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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    If nobody squeals it would be hard to prove.

    I'm a fan of this and would like to see it in every state and for every elected office.

    Md. Senate Passes Bill Requiring Presidential Candidates To Release Tax Returns
    Not a bad idea. Hope THAT'S constitutional.
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    Seems to me this whole Trump government should be prosecuted under :Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)

    Passed in 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a federal law designed to combat organized crime in the United States. It allows prosecution and civil penalties for racketeering activity performed as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Not a bad idea. Hope THAT'S constitutional.
    Don't people have to pony up tax returns to security clearances?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Don't people have to pony up tax returns to security clearances?
    Not if they are elected to the presidency. I'm pretty sure they have to be vetted if they serve on an intelligence committee.

    The Constitution sets the requirements for federal offices. It could be that further limiting those qualifications might be judged unconstitutional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Mnuchin and Kudlow seem about as competent as Laurel and Hardy.

    Scary, huh?
    Hey - Kudlow's a star. At least on TV. That seems to be the main reason the Republican President hires people these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    So, could the SEC depose Trump in a case against his cronies for insider trading?
    I dont know. Isnt it legal for them to do insider trading? If Trump wanted to get certain congress critters on his side, it seems making a massive profit is the way to do it.

    "The U.S. Congress - the legislative branch of the country’s government - effectively exempts itself from the normal rules of insider trading. Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court are the only federal agencies whose employees may, without restrictions, trade stocks based on non-public information."

    Why Congress can freely trade on insider information ? Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Don't people have to pony up tax returns to security clearances?
    Dont think so. Had a security clearance years ago and never had to. Of course being the govt they could probably access it and check. But I dont think it can be made public.
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    I dont know. Isnt it legal for them to do insider trading? If Trump wanted to get certain congress critters on his side, it seems making a massive profit is the way to do it.
    It's legal for Congress members to trade on their knowledge of upcoming executive branch actions? Really/.

    "The U.S. Congress - the legislative branch of the country’s government - effectively exempts itself from the normal rules of insider trading. Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court are the only federal agencies whose employees may, without restrictions, trade stocks based on non-public information."

    Why Congress can freely trade on insider information ? Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs
    Okay, since there's no reason to keep these things secret, let's make sure everyone knows about them. They can't very well object to press reports about legal activity.

    But was this only Congressmen themselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    It's legal for Congress members to trade on their knowledge of upcoming executive branch actions? Really/.

    Okay, since there's no reason to keep these things secret, let's make sure everyone knows about them. They can't very well object to press reports about legal activity.

    But was this only Congressmen themselves?
    That doth suck donkey.

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