off the table entirely. "If, on the other hand, he wants to ask Ivanka about, should we improve relations with Cuba and possibly open investment opportunities for American hospitality businesses, he has to go to the White House counsel office".
President-elect Donald Trump says he is "seriously considering" retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.