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>>>THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS>>>THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS BILLING YOU, THE TAXPAYER, FOR BILLING YOU, THE TAXPAYER, FOR VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE’S STAY VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE’S STAY AT A TRUMP PROPERTY IN IRELAND, AT A TRUMP PROPERTY IN IRELAND, ALL THANKS TO A HEAVY-HANDED ALL THANKS TO A HEAVY-HANDED SUGGESTION FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP. SUGGESTION FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP. HIS CHANCE TO TAKE DOLLARS FROM HIS CHANCE TO TAKE DOLLARS FROM THE U.S. TREASURY AND PUT THEM THE U.S. TREASURY AND PUT THEM IN TRUMP’S POCKETS LOOKS IN TRUMP’S POCKETS LOOKS ESPECIALLY DESPERATE TONIGHT, ESPECIALLY DESPERATE TONIGHT, BECAUSE THE GOLF CLUB IN BECAUSE THE GOLF CLUB IN QUESTION IS A WHOPPING 180 MILES QUESTION IS A WHOPPING 180 MILES AWAY FROM PENCE’S GOVERNMENT AWAY FROM PENCE’S GOVERNMENT MEETINGS, WHICH IS A BIT LIKE MEETINGS, WHICH IS A BIT LIKE GETTING A HOTEL IN BOSTON TO GO GETTING A HOTEL IN BOSTON TO GO TO A GOVERNMENT MEETING IN NEW TO A GOVERNMENT MEETING IN NEW YORK. YORK. AND ALL OF THIS COMES AFTER AND ALL OF THIS COMES AFTER TRUMP LOBBIED FOR THE G-7 SUMMIT TRUMP LOBBIED FOR THE G-7 SUMMIT TO USE HIS STRUGGLING DORAL TO USE HIS STRUGGLING DORAL RESORT IN FLORIDA FOR ITS NEXT RESORT IN FLORIDA FOR ITS NEXT MEETING. MEETING. THIS IS NOT NORMAL. THIS IS NOT NORMAL. IT’S ALSO NOT WHAT DONALD TRUMP IT’S ALSO NOT WHAT DONALD TRUMP PROMISED IN HIS, DO YOU REMEMBER PROMISED IN HIS, DO YOU REMEMBER THIS, VERY FIRST PRESS THIS, VERY FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE AS PRESIDENT-ELECT CONFERENCE AS PRESIDENT-ELECT WHEN HE CLAIMED HE WOULD BE WHEN HE CLAIMED HE WOULD BE HANDS-OFF MANAGEMENT AND HIS HANDS-OFF MANAGEMENT AND HIS SONS WOULD TAKE HIS BUSINESSES SONS WOULD TAKE HIS BUSINESSES AND RUN THEM PROFESSIONALLY. AND RUN THEM PROFESSIONALLY.>>MY TWO SONS, WHO ARE RIGHT>>MY TWO SONS, WHO ARE RIGHT HERE, DON AND ERIC, ARE GOING TO HERE, DON AND ERIC, ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING THE COMPANY. BE RUNNING THE COMPANY. THEY ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING IT THEY ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING IT IN A VERY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. IN A VERY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS IT THEY’RE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS IT WITH ME. WITH ME. THESE PAPERS ARE JUST SOME OF THESE PAPERS ARE JUST SOME OF THE MANY DOCUMENTS THAT I’VE THE MANY DOCUMENTS THAT I’VE SIGNED TURNING OVER COMPLETE AND SIGNED TURNING OVER COMPLETE AND TOTAL CONTROL. TOTAL CONTROL.>>NOW, TONIGHT, THE BLOWBACK ON>>NOW, TONIGHT, THE BLOWBACK ON DONALD TRUMP’S LATEST EFFORTS TO DONALD TRUMP’S LATEST EFFORTS TO SUBSIDIZE HIS OWN COMPANIES IS SUBSIDIZE HIS OWN COMPANIES IS ACTUALLY STRONG ENOUGH THAT VICE ACTUALLY STRONG ENOUGH THAT VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IS OUT ON PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IS OUT ON DEFENSE. DEFENSE.>>THE OPPORTUNITY TO STAY AT>>THE OPPORTUNITY TO STAY AT TRUMP NATIONAL IN DOONBEG TO TRUMP NATIONAL IN DOONBEG TO ACCOMMODATE THE UNIQUE FOOTPRINT ACCOMMODATE THE UNIQUE FOOTPRINT THAT COMES WITH OUR SECURITY THAT COMES WITH OUR SECURITY DETAIL AND OTHER PERSONNEL MADE DETAIL AND OTHER PERSONNEL MADE IT LOGICAL. IT LOGICAL.>>THAT UNIQUE FOOTPRINT, AS>>THAT UNIQUE FOOTPRINT, AS WE’RE REPORTING TO YOU TONIGHT, WE’RE REPORTING TO YOU TONIGHT, INCLUDES 180 MILES OF FOOTPRINT, INCLUDES 180 MILES OF FOOTPRINT, AND THAT’S WHY THIS IS OBVIOUSLY AND THAT’S WHY THIS IS OBVIOUSLY ILLOGICAL, EVEN KIND OF ILLOGICAL, EVEN KIND OF EMBARRASSINGLY SO. EMBARRASSINGLY SO. PENCE DOESN’T HAVE ANY BETTER PENCE DOESN’T HAVE ANY BETTER ARGUMENTS, AND HE’S NOT ALONE IN ARGUMENTS, AND HE’S NOT ALONE IN WHAT HE’S UP TO. WHAT HE’S UP TO. HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS YET? HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS YET? ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR NOW ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR NOW PLOWING $30,000 INTO A LAVISH PLOWING $30,000 INTO A LAVISH HOLIDAY PARTY AT DONALD TRUMP’S HOLIDAY PARTY AT DONALD TRUMP’S D.C. HOTEL? D.C. HOTEL? AND THE CAREER OFFICIAL WHO AND THE CAREER OFFICIAL WHO ACTUALLY RAN THE ETHICS ACTUALLY RAN THE ETHICS DEPARTMENT DURING THE TRUMP DEPARTMENT DURING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION EARLIER LAST YEAR ADMINISTRATION EARLIER LAST YEAR SAYS ALL OF THIS IS SENDING SAYS ALL OF THIS IS SENDING SIGNALS THAT BARR’S LOYALTY IS SIGNALS THAT BARR’S LOYALTY IS TO TRUMP AND NOT TO THE COUNTRY. TO TRUMP AND NOT TO THE COUNTRY. WE TURN NOW TO AN ETHICS GURU WE TURN NOW TO AN ETHICS GURU YOU MAY RECOGNIZE, THE ONE AND YOU MAY RECOGNIZE, THE ONE AND ONLY RICHARD PAINTER, FORMER ONLY RICHARD PAINTER, FORMER CHIEF WHITE HOUSE ETHICS CHIEF WHITE HOUSE ETHICS ATTORNEY UNDER THE REPUBLICAN ATTORNEY UNDER THE REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION OCHF GEORGE W. ADMINISTRATION OCHF GEORGE W. BUSH. BUSH. FIRST OF ALL, NICE TO HAVE YOU FIRST OF ALL, NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK, SIR. BACK, SIR.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I’M THRILLED TO BE BACK WITH I’M THRILLED TO BE BACK WITH YOU. YOU.>>YES, SIR.>>YES, SIR. THIS IS NOT NORMAL. THIS IS NOT NORMAL. THE ARGUMENTS THAT MR. PENCE IS THE ARGUMENTS THAT MR. PENCE IS MAKING DON’T PASS ANY KIND OF MAKING DON’T PASS ANY KIND OF TEST, AS WE JUST SHOWED. TEST, AS WE JUST SHOWED. AND THE THINGS THAT MR. BARR IS AND THE THINGS THAT MR. BARR IS DOING, WHILE NOT, AGAIN, DOING, WHILE NOT, AGAIN, TECHNICALLY ILLEGAL, DO APPEAR TECHNICALLY ILLEGAL, DO APPEAR TO BE BASICALLY BLINKING RED TO BE BASICALLY BLINKING RED ETHICS VIOLATIONS. ETHICS VIOLATIONS. HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO ANYTHING YOU SAW IN YOUR TENURE ANYTHING YOU SAW IN YOUR TENURE IN GOVERNMENT AND WHAT SHOULD BE IN GOVERNMENT AND WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT IT? DONE ABOUT IT?>>IT’S OUTRAGEOUS!>>IT’S OUTRAGEOUS! AND I THINK IT’S ILLEGAL. AND I THINK IT’S ILLEGAL. I THINK THE WHOLE THING THE I THINK THE WHOLE THING THE ILLEGAL. ILLEGAL. LET’S START WITH THE VICE LET’S START WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT’S STAY. PRESIDENT’S STAY. THE UNITED STATES TAXPAYER IS THE UNITED STATES TAXPAYER IS PAYING FOR THAT. PAYING FOR THAT. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS GOING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO MAKE A BIG OUTLAY IN ORDER TO TO MAKE A BIG OUTLAY IN ORDER TO PROMOTE THE TRUMP HOTEL. PROMOTE THE TRUMP HOTEL. TRUMP WILL MAKE MONEY WHEN TRUMP WILL MAKE MONEY WHEN SECRET SERVICE AGENTS STAY SECRET SERVICE AGENTS STAY THERE. THERE. ALSO, THE PROMOTION BAG. ALSO, THE PROMOTION BAG. OUR MONEY IS BEING USED TO OUR MONEY IS BEING USED TO PROMOTE HIS HOTEL. PROMOTE HIS HOTEL. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE DOMESTIC EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE, DOMESTIC EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE, WHICH CAPS THE PRESIDENT’S WHICH CAPS THE PRESIDENT’S COMPENSATION FOR HIS SERVICES AT COMPENSATION FOR HIS SERVICES AT HIS COMPENSATIONS SET BY HIS COMPENSATIONS SET BY CONGRESS. CONGRESS. HE IS NOT ENTITLED TO MILK THE HE IS NOT ENTITLED TO MILK THE TAXPAYER RIGHT, LEFT, AND TAXPAYER RIGHT, LEFT, AND CENTER. CENTER. AND THAT’S WHAT HE’S DOING HERE. AND THAT’S WHAT HE’S DOING HERE. THIS IS ILLEGAL AS WELL AS THIS IS ILLEGAL AS WELL AS IMMORAL AND ILLOGICAL. IMMORAL AND ILLOGICAL. TAKE A LOOK AT ATTORNEY GENERAL TAKE A LOOK AT ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR, HE’S — BARR, HE’S –>>WE’LL GET TO BARR –>>WE’LL GET TO BARR –>>YEAH?>>YEAH?>>I’VE GOT A SLIGHT TAPE DELAY,>>I’VE GOT A SLIGHT TAPE DELAY, MY FAULT. MY FAULT. BUT I WANT TO GET TO BARR. BUT I WANT TO GET TO BARR. LET ME PLAY FOR YOU A LITTLE LET ME PLAY FOR YOU A LITTLE MORE FROM WHAT I DO THINK A IS MORE FROM WHAT I DO THINK A IS AN IMPORTANT TEST, WHICH IS THAT AN IMPORTANT TEST, WHICH IS THAT DONALD TRUMP ISN’T ONLY FAILING DONALD TRUMP ISN’T ONLY FAILING THE ETHICS TEST, HE’S POFBLOBVIO THE ETHICS TEST, HE’S POFBLOBVIO FAILING THE PROMISES HE MADE IN FAILING THE PROMISES HE MADE IN HIS VERY FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE HIS VERY FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE AS PRESIDENT-ELECT WHEN HE HAD AS PRESIDENT-ELECT WHEN HE HAD HIS MONEY ON HIS MIND. HIS MONEY ON HIS MIND. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>I COULD ACTUALLY RUN MY>>I COULD ACTUALLY RUN MY BUSINESS. BUSINESS. I COULD ACTUALLY RUN MY BUSINESS I COULD ACTUALLY RUN MY BUSINESS AND RUN GOVERNMENT AT THE SAME AND RUN GOVERNMENT AT THE SAME TIME. TIME. I DON’T LIKE THE WAY THAT LOOKS, I DON’T LIKE THE WAY THAT LOOKS, BUT I WOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT, BUT I WOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT, IF I WANTED TO. IF I WANTED TO. I WOULD BE THE ONLY ONE THAT I WOULD BE THE ONLY ONE THAT WOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT. WOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT. YOU CAN’T DO THAT ANY OTHER YOU CAN’T DO THAT ANY OTHER CAPACITY. CAPACITY. BUT AS A PRESIDENT, I COULD RUN BUT AS A PRESIDENT, I COULD RUN THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION, GREAT, THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION, GREAT, GREAT COMPANY, AND I COULD RUN GREAT COMPANY, AND I COULD RUN THE COUNTRY. THE COUNTRY. I WOULD DO A VERY GOOD JOB, BUT I WOULD DO A VERY GOOD JOB, BUT I DON’T WANT TO DO THAT. I DON’T WANT TO DO THAT.>>RICHARD, YOUR RESPONSE TO>>RICHARD, YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT, BY TODAY’S FACTS? THAT, BY TODAY’S FACTS? AND WHAT YOU WANTED TO GET IN AND WHAT YOU WANTED TO GET IN ABOUT MR. BARR. ABOUT MR. BARR.>>WELL, THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT>>WELL, THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HE’S DOING. HE’S DOING. HE’S RUNNING THE TRUMP HE’S RUNNING THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION. ORGANIZATION. HE’S TRYING TO MAKE THE TRUMP HE’S TRYING TO MAKE THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION RICHER AND HE’S ORGANIZATION RICHER AND HE’S USING HIS OFFICIAL POSITION AS USING HIS OFFICIAL POSITION AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO DO THAT. TO DO THAT. AND HE IS ENRICHING HIMSELF IN AND HE IS ENRICHING HIMSELF IN VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION, VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH RESTRICTS HIS WHICH RESTRICTS HIS COMPENSATION. COMPENSATION. HE HAS NO RIGHT TO DO THAT WITH HE HAS NO RIGHT TO DO THAT WITH OUR MONEY. OUR MONEY. ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR IS USING ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR IS USING HIS OWN MONEY, SO IT’S NOT A HIS OWN MONEY, SO IT’S NOT A TAXPAYER ISSUE, BUT THERE’S A TAXPAYER ISSUE, BUT THERE’S A GIFT RULE. GIFT RULE. YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO GIVE A YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO GIVE A GIFT TO YOUR SUPERIOR IN THE GIFT TO YOUR SUPERIOR IN THE GOVERNMENT WORTH MORE THAN $10. GOVERNMENT WORTH MORE THAN $10. YOU CAN’T TAKE YOUR BOSS OUT TO YOU CAN’T TAKE YOUR BOSS OUT TO LUNCH UNLESS THE LUNCH COSTS LUNCH UNLESS THE LUNCH COSTS LESS THAN TEN BUCKS. LESS THAN TEN BUCKS. ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR IS GOING ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR IS GOING TO SPEND $30,000 AT TRUMP HOTEL, TO SPEND $30,000 AT TRUMP HOTEL, HAVING HIS SO-CALLED HOLIDAY HAVING HIS SO-CALLED HOLIDAY PARTY, WHERE HE INVITES HIS RICH PARTY, WHERE HE INVITES HIS RICH FRIENDS TO SCHMOOZE PEOPLE IN FRIENDS TO SCHMOOZE PEOPLE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OR WHATEVER THERE IS. WHATEVER THERE IS. THAT’S A $30,000 OUTLAY AND YOU THAT’S A $30,000 OUTLAY AND YOU CAN BET THE PROFITS ON THAT ARE CAN BET THE PROFITS ON THAT ARE A LOT MORE THAN 10 BUCKS. A LOT MORE THAN 10 BUCKS. THAT’S GOING RIGHT IN THE BACK THAT’S GOING RIGHT IN THE BACK POCKET OF DONALD TRUMP AND POCKET OF DONALD TRUMP AND THAT’S A VIOLATION OF THE GIFT THAT’S A VIOLATION OF THE GIFT RULES. RULES. AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES IS THE HIGHEST UNITED STATES IS THE HIGHEST RANKING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER RANKING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN THE UNITED STATES. IN THE UNITED STATES. HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF. HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF. HE SHOULD RESIGN FOR HAVING EVEN HE SHOULD RESIGN FOR HAVING EVEN SUGGESTED THAT AND DONALD TRUMP SUGGESTED THAT AND DONALD TRUMP SHOULDN’T TAKE THE GIFT. SHOULDN’T TAKE THE GIFT.>>TOUGH WORSE ON SOME ISSUES>>TOUGH WORSE ON SOME ISSUES THAT ARE REALLY OUT HERE WIDE THAT ARE REALLY OUT HERE WIDE OPEN. OPEN. I MEAN, BRAZENLY WIDE OPEN. I MEAN, BRAZENLY WIDE OPEN. RICHARD PAINTER, ALWAYS RICHARD PAINTER, ALWAYS APPRECIATE YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON

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