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Pay to Play

From his cabinet to his ambassadors to his executive staff, Donald Trump has all but officially established “pay to play” as official White House policy, receiving money in exchange for access and policy influence. That decisions he makes as president are being influenced by personal monetary gain is scary and antithetical to the Constitution.

Trump met with oil lobbyists staying at his hotel

The American Petroleum Institute spent thousands at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. before meeting with Trump at the White House. Think he was receptive in their meeting?

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Trump has repeatedly engaged in pay-to-play corruption

He is selling access. He is receiving money for influence. His lawyer was soliciting bribes. Trump knows exactly what he’s doing.

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Trump’s corrupt ties to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and Russia

Robert Mueller’s team is asking about millions in donations to Trump's inauguration committee from donors with ties to those four countries. Where have we heard those before?

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Trump is reversing U.S. foreign policy for his own interests

Trump has adopted favorable policies toward China, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Russia in exchange for $500 million and help winning the 2016 election.

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Who is paying rent to Trump?

The President has the power to make decisions that can help or hurt businesses that are paying rent in Trump’s buildings. Are they getting special treatment?

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Foreign spending at Trump properties is more than a conflict of interest

Foreign governments and officials frequently spend money at Trump properties. This creates a conflict of interest and could give foreign powers sway over the government.

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Why is Trump helping sanctioned Chinese company ZTE?

The heads of the FBI, CIA, and NSA think that Chinese phone company ZTE, which the U.S. has sanctioned repeatedly, might be using its technology to spy on Americans. Now Trump wants to help them, just as China is giving $500 million to a Trump project in Indonesia.

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Access and influence are par for the course for golfing with Trump

Trump's golf courses provide executives, lobbyists, and other club members intimate access to the president, and an opportunity to push their own interests by paying for it.

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Trump’s pay-to-play history

Throughout the 2016 campaign, Trump made many comments alluding to his pay-to-play history as a businessman. Now Trump and his administration are unabashedly embroiled in a pay-to-play system of their own making.

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