Donald Trump’s new Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is an illegally appointed individual who is under FBI criminal investigation for marketing scam toilets – and that alone should be enough to quickly finish off his illegitimate tenure. But because the bar is set to uniquely low in the Trump regime, Whitaker hasn’t (yet) been pushed off the stage, and now Trump is scrambling to cover up the worsening Whitaker debacle.
The thing about people who occupy high ranking government positions, such as Acting Attorney General, is that the American people are supposed to be able to feel confident that they’re not shady criminals. As such, the White House is supposed to disclose the finances of anyone holding such a position. But when you look at Whitaker’s business history, it’s not difficult to imagine that his financial records might look like what you’d expect from a guy selling fake Rolexes out of his trench coat.
Accordingly, Donald Trump and his regime have simply decided not to even make a financial disclosure for Matthew Whitaker. It makes logical sense from a villainous standpoint; the heat they’ll take for refusing to make the disclosure is probably less than the controversy they’d face if Whitaker’s ugly finances did become public.
But now the lawyers are getting involved, specifically lawyers with the kind of FOIA experience to pry Matthew Whitaker’s financial records loose from the White House’s clutches. America Oversight is on the case, even as former Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub says that Trump’s attempt at keeping it a secret is “illegal, unheard of, and highly suspicious.” Meanwhile, Whitaker still has his Twitter account locked down.
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