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Wed Feb 8, 2017, 07:49 PM

Bush/Cheney's ethics lawyer on Trump's Nordstrom tweets: "misuse of public office" "abuse of power"

President Donald Trump blasted department store chain Nordstrom Inc (JWN.N) on Wednesday for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line, prompting critics to accuse him of misusing public office to benefit his family's sprawling business empire.

After Trump's highly unusual move to use a White House platform to intervene in a commercial matter involving his daughter, Nordstrom reiterated that its action last week was based on declining sales of the Ivanka Trump products. But White House spokesman Sean Spicer characterized the move as a "direct attack" on the president's policies.

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"This is misuse of public office for private gains," Richard Painter, who served as Republican President George W. Bush's chief ethics lawyer, said in an email to Reuters. "And it is abuse of power because the official message is clear - Nordstrom is persona non grata with the administration."

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Bush ethics lawyer Painter, who has been critical of Trump in the past, said Nordstrom could have cause for legal action if the Trump administration takes any adverse action against it.




More here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nordstrom-ivanka-trump-trump-idUSKBN15N1YN?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29

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Reply Bush/Cheney's ethics lawyer on Trump's Nordstrom tweets: "misuse of public office" "abuse of power" (Original post)
LudwigPastorius Feb 2017 OP
vlyons Feb 2017 #1
leftstreet Feb 2017 #3
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Response to LudwigPastorius (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 07:53 PM

1. Trump brand is losing its luster

n/t

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Response to vlyons (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 07:55 PM

3. Trump's family members will end up suing HIM n/t

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 07:54 PM

2. Lock him up!

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Wed Feb 8, 2017, 07:56 PM

4. K&R...

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