Trump’s Ethical Nightmare Is Only Getting Worse

Even before he was sworn into office, Donald Trump’s refusal to divest from his vast business empire posed an unprecedented ethical challenge. Within weeks of his election, prices were surging at Trump’s new D.C. hotel, which was mostly empty when my colleague Emily Jane Fox visited the Sunday before Election Day. Foreign diplomats were flooding the lobby, sipping Trump-branded champagne, booking ballrooms, and speaking admiringly of the hotel’s landlord, soon to be president. The hotel, which was initially expected to lose $2.1 million over the first four months of 2017, has instead turned a $1.97 million profit. And since Trump’s inauguration, the swamp of financial conflicts has only gotten worse.

Source: Trump’s Ethical Nightmare Is Only Getting Worse | Vanity Fair

New Report Offers Proof Of US Hate Crime Rise In The Trump Era

The number of hate crimes rose across the United States in 2016, marking the first time in over a decade that the country has experienced consecutive annual increases in crimes targeting people based on their race, religion, sexuality, disability or national origin.

Data collected by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, and provided exclusively to HuffPost, shows hate crimes rose about 5 percent from 2015 to 2016.

Source: Exclusive: New Report Offers Proof Of US Hate Crime Rise In The Trump Era | HuffPost

Trump's Lawyers Discussed Confidential Matters in Public Witnessed by a Reporter

This is beyond incompetence. It is a potential national security lapse since these lawyers represent the President of the United States:

Two lawyers working for Donald Trump discussed how forthcoming the White House should be with Special Counsel Robert Mueller while they were in the presence of a New York Times reporter last week.

Ty Cobb and John Dowd, Washington, DC area attorneys hired to defend the president from potential criminal charges related to his various Russian influence scandals, discussed the topic out loud at a local steakhouse while journalist Kenneth Vogel sat close by.

According to what the two men said aloud in Vogel’s presence, Cobb has issues with White House Counsel Don McGahn, who would be much less forthcoming to Mueller. “The White House counsel’s office is being very conservative with this stuff,” Mr. Cobb reportedly said, adding that McGahn has another White House attorney working as his spy and has “got a couple documents locked in a safe.”

Trump’s Lawyers Discussed Confidential Matters in Public Witnessed by a Reporter

This is beyond incompetence. It is a potential national security lapse since these lawyers represent the President of the United States:

Two lawyers working for Donald Trump discussed how forthcoming the White House should be with Special Counsel Robert Mueller while they were in the presence of a New York Times reporter last week.

Ty Cobb and John Dowd, Washington, DC area attorneys hired to defend the president from potential criminal charges related to his various Russian influence scandals, discussed the topic out loud at a local steakhouse while journalist Kenneth Vogel sat close by.

According to what the two men said aloud in Vogel’s presence, Cobb has issues with White House Counsel Don McGahn, who would be much less forthcoming to Mueller. “The White House counsel’s office is being very conservative with this stuff,” Mr. Cobb reportedly said, adding that McGahn has another White House attorney working as his spy and has “got a couple documents locked in a safe.”