Democrats are again demanding that Ivanka Trump‘s security clearance be revoked. And the reason will make you laugh out loud.
Democratic Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland said Ivanka’s security clearance should be examined and/or revoked because she has a conflict of interest. Why? Cardin claims Ivanka could benefit financially from her unpaid White House position, because she still owns her Ivanka Trump brand of clothing, accessories, and jewelry.
Specifically, Cardin blasted Ivanka’s involvement in the World Bank’s new Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), which will provide financial aid to female entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Senator Cardin insists Ivanka could benefit financially from her involvement even though she has no official position in the World Bank’s We-Fi program. She merely lends her support to it as a successful former female executive who wants to promote women in business.
Cardin raised his concerns in a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Cardin joins 22 other Democrats who are raising questions about Ivanka’s security clearance.
— Senator Ben Cardin (@SenatorCardin) October 17, 2017
It’s unclear how Ivanka would benefit, since the money being donated to the We-Fi benefits women in developing nations and does not go directly or indirectly to Ivanka.
“I don’t question Ivanka Trump’s sincerity to advance a cause she feels deeply about while making money — that’s great, that’s America,” Cardin told Newsweek. “What is not allowed is for anyone to profit off holding a public position. We should have full disclosure of all her financial interests. And when you don’t have that, it raises serious questions. Does that involve her security clearance? Absolutely.”
It’s laughable that Democrats are now bleating that federal employees should not profit from their government positions since former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have earned $240 million since 2001, according to Forbes.
Much of that fortune was amassed while Hillary was a senator (2001 to 2009) and secretary of state (2009 to 2013).
The Clinton Foundation — which has raked in $2 billion trading on high-level political access — was launched in 1997. Bill Clinton was president from 1993 to 2001. Interesting timeline.
While some media reports claim Ivanka has benefited from her unpaid White House position, it’s unclear how true those rumors are, since anti-Trump groups have launched numerous boycotts of her clothing line since her father took office.
Moreover, Ivanka and her brothers have been defamed as “racists,” “sexists,” “Nazis,” and “white supremacists” around the clock since their dad became president.
The damage to the Trump brand from the relentless daily media attacks is incalculable. But do go on about how being president has helped the Trump businesses.
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