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Trump Wallowing in Wall Street’s Swamp, Draining Long Forgotten

So Much for ‘Drain The Swamp’: White House Won’t Say Who’s Visiting

If you thought the new Trump administration would prioritize transparency, don’t get your hopes up. On Friday, the White House said it would not reveal visitor logs to the public.

The move leaves open the question of what the administration has to hide, but officials said that it was “the grave national security risks and privacy concerns” that led to the decision.

The policy was first initiated by President Barack Obama, who released the names of the millions of people who enter the grounds of the White House. These records “provide indispensable information about who is seeking to influence the president,” Noah Bookbinder of legal watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington told The Hill.

Donald Trump’s White House has grown to look a lot like Wall Street despite the populist rhetoric the now-president deployed on the campaign trail. Gary Cohn, Dina Powell and Steve Mnuchin all have histories at Goldman Sachs. And even though Steve Bannon, chief strategist to Trump, frequently bashes the presence of such “globalist” bankers in the White House, Bannon himself used to work at the Mergers and Acquisitions desk at Goldman. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

It hypocrisy may not be reserved just for members of Trump’s staff:

Government watchdogs say the public has a right to know who is walking into the West Wing. Instead, the man who vowed to “drain the swamp” is leading the effort to keep White House records for select eyes only.

The decision comes from the same man who stated in his inaugural address, “What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.”

Trump kicked off that speech by stating, “we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another — but we are transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the American People.”

Is “the time for empty talk is over?” It doesn’t appear so.

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7 Responses to "Trump Wallowing in Wall Street’s Swamp, Draining Long Forgotten"

  1. foiler  April 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Until the higher “leadership” (including Trump/Pence) clears out the cesspool of Paedophilia I only see (if there is) a positive military faction with enough balls to step in. Every branch of our “mighty” military is infected. Hopefully there are still some with personal integrity to step up for Humanity.

  2. DrKenTennant  April 18, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    You Tube: IOWA CORRUPT JUDGES COURTS POLICE – Dr. Kenneth Tennant,

  3. JohnZ  April 15, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Is there anybody in Washedupton, D.C. worth saving? Has that ten square mile cess pool become so corrupt and compromised that it can no longer be reformed? It appears so, America is now beyond salvage.. Nothing can save this nation now except a couple million well armed citizens forcing their way down Pennsylvania Ave. and dragging the lot of them out of their office. That includes every agency, every arm of the government.
    They all have to go. This includes the despicable zionists and their neo-con thugs, all of whom should be taken out and hung. Chabad stooge Kushner is a common street thug, a punk for the criminal state of israel.
    That this current administration has resorted to the tactics of cyber attacks against VT proves beyond any doubt who runs the Whore House:The Kosher Nostra.
    With Trump becoming increasingly mentally unstable and out of control, the American people have lost whatever confidence in government they had.
    Only anarchy and chaos are left. This is what israel has wanted all along.
    Maybe it’s time to bring chaos and destruction to israel.

  4. wjabbe  April 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Has Donald J. Trump ever spent even one night in the pokey despite the fact that he is guilty of many horrible crimes like blatantly lying about discriminating against blacks in rental housing or failing to return deposits on failed real estate deals or fleecing people who got conned by the Trump University Scam or not having to face a courtroom for his trists with underage girls and on and on and on. Yet most people have had to spend at least one night in the slammer for much much less like DUI or drag racing on public streets or an ounce of marijuana or paying a sailor to buy a six pack when in high school, etc. I urge the editors to watch for any documentation that Trump ever spent just one night in the pokey for anything. He always weasels out of everything doesn’t he? Impeach this worthless human garbage before he blows up the planet. He is abnormal and does not possess a conscience. He cares only about three people: Me, Myself and I. No one else.

    • wjabbe  April 14, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Trump’s Motto: “I promise to do my best to help myself and cheat the rest.” He learned this at the Military Academy he attended in NY as a kid but failed to learn any manners.

  5. wjabbe  April 14, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    There is zero reason to keep names of visitors to the WH secret unless he seeks to hide identities due to conflicts of interest or other possibly embarrassing information such as having a trist with Monica or her equivalent which I am sure is his real secret reason for this imposed secrecy enforced by the full military force and power of the government. Has he done anything to make government more open to the public.? Not so far as I know. Obama had one of the most closed governments despite his hot air to the contrary. Ask anyone who submitted a FOIA request.

  6. brabantian  April 14, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Trump as Cocaine Cowboy, a heavy user of cocaine-type drugs in possibly more exotic versions … simplest explanation of why Trump so easily did a 180-degree reverse on campaign promises … Trump’s former support base sees him as selling out & betraying, but Trump is ‘consistent coke-head’ if you think about it

    It’s long known that Trump acts like an NYC rich-boy ‘coke-head’: Sniffling nose, babbling about how things will be ‘great’ or ‘the best’ thanks to himself, passionate in presenting ‘sincerely’ giant lies or truth that ‘sells’ to listeners who can give him power & money

    Campaign-time Trump knew what voters wanted to hear, that he will ‘drain the swamp’ of corruption, end how the ‘system is rigged by globalists’ against working people, do less war etc … a coked-up Trump might even have half-believed himself

    But after 20 Jan, a new coke-head president would fully feel, that voters & ‘alt-media’ no longer matter … Trump’s new audience to please, for money-power (& drugs?) or just staying alive, is the Deep State & its Deep State media, channelled through Trump’s son-in-law, Chabad-Mossad tool Jared Kushner … Coke-heads are always ‘sincere’ to please the audience that keeps things flowing & snorting aka ‘Winning!’

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