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Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:08 AM

Emails: Gov't Ethics Chief Ordered Tweets Praising Trump

The head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) personally ordered that the agency praise President-elect Donald Trump through its official Twitter account, according to emails obtained by The Daily Dot in a Freedom of Information Act request. The contrversial series of tweets were in response to Trump’s promises to reduce the conflicts of interest between his soon-to-be role as president and his current role as chief executive of the Trump Organization. The email obtained by The Daily Dot shows that Walter M. Shaub personally ordered the exact wording of each tweet, writing: “Post the following tweets. I would like them posted first thing—8:30 if possible or as soon as possible thereafter. Post them all at once.” The tweets included the phrases, “Brilliant!” “Good call!” “Right decision!” and “Bravo!” Trump has faced questions about how he will separate his business interests from his work as president, but has yet to hold a press conference to answer for those concerns.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:16 AM

1. And here's how we describe ass kissing government officials.

 

“Brilliant!” “Good call!” “Right decision!” and “Bravo!”

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 12:06 AM

5. They were thumbing their nose at him.

 

Those tweets were ironic. They applauded Trump for announcing his divestiture which Trump hasn't done. Trump has claimed he wants to take steps the remove even the appearance of a conflict of interest, which for Trump means having his kids run the family business, which obviously doesn't remove the overt conflict of interest.

But the OGE tweeted this:

"@realDonaldTrump - we told your counsel we'd sing your praises if you divested," the agency tweeted. "we meant it."

.@realDonaldTrump Bravo! Only way to resolve these conflicts of interest is to divest . Good call!
— U.S. OGE (@OfficeGovEthics) November 30, 2016

.@realDonaldTrump OGE is delighted that you've decided to divest your businesses. Right decision!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:23 AM

2. He has been trying to ensure trump divests . He wrote a lengthy letter earlier . 2013 Obama appt.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:31 AM

3. This is crazy. nt

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 12:01 AM

4. Walter M. Shlub

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