Pascrell Statement on Signs of Continued Abuse of Power by Trump White House
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) issued the following statement on recent reports of corruption, conflicts of interest, and abuse of power by members the Trump family:
“Outlets are reporting that Trump’s son-in-law has been using his official White House position to receive massive loans from Wall Street bankers and may have shaped national policy based on business meetings with foreign entities. CNN just announced that the FBI is also scrutinizing Trump’s daughter for her work on several Trump hotel deals. Together these stories represent a new low.
“The original sin was the refusal by Trump to divest himself of his businesses before entering the White House. The announced blind trust was a sham. Everything stems from this.
“But with every new story, congressional Republicans stick their fingers in their ears and their heads in the sand. To the GOP, oversight is a nonstarter. Dignity is meaningless. All that matters to Republicans is protecting Trump at any cost.
“The stink of corruption wafting up from this White House is so strong, seagulls are flying in from the Jersey Shore and circling overhead. We can start the cleanup when we see true divestment and the Trump tax returns.”