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Why Donald Trump should not divest

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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords

Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director of U.S. Office of Government Ethics





posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: JeremySun

Since you don't seem to have clicked the link:



emolument
[ih-mol-yuh-muh nt]

Word Origin

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
1.
profit, salary, or fees from office or employment; compensation for services:
Tips are an emolument in addition to wages.
Synonyms: earnings, pay, recompense, stipend, honorarium

www.dictionary.com...



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:09 PM
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www.dictionary.com...

The dictionary is wrong.

It says profit and salary and fee are the same thing. No they aren't.

Profit = fee or salary - labor cost - maintenance cost - lease - tax - replacement cost - material cost - time.
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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:10 PM
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It says profit and salary and fee are the same thing.

No it doesn't. It says they are all forms of emolument.


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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:11 PM
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A hotel bill is not an emolument because it does not affect Donald Trump's decision. Enough said.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:12 PM
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A hotel bill is not an emolument because it does not affect Donald Trump's decision. Enough said.
Decision making does not factor into the definition of emolument.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Every rule or law is done for a reason. A hotel bill does not affect a president's decision, so it is not an emolument and does not matter.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: JeremySun
a reply to: Phage

Every rule or law is done for a reason. A hotel bill does not affect a president's decision, so it is not an emolument and does not matter.

Decision making does not factor into the definition of emolument.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: JeremySun

Watch the video I posted at the top of this page. The Director of Ethics explains everything you need to know.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: Phage

The dictionary is wrong. An emolument is a profit or a benefit. Fees or salaries are not emoluments. In any case, Donald Trump's salary does not change if an ambassador stays at his hotel and pays a hotel fee. So no harm done.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:18 PM
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originally posted by: JeremySun
www.dictionary.com...

The dictionary is wrong.

It says profit and salary and fee are the same thing. No they aren't.

Profit = fee or salary - labor cost - maintenance cost - lease - tax - replacement cost - material cost - time.


The Dictionary is wrong?

This says all we need about the mindset of the OP , no amount of facts will change his mind.......even the dictionary is wrong.......





posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:22 PM
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Donald Trump can only receive an emolument if an ambassador stays at his hotel and pays a hotel fee that increases his salary as CEO. If his salary does not change, then the hotel fee is not an emolument.
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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:24 PM
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BTW, I just noticed you other thread on here. The one about how even if Russia helped Trump win, it was still fair and square.

I must say, that's a pretty bold start for a new member. How long have you been on Trumps payroll???

This isn't Putin is it????


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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: mOjOm

I think he's an intern (and a young one at that). No emolument.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:26 PM
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originally posted by: JeremySun
a reply to: TheBlackTiger

There is no CONFLICT of interest if a president makes his country better. If he makes his country better while making himself wealthier, there is no CONFLICT.


What are you 12? Is that you Barron tRump?



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: windword
Or Donald?



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:33 PM
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The Trump organization does not belong to Donald Trump. It belongs to the Trump family. A profit that goes to the Trump organization from a foreign state does not go to Donald Trump himself. Donald Trump has a fixed salary as the CEO of the Trump organization that is not changed by profits to the Trump organization. That is why, if an ambassador pays a fee at a Trump hotel, it is not an emolument to Donald Trump himself.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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You seem to know a lot about how the Trump Organization operates. No distributions to shareholders? That seems odd.




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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: introvert
Then there's the problem of no one but Trump and his kin knowing the actual extent of his business involvements.

See, since Trump refuses to release his tax returns, the problem runs quite deep.


It's not a problem at all, never mind a deep problem.

Trump has gone above and beyond what is required of him.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 07:43 PM
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The Trump organization is not a public corporation. It is a private LLC. It has no shares.

A public corporation answers to shareholders and typically must invest globally.

A private LLC typically is restricted to its home country. The only businesses located outside the US operated by the Trump organization are 3 golf courses in Scotland and Ireland.
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