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(CREW)   Another day, another ethics violation from the previous administration. Isn't that right, former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Thomas Bowman?   (citizensforethics.org) divider line
    More: Obvious, Lobbying, Trump administration's ethics pledge, lobbying disclosure, lobbying activity, Trump ethics pledge, time of Bowman, close calls, part of a larger lobbying push  
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2021-04-12 7:20:49 AM  
How on earth did he violate a "Trump ethics pledge"?

/must've failed to let Fat Boy wet his beak
 
2021-04-12 7:21:03 AM  
That was apparently more of a pinky swear than an actual pledge. I mean, look at who he gave that oath to. How many reasonable people would assume that serial liar Trump was expecting anyone to uphold even their oaths of office? I mean, breaking the very foundations of the position you were given was a primary job qualification, amirite?

/This will be the primary defense
 
2021-04-12 7:22:46 AM  
Trump Administration ethics pledge? That's a joke isn't it.  The only such pledge was be to pledge that one has no ethics.
 
2021-04-12 7:23:10 AM  
Remember when Donald Trump was president? Good times.
 
2021-04-12 7:49:26 AM  
Like the man saud.  It's like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500
 
2021-04-12 7:53:11 AM  
"Bowman's example shows that far from draining the swamp, the Trump administration made Washington swampier. It's no surprise that on his way out of office, Trump set a bunch of swamp creatures free."

Right. So establish a new ethics rule, then abandon then rescind on the way out the door....just another hollow, empty gesture.
 
2021-04-12 7:57:40 AM  

RasIanI: .just another hollow, empty gesture.


He had plenty of practice with his children.
 
2021-04-12 8:01:41 AM  
I've been told by some very good Farkers that we can't ever get rid of lobbyists, and that corruption in Washington is just how things get done.
 
2021-04-12 8:02:54 AM  

Jelly Bean Raider: RasIanI: .just another hollow, empty gesture.

He had plenty of practice with his children.


I believe this is the gesture....

Ethics!?

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2021-04-12 8:03:06 AM  

misanthropicsob: I've been told by some very good Farkers that we can't ever get rid of lobbyists, and that corruption in Washington is just how things get done.


Were you told that, or was that what you heard?
 
2021-04-12 8:04:16 AM  

PunGent: How on earth did he violate a "Trump ethics pledge"?

/must've failed to let Fat Boy wet his beak


I assumed he broke Trump's ethics pledge by having any.
 
2021-04-12 8:07:48 AM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: misanthropicsob: I've been told by some very good Farkers that we can't ever get rid of lobbyists, and that corruption in Washington is just how things get done.

Were you told that, or was that what you heard?


I was told it was a first amendment thing.
 
2021-04-12 8:09:13 AM  

PunGent: How on earth did he violate a "Trump ethics pledge"?

/must've failed to let Fat Boy wet his beak


What the f*ck is a "Trump Ethics Pledge"?

"I pledge eternal obsequiousness (someone helped him with that word) to his Bigliness, Trump The Firs.." *Sharpie becomes illegible due to spilled hamberder grease*
 
2021-04-12 8:10:55 AM  
Side note: I hope Biden is making some effort to reestablish and empower the completely dismantled Government Accountability Office which Dumpster destroyed...can't imagine why he'd do that
 
2021-04-12 8:11:11 AM  
The pledge that Trump rescinded when he left office?

That pledge?

Cos yeah, of course he did.
 
2021-04-12 8:14:52 AM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: misanthropicsob: I've been told by some very good Farkers that we can't ever get rid of lobbyists, and that corruption in Washington is just how things get done.

Were you told that, or was that what you heard?


Probably some Centrist Fake Liberal Third-Way Biden Bros.  True story!
 
2021-04-12 8:18:31 AM  
Sanction the companies/industries that hire the people who violated the rule. No government contracts for say...10 years.
 
2021-04-12 8:36:54 AM  
Good thing the consequences have been so severe as to dissuade future white collar criminals.
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2021-04-12 8:43:48 AM  
Unless this results in real consequences, the accusation is meaningless.
 
2021-04-12 8:46:41 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Noticeably F.A.T.: misanthropicsob: I've been told by some very good Farkers that we can't ever get rid of lobbyists, and that corruption in Washington is just how things get done.

Were you told that, or was that what you heard?

Probably some Centrist Fake Liberal Third-Way Biden Bros.  True story!


Somebody's mad that they don't have a defense about Democrats getting mad about lobbyists but not actually doing anything to ban lobbyists.
 
2021-04-12 8:51:08 AM  

misanthropicsob: Rapmaster2000: Noticeably F.A.T.: misanthropicsob: I've been told by some very good Farkers that we can't ever get rid of lobbyists, and that corruption in Washington is just how things get done.

Were you told that, or was that what you heard?

Probably some Centrist Fake Liberal Third-Way Biden Bros.  True story!

Somebody's mad that they don't have a defense about Democrats getting mad about lobbyists but not actually doing anything to ban lobbyists.


True story!
 
2021-04-12 9:46:36 AM  

Rapmaster2000: misanthropicsob: Rapmaster2000: Noticeably F.A.T.: misanthropicsob: I've been told by some very good Farkers that we can't ever get rid of lobbyists, and that corruption in Washington is just how things get done.

Were you told that, or was that what you heard?

Probably some Centrist Fake Liberal Third-Way Biden Bros.  True story!

Somebody's mad that they don't have a defense about Democrats getting mad about lobbyists but not actually doing anything to ban lobbyists.

True story!


Let me know when your preferred politicians do something.
 
2021-04-12 9:52:37 AM  
 
2021-04-12 9:59:51 AM  
The VA is a jobs program for veterans. Their IT department takes 6 hour lunches and refuses to help users install peripherals. If you say something to management and are not a veteran expect to be railroaded out of there in less than a month. (even if your dad died that month)
 
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